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1 hr ago | Prairie Village Post

International jazz acts coming back home to KC for Prairie Village Jazz Festival

Next Saturday, Kansas City native and vocalist Deborah Brown will take the stage as the headliner at the 2014 Prairie Village Jazz Festival, accompanied by saxophonist Joe Lovano.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Girls in Colombian town struck by mystery illness

BOGOTA, Colombia A mystery illness has overwhelmed a small town in northern Colombia as scores of teenage girls have been hospitalized with symptoms that parents fear could be an adverse reaction to a popular vaccine against cervical cancer.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Ecuador

KSBW-TV

Where 'Breaking Bad' is just getting started

Sixteen Emmy Awards. That's how many trophies the cast and crew of "Breaking Bad" have hauled home after five seasons of groundbreaking TV, with six of those honors being earned at Monday's 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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News Times

Venezuela battles obesity amid dearth of good food

Mannequins stand at a store that sells clothing for over weight people in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Venezuela, Colombia, Life, Food, Nutrition

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Washington Post

Colombian kingpin's former hit man leaves prison

In this June 27, 2006, file photo, John Jairo Velasquez, a former hit man for Pablo Escobar, gives his testimony while holding a book titled "The True Pablo, Blood, Treason, and Death," during the trial against Alberto Santofimio Botero in Bogota, Colombia.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Inside Colombia

Bogota comedian puts on stand up show to denounce humanitarian crisis in northern Colombia

Rather than pay money to see his stand-up show, Bogota comedian Alejandro RiaA o is asking his audience to barter for their tickets by bringing towels, blankets, and diapers if they want to see him perform in Colombia's capital this week.

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JD Supra

Cybersecurity: How well are Latin American banks protected against cyber attacks?

Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Advisor asked Marcela Cristina Blanco, associate attorney in Diaz Reus' Bogota, Colombia office: How Well Do Latin American Banks Protect Against Cyber Attacks? More than half of Latin American financial institutions have experienced some type of electronic breach of their secure information within the past ... (more)

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Inside Colombia

"Pijarbey": The Narco-Paramilitary Boss Set to Be Major Colombian Kingpin

A former paramilitary known as "Pijarbey" is rebuilding the drug empire of fragmented trafficking group the ERPAC in Colombia's Eastern Plains, and is now positioning himself to become a major actor in Colombia's underworld - if he can evade capture.

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Related Topix: Drugs, South America, World News, Colombia, Prison,

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WIBA-AM Madison

Ride the Drive this Sunday

This event will be held on August 24, 2014 on Madison's east side. Ride the Drive is a carefree, car free event that turns Madison's signature streets into a public promenade that is open to cyclists, walkers, rollerbladers, and those out to share in the experience and fun atmosphere.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Madison, WI

Wall Street Journal

Colombia Military Officers Meet With FARC

BOGOTA, Colombia-High-ranking Colombian military officers met face to face for the first time with their most bitter enemies-commanders from the FARC rebel group-as part of peace negotiations aimed at ending a half century of conflict.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Reporter

Maite Kropp: Bogota mayor made the right, courageous decision

On June 2012, Mayor Gustavo Petro of Bogota, Colombia, made a decision to no longer lease the "La Santamaria Plaza," the city's own landmark, by cancelling its contract with the Corporation Taurina de Bogota.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Eff.org

Digital Rights Advocates in Mexico and Colombia Unite for Wikipedia Hackathon

Joining from Mexico City, hackerspace Rancho Electronico will be hosting its own " editathon ," while hackerspace Hackbo will follow suit in Bogota, Colombia.

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BUSES & BIKES * Colombia: For a green life

In response, Bogota directed its attention towards public transport and worked to improve conditions for cycling... The challenge for Bogota has been integrating bicycle and bus policies into a wider sustainable urban transport context and ensuring projects have continuity across political terms.

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Business Wire

Pan-American Life Insurance Group Appoints EVP, CFO Carlos F. Mickan...

Mr. Mickan currently oversees all financial operations as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pan-American Life and will continue in that role.

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McGill Reporter

MISC to celebrate 20th year with busy fall schedule

"I'm pleased that, over twenty years, MISC has been able to maintain its reputation as a politically independent, lively institution looking outward to the public and inward to the McGill Community," says Will Straw.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Novice matadors' hunger strike over bullfight ban

In this Aug. 13, 2014, file photo, Colombian bullfighters Omar Rodriguez, left, Alfredo Pena, second left, Diego Torres, second right, and David Rodriguez, right, stand outside La Santa Maria bullring while staging a hunger strike in Bogota, Colombia.

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The Washington Post

Novice matadors' hunger strike over bullfight ban

In this Aug. 13, 2014, file photo, Colombian bullfighters Omar Rodriguez, left, Alfredo Pena, second left, Diego Torres, second right, and David Rodriguez, right, stand outside La Santa Maria bullring while staging a hunger strike in Bogota, Colombia.

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Star-Telegram.com

Novice matadors' hunger strike over bullfight ban

Two years after Bogota's leftist mayor suspended bullfights at the capital's history-steeped bullring, a clutch of apprentice matadors is pressing for their reinstatement with a hunger strike.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia, Theater, Arts

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Police: Woman hiding cocaine in breast implants

Spanish police say they have arrested a woman who landed at Madrid's international airport with 1.7 kilograms of cocaine hidden in her breast implants.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Gawker

Woman Arrested For Smuggling 3.7 Pounds of Cocaine in Her Fake Boobs

A 43-year-old Venezuelan woman was apprehended at Madrid International Airport with 3.7 pounds of cocaine in her breast implants.

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Related Topix: Drugs, World News, Colombia

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