Colombia Declared Zika Epidemic ‘Over’, But Health Concerns Remain

Six-weeks pregnant Daniela Rodriguez, 19, waits for test results after being diagnosed with the Zika virus at the Erasmo Meoz Hospital in Cucuta, Colombia, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Norte de Santander is the state with the highest cases of Zika virus in the country. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

(Today Colombia) Colombia health officials have declared the Zika epidemic over in Colombia, but microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, which have been linked to the mosquito-borne virus, remain a More...

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Colombia Busts Fake Medicine Ring

(Today Colombia) Authorities in Colombia disbanded what they are calling one the country’s biggest contraband medicine networks, More...

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The dark side of gem stones in Colombia and beyond

The global market for colored gemstones, such as emeralds and rubies, is dominated by a few major players. One of the largest is More...

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Spencer Tunick’s Bogota photo shoot proves to be all about peace and reconciliation

What seemed to be the umpteenth Spencer Tunick photo of a bunch of naked people proves a profound and emotional plea for peace and More...

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What’s in a name? Colombia vs Columbia (Video)

(Today Colombia) International politicians, celebrities and multinational companies have all made the same spelling mistake: Colombia More...

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BACRIM: Winner or Loser in Colombia Peace Deal?

Colombia’s organized crime groups are preparing to take over FARC-held territory once the rebel group withdraws from a decades-long More...

César López plays an Escopetarra at Bolívar Square in Bogotá

The Escopetarra

Used as a symbol of peace, an escopetarra is a guitar made from a modified gun. The name is a portmanteau of the Spanish words escopeta More...

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9% of Colombia’s children subjected to child labor

Almost one in every 10 children in Colombia is subjected to illegal child labor, especially in rural areas where more than 15% work More...

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The evolution of coffee culture in Colombia’s coffee region

While growing coffee has been a major part of the economy of Pereira and the surrounding coffee region, drinking one of Colombia’s More...

The dark side of gem stones in Colombia and beyond

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The global market for colored gemstones, such as emeralds and rubies, is dominated by a few major players. One of the largest is Gemfields Plc, a U.K.-registered, London Stock More...

Spencer Tunick’s Bogota photo shoot proves to be all about peace and reconciliation

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What seemed to be the umpteenth Spencer Tunick photo of a bunch of naked people proves a profound and emotional plea for peace and reconciliation in Colombia. The American photographer More...

230 thousand dead Colombians still receiving subsidies for poor

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Colombia’s government is paying benefits to more than 230,000 dead citizens, according to an audit of the country’s social security system. The audit of the SISBEN revealed More...

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Colombia’s women, LGBT victims stand to get equal ‘peace rights’

If Colombia signs its landmark peace deal to end a half century of civil war, the pact will offer equal social rights for women and LGBT victims, a draft inked… Read more Colombia’s More...

What’s in a name? Colombia vs Columbia (Video)

(Today Colombia) International politicians, celebrities and multinational companies have all made the same spelling mistake: Colombia is spelled with an O. Now, this South More...

Colombian women, LGBT victims stand to get equal ‘peace rights’

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If Colombia signs its landmark peace deal to end a half century of civil war, the pact will offer equal social rights for More...

Colombian Drug Lord, Seeking Leniency, Said He Tried to Assist the United States

Daniel Barrera being escorted by the police in Colombia in 2013 for his extradition to the United States. Luis Acosta/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

When the Colombian drug lord Daniel Barrera was arrested in 2012 in an unusual takedown that involved the United More...

1429872882 Colombia cuts ribbon on Latin America’s first large tire recycling plant

(Today Colombia) Colombian mining company Carbones del Cerrejon Ltd. has inaugurated Latin America’s first large-tire recycling...

emv-payment-solutions-1 Bancolombia and First Data team up for payments innovation

(Today Colombia) Bancolombia and US-based First Data have formed a strategic agreement to integrate their technology...

Sheik Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani is Qatar's Emir Emir of Qatar to Visit Colombia

(Today Colombia) Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani will arrive in Bogota on...

Ex-Kit Digital CEO extradited from Colombia to face US fraud case

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The former chief executive of Kit Digital Inc was extradited on Thursday from Colombia to face US charges More...

Colombia to militarize highways after angry truckers block roads

After 37 days of failed negotiations between the Colombia’s government and truckers, frustrated truck drivers began blocking roads and the government..

Arrest Of Americans Begins Medellin Crack Down On “Sex Tourism”

Years after becoming a popular destination for sex tourism, Colombia’s second largest city Medellin began cracking down on the phenomenon and..

137 children died of hunger in Colombia so far this year

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At least 137 children have died of starvation in Colombia so far this year, the National Health Institute More...

Colombia kicks off pilot program to replace coca with legal crops

Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, on Sunday kicked off a pilot project that seeks to curb..

No End In Sight In Month Old Trucker’s Strike

Colombian retail businesspeople expressed their concern about the astronomic hike in food prices, in the middle of a cargo transporters strike..
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End of armed conflict will boost Colombia’s GDP growth with 1%: Santos

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday that the national economy could grow an extra percentage point per year if the country’s 52-year-old..
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Former Mister Colombia finalist accused of being serial rapist

A 2013 finalist of the Mister Colombia beauty pageant was arrested on Thursday for allegedly raping 11 women in the area around..
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Colombia and Venezuela begin talks to reopen border

Colombia’s defense minister met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and other top officials to work out a joint security plan that would..