Cali, Colombia to Expand Gang Reintegration Program in 2017

TODAY COLOMBIA (Insightcrime.org) Local officials in Cali, Colombia are planning to expand a recently instituted gang reintegration program, raising questions about what type of long-term impact such an initiative could have on the city's...

Cali, Selected As One of 100 Most Resilient Cities

TODAY COLOMBIA - Cali has one of the fastest-growing economies in Colombia, and a burgeoning population to match, due in part to thousands who have been forcibly displaced by armed conflict. Many of these new...

Cali’s Mio Cable A Total Success!

TODAY COLOMBIA - Starting today, Tuesday, November 3, Cali's MIO Cable begins commercial operation, ie fare collection starts to access the system. After operating it for a month and a half for free, so that...

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Wrong rod: Cali firemen free man’s penis from curtain rings

Firemen were called in to help Cali doctors remove four curtain rings from the penis of a 50-year-old local man. The gentleman, was taken to a nearby hospital in Cali, Valle Del Cauca, to remove...

Cali police dismantles gang accused of 100 homicides

Police in Cali have arrested 23 alleged members of a local gang that is accused of being behind more than 100 homicides throughout Colombia’s third largest city.  The gang called reportedly was a major affiliate of the Los...

Cali army battalion attacked with grenade launcher

Unknown men on Sunday launched two grenades at the largest army base in Cali, that of the Third Division, reportedly leaving only material damage. According to local media, the attack was carried out by two...

3 killed in Cali celebrations after winning Colombia soccer league

  Three people were killed and more than 70 were injured during celebrations of Deportivo Cali’s victory in Colombia’s soccer league final. In Medellin, 65 were injured in riots. According to newspaper El Tiempo, dozens of...

Cali beat Medellin to win Colombia soccer league

Colombia Reports Deportivo Cali beat Independiente Medellin to win Colombia’s soccer league on Sunday after defeating their opponents with 2-1 in two legs. The team from Cali had already won the first leg at home with 1- 0...

This year alone, 4 Cali women died from plastic surgeries

Colombia Reports - Four women have died from complications resulting from plastic surgeries in Cali in the course of 2015,  bringing attention to the dangers of a rapidly growing industry in Colombia. Nearly $120 million is...

Confederation of Chess for America to Meet in Cali

TODAY COLOMBIA -  The Confederation of Chess for America (CCA) will meet in Cali early next March, to agree its schedule of activities for the rest of this year, said the Olympic Committee of...

Cali Drivers Can Get 50% Off Traffic Tickets

TODAY COLOMBIA - Following a seven month hiatus, drivers in Cali can once again get 50% off their traffic ticket by attending a driving course, says the Secretario de Tránsito de Cali,  Ómar Jesús...

Colombia on Track for Least Violent Year in 3 Decades

TODAY COLOMBIA (InsightCrime.org) While the official number of homicides hasn't yet been released by authorities, the statistics available thus far indicate that conflict-ridden Colombia may have just registered its most peaceful year in decades....

Where to see the best salsa at this year’s Feria de Cali

Salsa is the undisputed center of the “Feria de Cali,” one of Colombia’s most important festivals that takes place at the end of December every year. If you want to enjoy some of the world’s best...

11 Year Old Girl Colombia’s ‘Youngest Ever Drug Mule’

COLOMBIA NEWS -- An 11-year-old girl thought to be the world's youngest drug mule has been stopped in  Cali carrying more than 100 capsules of cocaine in her stomach. Police are now hunting the...

Cali, Colombia: Caught in the Criminal Crossfire

COLOMBIA JOURNAL -- The massacre of eight people on a ranch in the outskirts of Cali -- Colombia's third-largest city and the second-most violent in the country -- has raised alarm over the presence...

Cali Case Never Classified as Suspicious For Ebola: MOH

TODAY COLOMBIA -- Following panic of a possibLE case of Ebola in Cali, the deputy health minister, Fernando Ruiz and the director of the National Institute of Health (NIH), Fernando de la Hoz, clarified...

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Deadline Expires for Striking Avianca Pilots in Colombia

This Monday was the deadline for striking Avianca pilots, who are still in the process of being reinstated, to return to their jobs. Avianca, Colombia’s...

Tourists Face Being Thrown Out of Country On This ‘Hooker Holiday’

A risqué promotional video offers a drug-fuelled orgy offering unlimited sex with big-bottomed hookers in a “sex island experience” holiday in Colombia. The raunchy clip...

In Latin America, is there a link between abortion rights and democracy?

Three-quarters of all abortions in Latin America are performed illegally, putting the woman’s life at risk. Together with Africa and Asia, the region accounts...

Colombia Qualifies For World Cup 2018

Colombia qualified for next year’s World Cup on Tuesday after a dramatic last round of South American fixtures that also saw qaulity Uruguay and...

Who Are the Real Targets of Bogota’s Crackdown on Crime?

It was just before rush hour on Aug. 23, 2017, when the Bogota, Colombia, district police and SWAT squad came for the gangs of...

Corruption On The Rise in Latin America and the Caribbean

Corruption is a scourge that hurts ordinary people every day across the Americas. And when they speak out about it, far too often they...

Colombia President Signs Ceasefire Deal With ELN Rebels for 1st Time in History

A deal signed on Friday by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos marks a significant milestone in efforts to end political violence in South America...

Avianca Pilot’s Strike Continues After Talks Collapse

Talks to end a strike by the largest pilots’ union at Colombia’s flagship airline Avianca were suspended after failing to reach agreement on wages...

US Ambassador to Colombia Says FARC Hasn’t Earned Removal from List of Terrorist Organizations

The United States Ambassador to Colombia, Kevin Whitaker, doesn’t believe that the Revolutionary Armed Forces guerrilla has adequately complied with the agreement it made...

Avianca In A Battle For Supremacy Of South America’s Skies

Over the past couple of decades, consolidation and bankruptcies have reshaped the airline industry in North America. Historic brands such as TWA, Continental, Northwest,...