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More Than 20,000 Haitians Are Gathered in Colombia for Possible Migration to US
"To this. this is this. Is stephanie rule and julia. Ainsley on msnbc now we have to turn to texas where the migrant crisis maybe on the verge of getting a whole lot worse. You've seen the pictures of haitian migrants camp under a bridge in del rio. Roughly twenty excuse me twelve thousand of them but now we're learning that thousands more could be on their way from columbia from panama from peru. That can triple the number of migrants in south texas. Nbc's mortgage huskies in del rio. Julia ainsley covers the vhs. She broke the story about this new group of migrants. That may be headed here. Truly at what. Can you tell us if you'd think about what has happened in haiti in the last few weeks in the last few years. It's a dire situation at home for them it is. There really isn't a home for these people to go back to stephanie. A lot of these haitians left their home country. Some around the two thousand ten earthquake others during the devastating events. They're both natural and political. That have occurred in haiti over these years. They've been living in south america. Many of them were there around the olympics. In two thousand sixteen their opportunities there have dried up. It is very hard for them to find work or find any way to feed their families and now according to internal documents that we obtained last night. Dhs monitoring a group of more than twenty thousand haitians that have all amassed northern colombia. Maybe the next group to come here. They're also more than a thousand and panama more than a thousand in peru. they're also monitoring these groups to see if they come. Thousands of haitians are gathering in other countries preparing to enter the united states. All dude to to to joe biden and his policies all due to this administration's open borders remember. When hillary clinton dreamed of open borders. It's coming to fruition.
New COVID-19 Variant of Interest Might Be Resistant to Vaccines
"World has a new covert nineteen very of interest with a would hogan association pointing to the new new variant of the disease which is off in south america. There of fish this ukraina virus vary could be better at evading vaccines thereby increasing concerns of making covered nineteen endemic in society scientists. Say the muir be one six to one variant. As a number of mutations would suggest it could be more resistant. Vaccines early studies. One five vaccine is less effective against the variant. Compared to other mutations in fact it's already been found in thirty nine counties and as a constellation of mutations that indicate potential properties of immune escape these include a mutation called p. Six hundred eighty one age which was first reported in the alpha variant and his potentially responsible faster transmission meal also has the mutations e four eighty four k and k four seventeen n which are associated with being able to evade antibodies against the corona virus and various other mutations include arthur forty-six k. And why one forty four t is consequences. Arizona known music already been reported in ten percent of cases sequenced by the university of miami and reuters reporting that seven fully vaccinated residents in a nursing home in belgium dying from emile outbreak. At this stage the global prevalence of the various among sequence covered nineteen cases is still below zero point one percent but it has consistently grown in countries such as colombia with thirty nine percent and ecuador with thirteen percent increase. Something to worry about
"colombia" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"Petra car the protests looking right now have they come down. The actual street protests are definitely calmed. Down life is kind of returned to some modicum of normality. However as i said earlier the underlying issues here income inequality health care jobs opportunities. Those kind of you know unresolved you know that begs. The question of what's going to happen you know with the all these unresolved issues Those situations have not reached a termination. Where we're the protesters are happy about what happened. In fact they basically pulled out of the negotiations with the government. We don't know what the next chapter and this is going to be in truth. It's interesting that you're saying. That presses are calming down because here in the united states. The realization of what's going on they're starting to pick up actually attended an art show in southern california that was organized by colombians as a fundraiser to help out protesters down there so the asper is definitely carrying about what's happening. How much is the bite. An administration paying attention to what's going on in colombia especially given that again we are our countries our allies interesting. You know. I mean. I think that the if you look at the by administrations comments on these protests they were very carefully worded. Shall we say there was relatively little criticism of the government as you said. I mean you've got the perspective of colombia's a major strategic ally of the united states major military ally one could contrast the kind of mild criticism of of police brutality during the purchase and columbia with you know the reaction of the vitamin station to what you know. A couple of days of protests in cuba which was very strong very denouncing of the garment and havana. So the us government has strongly supported to ministration. And i mean it's criticism has been very narrow of police tactics and other issues on the ground in columbia finally as you mentioned with guba there's also been protests of other young people across latin america. One of the stories that you did also was embedded. You're seeing in brazil all across latin america. Young people are rising up and trying to go against the status quo guy. I think it's a very interesting moment. And i think you know code on of unisys batter these economies to the point that you know the next year or two you know. There's going to be presidential elections next year. And both colombia brazil obviously to countries that have had protests were hard hit by kovic both economically and health wise You've got left wing. Candidates potentially lula returning them. Brazil mu just had a very left wing president elected and pedal you know. I think this this content could be channelled.
"colombia" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"We could offer is our respect columbia. Just one of many nations across the world where young people are rising up during the pandemic. But what's happening. Here is a case study of weather. The old adage of the latin american left can still happen in the age of covert nineteen all throw mundos. Placebo it another world is possible. We'll speak with la times mexico. City bureau chief. Patrick j mcdonald. Who was in columbia this summer. And we'll hear from colombians themselves about why they're angry and why they're protesting the.
If the U.S. Is as Bad as Liberals Say, Why Do Immigrants Still Come?
"What spurred me this morning to question everything was I love this country. So does my wife. My wife was an immigrant to this country. She's now an American citizen, a proud American citizen, a very successful one. Came from Colombia, not South Carolina. For the Liberals listening, You may not know Columbia as a separate country, spelled with two owes not AU. And liberals are finding that out for the first time. But I thought, you know, it's really strange. My wife came here as an immigrant from Colombia. She loves this country and its freedoms and Would never go back. You might go back to visit one day but loves being here. It's a really great, wonderful place. But I thought, you know, it's the responsible thing to do would be to question everything. Do we live with 100? Million idiots who were liberals or are we the idiots? Uncomfortable to entertain but could be true, right? And I thought, How is it that we live in such a systemically? Racist, awful critical racism theory country. Where minorities brown and black people are treated awfully by a system that is so oppressive you can't possibly get ahead. And yet they continue to flock into America. By the hundreds of thousands a month. Risking their lives, many to do it in many cases illegally. How is that? That weird.
Romance Novels for Black Women
"You so much for joining these day. I really appreciate you hanging out and talking about romance novels with me this afternoon. I'm so excited. It's my favorite thing to talk about likewise so to you i would love for you to just kind of get us started by talking about what actually makes a romance novel a romance novel. Like how is their genre classified. Well there are some actual hard and fast rules that you have to follow. Were to be considered a romance. Like a romance isn't just fiction with a love story in it. The love story has to be prominent. So it can't be like a thriller where they're solving a murder or something and they accidentally way in the background fall. But that's not point at all so the love has to be or front and there has to be a happy ending if there is an. Yeah if there is no happy ending. It's not a romance in. Who says these rules. Where do these rules confirm. Maybe the romance writer association Their long-held hardened basked rules. Okay and the phantoms. Get into battles over at honey yes it. Yeah this doesn't classify you know so like we were speaking in technical terms. That's what that is. But like i grew up on romancing the stone and things like They're like on adventures in cartagena colombia. Like solving insane mysteries following romance to me that might not technically classify. No yeah interesting. So very i saw you shaking your head when she said the phantoms. Kinda get into a would have been some of your favorites. And how did you get into this genre. I would say like. I've always been a reader. I don't know how to explain that. The people but i've always been a deep reader and one of the children were meet other women. They're like yeah. I was picking books that people's houses and disarray minimum. That was me picking people's houses.
What Separates Peru From the Rest of South America?
