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The expanded highway will link to new bridge   8-lane highway to Arriajan linked to  fourth canal bridge THE EXPANSION of the 10 kilometer  stretch of highway between the Bridge of the Americas and Arriajan, will likely be completed in two years. The Loma Cová consortium, made up of Constructora Meco and Acciona Infraestructura, won the contract to expand the Pan­American Highway and will start in connection with the building  the fourth bridge over the Panama Canal. The cons…
03.23 / 19:48
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Giacomo Tamburrelli   THE PRELIMINARY  hearing  into the case of the disappearing  spy equipment used to wiretap 150  opposition politicians, journalists, judges and businessmen during the Ricardo Martinelli  administration has been adjourned once again. The  original trial  date Feb,15 was moved to Mar. 23  and will  now be heard on May 17 by  Judge Felipe Fuentes. Facing charges  for alleged theft  are  Giacomo Tamburrelli, former director of the National Assistance Program (PA…
03.23 / 18:51
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Spain’s former President Felipe Gonzalez and Uruguay’s former President Jose Mujica will lead the commission verifying whether Colombia’s government and FARC guerrillas comply with a peace deal signed in November last year. According to a press… Read more Spain’s former PM and Uruguay’s former president to verify Colombia peace proce…
03.23 / 16:39
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Breathing in Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city, has become such a health hazard that the local government on Wednesday declared a red alert. The red alert seeks to lower smog levels that… Read more Red alert: Medellin air pollution kills 6 times more people than g…
03.23 / 16:03
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Some 60 members of Venezuela’s armed forces have set up camp across the border with Colombia, the latter’s Foreign Ministry confirmed on Wednesday. According to both the ministry and locals… Read more ‘Venezuela army troops set up camp in…
03.23 / 16:03
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A Sears closing sale By Mark Scheinbaum MIAMI (March 23,)—Almost 132 years ago a guy named Richard Sears with his buddy Alvah Roebuck challenged conformity and launched a revolution in retailing. This week the company Sears which also controls K Mart stores warned shareholders it might go bust. When the two watchmakers started a mail order catalog for watches and jewelry it was the Amazon of its day. There had been other mail order businesses and catalogs but Sears and Roebuck took t…
03.23 / 13:53
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Amid increasing criticism about Colombia’s national army’s apparent failure to take control over territory abandoned by demobilized FARC guerrillas, its commander is doing all within his power not to talk… Read more As Colombia’s peace process cracks, army commander avoids press like the…
03.23 / 13:24
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La Constru is a Colombian paramilitary organization that controls most drug trafficking operations in one of the country’s most important coca cultivation regions, strategically located along the Ecuadorean border. The group first… Read more La C…
03.22 / 23:27
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PANAMA’S former military dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega, is in critical condition in Hospital Santo Tomas. Doctors gave the  information during a  control visit of compliance judge Roberto Sánchez on Wednesday Mar.22 . Noriega was released from El Renacer prison to undergo brain and has been in an induced coma in ICU since March 7. He suffered bleeding after surgery to remove a non-malignant  brain tumor. The judge went to the hospital accompanied by an interdisciplinary team, made u…
03.22 / 23:22
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El gobierno de Panamá decidió incrementar los aranceles aplicados a algunos productos exportados por Colombia. Para las autoridades, la medida busca proteger el comercio interno del país. El alza rige también para todas las mercaderías provenientes de otras naciones con las cuales el istmo no tiene tratados comerciales vigentes. En el caso de Colombia, desde... Read more » The post Panamá aumentó aranceles a más productos importados desde Colombia appeared first on Latin Corresp…
03.22 / 23:01
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Luego de legalización de la marihuana en Uruguay, algunas farmacias habilitadas empezarán a vender pequeñas dosis de la droga. Al tratarse de una tema controversial, algunos sectores del país se mostraron en contra de la nueva medida, y desde la oposición analizan cómo bloquearla. La marihuana no estaría a la vista del público, y para... Read more » The post Uruguay aprueba la venta de marihuana en farmacias appeared first on Latin Corresp…
03.22 / 23:01
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Venezuela arrestó a cuatro panaderos por hacer brownies y otros pasteles ilegales, mientras el gobierno socialista del presidente Nicolas Maduro amenazaba a las panaderías en Caracas con una “guerra del pan”. Maduro envió inspectores y soldados a más de 700 panaderías alrededor de la capital para hacer cumplir una regla que establece que el 90... Read more » The post El gobierno de Venezuela lleva su guerra económica contra los panaderos appeared first on Latin Corre…
03.22 / 23:01
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Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos strongly condemned an apparent terror attack in the heart of the British capital London that killed at least four on Wednesday. In a tweet, the… Read more Colombia’s Santos condemns London terror…
03.22 / 20:18
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Electrorock band Depeche Mode on Wednesday announced it will come to Colombia’s capital Bogota next year while on its Global Spirit Tour. The band, widely considered one of the most influential New… Read more Colombia’s Bogota included in Depeche Mode’s Global Spirit T…
03.22 / 19:48
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While President Juan Manuel Santos praised a drop in Colombia’s GINI coefficient, the country’s statistics agency on Wednesday released statistics showing that poverty in 2016 went up for the first time… Read more Poverty in Colombia increases for first time after steady 15-year …
03.22 / 19:15
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