Colombia is looking to become a
notable producer of copper within the next few years, the head
of the national mining agency said, in a bid to diversify its
mining output without neglecting production of coal and gold.
Colombia's constitutional court
on Thursday upheld its own restrictions on the aerial spraying
of the herbicide glyphosate to eliminate coca, the base
ingredient in cocaine, but said its use could be reinstated if
the government meets certain conditions.
“Once I start eating them, I can’t stop. They are delicious.” José Adrián Peña Álvarez isn’t talking about potato chips or pistachios. He’s talking about hormigas culonas, which literally translates to “big ass ants.” These large, winged insects are a rare delicacy in Colombia. They only emerge from their underground nests once a year, so you have to catch them while you can. Álvarez is really good at it. He’s an ant hunter—a tradition passed down for generations in the Santander region of Colombia.
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He had hell toupee. A Colombian man had a very bad hair day when Spanish police at Barcelona’s international airport discovered a half-kilo (1.1 pounds) of cocaine under his wig, according to reports. The “considerably nervous” man, who arrived on a flight from Bogotá at the end of June, attracted officers’ attention because his hairpiece...
Colombia has put a patch of banana crops in the north of the country under quarantine on suspicion they are infested with a fungus that is seen as potentially devastating to the country's banana exports, the agriculture minister said on Sunday.
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