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Taxis navigate traffic in Bogotá, Colombia

New regulations released by the Ministry of Transportation could change the way taxi companies operate, but may not affect Uber.
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A poison arrow frog native to Colombia.

Colombian whistleblowers say foreigners are paying rural villagers to collect poison arrow frogs for illegal trade in exotic animal markets.
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Plastic bags and other trash pile up outside an apartment complex

Colombia banned small single-use plastic bags on Thursday, and an education campaign hopes to change the way people use bags.
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A snarling dog shows aggression.

After a dog attack, one victim struggles with a bureaucratic nightmare exacerbated by Colombia’s new animal rights laws.
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Presidents Rafael Correa and Juan Manuel Santos inspect damage caused by an earthquake in Ecuador

President Santos and ELN officials confirmed Sunday that Ecuador will remain the site for peace talks despite a devastating April 16 earthquake.
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Wayuu girl in La Guajira

While Colombia commemorates Día del Idioma, more than 65 native and creole languages are still spoken in parts of the country.
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President Santos signs the Paris Climate Accord

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos will appoint all-new cabinet members as he prepares to push a post-conflict agenda.
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Colombian families repatriated after Ecuador quake

Colombian officials are working to locate and repatriate nationals along with assisting those in need following Ecuador’s major quake last weekend.
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Caño Cristales

Colombia’s National Authority of Environmental Licenses (ANLA) revoked a license to drill exploratory oil wells in an environmentally sensitive area this week.
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FARC

Colombia’s ambitious plan for transitional justice in the post-conflict era seeks to close a painful chapter in the nation’s history.
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Zika virus

Though cases are lower than originally predicted, a new study in Colombia shows Zika’s infectiousness is worryingly high.
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A leatherback sea turtle in Santa Marta

A nearly 6-foot long, 1,000 pound sea turtle crawled on to a Santa Marta beach early Monday morning to lay its eggs.
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Colombians in the Panama Papers

More than a dozen prominent Colombians have been named in the Panama Papers leak for using “offshore” tax havens.
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Marchers participate in Bogotá's gay pride parade

In the latest victory for Colombia’s LGBT couples, the nation’s Constitutional Court opened the door to gay marriage on Thursday.
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Scybalocanthon magnus

Scybalocanthon magnus, a new beetle species was recently discovered in Colombia’s high Andes moorlands.
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ELN rebels

The National Liberation Army (ELN), Colombia’s second-largest guerrilla group, and Colombian government announced peace talks Wednesday from Venezuela.
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