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 named among top 3 most innovative cities in the world

  Colombia's second city Medellin was ranked as one of the top three most innovative cities in the world, and is in the running for the number one spot along with Tel Aviv and New...

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...

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...

Grenade blast next to Medellin museum kills 1, injures at least 32

A grenade that exploded next to one of Medellin’s main tourist hotspots, the Museum of Antioquia, killed one local and injured at least 32. Local police ruled out a terrorist attack and said the explosive...

Medellin one of the best cities in Latin America to live in: study

Colombia’s second largest city, Medellin, has been judged one of the best cities in Latin American to live in, according to a recent “Smart Cities” study conducted by the Spanish technology multinational Indra.  The multinational...

Medellin taximeter: Security biggest issue in Colombia’s 2nd city

Spending four hours in a taxi in Medellin can teach you many things about the city. Not everything you hear may be true, but the taxi drivers betray a sentiment not visible at the...

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...

Medellin celebrates a decade of its annual Performing Arts festival

If you come across mimes and spontaneous dance recitals in the streets of Medellin over the next week, don’t be alarmed. It’s just Colombia’s second largest city celebrating its 10th annual Performing Arts Festival. With cultural...

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...

80,000 Medellin rail commuters stranded… again

Medellin commuters experienced chaos on Thursday after the closure of six Metro railway stations in the south of Colombia’s second biggest city, affecting about 80,000 people. This is the second big disruption to the line,...

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...

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...

Construction chief of collapsed Medellin building placed under house arrest

The construction chief of an apartment building in Medellin that collapsed and killed 11 last fall has been placed under house arrest while awaiting charges of criminal negligence, reported local media Wednesday. Carlos Ruiz reportedly...

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...

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...

Why Medellin, Colombia is a Great Retirement Spot

"This is your first trip to Colombia, and you've chosen to focus on Medellin? That will save you a lot of time,” our new friend remarked. “This is the place to be in this...

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