Colombia No. 6 in IL’s “The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2018”

“Where should I retire?” This is the question we hear most often at International Living, and every January we give you our most definitive answer in the form of International Living's Annual Global Retirement...

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...

Medellin’s 12th annual film festival focuses on sound in cinema

If you’re in Medellin from August 25 to 29 you’ll be spoiled for choice as the city is offering free entry to a range of inspirational films and documentaries representing Colombia’s diverse culture as part of Medellin’s 12th...

Palacio Cultural Rafael Uribe Uribe – Central

Built in 1925 as the administrative home of Antioquia, the “Palacio de la Cultura Rafael Uribe Uribe” (Cultural Palace), has hosted some of Colombia’s most important political moments and is now a cultural center. Visible...

Accident in Colombia mine leaves at least 4 dead, 95 poisoned by gas

An explosion at a mine in western Antioquia on Friday has resulted in at least 4 deaths and 95 cases of poisoning from toxic gases, national media reported Saturday. Several miners apparently remain trapped...

One person dead after downtown Medellin explosion

A homeless man was killed after a small explosive went off that he was allegedly trying to plant by a police station in Medellin on Sunday, according to local media. The explosion occurred late Sunday...

Minister of defense backs Colombia courts on army recruitment violations

Colombia’s minister of defense stood by a court order demanding that the Colombian Army’s to bring its recruitment program into compliance with the law, in a statement made Wednesday. Speaking at a City Council meeting...

Medellin architecture gems: Egyptian Palace

Built in 1928, the Egyptian Palace or Egyptian House is an unlikely gem within a typical line of ordinary Medellin houses.  To say the Egyptian Palace looks out of place would be an understatement. In...

Medellin metro reopens

Medellin announced on Monday afternoon that the city’s mass transit system was running its full course once again, after ten days closure for maintenance. Medellin transit officials announced that the southern tract of the metro...

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...

Juan Carlos Velez

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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...

Introducing Medellin’s tackiest nightclub, ‘My Sweet Jesus’

COLOMBIA NEWS - Medellin’s Dulce Jesus Mio, or “My Sweet Jesus” in English, is quite possibly the tackiest nightclub in town. Covered in neon lights, with an excess of dolls, plastic trinkets, and colorful underwear...

Colombia Transitional Justice board sentences 8 paramilitaries to prison

The Medellin Board of Transitional Justice sentencing eight demobilized paramilitaries from the AUC’s Elmer Cardenas bloc to prison for over 130 crimes committed between 1996 and 2004, local media reported Tuesday. The offenses referred to...

Recently released Escobar hitman embroiled in slander battle with Medellin businessman

Less than one week after being released after 23 years in prison, the former hitman of slaindrug lord Pablo Escobar has found himself involved in a heated legal battle with a top Medellin businessman. MORE: Pablo Escobar´s hitman...

Medellin’s architecture gems: Antioquia Train Station

The historic Antioquia Train Station is located close to Aplujarra Metro Station, and marks the epi-centre of Medellin’s trading history. Declared a national monument in 1996 for its historical value to the city and the...

Medellin gang members sentenced over 2013 mass urban displacement

Ten members of a Medellin gang were sentenced to eight years and nine months in prison over the forced displacement of 286 people in 2013, local media reported Wednesday. The members of “La Loma” gang...

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In Colombia’s coffee-producing region of Risaralda, small trees run along the sharp incline of the Andes Mountains, carefully tended in tidy rows. Thousands of...

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Referendum on Proposed Anti-Corruption Laws Falls Short in Colombia

A set of anti-corruption initiatives in Colombia failed to attract the required number of votes Sunday, despite earning nearly 100 percent support of the...

Venezuelan women turn to sex work in Colombia

Venezuelan women are being driven into the sex trade in Colombia in order to survive, a Sky News investigation has found. Scores of women were...

Venezuelan economic crisis tears families as they flee into Colombia

Crowds of families sit with their cases and bags underneath the trees on the border with Colombia and Venezuela. One woman with tears streaming down...

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...

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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

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