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Bucaramanga, Colombia

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Maria Assaf

Maria Assaf is a Colombian-Canadian freelance journalist focusing on Latin American news. She has written for Latin American, Filipino and West Indian publications and done academic research in Colombia's conflict areas as well as in Turkey. Maria completed her bachelor degree in journalism at Ryerson University and fulfilled an MA in Development and Emergency Practice at Oxford Brookes University, which led her to research the freedom of expression of Syrian refugees in Turkey. Visit her website at:


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Interview with Public Radio International on Pablo Escobar clothing brand


Since Hassan Nasrallah brought Hezbollah into Syrian conflict, supporters have questioned his leadership


How an accountant with a fondness for poetry became head of Al-Shabab, one of world’s most-wanted terrorists


Teen would-be burglars convicted of felony murder receive ‘extreme’ 50-year sentences for ‘crimes they didn’t commit’


Graphic on US government


‘Like a brand called Hitler’: Drug lord Pablo Escobar’s family wants to trademark his name for clothing line

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