Arboleda (Colombia)

Type: City
Name: Arboleda (Colombia)
Country: Colombia
Latitude: 1.5
Longitude: -77.089996
population: 1,736
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Pablo Escobar's Hippos Run Wild in Colombia

Take a notorious South American drug lord, build a mansion in the jungle and add some hippopotamuses. What could possibly go wrong? According to the BBC , hippos once owned by the late Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar have taken over the countryside ... [Published NBCNews.com - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

A Tale Of Two Cities: Mixing The Urban Poor Into A Rich Urban Life

, the day of their inauguration.Raul Arboleda / AFP/Skyscrapers and shanties, gleaming malls and run-down markets, palatial houses and the piss-poor guys who build them: Those are the divides in cities like Mumbai, Nairobi and Manila. Rich and poor do ... [Published NPR - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 15 2014 - Updated Jun 16 2014 - 1 reports

Santos Wins Majority in Colombian Presidential Runoff Election

Incumbent Juan Manuel Santos won amajority in Colombia ’s presidential election today, defeatingopposition leader Oscar Ivan Zuluaga and gaining a mandate topush ahead with peace talks with Marxist rebels.Santos, 62, a former journalist who studied at ... [Published Bloomberg - Jun 15 2014]

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...Markets and slums are still routinely razed, and so far, poor-friendly transit remains rare. Says Ahoobim: "It would be great if we had 10 other examples we could talk about, but we always talk about Medellín."

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