All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘colombia’

Facebook Brings Free Basic Internet Services to Colombia via internet.org app

Facebook has just launched its Internet.org app in Colombia, bringing free basic internet services to the country. This is the first time that the app has reached a Latin American country. “Before today, only about 50% of Colombians had access to the internet. By launching the Internet.org app on the Tigo network today, we’re giving people free access to basic …

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Diane Guerrero Laments Losing Her Family

Orange is the New Black star Diane Guerrero opened up about losing her parents, who were deported to Colombia, on CNN Monday on November 17. Guerrero, 28, who plays a character named Maritza Ramos on the Netflix-produced hit, lost her parents at 14, and pushed on with the kindness of basic strangers to succeed. Recalling her confusion on the day …

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Catherine Zeta Jones Will Play Fearsome Female Drug Kingpin In ‘The Godmother’

An upcoming film about a real-life female drug kingpin will be starring Catherine Zeta-Jones in the title role of The Godmother. In it, she will be playing the role of Griselda Blanco, a fearsome figure in the Colombian drug cartel who was active during the Miami drug wars of the 1970s and 1980s. Zeta-Jones previously played a drug-related role in …

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Nicolette van Dam’s Dumb World Cup Tweet Goes Viral

The World Cup brings forth strong feelings of national pride and competitiveness. It also brings out the idiots. You know, the sort of people who think an international event of this kind is a perfect stage for their bigotry and general tackiness. Enter Nicolette van Dam. The Dutch actress tweeted a photomanip where a referee’s white spray paint is re-imagined …

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Colombian FARC Rebels Release American Hostage Unharmed

Latin America’s oldest left-wing guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, released an American hostage over the weekend that CNN reports being captured back in June. “We are pleased to have facilitated his release so he can be reunited with his family,” commented Jordi Raich, head of the International Committee for the Red Cross delegation in Colombia. …

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Firefox OS Is Now Available In South America

Last month, Europeans were the first to get a taste of Firefox OS. Now two South American countries will get to see for themselves if Mozilla has something that can finally take on iOS and Android. Mozilla and Telefonica announced that they will be launching two Firefox OS devices today in Colombia and Venezuela. The devices in question – the …

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China Will Beat Out U.S. To Become Top Smart Device Market This Month

Over the past few years, China has quickly become one of the largest consumers of smart devices. The iPhone is incredibly popular in the country, and cheap Android devices are obviously very popular as well. Despite that, the U.S. still held the lead as having the most activated smart devices. Flurry, a mobile analytics company, released new numbers today which …

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Secret Service Scandal: Criminal Charges Will Not Be Filed

The Secret Service scandal in Colombia earlier this year exposed a history of misconduct on behalf of the President’s personal protection force, which, as once can imagine, does not reflect well on the country or it’s military. Although seven Army soldiers and two Marines have received administrative punishment for their contributions to the incident, none of them will face criminal …

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