"With rick steves with an insider look at how peru stands out from the rest of south america. It's where author and journalist. Marie arana grew up before her bicultural family moved to the us. She writes about her identity in her book. American teacup read. Thanks for joining us. Thank you so much. Rik good to be here. I'm just really excited for you to be my tour guide because is country. I know very little about before we get into this discussion about the people of peru. Just give us a quick one paragraph description of your homeland you know for a country that's the size of roughly the size of california not much bigger. It's an astonishing place because it has just every kind of land form you can imagine. Rick it has the coast it has the desert it has the jungle it has the mountain has the planes. It has all of that and if you fly over peru this is amazing to me you go from one land form to another land form just in the course of a few seconds. It's it's really astonishing place geographically when you compare peru to the other south american countries. How would the people of peru see themselves Compared to the countries that surround them. Well you know we are an andean nation and the andean nations are of course colombia and ecuador and bolivia these are the the spine of the andes of course runs through the whole continent. But we are. We call ourselves and ian people because we are a mix honesty so mix of indigenous and white and black in a very different proportion. Shall we say to. The people of venezuela which are are less india less indigenous more more black and the colombians as well which has a much larger population of blacks than we do improve we do have afro peruvian along the coast who have been there for hundreds and hundreds of years but we are distinguished. I think by our indian ness. And i think that you know the people of argentina. The people of that people are why they come. They come up to peru and they're they're struck by the truly indian culture that we have okay so when you say
"colombia" Discussed on The World Next Week
"And when we recall how the taliban regime protected qena members in afghanistan soil will do same thing is happening in venezuela model and they regime has Andoni let's leader of has monica. A dissident revived. Biza isn't learn fire. They have also. Joan mentions was visited. Provide who plotted the car bomb equal. That fortunately didn't become into a major tragedy and it was aimed not only kill colombians to kill us citizens so if you evaluate the essence of resolution thirteen seventy three that came out of the un security council twenty years ago well. It is evident that was taking grazing. It's a violation of denver's huge. That's why i consider. They should be declare. Now is that degration is sober notice. Not because i think we have to concentrate in how we build the path could democracy and the pathway economic and social reconstruction and that also has to do with what venezuelans can do. And that's why the democratic Resistance is is approaching their regime trying to bill a erode map so that there can be a recovery of democracy. Is that going to work. We don't know because while we have seen over the years. Is that every single time. There is negotiation. Wants to become stronger. They wanna win time. They want more pressure. And maybe what we have seen is not a substantial result. Can this time be different. Maybe yes how. Can it be different. Maybe with international pressure and that's why columbia has expressed united states that we want to be part of the solution not part of the problem that we want to work hand in hand with the united states as we have done it over the last five years because the lima group was created with a division of united states colombian other countries. We acted multi-laterally. We acted delivery of the oas reacted with the lower lead. Lima the id. So can we do something. The lateral yes and we will be working hand in hand with the united states of there has to be strong pressure so there. There are free elections with all full guarantees so that people can really experienced that whatever they decide is going to be respected by by the regime that there can be a new tomorrow and sada. Thank you for for your question. And i'm very happy because i remember that twenty nine thousand nine. We had a visit to silicon valley. We were able to To have dial ups with the big tech companies in the united states we had a great conversation with people from the world economic forum in san francisco in the industrial revolution center. We also had a great conversation with anti-gatt superman amazon with with session. Adela for microsoft. And what happened since that. This is that most of the big tech companies of united states have increased investment. People as something that was the was asked them. We want to be there. We know that you have the interest of making gloria a silicon valley in latin america. We need to have more programmers and we launched in the midst of the pandemic a program to train one hundred thousand for ranch as of today. We have do thousand verses that are being trained as programmers and we will have fifty thousand more in the next semester. We have done this with universities. We have done this for virtual education and this is going to be a revolution because most of the skills are going to be used to to make a place for app development and to have been tag golf ethnic your name it and using for example the ford industrial region especially in iot s instruments. That are going to be connected with the greasing of coverage of four g networks and then transition to five g networks to start by the end of this year and last but not least and you mentioned center last year. We decided to putting blazed non-conditional cash transfers. The families were more affected by that means that we have to to to send a resource store almost four media families and we did that through fintech so we made the largest expansion of financial inclusion in a latin american country twenty twenty we ranked number one in twenty nine hundred by the i d be and i believe now seeing new bank ludovic and new in opportunities in in virtual banking columbia is going to be disruptive market and we will have new generations of romanian using this kind of services through virtual technologies so we are now a congress working on dynamic transformation of the financial markets in order to connect to the new technologies. And i think this is going to make the number one mic for fintech math in america. Already in that position. Are we want to consolidate this for years to come so it has happened because we have approached a regulation but also because we have promoted interpreter. Sheep and i think we have created an environment so that companies can be founded can grow and grow at three digit levels becoming it unicorns as is called in the world of german. Let me just in my role as vice chairman global affairs at the carlisle group. Simply underline. what. The president has said and the potential in colombia. Something we're well aware of are invested in columbia as well as the president knows. Well i think mr president we have time for perhaps two more questions so Why don't we see how they laura. Let's let's t- up to questions for the president place. The first question will come. From mark rosen as a reminder please stage affiliation for asking your question. Good morning mr president. A good morning admiral I was the recent till recently. The united states executive director international monoprix funds. And before that. I spent thirty years as an investment banker bringing capital to latin america particularly to the andean region and Today i think investors look at the indian region which has beaten seen for. Many decades is a very attractive place to invest with some concern. As you know yesterday. President castillo was inaugurated as president of peru representing a marxist leninist party even though he said he is not a marxist leninist hopefully will govern from the center in chile. Leading candidate is mr barak. The communist candidates communist party candidate was defeated in the primary. Recently as you know but he certainly the To the to not necessarily pro business. I would say and in your country The leading candidate next year is Senator petro mr petro again there is some concern about his about his positions from the perspective of foreign investors and investors generally. So i wanted to ask you. Where does the end in region go with this time. Next year we have present. Castillo president. Boric president petro in the andean region. What what do you say to investors is. Are they going to govern from the center. Have they looked at columbia. They looked at venezuela colombia and recognized what went wrong and that they will not follow those kinds of policies and keep rb concerns. Thank you mark. Okay and i think we have time to very quickly laura. Whoever the next question is please be concise rate. We'll take the last question from sara lee whitson off President my name is sara lee whitson from democracy for their world. Now i know typically you in your position. President received lots of advice from united states. But i wondered if you could offer some advice. Offer some advice to the biden administration and it really ties into your remarks about sanctions on venezuela for terrorism of course there are sanctions on cuba There's been a new condemnation by the state department on cuba for attacks on protesters and these policies are quite in contrast to america's role in the middle east. Where for cease-fire resolutions were blocked As the war by israel against gaza continued military. Support for. Israel continues. I know you've seen some of the consequences of israeli abuses given your role investigating the attack on the flotilla. I believe in two thousand ten gay. Thank you very much. We'll go ahead and let the president answer. We only have four minutes left. Thank you for your question. Okay thank you amaral mark on your question. I'm not good at breeding future am good..
