Downtown walking tour becomes Medellin’s top tourist activity

One of Medellin’s hottest attractions for tourists has become a walking tour through the city’s center, which in spite of its history and thriving culture is generally ignored by visitors. Medellin native Pablo Alvarez returned...

Cali gets ready for Greenland Festival

The Colombian city of Cali gets ready for fantastic lights and magnificent music during next month's Greenland Festival. The event, which mixes reggae and hiphop music with phenomenal light and firework displays, aims to unite...

Cali’s Cristo Rey statue

Colombia's third largest city Cali is best viewed from above. The vantage point from Cristo Rey, the country’s largest statue of Christ, is beautiful and well worth the trek for visitors to the city. The...

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...

Authorities foil ‘FARC’ bombing attempt on army HQ in Cali, Colombia

Authorities in Colombia’s western city of Cali, Valle del Cauca averted a bombing attempt on the Army’s Third Brigade headquarters, Colombian media reported on Friday. Valle del Cauca Three men suspected of belonging to Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC,...

6 Medellin businesses form alliance to compete with FTA constraints in Colombia

Six Colombian companies have formed an alliance to combat the constraints of infrastructure and the competitive challenges of Colombia’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with other nations, national media reported on Sunday. In Colombia’s second largest city, Medellin, six...

Why Air Travel in Latin America is So Expensive

TODAY COLOMBIA - Insufficient development of low-cost airlines is the main reason why international travel within Latin America is so much more expensive than doing so in Europe and Asia. A report published by The...

Colombia Facebook community rights wrongs of stingy politician, makes girl smile

A Colombian Facebook community went off the internet and sent its administrator on an epic journey to deliver a computer to a young girl who had been given an almost antique machine in a failed PR stunt...

Colombia arrests Mexican with 1.4kg of cocaine in breast implants

Colombia Reports The National Police arrested a Mexican woman who was preparing to travel to her native country with three pounds of cocaine in her breast implants at the airport, informed authorities Thursday. The convict, Patricia Guadalupe Luin, was in...

Medellin Flower Festival 2014: Everything you need to know

Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city, has released the program for its annual Flower Festival, one of the city’s most important cultural festivals of the year. The festival will run between August 1 and August 10, and is...

2013 Was A Year of Growth In Tourism For Colombia

Minister of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism, Santiago Rojas Arroyo, upheld that average growth maintained itself this year, like the three previous years. Colombia will reach the goal of four million international travelers, keeping in...

A beacon for Medellin’s homeless addicts from the abyss of crack

Medellin’s homeless population tends to be very hidden unless you are downtown, walking along the Medellin river, or in one of the city’s two homeless attention centers. Maria Pilar Messino is the coordinator and a social...

Top 5 cities to light up Colombia’s Christmas

The city lights of Colombia’s urban centers cannot compare to the dramatic transformation that takes place during Christmas time, when people’s festive cheer takes the form of millions of lights in all shapes, forms...

Over 120 injured in agrarian strikes: Interior Ministry

Colombia’s Ministry of Interior announced that more than 120 people have been injured as a result of recent confrontations between protesters and riot police during the ongoing nationwide agrarian strikes. According to the Interior Minister...

Reasons Why You Should Head to Colombia

C OLOMBIA NEWS -- Don’t believe the hype. If you use some common sense, you’ll be fine on the streets of Colombia. Over the past 10 years, the crime rate has decreased, kidnappings are at...

Colombian movie actress released from jail

The actress from a critically acclaimed Colombian movie was released from prison after serving 12 years behind bars for homicide, the movie’s director said on Thursday. Leidy Tabares, one of the few actors from the...

Cali salsa; a history of slaves, Cuban bands and Mexican cinema

A history of slavery, Cuban music, Mexican movies, foreign radio broadcasts, a disciplined collecting of vinyl records, and sounds from New York City all were key in the history of salsa in Cali and how Colombia’s...

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10 Mental Health Care Center Employees Arrested for Abusing Disabled Children

Colombian police have arrested ten people after they found children with disabilities who were being abused inside of a clinic run by the government. The...

Colombian Army Burns 814 Kgs of “High-Quality” Marijuana in Middle of Town

In Colombia, the seizure and subsequent destruction of 814 kilos of ‘cripy’ marijuana in the town of Florencia, Caquetá led to non-stop calls to...

Colombia In Top Ten in Expat Destinations in 2017

Colombia was chosen as the eight best country to live abroad, according to a survey conducted by expat resource website InterNations. InterNations reports surveying more...

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...