June 26, 2014

Drug Lord's Hippos Take Over Colombia

William Kremer, BBC News

The Associated Press

A herd of hippopotamuses once owned by the late Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been taking over the countryside near his former ranch - and no-one quite knows what to do with them.

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June 20, 2014
Juan Manuel Santos' Great Idea
Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald
Santos' announcement that he will present a bill to prohibit successive reelections in Colombia is great news. Now, Colombia’s president should turn it into an example for the rest of the region. more ››
June 20, 2014
A Vote for Peace in Colombia
Miami Herald
As internal strife with guerrilla forces rages in many parts of the world, on Sunday the people of Colombia cast a vote for peace and continuity. In a heated runoff, they reelected President Juan Manuel Santos, giving him a... more ››
June 16, 2014
The Stakes Are High in Colombia
Roger Noriega, RealClearWorld
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos secured a second term yesterday, winning just over 50 percent of the votes cast to defeat his rightist opponent Oscar Ivan Zuluaga. In a victory speech last night, Santos appeared contrite... more ››
If the country's 50-year-long conflict is to end, the incumbent president must win Sunday's election. more ››
June 13, 2014
War and Peace Riding on Colombia Vote
Camilo Olarte, America Economia
As Colombia prepares to elect a president, voters must choose between a candidate willing to make painful concessions with FARC guerrillas and a hawk keen on the status quo. more ››