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Johnson & Johnson Begins Final-Stage Testing of Covid-19 Vaccine
"And Johnson is beginning a huge final study to try and prove a single dose of covert 19 vaccine can protect against the virus. That study will be one of the world's largest corona virus vaccine studies so far. Testing the shot in 60,000 volunteers the US, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and full of other vaccines in the U. S and other countries are already in final stage testing.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died
"Bader Ginsburg was a force to be reckoned with. All I asked about brethren. They said. They take their feet off our necks, barely 5 FT. Tall but a liberal giant, only the second female justice named on the Supreme Court serving there for more than a quarter century. Her path to the highest court in the land was not easy. As one of the few women at Harvard Law School she faced discrimination. After graduating from Colombia in the fifties, her tenaciousness in the classroom highlighted in the Oscar nominated documentary on Ginsberg titled RBG produced by journalists Julie Cohen and Betsy West. She was one of nine women in a class of 500. She was tied for first in her class. And the Big New York City law firms just weren't hiring women, not a law firm in the entire city of New York. Did for my employment charging forward, she became a beloved law professor rockers and worked as a lawyer for the O U, She mapped out a legal strategy to file lawsuits against gender bias in employment, housing and government benefits. Man and women are persons of equal dignity and they should count. Equally before the law, You won't settle for putting Susan B. Anthony on the new dollars When they would say things like this. Haven't you respond? Well, never in anger, Mother told that's that would have been self defeating. Always as an opportunity. Teach. I didn't see myself was kind of a kindergarten teacher in those days because the judges Didn't think so. Sex discrimination existed. One of the things that tried to plant in their minds was Think about how you would like the world to be for your daughters and granddaughters. She won five landmark cases, which she argued on behalf of women in front of an all male bench long before she sat on it. Ginsberg went on to serve as an appeals court judge in the nation's capital until that life changing nomination by President Bill Clinton in 1993. I am proud to nominate for associate justice of the Supreme Court. Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg. That announcement may never have happened had it not been for the intense lobbying effort by a staunch feminist, her husband, Marty Ginsburg, and at her confirmation hearing chaired by then Senator Joe Biden, the nominee did not shy away from her feminism spotlighting contentious topics like abortion rights. This is Something central to a woman's. Life to her dignity. It's a decision that she must make
Colombia protests against police brutality
"Comply trying with again. some of these demands, Toe hacked our election which would be incredibly this disruptive time using more Teo stealthy techniques. to the UK, above This new all, information so has been there's provided probably some by Microsoft, element of him and playing it comes to his base just years two weeks And then after you the know, director people of might National complain Intelligence, that is John a threat Radcliffe. to renege Made it clear on the that Northern he Island no longer deals, a let violation intelligence of international agencies law. give detailed That probably sounds in person. pretty good Briefings to a lot of people about who supported election Brexit. interferences They don't particularly to Congress. care about international law. Tell us more David But if he's not able to walk back from it Well, and Sasha, come up this with something was a really interesting the report from Microsoft, consequences for because, the British of people course, in the remember British economy, that Microsoft if like you do go Google, into next year without Apple any trade and agreements others are going to be have really, Ah, really tremendous quite staggering. And we'll probably keyhole sort of fulfill into some of the the operation the worst of the predictions Internet because of the anti Brexit anybody crowded using for Microsoft years ago. So office or it's Microsoft a it's a It's a dangerous email game systems that he's playing and have Whether he's to run able through to get Microsoft out of it, You know, he's been network. quite Same skilled thing, at of course, it Google navigating these dynamics Apple. in the pastoral, Ah, very is able few to do others. it here. Without And what
Surprise! Nintendo just announced a The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild prequel for Switch
"Nintendo just announced a legend of Zelda breath of the wild prequel for the switch. This comes to us via the Euro Gamer so. TIROL WARRIOR IS AGE OF CALAMITY A prequel to the legend of Zelda breath of the wild. It's throughout the twentieth of November this year on intendo switch is set one hundred years before the birth of the wild. Witness the events of the great calamity firsthand and tried to save hi rule from destruction reads the official blurb who got got me going. All right. Let, the developer is Coy tecmo maker of twenty, fourteen hack and slash. Rule warriors producer you'll suitca high she said that while age of calamity retains the Gameplay style of the warriors series with quote exciting one versus thousand battles and a wide variety of playable characters. This will be only game that lets who experienced the world one hundred years prior to the events breath of the wild. Cell Development? Chief. An own. Numa. Say. that. Ao Numa. Am I've always I've always said that his name despite studying Japanese I always that's why I was asking you. Stephanie's. Describing described age of Colombia's as a combination of the well detailed world of breath of the wild with warriors game play. Therefore, he added, I, believe this game will offer the experience of the gravity battles that weren't fully shown in the original game of course antenna. Breath at the wild to in the video below Enuma said that fans will have to wait a little bit longer before we can provide more updates. So don't told you breath just yet.
Protests erupt in Colombia after death of man tasered by police
"Violent clashes erupted in Colombia's capital today following the death of a man in police custody, Angry citizens setting fire to buses, vandalizing police stations and squaring off with police. In confrontations that left at least seven people dead. The wave of violence was in response to a video showing two officers holding down a 43 year old band being Tasered as he begged them to stop. It Highlights long simmering tensions over excessive use of force by the police.
Deadly clashes in Colombia after tasered man dies
"Erupted overnight in Colombia's capital, Bogota. Hundreds of people turned out in the streets after a video of a man being assaulted and repeatedly taste by police was widely shared. A man later died in police custody. The protest last night got violent and at least seven people were killed.
New York City's Columbia University Taking Medical School Founder’s Name Off Campus Dorm Due To Slave-Owning Past
"Columbia University is taking the name of its medical school's founder off a campus dormitory because he owned slaves and once advertised a reward for the return of one who ran away. Colombia President Lee Bollinger told students and faculty and a letter yesterday that the university was not erasing Samuel Bards contributions to the school but that it became clear amid a global reckoning on racism and racist legacies that having a dorm name for him was not appropriate. Bard, who lived from 17 42 to 18 21 was a pioneer in obstetrics helped developed treatment for diphtheria and served as the personal physician to President George Washington.
Whats Working Right Now with YouTube SEO
"Super committed to your success online. We've worked with them to a special offer just remarking school listeners. All you have to do is go to dream host dot com slash marking school to learn more and get your website online today. Welcome to another episode of Marketing School I'm Eric Su and I'm Neil Patel and today we are going to talk about what is working right now with Youtube. Seo. So just F- I just reminded for everyone youtube is still the second largest search engine in the world. Again, it's owned by Google. So Neil, what is working right now 'cause with Youtube you've got what about seven hundred thousand subscribers right now. The biggest thing that I found that works with Youtube. Seo like everyone talks about the key words you need to put the keywords in your title you need have attractive thumbnails for CTR's, and that's all the stuff that everyone's doing. It's just like traditional Seo right you know this better than anyone else everyone can modify their Meta tags everyone can create content that's ten minutes long or everyone can write two, thousand, four blog posts but the big trick that I found that really boost your ranking see youtube opposite attritional Google. Seo which traditional Google, CIO, slow, and steady wins the race in Youtube, Seo whoever does really well in the first twenty, four hours of the video being released tends to win the race and you can get your rank is literally the day you pop up the video doesn't have to take months even for competitive terms, it literally be days. The real question is, how hard can you push the video in the first twenty four hours and what I mean by that is, can you do email blasts, push notification blasts and? FACEBOOK MESSENGER blasts, text blasts, anything. You can't get views in the first twenty, four hours. If you get a lot of traction in those views watched the video, they watch other videos on Youtube Bay comment because they liked the video will find is the video starts ranking really high. Yeah. If you think about it I, mean these social media tools are all created by human beings. Right. How do these algorithms work? If you think about Lincoln if I post something Lincoln or someone's share something with me, they're always sharing with. The bunch of people want a bunch of people to like it. They want a bunch of your comment. They want a ton of engagement initially, right? That's what these algorithms looking for. They're looking for the initial rush. So you're lucky enough you're fortunate enough to have audiences across the MLS. If you have push notifications to Neil's point earlier, that's good for you. Now here's the flipside tonight. Love you might be saying, well, what have we don't have an audience while I just spoke to a guy yesterday new you should definitely check. Out This podcast I think you would enjoy it. My spoke to a guy named George Gammon very successful entrepreneur was doing like twenty four million bucks a year in the retired bought of a bunch of real estate and now moved Medellin Colombia. Now in St Bart's but points this he does a really good job of teaching macroeconomics and Learning Economics in college all I did was I went to distinct called the ECON- tutor and he just gave the answers and we all copy the answers and we went into class and We all got a beep is hilarious. My point is I didn't understand much about economics, and then now I'm realizing the current climate, you have to have a really strong understanding of macroeconomic. So this guy went, he's youtube channel. This guy's audience at all from two hundred subscribers is at one, hundred, sixty, five, thousand subscribers now he did it all organically why is he so successful? It's because his level of content nobody's doing anything like that right now nobody's breaking down macroeconomic and making it super simple. It's always like three. Simple steps, right. That's what he does is topics are really good. It's not like he has amazing headlines All the time, and then I found out from yesterday he's like, yeah, I spent about twelve hours on each food. I'm not saying you need to spend twelve hours on each video but the level of your content if you can touch upon things that are hot and explained in a simple way, it becomes very easy to share I learned of him to Robert Q sake the guy that wrote rich Dad Poor Dad. and. Boom Robert Gates money channel boom thirty five thousand subscribers instantly, right. So point is if you don't have an audience, yes, you might have to slog it out a little bit what look this guy went from two hundred to one
