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Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vasquez

Author Juan Gabriel Vásquez talks about Colombia, his muse, La Candelaria and writing as a way to discover his home country.
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Emeralds mined in Muzo, Colombia

Under foreign ownership, Colombia’s Muzo emerald mine seeks to offer world-class emeralds without the occasionally violent tensions of the past.
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macondo

On the eve of the second anniversary of the passing of Nobel Gabriel García Márquez, a Colombian writer returns to his native land to break the spell of “solitude.”
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Luis Ospina

The Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) honors Colombian documentarian Luis Ospina, founder of a film movement in Cali.
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Demobilization

In Colombia, peace holds plenty of uncertainty for demobilized rebels and illegal combatants — as well as their neighbors.
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A Rhesus monkey

Everyone has heard of Zika, the viral outbreak afflicting Latin America, but few know its origins.
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Cartagena International Music Festival

After the 10th annual Cartagena International Music Festival this month, a look at the family who founded this celebration of classical music in the colonial city.
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Sloth

Giant sloths and other mega-mammals were kings of Colombia until they met their deadliest predators yet: humans.
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Urban circus Colombia

The circus Felicity Simpson founded — Circo para Todos — is more than acrobatics. It’s an agent of social change.
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Henry Arellano measures carbon in tropical forests

Scientist Henry Arellano thinks deforestation is driving climate change, and he’s measuring thousands of Colombian trees to prove it.
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Natives of Colombia's Caquetá department met to establish their right to participate in government.

A document drafted by 500 indigenous groups in Colombia’s Caquetá department demands a role in policy decision-making.
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Colombia's Sierra Nevada indigenous people

Seeking to heal the “Heart of the World” from the lingering impact of Columbus’ invasion, indigenous communities closed Tayrona National Park for November.
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British director Mike Slee shoots Colombia Magia.

Subsidies and tax benefits are luring international production companies to film in Colombia.
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Dr. Jorge Reynolds holds a model of a human heart

From whales to nanotechnology, pacemaker inventor Dr. Jorge Reynolds’ passion for the heart saved millions of lives and inspired a nation.
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Arhuaco youth start a chapter of Earth Guardians in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

A group of youngsters in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta have launched the Colombia chapter of Earth Guardians to spread the word on climate change.
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Jose Padilha, director of Narcos

Netflix and director José Padilha revisit a bloody chapter in Colombia’s history with the new prime time series Narcos.
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