"colombia" Discussed on The World Next Week
"But at the same time we need to create latin america dynamic labor force and that can happen if there is a clear and then accelerating process of near-shore. Thank you mr president. A very clear. Let me Let me move a little bit to your borders To the east and ask you to speak a bit about venezuela you mentioned the immense humanitarian crisis brought about by reaction to the jupiter ship. There obviously tensions have been extant on this border for decades of. What's your current assessment of the relationship. between Between both got that in Lemme divide the concert of relationship into first of all their relationship with our innocent brothers and sisters as brookings institution's road maybe a year ago when we when we were moving forward with the tps they. They basically said that the gesture that colombia showed to the world is maybe the most important humanitarian gesture that has been seen in the last fifty years around the globe. We're talking about giving temporary protective status to one point. Eight million myers. That's something that is really a reverence point. We're not a rich country and we have embraced that that fraternal policy because we considered this the right way to do the right way to go and obviously we need to do much more in order to make this an opera. United states for example has a long tradition. The last one hundred years on how migration can contribute to develop. There have been many migrants in the united states that came in moments of distress and around the world in day generated. Transformation science chirp ownership in literature in medicine. You name so we have to be able to transform this migration dynamic something that contributes story economic growth and our social transformation. But we can only do that. If we generate opportunities indefinite the humanitarian migration rises. That were seeing venezuela. Emerald these is. It's it's really affecting the whole ham is we're talking about people that have come lagging every minimum service and yes. We are spending around one billion dollars year over year to attend this crisis now when it comes to the international community and the contribution of their making. What's really worrying is that yes. We have a lot of pledges but not a lot of dispersants. And when we compare why the we have received for migrant compared to other crisis of assumer magnitude around the world. it's it's reading a major gap what we have served. We look at what has happened in syria. The amount of money per migrant has been around three thousand dollars for mike has been contributed by international community. When it comes to this situation in south sudan when you evaluate how much money has been given for migrant is around one point six thousand dollars and in our case. We haven't even gotten to three hundred dollars for so we three. We have been paying most of the resources and is not the were begging for is something that we chill address. And we're taking the biggest biscuit festival burn so we have done it. And i think we're doing but definitely if there's not a recovery in venezuela there's not a path to democracy. This crisis is going to grow day over day and is going to become unmanageable a for all over country. So this is something that has to be addressed fast now. When it comes about the discussion about the regime invention well the regime. In venezuela set dictatorship and always day started us act democracy and then as i call it a diktat crecy and now it has become into a brutal dictatorship that has destroyed liberties that has destroyed independence of bowers destroyed free press and that is leaving people in hugger and as why the migration prizes has become such a big problem in the hemisphere. Now we have denounced nickel my little before international criminal court for crimes against humanity. And something that i have sad we had a terrorist attack the blazing google dot a month ago. Where car bomb was was was put in military compound where we have seen with based on the evidence that the people of budak car bomb in the brigade day not only wanted to kill colome gets home use but they wanted to kill united states soldiers and united states citizens where was not plot conceived in venezuela who are the ones behind this the far disease. So that's why we have said that we will begin with announcing this and maybe in respect for way we have said that maybe the united states should consider do declare the venezuelan regime as a sponsor of terrorism is a clear violation of resolution. Thirteen seventy three. That was issued in september. Two thousand one after the horrible september eleven attacks and in this way the countries do not provide safe haven or or or protection terrorist groups. So i think this is something that has to be announced because that's part of the congress and the Here's that we have to keep not only do predict the democratic charter in the americas but also to highlight the no country the world can continue providing safe haven to jerry's organizations that are attempting against many countries. So i would make that division saying that. We want to protect brothers and sisters. We definitely need to keep our our voice loud enough to denounce the the linkages between them. The regime under narcoterrorists organizations around the heads. I think this is similar Harkening back to my days. The supreme allied commander of nato the way the europeans look at lucia and the distinction between lukashenko the so-called last dictator of europe and the people of yellow reuss who deserve a better future. And that certainly is the case in venezuela mr president. I was also struck by your use of numbers in detail in terms of payment.
The Left Is Trying to Goad White Americans Into White Tribalism
"Get back to this idea. You said that the left is trying to goad white americans into being the demonic version that they have in their minds. They're voting us into being white tribal us and you and i of course would say no. Thank you go ahead. Yeah the last is is repeating the talking points of the cloud cuts clan circa one thousand nine hundred fifty in one thousand nine hundred fifty. The klu klux klan said this is a white man's country founded on white dominance and watson. Liz ation if you take away segregation and you allow nation between the races. You will save the destruction of america. They'll be pulling down at statutes they'll be burning down at cities they'll be tearing up. Its founding documents and we in the center. We civic nationalists who support the founding principles saying no. No america is accidentally a white man's country. It's more importantly in englishman's country in english political history and resistance to tyranny and moderate form of the reformation and a balance between the king and the parliament all these english virtues are ones that made america what it is. That's why you can't have the same constitution in bolivia and colombia. They tried and they failed because they didn't come from an english political. So that's the point. This is not a a white skin idea. This is not. You have to be an english person idea. This an idea that happens to have come out of those cultures and out of those national traditions. But it has nothing to do with your ethnic identity anyone's world can buy into this idea and that is why america is a nation of nations. But something happened culturally where the people who came to this country in more recent decades. They were not even invited to buy into these ideas. They were allowed to have their own crazy backward ideas from their own nations. They were not asked to be a part of america effectively. Worse than that they were encouraged should be
Mariana Velsquez' Refreshing Summer Cocktail Recipe
"We continue this series with more recipes from some of the world's best shifts and bartenders. Today's recipes for a refreshing summer cocktail from columbia. Hello my name is maryanne. Alaska's i referred stylus and days make. You're an author of colombiana a rediscovery recipes and rituals from the soul of colombia. And today i wanna share with you. One of my favorites summer recipes from my book go by the vassal which is a street. Food is watermelon in line. Punch drink from the city of baron pizza which is great town. That's rolls over the mountains and into the mouth of the magdalena river and is such a vibrant city and i discovered these recipe on steamy afternoon. I was working all day and lunch was fire way and finally pulled onto the sidewalk to find a bunch of school. Kids chiding joking away as they dip their spoons into talk cups of crush watermelon with tons of line and ice and the watermelon pieces have been steeping into line for so long that they flavor had become some intense. And so the way you make these drink. It's really refreshing is you. Take about twenty cups of watermelon cut up into chunks by one cup of freshly squeezed lime juice and six cups of ice and you put everything into a large pitcher. And you use a wooden schooner model to sort of partly crushed that fruits for the watermelon seeps into the lime juice and dissolves a little utilit- really well for about forty five minutes and then read before serving new top it off with clubs soda and serving too tall bowl glasses with the lungs. It's delicious. i recommend
Haiti's Interim Leader Requests US Troops
"Haiti has asked Washington to send soldiers as it prepares for elections after the assassination of President Juvenal Movies shot multiple times in his own residence by assassins. Was from Colombia, but two people arrested were
17 Suspects Detained in the Brazen Killing of Haiti's President
"17 suspects have been detained so far in the assassination of Haiti's president. Haitian authorities say two are believed to hold dual US Haitian citizenship, and Colombia's government says at least six R former soldiers in its
A highlight from Interview with Crime Writer Richard Meredith: S. 7, Ep. 1
"All about the craziness. what's it about. Well i say that the across nest is a crime. Silk throw without Police furlough agents or the military's just two men seeking justice against a brutal cartel is its unique so far. I think it's the only novel about the use of the crew. Some rains in the smuggling of cocaine. Between colombia mexico i kinda described as the mutant spawn of dos. Vote and savages. But it's us in a nutshell. The girls nestle story about to a giant bows dettori smuggler. Chase brenner who's innocent. Fishermen and for different reasons. Both men get cross Sideways with the bishops bach cartel and the box and the capo fernando. Cuervo they're desperate and are on the run and they figure the providers to bargain for their lives but they really don't have any leverage. So johnny west some inside information about the the cartel decide conceives a plan to hijack one of the cartel secret the narco submarines and figure with a hundred billion dollars worth cocaine in the onboard. They could cut a deal. And it's a great idea. Until cartels chief sicario mandate kudo kidnaps jason's family. Now things get a little more complicated. Johnny faces kind of the moral dilemma of his life. Ditch as the man who saved him from sure death or escape with rich beyond his wildest dreams and lose it all including his life to save jason away from family and from there. Others much mayhem on the road to resolution nutshell. That's interesting. it sounds like almost a little bit like a like an action adventure with psychological thriller thrown in there a little bit a little bit of all. The characters are flawed in some
"colombia" Discussed on ActionPacked
"End into slightly push us three either the same banks every now they instead of them jump up because one. It stood on something that he wasn't sure what it was because obviously the came in parana. The app sting writes is different. Animals that can by everybody one picks it was interesting really interesting in complete contrast something. Ibm's in baseness a beautiful former colonial tons like cuts again. I remember very well who you got really lovely buildings. And i'm their mobile tons enough yet as you said caught the hannah beautiful The heritage area that the historic zion Three hundred year old some four hundred year old buildings at amazing the full there is wonderful will koran. It's not just a lot of people. Got hannah for the beaches. The rosetta islands crystal clear waters super bowl snorkeling diving. If you wishes while style on a night out of wonderful towns About which is four hundred years old old side kleist the bogota at three hours from tabs cobblestone rides wonderful buildings once again if you want to see something. That's just spectacular. Buddy chatter is probably the do must play maxi 'em location every year. It's voted the most beautiful town in colombia. It's heritage is just exactly as it was four hundred years ago and looking for today. Any location location. Okay well from managing couple of wonderful towns to visit. Hit a coat in high dane by coffey towns at coffee Heritage towns so that colorful say the buildings red blue green yellow wonderful streets surrounded by plantations of coffee. And everything else. Once gave one task. Guate- pay is about an hour and a half from measuring bit. Quite but closer. I would say a good ninety nine visit as visit mitigating guide to guatemala as well. It's a massive They can actually climb up seven hundred dollars straight to the very tough wait ahead offered a helicopter rides to the end about that area because it is just inside Like is just beautiful. You can go out there on a boat as well. Beautiful places this as well. I'm glad to pay for nine. Hundred is just got a amazing buildings not so much a heritage wise but colorful very colorful. It's also got like klay images painted on actual autumn's of the building and it's not as flat painted. I should say it's it's like describe it. You might see j willis aura. At as she sang we came basinas. Which is a hardworking people in that case Describe houses more or less got to three centimeters thick. These paintings sculptures than onto the buildings as beautiful as co is. Different coffees on. We have coffee. Woods cow tillis peachy to my favorite toward the moment is a trip. Ichi chapitoulas at canal factory. So columbia is actually the second largest producer panella in the will It's made from a different sort of sugar cane. So it's not the same sugar cane as normal ours suga..
