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Jericó votes to ban mining

With a six to four vote, the Jericó city council approved a draft agreement which prohibits mining in the territory, with others expected to follow suit.
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From coca to cacao: Vichada’s transition to legal crops

Back in 2012, the Black Triangle, one of the country’s most prolific coca regions, took its first steps towards crop substitution. Marian Romero visits the area and finds out why farmers are turning to cacao.
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Mocoa: Preventing future disaster

The disaster that cost hundreds of lives in Mocoa was far from an isolated event. Gerald Barr looks at the tragic history of landslides in Colombia and what isn’t being done to prevent them in the future.
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Daily life in Mocoa: One month and counting

Mocoa resident Rocío Ortiz discusses the day-to-day struggles to rebuild and move on after landslides destroyed much of Putumayo’s capital city.
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Día de la Afrocolombianidad – Turning the tables on race

Let’s suppose that the world’s history was the other way round and we were to celebrate – not Día de la Afrocolombianidad – but a Día de la Eurocolombianidad (Colombians of European descent) instead.
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Wilson Borja: Artivismo – where art and activism meet

As part of our special on Día de la Afrocolombianidad, artist Wilson Borja chats to Phoebe Hopson about using his craft to express his political views, and the whitening and appropriation of black culture.

Reflections on Afro-Colombian culture

As the month dedicated to highlighting some of the achievements and challenges faced by Afro-Colombian kicks off, ChocQuibTown singer Goyo and activist Edna Liliana Valencia Murillo chat to Laura Brown about being black in Colombia.
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Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartadó: The end is...

Leaders in the Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartadó, in one of Colombia’s deadliest conflict zones, tell Penelope Glass they are facing more, not less, violence.
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Colombian activists hit hardest by spiralling violence

As Colombian activists, human rights workers, and community leaders continue to be attacked throughout the country, Emma Newbery looks at the causes they are fighting for.
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Colombia-Venezuela relations under strain

The already-strained relations between Colombia and Venezuela have deteriorated further in recent weeks with a string of incidents that have put pressure on the two countries.

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Formal language and written English letters

In the first of two articles on letter writing, we look at writing in formal English. A difficult part of language learning is formality. It’s easy to chat with friends, but that’s not always an appropriate way to talk to everybody. Whether on email or snail mail, it’s important to be able to use formal language. Oliver Pritchard looks at some do’s and don’ts of formal communication.

Flying high: Colombian airlines

Commercial airlines posted record profits in 2016, suggesting the traditionally volatile aviation industry could be an attractive proposition for investors. As passenger numbers grow and profits increase worldwide, the aviation industry believes Colombian airlines might offer lofty returns, though there may be some turbulence ahead.
Riding in the rain

Riding in the rain: You can call these rivers roads…

Riding in the rain. It isn’t much fun. But it’s fairly unavoidable given that we’re in Bogotá, so it’s something you should learn to live with. After all, everyone loves getting wet, right? Oli Pritchard promises you’ll be wet but happy with his guide for riding in the rain.
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Galeón San José: Galleons of gold

Following the discovery of the Spanish Galeón San José after more than 300 years below the waves, plans are now afoot to explore the wreck and bring it to land.
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2018 Colombian presidential race kicks off

On March 2, with 15 months to go until the presidential elections on May 27 next year, Vice President Germán Vargas Lleras announced that he will step down on March 14 to focus on the presidential campaign.
El silencio de los fusiles

El silencio de los fusiles

In the documentary El silencio de los fusiles, journalist and filmmaker Natalia Orozco provides a chronological narration of the peace process that put an end to more than 50 years of war.

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