‘Tool to Ensure Woman’s Submission’: Female Genital Mutilation Drama in Colombia

In the year 2018, female mutilation remains a pressing issue for the Emberá people, a small ethnic group in Colombia. The Emberá adopted the procedure from African communities brought as slaves to the continent;...

Colombia’s FARC Party Suspends Election Campaign Over Violent Protests

The Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC), a rebel group-turned-political party, has decided to suspend its parliamentary election campaign over security concerns stemming from the violent protests that erupted in country's cities against the party...

Colombia and Brazil Announce Border Controls as Venezuelans Flee En Masse

Colombia and Brazil have announced a series of measures to control their border with Venezuela, as hundreds of thousands of people have fled the deteriorating situation there. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced that strict...

Canadian Capital Fuels Colombian Cannabis Boom

(Ozy.com) Decades have passed since the bulk of marijuana cultivation in the Americas shifted from Colombia up to Mexico. But the tides are turning again. This time, suited businesspeople, not drug cartels, are betting...

Colombia Bomb Attack Kills Five Police, Injures Dozens

An early morning bomb attack outside a police station in Colombia's coastal city of Barranquilla killed at least five police officers and wounded 42 on Saturday, authorities said. The attack targeted the officers as they...

Colombian Model Arrested In The US For Leaving Her Toddler Home Alone To Go...

A Costa Rican model living in South Florida found out that things are different up north, admitting to authorities that she left her one-year-old daughter alone at home while she went shopping. According to a...

Colombian government, rebels to seek new ceasefire accord

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday said his government would strive to negotiate a second ceasefire agreement with the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group. In response to a United Nations call for continued...

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Colombia’s conflict-stricken coastal mountains to receive investment boost

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) rolled out plans Monday for a $2 million investment geared toward improving infrastructure and public facilities in Colombia’s Monte...

Colombia’s govt to turn positive Tweets into youth soccer fields

With Colombia going undefeated into Friday’s World Cup match against Brazil, a state-owned promotional company made plans to construct 12 new soccer fields for underprivileged...

War crime victims sue Uribe for slander

Colombia Reports A group of mothers whose sons were murdered by the military sued former President Alvaro Uribe for slander after tweeting the victims were criminals. Uribe, who is...

Rebels attack Ecopetrol helicopters in northern Colombia

Presumed guerrillas have opened fire at two civilian helicopters that were flying repairmen to the site where leftist rebels had damaged an oil pipeline...

Santos Changes Mind on Two-Year Re-Election Bid

(Reuters) – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday said he is no longer considering running for a shorter term of two years in...

Colombia: Campaign supports children’s right to dream

By Laura Herrera for Infosurhoy.com / TodayColombia Instead of playing games, they carry guns. And the dreams that would normally fill children’s imaginations are replaced...

The Colombia town with 200 inhabitants from just one family

A tradition of marriage and procreation between cousins in a small town in western Colombia has resulted in 200 from just one family, with...

Warning of eight new areas of deforestation in Colombia: Ministry of Environment

Eight problematic deforestation areas caused primarily by illegal logging and mining have been identified by the Colombia’s Ministry of Environment and the country’s Hydrology Institute of...

Colombia’s Sofia Vergara to perform on The Simpsons

Colombian actress Sofia Vergara will be playing the role of Bart’s teacher in The Simpsons’ 27th season, according to US media. According to Entertainment Weekly,...

DoubleTree by Hilton Enters Colombia with Two New Hotel in Bogotá

TODAY COLOMBIA - Hilton Worldwide  announced today the signing of two franchise license agreements to convert two Hoteles Cosmos hotels in Bogotá into DoubleTree...

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Over half a million Venezuelans fled to Colombia

More than half a million Venezuelans have taken refuge in Colombia to escape the crippling economic crisis in their country, Colombia Immigration (Migración Colombia) said on Friday. Authorities said 550,000 Venezuelans entered the country in...

Colombia Upgraded To Level 2, Joins List of Tourism Friendly Destinations

The U.S State Department has released its global travel advisory list and as of January 12, 2018, that uses plain language to help U.S. citizens (and others) find and use important security information. In the...

Court Rules Against Uber and its 83,000 Drivers

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled against Uber with a verdict that affects 83,000 drivers affiliated to the technology platform. The decision follows a similar ruling last December by the European Court of Justice (ECJ)...

Colombia Narco Suspected of Murdering Athlete Andres Escobar

A drug trafficker believed to be connected to the 1995 murder of “the Football Gentleman,” soccer star Andres Escobar, is in police custody, according to information released by Colombia’s Prosecutor’s Office. Juan Santiago Gallon Henao...

Colombian Bridge Collapse Kills Ten Workers, Injures Eight

At least 10 construction workers died in Colombia on Monday after the bridge they were working on near capital city Bogota collapsed. Colombian Civil Defence authorities reported ten of them were killed at the site...

Colombia peso boosted by weak dollar and rising oil prices

The US dollar has lost more than 5% of its value against Colombia’s peso over the past month, partly because of an increase in price of Colombia’s primary export product, oil. Since December 14, the...

Colombia Sends 55 Tons of Ham to Venezuela Amid Holiday Shortage

Colombia, seeking to smooth over some holiday sadness in its South American neighbor Venezuela, has sent two trucks packed with ham — a traditional holiday food in the beleaguered country — over the border...

Colombia has started to look seriously at Indian economy and opportunities

US. President Donald Trump has revived the Ugly Gringo fears of Latin Americans. Humiliated by Trump’s insults and anti-NAFTA stand, Mexico is keen to diversify its trade partnership. Other Latin Americans too are disgusted...

The Politically Correct Language Police Arrive in Colombia!

Last week in Bogota, Judge Luis Octavio Mora Bejarano, ordered mayor Enrique Peñalosa to change the city’s slogan from “Bogotá mejor para todos” (Bogota better for all)…to “Bogotá mejor para todos y todas” (Bogota...

The latest threat to peace in Colombia: Congress

The peace process in Colombia has reached a new landmark. On Nov. 30, both houses of Congress approved a bill establishing an alternative criminal justice system to judge those accused of war crimes during...

El Dorado Expansion Adds to Colombia’s Biggest Airport

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday opened the new international wing of El Dorado the country’s most important airport. The new wing cost approximately $143 million and should contribute to a swifter processing of...