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"I wouldn't go our members Those area that police wouldn't go down there and they're like full cas full police. 'cause at lisa as places everywhere in the will and columbia has them just as ever worry us different here as well as the big amd groups those like nocco traffic counties which are oldest sign with the a paramilitary Guerrillas over thorough just after money in easy life. They based in dense forest all in small towns and remote areas. So it's not really stand at travelers. It's it's unfortunate that not everybody can guy that just unfortunately how it is. The government hasn't got controlled areas. And how did you end up. Living in columbia. In the first place my story sought starts in two thousand nine. I came here to visit my sister. As she's a missionary in bogota. She's painting a twenty five twenty seven years something like that so i was here for three months. I got to visit a lot or go to say experience. A lot of columbia. I got to the amazon sanogo staying with the terms and the starting statues and sculptures dating back thousands of years. I got facific. I got up to the novacare bain. Coffee zayn obviously were left now. I just fell another everything. Every place is just amazing. Just the natural beauties coach every different locations. A different culture different people wear different clothing. Have different food. Like i. Think at columbia columbia's one based the nation it's more or less likely destinations that you want to try and visit but obviously you can't do one experience you've got to come to three times. It's an amazing place. But that's what. I fell in love fourth as as a common story inside but i was living in sydney at the time i went back to sydney and i was lucky enough. That oughta followed me back there a few months. And that's where we stayed for a number of years we got married in new zealand. My mother actually married us in hoegaarden at nice memory to have. We took many trips to colombia. In the time that we lived in sydney so is a case of every time we came. We knew we're going to come and move here where you're gonna live here. We just didn't know when just the Now we're gonna guy go in. We're tied what are we gonna do. So let's just go now inside. That will be flying came here..
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"Travel writers. And we've spent off lifetime exploring every corner of the world so we want to share with you some of our extraordinary experiences and the amazing people. We've met along the way this week. In colombia or to be more exact in the coffee zone the fruit bird of this enchanting and surprising south american country. we're talking two new. Zealander bruce mclean bruce fund in love with the landscape the culture the food and his wife here. He not run to boutique tour operation. Bruce thank you very much beta pleasure to be here. My first question for you is an expert on colombia's you are on a tour operator in columbia is that thirty years ago. Columbia was generated considered to be the most dangerous destination on earth. It was a reputation it had its foundation in full twenty years previously and it reaches in the heyday of pablo escobar famous narcoterrorists. Who with a fortune. It said of some sixty. Four billion dollars became british drug laudable. Time not in twenty twenty. One columbia has transformed itself into a new title. Miz sought after tourist destination in the americas. I ever did this. Come about who took the cocaine of i see out of columbia A well where to begin on that had a battle the transformation. Well those the old saying how. I think that every cloud has a silver lining the cloud was obviously pablo escobar. A very able man made it a three thousand people including a plane load of people met one stage including families babies. Everybody on Load up and your. He was very wealthy man. One site the second wealthiest man in the will but hell the transformations added is with backpackers because backpack is being young. People are adventurous tonight. I wanna try different things. Sort of stuff. They went to explore and columbia has been one of those places where backpackers also want to go out there. When other people haven't seen that you haven't they will one of the other people and that sorta hallett's it began. It's my feeling the backpack started to calm started. Experience going here and there and that sort of stuff found amazing country full of beauty so many attractive locations landscapes its abundance of wildlife bids the most variety of beds in the world lajes variety of butterflies..
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"It's been a month since you left columbia. And i'm wondering what is happening with the protests. What is happening with dorsey. Stents ya and flacco so in the time since we left columbia. A few things have happened. The first thing is the official committee of the national strike declared that it was going to suspend marches in order to open up space to negotiate with the government. It's composed mainly of people who belong to more traditional institutions like labor unions and others like you know university students and things like that and flacco. Who was the young guy from the made alenia when we asked him about this. Very explicitly told us you know those people don't represent us. They're opportunists k. Identified on china this ghetto managers on us opportunities. We'd premade alenia the front line. Are the you know the real expression of the people and of the strike and and you know he basically told us that they had absolutely no intention of calling off their protests going home even if officially the strike was over game. They'll go mattel patterns attorneys corales cornerstone osama scancen polarize the system thirty s. Cmo's assemblers populaires here. My husband just annoy ages on saturday. The government was able to dismantle stains in this huge operation involving seven hundred or more armed uniformed agents of this state between police armed forces a couple of helicopters this massive show of force they came in they broke up. The i believe eighteen or so individual roadblocks that made up the security perimeter for for the autonomous zone. The pushed all the protesters out and regained control of the territory. When we found out that that happened we obviously we reached out to flacco to get a sense of how he was doing and what he thought and we actually haven't heard back from him and i'd be lying if i said that that didn't make me worried because well i mean you know for obvious reasons right. It's like the these kids like flacco. The kids in the front line are the ones who have been very consciously putting their lives on the line for this right and many of them have died. Many of them have been seriously injured. Many of them have disappeared. And so the fact that right at the moment that racist. Nci is kind of crushed. Is the moment that we no longer hear back from flacco. It's it's a little bit alarming. of course it's also possible that he'd just like you know got newsom card for his phone and isn't getting the messages we have no idea. We're going to keep trying to find out but but as of right now i have no idea where he is or if he's well david. Thank you so much. Thank you sarah. 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"That kind of solidarity between sectors of society right between indigenous people in urban workers and urban youth and educated university students and things like that that kind of solidarity has existed before in colombian history but never to this extent. They're all showing up in large numbers and they're all staying out in large numbers in cities across the country in that kind of solidarity is not normal. It's not something that we've really seen before. Not to this extent in a country that is defined in many ways by its divisions by its class divisions and it's racial divisions it was really remarkable to see and to me at least it felt like a sign of a deeper shift. I think that this brings us back to this original point that you made about how these protests are kind of a sign of this opening up of politics and columbia and what is the relationship between this last sixty or so years of history that you just shared and what we're seeing right now. What we're seeing right now. In columbia with the national strike. I think is the beginning of a new chapter in colombian politics for many years any effort by regular people. Poor people working people to organize in order to improve the conditions of their lives. Any effort of that sort was immediately lumped in with the insurgency obviously there were sort of liberal political formations that had existed since the beginning of the republic. But that's not the same thing and that sort of sucked the air out of social movements in columbia for many years right. It made it so that it was extremely difficult for people to pursue the same goals through different means through for example electoral politics more mass movements in the streets. Any effort of that sort was immediately lumped in with the insurgency and it was lumped in with the war and that wasn't just a sort of rhetorical thing right it wasn't just a way for the government to kind of de-legitimize any sort of movement for social justice by calling them ghettos it was also an excuse for the state to materially and.
