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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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EFE

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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EFE

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