Money-saving tip for couples: Consider buying these in August instead.
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Coming to grips with the economics of roses can be a thorny issue.
Colombia’s president Gustavo Petro wants a new approach to the war on drugs.
Colombia’s current president, Gustavo Petro, is pushing for a new global approach to drug addiction and use.
Ecuador looks set to entrust its anti-gang fight to the military.
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Widespread violence tied to Ecuadorian drug gangs has left the country looking at a draconian response.
Migrants heading north arrive in Panama on Oct. 6, 2023, after walking across the 100-kilometre stretch of treacherous jungle shared by Colombia and Panama known as the Darien Gap.
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Migrants who cross the treacherous Darien Gap between Panama and Colombia often experience violence and abuse, extortion or detention by migration authorities.
The text on a single bag of coffee can feel like information overload.
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If you’ve decided to look for coffee that’s better for the earth or the people making it, you might need some help translating all the industry lingo.
Children wave peace doves at a concert for peace in Bogota, Colombia, in August 2022.
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While Americans tend not to use the word “peace,” and instead opt for terms like “safety and security,” their desires and fears are not so different from what people in war-torn places express.
Women’s right to choose: demontrators advocate for a change to Mexico’s abortion laws.
The US is one of just four countries that have rolled back women’s abortion rights in recent years.
Mariana Páez demobilisation zone was set up for former Farc members to live after the 2016 peace deal. They have been forced to flee after a wave of death threats and killings.
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They used to fight the state and now want to be part of society – but after demobilisation, thousands of former Farc guerrillas face violence and displacement
Veronica Sarauz, widow of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio, speaks during a press conference after his assassination on August 9.
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Ecuador’s murder rate has shot up in recent years and now a presidential candidate has been assassinated.
Members of the feminist group Las Tesis participate in Chile’s national protest movement in Santiago, Chile, in December 2019.
People across Latin America are demanding greater political participation. Some countries, including Colombia and Chile, have responded by involving citizens in the making of their constitutions.
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Indigenous children are taught jungle lore and survival skills from an early age.
A hippo swims in the Magdalena river, Colombia.
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Pablo Escobar’s hippos escaped in the 1990s – since then, they have become a problem.
Mondli Gungubele, former minister in the Presidency, was in charge of intelligence.
Having an intelligence service that is not fit for purpose means the country is vulnerable to security threats from within and outside the country.
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South Africa’s minister of finance should have used the bailout of Eskom to fast-track its split and introduce the private sector into the electricity sector.
The Zangalewa Dance Troupe, inspired by the Cameroonian band Zangalewa, performs in a prison in Kenya.
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His band Zangalewa satirised Cameroon’s military from within - and helped create the football World Cup hit Waka Waka.
An Orthodox Jewish man looks at photographs of Jews murdered during the Holocaust at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Israel.
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There isn’t one, clear-cut way to prevent genocide. But there are effective methods of prevention that governments can take.
Chiribiquete National Natural Park and the
Serranía de la Lindosa buffer zone feature many flat-topped mountains known as Tepuyes.
Local communities and national authorities are working to develop sustainable tourism in Colombia’s Chiribiquete National Natural Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2018.
Inauguration ceremony of Colombian President Gustavo Petro, left, and vice president Francia Marquez in Bogota, on 7 August.
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Colombia is an important South American regional hub and potentially important trade partner for Africa.
A Ukrainian solider is seen in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Aug. 15, 2022.
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While Russia and Ukraine’s war wages on, previous peace talk discussions didn’t appear to include women. Changing that can make a difference, research shows.
Women compete in the 20-kilometre race walk at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August 2016.
A Colombian program to help disadvantaged youth used sport to help them steer clear of the dangers they faced on a daily basis, including violence, prostitution, drug addiction, vandalism and gangs.