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"Enduring during one such march in the capital in vogel don. He was struck in the head by projectile that had been fired by an agent of the is mad the riot squad of the national police and that blow from this projectile wound up killing him and he's death wound up becoming a huge rallying cry for the national strike and it was a moment that this went from just a regular sort of protest over economic conditions into being this huge expression of rage and indignation on the part of large swaths of colombian society. You have this killing by the police of this young man and then on top of that. People are also angry about the unfulfilled promises of the peace process and inequity as well. Yeah and it's not unrelated because a lot of this has to do with the sort of violence of the state and the fact that this is a government that insists on solving every social problem with violence. That just leads to this. Profound collective sense of indignation. The comes from this pig. Zoroastrian of decades of war and violence and corruption and crime and is just a people who've had enough and the government meanwhile is doing everything to minimize people's concerns we have govern with our principles and our values and one of those values has been zero tolerance with any conduct from public servant over a member of the police or the army that goes beyond the colombian constitution. So we have been defenders of human rights. That no the police aren't actually killing people in the street in spite of all the cell phone videos that you see over literally the police shooting people in the street and the more the government does not just the more desperately indignant people get in columbia's capital bogota. Friday was the first of a four days long shutdown trial to prepare city for food parenting after that initial wave of protests. The pandemic everything. Quiets down as we know all over the world not just in columbia empty streets in shops offering almost surreal atmosphere to these usually overcrowded streets. So what brings people out into the streets in april of this year so the immediate catalyst for people to start protesting again. This year was a tax reform. Bill that president bouquet introduced as a way of sort of refilling columbia's state coffers which had been pretty badly depleted by the economic consequences of the pandemic and this bill. It wasn't exactly a regressive tax bill but it did hit the middle class particularly hard and it was the middle class that was particularly hard hit by the pandemic itself as well so people really were unhappy about this. It was a profoundly unpopular bill and that was the rallying cry that brought people to the streets in the first place in late april however duquet withdrew the tax reform. Bill pretty quickly within just a few days and people kept protesting which was just assigned. This was about a lot more than just that one. Bill and this spring in april that same cycle that we saw at the beginning of of protests in two thousand nineteen where people come out to protest something specific like the tax reform but also these deeper things like inequality and corruption is dead met with completely disproportionate force by the dozens of people died. Like right at the beginning right. It's just all of a sudden. The state cracks down with this really shocking degree of force and that makes the protests into this huge phenomenon that we're seeing today. This brings us back to kind of where we started right. The sort of this moment right now. When does this autonomous zone in inquiry sort of spring up so boy. Doris stands stanza. The autonomous zone in gali starts to take hold during the very beginning of this latest round of protests. The national strike so late april of this year. And why kylie like. Why does it become sort of the symbol of the national uprising. What is so special about this particular place. Golly is a very special city because it's one of the most racially diverse cities in colombia. Kelly is near the pacific coast with where columbia's afro descendant population is concentrated. So kelly has a larger black population than any other city in columbia and it has one of the largest populations of any city anywhere in america. It is also close to a region that is historically very significant for indigenous communities in columbia. Not just because of the number of indigenous people who lived there but because of how organized historically those particular indigenous groups have been and how willing and successful they have been in sort of organizing for and fighting for their rights as indigenous communities one of the days that we went to puerto residence because we went there almost every day. That we were in county happened to coincide with the moment that a large group of indigenous protesters from outside of relieving him. These vehicles sort of moving slowly across the intersection is large urban intersection. That is the autonomous own of puertas extensive with hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people crowded around them. Cheering them on in the people on the trucks themselves who are pretty much. All indigenous people cheering on the people in the autonomous zone.
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"About. od gets elected president. Who wear goudie. Pay with sworn in in august in the national parliament challenge. Dramatically underlined by rebel mortar bombs. Falling just a block away from the ceremony to have a president who comes from the sort of large landowning elite who decides that he is going to be the one who wins the war right like he's going to be the president who finally defeats the insurgency through the use of military force under the houdini. Base says no more concessions no more fruitless negotiations with the guerrillas. Force them to end the civil war that has lasted four decades and killed more than two hundred thousand columbia's it came to be known that he and his family and his associates had an extensive web of connections to the sort of right wing paramilitary side of the conflict and he really embodied not as president and also. During this time i should say there were billions of dollars in assistance from the united states so the united states really sort of threw their weight behind duty way and he's kind of You know no-holds-barred war approach to the conflict and is would he be able to end this decades-long conflict to a significant extent. He succeeds right like the tables. Turn in the conflict in favor of the government and against the farc and that sort of changes the conditions. Right the farc is pretty substantially weakened so one man will santos is elected president in two thousand ten. He was previously close ally of him but who decides in office that instead of sort of quote unquote finishing the job that his predecessor and sort of mentor had started which is sort of militarily defeating. The farc what he's gonna do instead is used their weakened position to press for a negotiated way out of the conflict. A peace agreement. Columbia's president one. Manuel santos his bet his legacy on the agreement end a war that he said could not be militarily in our constitution one of the obligations of every citizen starting with the president is to seek peace and some people think that peace can be achieved by killing the last member of the farc. That is not possible. This is not the way the peace agreement start slowly. It starts in secret but then when it becomes clear that it might actually succeed. It becomes the biggest news story in the last half century or even century in columbia after more than five decades of bloodshed. There may be a chance for peace. In colombia again the colombian government and the marxist guerrillas known as farc are due to sign a revised peace deal thursday and the conflict that has killed more than two hundred thousand people and forced millions work clemens from their homes. I remember when this was happening. It was like every was a psycho shit at this actually work this time like are they actually gonna come to an agreement is actually going to disband right. This this guerilla organization that has existed for more than fifty years. And that's exactly what happened in two thousand sixteen. The.
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"Vice news reports and i'm your host aerial jim. Ross for the last two months there have been these nationwide protests in the country of colombia. My colleague david noriega traveled there last month to interview frontline protesters and government officials to really get a picture of the situation on the ground. David sat down with one of our producers. Sarah cavuto to share what this moment can tell us about the past the present and the future of politics in columbia. Hey david how's it going. I'm good sir. How are you. I'm all right. I'm really happy that you are here to talk to us about what's happening in colombia. Because there's a lot from what i'm seeing in the news and i'm wondering if you can gonna tell us a little bit about what's going on in this moment so what's happening. In colombia right now is thought for more than two months. Now we've seen a huge popular uprising. There have been massive protests constant confrontations with the police a lot of police violence a lot of deaths and injuries and disappearances really on a scale and for a duration that the country has never seen before. And you have sort of these autonomous zones like the one that you were just telling us about right and places like kelly are there other autonomous zones across the country or is the winning colleague kind of unique. There are other things that you could describe as autonomous zones in gali and in other cities including bogota the capital But those tend to be more transient right. You have protesters blocking streets for a period of time Before the police come in and disperse them but at the resistencia is really the the definitely the biggest. And it's the one that they were able to sustain in a consistent way for the longest period of time and so for that reason because both ariston's was so large and so vibrant and so sort of entrenched because they were able to maintain it for so long it kind of became a symbol for the uprising. Large you've described to me this idea that that what we're seeing sort of in this moment with these protests is actually sort of a direct result of a kind of opening up of of the political landscape essentially across columbia as a result of this cascade of historical events. And i'm wondering if you can kind of set the scene for us so for more than half. A century colombian politics was completely defined and very tightly constrained by the armed conflict. Columbia is the most violent nation in the western hemisphere. This of men mentally complex multi front and fear in columbia tonight. The colombian drug barons thought to be fleeing the government's crackdown have made their presence. Felt with startling. Ferocity incredibly bloody spectacularly. Violent hunt is on after two deadly attacks by leftist guerrillas. In colombia on imaginable tragic protracted civil wars. He's relative scoot and escape violence. Nine of them including his grandparents. Mother and father were mortar by farming dairy state horses. The question of power and inequality in colombia as in many left american countries revolves largely around the question of land land is and has been for a long time the main way to accumulate capital and power in columbia throughout colombian history. There has been a very small of people who owns the vast majority the lamps and exploits that land in order to accumulate tremendous amounts of wealth and in the process dispossess and exploit the rest of the population geraghty. Also todd. i'm doing. That was donald trump and the conflict. As it's understood today begins in the mid nineteen sixties. You have groups of peasants in columbia. Who decided that. The only way to resolve this profound inequality around the ownership of land is through armed revolution in vietnam they subscribe to various different flavors of communist ideology primarily sort of marxism-leninism and they take up arms and they form various different insurgent guerrilla groups. The main one of those is the farc. The revolutionary armed forces of colombia. The farc grew to become a formidable well. Organized army that existed pretty much across the entire territory of that was a direct threat to ruling classes which were one and the same with the ruling classes in the sense of the state while guerrilla warfare batters the colombian countryside political violence and organized crime members the cities and it became a war between armed revolutionary groups. The state and these private armies these private paramilitary formations put together by large wealthy landowning elites in order to protect their interests in the face of the insurgency. I'm getting the nineteen nineties to fight against. Left-wing guerrillas were accused of massacring thousands of innocent civilians inspiring. Fear was their main objective for success. And then of course there is the factor of cocaine ground zero on the war on drugs colombia. The colombian armed conflict was dramatically reshaped by the emergence of a mass market for cocaine in the united states primarily in the eighties at war it appears are the colombian government and the narcotraffic contests the drug lords who controlled multibillion dollar cocaine trade. At least that's what it seems like from the outside except that the real story is much more complex introduced. This new way of making tremendous unimaginable amounts of money to every actor in the conflict. Right so the guerrillas got into the drug game. The paramilitaries got into the game and the state got into the drug game people and organizations who at one point or another were driven largely by politics all of a sudden driven by the desire to get rich. The main thing that it did was it just prolonged the conflicts. It made it so that things like negotiated solutions were suddenly kind of polluted by these criminal interests that had permeated every faction in the war. All right so. I just want to reiterate to make fully understanding so basically since the nineteen sixties there has been this conflict between these various groups right leftist guerrillas the government and these paramilitary formations all of them involved in one way or another with cocaine the cocaine business and so i'm wondering like when do things kind of come to a head like what year would you say things kind of shift so things really start to take a turn into thousand two. Which is the year that.
