38% of official and private schools in Colombia do not have drinking water, according to the Welbin 2022 index

On September 21, the Welbin 2022 index study was released, which analyzed the level of well-being (health) in the educational sector in Colombia. The measurement had the participation of 1,556 educational institutions from 31 departments of the country, 68% being official schools and 32% private schools. According to the Escalando web portal, the Welbin index … Read more

Colombia and FARC dissidents study bilateral ceasefire

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The Colombian government and the dissidents of the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are evaluating the possibility of a bilateral ceasefire after holding a meeting in the south of the country. It was an exploratory meeting to study the start of peace talks with the FARC dissidents, who did not accept the peace … Read more

La Nación / Venezuela and Colombia reestablish relations and resume flights suspended for 5 years

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Venezuela and Colombia will reopen their land borders and resume commercial flights, suspended for five years, the presidents of both countries, Nicolás Maduro and Gustavo Petro, announced this Friday, a decision framed in the restoration of bilateral relations, interrupted in 2019. On September 26 “we will jointly open the borders between Venezuela and Colombia. In … Read more

Minister Alejandro Gaviria assured that it is necessary to change the way education is financed in Colombia

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Alejandro Gaviria assured that the reform of Law 30 is necessary to optimize the resources of the sector for the coming years. PHOTO: PRIVATE FILE The Minister of Education, Alexander Gaviriapresented a balance of budget execution and the financial projection for the education sector before the members of the Fourth Committee of the House of … Read more

A deep look at the origin of violence in Colombia in “Bury your name”, the new novel by Daniel Ángel

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Daniel Ángel (Bogotá, 1985), writer, poet and narrator, author of “Sepulta tu nombre”, Seix Barral 2022 “Two young friends were digging through a pile of junk that remained abandoned in the attic of a house in any town, nestled in a valley of one of the cities in the Ass of the world, as a … Read more

If he receives funding, Woody Allen could make a movie in Colombia

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In the same way, the filmmaker does not rule out recording in Buenos Aires, in Argentina, or in Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard Rifkin’s Festival is the most recent title of one of the creations of the American filmmaker, Woody Allen. The tape, as the American usually does, recounts the details of a … Read more

“We speak freely”: ‘My Story’ is a journalism project for young people who have experienced violence in Colombia

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BOGOTA — the hour arrives It’s three in the afternoon and Stiven, Julián, ´Karina’*Sharit, ‘Alexandra’* and other children and adolescents joyfully receive Mathews Charles, their teacher for the next two hours. Excited, they start asking about the script, the recording, about what material is available for editing. – Mathew, what do I do today? I … Read more

The truth of the armed conflict reaches the schools of Colombia

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The Colombian Minister of Education, Alejandro Gaviria, at a ‘School embraces the truth’ event, at the Tabora school in Engativá, Bogotá.Ministry of Education While María Isabel was reviewing the tasks she had assigned in her peace class, in which she spoke about paramilitary violence that day, one of her students approached her. The teenager told … Read more

World Pedestrian Day: more than 900 citizens have died in Colombia so far in 2022

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Referential file image of a pedestrian in the streets of Bogotá. Photo: Colprensa In the framework of World Pedestrian Daywhich is commemorated every August 17, the National Road Safety Agency (ANSV) announced that, with cut to july this 2022, 968 pedestrians have died in Colombia during road accidents. The report presented by the Ansv detailed … Read more