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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My post-election depression came a bit early this year

A post-election depression is something minority voters get after elections confirm that for the coming four years they will have to resign themselves to...

The Sickly SITP

Mike’s Bogota Blog – Bogotá’s SITP (Integrated System of Public Transit) was supposed to be the city’s traffic saviour. Those blue buses would drive...

Are Colombian Police Prepared for the Guerrilla Militia Threat?

Colombia's police are already strategizing for the end of the country's conflict with Marxist rebels, even as the task of combating the guerrillas is...

365 days after talks began: Colombia continues on precarious path towards peace

Peace talks began between Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, one year ago today. Although the points of negotiations are...

Rodriguez snatches draw for Colombia in Chile

Colombia Reports James Rodriguez struck in the second half to give Colombia a 1-1 draw away against Chile in 2018 World Cup qualifying on Thursday...

Colombia Unveils Farc Plot to Kill Former President Uribe

The Colombian government says it has unveiled a plot by the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, to kill the former president, Alvaro Uribe. Defence...

Is Google Building a Floating Data Centre?

“CNET’s Daniel Terdiman investigates an oversize secret project Google is constructing on San Francisco’s Treasure Island, which according to one expert may be a...

Colombia central bank looks set to maintain expansive policy

(Reuters) - Colombia's central bank indicated it could maintain its current expansive monetary policy in the months to come, minutes from its December rate-setting...

Life Inside a Brothel in Cartagena

Though the recent scandal involving American Secret Service agents has cast new scrutiny on prostitution in Colombia, life at the Angeles Bar Club, a brothel...

Colombia commemorates women victims of sexual violence

  Colombia celebrated its first National Day for the Dignity of Women Victims of Sexual Violence on Monday in an attempt to bring attention to the sexual...

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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...