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Invest in Bogota Recognized As Best Agency to Attract Investment in Colombia’s Capital City

Posted on: May 23 2015 - 6:19am | Comments Off on Invest in Bogota Recognized As Best Agency to Attract Investment in Colombia’s Capital City
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(TODAY COLOMBIA) Bogota’s investment promotion agency, Invest in Bogota, has earned an award from Site Selection Magazine as best in the region for attracting business to Bogota. The investment promotion agency for Bogota, is a public-private partnership between the Bogota Chamber of Commerce and the Bogota City Government, whose mission is to support investors that are exploring opportunities in Bogota. The editors of Site Selection and a distinguished panel of global foreign direct investment experts and site consultants chose Invest in Bogota and a host of others similar agencies around the world in the first annual best to invest,  Top Global Investment Promotion Agencies for 2015. According to Site Selection, the agencies...

Colombia Calls for Better Mining Regulations in Wake of Tragedy

Posted on: May 21 2015 - 7:23am | Comments Off on Colombia Calls for Better Mining Regulations in Wake of Tragedy
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Relatives wait at the scene of a gold mine collapse near the area of El Saibo, in Riosucio, Caldas province May 13, 2015. | Photo: Reuters

(TODAY COLOMBIA) The company that operates the mine is to blame for the Riosucio mining disaster that has trapped 15 people, say officials. Colombian officials last weekd called for better mining regulations and...

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The Battle over Black Freedom in Colombia

(TODAY COLOMBIA) What the Afrocolombian leaders of La Toma are doing is taking matters in their own hands to resist the agents of death. The 21st of this month marks the annual Afrocolombian Day (el día de la Afrocolombianidad), commemorating the final abolition of slavery in Colombia, decreed 164 years ago on May 21, 1851. Across the country this month, cultural...

Posted on: May 21 2015 - 7:18am | Comments Off on The Battle over Black Freedom in Colombia
In: Inside Colombia, News
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Colombia honors Gabriel Garcia Marquez at Bogota book fair

Colombia is honoring author Gabriel Garcia Marquez at its largest literary event a year after his death, paying tribute to the Nobel...

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The Price Is Wrong: Colombian Model Gives Away A Car By Mistake In ‘Price Is Right’ Fail

TODAY COLOMBIA – Colombia’s Manuela Arbelaez thought her “Price Is Right” modeling days were over when she...

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Posted on: May 21 2015 - 7:14am | Comments Off on Cocaine-Loaded Plane Crashes off Colombian Coast After Pursuit
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Cocaine-Loaded Plane Crashes off Colombian Coast After Pursuit

(TODAY COLOMBIA) The pilot was identified as an unnamed Mexican national by a passport retrieved from his dead body. A plane with a ton of cocaine crashed in the Caribbean sea off...

How a moth could help combat Colombia’s cocaine trade

Colombia’s government is considering the release of cocaine-eating-moths on coca plants to devour the plants before they can be harvested after banning the possibly carcinogenic chemical glysophate. The Colombian government, with US-funding, has been trying to eradicate the cocaine trade for the past two decades by spraying herbicides from helicopters. Recent reports from the...

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The Battle over Black Freedom in Colombia

(TODAY COLOMBIA) What the Afrocolombian leaders of La Toma are doing is taking matters in their own hands to resist the...


‘Colombia 3’ member’s stepson appears in Dublin court over ‘bomb plot’

Posted on: May 19 2015 - 1:01pm | Comments Off on ‘Colombia 3’ member’s stepson appears in Dublin court over ‘bomb plot’
In: Colombia Reports, News
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A stepson of “the Colombia Three,” a trio of former IRA fighters who allegedly helped Colombia’s FARC rebel group in the early 2000s, is on trial over an alleged bomb plot in the Irish capital Dublin. The stepson is one of three men who appeared in Dublin’s non-jury Special Criminal Court on Saturday over firearms, explosives, and IRA membership charges. Donal O Coisdealbha, 24, one of the three who appeared in court on Saturday, is the stepson of James Monaghan, who is one third of the ‘Colombia 3’, a trio of IRA terrorists who allegedly helped train and arm the FARC in the early 2000s. Profile FARC The ‘Colombian 3’, James ‘Mortar’ Monaghan, Niall Connolly and Martin McCauley, were arrested by Colombian authorities...

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‘200 still missing’ after west Colombia avalanche kills at least 48

Some 200 people were reportedly still missing Monday afternoon after a flash flood hit a town in northwestern Colombia. Authorities have confirmed the death of 48 locals while 37 were injured. According to the Governor’s Office of the Antioquia province, heavy rains forced a river flowing through the town of Salgar to flood, sweeping away everything in its path. At...

Posted on: May 18 2015 - 4:39pm | Comments Off on ‘200 still missing’ after west Colombia avalanche kills at least 48
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At least 45 killed in northwest Colombia flash flood, more missing and feared dead

Posted on: May 18 2015 - 11:34am | Comments Off on At least 45 killed in northwest Colombia flash flood, more missing and feared dead
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A flash flood caused by heavy rains has killed at least 45 people in a town in northwest Colombia, local authorities said Monday, warning others are still missing and feared dead. According to the Governor’s Office of the Antioquia province, heavy rains forced a river flowing through the town of Salgar to flood, sweeping away everything in its path. Apart from the 45 locals who have been confirmed killed, another 30 persons were injured, Antioquia government official Maria Ines Cardona told radio station RCN. The director of the local disaster unit said that the number of fatalities and injured could increase as the situation in the town is “changing by the minute” and authorities are still “evaluating the situation.” The...

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Say Good-Bye To The Old Buses?

(TODAY COLOMBIA) Bogota – Once again, Bogota’s city government has promised to retire those old buses which do so much to pollute our air and turn the streets chaotic. Can it be true? ‘End of the hegemony of the old public transport companies.’ And let’s hope that they actually fulfill their word this time, even tho they’ve been...

Posted on: May 15 2015 - 6:02pm | Comments Off on Say Good-Bye To The Old Buses?
In: Bogota, Inside Colombia, News
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