Netherlands' largest cocaine lab found in former riding school
"Dutch police say they've discovered the Netherlands largest cocaine lab on record, They say it was operating out of a former horse riding school. At least 17 people are under arrest, including suspects from Colombia and Turkey. That lab was about 75 miles northeast of
Black Culture + Horticulture: Black In The Garden, With Colah B. Tawkin
"Cooler be talking is a gardener and the hostess and head creative of a podcast and media platform known as black in the garden based in Columbia South Carolina. Black. The garden came online in November of two thousand nineteen and has since informed entertained and grown listeners through more than thirty episodes, which as she states, reside at the intersection of black culture and horticulture in a world where all the garden fairies and most of the GNOMES are white. As a millennial black plant enthusiast and self proclaimed plant reprint. You're cola is a voice which confidently declares that conversations will be had on a range of topics that directly influence and impact black plant keepers as they blackly impact and influence the World Welcome Cola I'm so pleased to be speaking with you. Thank you. Thank you for having me. Jennifer. So. You know I just gave you like credentials as they read as they. All of our credentials read across a a piece of paper. What do you do cola and what what is your current relationship with plants? Professionally and personally in your life right now. Well, that is always feels like a loaded question to me because the first answer I give is I'm hyper creative, and that means that I'm just interested in all things and it's For gardening to stick as the thing that I actually landed on and settled on as a huge deal with that in mind but Yeah. Definitely. A hyper creative obviously having created a podcast and that's another thing that stuck. So I'm excited about that. Because I've tried so many different things in the past but of course, doing a a culture based gardening podcast that was me to really. Literally. Sit at the intersection of my interests. So what I do besides podcasting. You know I really had to give that some thought and with the the way that the world has shifted with covert and stuff. If you ask me this back in, February would have been totally different answer. So at this point I've had to really you know pivot just like everybody has and figure out like well, what is very important to me in what am I going to do going forward so at this point, the best way that I can put it is my main mission outside of podcasting when it comes to gardening and my relationship with plants is to connect black kids. Black Youth to the earth be gardening in plants, and you know just off things nature and I just want to do that in ways that are creative and culturally relevant to them because. There's a misconception that black kids are not interested in in horticulture and things of that nature. But that's a matter of access and resources being available. So I just want to you know in my a I R l life as I call it. In real life. When out about in Colombia or whatever place that I might be you know hanging my hat I would like to make sure that I am engaging in a way that is bringing that interest into the forefront for black youth.
Colombia Supreme Court Orders Ex-President Álvaro Uribe Detained
"Colombia on Tuesday ordered the arrest of former President Alvarado re bay who's one of the country's most powerful politicians. Many Colombians adore rebate for leading a military offensive against Marxist guerrillas. But he has long faced allegations of human rights abuses. Here's reporter John Otis during his two terms as Colombia's president Alvarado Bebe's hardline security policies badly weakened the guerrillas who eventually signed a peace treaty. After he left office in 2010. Reba was elected to the Senate and helped elect the next two Colombian presidents. Followers really believe that he is the greatest Colombian ever to. I don't know to walk on Columbus. That's Paulie Martinez, a columnist for the Colombian newsmagazines, Samana. She points out that rebates presidency was also plagued by scandals under Areva's watch. Army troops killed thousands of innocent civilians then claimed they were guerilla fighters Rebates Intelligence agency spied on journalists, opposition leaders and Supreme Court judges. His current troubles stem from allegations that during the war rebased supported the formation of paramilitary death squads. The Supreme Court is now investigating whether rebate bribed witnesses to change their testimony. Sergio Guzman is the director of the consultancy Columbia Risk Analysis. The evidence against President you. It must be pretty solid for the Supreme Court to take the step. However, the news that rebate would be placed under house arrest. Outraged his supporters, including current president even Duke, Scanlon said. I will pay scumbag body See if he ended and we were done. He pointed out that the guerrillas and they had fought so hard to defeat and who have been accused of kidnappings and massacres have avoided prison under the generous terms of Colombia's 2016 peace treaty. But even Cepeda, the opposition senator, who accused Reba of having ties to paramilitaries, was elated. Why personas in Colombia? It's important, Seema. Justicia away, he said with the court's decision shows that no matter how powerful you are, no one is above the law for NPR news. I'm John Otis in Bogota, Colombia.
Columbia Sportswear's Gert Boyle Faced Down Sexism and Ageism
"Boyle. Grew. Columbia sportswear into a downfield powerhouse is the third Nar five-part series on the origin stories of iconic companies. We originally aired this episode about boils legacy after she died last. November, let's listen back. She was one tough mother and proud of it. Gert Boyle, the ninety five year old Chairman of Columbia Sportswear died earlier this month since then accolades poured in for boil, she was a formidable funny icon of the outdoor apparel world notorious for her resilience and her toughness qualities that empowered her to guide Columbia from near bankruptcy in the early seventies to what the New York. Times. Now calls the largest outerwear brand in the United States, a three billion dollar business. Gert Boyle was born gertrude lamb from in Germany in one, thousand, nine, hundred, twenty, four, when she was thirteen, the family fled Nazi Germany moving to Portland Oregon there her father lamb from bought the Rosenfeld hat company worried about antisemitism. He changed the name to the Columbia hat company. Columbia evolved from hats to outdoor year including a fishing vest that Gert than a homemaker raising three kids designed. Gertz husband Neil Boyle eventually became CEO of the family business. But in nineteen seventy, the forty seven year, old leader suffered a fatal heart attack. Suddenly Gert found herself at the helm of an eight. Hundred Thousand Dollar Company. She had no idea how Neil had run it nor how she and her son twenty, one year old, Timothy would manage. As CEO of Columbia Gert frequently encountered sexism, but she always had an acerbic comeback as the new. York Times reported Gert recalled that a businessman upon learning. She was the president exclaimed, but you're a woman her answer. You know I noticed that when I got up this morning. Still, the combination of rampant sexism in her inexperience almost killed the company by Nineteen seventy-one. Gert. Agreed to entertain an offer to purchase it. But when the buyer a man offered, only fourteen hundred dollars she custom out and slammed the door in his face wrote Doug Schnitt span who profiled her for outside magazine. Gert said for fourteen hundred dollars. I would just as soon run this business into the ground myself that encounter galvanized Gruden Tim with a combination of unconventional strategies including being the first to use the waterproof fabric. GORTEX. They saved Colombia and set it on its growth path while all of their outdoor industry rivals including the north face in Patagonia. Marketed their wares to elite climbers and adventurers girding in Tim, we're happy to sell their products. Products at department stores at lower prices that strategy shocked the young industry and it worked so too did the Marketing Campaign Gert? Boyle is best known for the one that featured her as just what she was. One tough mother that campaign which ran from nineteen, eighty, four to two, thousand, five depicted gert down to earth mob oil. Now, take no nonsense mother who didn't suffer fools gladly, and who would allow nothing less than perfection A. A string of TV ads showed Gert using her son Tim as a product Tester to prove that they're outerwear was both warm and waterproof. In the first. She had tim dressed in Columbia's famous three layer system. Walk through a car wash. Her favorite one was one in which she drove a Zamboni on a hockey rink. Right over her long suffering son dressed in Columbia gear. Of course, he was lying the ice breathing through a straw. Straw apprentice out of the same era for the boundary peak parker quoted the Middle Aged Gert, saying I've got hot flashes to keep me warm. You'll need something that zips mob boils tough. Mother ads are credited with transforming a little known business into a household name inside the company. Her wit was also on display. She summed up her guidance for other leaders. This way early to bed early to rise work like hell and advertise. She might have added and work like hell. Until the day you die, she made it to the office on her ninety fifth birthday in March and was still having business discussions shortly before her death on November third according to outsides Schmidt's Pon. Gert Boyle will be remembered for many things among them, her belief which she shared often with younger women that a woman could do anything and also her conviction that older workers are assets in the workplace. Indeed, in her nineties, she wrote perhaps my presence in the office offers a message that managers liked to put older workers out to pasture. Out. To lunch.
