El Niño could have devastating effects on Colombia’s coffee production

Colombia’s coffee production over the past 12 months reached its highest peak in six years, but weather phenomenon El Niño may have devastating effects on production this year, according to the National Federation of Coffee Growers...

Colombian military again suspected of embezzling funds

A battalion of the Colombian military responsible for protecting petroleum-related infrastructure projects is suspected of embezzling $775,000 from oil companies’ security funds, local media reported on Monday. According to an ongoing investigation, the current commander...

Renting out schools might save Colombia’s education system

A Bogota experiment to rent out public schools to private education institutions has proven such a success in lowering drop-out rates and increasing test scores that Colombia’s education minister wants to extend the project. In...

International lawmakers show support for Colombia peace talks

Members of congress representing countries across the world, converged on Bogota for the 35 Annual Parliamentary Forum, showing support for ongoing peace talks between Colombia’s government and FARC rebels. At the start of the event,...

Colombian Peso Weakens once against US Dollar

The Colombian Peso (COP) continued it’s downward spiral reaching 2,060 pesos to one US Dollar Monday, according to radio station Caracol Radio.  The COP officially finished the day’s trading against the dollar at 2046.64, a 1.5%...

Uribe held secret meeting with paramilitary chief: Witness

Ex-president Alvaro Uribe may be more deeply buried in Colombia’s parapolitics scandal than was once believed, as an archived confession by an ex-paramilitary indicates that he met with notorious paramilitary chief Carlos Castaño while...

Home-grown Colombian app connecting farmers to the world

A new home-grown Colombian app is helping farmers in central Colombia to check weather, get market prices and most importantly, connect with potential clients for their agricultural products. Cultivando Futuro co-founder Alexander Santana told Colombia...

Maradona goes violent at match for peace in Colombia

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona lashed out violently at members of the press, fans and security personnel after a friendly match in Bogota ironically held to promote peace. A video released on YouTube shows the...

Colombia’s Green Alliance names presidential candidate

Colombia’s left-leaning Green Alliance (Alianza Verde) party determined its candidate for upcoming presidential elections in a lopsided internal election Sunday. With 48% support — more than 1,340,000 votes — Enrique Peñalosa was the decisive nominee...

Kerry defends Washington’s decision to cut aid to Colombia

US Secretary of State, John Kerry said that the fact that the State Department has cut its foreign aid request for Mexico and Colombia in 2015 does not mean the US has changed the...

Minister agrees to talks as strikes further deepen Colombia’s judicial crisis

Following two weeks of strikes, Colombia judicial workers have succeeded in securing talks with the government about funds to unclog the congested justice system and obtain the funds for necessary operational costs. Over the past two...

Protesters block roads as Bogota transportation crisis continues

Hundreds of people blocked Bogota’s southern highway and a mass transit bus system station for over two hours on Tuesday in a protest against poor public transport. The most congested station of Bogota’s TransMilenio system, the San Mateo in the bordering city...

Medellin named one of the world’s most resilient cities

Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city, was named one of 33 of the world’s most resilient cities by the Rockefeller Foundation on Tuesday. The city was chosen from 400 urban centers that vied to become part...

Colombia’s army claims destruction of 7 coca labs

Colombia’s National Army announced on Tuesday that seven coca processing laboratories allegedly belonging to the FARC’s 15th Front were neutralized during military operations. El Doncello, Caqueta The National Army claims to have found hundreds of kilos of chemicals and...

Germany’s largest cocaine haul in a decade was sent from Colombia

Employees of a supermarket in the German capital of Berlin found 140 kilos of cocaine in banana boxes that arrived from Colombia , local press agency DPA reported on Monday. The seven banana boxes were...

OAS disqualifies Uribe’s fraud allegations as ‘absolutely disproportionate’

The electoral observation chief of the Organization of American States (OAS) disqualified criticism of former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe of widespread voter fraud and abuse of power as “absolutely disproportionate.” OAS electoral observation mission leader...

Italian captured in northern Colombia on child trafficking charges

An Italian man was arrested this week in Colombia’s Caribbean coast city Cartagena for the alleged crime of trafficking two children. The man, along with a 31-year-old woman who is a Cartagena native, were discovered by...

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The Benefits for Colombia of the Venezuelan Mass Exodus

The crisis in Venezuela has eroded the migratory situation, which has had a great impact in countries where thousands of people have come to...

Cocaine Shipped From Colombia In ‘Christmas Decorations’ Leads To Arrest

A Randolph man won't be having a "White Christmas" this year after he was caught accepting a package containing more than 200 grams of...

Colombia, The New Magnet for Investments in Latin America

Colombia is the new “El Dorado” – or “Golden” – for investors in Latin America due to its economic stability, political leadership and openness...

No-go areas in Medellin

https://colombiareports.com/go-areas-medellin/Tourism in Medellin has grown massively over the past years. However, there are still places that are still too dangerous or too boring.

Colombia’s Massive March For Public Education (Photos)

Over 100,000 students, professors, and university directors in Colombia participated in the National March in Defense of Higher Education earlier this month to demand...

Senator Uribe Won’t Rule Out Colombia Intervention in Venezuela

Alvaro Uribe, former president and current senator of Colombia, is not ruling out the possibility that the best way to help Venezuela overcome the...

Thousands March in Defense Of Public Universities

Thousands of students, professors, and university directors of 32 public universities in Colombia participated in the National March in Defense of Higher Education to...

Unlocking the secrets of fragile X in Colombia

It’s late afternoon in Ricaurte, a tiny town tucked into the Colombian Andes, when Mercedes Triviño, 82, lights the wood stove to start preparing...

Colombia Takes Aim at “Narcotourism”, Closes Pablo Escobar Museum

The closure of the Pablo Escobar Museum in Medellín, Colombia, represents a serious blow to the narcoculture that has taken root in the city,...

Coffee farmers struggle to adapt to Colombia’s changing climate

In Colombia’s coffee-producing region of Risaralda, small trees run along the sharp incline of the Andes Mountains, carefully tended in tidy rows. Thousands of...

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