Medellin announces construction of new cable car line

Medellin Mayor Anibal Gaviria on Thursday announced the construction of a third cable car line that will expand the city’s public transport facilities to the northwest of the city. “We are going to construct the...

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...

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...

Over 120 injured in agrarian strikes: Interior Ministry

Colombia’s Ministry of Interior announced that more than 120 people have been injured as a result of recent confrontations between protesters and riot police during the ongoing nationwide agrarian strikes. According to the Interior Minister...

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

Hundreds of homeless people returned to the streets of Colombia’s second largest city after apparently being removed by authorities to leave a good impression while the city was hosting the UN’s World Urban Forum...

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...

Medellin cancels iconic flower festival horse parade

The organizers of Medellin’s flower festival, one of the city’s biggest cultural events of the year, announced on Wednesday that they have canceled the traditional horse parade, claiming a lack of support from the city...

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...

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: 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...

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...

Bomb attack on Medellin shelter kills 4 hours after homeless clash with police

Four homeless residents of Medellin were killed early Saturday morning when a bomb was detonated inside a shelter in the center of Colombia’s second largest city. A dozen were reported injured. Authorities blame drug dealers According...

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...

Monday night sushi in Medellin, Colombia: a 2-for-Wonderful treat

Monday can be a difficult day to eat out in Medellin, as this is the one night that many restaurants in the city close. Not only is Sushi House, located in Medellin’s leafy and...

Colombia’s low-cost airline VivaColombia introduces route to Ecuador

Colombia’s low-cost airline VivaColombia announced routes to the capital city Quito in Ecuador beginning in October, reported local media on Tuesday. VivaColombia, a low-cost Colombian airline, still needs the required certification and documents from both...

Main route closed between Medellin and Colombia’s Atlantic coast due to ‘FARC’ attack

The main transport route connecting Colombia’s second largest city, Medellin, with the nation’s Atlantic coast region has been closed since midnight Wednesday due to an infrastructure attack. Armed men allegedly from Colombia’s largest rebel group,...

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...

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‘No more camps,’ Colombia tells Venezuelans not to settle in tent city

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Colombia Struggles to Convict Killers of Women, Experts Say

A law aimed at reducing Colombia's female homicide rate — of three killings per day — has struggled to secure convictions as people tend...

Colombia: Over 40 Venezuelan women rescued from sex ring

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U.S. Military Targets Growing Russian and Chinese Influence in Latin America

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, returning from a trip to Colombia, said over the weekend that the Trump administration is...

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