El Hilo: Walking to Venezuela
"We are back with translation from NPR Gregory Warner. You could say this story begins with a coat of house paint. There's a New Year's tradition in Venezuela to repaint one's house. Every December the holdover from win Venezuela was one of the richest countries in Latin. America families had money for these sort of luxuries. Caroliina order pays out, remembers the very first December that they did not have enough money for paint. The But I in her husband Orlando took it hard. Anthony Maheen NOPAL blessed, don't. Like US Orlando Pimentel was a civil servant at Venezuela wet, a lot of people working for him. He led an anti corruption investigation unit in the work. Itself could be frustrating. He'd collect all this evidence of corruption. No one would actually go to jail to instead. Orlando put his creative energy into cooking. His sons sort of Foodie. and He loves food, says he loved not only planning the meals, but serving them is a person that you would invite to your house for dinner and he ends up taking the Apron and taking the the knife from you. And you're like. Hey, how're Landau? Invited you. The economic crisis in Venezuela it started years before, but by two thousand sixteen, the signs were obvious. There were shortages of almost everything and massive inflation, which meant that Orlando salary stayed the same, but the money Bob less and less, you see your salary, becoming solid and water every month and every week you go to the supermarket and price gets up and up and up. Orlando and KARLEENA would ask themselves. Should he leave and seek opportunity abroad? The so many of their friends had done. So many professionals and teachers and other civil servants had gone to Peru or Colombia Ecuador to find whatever work they could and send money home. It was easy to see that the country was getting empty. Every night when you see out of the window and you see just a couple of lights in the building that in front of you because the rest of the apartments are closed. Caroliina was worried about him leaving. She read so many stories about xenophobia. Get yet his. Lesson Foyer Servant Selana. Backlash to the flood of Venezuelan job. Minnesota Norway Orlando she says was not worried about xenophobia. She says he always only saw the good in people, but that was also her worry. That will see see if went up on. Engine to others before paying attention to himself. What is it a comparable Bundy McGinnis moisture? Said we sal Tacoma goal set on. Orlando says the reason he stayed so long was because he just loved Venezuela, and he truly hope things would get better i. think he was kind of resisting. He was coping. He was trying to say okay. Let's try to do this. Let's try to find a second job. We call it. which is doing a lot of small jobs in order to survive? This has been chasing tigers or was it. Yeah, he's killing tigers. Why is it called Killing Tigers? Because it's so hard? I, don't know where the expression from because it's not easy to kill a tiger in my. Okay brief tangent here, but we kinda got obsessed with this expression, which at least one Arjun story traces all the way back to a blockbuster hit jazz tune from nineteen seventeen tiger, rag. It's a really hard song, but it was so popular that musicians were made to play several times a night, so you'd get phrases like they still haven't paid me for last month's tiger or killed the tiger again last night, and from there at least story goes came expression killing teicher doing something so hard that you have to do to pay
America's 'Never-Ending Battle Against Flesh-Eating Worms'
"It was two thousand sixteen in the Florida keys, and a little species endangered deer called. The key deer weren't acting right. People just start noticing that these seem to be having these wounds on their heads that Sarah Zang a reporter with the Atlantic. She says the deer looked like they'd been injured by something. There were gashes on their heads. They're kind of like walking on the street like really shaking their head and they're trying to shake something off. Warning right here. It is about to get gross like like real Gross Kim Gable is a big, pine key resident and the deer in her area. You'll see gaping holes or wounds, their neck, or in their in their head, and you'll see them shaking their head. You would see dear like almost half its head would be missing, and you could see down to the skull. And eventually ears start dying in. You know it's become this big mystery of why dying, especially with these really really awful wounds on their heads. Local scientists looked into it and eventually tests confirmed the deer were infected with the parasite. Its scientific name is see Omnivore ax, which means man eater. It's more commonly known as Descru- were. The scorer is actually the magic of a fly, and this flight only lays its eggs in the wounds of live animals, and it's maggots squirm only life flesh so they're. They're flesh-eating squirms and. Sarah they sound. Your they're your best friend not. As they eat, the wound grows attracting more flies, which create more maggots which turn into more flies, you gotTA. Be can spread really fast, so local authorities in Florida took some drastic measures to okay. At least fifty of the one thousand key deer, the national key deer refuge have been euthanized on the roads out of town. Checkpoints were set where anyone traveling with a pet needed to stop, so those pets leaving the keys have to get their animal's checked out to make sure they are clear. Clear this deadly parasite, the goal which they achieved by the way was to protect as many deer as possible and keep the screw worm from leaving the keys see this outbreak was kind of a fluke screw worms used to devastate livestock in the US, but they were a radical more than fifty years ago and that's because to this day. The USDA maintains an international screw worm barrier. Along the border between Panama and Colombia, the thinnest strip of land, connecting north and South America and every league planes loaded with sterilize squirms fly over this patch of land and release millions of sterilize squirms. And this has been going on for decades. It's the biggest parasite control operation. You've never heard of at least. This is wild. Sarah I am embarrassed to say. I had no idea now I also no idea until twenty sixteen, I started writing about scurrilous.
Italian police find cocaine hidden inside coffee beans
"Italian police intercepted coffee beans with a serious extra kick correspondent Megan Williams. The set Midlands Airport discovered the package from Colombia holding some 500 coffee beans that have been cut open stuffed with cocaine and taped closed with dark brown tape. Police say they were alerted to the package because the name on it was that of a fictional Mafia boss, Santino D'Antonio from the action thriller John Wick. The package was addressed to a tobacco shop in Florence. When it was delivered, police arrested a man who showed up on a bicycle to pick it up.
Coronavirus update: Mexico
"Cove in 19 death tolls of Spain and France to join the U. S. Brazil the UK in Italy in the top five deadly isnot breaks The U. S of Southern neighbors seem to have had a far milder outbreak, but a closer look at the data reveals an incomplete picture. Katie Face correspondent Shannon Young reports from Oaxaca. The day after Mexico overtook the cove a death toll of France to join the five countries in the world. With the heaviest losses to the pandemic. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador addressed the nation. To blame the media. Hey, sis In the end venues in Mexico, Yes. He said. Conservatives and their media mouthpieces focus on the rising death toll without clarifying the differences in population between European nations in Mexico, the president pointed out when looked at from a per capita perspective, France and Spain were harder head. He offered an apology to Spain for the media comparison, adding that the conservative sensationalist press is despicable. Is a Marine. Mexico had the advantage of time to prepare preventative measures and a robust response is covert, 19 closed in The signs were promising at first, Unlike in the U. S. The government coordinated a unified federal response. In a synchronized move. Schools nationwide took classes online while government workers set up home offices. Messaging was clear. Stay home gave thee in Gaza Gate up in Gaza for Colombia and Mexico is Corona virus Response coordinator Dr Lopez got became an overnight celebrity by hosting our long press conferences each evening in an unscripted and easy to follow style that inspired trust and one public approval. But the strategy he leads has been a mixed bag. In a country where roughly half of the population lives in poverty. The government did not provide direct economic stimulus checks to tide over citizens unable to work. Many self employed vendors and small business owners had little choice but to try to make ends meet. Mexican leaders also opted for an extremely limited testing policy. Mexico has one of the world's lowest per capita testing rates and the highest rate of positive cases per test. One out of every two people tested for the virus in Mexico has a result showing they are infected, not even report it moment on any task force leader. Lopez got ill has repeatedly rejected calls to increase testing, saying the sentinel method of monitoring samples of symptomatic populations. Conserves resource is and is consistent with epidemiological modeling practices. Okay, Spirit Teresa settle in revista Entrevista made equipment under the so called Sentinel surveillance model on Ly one in approximately 10 patients showing Covad like symptoms but deemed healthy enough for out patient monitoring is eligible for a diagnostic test. How it works is you have to perform sickness releases more. A notary's received a test in the southern state of Guerrero after several days of symptoms. When I went in, I didn't have a fever. And so I had to say to compensate, saying I don't have it right now. But Oh, my God. It was terrible Look two days ago, and it wass, But I like the way you express it. You have to perform illness in order to be believed His results took more than 30 days to come back. They were positive. Despite minimal testing rates. Mexico has a formidable accumulated backlog. According to government data, more than 11% of all tests performed in Mexico are still awaiting results. Some of those results have been pending since April. Morning autobiography, says he was told to expect results within 72 hours and that the lab didn't usually bother to communicate negatives to the local health center. Not having the results for that long, definitely influenced my behavior. Give me examples. Perhaps the most prominent is that I had to go out and buy groceries. Um, I would normally do that because I live alone. But in this case scenario I would have Capt. Much deeper into my networks to find help. Mexico has repeatedly blown past official predictions regarding the outbreaks. Peak response later, Dr Lopez got till now says the first wave is likely to end sometime in October. Task force members have publicly expressed hope in developing herd immunity while building up hospital capacity to handle caseloads. The United Kingdom initially floated the idea of a herd immunity approach before medical experts pointed out that massive preventable loss of life the strategy would entail. Currently, the UK ranks only behind the U. S. And Brazil and covert deaths. The broad and vocal medical consensus to debunk heart immunity has been lacking in Mexico. And progressive voices that tenaciously questioned. Past administrations have been relatively muted during the current administration, the first self described leftist government to come to power in nearly a century. Without widespread testing in Mexico to aid an early detection of covert cases or timely results for the relatively few tests performed demand for hospital beds. Khun B. Hard to predict before patients arrive at emergency room doors. As with much of Mexico's outbreak dimensions, what's within public view is the tip of the iceberg. Shannon Young. KPFA
Colombia extends national quarantine until July
"News the Columbia the coronavirus lockdown has been extended until July first Columbia began a nationwide quarantine in late March to control the spread of covert nineteen on Thursday the government extended the lockdown until July first in the capital of
South Boston Fire Injures Firefighters, Leaves Dozens Displaced
"Dozens of people are displaced after a massive fire tore through seven trip all doctors and south the early this morning the fire said several firefighters to the hospital lasted for hours WBZ's Kevin Coleman has more it was not the way Greg and his wife wanted to wake up in the middle of the night as their apartment building on Colombia Rhoda caught on fire leading to the Boston fire department battling a seven alarm fire at three thirty in the morning so my wife and I were sleeping and at like three thirty she woke up randomly and she saw that the deck was on fire
"colombia" Discussed on Latino USA
"And when we left off the Colombian Justice Department had determined that the military had had systematically killed thousands of innocent civilians in an effort to inflate their numbers of combat kills. The follow up was huge and it would later become known as a scandal. There was false positives or the scandal of the false positives. This would end up as one of the ugliest stains on President Who Davis Administration. According to the Colombian government over a thousand army members would be arrested and convicted of crimes related to the scandal but over a decade later. Many families are still oh seeking justice and answers Angelina emotion. Salazar is going to take it from here. It's a Friday morning August thirty first two thousand eighteen. The taxi drives me off on him. Busy Sidewalk Doc. Out in front of a Gray Square building the follow Kim Ouk warehouse aside from the sign edge. There's nothing about the building that's adjust. It's a courthouse no pillars no groundwater. It's basic three story building as Jason. Okay I was curious. Martinez is out front with her small rectangular glasses and curly blond hair pulled back into a tight hike ponytail. She says she almost didn't make it this morning because the bus was late..
