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Monday, October 28, 2019
Claudia López: Colombia's capital elects gay woman as mayor
Claudia López, a gay politician who advertises herself as "incorruptible", has become the first woman to be elected mayor of Colombia's capital, Bogotá. The 49-year-old centre-left candidate had won 35.2% of the vote with nearly all votes counted....
Friday, April 12, 2019
Colombia : In spite of the conflict & continued violence, disappearances, femicide, women weave the social fabric of communities for leadership, resilience, peace
In Colombia’s southern province of Putumayo, a group of women is stitching together social fabric despite an alarming number of ongoing threats and acts of violence against them. Fifteen days before her wedding in 1990, Sandra* was kidnapped and...
Friday, August 17, 2018
Colombia see summer of surge for women in politics
Last week, the new President of Colombia, Iván Duque, swore in his vice president, Marta Lucía Ramírez. She is Colombia’s first female vice president. Ramírez’s oath of office would have been a historic enough moment – but the bigger story is that...
Monday, July 30, 2018
Colombia shatters glass ceiling with gender-equal cabinet
Colombia is to get its first female interior minister with women heading other key ministries including justice and energy By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA, July 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half of Colombia's cabinet ministers will be women when...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Colombia: Hostage Ingrid Betancourt Freed
French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt has been freed after being held hostage by rebels for six years. She was originally kidnapped in February 2002 during her presidential campaign in territory controlled by the rebels To read...
Sunday, October 30, 2011
COLOMBIA: Local elections
Elections will take place on Sunday, October 30th, in order to elect governors, deputies for department assemblies, mayors, municipal council members and local administrative board members.  The candidates elected on October 30, 2011 will hold...