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Arriba! Why are we a trendy destination for Latin American students?

Arriba! Why are we a trendy destination for Latin American students?

Think you're hearing more Spanish on George Street? You're not imagining things -- the number of Latin American students studying in Australia is soaring. Crikey intern Isabel Filgueiras looks at why.

Crisis management: Czechs and Colombians make Right turns

Crisis management: Czechs and Colombians make Right turns

Two elections held at the weekend provide an interesting angle on how democracies respond to crisis. The first, in the Czech Republic, the second, over in Colombia.

Colombian cyclists carving up the world circuit

Colombian cyclists carving up the world circuit

A bicycle race in Bogota, Colombia, can involve charging through a crime-ridden slum, swerving down potholed streets to avoid drunken men and being chased by dogs. It's not quite the Tour de France, but...

High-risk investments turn bad in Colombia

High-risk investments turn bad in Colombia

The natural desire to help people who may have lost their life savings needs to be balanced against the fact of moral hazard: that by decreasing the cost of foolishness, you will increase its supply, writes Charles Richardson.

US08 media wrap: Columbians, flirtations, and Iraq

US08 media wrap: Columbians, flirtations, and Iraq

Gay love, vibrating pants, Columbian connections -- you could be forgiven for thinking the US political press were at a loss for news this week. Alas, 'twas not the case.