Banco Colpatria (Spanish only), a division of Scotiabank Colombia SA, last week acquired the small-business and consumer operations, including credit cards, of Citibank Colombia, for an undisclosed amount. Assuming the transaction is approved, Colpatria will...

‘Tool to Ensure Woman’s Submission’: Female Genital Mutilation Drama in Colombia

In the year 2018, female mutilation remains a pressing issue for the Emberá people, a small ethnic group in Colombia. The Emberá adopted the procedure from African communities brought as slaves to the continent;...

Colombia’s FARC Party Suspends Election Campaign Over Violent Protests

The Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC), a rebel group-turned-political party, has decided to suspend its parliamentary election campaign over security concerns stemming from the violent protests that erupted in country's cities against the party...

Colombia and Brazil Announce Border Controls as Venezuelans Flee En Masse

Colombia and Brazil have announced a series of measures to control their border with Venezuela, as hundreds of thousands of people have fled the deteriorating situation there. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced that strict...

Canadian Capital Fuels Colombian Cannabis Boom

(Ozy.com) Decades have passed since the bulk of marijuana cultivation in the Americas shifted from Colombia up to Mexico. But the tides are turning again. This time, suited businesspeople, not drug cartels, are betting...

Colombia Bomb Attack Kills Five Police, Injures Dozens

An early morning bomb attack outside a police station in Colombia's coastal city of Barranquilla killed at least five police officers and wounded 42 on Saturday, authorities said. The attack targeted the officers as they...

Colombian Model Arrested In The US For Leaving Her Toddler Home Alone To Go...

A Costa Rican model living in South Florida found out that things are different up north, admitting to authorities that she left her one-year-old daughter alone at home while she went shopping. According to a...

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Amid inflation and tax hike fears, Colombia bitterly jokes about pending ‘hunger games’

Colombia Reports Colombia’s poor await a tough year with soaring food prices, a possible sales tax hike and a recent increase in minimum wage that fails to curb a...

Can Tourism Bring Peace to Colombia? Officials Say Yes!

While Colombia’s Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism was giving tourism large credit for helping her country escape its violent past, putting it on...

US army to investigate Colombia child rape allegations

The United States army has said it will investigate mass sexual abuse allegedly carried out by members of the US military and employees of defense...

Criminal interference drops 90% during Colombia elections: Interior minister

Colombian authorities reported a 90% drop in illegal interference from armed groups during Sunday’s congressional elections, when compared to 2010. “Today the big winner is...

ELN supports political participation deal with FARC

Colombia’s second largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), on Monday praised a political participation agreement reached last week between the government and...

Macondo Reborn at Bogota Book Fair

TODAY COLOMBIA - A map of legendary Macondo with its swamps and mountains, receives visitors at the pavilion dedicated to honor the mythical town...

Referendum in Colombia Does Not Spell End of Peace Process with FARC

(TODAY COLOMBIA) Uncertainty is sweeping Colombia following the narrow rejection of the government’s peace deal with the FARC guerrilla in Sunday’s referendum, against all...

Colombia 1 of 7 most promising global economies: Fortune

US business magazine Fortune has named Colombia as one of the world’s seven most prosperous and promising economies. Colombia offers “opportunities that Brazil and Chile,...

Colombia to build world’s largest Christ statue

A wildlife-themed adventure park in central Colombia is planning to build the two largest statues of Jesus in the world by Easter 2013, local...

Constitutional and Political Reform Focuses FARC-EP Claims

The call for a National Constituent Assembly and a political reform focus claims by the delegation of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army...

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Colombian government, rebels to seek new ceasefire accord

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday said his government would strive to negotiate a second ceasefire agreement with the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group. In response to a United Nations call for continued...

Over half a million Venezuelans fled to Colombia

More than half a million Venezuelans have taken refuge in Colombia to escape the crippling economic crisis in their country, Colombia Immigration (Migración Colombia) said on Friday. Authorities said 550,000 Venezuelans entered the country in...

Colombia Upgraded To Level 2, Joins List of Tourism Friendly Destinations

The U.S State Department has released its global travel advisory list and as of January 12, 2018, that uses plain language to help U.S. citizens (and others) find and use important security information. In the...

Court Rules Against Uber and its 83,000 Drivers

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled against Uber with a verdict that affects 83,000 drivers affiliated to the technology platform. The decision follows a similar ruling last December by the European Court of Justice (ECJ)...

Colombia Narco Suspected of Murdering Athlete Andres Escobar

A drug trafficker believed to be connected to the 1995 murder of “the Football Gentleman,” soccer star Andres Escobar, is in police custody, according to information released by Colombia’s Prosecutor’s Office. Juan Santiago Gallon Henao...

Colombian Bridge Collapse Kills Ten Workers, Injures Eight

At least 10 construction workers died in Colombia on Monday after the bridge they were working on near capital city Bogota collapsed. Colombian Civil Defence authorities reported ten of them were killed at the site...

Colombia peso boosted by weak dollar and rising oil prices

The US dollar has lost more than 5% of its value against Colombia’s peso over the past month, partly because of an increase in price of Colombia’s primary export product, oil. Since December 14, the...

Colombia Sends 55 Tons of Ham to Venezuela Amid Holiday Shortage

Colombia, seeking to smooth over some holiday sadness in its South American neighbor Venezuela, has sent two trucks packed with ham — a traditional holiday food in the beleaguered country — over the border...

Colombia has started to look seriously at Indian economy and opportunities

US. President Donald Trump has revived the Ugly Gringo fears of Latin Americans. Humiliated by Trump’s insults and anti-NAFTA stand, Mexico is keen to diversify its trade partnership. Other Latin Americans too are disgusted...

The Politically Correct Language Police Arrive in Colombia!

Last week in Bogota, Judge Luis Octavio Mora Bejarano, ordered mayor Enrique Peñalosa to change the city’s slogan from “Bogotá mejor para todos” (Bogota better for all)…to “Bogotá mejor para todos y todas” (Bogota...

The latest threat to peace in Colombia: Congress

The peace process in Colombia has reached a new landmark. On Nov. 30, both houses of Congress approved a bill establishing an alternative criminal justice system to judge those accused of war crimes during...