Iberia airlines to expand weekly flights between Spain, Colombia

Spain’s Iberia airline announced that the company will be expanding its weekly flights between Madrid and Colombia’s capital, Bogota to take advantage of increasing business and tourist travel national media reported on Monday. Beginning in...

Colombian President Visits Coffee Farming Town

Picture taken on February 6. Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos greets a boy during a visit to Chinchina, Caldas province in this photo taken February 6, 2013. With one hand on the wheel of a 1940s...

Sudden rise in killings threatens Cali’s praised public security progress

Following a year-long steady drop, the homicide rate in Colombia’s third city Cali increased with a vengeance, threatening the impressive improvements in crime reductions the city had shown only months ago. When President Juan Manuel...

Medellin murder rates drop 34% in 1st half of 2014

Homicides during the first half of 2014 fell by over a third in Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city, according to a recent report. As of July 1, there were 368 violent deaths in Medellin this year,...

20 Reasons To Visit Colombia

By Jeanine Barone, Huffington Post Colombia has made all the headlines recently, but, yet again, for all the wrong reasons. And before this bout of bad press, what else do we associate with Colombia, aside...

The Channel 4 effect: Medellin police closes child sex exploitation venues

Following pressure over ongoing sexual exploitation of children in the city, Medellin’s mayor announced on Wednesday that a police crackdown has saved 16 children from sexual exploitation. The children under the age of 14 were saved from...

Medellin’s Water Museum

Medellin's Water Museum traces the importance of water from the inception of life on planet earth, through to the present and on into the future. medellin's water museum medellin's water museum medellin's water museum medellin's...

Starting in 2016, You May Need An eTA To Fly To Or Transit Through...

TODAY COLOMBIA - Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Entry...

Bogotá Celebrates 479th!

TODAY COLOMBIA - Bogota is 479 years old today, Sunday, August 6, 2017. Colombia's major city will be celebrating with parades during the day and fireworks at night. And given that the 8th is...

Ex-paramilitary leader ‘Don Berna’ charged with a further 20 crimes

Former paramilitary leader “Don Berna” has been charged with an additional 20 crimes by a Medellin court chamber in charge of investigating crimes committed by the now-demobilized AUC. Diego Fernando Murillo, alias “Don Berna,” was...

Colombia court throws man in prison over slanderous comment on news website

Colombia’s Supreme Court sentenced a Cali citizen to a year and a half in prison over a slanderous comment the man had left on a local news website. The decision establishes a law that might force users of...

Mojito: The Drink That Fuels Cartagena

COLOMBIA TRAVEL -- When you are in Cartagena, it is hot and sometimes it is quite hard to get out of bed and convince yourself to do something in the heat of the day....

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, and US Air have gone away, with new ones like...

Colombia Charges Canadians A Reciprocity Fee

NO FEE applies for travel to Cartagena, San Andres,Providencia and Santa Catalina TODAY COLOMBIA - If you are a Canadian and planning to visit Colombia, take note unless you headed to the tourist areas of...

Bucaramanga: Colombia’s Hidden Retirement Haven

Colombia is the Western Hemisphere’s economic rising star and one of the world’s emerging economic leaders. This country’s economy grew by 5.9 percent in 2011 (compared with 1.8 percent in the U.S. and 2.7...

Federico Gutierrez

Colombia Reports NewsFederico Gutierrez Medellin Mayor-elect Federico Gutierrez is a civil engineer by trade who has taken part in the politics of Colombia’s second largest city for more than a decade. Tweets by @FicoGutierrez // Gutierrez was born...

30 Medellin buildings under inspection for structural problems after ‘Space’ towers collapse

A range of Medellin construction projects using “hyper optimization” – a fast, cheap and resource efficient way of building assembly – have almost all recently had serious quality problems leading to collapses and evacuations. Ten...

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US Navy Hospital Ship to Deploy to Colombia

The United States is sending a U.S. Navy hospital ship to Colombia to help treat some of the hundreds of thousands of people who...

Drug trafficking and organized crime, agenda topics with the United States

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis met with Colombia’s defense minister on Friday to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Colombia,...

Colombians Told ‘No Sex’ In The Afternoon. It’s Too Darn Hot!

It’s been a sweltering summer in many parts of the world, with millions scrambling for ways to cool off. On Wednesday, the 600,000 residents...

‘We apologize’: former Colombia FARC rebels seek forgiveness at tribunal

Former rebel FARC commanders in Colombia have appeared at a historic tribunal where for the first time they were made to answer for kidnappings...

Colombian President-Elect Pledges to Maintain Peace Accords With FARC Rebels

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

Ivan Duque Wins Colombian Presidential Elections

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...

Colombia Aiming For Best-ever World Cup

(AFP) Colombia will not take struggling Japan for granted when the two sides meet in their World Cup opener in Saransk, on Tuesday (June...

Fajardo’s Party Leaning Towards Supporting Leftist Petro

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,...