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Camilo Forero
Works at Fundacion Universitaria Juan N. Corpas
Attended Princeton University
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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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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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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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Plenty of good stuff here. I'll add a couple of things that some other new triathletes have appreciated:

1. A good general guideline for monitoring your total workload is:
100 yds swimming = 1 mile riding = 1/4 mile running.

Granted, everyone is different, but I've found that very useful for measuring my total workload over time.

1. Remember, it's one race, not three races run in succession. So if you think you might go 90+ minutes overall (a reasonable working benchmark for a Sprint), then train for that. Not the specific components. Or, to put it another way, when you do your final Rehearsal workout, plan to go about an hour on the bike and then run a 5K. Until then, realize that at a certain level you have to train just to train.

Anyway, lots of good stuff is out there. Good luck. 
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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?) :)
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  • Princeton University
    Master in Public Affairs - International Development, 2011 - 2013
  • Seton Hall University
    Political Science/Diplomacy, 2002 - 2006
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Food is great, though too pricey. Tried four dishes, all were flavorful - especially enjoyed the pasta dishes with lamb. Sommelier was excellent with great wine recs.
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(English below) 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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(English below) Que buen descubrimiento en esta visita a San Andrés! Donde Francesca es un encantador restaurante frente a la playa. La comida de mar es una delicia - el arroz caldoso de mariscos muy recomendado. El servicio es buen y rápido, mientras que no sea un grupo demasiado grande. Muy chevere (bueno) el ambiente, incluso hay mesas sobre la arena con una bellisima vista al mar. What a great find on this trip to San Andres! Donde Francesca is a charming beachfront restaurant. Excellent seafood - highly recommend the stewed rice. Service is great and fast too, as long as the group isn't too big. Great beachy ambience - there are tables on the sand with a beautiful ocean view.
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(English below) Excelente sitio para escalar estilo bouldering. Muy amables con buen coaching para principiantes. Hay donde parquear bicis. Great place for climbing (bouldering). Friendly staff & good coaching for begginers. Bike parking available.
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(English below) Un buen hotel, con cuartos limpios y cómodos aunque pequeños. El personal muy amable, y tiene buena piscina para un hotel de San Andres. El bar tiene buenos cócteles. No almorcé ni cené en el hotel, pero el desayuno tenía buena variedad. Muy buena ubicación frente al malecón, aunque no queda pegado al mar. A good hotel, with clean and comfortable rooms if a bit small. Friendly staff, and a good pool area for a San Andres hotel. Great cocktails at the bar. Though I didn't have lunch or dinner at the hotel, the breakfast did have good variety. It's a good location on the boardwalk, though not touching the beach or ocean.
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(English below) Hay dos piscinas - la que queda más al sur de la isla con el aviso café de turismo es la mejor. Tiene un precio de entrada de 4.000 pesos. No permiten entrar comida ni bebidas, tienen paquetes de papa y gaseosa costosa a la venta. Lo mejor es llevar comida y bebida, y no mostrarla a la entrada. Sin embargo, uno viene no por la merienda, sino por la espectacular piscinita, llena de peces de todo tipo. Si uno es amante de la natación, buen sitio para practicar natación en aguas abierta, ya que es una zona de mar muy quieto. There are two areas calling themselves Pisicinita (little pool). The one further south by the brown sign is the better one. Cost of entry is 4.000 pesos, and they don't allow snacks or drinks, though they sell them (overpriced) once inside. Best to bring food and snacks and just not show them at entrance. However, you don't come for the snacks, but for the spectacular piscinita, full of all types of fish. If you're a swimmer, it's also a great place to practice open water swims, as the water is very calm.
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(English below) Excelente ambiente para tomar unos cocteles con entradas. También hay platos fuertes, aunque mi favorito siempre ha sido los platos pequeños. Los cocteles son creativos con muy buena mezcla de sabores. Fines de semana y después de las 7 recomendado hacer reserva. Great atmosphere to grab some drinks with appetizers. Plenty of main dishes also available, but my favorite have always been the small sharable dishes. Creative cocktails with great mix of flavors. Reservation recommended weekends and after 7 pm.
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