"colombia" Discussed on GroundTruth
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"Of peasants from whom they were taking and it'd be thirdly hardly you have the drug traffickers Santa Legal Marketeers who continue to thrive on the current status. You also have those who have used the war Political Wedge and WHO's disinformation remission and hate speech brought them electoral victories living. These three factors are at the heart of why the twenty sixteen peace treaty remains undermined. So I went back to to get answers from the government of President Dookie. I wanted to know what it was doing to guarantee the safety of social leaders my request to speak with the president and vice president were decline. The only person I was able to speak with was Emilio Chila Presidents Duke Advisor to implement. The peace is process. I asked how the peace process was going on in Beluga Toilet Sheila gave me a list of accomplishments accomplishments stem host. He tells me they have version of a truth. Commission Inserts Union for victims who disappeared Eh. He also tells me they have a component to combat drugs. And they're making progress they named Moose A. Let's get an atheist but I was dentist. He says they have a clan to bring former FARC rebels into society is he says. The government has comply with the peace agreement faster in the last ten months that had in previous twenty two months in that he's very satisfied with all the reforms but not all of that is true in fact the president has spoken online TV against the special jurisdiction for peace. Assays check into six of the one hundred and fifty nine articles of the statutory Tori laws of the special jurisdiction for peace for reasons of inconvenience. I invite the Congress to join me in a constructive debate about them. Among Duke is objections he wants to compensate victims with assets. He wants to expand the terms of extradition for war crimes and he objected to suspend investigations investigations buddy ordinary judicial system for those who submit to the peace accords special jurisdictions. I asked Sheila. Why do kit ministration was objecting to the jurisdiction? There's diction for peace or obstructing. The Truth Commission's investigation into the crimes committed during the war in the basket. Here is the Mintier. It's one look if you met with you and his team basically a Cheetah told me that this was a lie that this is not. What's going on? He explains that the processes Congress responsibility not President Ducasse remains this part of the government's Ammo to confuse and distract attract the country from any responsibility to fulfill the promises of the peace treaty. In doing so dookie is taking a page from his mentor. Ebay by shifting the blame to Congress and the opposition for not acting quickly meanwhile ducas government has been cutting funding. That is actually earmarked for the peace treaty. The United Nations has call it. Urgent that Colombia's peace agreement be given the necessary resources to implement the plan for else. People in the rural areas could be hurt the most since President Duke took office millions of Colombia's in the countryside are still waiting for the promise roads schools water and electricity since the peace agreement was signed in two thousand sixteen. At least five hundred activists and community leaders have been killed in more people are being displaced replace from their homes. That same day the social movement Defa Mustafa's or defend piece. Call the people from all across Columbia to take to the streets and the man that dookie in his government implement the peace process and guarantee the safety of social leaves. Protesters gathered outside the Center for Peace and reconciliation in Bogota protesters ESTER shouted over bullhorns. The government is going to kill US military's in paramilitaries or is are the same to kill the people and then deny it. This is our land peace and feed them for all the women and men the countryside and in the city's trying marie-noelle Manso Blanco held up a banner with the Hashtag. We won't leave you alone. At that time. We are raising our voices for the social leaders. who were murdered and for those who are still under threat? If there is a peace agreement agreement it must be respected. We demand an end to the persecution and threats. We demand the rights which were taken away from us. Many Eleni loved ones were disappeared. Many women raped many of our lands. Were taken we are not hurting anyone. We are just demanding our rights and that's why we are killed persecuted and threatened. We are not afraid of them. Thousands March for for more than five hours to reach Bogota's central square where the Senate Congress and presidential palaces are located among the crowd. I spotted a man wearing what it looked like a bulletproof vest a pitcher tango. I'll tell Ya. This is the bulletproof vest. The government's protection unit gave me. I I also have two sides. This says bulletproof vests are not enough to protect life in this other one. Says who defends the defenders of human rights. The head of minus be nailed. A group of friends were there to represent their community and defend. The Peace Agreement Commie those basis. I've had two attempts on my life and they've tried to kill several of my friends three years ago. That killed one of our leaders he. That's why we've come to protest now. We are human rights defenders defenders. We defend life. We defend the right to our land. We're defenders of the peace process facing government has failed to defend offend our basic rights the rights of our communities they have failed to dismantle the criminal gangs that are committing crimes in our areas. They broke their promise to protect our land. Sir I asked her mind what the government should do to protect activists like him dirtiest looking the other way they should be working to defend spend the citizens of Colombia President Duke this is how to respond to today's massive protests across Columbia. His political opponents say he needs to distance himself from his mentor. Were really and address. The problem of new armed groups fill the the vacuum left by FARC rouse what remains of an already fragile peace agreement could send Columbia back to its violent past but it may be too late. Some FARC members are already starting to rearm but the one bedrock of democracy that neither nor duke has undermined so far is the people's white to protest Columbia's democracy may depend on the people in the streets unafraid to raise their voices for peace. Eh One hundred Ondo is a ground truth global reporting fellow with our democracy undone project you can read his accompanying written piece in the Atlantic magazine on our website. You can find all of the work in this in-depth project including including a graphic illustration of the authoritarians playbook for all seven countries featured there are also interviews with each of our democracy on don reporting fellow. Hello and an interactive showing the main provisions of the peace accord and their current status. Tell us what you think of this episode and give us a rating. Tell your friends they can subscribe on. NPR One apple podcasts. spotify or wherever they listen. This episode was reported and produced by one. Outed Ondo with editorial support from Tracey Tong and Rob Rosenthal. Our senior producer is Mitch Hanley Special. Thanks to Michelle Sweet. The Ground Truth Project editorial team includes Selene. Gums Josh Cole. Todd Ching Wilson Libano and Maria Somali ground truths executive editor. Is Kevin Grant the Atlantic magazine. Global editor is per shot row. This podcast is in partnership with the Atlantic Antic magazine and is supported by W H major funding for this season of the podcast comes from the loose foundation and the Macarthur Foundation. I'm Charles Senate. Executive producer of the podcast and founder of the Ground Truth Project which supports emerging journalists to do on the ground reporting in undercover recovered corners of the world. Our Democracy Undone series continues as we turn to the next chapter during the authoritarians playbook rewriting history in Hungary. Prime Minister Viktor. Orban's has been at war with the free press since two thousand ten when he and his Fidesz Party won control of the Hungarian parliament. The party's financiers. Let's years have built a media empire consisting of almost five hundred media outlets but critics call this vast media network a machine for propaganda designed to blanket the nation with the party's nationalist narrative and in so doing rewrite the nation's history one politician says something and and there is a kind of a chain or network of these propaganda media bodies and they are repeat each other's sentences and they make sure that reaches is everyone that's next time on the ground truth. podcast.
