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Highlights /reliefweb.int Monitoring of WFP’s earthquake response indicate a significant improvement in the share of households with acceptable food consumption. Virtually all assisted households were lifted out of food insecurity. WFP continues to strengthen its relationship with the Government to explore opportunities for cooperation in 2017. The Government of Ecuador approved WFP’s Country Strategic Plan [&#…
When Elisabet Casero, a 26-year-old Cuban dentist, decided to abandon her assignment in Venezuela earlier this month, she knew the stakes. She would have to cross a crime-infested border to … Click to Continue…
01.20 / 22:20
miamiherald.com
El capo de la droga Joaquín ‘Chapo’ Guzmán compareció el viernes ante un tribunal estadounidense tras su sorpresiva extradición de México y se declaró inocente de los cargos de haber dirigido la organización narcotraficante más grande del mundo. El ‘Chapo’, que en dos ocasiones protagonizó dramáticos escapes de cárceles mexicanas y fue uno de los... Read more » The post El ‘Chapo’ se declaró inocente en su primera comparecencia ante la justicia esta…
01.20 / 21:44
latincorrespondent.com
In a tiny house in a sprawling suburb of this capital city, a group of Cubans — all of them doctors, dentists and medical professionals — huddled around a television … Click to Continue »…
01.20 / 21:07
miamiherald.com
Santo Domingo.- The widening investigation in Odebrecht's bribes has again focused on the Punta Catalina power plant scandal, who US$2.0 billion ballooned cost makes it Dominican Republic's most corrupt government…
01.20 / 20:35
dominicantoday.com
Santo Domingo.- The mayor of Dominican Republic's second biggest city on Thursday railed against his own party, the ruling PLD, and described some of his colleagues as "lab rats" paid to slander…
01.20 / 20:35
dominicantoday.com
In Latin America and the Caribbean 360 million people are overweight, and 140 million are obese, warned the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Panamerican Health Organisation (PAHO). “The rise in obesity is very worrying. At the same time the number of people who suffer from hunger has diminished in the region. […
01.20 / 18:56
ipsnews.net
Cuenca Ecuador – INCREASE OF HOME BURGLARIES REPORTED – SOME BLAME LACK OF EMPLOYMENT .latarde.com.ec (MACHINE TRANSLATED) reported that some citizens are afraid to leave their home alone, because unpleasant people can enter the building to perform their misdeeds. There are several houses that do not have enough security, and that is when theft happens…
Colombia’s foreign debt reached $116 billion in October, equivalent to 40% of the country’s GDP, according to a report published Wednesday by the country’s state-run central bank. As of 2015,… Read more Colombia’s external debt at 40% of GDP:…
01.20 / 12:42
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A multi-donor fund set up by the UN to finance the implementation of Colombia’s peace process has received an additional donation of $16.8 million from several European nations, Colombia’s minister of post-conflict has… Read more European nations donate $16.8M to Colombia peace pr…
01.20 / 11:41
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Hundreds of Cuban medical professionals awaiting in third countries for permission to emigrate to the United States got a reprieve Thursday with a new announcement by the Obama administration: paperwork … Click to Continue…
01.20 / 00:52
miamiherald.com
Sitting on a dusty curb in this Mexican city just steps from the U.S. border, Eliannes Matos Salazar thinks back to when President Barack Obama visited Cuba 10 months ago. … Click to Continue…
01.20 / 00:15
miamiherald.com
When CIA interrogators in a Thailand prison sent a cable to agency headquarters recounting that they had been slamming Abu Zubaydah, a captured terrorism suspect, against a wall, they emphasized … Click to Continue…
01.19 / 22:25
miamiherald.com
Colombia’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday criticized several aspects of a transitional justice deal between the government and Marxist FARC rebels currently debated in Congress. Prosecutor General Nestor Humberto Martinez sharply questioned… Read more Prosecutor General highlights flaws in Colombia transitional justice …
01.19 / 21:15
colombiareports.com
Santo Domingo.- The call for tenders for the Punta Catalina coal-fired power plant had been headed by Rodolfo Cabello, a consultant with the State-owned Electric Utility (CDEEE), who is also a Board member of Grupo Estrella, one of the project's beneficiaries, together with Odebrecht of Brazil and Tecnimont of…
01.19 / 20:15
dominicantoday.com
Colombia police has arrested the former bodyguard of an ex-presidential candidate who was assassinated on board a domestic flight almost 27 years ago, reported El Tiempo newspaper. A former agent of the now-defunct intelligence… Read more Colombia arrests ex-presidential candidate’s bodyguard for alleged assassinaton plo…
01.19 / 18:31
colombiareports.com
A 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit Colombia Thursday morning, causing unrest but leaving no immediate reports of damages or injuries. The epicenter of the earthquake took place 18 kilometers from the municipality… Read more 4.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Medellin and Colombia’s coffee …
01.19 / 15:47
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Colombia and the ELN, the country’s last standing Marxist rebel group, announced via a joint statement Wednesday that they will begin official peace talks on February 7. In addition, former Congressman Odin Sanchez… Read more Colombia to begin peace talks with ELN in Febr…
01.19 / 13:02
colombiareports.com
These are our 10 favorite famous foods of Ecuador not to miss. NOMADIC BOYS.COM 1. LLAPINGACHOS: fried stuffed potato patties Llapingachos are one of Ecuador’s most famous dishes. They are fried potato omelettes stuffed with cheese, cooked on a hot griddle until crispy and commonly served with a fried egg, avocado, meat and peanut sauce. […
A community leader and her husband were brutally murdered near the port city of Buenaventura, their bodies found bruised, beaten and gunshot wounded in a jungle area on Tuesday, reported… Read more Husband and wife brutally murdered as attacks on Colombia’s community leaders…
01.18 / 23:42
colombiareports.com