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...

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...

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Turf wars biggest threat to post-FARC peace in Colombia: UN

Wars over control over the cultivation of coca, the plant used to make cocaine, is the biggest threat to benefits of a pending peace...

Tony Blair’s controversial love triangle with Colombia and the UAE

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is under the spotlight over his questionable business relationship with both Colombia and the United Arab Emirates that...

IACHR calls for information on Bogota mayor’s dismissal

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has called upon Colombia’s Foreign Ministry to deliver information on the disciplinary proceedings taking place against sacked...

Radamel Falcao Out of World Cup

Colombia's star forward Radamel Falcao won’t be playing in the World Cup 2014 in Brazil, due to his knee injury. Falcao has been left...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez delivered drug letters from Pablo Escobar to Fidel Castro: Former hitman

Colombia Reports The late writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez delivered letters from slain Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar to former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro over drug...

Colombia’s Senate president again accused of having paramilitary ties

Colombia’s former Senate president has accused his successor of having teamed up with a paramilitary commander, local media reported on Wednesday. According to Conservative Party...

FARC demands change to Colombia’s mining and energy policy

Colombia’s FARC guerrilla group has demanded the suspension of hydroelectric programs and mining royalties, as part of their new proposal for mining and energy...

UN urges Colombian government to avoid stigmatization of agrarian strike

The United Nations’ humanitarian coordinator in Colombia weighed in on nationwide agrarian protests that kicked off Monday, urging the government to avoid “stigmatization” of...

Centrist Peñalosa leads Bogota mayor polls

Green Party candidate Enrique Peñalosa has taken the lead in the election race for the second most important office in Colombia, that of Bogota...

‘Colombia’s fattest baby’ to recieve medical treament in Bogota

Bogota doctors will attempt to save the life of a toddler who currently weighs 44 pounds, similar to a typical child of five or...

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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...

Deadline Expires for Striking Avianca Pilots in Colombia

This Monday was the deadline for striking Avianca pilots, who are still in the process of being reinstated, to return to their jobs. Avianca, Colombia’s national airline, released a document directed to the Colombian Association...

Tourists Face Being Thrown Out of Country On This ‘Hooker Holiday’

A risqué promotional video offers a drug-fuelled orgy offering unlimited sex with big-bottomed hookers in a “sex island experience” holiday in Colombia. The raunchy clip by the Good Girls Co advertises the “sex island experience"...

In Latin America, is there a link between abortion rights and democracy?

Three-quarters of all abortions in Latin America are performed illegally, putting the woman’s life at risk. Together with Africa and Asia, the region accounts for many of the 17.1 million unsafe abortions performed globally...

Colombia Qualifies For World Cup 2018

Colombia qualified for next year’s World Cup on Tuesday after a dramatic last round of South American fixtures that also saw qaulity Uruguay and Argentina and Peru clinch a playoff spot against New Zealand. "Los...