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"Conflicts Colombians rejected the peace plan that took four years of negotiations. There's no other Puerto del Gobierno less. Fuck the vote. Margin was razor thin the no votes. It's out the yes votes by less than a half percent. It was an embarrassment for for president. Santos still he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end his country's civil war Columbia's voted against the accord fell. FARC rebels would not beheld accountable for their crimes. Many say they were afraid. The rebels will go back on their word to lay down arms just as they had done in previous fell. Peace negotiations the defeat force President Santos to renegotiate the peace agreement it was then ratified by Congress. In December. Two thousand in sixteen. The war with FARC was officially over. The treaty was now law fast forward two years Santa Second Term ended in two thousand eighteen. Meanwhile opposition parties continue to still Colombia's resentment over the peace treaty Yuan Bouquet markets. The country swung to the right elected. Yvonne Luke as President Julio Diaz Young Pueblo Colombiano defended Lacquer St too soon alleges at his inauguration nuke promise to defend the constitution in Colombia's loss but he was not a supporter of the peace deal. He felt it was too lenient. Far guerrillas US accused of warcrimes. He promised that once in office he would revise a peace accord to appease the critics but after a year in office he and his party have been slow to to implement the peace accord both presidents dookie in. Santa's groom for Higher Office by ex-president Alberto. Devi who was still popular with the voters by former president Santos broke away from woody believing his former mentor would be a liability. Due to accusations of corruption human human rights scandals in new divas refusal to negotiate with the FARC whatever's presidency from two thousand to two thousand ten has drawn both praise and criticism awesome one of the hallmarks of his presidency was his promise to decimate insurgent groups particularly the FARC at any cost for him and his hatred of the rebel group is personal. When would even was thirty? One years old his father was killed by FARC. In two thousand. Two campaign video presidential candidate candidate would evade appeal to voters wanted an end to violence get going outdoors. I could ask efficient democratic authority. With enough security forces there's a strong presidential mandate president. Who was the first soldier of the nation busy? With a million citizens supporting the security forces in a transparent way garrigue that will mark the end of the guerrillas disintegration of paramilitaries and the recovery of Human Rights Colombian Sodhi. They as their hero. But that success came at a cost would ebay created a network of civilian informants and collaborators who were paid to provide information about the insurgents secondly he approved a bill to grant military wide range of powers with no judicial oversight. Many human rights violations were committed by the military on the Divas presidency and thoroughly he organized and financed militia groups that operate in their own communities. One of these militias became the a UC the united. It's Self Defense Forces of Colombia. Paramilitary terrorist group some of the worst atrocities against civilians were carried out by the a UC such as the massacre An- insulate. Nothing of the whatever. But only GONNA kill it undergoes Joe. As in February two thousand a cooper paramilitaries tortured raped and killed close to one hundred people. July Velasco the activists and residents from its allow told me what happened so flick. What Dylan them north token little in a matter of minutes? We heard the voices of many men kicking down the door step for the children began to cry at one of the paramilitary said we need to blow this place up. These are all children of rebels. Escorted us out at gunpoint told me that she and her family. Along with other residents were taken to the soccer field next to the church. She said that residents stood in the soccer field as the commander of the paramilitary group played a game Cole. Thirty Eligaya train away. You can tell the residents retold to count off from one to thirty and they kill the one that fell on thirty. The and one of those was my brother they killed many people mandal. You'll men women and children were separated into groups. Julia was singled out by one of the commanders. She said she was ordering to a house next to the church but Admiral inside the house there are a couple of dozen paramilitaries and their commander L.. Mckinley asked me to kneel and I told him I only kneel before God equal she told me the man her knees with their assault rifles but the commander kicked out all but four men to were wearing masks. He was the first one to rape me. He did awful things to me me. I was a girl I was fourteen years old. Because Gillette later unconscious her mother and some neighbors brought her back to their. Your home took her family and friends. Four days to get you laid to a hospital. After two months of recovery. She found out she was pregnant. But I I found out I was pregnant and tried to take my own life but I didn't succeed. I say there must be a reason why it did not happen. It wasn't my child's child's fault. I was rate and I have my daughter I then left for Cartagena after leaving Cartagena for several years she laid eight in her family moved back to its allow. Soon others follow. The community started to come together ten years following the massacre town receive chief assistance to reconstruct their homes and their community but something was missing lovie. We noticed that there were no mention of sexual violence that took place during the massacre soccer. This was this experience that led her to become a social leader them whereas we started by empowering these women. We are teaching women to save money. Men Don't like women to have control over their income because they say they're women get out of hand. Several men have told me that now money. v O empowering women seeking justice to the victims of sexual abuse in the county is what God juillet almost killed. Julie organized the women in her community to file a class action suit to bring the perpetrators of sexual crimes to justice and the people in power who helped cover up these crimes. One of the conditions of the peace deal was to create a transitional justice system which would investigate war-crimes punish the perpetrators and have them accept responsibility. But with the treaty in limbo. The transitional justice system is slow to address the atrocities during the war almost twenty years after the Sula massacre. None of her perpetrator has been arrested arrested today. The atrocities are continuing across Columbia local activist. juillet are under threat for speaking up in working for their convenience even been sort of assessing. Now's in uniform was taught him as well as illegal and in price for one social social leader. That is killed. You have hundreds that. Go quiet because they're very afraid and Gobert twos was part of the Colombian government's is negotiation team for the peace treaty with FARC. She's a member of the Green party alliance in advocates for social leaders in parliament and a social leader in their community. He is the one person that is willing to raise their voice against corruption. Or is the one person that is willing to say. These politicians are actually buying votes. It's here and there and if you don't have that kind of civil empowerment then transformations of that community. Become impossible because because everyone is too afraid to raise their voice. The next day I went to meet another woman who allegedly. He's not afraid great to raise their voice and challenge the powerful figures who consider activists threat. These figures are also targeting other vulnerable groups such as Afro descendants indigenous communities informers travel by motorcycle to the neighboring town of someone that implement in this town of thirty two thousand residents it ends the majority have been victims of the war with FARC most of them are farmers whose land was taking by paramilitary groups were later later. Sold the property to wealthy land owners under the peace agreement. These farmers are entitled to get their Land Back. In fact nearly seven and a half million acres were. It should be distributed to farmers across the country yet. The Duke Administration has released less than six hundred and fifty thousand acres at a town. Now who meeting my Jellison Greta. Welcome her fellow residents. She's one of the farmers fighting to get the DUCA government to compensate her community for their losses. So you're lay. My journey's work has made her a target of illegal armed groups. Last may three men ambushed her car. She and her daughter survived the attack but one of her bodyguards was injured. Despite four attempts on her life she continues to fight for the rights of her neighbors generally Sunday introduce Senator Antonio Sandino to speak to the residents. He's on a speaking tour to talk about his work with the social movement. Defend the peace. Ask Yes senators. Gino also tells them how the Duke Administration is failing on the transitional justice system after the meeting he outlined for me the three key threats to the peace treaty. Remember your meal out of that about a better deal. I the rolling government parties. Fear is the truth will reveal many of the crimes that were committed during Ribas presidency by illegal paramilitary organizations these groups were working with the government officials who were complicit in the cracks okay secondly the big landowners who illegally acquire millions of factors the best lands across the country. They are at risk of losing seeing those lands. Because the peace reparation policy will return those lance through the thousands.
