PriceSmart Declares Dividend, Announces Expansion

PriceSmart declared a US$0.70 per share dividend at the company's 2019 annual meeting of stockholders held on January 30, 2019, in San Diego. A $0.35 per share is payable on February 28, 2019, to stockholders...

Colombia Military Kills Dissident Militant Leader

Colombia’s military says it has killed a militant leader who refused to adhere to a peace accord his rebel group and the government agreed to in 2016. “Today in a seamless operation the criminal known...

Colombia Denies Entry to Over 200 Venezuelan Supporters Of Maduro

Colombian authorities have banned over 200 Venezuelan officials and supporters of President Nicolas Maduro from entering the country amid the escalating political crisis in Venezuela, according to Christian Kruger, the head of Migración Colombia,...

UN Condemns Bogota Terrorist Attack And Urges International Support For Justice For Victims

The United Nations is urging its members to "actively cooperate" with Colombian authorities in their efforts to bring to justice those responsible for last week’s terrorist attack in Bogota. In a press statement, the UN...

Cuba Will Adhere to Protocol after Breakdown of Colombia-ELN Peace Talks

Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, reiterated, through his official Twitter account, that Cuba will act in strict respect for the Peace Dialogue Protocols signed between the Colombian Government and the National...

Colombia Tells Cuba There Are No Agreements That Protect Terrorism

The Colombian government told Cuba on Monday there are no agreements that protect terrorism and so repeated its request that the Caribbean island hand over members of the National Liberation Army (ELN) who form...

Terror cannot be the seed of peace, Bogota cardinal says after car bomb

Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Bogota said that terror can never be the seed of justice and peace, following Thursday's car bomb attack at a police academy in the Colombian capital. The Jan. 17 attack...

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Dismissed Bogota Mayor says removal from office is ‘coup’

Dismissed Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro on Monday called for peaceful protest against his removal from office. He qualified the measure as a coup. Petro, 53, was...

In Colombia, a fresh take on an enduring drug affliction

By Steven Bunce, The Conversation/TodayColombia Recent findings by the Australian Crime Commission suggest Australians are consuming more cocaine than ever. Far from the buzzing beach-side...

Bomb attack on Medellin shelter kills 4 hours after homeless clash with police

Four homeless residents of Medellin were killed early Saturday morning when a bomb was detonated inside a shelter in the center of Colombia’s second...

Jamming Festival brings reggae to Colombia

The inaugural Jamming Festival celebrates Jamaican culture with live reggae performances, art, good and sports in Bogota May 20. The festival's organizers have called it...

Key witness against Manuel Noriega assassinated in broad daylight in Bogota

A former member of Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel and key witness in a drug trafficking case against former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega  has been...

Church will not go to Cuba For Peace Dialogue Between Colombia’s Govt and FARC

(Agenzia Fides) - The Archbishop of Bogota, announced that the Catholic Church is not going to Havana, capital of Cuba, in response to the...

8 dead in bus crash near Colombia capital Bogota

A bus accident on Sunday has left at least eight dead and more than 20 injured, after the vehicle overturned in a highway leading...

The darker side of the US-Colombia war on drugs (Part 1/3)

Anti-drug trafficking and production policies are a hot topic these days. Only last Thursday, several Latin American countries spoke at the United Nations about...

John Leguizamo Lends His Voice to “Walking with Dinosaurs”

Actor John Leguizamo is bringing a Latin voice to “Walking with Dinosaurs,” providing the voice for “Alex,” one of the Hispanic stars of the...

Colombia pop icon Juanes returns with ‘Loco De Amor’

Colombia’s Grammy Award-winning artist Juanes returned to the spotlight Tuesday with his much-anticipated new album “Loco De Amor” (Crazy with Love).  The album is...

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UN Secretary-General Condemns Car Bomb Attack In Colombia

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, condemned on Friday the bomb attack on Friday in the Colombian capital, Bogota, against a police academy and also expressing condolences to the families of the...

President Duque calls on Colombians to march against terrorism on Sunday

On Twitter, President Ivan Duque called on all Colombains to March, this Sunday, in rejection of terrorism and in memory of the young people killed in Thursday's car bomb attack in Bogota. "We are prepared...

21 Dead, Dozens Hurt in Colombia Car Bomb Explosion

A car bomb exploded Thursday, January 17, at a police academy in Bogota, leaving at least 21 people dead and dozens injured, Colombian police reported. "Unfortunately, the preliminary toll is 21 people dead, including the...

President Duque Calls on Cuba to Hand Over ELN Peace Delegation

Colombia's President Ivan Duque is demanding the Cuban government hand over the National Liberation Army (ELN) peace delegation and ordering the lifting of the suspension of capture orders for the 10 members of the...

No, The US and Colombia Will Not Eradicate 50% of Colombian Coca by 2023

It’s hard not to feel a bit snubbed by Donald Trump if you’re Colombian President Ivan Duque. Twice now, Trump has canceled official visits to the Andean coca giant, often correctly referred to as...

Third Social Leader Killed in First 4 Days of 2019

Wilmer Antonio Miranda, a Campesino and social leader of Colombia’s Cauca region was shot to death Friday. He is the third social leader to be killed since 2019 started. According to the political movement Marcha...

Colombia Probes Alleged Plot by Venezuelans to Assassinate President Duque

The Colombian government is investigating a possible plot by three Venezuelan nationals to assassinate President Ivan Duque, Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes said in a video message. The trio was arrested in the cities of Valledupar...

13 Wounded in Colombia Nightclub Explosion (PHOTO, VIDEO)

13 people were injured in an explosion at a nightclub in the Colombian department of Cordoba, according to Blu Radio. According to the radio station, attackers threw an explosive device into the El Rancho de...

Colombian Court Fines Brazil’s Odebrecht $250M for Graft

A Colombian court fined the Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht US$250 million for a bribery scheme involving construction contracts. The court also banned it from receiving state contracts for 10 years. Late Thursday, the Regional Administrative Court...

Colombia’s Anti-Riot Police Attacks Nation-Wide Student Protest

Colombian students demanding respect for public education and an end to murders of social leaders in the country, were violently repressed by the Anti-Riot Mobile Squad (Esmad) in Popayan - capital of the department...

Colombia’s president during one of the bloodiest periods has died

Former Colombian President Belisario Betancur, who attempted to broker peace with Marxist rebels during his administration, died on Friday at the age of 95, the Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota hospital said. The hospital did...

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