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Juan Forero

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Colombia Mourns Death Of Favorite Son: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Friday, April 18, 2014

Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, died on Thursday. He made Colombia synonymous with literature, particularly the dreamlike, whimsical story-telling known as magical realism.

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In Colombia, Starbucks To Take On Juan Valdez

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Seattle-based coffee giant Starbucks has announced it's going to expand to Colombia.

The country is known for its Arabica beans and for the mythical coffee farmer Juan Valdez. He's helped sell Colombia's coffee for 50 years. Starbucks has cafes in 50 countries. And now, it's coming to perhaps the country ...

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Venezuelan Joggers Find Safety In Numbers

Friday, June 14, 2013

It's dusk on a recent day in Venezuela's capital, Caracas, and for many, that's a signal to get inside. Crime and violence have become so widespread here, many people simply shut themselves in.

"Your house becomes your own prison," says Arturo Hidalgo. After about 8 or 9 at night, he ...

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Once Home To A Dreaded Drug Lord, Medellin Remakes Itself

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Of all the violent cities of Latin America, one stands out as a great success story: Medellin, a metropolis nestled in the mountains of northwest Colombia.

Once the home of the cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar, it recorded more than 6,300 homicides in 1991, making it the world's murder capital. Then, ...

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In Colombia, A Town Badly Scarred By Wartime Rape

Sunday, June 09, 2013

El Placer is a remote hamlet deep in southern Colombia, on the edge of the Amazon. Founded half a century ago by farmers who found it fertile and bucolic, its name means "The Pleasure."

But for women and girls in El Placer who suffered years of sexual assaults after an ...

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Years Of Combat Experience, And Just Turning 20

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Luis Bedoya is baby-faced and skinny.

And he looks ever the boy when he puts on an industrial-sized apron, thick gloves and a metal helmet — the tools of an apprentice welder at the Don Bosco center in this city in southern Colombia.

It's a big complex, complete with classrooms, ...

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Architect Of Argentina's 'Dirty War' Dies In Prison

Friday, May 17, 2013

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Venezuela Deeply Divided After Chavez Death, Recent Election

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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Post-Chavez Venezuela Grows More, Not Less, Polarized

Friday, April 19, 2013

Under the rule of its late president, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela became a nation sharply divided between those who supported his self-styled socialist revolution and those who opposed it.

But after a disputed presidential election in which Chavez's deputy was ruled the winner by a razor-thin margin, the country appears ...

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Venezuela's Presidential Election Remains Disputed

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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Chavez Successor Wins Presidential Election

Monday, April 15, 2013

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Even In Death, Chavez Dominates Venezuelan Election

Saturday, April 13, 2013

In Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro — the president of a powerful government — should be at center stage. But as he runs in Sunday's snap presidential elections, it's his larger-than-life predecessor who is getting much of the attention.

The death of Hugo Chavez, who taunted the U.S. and empowered the poor, ...

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Venezuelan TV Messages Shape Election Debate

Friday, April 12, 2013

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Venezuelan Candidates Campaign In Chavez's Long Shadow

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

For the first time in 14 years, Hugo Chavez is not on the ballot for a presidential election in Venezuela. The firebrand leftist died last month at 58 after a long fight with cancer.

Pollsters say the sympathy vote and the state's huge resources will translate into a big victory ...

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Hugo Chavez's Legacy Looms Over Venezuelan Election

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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From The Stone Age To The Digital Age In One Big Leap

Thursday, March 28, 2013

In the heart of the Amazon in western Brazil, an Indian tribe called the Surui lived in the Stone Age as recently as the late 1960s. They wore loincloths, hunted monkeys with bows and arrows, and knew little of the increasingly modernized country in which they lived.

These days, the ...

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Chavez Faithful Look For A Way To Keep His Memory Alive

Friday, March 15, 2013

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In Upcoming Venezuelan Vote, Hugo Chavez Looms Large

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The tall and imposing Nicolas Maduro stepped forward last week to be sworn in as Venezuela's interim leader following the death of President Hugo Chavez.

Before the country's packed congressional hall, he swore to complete Chavez's dream to transform the OPEC power into a socialist state, allied with Cuba and ...

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Chavez's Funeral Draws Dignitaries From Around The World

Friday, March 08, 2013

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