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Colombia Grants Equal Rights to Same-Sex Couples
By Mariela Rosario | 01/30/2009 - 16:00

The Constitutional Court of Colombia ruled this week that same-sex couples must be granted equal rights as heterosexual couples in common law marriages.

The historic decision comes after the court had approved a string of similar rulings that won same-sex couples rights. In February of 2007, a law was passed allowing same-sex couples property rights and in June, a bill was passed that gave equal health insurance rights and allowed a surviving gay partner to inherit shared assets.


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Clive Owen To Star in Film About Colombian Drug Cartels
By Mariela Rosario | 12/23/2008 - 13:07

British heart-throb Clive Owen might want to start brushing up on his Spanish skills. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Children of Men actor has signed on to star in Cartagena, a new film being bank rolled by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban about the Colombian drug cartels.


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Former FARC Hostage Ingrid Betancourt Back in Colombia, Visiting South American Leaders
By Mariela Rosario | 12/02/2008 - 12:30

Ingrid Betancourt has returned to her native Colombia for the first time since her release from captivity in July. Betancourt was kidnapped back in 2002 by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and held for six years deep in the Colombian jungle.


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Designer Spotlight: Esteban Cortazar
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 06/12/2008 - 19:58

Seven months ago, Esteban Cortazar was a fresh-faced, 23-year-old fashion designer who had just been faced with an incredible challenge: running the women’s collection for Ungaro, a prestigious Parisian fashion house which has clothed Eva Longoria Parker and Jessica Simpson, among so many others.


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