"colombia" Discussed on GroundTruth
"That is the sound of people banging pots pans on the streets of book with Dot Columbia. It is the sound of a protest movement in my home country. That's been simmering for months but came to a boil in these last few days of November. Tens of thousands nations are in the streets. The government has imposed a curfew in police. In riot gear stepped up their efforts to put down protests an eighteen year old protester tester named Dylan cruise was killed by the police. He has become a symbol of what one protester said was a generation robbed of its rites. The president of undo key is increasing the target of these protests some of the largest in most violent and Columbia's recent history Columbia's are fed up with with government corruption failing economy and they stole peace treaty that was signed into law two years ago and it's the status of that peace treaty that took me on a journey to visit an activist and there were motown offense allow. It's humid morning in the middle of July. I'm on my way to allow in the foothills of Montezuma Maria. It is an isolated group of small mountains near the north of Colombia and the Caribbean region. I'm heading there to meet inactive name. Delay Velasco at least I think I am. She agreed to be interviewed for this story. But she didn't give me her address. She just said that. Call me when you get here so I went. It's allows town of small houses on Sandy Roads. It was the site of one of the bloodiest massacres. During Colombia's ward with the FARC the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. I arrive around noon. The hottest time of the day. I called soldier late again. She told me to police station and asked for her. Please wanted to know who I was and why I was there. uh-huh juillet must have known they would do that for her protection. Aiming for years she has provided support for victims of sexual violence went as fought for the perpetrators to be brought to justice but this advocacy has brought unwanted visitors to her doorstep. Eventually police understood sued. I wasn't the threat and escorted to Julie's house when I arrived. Julia was packing everything she owned was going into a truck. Friends friends neighbors pretend year old pedal and her nineteen year old daughter. Catherine everyone was helping delay. She says she never planned to move away from its ever after all for work avoided to her community that change one nine in May her daughter Catherine was awakened in the middle of the night. Stranger was light in an envelope tie with a black ribbon on her front door she scream jeweler call the police and ask them to open. The envelope was a picture of delay taking. Recently when she was in town there was a letter to L. Pamphlet delay will doughnut Caroline Velasco. We must understand that. We don't want you here in one testimony. You will be the next leader killed. We know everything about about you everything that you do. You are a guerilla. Informant your meetings with women. We know that you visit nearby villages. The police are our allies allies. They tell us everything about you. The letter was signed by the a UC a right wing paramilitary group with roots and drug trafficking and the war with fork mark. The group has been blamed for carrying out massacres. And assassinations against activists like Julie Book a semi that Aquinas. I'm leaving because my life life here in this town is endanger. They don't want to see me here and I better go thing. Okay I have to protect myself and my family. Julie closed the door of her house and walked out to the street. She said goodbye to her friends and relatives. She didn't know when she would see them again with with her. Two Children Julie Climb into the back of a police car drove away the truck carrying all their belongings follow. They were headed to their new home an hour away. This is a story about a fragile peace. The court between the Colombian government and the country's main rebel group the FARC it is also about Colombia's political leaders whose actions or non actions are hurting the very people. This peace deal was supposed to help since eighteen nine when simone boulevards revolutionaries challenged Spanish colonial rule in South America the country we know today as Columbia has endured brutal civil wars violent narco trafficking and political instability through it all Columbia remained one of the few Latin American countries never ruled by a a dictator then under former president Alvarado or Ebay Columbia. According to many observers began to resemble something closer to a dictatorship ship than a democracy during rebates two terms from two thousand to two thousand ten he is credited for re-establishing security across Columbia but his brutal violence against FARC rebels also targeted innocent villagers. This has led to calls for his prosecution for war crimes. I today behind the scenes now. Senator Who des continues to derail the mechanisms for justice in postwar Columbia for this season of the ground truth podcast. We've dispatched reporters to detail. How populous leaders seem to be following the same how to guide to turn democracy against itself? Kim this is democracy undone. The authoritarians playbook took a reporting project from the ground. Truth podcast in partnership with the Atlantic magazine. I'm Charles Senate founder of the Ground Truth Project and this series focuses on seven countries Colombia Hungary India Poland Brazil Italy and the United States although although leaders in each of these countries may not be authoritarians. Their tactic seemed to be leaning in that direction. In the process of reporting these stories stories. We've identified common methods or plays from playbook that populist leaders are using to undermine the same democracies that elected them doc whether driven by heads of state or political parties these forces often deploy multiple tactics at the same time but we're highlighting one in each country for this episode. We're investigating how the tactic of undermining institutions as endangered a fragile peace in Colombia. Yeah which had been gripped by a war with FARC rebels for over fifty years. The human toll of the war is devastating. Two hundred twenty thousand dead eighty thousand disappeared fifteen thousand victims of sexual violence and seven million internally displaced replaced after Syria it's the largest displaced population in the world the twenty sixteen landmark peace treaty outlined special courts to try crimes committed during the conflict. Those who confess to their crimes would be given more lenient sentences. Reparation programs would to compensate the victims of the conflict in the hope. was that this process of healing would safeguard the democracy but that process is stalled for this. Chapter of the authoritarians playbook undermining institutions in Columbia are global reporting fellow. Juan Dondo Investigates Investigates whether the peace can really take hold in Colombia two thousand sixteen was a watershed year for Columbia Santo. The President of Colombia and Timoshenko Jimenez the rebel leader of FARC sign historic agreement. That formally ended more than fifty fifty years of conflict. It was a remarkable scene. Guests were dressed in Wayne to symbolize peace in a children's choir Saint Beethoven's Ode to Joy Komo cheng-kuo spoke I near the end of his thirty minute speech made a plea to the entire country. I will like to ask for forgiveness for all the pain that we have caused during this. He'll outside of Santa spoke necks with great anticipation. He said that the entire planet celebrates because there is one less war in the world he also drinks FARC members directly under new role in Columbia. Society Brendan Today as you rejoin society. Heidi has become a political party without weapons following the rules of Justice Truth and reparation but a part of this agreement has an antiquated Gomo. Heavy style has head of state of this country. Thought we all love. I would like to welcome you to democracy it. It seemed this historical event would unite the country w Fauria did not last long the hope of ending the war now rested with the entire entire nation. The peace deal needed to be approved by Colombians in order to be implemented in just a few days later the voters responded Colombian though just narrowly rejected a peace deal on Sunday that aims to end one of the world's oldest.
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"Neighboring Venezuela has pushed pushed over a million migrants across the border including one hundred sixty five thousand people into laguardia the influx of migrants has put a strain rain on host communities with food is limited and natural resources scalise that's why in twenty eighteen the Food and Agriculture Organization one of the United Nations decided to act. If any so tom has the details eleanor seats it's full of hurt over king a field of beans in the coming into Laguardia Iraq Kathy Kathy farmer worries he's the Saudis to dry harvest will be a bad one here in the village of Montera in Laguardia Alina a mother of four and in a few hundred families depend on agriculture and livestock for the livelihood colombian-born Ellena moved back here to the country's northernmost almost province after leaving in Venezuela for thirty years she recalls her life over there where she had a business and live comfortably until the economic crisis the Muslim soya for we decided to leave and as well as for the reasons that everyone knows because of the current canonic situation that and that's why I now back in Colombia since twenty fourteen some one hundred and sixty five thousand Venezuelans have heaven wide in the province of Laguardia Colombia's most vulnerable region as Nikola Lombardi explains he region where access to water is any shoe and also there are a recurrent droughts affecting the population and especially see they what you indigenous communities who live in the area the arid land and extreme weather events make it difficult for people to grow crops unreal livestock and inflex of migrants puts further strain and limited resources and food security that's why in twenty eighteen when forecast cust indicated a strong likelihood of drought in Guera and increase in the number of migrants a fail decided to act the UN agency's Early Warning Reaction Team Andy Columbia face or doubt a program to support in trained farmers to boost food production we're talking about drought resistant crops and Father Seeds Veterinary Services feed treatments for livestock hands for egg production and also today rehabilitation of wells to set up a micro irrigated community fields for the production of different types of crops the screen community garden is a stark contrast to the dry dusty surroundings at that took part in one of the eighth L. Trainings since where she learned new skills in Harper's vehicles divide I say Murad for us to support has been really great we learned to till soil replanted Yuca beans and fruits like melon we also have vegetables chilli peppers and tomatoes and we learn to grow food for our animals like this fodder sorghum and many other things that we have learned tools ooh and seeds from Fau has now successfully replicated what she learned on the plot of land that he rents out inactions for share the harvest well hundred twenty five kilometers northeast of Monty Lara lies the village of quiet Qui- about he barely Pana positive here life sixty one year old woman stands under the blazing Sun proudly showing off her cubbage field has been that we were taught how to how to till the soil and how to use goat manure for fraternisation we also learn how to remove weeds and how to aggregate because here we suffer from terrible drought we have assistant to water them and later on the plan to use watering cans we already managed to harvest good part of what we sold thanks to training provided provided by FAO localized owners are now able to provide basic veterinary care to their animals animality a AH irony malls are in great shape because we give them vitamins we give them to our animals when one of them get sick now they take antibiotics whereas before we I used to read them with oral sold or wherever we could find we didn't know how to treat them the FAA veterinary officer who came here taught us how to treat them and gave us animal feed ir animals have put on weight they are now in great shape date and drink sufficiently different ethnic groups took part in the training including the white people the country's largest indigenous group as well as Afro descendants and Venezuelan migrants working together either in the same field helped strengthening the cohesion under social cohesion between these different groups we were able to who reduce possible tensions that may arise in a context where you have increasing competition in the unskilled labor market and you also have soaring food prices and migrants coming to the area without land and without job opportunities with this new opportunities he's an increased food security. FAO is helping to improve the livelihood of everyone in the community and thereby mitigating the worst effects of the crisis back in the village of Montelera reflects on her new life here in in Columbia from being although you are in Colombia where we have had ups and downs but at least I'm with my family now we managed to achieve something that it might only be small for some but for us it's enough thanks to the help of the UN agencies Colombian people like me and also Venezuela migrants. Now feel more at the peace on this side of the border.
