Making Sure Coffee Farmers Get Their Due

Harriet Lamb | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK
Harriet Lamb

We can only ever be constructively dissatisfied because the scale of the task remains so great. Millions of farmers are lining up to join Fairtrade, but they can only sell as much on fairer terms as the companies and the public buy.

My 25-Year Long Mission for Social Justice and Poverty Eradication

Albina Du Boisrouvray | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK
Albina Du Boisrouvray

As the founder of FXB International, a non-governmental organisation dedicated to lifting people out of extreme poverty, and its FXBVillage programme, my mission was to provide a solution to the key drivers of extreme poverty through a holistic and self-sustaining approach.

Mark Harper Falls on his Plastic Sword

Matt Carr | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Politics
Matt Carr

Politicians on all sides have been falling over themselves to praise former Immigration Minister Mark Harper for his 'honourable' decision to resign, following the discovery that his cleaner was an 'illegal immigrant.' Harper's colleagues, all of them honourable men and women themselves, have been been at pains to point out how correct and even noble he was

Planet Appetite: On the Road in Colombia - Bogota and Beyond

Rupert Parker | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Colombia has been off the international travel map for some time, but recent political developments mean it's now safe to travel and ripe for discovery.

Planet Appetite: Eighth Cartagena International Festival of Music, Colombia

Rupert Parker | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Over eight days in January, the beautiful colonial city of Cartagena in Colombia, stages its annual music festival with stunning performances by international artists such as the Labèque Sisters and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Planet Appetite: Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia - Luxury Hotel in the Capital of Colombia

Rupert Parker | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

It's slightly disorienting to be in a Colombian Hotel where all the staff say Bonjour, rather than Buenos Dias, but the Sofitel prides itself on its French heritage and I soon get used to it. This 5-star hotel is designed by the prestigious Colombian architect Miguel Soto and he's achieved a fine blend of elegant and modern French style...

'Stone Baby': 40-Year-Old Foetus Found In Body Of Elderly Woman

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A 40-year-old foetus has been found inside the body of an elderly woman experiencing abdominal pains. The 82-year-old was admitted to hospital in ...

'Say What You See' Is Easier Said Than Done

Matthew Frost | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Matthew Frost

One of the reasons we've got so used to our car tax discs is that it shows that we've paid our bill. It's evidence that we've paid our dues, and one of many day-to-day demonstrations of transparency that we can take for granted.

Bogota and Gdansk Linked by Two Art Curators

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Bogota has emerged in the last decade as a one of the megacities in Latin America with the highest development and growth index, characterised by a multicultural complexity coexisting with enormous problems of social gaps and security.

Colombia Innovates in Democratic Peacemaking

Kristian Herbolzheimer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Kristian Herbolzheimer

For now, the news is good. Parties are agreeing on essential principles and they are opening space for public debate on how to implement them. The Colombian peace talks are not only moving forward; they are also innovating in democratic peacemaking.

'Miniskirts Are Not An Invitation': Colombians Join Protest Over Rape Comments

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A Colombian restaurant owner has incurred the wrath of women's rights groups after suggesting a 20-year-old allegedly raped in his parking lot may hav...

Pablo Escobar's Death Anniversary In 20 Remarkable Pictures (WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT)

Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

December 2 marks the 20th anniversary since the infamous King of Cocaine, Pablo Escobar, was gunned down by police in Colombia. Here's 20 remarkable p...

The Crossed Legs Movement: Colombian Women Get What They Want By Withholding What Men Want

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK

A group of women in a small Colombian town have used sex to get what they want. No big news there per se, but specifically, they’ve withheld all...

Colombian Mother 'Sold Virginity Of 12 Daughters To Depraved Men For £125 Each'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK

A mother of 14 has been arrested on suspicion of selling the virginities of 12 of her daughters for the equivalent of just £125 each. Margarita d...

'Cannibal' Colombian Rebels Claim To Have Eaten Rivals With Onions & Tomatoes

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Former members of a Colombian neo-paramilitary group claim to have killed and eaten men from rival factions. But rather than facing justice for th...

Student Who Survived 95 Stab Wounds Found Dismembered In River

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK

A 20-year-old woman who miraculously survived an attack in which she was stabbed 95 times has been found dismembered in a Colombian river. Diana X...

England Can Thrive on New Underdog Status

Isaac Leigh | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Sport
Isaac Leigh

The news that England will not be among the top seeds for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is a blessing in disguise... No more excuses, no more confusion. England are not one of the top seeds because they are not one of the top sides. If humility and diligence reign, Hodgson's men could do themselves proud.

This Probably Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

Posted 11.11.2013 | UK

This attempt to smuggle drugs will go down in the rubbish criminal hall of fame. Canadian Tabitha Leah Ritchie, 28, was apparently caught at Colomb...

Colombia: Back in the Big Time?

Kevin Blundell | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Sport
Kevin Blundell

As Colombia look set to qualify for the FIFA World Cup for the first time since France hosted the competition in 1998, the current crop of players bring back memories of their greatest team to date.

LOOK: What Do You Get If You Cross A Cat With A Teddy Bear?

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

A mammal described as looking like “a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear” has been named as a new species – after being wrongly identifi...

Dogs Away! Parachuting Hound Joins Colombian Anti-Terrorism Squad (PICTURES)

Solent News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK

A parachuting Belgian Shepherd is the newest recruit in an elite crime fighting air force unit. Jany plummets more than 1,000ft to earth strapped ...

Drug Policy Reform Momentum: Where Is the International Development Community?

Dr Markus Schultze-Kraft | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Markus Schultze-Kraft

Drug policy reform advocates have some reason to be upbeat these days. Momentum for reassessing the existing prohibitionist international policy framework is gathering in different corners of the world. New, unusual suspects are joining the debate, providing fresh perspectives and challenging entrenched positions.

'Real and Continuity FARC' in Colombia: The Silent and Deadly Rise of Splinter Groups

Ross Frenett | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Politics
Ross Frenett

Once again it's time for Colombia to look to the lessons of Ireland to avoid leaving the door open to splinter groups that form between the gaps of demobilisation, decommissioning and duplicity.

WATCH: A Very Good Reason Not To Rob People

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK

As if the moral implications and the threat of jail weren't enough, here is another reason not to rob people. This would-be bag grabber in Colombia...

Colombian Leaders Pay Tribute To Iron Lady

Posted 08.04.2013 | UK

Colombia's ambassador to the United Kingdom has paid tribute to Margaret Thatcher and thanked her for support during the notorious fight against drug ...