Landmine situation in central Colombia getting worse: medical volunteers

Health professionals in central Colombia claim Colombia’s landmine problem is more serious than even the official statistics may indicate. Last week’s global Mine Ban Convention, held in Medellin, the capital of the central state of...

Drug chief’s sister escapes from prison with false docs

Colombian authorities are looking into the prison release of the sister of one of the biggest drug lords in Colombia — alias “la Negra” – since this Tuesday, under allegations that she escaped with...

15 members of Colombia military wanted for arms trafficking

Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office has issued 15 arrest warrants following recent investigations into corruption within the Armed Forces. The military servicemen are wanted for their supposed involvement in the illegal trade and trafficking of arms...

IMF estimates Colombia’s economy to grow 4.5% in 2014

Colombia’s economy is likely to grow 4.5% this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report on the global economy published Tuesday. Estimated 2014 GDP growth in South America Peru 5.5% Bolivia 5.1% Paraguay 4.8% Colombia 4.5% Ecuador 4.2% Chile 3.6% Uruguay 2.8% Brazil 1.8% Argentina 0.5% Venezuela -0.5% The South American country’s estimated...

Preliminary peace talks deal with Colombia government is ready: ELN rebels

Colombia Reports A deal to begin peace talks between Colombia’s government and ELN rebels is ready with talks beginning in 2016, guerrilla chief “Gabino” told Spanish press a year and a half after initially announcing...

Afro-Colombian music and culture festival kicks off in Cali

Colombia’s third largest city, Cali, is abuzz this week as it celebrates its 18th annual Pacific music and culture festival from August 13 to 17.  Cali’s five-day Petronio Alvarez Festival celebrates the cultural diversity and social inclusion of Colombia’s...

ISIS attacks Colombia peacekeeping force in Egypt

Colombian soldiers in Egypt have increasingly come under attack by Islamist group ISIS, but have so far come through without any casualties. 380 Colombian troops are stationed in Sinai, north Egypt, as… Read more ISIS attacks Colombia...

Benicio del Toro’s Pablo Escobar film premieres at Toronto Film Festival

“Escobar: Paradise Lost” tells the story of a young man who falls in love with a Colombian, which turns out to be the niece of the legendary leader of the Medellin cartel. Directed by Italian...

Drug consumption prevalent in Colombia’s schools: Study

A recent university study on the use of drugs in Colombia’s schools, says that consumption of various types of drugs is very prevalent among the country’s young students, reported local media on Wednesday. The National...

UN, World Bank and Germany step up aid for post-conflict Colombia

In a step forward in the support for Colombia’s peace process, both the World Bank and Germany have pledged financial aid and legal expertise to support post-conflict and transitional talks between the government and the FARC. President Juan...

November Colombian Coffee production up 45%, prices down almost 27%

Colombian coffee production is 45% higher than the same month last year, but international prices remain weak, said the National Federation of Coffee Growers. This November, Colombian growers produced 1.11 million bags of coffee, which...

Colombians loosing faith in peace process: poll

More Colombians are questioning the legitimacy of FARC’s intentions in the peace process, according to a survey conducted by Datexco.  A survey conducted by Datexco for Colombian newspaper El Tiempo and radio station La W...

Helping Colombia resolve war ‘strengthens international order’ US depends on: Obama

Colombia Reports The United States’ efforts to resolve Colombia 51-year long war “strengthens the international order” the country depends on to maintain domestic stability and security, President Barack Obama said in his annual State of the Union on Tuesday. Obama mentioned Colombia as part...

Juventus and Bayern Munich latest to target Colombia’s James Rodriguez: Reports

Colombian soccer star James Rodriguez is the source of further speculation with European media reporting on Thursday that Italian giants Juventus and German side Bayern Munich are interested in signing… Read more Juventus and Bayern...

International Criminal Court welcomes Colombia justice deal

Colombia Reports The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court has welcomed a justice deal between the Colombian government and Marxist guerrilla group the FARC that was signed earlier this week. In a statement, Prosecutor of the International...

Colombia judge orders release of ‘hacker’ Sepulveda

A Colombian judge ordered the release of “hacker” Andres Sepulveda, jailed for intercepting confidential military intelligence and spying on the peace process with the FARC in Havana, Cuba, according to national media. The judge cited...

Cycling in Medellin: A new phenomenon

Colombia Reports A public bicycle sharing system has found great success in Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city. However, a lack of space to cycle safely is keeping the city from becoming a true bicycle-friendly city. Medellin currently...

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Colombia Upgraded To Level 2, Joins List of Tourism Friendly Destinations

The U.S State Department has released its global travel advisory list and as of January 12, 2018, that uses plain language to help U.S....

Court Rules Against Uber and its 83,000 Drivers

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled against Uber with a verdict that affects 83,000 drivers affiliated to the technology platform. The decision follows a similar...

Colombia Narco Suspected of Murdering Athlete Andres Escobar

A drug trafficker believed to be connected to the 1995 murder of “the Football Gentleman,” soccer star Andres Escobar, is in police custody, according...

Colombian Bridge Collapse Kills Ten Workers, Injures Eight

At least 10 construction workers died in Colombia on Monday after the bridge they were working on near capital city Bogota collapsed. Colombian Civil Defence...

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...

Colombia Sends 55 Tons of Ham to Venezuela Amid Holiday Shortage

Colombia, seeking to smooth over some holiday sadness in its South American neighbor Venezuela, has sent two trucks packed with ham — a traditional...

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The Politically Correct Language Police Arrive in Colombia!

Last week in Bogota, Judge Luis Octavio Mora Bejarano, ordered mayor Enrique Peñalosa to change the city’s slogan from “Bogotá mejor para todos” (Bogota...

The latest threat to peace in Colombia: Congress

The peace process in Colombia has reached a new landmark. On Nov. 30, both houses of Congress approved a bill establishing an alternative criminal...

El Dorado Expansion Adds to Colombia’s Biggest Airport

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday opened the new international wing of El Dorado the country’s most important airport. The new wing cost approximately...