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Sarcastic and cynical view of the world.

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Juan Manuel Santos y Barack Obama se reunirán el próximo 4 de febrero — December 30, 2015

Juan Manuel Santos y Barack Obama se reunirán el próximo 4 de febrero

The White House confirmed on Tuesday December 29, 2015 that the presidents of the United States, Barack Obama, and of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, will meet February 4, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

La Casa Blanca confirmó este martes que los presidentes de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama; y de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, tendrán una reunión de trabajo, en Washington, el próximo 4 de febrero de 2016. 

La cita, que es denominada como una “visita oficial de trabajo” para que los dos mandatarios hagan una revisión de todos los asuntos bilaterales, también servirá para que se conmemore el aniversario número 15 del Plan Colombia, que es la ayuda oficial para la lucha contra las drogas que de forma bipartidista el Congreso estadounidense da a Colombia. colp_hf230895

“En el año 2000 Colombia era un país al borde del abismo. En ese momento el gobierno de Estados Unidos comenzó un plan de apoyo al esfuerzo que ya hacía Colombia, denominado Plan Colombia, que durante 15 años ha tenido el apoyo de 3 administraciones y de los dos partidos. Un apoyo sostenido y decisivo que gracias a la persistencia de nuestro pueblo, al sacrificio económico de los colombianos y a las victorias de nuestras Fuerzas Armadas, logró la transformación de nuestro país y abrió la puerta para el proceso de paz”, explicó el embajador de Colombia en Estados Unidos, Juan Carlos Pinzón.  Continue reading

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Pablo Escobar’s hippos are wreaking havoc in Colombia — October 14, 2014

Pablo Escobar’s hippos are wreaking havoc in Colombia

These are not the Escobar hippos (they are from the San Diego Zoo), but you get the idea. (AP Photo/Ken Bohn)

These are not the Escobar hippos (they are from the San Diego Zoo), but you get the idea. (AP Photo/Ken Bohn)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/06/30/pablo-escobars-hippos-are-wreaking-havoc-in-colombia/

By Sarah Larimer

This story has everything: a drug lord, a once-grand estate in the South American countryside, hippopotamuses.

According to the BBC, hippos once owned by Pablo Escobar are still roaming the grounds of the late Colombian drug lord’s former home, presenting a problem for locals and wildlife officials, who aren’t sure the best way to contain or control them.

Their confusion over the situation seems fair. “What should we do with Pablo Escobar’s hippos?” is not really a question one expects to face in life, but here we are, with a ranch full of hippopotamuses and very few options.

According to the BBC, the hippos were smuggled in as part of a zoo that Escobar built at Hacienda Napoles, his estate about 200 miles from Bogota. Escobar died in 1993, but his hippos remained on the land, even after the zoo’s other animals were relocated. Locals started to call in hippopotamus sightings about seven years ago, and have since reportedly had some close encounters:

Please click below to read more about Pablo’s hippos.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/06/30/pablo-escobars-hippos-are-wreaking-havoc-in-colombia/

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