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"colombia" Discussed on Today in Focus
"These protests began back in april as a spontaneous response to the introduction of new taxes. What were they like. Start with a peaceful. They were largely peaceful absolutely as fairly often in in columbia in the peripheries of the cities. Which are the poorest areas. There protesters often block. Roads disrupting public transport in those instances Which happen very early in the morning. That's when the police come in and they break them up with tear gas and protesters fight back. Some guys like throwing stones and stuff and then you have the main kind of mainstream march through the senses of the city's passable but i'm marks passed on down the commercial avenues. Those usually peaceful again until the they usually get broken up by. Police khumalo any circumvent feta in the airport. Data processing has lost money for scientists. That's something that we saw the start. The police would move along protesters with tear gas and with flash-bang and that gets people angry at some brawled up and then you have basically kind of skirmish. why did the government wants to raise taxes in the first place the government wanted to increase taxes somewhat ironically to fund coronavirus relief packages part. Of course that was badly communicated and the way they were going to fund the coronavirus relief was by raising taxes in areas. The say would have hit further the middle and working classes the very people that the coronavirus relief was aimed at how prevalent is covered in the country right now so these protests of course come during The context of a brutal third wave of the pandemic when as as celaya brains in african has asthma. But when kobe dc worry daily case rates daily deaths from covid nineteen of the highest. They've ever been the country's rapidly. Approaching the very grim milestone of one hundred thousand deaths from covid nineteen though is of course a lot of apprehension about these protests taking place beforehand health authorities begged protesters. Please please please do this. another way. And the police have also been particularly heavy handed and authorities of the politicians support. The police have been very vocal in saying that the protests must be broken up partly because of the risk of higher contagion code. Nineteen sandra been the records historic name yet. Looking for superstars did that. We all think see okay. So huge numbers of people demonstrating despite cova. Is there a strong protest movement in columbia columbia like much of latin. America does have recent form for protesting. These protests really are a continuation of ones that began in late. two thousand and nineteen The caves pablo wave across latin america anti inequality protests anti corruption protests. They've taken to the street with a long list. Equivalences among the many demands maintaining minimum wages for young people and granting universal rights pension to everyone. You'll get those. When this into the pandemic a halt to those to those protests but those issues the economic inequality and the police heavy-handedness which has only got worse during lockdown has only pulled at the threads of the social fabric in colombia. It's really kind of perfect storm. Which couldn't really be suppressed any longer by the current ivars response on the second of may the colombian president and decay announce. The tax rises weren't going heads to congressional republicans repeal their project or radical minister. eat rami. tara nigga hinting who new project. The protests continued a. They did and that's really because the protest stop being about the tax hike. Almost the moment the people started marching. The tax hike was one policy that drew people lose the kind of lightning rod the allow these trade unions and human rights organizations and various pressure groups to essentially going to draw on one one eight one issue to get people to turn out but some of the reasons people are marching. Many of the reasons people matching isn't just because of economic disparity because of anyone policy or even anyone government people are talking about endemic problems. So when on the second of may yes. The tax reform gets gets yanked. But that doesn't really have any bearing on protesters and let's talk about president. Van de que demand presiding over all of this. Who is he. And what do people think of him even k. Came to power in two thousand eighteen the headlines on the streets of bahgat talk of unification and victory. The face of president elective and duquet stays back from every page but this political unknown faces decades old challenges before taking office just a year before taking office was a relative unknown in colombian political life. He was seen as someone who essentially road the support of his mentor. Former president divisive hardliner algebra to power north. Yoenis paint samples in. He's he does since then. His tenure has been marked with various crises those crises a venezuela in early nineteen. And then there's been the protests of late nineteenth and of course the pandemic and he's seen on all of those frances as having not handled those crises particularly well he's seen as being out of his debt somewhat very gaffe prone his largely unpopular. These demonstrations of now gone on for weeks and even out speaking to people on the streets who is out protesting people. Protesting is about anyone. And everyone. In bogota where. I am each wednesday. There's often my can focal points. And there's marches. So one recent wednesday i went to the march is starting at the national park and possessing towards the historic plaza boulevard. Which is the the central historic square of the city in the country. And i met tighter. Pedro velasco he's a leader of the indigenous music. People that come from the southwest of the country. He was in traditional dress which is a kind of long black woolen. Poncho struck me as many many Indigenous leaders in columbia do as someone of incredibly steely resolve very stoic. He ready crack actors. A smile or a frown. He told me he was marching in. His community was marching in defense of their ancestral lands. Bill also pulled down a few statues of colonizers and he said very plainly. The colonizers were the people. They resisted hundreds of years ago. Now they're having to resist the government which is essentially what they say. The same system sort of really. Sorry i won. So i'm elizabeth. I'll phones i in one of the peripheral. Neighborhoods of bogota could pull. America's redoubled portal a portal of resistance. Nokia it's where these these blockades that i mentioned began stopping stopping the buses going into the city. And it's where also every night almost police baffled with protesters. I met with affonso ahead of that. Night's essential daily are causing our fundamental illogic. She was running a a soup kitchen effectively and she has two children. She told me two sons. There are actually in these.
Parents Don't Want Critical Race Theory Being Taught
"We're not Here's a tweet by the intercept A left wing wreg. Notice that listen, this is hilarious. They're so upset that parents are objecting to critical racism theory. Here's their tweet parents, mostly white. They had to throw that in there have been storming school board meeting storming that's intentionally storming school board meetings across the state of Georgia over the last few weeks, heeding a call by conservative demagogues to fight against critical race theory being taught in schools. You know why parents By the way, How do they know that? They're mostly white as we discussed earlier on the Dan Bongino show podcast where we address some of the same topics. Um, how do they know that? My video producer G said did they take some kind of a DNA sample and the way in Missouri Census form? How exactly does the intercept know that? That the parents are mostly white. A lot of people think my wife is mostly white, Unfortunately, is not. She's mostly not white. She's Colombian, and that's not from South Carolina. There are liberals. Listen, you have to clarify. There's a country in South America, Colombia. It's actually spelled with an O. Not AU. They frequently screw that up. How do they know that? Well, they're the intercept their you know, obviously prejudging and engaging in stereotypes which we thought were racist. How do they know that? Was there again? Was there a DNA sample of finger stick at the door? Just checking what they do like 27 me or something like that. You know why the intercepts upset because of this headline. The Washington Examiner. By Emma COLTON. June 7 2021 Concerned Parents launch a Billboard campaign against woke lessons in elite New York City schools. Even in places like New York City. It turns out, people
Colombia Under Pressure to Halt Police Violence Against Protesters
"More than month has now passed since the start of anti government protests. They were triggered by a government plan to increase taxes. Even after the tax plan was withdrawn, though the anger in the streets continued and police clamp down hard More than 40. People have been killed in these demonstrations, and now activists are driven by another goal, putting an end to police violence. A long standing grievance in Colombia manual Rueda report from the city of Cali, which has seen some of the most intense protests in the calypso neighborhood in Cali, The main road has been blocked with stones, bricks and bright orange barriers. There's a police helicopter flies over the road block young men with their faces covered. Keep an eye on who's entering the neighborhood. Dozens of these world blocks have been set up across Colombia to pressure the government into meeting protestors demands. But the road blocks her also here to keep the police away when Children's documented island were being She says, come from guns fired by the police. Dozens of people are killed each year in Colombian police operations, and in the current protest, many demonstrators have been shot at by officers beaten or hurt with tear gas canisters. Now reforming the police is one of the protesters main demands They want officers who commit crimes to be held accountable in civilian courts. But again, yeah, but reconciliation. Nika. They're pretty metal that about until there's truth. There can't be real peace says in memory of Alaska's an artist who showed up at a recent marching Callie wearing black, she says she's mourning the protests victims.
