Scroll to Top

Colombia aims to boost economic growth to at least 4.5% in 2018

Posted on: Jul 29 2015 - 1:33pm | Comments Off on Colombia aims to boost economic growth to at least 4.5% in 2018
In: Colombia Reports
Today News
45

Colombia’s government hopes that “intelligent” austerity measures proposed for 2016 will curb an ongoing economic slowdown and push GDP growth to 4.5% in 2018. This growth would be in line with predictions on economic growth made by the World Bank, which estimates that Colombia’s GDP will grow 3.5% this year, 3.9% in 2016 and 4.2% in 2017. According to President Juan Manuel Santos, the economic growth target for 2018 could end one or one-and-a-half percentage points higher if peace is reached with leftist rebel groups like the FARC and ELN. Santos and his finance minister, Mauricio Cardenas, presented the administration’s economic plans for the remaining three years in office in Bogota on Tuesday. “Today’s economy, like other...

seismograph-770x433

M5.9 earthquake on Colombia-Panama border damages at least 30 homes

At least thirty homes and a power supply line were damaged in the northwest of Colombia when a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit the Colombia-Panama border on Tuesday evening. According to Colombia’s disaster agency UNGRD, parts of the jungle region of the Choco province are without electricity while repairmen fix the broken electricity cable. The mayor of Unguia,...

Posted on: Jul 29 2015 - 8:29am | Comments Off on M5.9 earthquake on Colombia-Panama border damages at least 30 homes
In: Colombia Reports, News
Today News

US urges Colombia to step up prosecution of human trafficking

Colombia Reports The United States Department of State on Monday called on Colombia to step up efforts to prosecute alleged human traffickers, and improve the assistance to victims of slavery and sex trafficking. In its annual human trafficking report, the State Department maintained Colombia’s Tier 2 position, again highlighting the South American country’s shortcomings when...

Inside Colombia

Volcanic Ash Forces Closure Of Two Airports

Volcanic ash forces airport closures in Colombia

Bogota (AFP) – Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupted in an ash cloud on Sunday, prompting authorities to temporarily close two airports in the area. The civil aeronautics agency said it closed airports...

bogota_bus

Bogota bus driver sexually assaulted inside bus

Unknown men have sexually assaulted a female bus driver in Bogota, Police from Colombia’s capital said Friday. According...


Volcanic Ash Forces Closure Of Two Airports

Posted on: Jul 28 2015 - 9:17am | Comments Off on Volcanic Ash Forces Closure Of Two Airports
In: Inside Colombia, News
Rico
Volcanic ash forces airport closures in Colombia

Bogota (AFP) – Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupted in an ash cloud on Sunday, prompting authorities to temporarily close two airports in the area. The civil aeronautics agency said it closed airports at Manizales and Pereira as a precaution after the 8:30 am (1330 GMT) eruption. This resulted in the cancellation of at least 16 flights on Sunday. A major eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz in 1985 melted the volcano’s snowcap, unleashing mudslides that wiped out the town of Armero, killing an estimated 23,000 people. The volcano, which has been active for an estimated 150,000 years, is 220 kilometers (137 miles) west of Bogota. ...

suarez

Money laundering in Colombia: a lucrative $5B business

Colombia Reports Criminals organizations make an annual profit of approximately $5 billion (14 trillion pesos) through money laundering, according to authorities. The Unit of Financial Information and Analysis (UIAF) and the World Bank announced this at an international conference on money laundering held in Cartagena last week. According to the study, the illegal...

Posted on: Jul 27 2015 - 8:58am | Comments Off on Money laundering in Colombia: a lucrative $5B business
In: Colombia Reports, News
Today News

Bogota bus rape a hoax: Colombia’s National Police

Posted on: Jul 27 2015 - 8:58am | Comments Off on Bogota bus rape a hoax: Colombia’s National Police
In: Colombia Reports, News
Today News

Colombia Reports Days after reporting that a Bogota bus driver had been sexually assaulted while on duty, Police from Colombia’s capital said Monday the assault was invented by the alleged victim to seek financial benefits. The police said Friday that officers found the bus driver wandering the city on Friday morning wearing only a t-shirt. According to the alleged victim, three men entered her bus on Thursday evening and sexually abused her after which she was left on the street. Bogota bus driver sexually assaulted inside bus However, on Monday National Police commander Rodolfo Palomino took to the public to announce that the rape case was a hoax and the bus driver admittedly lied to obtain financial benefits. “The sexual abuse never...

nairo_froome

Quintana 1:12 short of Froome, ends 2nd in Tour de France

Colombia’s Nairo Quintana ended second in the Tour de France on Sunday, leaving before him only Chris Froome with an advantage of one minute and 12 seconds. Quintana’s second place is good enough for him to take him the white jersey for best young rider. Cycling experts had predicted a four-way battle between Froome, Quintana, Alberto Contador and Vincenzo Nibali. However,...

Posted on: Jul 26 2015 - 3:57pm | Comments Off on Quintana 1:12 short of Froome, ends 2nd in Tour de France
In: Colombia Reports
Today News