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Beauty Behind Bars
Can a beauty contest restore the dignity and hope of Colombian women put behind bars because of drugs and violence?
Last updated: 17 Jun 2013 15:36 GMT
Pope to declare first ever Colombian saint
Pope Francis will break papal record by canonising 800 new saints, including Mother Laura Montoya.
Last updated: 12 May 2013 03:35 GMT
Human-induced erosion worsening disasters
Scientists say the clearing of forests has increased sediment in waterways, which is boosting the severity of flooding.
Santiago Ortega Arango
Last updated: 24 Apr 2013 13:41 GMT
IOC set to cut one Olympic sport
Sports such as modern pentathlon, taekwondo, wrestling, badminton and table tennis under scrutiny for 2020 Games.
Last updated: 11 Feb 2013 17:50 GMT
Deaths reported in Colombia farm shooting
At least nine people shot to death outside Medellin city in massacre police suspect involvement of drug traffickers.
Last updated: 31 Dec 2012 21:50 GMT
Colombia arrests alleged drug traffickers
Four suspects captured by Colombian police in the cities of Medellin and Bogota in joint operation with US authorities.
Last updated: 14 Aug 2012 04:15 GMT
Assault on Colombian trade unions continues
Two months after a free trade agreement between the US and Colombia went into effect, workers continue to face attacks.
Carey L Biron
Last updated: 05 Aug 2012 07:34 GMT
Colombia's Emerald Tsar
Could the impending death of the controversial 'godfather' of Colombia's emerald industry trigger a violent gang war?
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Last updated: 18 Jul 2012 11:49 GMT
As PRI wins, Mexico looks forward to its past
Analysis: Riding to victory on a longing for earlier stability, Nieto will need to crack down on drug violence.
Last updated: 02 Jul 2012 20:36 GMT
Mexico's voters speak out on election issues
In the heartland of the most infamous cartels, it is unemployment which is of most concern to many voters.
Last updated: 24 Jun 2012 12:36 GMT
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Q&A: 'One day my son will be free'
Mother of jailed Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy says her son's ordeal highlights the value of press freedom.
French minorities alarmed by far-right wins
French Jews and Muslims say recent National Front victories in mayoral races reflect rising xenophobia.
The white 'saviours' of the Arabs
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
Pakistan mulls tighter controls on madrassas
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
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French jihadists in Syria and cyber-indoctrination
Armenian genocide: Turkey has lost the battle of truth
Eastern Ukraine: A new pawn in Putin's dangerous game
South Sudan's massacre among many
Marx's last stand: Eastern Ukraine
Libya and the ICC: Courting chaos and confusion
In Pictures: Clowning around in Lebanon camps
Volunteer clowns from Belgium's 'Clowns Without Borders' entertain children in Lebanon's refugee camps.
In Pictures: Myanmar's opium hotspot
A rebel militia in Myanmar's Shan state has been cracking down on drug production.
In Pictures: The Boston Marathon
Runners compete in race where last year a bombing left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
Egypt in Turmoil
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.
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