What is an American?

Map of North and South America, 1747.

In Colombian schools, students are taught that there are six continents. Do a quick run through (Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania, Antarctica, North and South America), and this seems a bit odd.  Most of the world totals the number of continents at seven, not six.  So what gives? Colombians, and many other Latin Americans, consider North …

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Progress at FARC – Government Peace Talks

An agreement on land reform policies has been reached at the ongoing peace negotiations between the FARC and the Colombian government.  Land reform is one of the major issues dividing the rebels and the government and could be a big step forward towards an official ceasefire or disarmament. From the BBC: "Colombia and Farc rebels …