Colombia Living In… The World’s Most Welcoming Countries

TODAY COLOMBIA TRAVEL (By Lindsey Galloway, BBC.com) Colombia is among five places, according to BBC.com, expats will likely be greeted with a warm welcome, a helping hand and a friendly smile. The BBC.com reports says...

Viva Colombia to begin flights from Miami to Bogota, Medellin in December

TODAY COLOMBIA TRAVEL - More options for flying to Colombia are on tap. Low-cost carrier Viva Colombia plans to begin nonstop service between Miami and Medellin starting December 2, followed by service to Bogota...

Medellin wants Pablo Escobar’s old home to become security headquarters, neighbors say no

Colombia Reports Medellin’s Security Secretary had its eye on moving his office to the previous home of slain drug lord Pablo Escobar, but local opposition put a halt to his plans. After the neighbors of the Monaco building reaffirmed their opposition...

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...

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...

Juan Carlos Velez

Colombia Reports NewsJuan Carlos VelezMarch shows lack of support for Colombia peace talks: SenatorColombian VP allegedly at odds with SantosVP allegedly undermines Santos on potential constitutional amendmentWill the U Party survive the Santos-Uribe feud? Medellin mayoral...

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...

The church that towers over Medellin’s northeast

The Divine Mercy church is a stunning neo-Gothic icon that towers over northeastern Medellin from the Manrique neighborhood. Built between 1921 and 1931 when the surrounding area was still largely uninhabited, the Divine Mercy parish now rests on a dense urban settlement at the entry...

Medellin crime lord gets house arrest just in time for Christmas

Another top boss of the Oficina de Envigado, considered one of the most powerful criminal organizations in Colombia, has been released from prison and put on house arrest over the weekend. A judge from Valledupar, a city...

Western Colombia isolated from rest of the country amid ELN threats

Transport companies halted operations between Medellin and the western Colombian state of Choco for Tuesday after the country’s second largest leftist rebel group, the ELN, had ordered a shutdown of operations on that day. The...

Pablo Escobar’s death house for sale again

The Medellin house where infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar was killed is being advertised for sale again. The five-bedroom house in the western part of Colombia’s second largest city is being sold by U. based rental...

Top Medellin crime lord walks free after judge finds no arrest warrant

One of the alleged leaders of Medellin crime syndicate Oficina de Envigado was arrested by the authorities on Sunday, only to be released a couple of hours later after it turned out there was no arrest warrant...

A preview of Medellin’s 2014 Christmas lights

Colombia’s second largest city, Medellin, is expecting to have the biggest explosion of lights in the 50 years existence of the city’s extravagant Christmas tradition. Susprising or not, Christmas has put Medellin on the map for many years...

Snowmen in the tropics; Medellin turns white after torrential hail storm

Colombia’s second largest city Medellin stopped being the “city of eternal spring” for an hour on Wednesday after a torrential hail storm covered parts of the city in ice, while causing dozens of emergencies...

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...

ELN releases video of armed guerrillas patrolling Medellin

Colombia’s second largest rebel group, the ELN, has released a video in which heavily armed guerrillas are seen patrolling neighborhoods in the periphery of Medellin.  PROFILE: ELN The video shows 10 heavily armed guerrillas walking around in an...

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...

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