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Barack Obama

On Monday, U.S. President Obama asked Congress for $1.8 billion to fight Zika, including millions in foreign aid.
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Gay pride Colombia

A draft presidential decree organizes government entities and guarantees rights and protections for Colombia’s LGBTI citizens.
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Spraying for Mosquitos in Brazil

For clues in the fight against Zika, Colombia looks back at another Latin American epidemic spread by the same mosquito.
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Aedes mosquito

Zika is grabbing headlines at the moment, but its viral relative Chikungunya typically causes much more devastating symptoms.
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Barack Obama and Juan Manuel Santos

President Obama and President Santos announced Thursday “Peace Colombia,” a $450 million successor to Plan Colombia.
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President Santos arrives in Washington

Fifteen years after Plan Colombia went into effect, President Santos is in Washington to meet with President Obama and others to talk about the post-conflict era.
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Oro Quimbaya

Colombia’s Constitutional Court will determine whether to seek the return of 122 pieces of Quimbaya gold from Spain’s government.
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European Parliament

FARC representatives asked the EU Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday to consider removing them from a list of global terrorist organizations.
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UN Security Council

A special mission of the U.N. Security Council will oversee a ceasefire and disarmament in Colombia, ending decades of conflict with the FARC guerrilla group.
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Sergio Jaramillo with families of disappeared in Villavicencio

Family members of 29 disappeared persons received the remains of their loved ones as 16 former FARC combatants were granted reprieves.
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Dialogos de Paz

Colombia’s government and FARC rebels agreed on Tuesday to ask the UN to monitor a ceasefire for at least a year following an eventual peace accord.
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An Aedes Aegypti mosquito bites a human.

As Zika spreads throughout Colombia, the nation’s Ministry of Health recommended that women avoid getting pregnant until the virus is under control.
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Natalia Ponce stands with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos

Acid attacks in Colombia have been on the rise in recent years, but a new law increases penalties for offenders and provides better protection for victims.
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El Abrazo de la Serpiente

Director Ciro Guerra’s ‘El Abrazo de la Serpiente’ was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film on Thursday.
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State of the Union 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama mentioned Colombia’s peace progress Tuesday, possibly setting the stage for closer U.S.-Colombia collaboration.
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President Santos speaks in Cartagena about progress on peace talks

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos announces the final stretch for peace talks with the FARC guerrilla group.
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