Colombia’s Coffee Output, Exports To Hit 25-year High

Colombia’s recovery in coffee output, and exports, will progress faster than had been thought this season, US officials said – but on an assumption of “normal” weather, even as ideas of La Niña grow. The...

How Colombia, Once Consumed by Violence, Became Your Next Destination

TODAY COLOMBIA (Cntraveler) - In 2008, Colombia's tourism board launched a series of commercials touting the country's natural and cultural wonders. In them, visitors and locals, with thick accents specific to regions across the...

Colombia: how universities can help to build lasting peace

After more than 50 years of conflict, the recent peace agreement in Colombia marks a historic ceasefire between the government and rebel groups. It also poses great challenges, as the various parts of Colombian...

Colombia: Is Cocoa The New Cocaine?

38,000 Colombian families will now work together as a new company called María del Campo, which will operate under a similar business model of that of coffee growers. The long-term project will be based out...

Colombia: Gold or Water?

Moors are one of the most important ecosystems in Colombia due to the fact that they are the main producers of drinkable water for many big cities. According to the Minister of Environment and...

A Portrait of Colombia in 26 Gorgeous Polaroids

(San Francisco) Bay Area photographer Matthew O’Brien documented Colombia from his unique vantage as a long-time visitor, straddling the line between traveler and insider while living in the country off and on from 2003...

Colombia: People suffer high levels of violence despite peace process

Violence remains a major problem for a large part of Colombia’s population, despite the end of the conflict with the FARC-EP, according to a report released by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The increased presence and...

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Move Over Juan, Starbucks Is Here

COLOMBIA NEWS - Associated Press - Make room Juan Valdez, it’s time to meet the black-aproned barista. Today (Wednesday), Starbucks is making its much-anticipated...

US may consider repatriation of FARC leader: McCain

Republican Senator John McCain said Thursday that the US will “take seriously what Colombia recommends” concerning the possible repatriation of a formerly extradited FARC...

Colombia to declare amazonian ‘Star River of the South’ protected area

Colombia’s Minister of Environment confirmed that after conversations with the Ministry of Mining the government will declare the Estrella Fluvial de Inirida river area...

Bogota mayor impeachment campaign begins weeks before referendum

The people of Colombia’s capital Bogota are only weeks away from being summoned to the polls to decide on whether or not their ever-polemical...

Covert CIA program helped kill 2 dozen FARC, ELN leaders: Report

A CIA covert action program has helped Colombia’s armed forces kill more than two dozen leaders of rebel groups FARC and ELN, the Washington...

Colombia’s Inspector General seeks audience with international human rights court to explain dismissal of...

Colombia’s Inspector General has submitted a request to meet with the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) to explain his office’s decision to remove...

FARC war crimes cannot be confused with political crimes: Inspector General

Colombia’s Inspector General expressed his dissatisfaction with ongoing government peace talks with rebel group FARC, saying Thursday that human rights crimes and drug trafficking...

Dutch insurgent in spotlight on peace talks’ eve

    OSLO, Norway - (AP) -- The peace talks opening this week in this chilly Nordic capital seek to end a conflict rooted in land...

Colombia protests Argentina import restrictions to WTO

(Reuters) - Colombia has sent a letter to the World Trade Organization protesting Argentina's import restrictions on its products, the government announced Wednesday. Colombia is...

Today Is Colombia’s Independence Day (July 20th)

Today is Colombia’s independence day (July 20th), so we at Today Colombia want to clear up some misconceptions of Colombia. 1. It's spelled COLOMBIA, not...

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Canada and Colombia will establish a “bilateral police initiative”

Colombia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning president, Juan Manuel Santos, thanked Canadians Monday for their support of his country’s peace process – support that was bolstered by what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “bilateral police...

CIA Investigated Whether Hitler Survived World War II And Moved To Colombia

¿Dónde está el Führer? A newly declassified document from the CIA claims that Adolf Hitler apparently survived World War II and lived in Colombia for several months in 1954. The intelligence memo, part of the just-released files...

Colombia’s Indigenous March to Demand Government Comply with Peace Accord

The time for talking is over, Colombia’s Indigenous communities have said, as they mobilize to demand the government adhere to the terms of the country’s peace agreement in a "Minga of Resistance." Indigenous organizations are...

How Coca Leaf Became Colombia’s New Superfood

No other plant in human history has been as demonized as coca. In 1961, it was placed on the Schedule I list at the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, which stated that "The...

Campesinos Prepare for Police Repression in Rural Colombia

Protesting campesinos in the Catatumba farming region are preparing for further Colombian government repression as they continue an indefinite national strike, organizers said. “Enough with the hatred against campesinos!" a statement circulated by the National...

Battle for the mother land: indigenous people of Colombia fighting for their lands

A green-and-red flag flies over a cluster of bamboo and tarpaulin tents on the frontline of an increasingly deadly struggle for land and the environment in Colombia’s Cauca Valley. It is the banner for what...

Perception of Security in Colombia Is Better than the Global Average

The perception of security in Colombia is better than the global average and more favorable than the three other largest countries in Latin America, according to a recent study from Unisys. The U.S.-based IT company’s...

Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore Begin Free-Trade Negotiations with Pacific Alliance in Colombia

On Monday, in the city of Cali, Canada began the first round of formal negotiations to forge a free-trade agreement with the Pacific Alliance. Along with three other nations — Australia, New Zealand, and...

10 Mental Health Care Center Employees Arrested for Abusing Disabled Children

Colombian police have arrested ten people after they found children with disabilities who were being abused inside of a clinic run by the government. The workers were part of the staff at a mental health...

Colombian Army Burns 814 Kgs of “High-Quality” Marijuana in Middle of Town

In Colombia, the seizure and subsequent destruction of 814 kilos of ‘cripy’ marijuana in the town of Florencia, Caquetá led to non-stop calls to the emergency line. Residents took notice of a strong smell in...

Colombia In Top Ten in Expat Destinations in 2017

Colombia was chosen as the eight best country to live abroad, according to a survey conducted by expat resource website InterNations. InterNations reports surveying more than 12,500 expat members from 166 different nationalities to get...