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Putting Salacious DEA Sex Party Report in Perspective

Posted on: Mar 31 2015 - 8:50am | #0
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LATIN AMERICA – The new report by the US Department of Justice on the sexual misconduct of four law enforcement agencies is full of smutty details that may yet seriously impact their credibility in Latin America. The report found that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) — in an unidentified country that The Washington Post confirmed was Colombia — held sex parties with “prostitutes funded by the local drug cartels […] at their government-leased quarters, over a period of several years.” Three DEA officers who attended these parties also allegedly received “money, expensive gifts, and weapons from drug cartel members,” according to the report. Prostitution is legal in designated zones in...

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Improved Quality of Colombian Coffee

TODAY COLOMBIA – It has been reported that in the past two years the proportion of healthy kernal in a sample of pergamino coffee went up to 81%, while residues from threshing decreased from 20% to 19%. From a statement issued by the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia (FNC): The coffee renovation program undertaken by coffee growers in Colombia...

Posted on: Mar 31 2015 - 8:34am | #0
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Things Colombians Do That Americans Find Weird

Use phrases that translate into completely different meanings in English If a Colombian calls someone a “parce,” they are not...

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Katy Perry announces Colombia gig

Global superstar Katy Perry is to perform in Colombia later this year, the singer announced. Perry will travel to the capital Bogota...

Santos begins military base tour to seek support for peace talks

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday began a tour of the country’s military barracks to explain ongoing peace talks with guerrilla group FARC and quell unrest about possible military cuts in the event of peace. Santos was accompanied by former Generals Jorge Enrique Mora and Oscar Naranjo, both negotiators at the table of discussion with the rebels in Havana, Cuba. The...

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Putting Salacious DEA Sex Party Report in Perspective

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LATIN AMERICA – The new report by the US Department of Justice on the sexual misconduct of four law enforcement agencies is full of smutty details that may yet seriously impact their credibility in Latin America. The...

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Interbolsa fugitive captured in Spain after 8 day arrest search

Posted on: Mar 28 2015 - 7:07am | Comments Off
In: Colombia Reports, News
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The former director of Colombia’s largest but now-defunct brokerage firm Interbolsa was captured on Thursday, only eight days after the release of a “red notice” permitting his arrest. Victor Maldonado, once one of Colombia’s most celebrated businessmen, was captured in Spain, according to Colombian newspaper Caracol News. He had previously been spotted in Madrid. The fugitive received a “red notice” from police network Interpol last week for his involvement in the illegal activities of the firm which lost over 20,000 investors an estimated $500 million in 2012. Maldonado had previously received an Interpol “blue notice,” allowing for his location to be identified by police in the 192 countries associated with the organisation....

Key FARC commander found dead: Colombia military

The body of a key FARC commander has been found in in south-central Colombia, the Colombian army claimed on Wednesday. The commander of the guerrillas’ 66th front, “Pedro Nel,” was found in an improvised grave in the Planadas municipality in the Tolima state. According to the military, the deceased guerrilla commander was severely injured in combat with a...

Posted on: Mar 26 2015 - 9:32am | Comments Off
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In Last Decade Colombian Companies Have Invested More than US$750M in Costa Rica

Posted on: Mar 25 2015 - 9:11am | Comments Off
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Arturo Calle, located in Multiplaza Escaz, is just one some 70 Colombian companies that include Davivienda, Studio F and Lanco have invested in Costa Rica in the last decade.

TODAY COLOMBIA  – 38% of the colombian companies who have invested in the country are dedicated to services, 28% to industry, 11% to construction and 23% to tourism, commerce or agriculture, says a report by Proclombia. The service, food and manufacturing sectors are generating the most interest among Colombian investors, who in the last ten years have invested about US$750 million in Costa Rica. Data from Procolombia added that in the same period, the Costa Rica has invested just US$269 million in Colombia. Estimates from the Costa Rican Coalition for Development Initiatives (Coalición Costarricense de Iniciativas de Desarrollo – CINDE) indicate that “… The Colombians account for 33% of production and sales of paint,...

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Rain, Hailstones And Ice Covered Bogota (Photos)

  TODAY CCOLOMBIA – Damaged roofs,  fallen trees, collapsed roads and destroyed power lines were the ravages left by Sunday’s hailstorm that hit some neighborhoods of Bogotá. The most affected were Santa Isabel, La Fragua and El Restrepo. The Bogota Fire Department reported that rainfall “generated water depths of between 15 and 20 inches...

Posted on: Mar 24 2015 - 6:54am | Comments Off
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