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This Restaurant Sells a Pablo Escobar-themed Burger –and Fox News Writes Columbia, not Colombia

A pop-up burger restaurant in Australia thought it was a great idea to peddle a Pablo Escobar-themed burger named –what else?– a Pablo Escoburger. The creation, which has drawn the fury of many across social media, is named after the infamous Colombian (NOT … Continue reading

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Colombia Vows to Fight Stereotypes with… Stereotypes

Tired of having Colombia being portrayed as a country plagued by drug violence and prostitution, two Colombian enterprises and the Medellín City Hall have joined forces to launch The Colombian Ambush, an online campaign aimed at showing the world the … Continue reading

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Amazon Proudly Peddles Colombian Jeans ‘Levanta Cola’

I was spending way too much time roaming around Latino neighborhoods in New York City looking for Colombian Jeans Levanta Cola* (aka butt-lifting jeans). But then I found out Amazon.com has an an entire section of these, some of which even promise … Continue reading

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Miss Colombia Loses Miss Universe Crown, Hilarity Ensues

Sunday night Miss Colombia was crowned Miss Universe at the Miss Universe pageant for, like two seconds…. Turns out the crown was actually for Miss Philippines but host Steve Harvey read the cue card wrong, and then everything went to hell for la colombiana — and for … Continue reading

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Because the Colombia-Not-Columbia Blunder is so Passé…

Having mastered the art of writing “Colombia” when it meant to write “Columbia,” The New York Times via The Associated Press has decided to move onto yet another Latin American-themed, Spanish-language mixup. So, as I was saying: #ItsManuelNotManual* Just like #ItsColombiaNotColumbia Hat tip: @tropicarlitos

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‘Bean Bang Theory’ Concludes: It’s Colombia not Columbia

I have no idea how much money the Colombian government has put into its latest coffee campaign, but their creatives could use a little help. Besides the name of the campaign, which is supposed to be a pun (Bean Bag –Not Big … Continue reading

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So It’s Columbia AND Colombia? … Now They’re Just Screwing with my Head

As it turns out, it’s Columbia *and* Colombia. Photo: Laura Martínez, Columbia (or Colombia) University, NYC

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Pssst, Americans: This is How you Celebrate a Goal

#COL GOAL CELEBRATION DANCE DOT GIF. http://t.co/fujoHVqG4C — Jeff D Lowe (@JeffDLowe) junio 19, 2014 via: @JeffDLowe Oh, did I mention this advice also applies to the Europeans?

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AP: Santos Wins Re-election in Columbia, not Colombia

From the #ItsColombiaNotColumbia department. Hat tip: @gabosama

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Colombia Will not Win Spelling Medal at ‘Word’ Games

Now, this is awkward. According to Colombian (not Columbian) newspaper El Tiempo, the country’s organizing body of this year’s World Games has recalled the 1,221 gold, silver and bronze medals that were supposed to be handed to athletes at this year’s competition. … Continue reading

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This Whole Colombia-not-Columbia Thing is Getting Out of Control

Photo: Laura Martínez (109 & Broadway) #ItsColombiaNotColumbia

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Columbia or Colombia? That Is the Question…

After years of living in the U.S. and hearing such wonderful things about Columbian stars, Columbian telenovelas or the Columbian economy, I made the wise decision to move close to the neighborhood. Alas, all I found there was a bunch of young people … Continue reading

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Finally! Food Makers Understand the Importance of Marketing Columbian Stuff

It was just a matter of time before food makers jumped on the Columbia-trend-wagon. See? First the Washington Post wrote a story about Columbia’s Free Trade Agreement and then CBS called Shakira the ‘Columbian Carrie Bradshaw.’ And now, Nuestro Queso, … Continue reading

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