One of the last living witnesses against Uribe survives two assassination attempts

Colombia’s Supreme Court ordered increased protection for one of the last living witnesses in a criminal case over the violence-ridden past of former President Alvaro Uribe after multiple assassination attempts. Juan Guillermo Monsalve was taken...

UK-Based United Insurance Brokers Launches Colombian Retail Operation

London-based re/insurance broker United Insurance Brokers (UIB) has launched a retail broking business in Colombia. The new company, UIB Seguros will be headed by CEO, Yolanda Guerra, reporting directly to Tony Dilley, CEO of...

Only Women and Children Live in This War-Torn Villa

In Colombia’s mountainous northwest, three hours’ walk from the closest town over paths haunted by guerrillas, lies the village of La Puria. It’s home to around a hundred indigenous Emberá Katío people. In their...

Colombia To Formalize Land Rights of 2.5 Million Peasants

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos signed a landmark decree that would formalize the land ownership of 2.5 million farmers. The new mandate will allow peasants to legalize properties that were bought land that lacked the...

Colombian Oil Spill Kills 2,400 Animals, 70 Families Treated

The effects of this month’s massive oil spill in a major Colombian river are becoming more evident. "I have almost nothing to eat. The entire life we had from the (Magdalena) river is now contaminated,"...

High expectations for Colombia’s medical cannabis reveal experts

Marijuana. Dope. Pot. Weed. Ganja. These are just some of the slang names of the psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant stereotyped as the preferred drug of hippies, stoners and irresponsible members of society. This...

Bogotá ranks among world’s most traffic congested cities, says study

In a world deconstructed by mega data, Colombia, once again, makes a list and one we can all relate to – traffic. The 2017 Inrix Global Traffic Scorecard has calculated urban travel across five...

WHAT OTHERS ARE READING...

Colombia’s free trade pact with EU comes into force

A free trade agreement signed between Colombia and the EU earlier this year came into effect on Thursday (August 1, 203). According to the...

FARC proposes to legalize coca cultivation and decriminalize drug consumption

Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC, on Monday proposed to decriminalize the cultivation of illicit crops and approach illicit drug use as a public...

754 irregularities reported as Colombia elections end

As polling stations of Colombia’s 2014 congressional elections close their doors, the country’s Electoral Observation Mission (MOE) reports 858 irregularities and cases of electoral...

Human Rights Groups Slam Colombia’s Military Reform

Despite objections from a number of human rights groups, Colombia's Congress approved a constitutional amendment giving military courts greater jurisdiction over crimes committed by...

‘El Niño’ causing widespread forest fires across Colombia

The “El Niño” weather phenomenon that is causing extreme drought in Colombia is affecting the country’s urban water supplies and has caused thousands of forest fires...

Medellin: An Escalator to Opportunity

Colombia’s decades of civil war displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Fleeing the countryside, they arrived in the cities like Medellin, only to discover...

Colombia agrees to take Panama off tax haven list

The Colombian government announced on Wednesday that Panama will again be removed from a list of tax havens after the neighbors reached agreement on Panamanian support...

Flirt.com Gives You The Essential Rules for Flirting Through Email

Whenever you are out and about, it’s pretty common knowledge how to flirt with people you meet face to face: you make eye contact,...

Santos wants Pekerman to stay on as Colombia coach

President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday asked Colombia’s soccer coach, the Argentine Jose Pekerman, to stay on after leading the national squad to and...

Animal Rights: A One-Bull Show?

COLOMBIA NEWS - Bogotá's animal rights activists have lost two battles recently: A court ruled that Mayor Petro lacked the authority to prohibit bullfighting,...

TRENDING NOW

Colombians Call for Pro-Peace Coalition as Duque Gains in Presidential Polls

Colombian voters are calling for a pro-peace coalition in the run-up to the May 27 presidential elections Ivan Duque, who fought against the peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), pulls...

Colombian Vice President Says that the Peace Process is Irreversible, Denies Impunity

(EFE) The vice president of Colombia, Óscar Naranjo, said today that the peace process with the FARC is “irreversible”, developed with “complete democratic participation”, and denied that it is based on “impunity”, given that...

What comes after discovering Islamic terrorism in Colombia?

Colombian authorities captured Raúl Gutiérrez, a 43-year-old Cuban, who was plotting an Islamic terrorist-style attack against 29 diplomats at the American Embassy in Bogota. The Colombian Attorney General’s office delivered evidence of communication between Gutierrez...

Colombia Aims to Remove Three Zeros From Peso Bills

Colombian authorities want the face value of 500-peso coins to be slashed to 50 centavos, while the minimum wage would be reduced from 781,242 pesos to 781. A drastic reduction in the values of change,...

Medellin Has Outgrown ‘Narcos’

As she sipped a cappuccino in a buzzing café on a tree-lined street in Medellin, Cindy Crawford Thomas said that escaping South Florida to retire in what was once the world’s most notorious city...

Cancer Drug Truxima Receives License for Distribution in Colombia

In an extension of its partnership with Celltrion Healthcare, pharmaceutical provider Mundipharma has received a license to market and distribute its Truxima cancer treatment drug in Colombia. Truxima was also launched as the first “biosimilar...

Moody’s Affirms Baa2 Credit Rating for Colombia but Lowers Outlook to Negative

Big three credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Services today affirmed it Baa2 sovereign rating for Colombia but lowered its outlook from stable to negative. The key reasons listed for the negative outlook are uncertainty surrounding...

Ecopetrol Adds 2,800 Barrels Per Day to Oil Production with Three New Wells

State-controlled Colombian oil company Ecopetrol has confirmed three new successful wells in northwest Colombia, the Bogotá-based firm announced this week. The wells are held jointly with U.S.-based Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy) and have reached a...

Colombian Army Bombs ELN Camp, Killing 10 Rebels

At least 10 guerrilla rebels from the National Liberation Army (ELN) were killed when the Colombian army bombed one of their camps in the department of Antioquia, local media reported Tuesday. The attack resulted in...

Colombia extradites ‘Pablo Escobar of Ecuador’ to US

A suspected drug chief known as the “Pablo Escobar of Ecuador” was extradited to the US on Saturday, Colombia’s chief prosecutor’s office has announced. Washington Edison Prado tried unsuccessfully to prevent extradition by claiming membership...

Colombia No. 6 in IL’s “The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2018”

“Where should I retire?” This is the question we hear most often at International Living, and every January we give you our most definitive answer in the form of International Living's Annual Global Retirement...