Fajardo’s Party Leaning Towards Supporting Leftist Petro

Now that the right-wing Ivan Duque will face the center-left Gustavo Petro in the second round of the Colombian presidential elections, the Alternative Democratic Pole (PDA) party announced it will take a new stance...

Ivan Duque and Gustavo Petro Go To Runoff

With nearly all ballots counted in Sunday's first round, Ivan Duque was leading with 39.7% ahead of Gustavo Petro on 24.8%. Former Medellin Mayor Sergio Fajardo came third with 23.8%. Duque, a hardline conservative who...

Colombia to be NATO’s first Latin American global partner

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will next week formally join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, making it the only Latin American nation in the alliance, President Juan Manuel Santos said late on Friday. Colombia will join...

Pablo Escobar’s Former Hit Man “Popeye” Arrested In Medellin

From a "repentant Popeye", he went on to "Popeye imprisoned", Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, the self-proclaimed former sicario (hitman) for Pablo Escobar, was arrested in Medellin on Friday, May 25, on charges of extortion...

Colombia’s presidential election: another referendum on the peace deal?

On Sunday, May 27, Colombians will head to the polls to elect a new president. At play in this year’s election are a range of issues: Venezuelan migration, economic situation, rampant corruption, high levels...

Colombia invited to join OECD; third Latin American member with Mexico and Chile

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced on Friday that Colombia would be officially invited to join the group. The Paris-based economic organization was founded in 1961 and has traditionally included industrialized...

How Will Colombia’s Next President Fight Organized Crime?

(Insightcrime.org) Colombia’s presidential election, scheduled for May 27, comes at a critical time in the country’s history. The peace process with the FARC is underway, but new criminal dynamics are presenting challenges that the...

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Discovering Colombia’s desert: La Guajira

Travelers to South America’s most northern point, La Guajira, will encounter a wildly arid landscape, rough roads, desolate beaches and one of Colombia’s most...

Colombia Freezes as Interbolsa Hits Hottest Market: Andes Credit

Via Bloomberg/TodayColombia - The collapse of Colombia’s largest brokerage is burning foreign investors who piled into what had been one of this year’s hottest...

Colombia police seize $8.4M worth of ‘FARC properties’

Colombia’s National Police said on Monday they had confiscated property belonging to an alleged finance chief of rebel group FARC. The 33 properties and one...

Medellin to cut funding for bullfights

From Colombia Reports Following Bogota's lead, the mayor of Medellin said he would cut funding for bullfights, local media reported Friday. On June 13, Bogota Mayor...

US said to have spied on FARC in NSA spying scheme: NY Times

Months after reports initially emerged that the United States National Security Agency (NSA) was monitoring the online activity of the Colombian citizenry, the New...

Efforts to revoke gay adoption in Colombia gain momentum quickly

Colombia Reports In just one week since the historic ruling allowing gay couples to adopt children in Colombia, 33 congressmen have said to back a referendum to reverse the...

FARC Demand International Presence According to French Journalist

The newly released French journalist Roméo Langlois said today that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) bet on the presence of others countries...

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...

Colombia’s Supreme Court loses key evidence against politicians

Colombia’s Supreme Court has turned its attention to the suspicious loss of key evidence that makes up part of processes against allegedly criminal politicians. Judges...

Bogota councilman calls for alcohol prohibition

Colombia Reports What failed miserably in the United States in the 1920s could work for Colombia’s capital Bogota, according to a local councilman who wants to...

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Duque Mantains Lead in Poll for Colombia election

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Right-wing candidate Ivan Duque kept his lead over rivals ahead of Colombia’s May 27 presidential election, with 35 percent of voters saying they planned to back him, a survey by YanHaas...

Santos: Venezuela’s Maduro plans to bring in Colombians to vote for him

BOGOTA (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government has been giving Venezuelan identification cards to Colombians in order to transport them over the border to vote for him in Sunday’s presidential elections, the Colombian...

It’s the Poorest Who Should be Voting for Iván Duque

It is common to hear that Iván Duque, the protege of former president Álvaro Uribe Vélez, is the candidate of the rich and that Gustavo Petro, meanwhile, is the savior of the poor. Basically,...

Sergio Fajardo and his Failed Strategy of Neutrality

The ex-governor of Antioquia and former mayor of Medellín, Sergio Fajardo, is trying to regain his front-runner status, which he in enjoyed in the Colombian presidential race months ago. However, in the majority of the...

Floods Force 600 Colombians to Evacuate in Antioquia

The Ituango plant became at risk on April 28 after an “unpredictable geological condition” that caused a massive landslide, covering up the waters below. The rising level of the Cauca river, in the north-eastern province...

Colombia’s Easyfly to launch five new routes in 2018

Colombian regional airline Easyfly will launch five new routes this year as it adds more ATR 42-600s to its fleet, expecting to grow traffic 35% year-over-year in 2018. Easyfly president Alfonso Avila says the airline...

De La Calle ‘Will Protect Colombia’s Peace Deal if Elected’

After four years negotiating a peace accord that ended a five-decade conflict with FARC rebels, Colombia's presidential candidate Humberto De La Calle said late Wednesday he will ensure the Andean nation does not return...

Colombia Considers Chemical Castration as Child Sex Abuse Soars

Colombia's senate has approved the use of chemical castration for rapists found guilty of sex crimes against minors, as a new report warns that such violations have soared by 27 percent.   The option received unanimous...

Colombian Doctor Admits to 360 ‘Secret’ Euthanasia Procedures

A Colombian doctor has publicly admitted to performing over 360 euthanasia procedures throughout Latin America, where the practise is outlawed in all but one country. Gustavo Quintana, 76, says he has assisted 366 of his...

Petro’s Aguacate Economy: the myth of agriculture as Colombia’s economic savior

In response to charges that Petro is too closely aligned with the Chavista dictatorship in Venezuela, Petro has a clever argument, which he employs to rave reviews on the campaign trail: he claims that...

IMF says Colombian Economy ‘ At Turning Point’

“The Colombian economy is at a turning point, recovering from a combination of external and domestic shocks since 2014 that lowered growth and increased inflation and the external deficit,” says the concluding statement from...