At today’s meeting, Colombia’s central bank voted to lower the nation’s key interest rate by 25 basis points to 5.5%. The Banco de la República has now lowered the discount rate in seven out of the last eight months, dropping it from 7.75% late last year to 5.5% during its current easing cycle. In explaining its rationale, the central bank again expressed concern about economic weakness.
(Credit: Alcaldia de Bogotá)The city of Bogotá has now filled more than 68,000 potholes so far in 2017, according to the office of Bogotá Mayor Enrique Peñalosa. With a stated goal of repairing 90,000 potholes during the entire year, this puts the capital more than two-thirds of the way to the mayor’s target. The neighborhoods that have benefited from the most from this year’s “Bogota Without Potholes” campaign are Suba, Kennedy, Engativá, Barrios Unidos, Usaquén, and Puente Aranda.
Toronto-based mining company Continental Gold Inc. has started drilling in an expansion phase at its Buriticá goldmine in Antioquia. This marks the first time in more than two years that the company is conducting significant exploration efforts at the site, according to Continental Gold’s chief executive. Three rigs are now operating as a part of the Canadian company’s 15,000-meter exploration campaign, and it plans to add another two rigs to the effort in the third quarter of this year.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".