This past Monday, I sat in front of a computer screen in California and watched as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo “Timochenko” Londoño signed a peace agreement four years in the making, marking the end of a five-decade war, Latin America’s longest.
“We’ve lived, we’ve suffered for 52 years in an armed conflict between sons of the same nation,” Santos said during a ceremony with 2,500 foreign dignitaries and guests. “The horrible night of violence that has covered us with its shadow for more than half a century has ended.”
As the countdown to my college graduation comes to an end, I want to take a moment to recognize that this achievement is as much because of my mother than because of me.
My mom earned her Bachelor's degree from the National Pedagogic University of Colombia on February 4th, 1994. I was born on February 10th. I've always teased my mom and told her she should be thankful that I didn't decide to make my debut earlier.
I first met Diane Guerrero on a domestic flight in Colombia in December 2015. I was jetlagged and awkwardly approached her and told her she was great inOrange Is The New Black and Jane The Virgin. The interaction lasted, maybe, 30 seconds, but she was approachable and made a lasting impression.
The same can be said for her new book, 'In the Country We Love: My Family Divided.'
A Peruvian farmer and grandmother and a Puerto Rican environmental scientist are two of the six honorees of the annual Goldman Environmental Prize.
The Goldman Environmental Prize honors environmental activists from around the world for their efforts to protect their environment. This year's recipients are Máxima Acuña from Peru and Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera from Puerto Rico, as well as Destiny Watford from South Baltimore, Edward Loure from Tanzania, Leng Ouch from Cambodia, and Zuzana Caputova from Slovakia.
Hurricane Patricia became the strongest storm ever measured on the planet early Friday, with experts warning it could trigger 40-foot waves along southwestern Mexico and "life-threatening" flash flooding.
It happens around the world: a woman walks down the street and ends up the object of unwarranted catcalls and whistles. These comments are often based off physical appearances, forcing women to doubt their outfits and, sadly, their figures.
Meet Debi Hasky. While living in Panama, the 24-year-old was inspired to turn her anger to art that fights harassment.
Following the historic peace dialogue between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), 'Timoshenko', reactions range from strong criticism to guarded optimism.
After the 8.3-magnitude earthquake hit the center and north of the country Wednesday, Chileans were using Facebook's Safety Check feature - which sends an "Are you OK?" notification if it looks like the user is near the affected zone. The alert includes a list of friends in the area who are safe and those pending an update.
Christiane Davis, a stay-at-home mom, lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, Jeremiah, and their two kids, A.J. and Patrick. What most people wouldn’t know at first glance is that A.J., which stands for Andrew Jackson, is a female-to-male transgender child.
Richard Adams and Tony Sullivan met in 1971 at a Los Angeles bar called The Closet. Sullivan, an Australian, had been traveling around the world on a tourist visa, and Adams was a Filipino American living in California. The couple fell in love and, on Apr. 21, 1975, married in Boulder County, Colorado. They became one of the first same-sex couples in the U.S. to be legally married.
This week, Colombia moved to begin allowing its transgender citizens to legally change how their name and gender are registered on government identification cards—without having to endure intrusive physical and psychological examinations to prove their sex.