Medellin website releases app for visitors

Medellin Living has released a free iPhone app for visitors to Colombia’s second largest city, the travel and expat website announced on Tuesday. The free app, approved for release by Apple on Monday, allows visitors and residents...

Medellin’s homeless return ‘home’ after World Urban Forum ends

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Soccer legend Carlos Valderrama heads Colombian tourism campaign

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Colombian President Visits Coffee Farming Town

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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...

Dinosaurs, coral reefs and giant bubbles: Welcome to Medellin’s Parque Explora

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Santos provides 1,000 police officers for Medellin

Medellin received 1,000 police officers on Tuesday, in a ceremony officiated by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon. “More police officers and a stronger security presence are some of goals...

Medellin’s architecture gems: Palacio Nacional

Medellin´s National Palace may give the image of an ancient palace, full of antiques and relics of a by-gone royal family. However the beautiful palace has been converted into a shopping center, full to...

Bucaramanga: Colombia’s Hidden Retirement Haven

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Syria freedom fighters, Russia punks to feature in Colombia documentary festival

Colombian cities Bogota, Medellin, Barranquilla, and Cartagena will be screening critically acclaimed national and international documentaries as part of the Ambulante Documentary Film Festival.  Between August 26 and September 21, the Ambulante Documentary Film Festival brings a selection of...

Dreaming of whales off the Pacific coast

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Colonial Shipwrecks of Colombia: Cartagena de Indias

National Geographic Grantee and Texas State University Research Faculty Frederick “Fritz” Hanselmann and a top-notch team of archaeologists from Colombia and the United States are leading an expedition to locate and document historic shipwrecks...

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Any tour of Colombia’s second city Medellin should include a visit to the charismatic Parque de los Deseos, or Park of Desires. Located at the feet of the Universidad metro station in Medellin’s northern zone,...

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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,...

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