Posts tagged "Colombia"

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. works to release prisoners in Cuba and Colombia

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. works to release prisoners in Cuba and Colombia
The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is working on diplomacy in Latin America. Jackson was in Cuba over the weekend at the invitation of the Catholic Church, and he also hoped to meet with an American man, Alan Gross, who was imprisoned by the Cuban government, according to Essence. Gross, 64, was sentenced to 15 years... Read more »

Olympics 2012: Colombia's Lady Andrade no lady

Olympics 2012: Colombia's Lady Andrade no lady
In the Olympics one expects the athletes from around the globe to treat each other with respect. But a women’s soccer player from Colombia, Lady Andrade, didn’t act like a lady when she sucker punched U.S. team player Abby Wambach. Andrade wasn’t penalized during the game. But afterwards she was given a two-game penalty by... Read more »

Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa is the fifth Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Who else should win?

Mario Vargas Llosa courtesy nobelprize.org Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa won the Nobel Prize in Literature Thursday. The Swedish Academy said he won “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat.” Vargas Llosa fuses art and politics. He unsuccessfully ran for president of Peru in... Read more »
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ESPN broadcaster suspended for making "taco" remark. Can you pass the "taco" challenge?

What do Colombia, as in the country, and tacos have in common? Nothing. But ESPN broadcaster Bob Griese clearly doesn’t get that. This weekend he called out NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya, who is from Colombia, for not being in the top five drivers in a weekend race. He’s “out having a taco,” Griese, a... Read more »