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Salem-News.com (Jul-04-2014 17:29)

Brazil Tops Colombia; Germany Up Next in Semi-Finals

Brazil and can now look forward to a mouth-watering meeting with the Germans on Tuesday at Belo Horizonte's Estadio Mineirao.

() - Brazil World Cup Soccer Brazil have set up a FIFA World Cup semi-final with Germany after a thrilling 2-1 victory over Colombia in Fortaleza. The hosts were indebted to their two center-halves, Thiago Silva and David Luiz, for providing the goals at the Estadio Castelao that ultimately rendered James Rodriguez's late penalty a mere consolation.

History suggested that Luiz Felipe Scolari's side started the game as massive favorites, with Colombia having won just two of the teams' 25 previous meetings - and none since 1991.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-28-2014 15:14)

Colombia Gets by Uruguay; Sets Up Showdown with Brazil

Rodriguez double sets up Brazil showdown.

(RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil) - James Rodriguez Colombia Soccer A sublime James Rodriguez double helped make history for Colombia as they reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup for the first time ever by overcoming Uruguay 2-0 in Rio de Janeiro.

The 22-year-old was the magical conductor of the second all-South American affair of the day, converting twice at the Maracana to become the most prolific player of the competition with five goals.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-24-2014 18:15)

Colombia Routs Japan; Into Round of 16

There was even time for history to be made as Faryd Mondragon took to the field to become the oldest player ever to appear at a FIFA World Cup.

(RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil) - Colombia World Cup Soccer Colombia beat Japan 4-1 to storm into the Round of 16 with a perfect record and end their opponents' hopes of a late escape from elimination.

A Jackson Martinez brace, alongside goals from Juan Cuadrado and James Rodriguez, sealed the triumph, after Shinji Okazaki given Alberto Zaccheroni's side hope.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-10-2014 12:51)

Colombia: Second Break-In at the Offices of CPDH and ANDAS

Initiate an immediate, exhaustive and impartial investigation into the above-mentioned breaks-in, as well as into the intimidation and threats against CPDH, ANDAS and their members, with a view to identifying those responsible and bringing them to justice in accordance with international standards-William Nicholas Gomes

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Salem-News.com On 6 January 2014, the Valle del Cauca offices of the Comité Permanente por la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos – CPDH (Permanent Committee for the Defence of Human Rights) and of the Asociación Nacional de Ayuda Solidaria – ANDAS (National Association of Assistance and Solidarity) were broken into.

This is the second time in three months that their offices have been broken into and sensitive information taken.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-19-2013 13:40)

Six Colombian Nationals Charged with Murder of DEA Agent

This case is being investigated by the FBI, DEA and Diplomatic Security Service, in close cooperation with Colombian authorities...

(WASHINGTON DC) - Special Agent James Terry Watson Six Colombian nationals were indicted today by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia for the kidnapping and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent James Terry Watson.

“Special Agent Watson was a brave public servant who dedicated his life to protecting the country he loved. He was a hero, in every sense of the word, who was taken from us far too suddenly and far too soon," said Attorney General Eric Holder.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-13-2013 11:49)

New Twist on Methane Reduction

“The work Colombia and Canada are doing, will reduce landfill gas...” - Ned Helme, president of CCAP

(TORONTO) - Salem-News.com The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) and the Government of Canada today debuted a video [click here] about an innovative program in Colombia, South America, that reduces methane gas emissions from landfills as a way to mitigate the dangers of global climate change and showcases the collaborative work of developed and developing countries.

Methane is a greenhouse gas that is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 100-year atmospheric lifetime.

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Salem-News.com (May-02-2012 23:12)

Colombia: Correct Serious Flaws in Transitional Justice Bill

William Gomes contacts Colombian officials over a proposed rule change that would allow war criminals to avoid prosecution.

(HONG KONG) - Colombian Flag There is no question that Colombia’s armed conflict led to countless abuses, and it is perfectly legitimate for its justice system to prioritize cases involving the worst crimes and most culpable individuals.

However a new transitional justice reform proposal, would allow Colombian authorities to completely abandon prosecutions and suspend sentences in cases of serious abuses.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-24-2012 03:11)

Colombian Reserve to Double in Size, Aiding Critically Endangered Parrot

The Fuertes’s Parrot is endemic to Colombia.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Fuertes’s Parrot The critically endangered Fuertes’s Parrot and 11 other globally threatened species of birds, mammals, and amphibians will receive greater protections thanks to a joint effort by several advocacy groups.

They joined forces to acquire about 356 acres of land to double the size of the existing Giles-Fuertesi Nature Reserve.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-21-2011 15:09)

Uribe Penetrated by Terrorists

A government that is simultaneously tied to paramilitaries and spying on persons endeavoring to expose such ties cannot purport to be acting on the behalf of the safety and liberty of its citizens.

(TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras) - Uribe of Colombia In honor of Colombia’s Independence Day yesterday, the hacker group Anonymous hacked the Twitter account of former Colombian president-cum-Georgetown University “scholar” Alvaro Uribe as well as the Facebook page of current President Juan Manuel Santos and the website of the Ministry of Defense.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-15-2011 22:02)

Congress Should Reject the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

How will non-agro Colombia businesses fare facing competition from multi-million dollar U.S. corporations?

(SAN FRANCISCO) - Witness For Peace Last month, the Obama administration announced that it would not seek Congressional approval of the FTA with Colombia until Republicans agree to expand assistance to American workers who might lose jobs as a result.

The U.S.-Colombia FTA was negotiated under U.S. Trade Promotion Authority, which means that it can be approved or disapproved by Congress, but Congress cannot amend it. FTAs are nothing more than dollar imperialism.

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