Colombia

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A herd of ‘cocaine hippos’ from Pablo Escobar’s private zoo are being sterilized
The 80-strong bloat, originally part of the Colombian drug lord’s estate, present an environmental concern as an invasive species

Edward Helmore

16, Oct, 2021 @3:08 PM

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Killing of two boys for alleged shoplifting shocks Colombia
Pair were taken away by armed men on motorbikes and later found shot dead on edge of town

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

13, Oct, 2021 @12:30 PM

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African-Colombian moonshine gets official seal of approval as heritage drink
Viche – traditionally produced by women on the Pacific coast – is poised to be for Colombia what mezcal is for Mexico, experts say

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

19, Sep, 2021 @1:02 PM

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Quantic and Nidia Góngora: Almas Conectadas review – Colombian gold-panners go orchestral
Pacific coast cantora Góngora’s nature-rooted compositions are given larger dimensions by British electronica producer Quantic

Ammar Kalia

17, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Colombia’s 12-year-old eco-activist refuses to let death threats dim passion
Eight months after Francisco Vera was targeted on social media, no arrests have been made. But he continues to campaign for the wildlife he loves

Patrick Greenfield

13, Sep, 2021 @7:13 AM

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Murders of environment and land defenders hit record high
Figures from Global Witness for 2020 show violent resource grab continued unabated despite pandemic

Jonathan Watts

12, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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US ‘archbishop’ touts bleach as Covid ‘miracle cure’ from Colombia jail cell
Mark Grenon, facing criminal charges in the US, distributing bleach obtained via secret channels to at least 75 other prisoners

Ed Pilkington

11, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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True Stories: Spaces review – impressive short docs from folk horror to a Lebanese marvel
This short film collection from the True Story platform ranges across continents to look at how we interact with our environments

Phuong Le

08, Aug, 2021 @12:54 PM

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Call centre used by UK firms accused of intrusively monitoring home workers
Unions say Teleperformance also asked some staff based overseas to give biometric and medical data

Peter Walker

08, Aug, 2021 @9:56 AM

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‘If I go back, I’ll die’: Colombian town scrambles to accommodate 10,000 migrants
Necoclí, population 20,000, faces bottleneck as Covid rules lift and unrest, poverty and violence grow across region

Joe Parkin Daniels in Necoclí

08, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Nottingham restaurant Escobar accused of ‘glamourising drug lords’
Labour MP contacted by concerned residents including a relative of alleged victims of Pablo Escobar

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

05, Aug, 2021 @9:33 AM

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Colombian top general Mario Montoya faces murder charges in ‘false positives’ scandal
Uribe’s ‘hero of the homeland’ is alleged to have overseen the abduction and execution of up to 104 civilians – including five children

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

04, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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