"colombia" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"And after that cacao auto or coffee will grow and happy things will follow in one way or another colombian farmers has had obscene iteration that have been the same efforts in the two thousand some going back to the nine hundred ninety s and each time this has not panned out because once the money dried up the immediate survival money that that cold it dried up the legal economy oftentimes didn't take off and it didn't take off in the ways that could robustly support the family now we are also in the situation russian where there is more cocaine columbia that has been any point that is driven my multiple factors some of which have been growing demand way beyond the united states and europe in places like brazil argentina some of which have to do with and element of the negotiated deal with farmers knowing that they would get some sort of benefit so many farmers came into growing more cocaine order to qualify for benefits now the duke administration wants to be you better different from the scientists administration also for restarting forster allocation the santos administration that signed the deal has suspended aerial spraying at the time it was the only country that aerial spraying no other countries engaging in areas paying and his engaged for few decades columbia was spraying until fourteen fourteen when the santos administration suspended it because of concerns that life say had gotten on genetic effects now the duke administration is denying that evidence and has sought to get a court permission to start spraying again they are experimenting with spring drones but really that's just sort of tactical tactical play here about the larger issue as to whether forced it is by spraying can get you to a viable lasting production significant action coca in my view would dozen but meanwhile it generates all kinds of very negative spillover effects on the stabilizing effects for for the peace deal and this is crucial to understand is really not just about the deal with the farc the peace deal is also very much deal between the state and urban part of columbia society and the rule population and violating the designed however problematic of the drug doc policy also violates the trust that people in rural areas were asked to once again. Give the state that this time the state will the fbi a benign and positive presence in their life. Let's move onto another major factor in the implementation of these accords and that's the crisis in venezuela. Thousands and thousands of venezuelans have been displaced from the turmoil in that country have crossed the border. Many of them are in colombia. Can you address the impact that is having on the situation in colombia there too important effects one is there's over years of war in colombia. Many colombians fled to venezuela aw when venezuela was a more stable and peaceful place and so there's a long standing relationship between colombians and venezuelans and now there's reciprocity the colombians ambiance in general have been quite welcoming of venezuelans. Now we're talking at this point one point five million venezuelans in colombia alone. Let let alone transiting to other parts of peru and chile and elsewhere so they really are shouldering a big burden on dealing with this now for the the most part they are integrating. They are trying to legalize them story. Today was about the legalizing of twenty four thousand thin venezuelan babies giving them documentations so they can have a legal identity in columbia. That's all very positive and important but i wonder how long the patients will last and whether we're going to see outbreaks of xenophobia so far it hasn't happened..
"colombia" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"There was a gap when duquet came into office where those farmers were not getting paid. They weren't getting paid their survival will wages so to speak to knock and that was creating tension in problems for them to live and survive in the big picture. Though the estimate awesome it is at least one. I've seen recently is that it would cost columbia about forty five billion dollars to implement the peace accords over fifteen years so that's roughly roughly three billion dollars a year which in the colombian economy g._d._p. <hes> of around seven hundred eleven billion dollars. We're talking about half a point of g._d._p. It's doable. Proposition and columbia has a relatively healthy economy. They just joined o._c._d. So it's something that they can do. The political will is is there. Let me ask you to talk more about the coca production cocaine problem unfortunately when a lot of people think about colombia <hes> stereotypically they think of the cartels the median cartel cali cartel what impact does continue production of cocaine or maybe other illicit. The drugs have on implementing the accords move forward yeah well. It's pretty much at the core of struggles for columbia and the core of highly different viewpoints you points on the issue so for decades now perhaps as a result of u._s. Engagement over the years the colombian political elites technocratic technocratic elite has come to believe that coke is the source of all of colombia's problems so if there is no coca won't be any conflict in my view the dynamic make goes the other way because there is conflict prostate presence violence <hes> luckily canonica pure -tunities marginalization that is very significant coca production what action and cocaine trafficking but nonetheless the outcome of this believe in columbia that the presence of the commodity is the source off problems then leads the government to adopt what's called zero coca policy namely the idea that coca needs to be eradicated and national level or local level and then when that happens there will be peace the scenario is already problematic in many ways because not just the insurgents like or the dissident dissident groups the bundles criminality or parade in many other illicit domains engaged in general is extortion. They engaged in illegal mining. Thank legal logging. They have other sources of income so even if there is no coca that is still criminal activity and there are still criminal proceeds but it's also problematic because because it creates constant replay of the same counternarcotics policy that in colombia's history has never produced lasting good outcomes and this relates to the point ted made about the meant for farmers. Did this presumption that before farmers can qualify for any kind of aid eight particularly long-term aid the need to eradicate coca. This is called voluntary eradication but i very much question the voluntary nature because if you don't etiquette and you won't get support in your cook will be at advocated forcibly so what is the level of voluntary as opposed to really indirectly coerce if you would like but also it takes few hours to destroy the coca fields even if they can be replanted but it takes years of development for four sufficient human capital infrastructure value added chains security access to migrated access to titles to be created and in fact globally. There's only one country that managed to get rid of its caucus through noncoercive means through alternative livelihoods and.
"colombia" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"What violations occurred have a historical record that most of site he can agree to and then on top up of that pursue accountability against the worst crimes and the perpetrators of those crimes and on top of that the colombian experience dance brings in elements certainly reparations that is not new but victims should be compensated for what happened to them as you said you know two hundred sixty thousand some people were killed over the years of this conflict millions displaced so reparations and compensation but also guarantees of non-recurrence meaning there has to be a full recognition and acceptance of responsibility by both parties other actors for the crimes that they committed and commitment never to do again you know it's the prevention of future returned to conflict and their whole set of mechanisms behind that so this reinforcing set of elements call it the four pillars of transitional justice that come to life in the colombian process one way to think about transitional justice is to think about what are the mechanisms necessary to make sure that conflict doesn't restart and are two different strands of processes that often cut against each other once trent is the sense that injustice was whilst perpetrated and so the part of transitional justice is to address the grievances resentments that might have accumulated so that people fool don't try to seek revenge on both sides the people who were victimized by the insurgents but also the insurgents who were victimized by government forces by other the military actors by other non state actors and dead fast of the transitional adjusted as part of the deal is on restorative justice justice hostage to restore victims sense of dignity the psychosocial capacity to move on but also the ability to restore the insurgents the militant's ability to operate in society because of society simply ostracizes them while what might be left to them other than to return to crime or violence silence the other strand of course is however the need for leniency to also give the militants or for that matter possibly even military military army members police officials who committed crimes which was very much part of the colombian process oftentimes there were extraordinarily egregious royal relations of human rights by armed forces in colombia to give them away out of the conflict because if you sign a peace agreement and up going to prison for thirty years years the to my face in the u._s. criminal justice system for committing homicide. What incentive do you have to sign a peace deal while you might as well fight to the death and it's the tension between two how much leniency versus how much punitive justice what kind of reparations what kind of forgiveness and and what kind of insistence on making comments that is related the core of the struggles dilemmas and what the transitional justice processes deal with one i picked picked up another attention and the piece that you wrote about it's the tension between a government warning. The former farc fighters to reintegrate and society kind of individuals maybes navy's individual farmers here individual farmer there as opposed to reintegrate into society as a cohesive political group. Can you address that particular attention sure you know and again that is the difficulty or the struggle that many negotiate spe- settlement faces so to give you completely different example today after after defied in iraq of isis. There are militias that form to fight the isis. Some are shia militias marshall militias. They're called hush all choppy well. They have become enormously powerful political actor deeply penetrated also traded if you want to negative spin or from their perspective if deeply integrated into the iraqi state and dominate the iraqi state so the actors are cohesive actor really extraordinarily political capacity and institutional solutions capacity in columbia people like former president valery begged cut and participate anyone duquet certainly did not want to see that kind of institutional and institutionalize cohesiveness and power.
