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Colombia's Esteban Chaves smiles after taking the lead in the Giro d'Italia on Friday. Chaves finished the race in second place on Sunday.

Colombia’s Esteban Chaves finished second in the 99th Giro d’Italia just behind Italy’s Vicenzo Nibali on Sunday. Three Colombians finished in the top 10.
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James Rodríguez colombia

James Rodríguez and Colombia’s other international football stars have a had a big year, but the pressure is on in the next few weeks.
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Colombian youth train for the big leagues with Alset Bolton, based in Bogotá.

Alset Bolton football club helps young Colombians break into the tough world of competitive sports, but it also prepares them for life beyond the pitch.
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Colombian coffee culture is more about the experience than the drink.

Colombia is known for its coffee, but a real café experience has more to do with who you’re with and where you’re sipping ‘tinto.’
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Lions rescued from Colombia and Peru are now free in South African cat sanctuaries.

Thirty-three circus lions liberated from ramshackle operations in Colombia and Peru are now walking free in South African cat sanctuaries.
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Wi-Fi zone

Colombia plans to launch 1,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots in public places around the county to help get more people online.
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Stunt riding

“Stunt,” an informal sport where motorcyclists perform daring moves in city streets is gaining popularity in Colombia and around the world.
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Artesanías de Colombia

Artesanías de Colombia is hosting an annual craft sale with items from 2015 sold at price until they run out.
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Crown of the Andes

Colombia’s legendary Crown of the Andes recently sold to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Sunset in Cartagena

A chance encounter under the Caribbean heat of Cartagena sparked a 20-year international romance.
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Medellin

A multi-national study will research the effects of violence on brain development in Colombian youth.
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Bëtsknaté

The Camëntsá and Inga communities’ Bëtsknaté festival celebrates traditional values of peace and reconciliation in Colombia’s Putumayo region.
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Steve and Anni Gregson, Rubina Soorty

Steve and Anni Gregson bike across Colombia to check on charitable efforts at local hospitals and Rubina Soorty takes a pit stop in a round-the-world trip.
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Birthday Candles

More than 25,000 Colombians celebrate birthdays only once every four years, making 2016 a particularly special one.
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Red lionfish

With invasive lionfish taking over Caribbean waters, the only realistic solution is a delicious one — eat them.
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Pope Francis speaks to the press

Pope Francis suggested birth control could be used in Zika-affected regions, but many Catholic Colombians already use contraception.
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