Story of the Cocaine Bear
"It's a tale of drugs planes parachutes in one. Unluckier this epic crime story centered in knoxville. Could soon be coming to the big screen. I read sometimes. Entertainment trades to see what's happening and i saw that elizabeth banks it is in the public arena. This information is out. There is developing a movie about cocaine. Bear and i vaguely remembered something about cocaine bear. I couldn't really place. It did some googling and went down outrageous wormhole that we're going to talk about today. Cocaine beer was briefly. Famous in one thousand nine hundred five when it was found dead in the wilds of kentucky after eating roughly fifteen million dollars worth of cocaine but that is just the tip of the iceberg on september. Eleventh nineteen eighty five and old man in knoxville. Tennessee woke up and went outside where he found the corpse of a man in his driveway. The body had goggles on. It was wearing a bulletproof vest and was strapped to a parachute. The body also had some other interesting features a couple of handguns and fourteen million dollars worth of cocaine on just your everyday morning in knoxville. The man phoned the police and when they arrive they identified the dead body as undersea thornton. The second the wealthy son of an elite kentucky horse breeding family former paratrooper narcotics officer and lawyer. Who left all these jobs. Because they were too boring he left them all to become a drug smuggler. For a ring. Known as the company thorn had received a purple heart after an injury in the dominican republic. He was deployed there during the revolution thornton for real dot board of his life and decided to. It's like the bigger rush. Decided to do more dangerous work than he already was doing which was already very dangerous. On september ninth thornton embarked on a mission with bill leonard. His karate instructor turned bodyguard. The pair hopton assessment for four airplane and flew to mont monteria colombia with plans to pick up four hundred kilograms of cocaine and smuggle it into the us
Colombia’s Foreign Minister Resigns
"Foreign minister, Claudia Blum, has announced her resignation. She is the second minister to leave the government of president even Duke. A seance. Street protests and social unrest began more than two weeks ago. Colombia has been facing international condemnation over the violent suppression off protesters.
Anti-Government Protests Continue in Colombia
"Has been a week of violent protests in Colombia that have left at least 24 people dead and more than 1000 other people injured. We'll demonstrate his first took to the streets to oppose tax reforms is part of a general strike in the country, prompting President even Dok to withdraw the proposals on the country's finance minister to resign. But they haven't been enough to stop the protests, which have become a wider call for change, a time when the country is being hit hard by the Corona virus Pandemic. Matthew Chance reports from Bogota Tens of thousands of Colombians have been taken to the streets. At times, it's appeared more like a festival than a protest. But despite the party atmosphere, the message is a serious one Iraqi people are resisting, says this demonstrator. We're tired of suffering tired of being ignored. Yeah. With the number of covert 19 infections and deaths at their highest levels. Authorities are worried about the impact of the demonstrations on the country's already overstretched health system, but these concerns are rejected by protesters. A local Indiana. The people are tired of corruption, says this man. If the people come out to protest during a pandemic, it's because they think the government is more dangerous than the virus. Protest quickly turned violent video posted on Social media showed a heavy handed response by the police. But they also showed unprovoked attacks against the security forces to Kelly and Mary Jean, Colombia's biggest cities. Test is attacked and burned public transport colombianos give us a less again to Clara's gone in companion mysteries of presente allowed to Martin, Jeremy's president. Even Dok appeared on television to condemn what he called Vandals. He said the violence was being coordinated by narco gangs operating in the country Comments rejected by the country's opposition political parties.
"colombia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"I would like to welcome to show a Lauren Pesky from wonder Lulu Dot com, , which has way more use in. Lulu . than you would expect, , check the show notes for how to spell that. . Lauren welcome to the show. . Hi. . Chris thank you so much for having me. . I'm really excited to be chatting with you today and were chatting about Bogota Colombia and Lauren. . What is your connection to Bogut all? ? The Age old question I truthfully never had Columbia on my list was really on my radar but love brought me here. . My boyfriend moved here five years ago, , and so for the past five years I have been visiting on and off and finally kind of made the move down here this year. . And you picked a good year to move internationally. . I know talk about crazy timing. I . finally five years in Ra do this I'm going to get the visa all of that, , and then I got here in February and. . March the whole country shutdown. . Excellent. . So we're GonNa talk about the things that you're going to be able to do win it opens backup starting to do now but why should someone go to Columbia specifically Bogota? ? While let's start with Columbia as a whole is one of my favorite countries I've ever been to and the reason for that many many reasons but I just love how diverse the country as from region to region. . So in one country you have the Amazon rainforest, , you have the Andes mountains you have desert you have the Pacific Ocean you have the Caribbean it's really just in terms of bio-diversity. It's . pretty incredible how many landscapes you can see in One place and beyond that region to region the cultures are so different that people in the language event. . I have a friend in get Mungo, , which is another major city here who says when she talks to her family on the coast in Bonn Akhir Carthagena sometimes, , she doesn't even know they're using a phrase that she's never heard before i. . know that's in a lot of places that it's just it makes it a really really interesting place to visit. . And what kind of tenor are going to recommend for us? ? So today, , I'm going to be specifically talking about Bogota. . I feel like Bogota is the capital city. . I know a lot of people fly through here but often I feel like it's an overlooked major major city most people when they think of Columbia, , Colombia's really gaining popularity in recent years. . The first thing they think of Karma Hannah are medigene and so now that I live year and I've been visiting for so long feel like so many things are overlooked here. So . I really kind of want to dive into that and talk about kind of what makes this place special. . And we should say up front that Lauren doesn't claim to be native Spanish speaker. . Hearsay medigene and you think it should be many Yien or something else. . She's still knows better than I knew it. . So what do in Boca? ? I if you don't mind just talking a little bit of language and so far from ever Oh you must be fluent you're visiting so much. . But the reality is I'm not in so I kind of have a perspective on what it's like to be here in traveling around when I know very little. . Of course, , I've gotten better over time but still learning you can I assume you know the essentials like survey support for? ? That's the first phrase you learn the clerk. . Learned one beer please. . Exactly exactly. . Go back to your your question about, , but was how I always to me. . It's an eclectic mix of traditional and modern Colombian culture, , and I just love how you can kind of go from playing Tejo and eating a maybe another EPA bay case on the street to dancing salsa, , and then the next day you're at a fine dining Peruvian fusion restaurant in high in cocktails at a jazz bar and it's Kinda got it. . All excellent as long as you're going to promise to explain to me what you were just talking about with. . The two things that you're eating and going to somewhere in the course of the conversation. . I will. . Definitely. . To that. . So don't don't even worry. . What are we going to see in Bogota? ? Where are we GONNA START? ? Okay. . So I kind of want to break this down is a massive city. . It's eight million people. . It's a sprawling city. . There's so much to do so much to see. . So I, , kind of want to break it down by by neighborhood because it's so big I feel like it's less of A. . Hit these top ten things? ? Would you see a lot of those lists just great which is fine. . But a lot of those lists stay in only one neighborhood. . Probably. . Heard of it I'm pretty sure you've talked about it before in Candelaria in. . So I kind of want to talk about each little neighborhood and kind of what each place bring. . So the first place like I was saying is the most popular I would say it's the most heuristic part of the city which you know sometimes I think you hear its touristic which equals bad to some to some but to me candelaria, , it's a beautiful part of the city. . It's the Old City it's the cobblestone streets and the colonial Spanish architecture, , and so I'm going to start there with kind of like day one, , right so the reason I start. . There is because there is this place in that area of the city that's in the more southern part of the city, , not all the way south almost like mid <unk> south is monster at day, , which is this big beautiful mountain that overlooks the entire city. . It's a really great like first thing to do because you really get the lay of the land and see just how massive the city is. . You can get up there three ways you can hike up, , you can take the there's like a dealer kind of train that goes up and then there's the cable car and the cable car ride up if you're not afraid of heights. . Is Beautiful. . When you get to the top I mean like I said, , you have this beautiful sprawling view of the city and just kind of a little tip even though I do recommend going early on and during the day the careful because on the weekends it is mental. . I've seen lines that are probably three maybe more hours. . Okay Yes I really recommend if you can go during the week. . That's great and then if you kinda wanted using a little different if you go right before the sun is setting, it's , like a beautiful beautiful view bogus some pretty gorgeous city sunset. So . that's kind of something to keep in ninety.
