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Make School a Democracy

IN a one-room rural schoolhouse an hour’s drive from this city in a coffee-growing region of Colombia, 30 youngsters ages 5 to 13 are engrossed in study. In most schools, students sit in rows facing the teacher, who does most of the talking.

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The authors hoping to shape a new Colombia

When President Juan Manuel Santos returned to power last year, he promised a "new Colombia" with a peace deal after five decades of armed conflict with rebel forces. It is a future the country's leading writers are hoping to shape.

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Colombia’s Price Controls a Cure Worse than the Disease

An astute academic once noted that the first lesson of economics is scarcity, but the first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.

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Colombia's reparation to war victims sacred

Reparations to victims of Colombia's five-decade war will be paid no matter how much the government's finances are affected by a drop in oil revenue, because making good to the millions who suffered is "sacred," a government official said on Wednesday.

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Colombia court keeps limits on same-sex adoption

Colombia's constitutional court ruled on Wednesday to keep the current limits on same-sex adoption.The court said that same-sex couples could only adopt a child if it was the offspring of one of the partners.

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UN, World Bank and Germany step up aid for post-conflict Colombia

In a step forward in the support for Colombia’s peace process, both the World Bank and Germany have pledged financial aid and legal expertise to support post-conflict and transitional talks between the government and the FARC.

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The reality of Colombia’s child soldiers

Colombia’s Ministry of Defense has begun new investigations into the recruitment of child soldiers in the internal conflict that has waged for 50 years.

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Historic Commission releases report on causes Colombia conflict

A commission of 12 Colombian historians presented their account on the origins, causes, aggravators and consequences of Colombia’s 50-year long armed conflict on Tuesday.

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Cartagena Among Where to go in 2015 Destinations

“Cartagena is booming,” says Jack S. Ezon, award-winning travel agent and member of Travel + Leisure’s Travel Advisory Board. “There are great new hotels and a host of trendy shops and restaurants. It’s an amazing, fun destination right now.”

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Colombia Farc: Guerrillas invite Miss Universe to talks

Rebels from Colombia's Farc militia have invited the newly crowned Miss Universe to assist their peace negotiations with the government.

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Why Latin America should not squander the China boom

Aside from the Chinese who helped build the Panama Canal, and the Maoist rebels of Peru who called themselves the Shining Path, China's presence and influence in Latin America was unremarkable until the turn of the 21st Century.

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Miss Colombia Crowned Miss Universe

Colombia's Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and the Netherlands at the world's top beauty pageant in Florida.

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Barranquilla begins celebrations month before actual carnival

Barranquilla’s carnival does not start until February 14, but that hasn’t stopped locals from beginning the annual celebration almost a month early with a series of pre-carnival activities.

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Colombia condor conservation program lacks hard numbers

Condors "live for up to 70 years and ... symbolize the Andes, nesting in altitudes of 12,000 feet or more," says Fausto Saenz, a biologist in Colombia.

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