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They've Got High Hopes: Latin America Leads In Global Happiness Rankings

 01/09/2018 - 17:06
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For the 41st time, Gallup International has released their Global End of Year Survey, polling 55 countries on the topics of hope, happiness, and economic optimism. Three countries in Latin America made the Top Ten, but one country in the region scored in the bottom tier.

Colombian artist makes paintings to make sure that his country doesn't forget political tragedies

 10/30/2017 - 06:13
Colombian artist Jorge Julian Aristizabal speaks about one of his works at the Bogota International Art Fair on Oct. 29, 2017. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

Just as Picasso portrayed the horror of the Spanish Civil War in his famous "Guernica" mural, artist Jorge Juan Aristizabal does so for the Colombian conflict in works that begin with a pencil sketch that he later fleshes out with different colors and, ultimately, to which he adds clippings from daily newspapers and album sheets.

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Pope Francis: "Colombia, Your Brother Needs You"

 09/11/2017 - 04:27
Pope Francis attends a farewell ceremony with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and first lady Maria Clemencia Rodriguez (R) during the last day of his official visit, at Rafael Nuñez Airport in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia, Sept. 10, 2017. EPA-EFE/LEONARDO MUÑOZ

The Catholic pontiff concluded his four-day visit to Colombia by giving an open Mass in which he encouraged Colombian population to be involved in the peace process to help the country recover from its decades-long armed conflict with the FARC and other guerrilla groups. He also addressed the heavy polarization among Colombian society.

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In Colombia, Pope Francis will visit home for girls at high risk of sexual exploitation

 09/04/2017 - 16:53
An image of Pope Francis, at the Talitha Qum program headquarters, in Cartagena, Colombia on Sept. 1, 2017. EPA-EFE/Ricardo Maldonado Rozo

Girls of African descent will host Pope Francis next Sunday when he visits a poor Cartagena neighborhood that is the home of Talitha Qum, a program that seeks by means of religious faith to save little girls from the surrounding dangers of violence, prostitution and drugs.

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[OP-ED]: Bacca comes back to Spain with high hopes for Russia 2018

 08/25/2017 - 15:59
“I enjoyed my time in Milan, but the team has many forwards now”, said Bacca when he was introduced to Villarreal fans at Estadio La Cerámica. “I am coming here to improve my stats, because we are in a World Cup year and in Italy I did not see clear chances of enjoying playing time”.  EFE

There is no doubt Villarreal CF is one of the most impressive clubs in planet football. With a population slightly over 50,000 people, this city of the Castellon province, located 50 miles from Valencia has a soccer team, nicknamed The Yellow Submarine that has been capable of staying at Spain’s elite along powerhouses like Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla FC. 

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Rafael Cervera

[OP-ED]: Bacca vuelve a España con los ojos puestos en Rusia 2018

 08/25/2017 - 15:57
“He estado muy bien en Milán, pero allí hay muchos delanteros”, comentó Bacca en su presentación en el Estadio de La Cerámica de Villarreal. “Vengo aquí con la idea de mejorar mis cifras, porque estamos en año de Mundial y en Italia no veía opciones claras de jugar”. EFE

No cabe duda que el Villarreal CF es uno de los clubes deportivos más impresionantes del planeta. Con una población de solo 50.000 habitantes, esta ciudad del interior de la provincia de Castellón, ubicada a 75 kilómetros de Valencia, cuenta con un equipo de soccer, apodado El Submarino Amarillo, capaz de mantenerse en la élite del balompié español al lado de poderosos conjuntos como Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid y Sevilla. 

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Rafael Cervera

[OP-ED]: Marcelo: el mejor lateral izquierdo del mundo

 08/18/2017 - 17:48
Marcelo siempre ha funcionado mejor con entrenadores menos rigurosos, que le permitan subir la banda libremente. Además, el lateral se beneficia enormemente cuando cuenta con medios defensivos, como ahora el también brasileño Casemiro, capaz de cubrirle las espaldas en sus continuas subidas.

Los días de gloria del Real Madrid siempre han estado ligado a grandes delanteros, Emilio Butragueño, Hugo Sánchez, Raúl González, Cristiano Ronaldo, pero también, y aunque pasen más desapercibidos, a geniales laterales zurdos, como José Antonio Camacho, Rafael Gordillo, Roberto Carlos y, en la actualidad, Marcelo.

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Rafael Cervera

37 die in clash between inmates, police at Venezuelan prison

 08/17/2017 - 04:56
Venezuelan authorities guard the Jose Gregorio Hernandez Hospital after an interior ministry team tried to take the prison by force that in Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela, 16 August 2017. EPA/Pedro Zapata

 As part of an effort to curb prison violence, the leftist government has imposed a militarized administration in roughly half of Venezuela's penal institutions. US Vice President Mike Pence said Monday in Cartagena, Colombia, that Venezuela is a failed state that threatens the security and prosperity of the entire hemisphere.

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Vicepresidente viaja a Colombia en su primera gira latinoamericana

 08/14/2017 - 05:13
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) shaking hands with US Vice President Mike Pence at the Guests House in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia, 13 August 2017. Pence arrived in Cartagena as the first stop of his Latin American tour. EPA/Cesar Carrion/COLOMBIAN PRESIDENCY

En este viaje, Pence buscará remarcar el compromiso del Gobierno de Trump con Latinoamérica y reforzar el esfuerzo multilateral para aislar a Venezuela, inmersa en una profunda crisis económica y con la reciente instauración de una Asamblea Nacional Constituyente que Washington considera "ilegítima".

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[OP-ED]: Neymar, the most expensive player in the history of soccer, is already focusing in Russia 2018

 08/11/2017 - 15:22
Brazilian striker Neymar Jr during his official presentation to the public as PSG player prior to the French Ligue 1 soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Amiens SC at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France. EFE

It is true no other country has won the World Cup more times than Brazil (5), but it is also true the South American powerhouse has not conquered the world of soccer since 2002.

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Rafael Cervera