Colombia

Lahars Warning
6:22 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Colombians Urge Pacific Northwesterners To Appreciate Lahar Danger

Armero, Colombia was destroyed by a lahar on November 13, 1985. More than 23,000 people were killed when lahars (volcanic debris flows) swept down from the erupting Nevado del Ruiz volcano.
Credit R.J. Janda

Visiting scientists from the country of Colombia have a warning for people living in the valleys below our Northwest volcanoes. Get educated about a rare but dangerous phenomenon called a "lahar."

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Colombian Activist
5:12 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Former Colombian Hostage To Share Her Story In Spokane

Ingrid Betancourt
Photo by Fabio Gismondi Wikimedia Commons

SPOKANE -- A former hostage to the Colombian guerrilla army will tell her story in Spokane on Wednesday. Ingrid Betancourt ran for the Colombian presidential seat in 2002. Her run came to a quick end when the FARC guerilla army captured her, and held her for more than six years in the jungle. Paige Browning has more on the activist’s only public appearance in the U.S. this year.

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