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...

Who Are the Real Targets of Bogota’s Crackdown on Crime?

It was just before rush hour on Aug. 23, 2017, when the Bogota, Colombia, district police and SWAT squad came for the gangs of El Cartuchito, an area with a potent illicit drug trade...

Corruption On The Rise in Latin America and the Caribbean

Corruption is a scourge that hurts ordinary people every day across the Americas. And when they speak out about it, far too often they face retaliation, according to a report released by Transparency International...

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Colombia’s chief prosecutor seeks full legalization of abortion

Colombia Reports Colombia’s public prosecutor is reportedly finalizing a proposal that seeks the full legalization of abortion that is currently only allowed in extreme cases. The...

Suspect in murder of Colombia journalist released on grounds of self-defense

The sole suspect in the murder of a well-known journalist was released on Monday, after a judge decided that he had acted in self-defense. Steven Ayala Murillo was...

Colombia’s Avianca Pilots Continue Operation No Overtime

Pilots of Colombia’s largest airline Avianca will refuse to work overtime from Friday, likely causing delays of flights across the country. In an action called...

Colombian President Visits Coffee Farming Town

Picture taken on February 6. Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos greets a boy during a visit to Chinchina, Caldas province in this photo taken February...

Peñalosa would beat Santos in 2nd round of Colombia’s election: Poll

Green Alliance candidate Enrique Peñalosa is the predicted winner should he reach a second round with Juan Manuel Santos in this year’s presidential elections, said...

Marine fuel supplier OW Bunker to launch operations in Cartagena, Colombia

Marine fuel supplier OW Bunker said Monday it would start operations in Cartagena, Colombia. "The move into the Colombian bunker market builds upon OW...

Colombia’s senate surprisingly bans FARC’s political participation

Colombia Reports Colombia’s peace talks received a major blow from Congress after the Senate banned rebel group FARC’s possibility to take part in politics, one of...

How the Venezuela border crisis affects Colombia’s people and president

Tensions with Venezuela have profound implications on the trajectory of Colombia – a country with an unpopular president, a stalling economy, and a protracted...

The 5 Points You Need to Know About Colombia’s Justice Deal

Colombian state and rebel leaders just signed a deal on justice victims. Here’s the some of the main points. TODAY COLOMBIA - In a historic...

Venezuela-Colombia foreign ministers ponder actions against smuggling

"This is the right and suitable moment to work jointly in minimizing this scourge (smuggling)," said the Venezuelan foreign minister Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elías Jaua...

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Colombia President Signs Ceasefire Deal With ELN Rebels for 1st Time in History

A deal signed on Friday by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos marks a significant milestone in efforts to end political violence in South America as it is the first ceasefire with the National Liberation...

Avianca Pilot’s Strike Continues After Talks Collapse

Talks to end a strike by the largest pilots’ union at Colombia’s flagship airline Avianca were suspended after failing to reach agreement on wages and benefits, the two sides said on Wednesday, extending an...

US Ambassador to Colombia Says FARC Hasn’t Earned Removal from List of Terrorist Organizations

The United States Ambassador to Colombia, Kevin Whitaker, doesn’t believe that the Revolutionary Armed Forces guerrilla has adequately complied with the agreement it made with President Juan Manuel Santos’ administration last year. In an...

Avianca In A Battle For Supremacy Of South America’s Skies

Over the past couple of decades, consolidation and bankruptcies have reshaped the airline industry in North America. Historic brands such as TWA, Continental, Northwest, and US Air have gone away, with new ones like...

What Of A Colombia Without All Those 0’s In Its Money?

The new to Colombia are often bewildered by all those zeros following the numbers 1 to 9 to in the local currency. I am still awed by figures in the tens, even hundreds of...

Colombia Struggles To Deliver Justice In Army ‘Cash-For-Kills’ Scandal

As Colombia’s 50-year armed conflict enters a post-conflict phase, the country is having to face up to the toll it took on millions of lives. There are more than 8m registered victims, and today,...

Drug Capos Looking for Way Out Via Colombia Peace Accords

TODAY COLOMBIA via Insightcrime - Authorities in Colombia have filtered out more than two dozen drug capos attempting to pass themselves off as FARC guerrillas in order to take advantage of judicial benefits offered...

US Threatens to Brand Colombia Not Compliant on Anti-Drug Efforts

TODAY COLOMBIA via Insightcrime.org - In an annual designation of major drug trafficking and producing nations, US President Donald Trump broke with decades of precedent by calling out the anti-narcotics efforts of Colombia, potentially...

After Death of Number Two, Colombia’s Urabeños Offer to Surrender

(Insightcrime) The most wanted drug trafficker in Colombia and leader of the powerful Urabeños has offered to surrender himself and his organization to authorities just days after his number two was killed by security...

Colombian Indigenous Groups Denounce Exclusion from Final Peace Agreement

Several Colombian Indigenous groups have condemned their exclusion from the implementation of the final peace agreement between the government and the FARC, as a violation of their rights. The Commission for Follow-up, Impulse and Verification...

Pockets of Rising Violence in Rural Colombia Despite National Drop in Murders

(InSight Crime) While Colombia boasts its lowest homicide rate in nearly half a century, pockets of spiking violence in several rural areas tell a different story -- that of armed groups struggling for control...