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Camilo Forero
Works at Fundacion Universitaria Juan N. Corpas
Attended Princeton University
Lives in Bogota, Colombia
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Haunting images coming out of the Central African Republic.
 
Christians, Muslims Clash in Central African Republic - 39 photos - http://theatln.tc/1k0On8y - One year ago, an alliance of Muslim rebel groups within Central African Republic (CAR), calling itself Seleka, launched an effort to overthrow the government. The majority of the country's population is Christian, with only 10 to 15 percent identifying as Muslim, but Seleka's campaign was successful. Throughout 2013, members of the Muslim Seleka groups reportedly launched waves of attacks on civilians in Christian areas, looting, raping, and and killing at will. In the past few months, Christian militias have emerged, carrying out vicious reprisals against Muslim neighbors and others. More than a thousand people in CAR have been killed in the past month alone.
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The World Cup can't come nearly soon enough. In the meantime though, you gotta check out +SB Nation's awesome World Cup draw preview. Fingers crossed for Colombia in Friday's draw! (Ok, and the US too!)
The World Cup draw takes place on Friday and SB Nation is here to get you ready with everything you need to know about the 32 qualified teams.
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Hey all! I'm moving to Colombia in the next month (yay high altitude training!) and am looking for a good travel bag to take my bike down for the move and to fly to local tris. This month's Triathlete recommended this bag - anyone have experiences with this one or have other recommendations? Hard case v soft? I suspect I'll be traveling with it 3-4 times per year and am looking to spend $500 or less. 
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esta este otro, para q lo mire https://www.facebook.com/gru.fit?fref=ts

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Just completed my first ever tri and I'm totally hooked! It was the Bath County Tri in Virginia and I got a 15:37 on swim, 2:24 for T1, 43:32 on bike, 0:42 for T2, and 25:44 on run - 1:27:57 overall and 57 place out of 233. I was pretty happy but man - I never thought the first 5 minutes of the bike to run switch would be as awful as they were. More bricks in training next time! Thanks again to the community for the early training tips. Can't wait for my next one.
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Good luck!
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Time lapse videos across American landscapes. Just fantastic.
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Hey all! 16 weeks until my first triathlon (Bath County Tri in Virginia) and this community has been tremendously helpful thus far - you all have posted lots of good resources and I have been training for a month now. I'm looking to get a much more structured training for the rest of the time though - any recommendations for a favorite (and importantly for me, structured) sprint triathlon training resource and schedules? Are there any favorite apps/websites where I can input my workouts and training schedule?
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I know that you wanted advice on training but I wanted to share one thing about the race itself, as I was in similar position 2 years ago.

Stay CALM at the start of the swim, especially relevant if it's in open water. There is a lot of new stuff going on. It is easy to panic and then your heart rate shoots up. I felt exhausted after 150m but then I started to relax and race my own race. 
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A must read from the +The New York Times on children amid homelessness: "In the short span of Dasani’s life, her city has been reborn. The skyline soars with luxury towers, beacons of a new gilded age....In the shadows of this renewal, it is Dasani’s population who have been left behind. The ranks of the poor have risen, with almost half of New Yorkers living near or below the poverty line. Their traditional anchors — affordable housing and jobs that pay a living wage — have weakened as the city reorders itself around the whims of the wealthy."
There are more than 22,000 homeless children in New York, the highest number since the Great Depression. This is one of their stories.
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Cash transfers: not a new idea, but a newly fashionable one. The trick, as always, is figuring out how to build upon the promise of cash transfers but minimize market distortions and other unintended consequences.
 
Decades ago, some of the biggest NGOs simply gave away money to individuals in communities. People lined up and were just given cash. The once popular form of aid went out of fashion, but it is now making a comeback. Over tim...
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Fantastic story on polio vaccination campaigns in Afghanistan and eradication efforts worldwide from +WIRED 
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Great photo essay - incredible to see the Chadian family's consumption relative to almost everyone else. That's where I'll be moving in two short months.
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Soufriere Hills Volcano - 31 photos - http://theatln.tc/112DqKZ - Before 1995, the Caribbean island of Montserrat was quiet tourist destination -- a British Overseas Territory with a population of 11,000. Then, the Soufriere Hills volcano came to life after remaining quiet since the 17th century. Thousands lived in the direct path of ensuing mudflows and pyroclastic flows -- cascades of hot gas and rock. The capital city of Plymouth and 20 other settlements were completely destroyed. More than 7,000 residents moved away, and tourist dollars vanished. While the volcano is still active, it has been relatively quiet since early 2010, and nearly half of the island remains a designated exclusion zone.
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"It was tempting to dismiss him as a Marxist of the Groucho school: Chávez never seemed especially self-aware about his tendency to stray into Duck Soup territory...In Venezuela, these outbreaks of weird had a different meaning: as visible displays of his untouchability. There's an ineffable creepiness to a society where the leader never pays a political price for what he says, no matter how plainly crazy or illegal it may be."
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  • Fundacion Universitaria Juan N. Corpas
    2013 - present
  • Malaria No More - Chad
    Program Officer, 2013 - 2013
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation
    Intern, 2012 - 2012
  • Abt Associates, Inc.
    Finance and Contract Analyst, 2010 - 2011
  • Management Sciences for Health
    2008 - 2010
  • Peace Corps Guinea
    2006 - 2008
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Bogota, Colombia
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N'Djamena, Chad - Princeton, New Jersey - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Washington D.C. - Boke, Guinea - Pennsylvania - Rabat, Morocco
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Int'l development student and lover of travel, photography, tech, & soccer.
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In the Peace Corps, I raised my own chickens and built my own dual chamber barbecue grill to have barbecue chicken and pulled pork. It was mighty awesome and called the Jolie Pitt (see what I did there?) :)
Education
  • Princeton University
    Master in Public Affairs - International Development, 2011 - 2013
  • Seton Hall University
    Political Science/Diplomacy, 2002 - 2006
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Es un Carulla algo pequeño, pero igual con buena selección. Es de los Carullas menos llenos, entonces hacer compras a uno le rinde más acá.
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Un excelente almacén de ropa/juguetes/muebles/etc usados para bebes y niños. Precios excelentes y los productos, en su mayoria de marcas nacionales e internacionales reconocidas, están en buen estado. Es de los pocos almacenes de este estilo en Bogotá, y sin duda el mejor. An excellent second hand clothes/toys/furniture store for babies and kids. Excellent prices on national and international brands, all in good condition. Among the few used kids clothes stores in Bogotá, and without a doubt the best.
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Jake, Colleen, and Francisco provided great help in helping me find a unit - answering my questions quickly and providing follow up support. The location is large, clean, and easily accessible. Even the indoor units are easily accessible for a car. When I had to change my unit last minute, they helped me find a larger unit and transferred the cost with minimal hassle. A moving truck is available for customers (make sure you have your own car insurance) and the sign up process is quick and efficient. Definitely one of the better (perhaps best) storage experience I've had.
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Un ambiente muy agradable (como de casa rustica y mercado de pueblo) con una comida muy sabrosa. Sus desayunos son lo mejor - una arepas deliciosas y desayunos caseros muy ricos. Aunque cuando el sitio esta lleno, el servicio suele ser lento. Recomendado hacer reserva en fin de semana. A great ambience (a sort of country house meets rural market) with delicious food. The best part is the breakfast - delicious arepas and tasty home style breakfasts. When the place is full, service tends to get fairly slow though. Reservations recommended on weekends.
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