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Can Colombia’s Mineral Registry Stop Illegal Gold Laundering?

Posted on: Jan 26 2015 - 7:48am | #0
In: News

TODAY COLOMBIA (InSightCrime) Colombia has launched a new scheme to undermine illegal mining by controlling the purchase and sale of minerals, which comes amid a still unraveling billion dollar illegal gold export scandal that illustrates the scale of the task authorities face. Colombia’s National Mining Agency (ANM) has begun a new policy in which all people and companies that want to legally trade in minerals must sign up with the body’s Mineral Sales Registry (Rucom) (pdf). Since last year, the owners of mining concessions have been obligated to register. By now including mineral traders, Colombia’s anti-mining authorities are hoping to increase their capacity to trace illegal gold as it enters the legal market, rather than...

Colombia for Stronger Links with France in the Post-Conflict Period

TODAY COLOMBIA (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos” visit to France, aimed at strengthening bilateral relations and devise initiatives for the post-conflict period, is making headlines here. According to Santos’ agenda, the official meeting program starts today. During his stay, Santos is scheduled to discuss with his French counterpart, Francois...

Posted on: Jan 26 2015 - 7:42am | #0
In: News

Santos visits Paris, reiterates Colombia’s solidarity with terrorism victims


Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday reiterated his country’s solidarity with victims of a Muslim extremists’ attack in Paris while on an official visit to France while stressing the need for continued cooperation in the fight against terrorism. The president arrived on Sunday, a day ahead of a busy schedule that includes laying flowers at a monument for the freedom...

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Colombia Beauty Queen Rules Them All!


TODAY COLOMBIA – Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries...


Bogota to have second airport by 2021

Colombia’s government announced on Wednesday it hopes to finish the construction of the capital Bogota’s second airport...

Miss Colombia Crowned Miss Universe

Posted on: Jan 26 2015 - 12:44am | #0
In: Fashion & Beauty, Feature, News, Now Colombia

TODAY COLOMBIA – Paulina Vega, Miss Colombia, Sunday tonight was crowned as the most beautiful woman in the universe. The beauty queen excelled during the competition and was the most applauded during her presentation, both in swimwear, as in the gala. Vega was criticized during the contest for her bad temper. However, the Colombian always received positive reviews for her sultry body and self confidence during the 63 edition of the contest. The top runners up were:  Jamaica, Ukraine, United States and the Netherlands. The 63rd Miss Universe was held at the International University of Florida ...


Why Colombia is without a Miss World crown?

TODAY COLOMBIA ( The question as to why Colombia is yet to win the Miss World crown is perhaps as mysterious as to why Colombia is stuck with just one Miss Universe crown. Similar to its Miss Universe status, Colombia had several first runners-up at Mis World. Yes, there were way too many near misses for Colombia, so much so that the hope of really...

Posted on: Jan 23 2015 - 9:07am | Comments Off
In: Feature, News

Let’s be fair to Miss Colombia Paulina Vega

Posted on: Jan 23 2015 - 9:01am | Comments Off
In: Feature, News
20 year old Paulina Vega of Barranquilla is Colombia's representative at the Miss Universe 2014 pageant held in Doral, Florida. The finals are Sunday, January 25, 2015.

TODAY COLOMBIA – There has been too much chatter with regards to the alleged bad behavior of Miss Colombia Paulina Vega to the point that it has been picked up by the mainstream media in Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain and even in her native Colombia. While when-there-is-a-smoke-there-is-a-fire logic can be applied here, the fact that there are no factual bases about Paulina’s real attitude will reduce these allegations as a total character assassination. Consider this – days prior the arrival of delegates, rumors spread that she suffered a emotional breakdown and will no longer compete at the Miss Universe pageant. It was of course false news but one can see from the beginning that there are already attempts to derail her participation...


Bogota to have second airport by 2021

Colombia’s government announced on Wednesday it hopes to finish the construction of the capital Bogota’s second airport in 2021. The start of construction work for the El Dorado II airport will begin in late 2016 or early 2017. The proposed location of the second airport is in in Bogota’s west, in a separate location to El Dorado, Colombian daily Portafolio...

Posted on: Jan 22 2015 - 5:20pm | Comments Off
In: Bogota, Colombia Reports, Inside Colombia
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