Colombia peso boosted by weak dollar and rising oil prices

The US dollar has lost more than 5% of its value against Colombia’s peso over the past month, partly because of an increase in price of Colombia’s primary export product, oil. Since December 14, the...

4 Colombia soccer players among the world’s best in 2014

Four Colombian national soccer team members have been included in a prestigious list of 100 best players in the world in 2014 published by an English magazine FourFourTwo on Monday. James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado and...

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...

Medellin finally to exhume bodies from what could be Colombia’s biggest mass grave

Colombian authorities are set to begin exhuming bodies from what could be the country’s biggest mass grave that has been looming over western Medellin for more than a decade. The “Escombrera” dumping ground is thought to...

16 businessmen sentenced to prison for paramilitary ties

A Medellin court sentenced 16 businessmen behind a large palm oil project in western Colombia to prison for using paramilitary groups to illegally obtain territory for their businesses. The agricultural mega project seeking to turn the lower...

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...

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...

Designer drug 2C-B increasingly popular in Colombia’s club scene: Report

The expensive designer drug 2C-B is quickly becoming popular in Colombia’s nightlife, where it reportedly has become the favorite drug of the social elite, reported local newspaper El Pais. Often sold in high-end discotheques and bars mixed with the high prices...

Internet from space: rocket launch could mean better broadband for Colombia’s remotest regions

Colombia could soon see high speed, reliable broadband across its most remote island and jungle regions thanks to a new constellation of satellites launched this week. A rocket successfully lifted off from a spaceport in Kourou,...

13 teachers forced to flee Medellin schools just this month

  Thirteen teachers have been forced to leave their Medellin teaching jobs and in some cases flee the city in the first ten days of August alone after receiving death threats. The last victim is a high...

US blacklists Colombia’s Envigado soccer club over drug money laundering

Envigado FC of Colombia’s top soccer league has been placed under on the “Kingpin List” for supporting the Medellin-based “La Oficina de Envigado” crime syndicate. Designation on the list freezes all United States-based assets of...

Pablo Escobar’s death house for sale again

The Medellin house where infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar was killed is being advertised for sale again. The five-bedroom house in the western part of Colombia’s second largest city is being sold by U. based rental...

Colombia seeks to provide internet to 63% of population by 2018

The Colombian government plans to have 27 million people connected to the Internet by 2018, a figure representing 63% of the population, Colombia’s Semana news magazine reported on Wednesday. Beginning in 2010, Colombia’s Ministry of Information...

Street robberies in Medellin up 300% since mayor took office

While Medellin Mayor Anibal Gaviria has been praising the city’s dropping homicide rate, street robberies in Colombia’s second largest city have gone up more than 300% since the burgomaster was elected in 2011. According to a...

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...

A preview of Medellin’s 2014 Christmas lights

Colombia’s second largest city, Medellin, is expecting to have the biggest explosion of lights in the 50 years existence of the city’s extravagant Christmas tradition. Susprising or not, Christmas has put Medellin on the map for many years...

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Ivan Duque, who finished first in the second round of the Colombian presidential vote, said that he would respect the peace accords with the...

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President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia’s political establishment and laid bare...

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Now that the right-wing Ivan Duque will face the center-left Gustavo Petro in the second round of the Colombian presidential elections, the Alternative Democratic...

Ivan Duque and Gustavo Petro Go To Runoff

With nearly all ballots counted in Sunday's first round, Ivan Duque was leading with 39.7% ahead of Gustavo Petro on 24.8%. Former Medellin Mayor...

Colombia to be NATO’s first Latin American global partner

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will next week formally join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, making it the only Latin American nation in the alliance,...

Pablo Escobar’s Former Hit Man “Popeye” Arrested In Medellin

From a "repentant Popeye", he went on to "Popeye imprisoned", Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, the self-proclaimed former sicario (hitman) for Pablo Escobar, was arrested...

Colombia’s presidential election: another referendum on the peace deal?

On Sunday, May 27, Colombians will head to the polls to elect a new president. At play in this year’s election are a range...

Colombia invited to join OECD; third Latin American member with Mexico and Chile

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced on Friday that Colombia would be officially invited to join the group. The Paris-based economic...