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Isla Múcura: A paradise on the Colombian Caribbean coast "It is pitch black when we jump into what turns out to be surprisingly warm water. And then the spectacle starts. With every swish of our arms and legs, the water fractures into a hundred tiny lightbulbs. The plankton glow white around us, like fairy lights brightening the darkest of waters."

It’s sunshine and coconuts by day and plankton dancing by night on the Isla Múcura. Plus, if you take the scenic route, getting to this island paradise is half the pleasure.
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Brazilian engineering giant Odebrecht’s influence in Colombia may be much bigger than previously thought, according to an announcement from the country’s Attorney General Nestor Humberto Martínez. He said Wednesday that Odebrecht spent some $32.5 million…
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“Although 2018 seems to be the most impressive of the last 6 years in terms of economic performance, with an expected 2.6% growth and a 3.0% inflation, Colombia is still the most vulnerable emerging market after Argentina and Turkey.” The peso has reached…
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Colombia will be the newest home to the elongating tentacles of retail giant Amazon, after the company said Tuesday it would open a center in the capital of Bogotá. The service center will employ more than 600 people, according to a report from Reuters.…
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Will scopolamine turn you into a compliant zombie? Can you really get drugged by picking up someone's business card? We find out about the drug associated with thousands of robberies every year.

There are over 50,000 cases of Scopolamine poisoning reported every year. Nicknamed devil’s breath, it is said to turn people into zombies. But what is the truth about this drug?
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Will business mergers make your cab quicker? We look at big changes in door-to-door transport as big taxi companies Easy Taxi and Tappsi merged.

Easy Taxi and Tappsi users may have been surprised by a new combined ‘Easy-Tappsi’ app that popped up on their phones in recent months: the first visible signs that Colombia’s biggest cab companies had joined forces.
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It looks as if renewed plans for coca fumigation in Colombia will be blocked by a historic glyphosate fine in the US. Find out more about this so far little-reported story.

A court ruling in California will likely kill off plans for renewed coca fumigation in Colombia. So what happens now?
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New Global Witness report puts Colombia third worst in the world for environmental activist killings. We spoke to Global Witness campaigner Billy Kyte about the worsened situation and found out more.

New Global Witness report puts Colombia third worst in the world for environmental activist murders.
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The Buzz: Our monthly look at what the international press picked up from Colombia. Dogs, presidents and beauty queens, oh my!

From Cartagena to Bengaluru via London, Colombia’s been on everyone’s lips.
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August 26 will see a landmark vote in which Colombians will have the chance to vote against seven individual anti-corruption measures. However, as senator Uribe announces that he will not support the referendum, we also hear from several citizens who did not even know that the vote was happening.

Voters we spoke to were unaware of the August 26 anti-corruption referendum in which citizens will have the chance to make their feelings felt.
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