Santos: Venezuela’s Maduro plans to bring in Colombians to vote for him

BOGOTA (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government has been giving Venezuelan identification cards to Colombians in order to transport them over the border to vote for him in Sunday’s presidential elections, the Colombian...

It’s the Poorest Who Should be Voting for Iván Duque

It is common to hear that Iván Duque, the protege of former president Álvaro Uribe Vélez, is the candidate of the rich and that Gustavo Petro, meanwhile, is the savior of the poor. Basically,...

Sergio Fajardo and his Failed Strategy of Neutrality

The ex-governor of Antioquia and former mayor of Medellín, Sergio Fajardo, is trying to regain his front-runner status, which he in enjoyed in the Colombian presidential race months ago. However, in the majority of the...

Floods Force 600 Colombians to Evacuate in Antioquia

The Ituango plant became at risk on April 28 after an “unpredictable geological condition” that caused a massive landslide, covering up the waters below. The rising level of the Cauca river, in the north-eastern province...

Colombia’s Easyfly to launch five new routes in 2018

Colombian regional airline Easyfly will launch five new routes this year as it adds more ATR 42-600s to its fleet, expecting to grow traffic 35% year-over-year in 2018. Easyfly president Alfonso Avila says the airline...

De La Calle ‘Will Protect Colombia’s Peace Deal if Elected’

After four years negotiating a peace accord that ended a five-decade conflict with FARC rebels, Colombia's presidential candidate Humberto De La Calle said late Wednesday he will ensure the Andean nation does not return...

Colombia Considers Chemical Castration as Child Sex Abuse Soars

Colombia's senate has approved the use of chemical castration for rapists found guilty of sex crimes against minors, as a new report warns that such violations have soared by 27 percent.   The option received unanimous...

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Coca Cola to sponsor Colombia’s soccer leagues: Reports

Colombia’s national soccer federation is set to announce Coca Cola as the new sponsor for the country’s soccer league, local media reported on Monday. The multinational soft...

Imprisoned cartel boss says he financed Uribe presidential campaigns

The incarcerated ex-head of the North Valley Cartel has issued formal testimony alleging that he helped finance the presidential campaigns of former Colombian President...

Santos arrives in Switzerland to talk peace, drugs and investment with world leaders

President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos arrives in Davos, Switzerland today, where he is one of the key figures in the annual Worldwide Economic...

Colombia debate crisis in build up to presidential elections

Colombia is seeing rising frustration at the lack of a televised presidential debate with all candidates present, less than two weeks before the election. Colombia’s...

Minister of defense backs Colombia courts on army recruitment violations

Colombia’s minister of defense stood by a court order demanding that the Colombian Army’s to bring its recruitment program into compliance with the law,...

Dunald Tromp remuves fuut frum muoth un Columbia

US presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday did exactly what infuriates many Colombians. He misspelled the name of the country in one of his attacks on rival...

Medellin spectacularly blows up doomed residential building (VIDEO)

Medellin began the working day on Tuesday with the sound of a massive implosion as engineers took down a residential building that had partially collapsed in...

Shakira Pregnant With…New Music?

Shakira is in fact pregnant but it’s not what people think. The Colombian superstar’s social media manager Xavier Menós has said that Shakira “is pregnant...

Colombia: The Next Hollywood?

Hollywood may migrate south for a while while Colombia becomes the next country to bid for Hollywood production by offering incentives for filming. According to...

Colombia’s vice-president lied about not intervening in local elections: Report

Colombia Reports Whether he admits or not, Colombia’s vice president German Vargas is illegally meddling in upcoming local elections to amplify the power for his party, according to...

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Colombian Doctor Admits to 360 ‘Secret’ Euthanasia Procedures

A Colombian doctor has publicly admitted to performing over 360 euthanasia procedures throughout Latin America, where the practise is outlawed in all but one country. Gustavo Quintana, 76, says he has assisted 366 of his...

Petro’s Aguacate Economy: the myth of agriculture as Colombia’s economic savior

In response to charges that Petro is too closely aligned with the Chavista dictatorship in Venezuela, Petro has a clever argument, which he employs to rave reviews on the campaign trail: he claims that...

IMF says Colombian Economy ‘ At Turning Point’

“The Colombian economy is at a turning point, recovering from a combination of external and domestic shocks since 2014 that lowered growth and increased inflation and the external deficit,” says the concluding statement from...

Narco cryptocurrency laundering network busted in Spain

Spain said Monday it has shut down a complex cryptocurrency network that used digital currency to pay for shipments of cocaine from Colombia to Europe. “Operation White Tulip”, which was coordinated by Europol and involved...

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...