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El Blog de la US Office on Colombia es un espacio bilingüe para discutir asuntos importantes acerca los derechos humanos y la paz en Colombia. Muchos de nuestros artículos vienen de prominentes organizaciones colombianas y de periodistas independientes. ¡Le animamos a Usted a que lea los artículos y participe con sus comentarios!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Colombia in the US News | Colombia en la Prensa Estadounidense

The Inter-Press Service published an article on the citizens of Piedras, Cajamarca’s successful vote against global corporation AngloGold Ashanti’s La Colosa gold mine. The Wall Street Journal reported on the apparent agreement between Braeval Mining Corp and the ELN to release kidnapped Braeval executive Gernot Wober in exchange for Braeval’s mining rights. TIME published an interesting piece on large U.S. corporation Cargill Inc.’s purchase of nearly 130,000 acres of former government land from peasant farmers. The Wall Street Journal wrote an article on the resignation of Colombian Ambassador to the U.S. Carlos Urrutia. The New York Times reported the FARC’s request that a delegation of high-level Colombian officials be the ones to retrieve the kidnapped U.S. Marine in order to secure his release.


El Inter-Press Service publicó un artículo sobre el referéndum del pueblo Piedras, Cajamarca en el cual la gran mayoría de la gente votó en contra de la mina de oro de la corporación AngloGold Ashanti. The Wall Street Journal informó que aparentemente llegaron a un acuerdo entre el Braeval Mining Corp y el ELN para liberar el ejecutivo secuestrado, Gernot Wober, a cambio de los derechos de minería de Braeval. TIME publicó un artículo interesante sobre la compra de casi 130.000 acres de tierra campesina por parte de la transnacional, Cargill Inc. The Wall Street Journal informó sobre la renuncia del Embajador Colombiano a los EE.UU. Carlos Urrutia. The New York Times informó sobre la solicitación de las FARC de que una delegación de oficiales Colombianos de alto nivel sea el que recibe el secuestrado Marina estadounidense. 


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