Columbia http://www.kunc.org en Latin Roots: The Caribbean Coast Of Colombia http://www.kunc.org/post/latin-roots-caribbean-coast-colombia In this edition of <em>Latin Roots</em>, we look at the music of Colombia's Caribbean coast. Our guest, <em>Beat Latino</em> host Catalina Maria Johnson, selected some older music from Petrona Martinez and her family, as well as a more modern example from Lido Pimienta, who is part of the large Colombian population based in Toronto. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:37:00 +0000 48700 at http://www.kunc.org Latin Roots: The Caribbean Coast Of Colombia Latin Roots: The Pacific Coast Of Colombia http://www.kunc.org/post/latin-roots-pacific-coast-colombia In this edition of Latin Roots, Catalina Maria Johnson, from the Chicago-based program Beat Latino, plays music from Colombia's coastal areas where most of the country's Afro-Colombia population lives. The Pacific coastline is dominated by the sound of marimba. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:55:00 +0000 48181 at http://www.kunc.org Latin Roots: The Pacific Coast Of Colombia How Americans Said No To Cocaine After Years-Long Addiction http://www.kunc.org/post/how-americans-said-no-cocaine-after-years-long-addiction In the 1980s, if you moved in certain circles — or picked up the newspaper — a certain white powder was everywhere, common as dust.<p>But cocaine use in America has dropped by almost half since 2006, <em>The Christian Science Monitor</em> <a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2013/0712/Cocaine-use-Will-the-factors-behind-its-steady-decline-continue">reports</a>. Sat, 27 Jul 2013 21:25:00 +0000 47624 at http://www.kunc.org How Americans Said No To Cocaine After Years-Long Addiction Once Home To A Dreaded Drug Lord, Medellin Remakes Itself http://www.kunc.org/post/once-home-dreaded-drug-lord-medellin-now-model-city Of all the violent cities of Latin America, one stands out as a great success story: Medellin, a metropolis nestled in the mountains of northwest Colombia.<p>Once the home of the cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar, it recorded more than 6,300 homicides in 1991, making it the world's murder capital. Then, one city government after another built schools and libraries, parks and infrastructure. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 08:28:00 +0000 45730 at http://www.kunc.org Once Home To A Dreaded Drug Lord, Medellin Remakes Itself In Colombia, A Town Badly Scarred By Wartime Rape http://www.kunc.org/post/colombia-town-badly-scarred-wartime-rape El Placer is a remote hamlet deep in southern Colombia, on the edge of the Amazon. Founded half a century ago by farmers who found it fertile and bucolic, its name means "The Pleasure."<p>But for women and girls in El Placer who suffered years of sexual assaults after an illegal armed group stormed in, the name is only associated with unspeakable violence and murder.<p>Brigitte Carreño, 25, is among the women who suffered. Sun, 09 Jun 2013 15:51:30 +0000 45554 at http://www.kunc.org In Colombia, A Town Badly Scarred By Wartime Rape