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Colombia Rushes Preparation to World Roller Speed Skating Tournament

Posted on: Oct 24 2014 - 5:29am | #0
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COLOMBIA NEWS — (Prensa Latina) Colombia works at top speed with a short list of 32 athletes with a view to the World Skating Championships to be held from next November 7 in Rosario, Argentina. The group will travel today to the South American nation to give the finishing touches on its trining before the start of the World Cup. The favorite of this Andean nation is Yercy Puello, who collects on her career 24 victories worldwide. We are ready and now we will go for more, we bet for it, said the athlete and recalled Colombia’s performance in the previous World Cup in Ostend, Belgium, where the country won 32 gold medals. Puello won five gold medals at the World Championships in China-2009, Antioquia-2010 and South Korea-2011. The...

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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 city, Mayor Anibal Gaviria claimed Thursday. According to the mayor, it is only a matter of time before the official announcement of the Stones’ first concert in Colombia is confirmed. “We are just waiting for the official confirmation...

Posted on: Oct 23 2014 - 3:38pm | #0
In: Colombia Reports, Entertainment, Now Colombia
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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...

Uribe rejects Santos’ invitation to discuss peace

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Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has rejected an invitation from President Juan Manuel Santos to discuss ongoing peace talks with the FARC, calling it a “false gesture,” local radio station Santa Fe reported Wednesday. The invitation was an apparent attempt to ease now-Senator Uribe’s opposition to peace negotiations in Havana between the government and the FARC, Colombia’s...

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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”...


More prison guards join strike as Colombia penitentiary crisis spreads

Posted on: Oct 22 2014 - 2:18pm | Comments Off
In: Colombia Reports, News
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Colombia’s prison guards announced on Wednesday that more prison workers are joining the strike that has kept prison doors closed for new inmates for weeks. MORE: Colombia’s prison guards protest bad working conditions, overcrowded jails According to Nelson Barrera, president of the prison workers trade union SEUP, “in addition to the refusal to receive inmates, transfers to other courts and prisons will be prioritized and carried out with minimum number of guards.” The employees of prison authority INPEC took the decision as a form of protest against the government’s failure to honor the agreements made in May. The strikers demand the government improve the working conditions of prison guards. In most cases, correctional...

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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” that began Monday. The capital city’s mayor insists on the reforms that sparked the protests. Mayor Gustavo Petro has said he is prepared for several days of strikes as city officials continue to negotiate with strike leaders over the new...

Posted on: Oct 22 2014 - 9:14am | Comments Off
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Colombia agrees to take Panama off tax haven list

Posted on: Oct 22 2014 - 9:14am | Comments Off
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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 memorandum of understanding that lays the foundation for further negotiating a double taxation treaty. “Achieving an agreement to exchange tax and financial information with Panama is an important step for international cooperation in the fight against money laundering and tax evasion,” said Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos tweeted that the...

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Colombia has not fulfilled labor reform obligations: US congressman

Colombia has yet to comply with a series of labor reforms that were required by US Congress to allow a bilateral free trade pact, US Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) said Tuesday. The Congressman sent out a press release following a meeting with Colombia’s Labor Minister Luis Eduardo Garzon the day before. During his trip to Washington, Garzon boldly claimed that the...

Posted on: Oct 21 2014 - 11:13pm | Comments Off
In: Colombia Reports
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