Lighting a Fire under Coffee Culture in Colombia

I met Karen Silva at a Juan Valdez coffee shop. She’s in her twenties. Serious. Shy. In a society that places quite a bit of emphasis More...


Non-Profit Work in Colombia: Easy Money?

The contributor of this post operates a nonprofit organization based in Colombia. He wishes to remain anonymous. Easy money, part More...


Global Study On Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism 2016

The Global Study initiated by ECPAT International published today reveals that more children are being sexually exploited than ever More...

Black Women are leading the resistance in Northern Cauca, Colombia. Credit: ACONC (Association of Community Councils of Northenr Cauca).

Black Colombian Activists Continue Struggle For Rights

CAUCA, COLOMBIA (IPS) – While Colombia’s peace talks continue in Havana, Cuba, back home in the region of North Cauca, Black More...


Bogota seeks to privatize public telecommunication company ETB

Mayor Enrique Peñalosa asked Bogota’s city council for permission to sell the government’s stock in telecommunication company More...


How to get a 16% sales tax cut when visiting Colombia

Foreign visitors to Colombia no longer have to pay the country’s 16% sales tax for certain items. Here is how a visitor is able More...


‘Prostitution ring’ or ‘gringo’ recruiting women for sex at Medellin university

Flyers inviting young female students into prostitution have been circulating around Medellin’s top universities. Numerous students More...

Cali, Selected As One of 100 Most Resilient Cities

TODAY COLOMBIA – Cali has one of the fastest-growing economies in Colombia, and a burgeoning population to match, due in part More...

Colombia 6th In Gender Equality in Latin America

In gender equality Colombia is ranked sixth in Latin Amerca, 42nd worldwide.

  TODAY COLOMBIA – When it comes to gender equality Colombia is 6th in the ranking of Latin American and the Caribbean countries and 42nd worldwide. To the north, Nicaragua More...

Colombia’s Chaves uses Giro d’Italia win for snide jab to Bogota mayor


After winning stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia cycling competition, Colombian cyclist Esteban Chaves couldn’t resist taking advantage of the limelight to throw a snide greeting to More...

Colombia set to begin production of medical marijuana


Boyaca, a province in central Colombia, is set to be the first in the country to begin production of medical marijuana, according to local media. The Government of Boyaca, Canadian More...

Colombia Police Purges Force in Anti-Corruption Push

  ( Colombia’s National Police has carried out the biggest purge of its ranks in over 20 years, but it will have to do much more to rebuild the credibility More...

Arrest of Interpol Mole Exposes Urabeños’ Corruption Networks in Colombia

( The arrest of an Interpol agent who allegedly colluded with the Urabeños is fresh proof that Colombia’s principal transnational drug trafficking organization More...

Juventus and Bayern Munich latest to target Colombia’s James Rodriguez: Reports


Colombian soccer star James Rodriguez is the source of further speculation with European media reporting on Thursday that More...

FARC to release 170 child soldiers: Colombia’s defense minister


Colombia’s largest left-wing rebel group, the FARC, will release 170 child soldiers, the country’s Defense More...

cretin Colombia court dumps 1920 law banning foreign ‘idiots’

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has dumped a law prohibiting foreign “idiots” and “cretins” from entering the country. The law was adopted...

transvestities_f_oas Colombia’s LGBT community reports increased violence and discrimination

Reports of violence and discrimination against Colombia’s LGBT community have been steadily increasing in recent years, according to...

popeye Pablo Escobar’s former right-hand man becomes YouTube hit

The former right-hand man of drug lord Pablo Escobar has become a sensation on YouTube after serving...

Poverty and Exclusion Promote Sex Tourism


TODAY COLOMBIA – A two-year Global Study initiated by ECPAT International published last Thursday (May More...

Global Study On Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism 2016

The Global Study initiated by ECPAT International published today reveals that more children are being sexually exploited than ever before and..

Bogota blames homicide victim for her own death

In an attempt to prevent a negligence fine, Bogota’s city government has blamed a homicide victim who had become a symbol of violence..

Colombia government and FARC rebels agree to release of child soldiers


Following almost a year of talks, negotiators of Colombia’s government and FARC rebels have reached agreement More...

Colombia claims biggest cocaine seizure in history

Colombia’s authorities said Sunday they had seized eight metric tons of cocaine, claiming it was the biggest cocaine bust in the..

Illegal mining widespread in Colombia, association says

  Illegal mining operations exist in 307 of Colombia’s 1,102 municipalities and cause the Andean nation to lose more than $67.8..

Colombia prosecution officials caught selling seized drugs

Colombia arrested eight prosecution officials who had allegedly been stealing and selling huge amounts of seized drugs, the National Police said Wednesday...

Manual coca spraying will kill people: former top Colombia narcotics adviser

Colombia’s decision to return to spraying illicit crops with an allegedly cancerous chemical will kill people, according to a former top..

Colombia leads, US lags, in global drug policy reform

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos is a world leader in trying to reform global drug policy. But when he spoke at..