Narco cryptocurrency laundering network busted in Spain

Spain said Monday it has shut down a complex cryptocurrency network that used digital currency to pay for shipments of cocaine from Colombia to Europe. “Operation White Tulip”, which was coordinated by Europol and involved...

One of the last living witnesses against Uribe survives two assassination attempts

Colombia’s Supreme Court ordered increased protection for one of the last living witnesses in a criminal case over the violence-ridden past of former President Alvaro Uribe after multiple assassination attempts. Juan Guillermo Monsalve was taken...

UK-Based United Insurance Brokers Launches Colombian Retail Operation

London-based re/insurance broker United Insurance Brokers (UIB) has launched a retail broking business in Colombia. The new company, UIB Seguros will be headed by CEO, Yolanda Guerra, reporting directly to Tony Dilley, CEO of...

Only Women and Children Live in This War-Torn Villa

In Colombia’s mountainous northwest, three hours’ walk from the closest town over paths haunted by guerrillas, lies the village of La Puria. It’s home to around a hundred indigenous Emberá Katío people. In their...

Colombia To Formalize Land Rights of 2.5 Million Peasants

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos signed a landmark decree that would formalize the land ownership of 2.5 million farmers. The new mandate will allow peasants to legalize properties that were bought land that lacked the...

Colombian Oil Spill Kills 2,400 Animals, 70 Families Treated

The effects of this month’s massive oil spill in a major Colombian river are becoming more evident. "I have almost nothing to eat. The entire life we had from the (Magdalena) river is now contaminated,"...

High expectations for Colombia’s medical cannabis reveal experts

Marijuana. Dope. Pot. Weed. Ganja. These are just some of the slang names of the psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant stereotyped as the preferred drug of hippies, stoners and irresponsible members of society. This...

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Colombia collecting bulk data without warrants: Report

Colombia Reports Intelligence agencies in Colombia have been building robust tools to automatically collect vast amounts of data without judicial warrants and in defiance of...

Outbreaks of Zika in Colombia declining

Nearly 72,000 cases of Zika have been reported in Colombia since October, with almost 13,000 occurring in pregnant women, although the country is going...

Major manhunt aims to take down Colombia’s most feared drug lord

If it’s up to Colombian authorities, the days of “Otoniel,” the leader of neo-paramilitary group the Urabeños, are counted. Following dozens of arrests across the...

Colombia Migration Office officials involved in crime ring

Colombia Reports Seven Colombian migration officials are facing jail time for a coordinated crime ring that allowed criminals wanted by national and international authorities to leave the country...

Church will not go to Cuba For Peace Dialogue Between Colombia’s Govt and FARC

(Agenzia Fides) - The Archbishop of Bogota, announced that the Catholic Church is not going to Havana, capital of Cuba, in response to the...

Colombia exports nearly all of the coffee it grows!

Colombia exports nearly all of the coffee it grows - and imports 80 to 90% of the coffee it drinks. This paradoxical situation has been...

Colombia’s New-Look Narcos, Discreet Yet Ambitious

A Colombian drug dealer prepares cocaine for street sale in Bogota, on September 20, 2013A Colombian drug dealer prepares cocaine for street sale in...

Colombia’s Magdalena: the river that doesn’t let go

Michael Jacbos on the Magdalena, one of South America's great rivers and the lifelong obsession of Gabriel García Márquez. For a few moments I was...

Colombian flower growers celebrate Valentine’s Day

Colombian Lovers and flower businesses alike celebrate Valentine’s Day with farmers across country prepare millions of flowers for local sale and export. In Colombia, the...

Santos meets with IDB to discuss post-conflict Colombia

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos met with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to seek funding for post-conflict projects in one of the most impoverished regions of...

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Bogotá ranks among world’s most traffic congested cities, says study

In a world deconstructed by mega data, Colombia, once again, makes a list and one we can all relate to – traffic. The 2017 Inrix Global Traffic Scorecard has calculated urban travel across five...

Colombians Call for Pro-Peace Coalition as Duque Gains in Presidential Polls

Colombian voters are calling for a pro-peace coalition in the run-up to the May 27 presidential elections Ivan Duque, who fought against the peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), pulls...

Colombian Vice President Says that the Peace Process is Irreversible, Denies Impunity

(EFE) The vice president of Colombia, Óscar Naranjo, said today that the peace process with the FARC is “irreversible”, developed with “complete democratic participation”, and denied that it is based on “impunity”, given that...

What comes after discovering Islamic terrorism in Colombia?

Colombian authorities captured Raúl Gutiérrez, a 43-year-old Cuban, who was plotting an Islamic terrorist-style attack against 29 diplomats at the American Embassy in Bogota. The Colombian Attorney General’s office delivered evidence of communication between Gutierrez...

Colombia Aims to Remove Three Zeros From Peso Bills

Colombian authorities want the face value of 500-peso coins to be slashed to 50 centavos, while the minimum wage would be reduced from 781,242 pesos to 781. A drastic reduction in the values of change,...

Medellin Has Outgrown ‘Narcos’

As she sipped a cappuccino in a buzzing café on a tree-lined street in Medellin, Cindy Crawford Thomas said that escaping South Florida to retire in what was once the world’s most notorious city...

Cancer Drug Truxima Receives License for Distribution in Colombia

In an extension of its partnership with Celltrion Healthcare, pharmaceutical provider Mundipharma has received a license to market and distribute its Truxima cancer treatment drug in Colombia. Truxima was also launched as the first “biosimilar...

Moody’s Affirms Baa2 Credit Rating for Colombia but Lowers Outlook to Negative

Big three credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Services today affirmed it Baa2 sovereign rating for Colombia but lowered its outlook from stable to negative. The key reasons listed for the negative outlook are uncertainty surrounding...

Ecopetrol Adds 2,800 Barrels Per Day to Oil Production with Three New Wells

State-controlled Colombian oil company Ecopetrol has confirmed three new successful wells in northwest Colombia, the Bogotá-based firm announced this week. The wells are held jointly with U.S.-based Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy) and have reached a...

Colombian Army Bombs ELN Camp, Killing 10 Rebels

At least 10 guerrilla rebels from the National Liberation Army (ELN) were killed when the Colombian army bombed one of their camps in the department of Antioquia, local media reported Tuesday. The attack resulted in...

Colombia extradites ‘Pablo Escobar of Ecuador’ to US

A suspected drug chief known as the “Pablo Escobar of Ecuador” was extradited to the US on Saturday, Colombia’s chief prosecutor’s office has announced. Washington Edison Prado tried unsuccessfully to prevent extradition by claiming membership...