"colombia" Discussed on podnews
"From Vancouver in Canada. The latest pod news. Thank you to Diese for making podcasts available within the app in Colombia the app now contains more than twenty thousand podcasts in five different languages, including this one the company also released data regarding podcast listening in Columbia, most podcast listeners are aged between twenty six to thirty five and predominantly male. Thanks to time who underlined the growing mass appeal of podcasting by publishing the top ten podcasts of twenty eighteen the age wants us to be thankful for a small company in Adelaide spotlighting, the company behind the puck it casts podcast app. Be thankful to for the TV show of homecoming. Which might be the rep podcast that actually turned into a good TV show says the Washington Post and thank the Kiwis podcasting is seeing a meteoric growth in New Zealand, according to the stuff websites. They highlights the front page. A daily news podcasts for the country. Run by news talks at be and the New Zealand Herald. Sorry Christmas story, but one of the most enchanting places on what trees grow gun jobs and the yeti skate on sugar pompon alongside outs. Do I ever read this Christmas? What are you doing the trailer? Yes. Cornelius about the show. Yeah. Christmas is coming. Welcome to Tinseltown as a Christmas adventure for all ages in the style of Disney Pixar all seven episodes around today. It sounds like a perfect podcast for the holidays and Ricky Jay's is special guest today in films to be buried with with Brett Goldstein as well as discovering exactly what is the funniest movie of all time. According to raise listeners, we'll get to hear the film that traumatize him from the age of six
"colombia" Discussed on KFC Radio
"Like it was like i'm almost like a dickhead right now like usually apparently vacations are important because like i'm just so happy like reinvigorated right now it's true i don't think i'd been on vacation i'd done a little weekends away and that's really what this was to essentially just kind of a weekend away but like i haven't been on vacation since colorado when fsu won the national championship so it was like i don't even remember you're doing that twenty it was like i won't when my dad's my dad's friends skiing but it was like i think it was two thousand twelve they won the national championship so six years ago yeah it's a long fucking die like little weekends here and there and again that's pretty much what this was but i hadn't gone away and it's been like they done anything not checking anything not worrying about anything and i work work i was doing there was one time saturday afternoon i columbia is this is this is one of the wildest parts of my impromptu trip i didn't know where i was going really like i knew it was going to columbia but that's about it yeah when you you know there's many places within the country of colombia even that you know where it is really no no and so i had i was thinking i was at the same time zone as me is our central time when our back but will actually set me your your your thing your itenerary and it was connecting flight but i thought it was just the first flight and i was like oh wow columbia's only four hours away who is actually six food direct back there's only six back but the it was funny because i was i was all packed i had my bag packed i had my hot electric blue pants i my white pants dating suits like go on like this little tropical vacation and you know what i'll throw google out there google it apparently columbia is like bogota at least is like super high altitude it was like forty eight degrees those like sixty four with a light jacket everywhere bill it rains every single day and it's like but like it's like it's like a mountain.
"colombia" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"A lot of americans know at least vaguely the story of publis kabar i don't think so many people here know about what followed escobar's death why do you think that is those stories haven't been told and escobar is this very he was such an extreme figure and it was all about him and you've had lots and lots of books and movies made about him but he was killed in nineteen ninety three and the story of what came afterwards is more convoluted involves more characters and those characters haven't been quite as flamboyant in their behavior even though they are often just as murderous and cruel and ruthless but they're just haven't been as many books and movies made about it i think it's complicated i think people have had trouble wrapping their heads around it do you think any part of the reason a lot of people don't know about what follows escobar especially in the us is because the us is role in columbia is a lot more ambiguous in the years after escobar i think the us role in columbia condemn be confusing and hard to explain and the thing is they've talked about it as the war on drugs but in the late nineties the us started plan colombia which was this huge package of aid for columbia overwhelmingly military aid and supposedly was meant to fight drugs but it went to a military that was at the time to significant extent complicit with the paramilitaries and like i said the paramilitaries were the biggest drug traffickers in the country so us aid was going to ultimately work with the drug lords against another group of grill is who were also involved in the drug trade.
"colombia" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"And you need to tell your husband and then he let's her get off the elevator but he says something like i'll see you in english class later which to her is chilling because she was taking an english class and it just shows that they knew everything that she was doing of course that's terrifying because they know that these people will act on those threats can you explain how in the context of colombia's very long war how the notions of what is right and wrong could get kind of skewed for people how could a former army soldiers start collaborating with paramilitaries that were engaged in these atrocities engaged in drug trafficking how do people justify those choices everything gets distorted because you're in an environment where for one it's extremely dangerous to do the right thing and to do your job correctly it means standing up to organize crime which has managed to sneak into everything around you you don't know who to trust trust and if you do your job as you're supposed to you might risk your life and on the other hand you have so much wealth and power available to you if you collaborate with these groups so i think it's not surprising that after generations of this happening for many people you're just choosing the path of least resistance and then you have the emotions that go along with having grown up in in an environment that war and where your relative might have been killed or kidnapped or where you're living in fear or your land was taken from you and so there are people who feel attached to one side or another based on who victimized them and so people will justify the actions of the paramilitaries because they'll say you know the the guerrillas were kidnapping my family member they killed my relative and the other way around to.
"colombia" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"Than a museum tour to understand how the civil war in colombia evolved over the past forty years how it got muddied by the drug trade and how the us and the us is war on drugs came to be both a help and a hindrance to columbia while people there were crying out desperately for peace in the spiel i'm gonna take some time out for mary wilson it's not me time it's she time mary wilson is the name of one of the women who took the political establishment by storm last week in the texas midterm primaries she's a democrat running in a solidly republican district and she is outperforming all expectations but then of course she is i will explain but first my interview with maria mcfarland sanchez marino maria mcfarland sanchez marino's book there are no dead here tells several stories it recounts the reason history of columbia and how and ideological struggle became muddied as violence begets more violence and then how idealistic people put their lives on the line to expose institutions corrupted by violence and drug trafficking and how those people reestablish the rule of law berea thanks so much for being here thank you so much for having me i knew nothing about columbia's history until really recently so i think it will help people if they get a little bit of background can you give us the quick and dirty history of colombia from about the nineteen forties to the period that your book focuses on the nineties early two thousands sure so columbia has been at war for for decades since the sixties basically in a war involving leftwing guerrillas the most well known are the farc the military and overtime right wing paramilitary groups who claimed to be.
"colombia" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"Different kinds of meat and are not meant to be shared bus rides through the mountains that'll be detoured because part of the mountain has fallen on the road and so the bus which is two unpaved road and then you're delayed once more because the only throughway goes pass in your so and so's corral and it's time to put the cows away and so the bus weights with everyone else while passengers get good and familiar with the patient look of cattle people who come up to you in mid a union because you look like a foreigner and they want to say welcome and thank you for visiting our city young women whom you've just met at a salsa club who step and slide like they've inherited hundreds of years of muscle memory i knew nothing about colombia when i arrived there i knew it would be warmer than new york that's what i knew but after a few days he go to a few museums you go on a tour you start to download books about colombia onto your phone you start to absorb some history oh right escobar okay farc okay paramilitaries what are paramilitaries civil war for how long until when oh last summer one minute i'm learning that a single drug trafficker was responsible for the deaths of more than five hundred policemen around the same time i was born the next minute i'm sitting in a pristine botanical garden watching young colombian families set up picnic on the grass and sip frozen coffees from drink stand it is bewildering how a place suffering from so much death and destruction could look so relatively normal now even though the threat of violence is not gone how are these people around me at this park not utterly shellshocked that's what i would think when i was there when i was in colombia i would stare at people thinking it is a miracle you're alive what is your story my guest today spent years recording the stories of colombians in the course of her work as a human rights activist her name is maria mcfarland sanchez moreno she wrote this book there are no dead here and it shook me out of my stefan like gauzy faraway fascination with columbia and it held up all the pieces of the story that take longer.
"colombia" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"People are fleeing venezuela for colombia there is desperate hunger people are eating dirt crime is soaring there is an economic crisis this is an oil state where the government nationalize the oil business and still went belly up in broke this was a pure socialist government that many american actors and actresses prey jr debt praised as the vision of the future what life could really be is an absolute misery state thousands of desperate venezuelans fleeing hunger inflation and the political crisis threatening to engulf venezuela colombia has sent extra soldiers to patrol their porous border with venezuela here they come fox we have an exodus a mass exodous from a once glorious socialist enterprise people are fleeing venezuela into colombia colombian lawmakers beginning at tighten border controls and white what happens when they do guess what they're going to be called and they're not gonna stop they're not gonna stop in colombia they're gonna keep coming they're going to go one direction they're going to go north and if they ever get close to our border you can damn will guarantee that the media and the democrats are going to demand that they be allowed to enter because it's going to be our fault that venezuela imploded because our presidents always signalled venezuela as an enemy and we would not cooperate with your job and so we had a turned to his buddy fidel castro you watch we're going to get blame for it not socialism itself the wall needs to go up.
"colombia" Discussed on KTRH
"And so expensive that we can't buy it anymore and that our economy will go on the tubes promptly a hundred and two killed in colombia fighting colombia troops and rebels this week killed eighty seven guerrillas and fifteen soldiers so they're having some pretty serious about oils in the colombian mountains not a place i guess you'd wanna visit right now code red the virus like code red worm apparently infected computers around the world wednesday on time although the outbreak was not as severe as predicted about a hundred and fifty thousand internetconnected computers were infected by code red according to the sanz institute as a n s a computer security think tech working with the government so if you've noticed the internet slowing down a little bit there you've got a code red deer as predicted a break out on wednesday once again and is causing havoc and then there's another of virus growing a worm going around out there i don't know if you've had the message at my god i've had hundreds of them it will say something like i sent this to you for your advice and it could have any one of a million different titles and it usually has an attachment with it don't open the attachment if you see something that says something like that i sent this to you for your advice i don't care what the hell it is don't open it if you do you're going to get a worm microsoft outlook based uh basically but to you don't want it lead me and it's all over the internet i must get i bet i get thirty or forty of the men each email download that i do all right to the phones was to the rockies you are on the air cheerio hello hello yes slow turn radio off earlier even among here.