"colombia" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Colombia's that institution that's a very liberal it's a I think it's just a political hit job you want to know the truth a White House spokesman blaming China the World Health Organization on coronavirus vaccine development Oxford university researchers are moving to advance study of a vaccine candidate they're looking to immunize more than ten thousand individuals to determine if the shop works a Michigan judge rejected the arguments of Republican lawmakers trying to hobble democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer's authority to declare emergencies and impose sweeping restrictions in the pandemic it means the governor's order stands including stay at home which is likely to be extended beyond may twenty eighth in Michigan Richard Cantu ABC news coming up on seven oh three a one hundred year old Palm Beach county woman's among the latest in South Florida to die from the corona virus the Florida department of health yesterday announcing the deaths of thirty one more people in the region including sixteen in Palm Beach thirteen a Miami Dade and two in Broward Miami Dade still has a state high six hundred two deaths from covered nineteen statewide forty eight deaths were reported yesterday and Florida in all has recorded two thousand one hundred forty four deaths from the virus you almost Americans say they've worn a mask in public to help stop the spread includes both Democrats and Republicans a new survey from the democracy fund in UCLA nation ski project found more than four out of five people have covered their face including ninety percent of people aged sixty five and older in this pandemic at seven oh three public polls are starting to reopen as Floridians settle into phase one and while proper chemical maintenance should kill any traces of the corona virus there is one practice that could put you in danger of infection there's any reason why you should not be in the pool this summer it uses the chlorine in is not good for the cool because then you have what given her killing the virus and bacteria water quality and health councils Bob Vincent says thirty percent of adults surveyed still confess tell warm in the water a little bit in both public and private pools and less than a quarter of pool owners admitted testing PH and chlorine levels more than once every two weeks the virus can also survive on frequently touched surfaces around the pool so Vincent recommends disinfecting them often are correct I guess news radio six and W. I. U. D. at seven oh four in today's Florida's jobs report will give a clearer picture of how bad the economic situation is here in the state March's unemployment rate was four point three percent up one and a half percent from February bank rates mark Hambrick's recommends a cleanup we're going to see devastating like high numbers right appointment in the state of Florida for sometime to come until people got the ability to go I can engage in public and people feel comfortable traveling again he says Florida's been uniquely hammered because the leisure hospitality and retail sectors were hit hardest last week another two hundred twenty four thousand Floridians filed for unemployment AT Macy's meanwhile are re opening in time for the Memorial Day weekend previously shuttered stores here in the state and Connecticut Hawaii Minnesota Missouri Pennsylvania and Virginia are set to re open this morning General Motors plants are back up and running in Mexico do you have restarted work building engines and transmissions at two factories overnight to assembly plants though are waiting for supplies seven oh five south for healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic are getting another flyover salute tomorrow's salute flight features U. S. Air Force F. sixteen C. fighting falcon aircraft from homestead a U. S. Coast Guard MH sixty five helicopter and C. one forty four aircraft soaring over thirty four hospitals from the keys to Palm Beach spokesman Micky mark off says it comes on what should have been the Memorial Day Aaron C. show in South Beach so there's no better time than now to say thank you to those healthcare professionals first responders an unsung heroes that are protecting our safety residents are being advised to watch from home and not go to local hospitals to avoid gathering in large groups Wendy Grossman newsradio six ten W. Y. O. D. coming up on seven oh six tomorrow's flyover starts at eleven thirty in the morning you can check out the flight path at W. I. O. D. dot com also starting at noon today it's Wingfoot two blimp time to soar above the Cleveland Clinic and west and then head southeast to Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami before the blimp flies north over three Broward county hospitals tomorrow the blimp is also soaring above hospitals from Boca west palm with the flight beginning at eleven thirty universal Orlando's resorts plan to re open parks to the public June fifth it's being approved by local officials universal chief administrative officer Johns process several precautions are being considered this would be a gradual capacity he managed opening we're going to manage capacity not only across the resort but within each and every attraction and some venue and merchant U. 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"colombia" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Colombia they call it the invisible war good for the children and teenagers for whom the playground became a battleground the violence was unmistakable in a bloody civil conflict that lasted more than fifty years almost seventeen thousand child soldiers recruited by all sides of the conflict we're up to the use their innocence and in many cases their lives thirty two year old Jorge was recruited by the FARC when he was just twelve years old guerrillas turned up at the farm where he lifted matter in the south of the country twenty years ago I still have a time in mind if a family of two children he took one of them by force in my case on they said they would help out my mom with money if I went and because you were poor and she was suffering a lot I decided to go with them but Hey who now works as a security guard face too arduous months of training before he was eventually able to escape he says he feels lucky because many youngsters didn't make it out alive in a nearby cafe I'm a twenty nine year old young Illinois skyway from to Lima she says the guerrillas launched regular rate some have alleged to recruit children they abducted me from my home I watched fifteen I'm from that moment I suffer great constantly unless bill as your knees apart from the parade I ended up bringing them on so they forced me to abort a six month pregnancy give me love and angst to a growing vocal faction of female ex combatants testifying to a litany of sexual abuse in twenty sixteen a report from the Colombian state prosecutor said there were at least two hundred and fourteen cases of girls who was subject to rate for sterilization forced abortion and other forms of sexual violence at the hands of FARC guerrillas yeah these protesters alleged victims of sexual violence inside the fog C. forced abortion was a policy of the gorilla to guarantee the rebellion and prevent that comes from being overrun with children this is denied by Victoria Sandino one cigarette like Amanda and now with senator for the fog which has become a political party Angela Hannah abortion from my perspective was an option that we as women have and I think it was a benefit but if there was some commanders that force women this could have happened and we need to look into that but a motion asking pulse rate it was sent one was compulsory was contraception this recent event in medigene held to commemorate the two point three million young victims of Colombia's conflict the leader of the far critical on Daniel better known by his alias Timochenko did not acknowledge the alleged abuse that took place inside the ranks of the gorilla however he did recognize the suffering enjoyed by generations of children and teenagers in the country and I could let pass the peace agreement that we signed give us an opportunity to accept responsibility and to ask for forgiveness with respect and honor this will not repair the irreparable but it allows those in front of you and in front of the country to renew our commitment to peace and politics the preliminary hearings held by the war crimes tribunal are intended to decide which fought commanders will stand trial later this year and on what charges are set up a time in my neighbourhood Hey who says he still suffers from regular nightmares because of what happened to him too much and because apology wasn't enough it's not sufficient he says in my case it makes no difference anyway but for those children who went dead and his buddies have never been found an apology will never be enough for their families Matthew Charles into the you know most people can do the exercise called the plank for a minute or maybe two or maybe not it involves balancing on your elbows and toes with the rigidly straight back now a sixty two year old former U. S. marine George hood has broken the world record he held the position for a staggering eight hours fifteen minutes and fifteen seconds he told the BBC about his fitness regime I started that plank pose when Guinness world records made a standalone category back in two thousand and ten so I thought well I could try that eight nine years ago nobody knew about the plank nobody knew what it was I don't really specifically recall exactly what made me want to try it I would just eat and I knew it was related to the push ups but I had I was self taught I had to teach myself I went through all the growing the the the the post I first got into it really affects the whole body I I noticed that right away so you have to really do all your course funny exercises that go with the plank pose if you want to be proficient in it for any extended period of time to make it work for you the physical discomfort becomes unbearable to a certain extent I have to just tolerate it but you get used to that you train you train that way and you rehearse what that's gonna feel like every every hour mark so it's not so it's not it's not there to scare you you just adapt the body if you train well your confidence in your ability to fight or not let's I will support the body and the body will support you despite the pain Hey better him than me that's all I can say George was there well that's all from us to listening to the news from from the BBC world service with me I mean just a brother here in London thanks for joining us distribution of the BBC world service in the U. 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