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The Channel 4 effect: Medellin police closes child sex exploitation venues

Posted on: Oct 23 2014 - 4:28pm | #0
In: Colombia Reports, Medellin, News
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Following pressure over ongoing sexual exploitation of children in the city, Medellin’s mayor announced on Wednesday that a police crackdown has saved 16 children from sexual exploitation. The children under the age of 14 were saved from child sex rings in the center of Medellin, said Mayor Anibal Gaviria. Seven hotels and two bars were closed for facilitating sex with minors, Gaviria added. The rescued minors have been passed to child protection services to ensure their medical well-being and provide a safe environment for them before attempting to initiate contact with the children’s families. The raids took place around Plaza Botero, one of the main tourist attractions in Medellin during the day, but a safe haven for the child...

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Bogota to build Colombia’s biggest shopping mall

The corporation of Colombia banking mogul Luis Carlos Sarmiento on Wednesday presented plans to build to world’s biggest shopping mall in Colombia’s capital, Bogota. The 320,000m2 building complex is estimated to cost $500 million, said Gabriel Mesa, the director of one of the construction companies of Colombia’s richest man, Luis Carlos Sarmiento. British...

Posted on: Oct 23 2014 - 10:33am | #0
In: Bogota, Colombia Reports
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Medellin close to bringing Rolling Stones to Colombia: Mayor

Medellin is close to bringing one of rock n’ roll’s best groups in history, the Rolling Stones, to Colombia’s second largest...

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Designer drug 2C-B increasingly popular in Colombia’s club scene: Report

The expensive designer drug 2C-B is quickly becoming popular in Colombia’s nightlife, where it reportedly has become the favorite...

Colombia on trial; citizens sue state for total of $90B

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Colombians have pending lawsuits against the state demanding a quarter of the country’s GDP but only a sixth of what the government claimed it was two years ago. According to Adriana Guillen, the director of the national agency to defend the state in lawsuits, the Colombian government is facing claims of more than $90 billion. In 2012, President Juan Manuel Santos said that Colombians...

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Bogota to build Colombia’s biggest shopping mall

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The corporation of Colombia banking mogul Luis Carlos Sarmiento on Wednesday presented plans to build to world’s biggest shopping mall in Colombia’s capital, Bogota. The 320,000m2 building complex is estimated...

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Bogota bus drivers and mayor dig into positions as strike continues

The transport company leading a Bogota bus strike promised that Wednesday will mark the beginning of the “true strike”...


Colombia to feature Gabriel Garcia Marquez on peso bills

Posted on: Oct 22 2014 - 9:14am | #0
In: Colombia Reports, News
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Colombia’s Congress approved the plan to include the image of Gabriel Garcia Marquez in the coming emissions of Colombian money. In the third reading, Colombian legislators have passed the bill that will allow the next issues of notes and coins made by ​​the Colombian Central Bank include the image of the Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, reported news agency Colprensa. After complete ratification of the legal text, the Ministries of Education, Culture and Information Technology as well as of Communications will be responsible for the creation of state policy to promote the figure of ‘Gabo’ in Colombia. Additionally, the law seeks to create programs to preserve assets and places of cultural interest. Among the places related...

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Colombia agrees to take Panama off tax haven list

The Colombian government announced on Wednesday that Panama will again be removed from a list of tax havens after the neighbors reached agreement on Panamanian support to combat tax evasion in Colombia. After several days of negotiations, Colombia and Panama agreed to sign an agreement for cooperation in the exchange of tax information. The countries signed a...

Posted on: Oct 22 2014 - 9:14am | #0
In: Colombia Reports
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Colombia sends note of protest to Venezuela over border trespass

Posted on: Oct 22 2014 - 7:00am | #0
In: News
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The note of protest was signed by Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín (File photo)

The note was delivered through the Colombian Embassy in Caracas TODAY COLOMBIA (El Universal) — The Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a note of protest to Venezuela upon the irregular entry of five officers of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) last weekend into the Colombian territory. However, no response from the Venezuelan authorities has been received yet. The note, signed by Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín, was delivered through the Colombian Embassy in Caracas, Colombian radio news station Caracol Radio informed. According to official sources, the Venezuelan officers entered the Norte de Santander Department inadvertently while engaged in operations at the Venezuelan municipality of Ureña, Táchira...

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‘Rastrojos’ threaten communities in western Colombia over illegal mine

Organized crime group “Los Rastrojos” has threatened to kill black and indigenous communities who have called on authorities to shut down an illegally-operated goldmine in the region. PROFILE: Los Rastrojos Following protests over an allegedly illegal goldmine ran by armed miners in the village of La Toma, Cauca, regional leaders called on authorities to...

Posted on: Oct 21 2014 - 6:13pm | Comments Off
In: Colombia Reports, News
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