Medellín

Where conflict once reigned in Colombia, coffee beans now grow

Since the peace deal between the government and FARC rebels in 2016, coffee growers have begun to return to their farmlands to cultivate the mild …

San Mateo County

At Origin, Learning About Building Relationships Through Compassion

Joshua Edens of Onyx Coffee Lab won a trip to Colombia after he wrote an essay on compassion as a means to build bridges between customers, baristas, …

Coffee

Colombians in search of beauty risk death from ‘cowboy’ surgery

Campaigners demand government action on inadequate training and illegal ‘garage clinics’<p>“Mothers, wives, daughters, citizens. Your life is more important than beauty.” That was the message last month from Dilian Francisca Toro, governor of southern Colombia’s Valle del Cauca region, which includes …

Medicine

We need to bring ‘agility’ to city planning and development

With two-thirds of the world’s population projected to live in urban areas by 2050, increasing to 70 percent by 2060, cities are in the global …

Project Management

Review: American Made Lets a Smug Tom Cruise Just Be Tom Cruise

The trademark Tom Cruise character is the cat that eats the canary, looks around to make sure everyone knows how awesome he is for getting away with …

Movies

Coffee sustainability: the journey from bean to barista laid bare

Every day, millions of office workers fuel their mornings with a shot of espresso, a latte or a grande americano.<p>Yet how many spare even a moment to …

Coffee

Colombia more than a font of calamity

The smell of gunpowder curdles through the air as we swagger into a seedy bar in Colombia. Shady characters slouch at the tables, their cowboy …

Business (South Africa)

An oasis of orchids, animals and architecture in Medellín, Colombia

A striking shelter hosting an orchid collection – and the odd wandering iguana – is the centrepiece of a tropical paradise rescued from developers in the 1970s<p>Amid the hustle and bustle of Medellín, Colombia, are the Joaquin Antonio Uribe botanical gardens. The 35-acre site is free to enter and …

Smart Cities: Medellín, Colombia

With new green spaces, an innovative transportation system, and vibrant markets, Medellín is undergoing a cultural renaissance.<p>Medellín is Colombia’s second largest city and has been creatively shaking off the damage left from the eighties’ drug wars in a cultural renaissance. Medellín’s …

South America

Seeing Medellín Through the Eyes of a Copenhagener

In a new documentary series, a renowned bike guru explores the Colombian city that famously changed its future. Here’s how Medellín took his heart and, literally, got under his skin.<p>At this point, it’s cliché to say Medellín, Colombia, is a prime example of what urban planning can achieve. But …

Cities

Pope Francis speaks to Colombia's priests, religious, seminarians: Full Text

2017-09-10 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) <b>Pope Francis</b>, who is currently on an Apostolic Visit to Colombia, spoke on Saturday to <b>priests, religious,</b> …

Christianity

Pope Francis in Colombia, Day 4: Do not be afraid of renewal, pope says in Medellín

Over one million people gave Pope Francis a rapturous welcome when he arrived in Medellín, the capital of Antioquia, the Catholic heartland of …

Christianity

Rejoice, Tequila Drinkers! Now You Can Be Socially Responsible

Mexican biologist urges liquor fans to order ‘bat friendly’ brands from makers who allow the creatures to eat a percentage of their agave plants<p>ARANDAS, Mexico—Tequila might benefit from a closer relationship with the lesser long-nosed bat, and the bat could sure use a little more tequila.<p>So let’s …

World News

Urban Monkeys Are Too Chunky

Put down that banana! Eating human food is making the world’s city-dwelling simians sick.<p>Earlier this year, a story about a morbidly obese wild monkey made the rounds on the internet. “Uncle Fat,” as locals called the Bangkok macaque, had eaten so much junk food—think soda and chips—that he tipped …

Primates

Former FARC captive who received hero's welcome in Canada accused of murder in Colombia

When Norbert Reinhart emerged from the Colombian jungle in 1999 after 94 days as a captive of the country’s notorious FARC guerrilla fighters, the …

Canadian News

Alberta man, a onetime FARC hostage, on trial for murder in Colombia

When Norbert Reinhart emerged from the Colombian jungle in 1999 after 94 days as a captive of the country's notorious FARC guerrilla fighters, the …

Canadian News

Alberta man, onetime FARC hostage, on trial for murder in Colombia

EDMONTON - When Norbert Reinhart emerged from the Colombian jungle in 1999 after 94 days as a captive of the country's notorious FARC guerrilla …

Crime

Chapecoense plane crash: Survivors on Brazilian soccer tragedy | Longform - SI.com

The Fairy Tale<p>and the Nightmare<p>By S.L. Price<p>NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images<p>Until its unlikely run last season, scrappy Chapecoense was an …

São Paulo

Beijing's Backdoor and Iraq's Christians: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

The highlights from seven days of reading about the world<p><b>Can Tennis Offer a Means of Social Mobility in India?</b><p><b>The Uncertain Fate of Iraq's Largest Christian City</b><p><b>Beijing’s Balkan Backdoor</b><p><b>Colombia’s New Cocaine Problem</b><p><b>European Disunion</b><p><b>First, They Came for the Gulenists</b>

Islamic State (ISIS)

How to Achieve the SDGs

In September 2015, the leaders of 193 countries agreed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals – the most ambitious plan ever to promote human …

Sustainability

Silent Servant to make South American debut at Move in Medellín

Held at a TBA location, the August 5th party will also celebrate the promoter's fourth anniversary.

Music

Stunning Starbucks stores around the world | Starbucks Newsroom

Starbucks operates more than 26,000 stores, each one striving to reflect the neighborhood it serves. From a store paying tribute to the historic …

Starbucks

Medellin: A model for cities worldwide

<i>“Comuna 13 (one of the poorest areas in Medellin) has gone from being a marginalized community to being a resilient one. Many interventions that are</i> …

Latin America

Have laptop, will travel: how one B.C. company encourages staff to work from anywhere

Forget working from home. Leading by example, Igor Trninic wants his employees to make the world their desk<p>One morning in early March, Igor Trninic …

The Workplace

Six dead and 15 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

A flotilla of boats and the air force went to the aid of vessel that sank with about 150 people on board in Guatapé-El Peñol reservoir<p>At least six people have died and 15 people are missing after a tourist boat carrying about 150 people sank in a reservoir in north-west Colombia, near the city of …

Refugees

Six Die After Tourist Boat Sinks in Colombia

President Juan Manuel Santos said six people died, contradicting an earlier report of nine deaths<p>BOGOTÁ, Colombia—A multistory tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers sank Sunday in a lake near Medellín, leaving six people dead and 31 others missing.<p>A major rescue effort involving Colombia’s …

Juan Manuel Santos

The Best Cafes in Medellín for a Productive Workday

Medellín, Colombia is quickly becoming one of the top cities for digital nomads. Once the hub of drug cartel violence and the home to Pablo Escobar, …

Restaurants

Colombia Offers a Life Spent Doing What You Love

Imagine being able to do what you love, every day of your life. Chris Cajoleas is doing just that. “I’ve been in Colombia for four years now and I …

Colombia

How Finding My Passion Has Helped Me Stay Sober for 8 Years

<i>Addiction is a life wasted. Sobriety is that life reversed, turned around</i>. Not a quote, my words.<p>My name is Andy and the last eight and a half years …

Digital Marketing