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Colombia prosecutors seize $98M in FARC assets

Colombian authorities seized $98 million worth of assets belonging to the demobilizing FARC rebel group, the country’s chief prosecutor said

A Latino, ex-Obama Labor secretary elected chairman of the Democrats

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Saturday was elected chairman of the United States Democratic National Committee

Four things scientists can do to stay relevant

Obama’s former science advisor, John Holdren, says these things can help them remain relevant under a president who resists facts.

Reliving 1917’s Russia

Project 1917 is an initiative that recreates history in the form of a social network.

This laundry bag can help stop microfiber pollution

Two Germans created a bad to prevent microfibers ending up in oceans.

Reversing man-made eco harm

These inventions use human technology for the benefit of other animals.  

Ecuador will hold run-off poll to choose new president

Ecuador's presidential election is set for a second round on 2 April, the electoral commission has announced.

Countdown begins for Raúl Castro’s retirement next year

A year from now — on February 24 — something is expected to occur in Cuba that hasn’t happened in more than 40 years: a non-Castro will occupy the presidency.

Protests over Morales expose divisions among Bolivians

Some fear Evo Morales will try to seek a fourth, unconstitutional presidential term in 2019, after a referendum on changing the constitution to enable President Evo Morales to seek a fourth re-election, where the "No" vote won by a small margin

Colombia rebels to start disarmament

Colombia's FARC rebels should have all their weapons turned over by June after almost 7000 of them reached demobilisation zones across the country.

Comedy to stand up against Trump

From SNL to John Oliver comedians in the US are using their shows to criticize the government. 

The effects of teleworking

A report by the International Labour Organization found teleworking may seem easier but could disrupt people’s work-life balance.

Delay in releasing electoral results triggers turmoil in Ecuador

Tension mounted as vote counting in Ecuador's presidential election dragged into a third day on Tuesday, with supporters and opponents of outgoing President Rafael Correa trading heated accusations

UN suggests pushing back date for FARC to lay down Its arms

The head of the UN mission in Colombia, Jean Arnault, proposed Saturday that a later date be set for the FARC to hand over its arms, due to the delay in constructing facilities for the guerrillas’ demobilization.

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