Yes, You Can Leave The North America Bubble

I resisted moving to South America, as much as I enjoyed my time there during my mini-lives over the past several years. But yesterday, after selling or giving away all of my stuff, I moved...

LAN Offers $400 Flights to Kick off Service from Miami to Bogota, Colombia

Colombia is one of our emerging hotspots for 2012, so we were excited to learn that LAN Colombia just began offering four flights a week between Miami International Airport and Bogota, Colombia. And if...

Cali teen pregnancy drops 31% since 2005: Govt

Health authorities in Colombia’s third largest city are welcoming figures that show a marked drop in the rate of teen pregnancy in the last 8 years. The post Cali teen pregnancy drops 31% since 2005:...

Foreigners Are Finally Realizing That Colombia Is A Great Place To Visit

Once a byword for danger, Colombia is fast becoming one of Latin America's most diverse and welcoming destinations, says Tom Feiling. In 2007, I met a pilot whose job it was to spray exfoliants on...

Colombia’s improving image ‘attracting more conventions’

Colombia is doing well attracting international conferences due to its improved image but there is still room for growth, according to an industry expert. Maria Jose Alvez, Latin America Regional Director for the International Congress...

Medellin’s former mayor sees political rights restored

The State Council on Thursday overturned a 12-year ban from office of the former mayor of Medellin who in 2011 had accused an aspiring successor of ties to criminal gangs while legally impeded to...

Burglars ransack Medellin house searching for ‘secret’ Pablo Escobar cache

Two armed men ransacked a home next to Pablo Escobar’s former residence in central Medellin on Thursday, searching for a cache of money or weapons left behind by the legendary leader of the infamous Medellin...

Medellin Architecture Gems: Palace of Fine Arts

The Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes), designed and built in 1925, is a classic building among a mixture of modern homes on one of the busiest and, in the past, most...

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...

Latin America’s biggest fashion show returns to Medellin

Colombiamoda – considered Latin America’s biggest fashion event – will return for its 23rd edition, showcasing influential local and international designers in front of more than 62,000 expected visitors. The fashion show, also known as...

Madonna adds Medellin to world tour

Pop singer Madonna will include Medellin in her 2012 world tour, the artist’s website confirmed Monday. Colombia’s second largest city was one of five additional tour dates announced in Latin America. The pop diva also...

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...

New TRYP by Wyndham Hotel Opens in Bogotá

TRYP Bogotá Embajada Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with over 7,170 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the opening of the newly constructed, 250-room TRYP by Wyndham...

UN’s World Urban Forum begins in Medellin Saturday

The seventh session of the World Urban Forum, started Saturday, is set to discuss a wide range of urban issues facing the world today in Colombia’s second largest city and 2013′s most innovative city...

Colombia Travel: Visiting With Children

My wife, our two boys, and I are riding a state-of-the-art gondola up the side of a mountain on a gloriously sunny afternoon. We’re chatting in fractured Spanglish with some Colombian students. But we’re...

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...

$1.2M spent to restore Casa Museo Bolivar

Restoration at Colombia’s Casa Museo Bolivar, where Latin American independence hero Simon Bolivar lived during the last months of his life, has been completed, with a final price tag of $1.2 million, according to...

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VOA Latin America Interviews Ivan Duque

Colombian President Ivan Duque, interviewed Saturday by VOA's Latin America Division, discussed the battle against the National Liberation Army in Venezuela and strengthening his...

PriceSmart Declares Dividend, Announces Expansion

PriceSmart declared a US$0.70 per share dividend at the company's 2019 annual meeting of stockholders held on January 30, 2019, in San Diego. A $0.35...

Colombia Military Kills Dissident Militant Leader

Colombia’s military says it has killed a militant leader who refused to adhere to a peace accord his rebel group and the government agreed...

Colombia Denies Entry to Over 200 Venezuelan Supporters Of Maduro

Colombian authorities have banned over 200 Venezuelan officials and supporters of President Nicolas Maduro from entering the country amid the escalating political crisis in...

UN Condemns Bogota Terrorist Attack And Urges International Support For Justice For Victims

The United Nations is urging its members to "actively cooperate" with Colombian authorities in their efforts to bring to justice those responsible for last...

Cuba Will Adhere to Protocol after Breakdown of Colombia-ELN Peace Talks

Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, reiterated, through his official Twitter account, that Cuba will act in strict respect for the Peace...

Colombia Tells Cuba There Are No Agreements That Protect Terrorism

The Colombian government told Cuba on Monday there are no agreements that protect terrorism and so repeated its request that the Caribbean island hand...

Terror cannot be the seed of peace, Bogota cardinal says after car bomb

Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Bogota said that terror can never be the seed of justice and peace, following Thursday's car bomb attack at...

UN Secretary-General Condemns Car Bomb Attack In Colombia

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, condemned on Friday the bomb attack on Friday in the Colombian capital, Bogota, against a police...

President Duque calls on Colombians to march against terrorism on Sunday

On Twitter, President Ivan Duque called on all Colombains to March, this Sunday, in rejection of terrorism and in memory of the young people...

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