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...

Colombia’s President Santos Admits that His Government Has Run out of Money

The Colombian Federation of Education Workers began a strike this week in hopes of improving wages and bonuses for educators, but Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos said he doesn’t approve. Trade union members said that...

Banco de Bogotá launchs chain of supermarket mini-branches

  Banco de Bogotá has partnered with Colombian supermarket chain La 14 to install correspondent banking locations within its stores. Each point of service, known locally as a “corresponsal,” will serve as mini-branch that allows customers to make payments, withdrawals, deposits,...

Trump ‘Aims To Slash Aid to Colombia’

  US President Donald Trump has proposed US Congress to cut economic aid to Colombia by 21.1% from $133 million to $105 million, according to Foreign Policy magazine. While this would be a sizable cut, it would...

Cali and Bogota Rank Among Top Five Places to Buy Real Estate Overseas

TODAY COLOMBIA - In its annual outlook, a Panama-based publication recently ranked the best global locations to buy real estate this year, and two of the largest cities in Colombia — the “irresistible” Cali...

Hilton Medellín Hotel Planned to Open in Colombia’s Second City in 2019

TODAY COLOMBIA - Hilton has partnered with Colombian construction company Constructora Colpatria on a franchise license agreement to build the new multi-million hotel Hilton Medellín. According to the U.S.-based hospitality leader, the 25-story, 206-room development...

Amazon Web Services Opens Office in Bogotá

TODAY COLOMBIA - Amazon Web Services has opened its first office in Bogotá. This makes Colombia home to another Latin American office established by the online retail giant’s cloud services arm, with the first...

Colombia, Central America and the needle trade

TODAY COLOMBIA - Two Colombian textile and apparel sector companies are expanding in Central America, with the expectation of creating some new 1,700 jobs, mostly in Nicaragua, the result of a US$8 million investment...

Bogota Hit by Xenophobic Attacks on Chinese Merchants

TODAY COLOMBIA - In the heart of downtown Bogotá is the sector known as San Victorino. There the inhabitants of the Colombian capital can find all kinds of imported products at prices much lower...

Colombia, Latin America’s 4th Largest Economy: Prosperity Index

TODAY COLOMBIA - The Legatum Prosperity Index 2016 ranks Colombia as Latin America’s 4th largest economy. Overall Colombia ranks 72nd of 149 on the prosperity index., the Legatum reports says, despite positives in Colombia's economic...

Odebrecht Bribes in Colombia Passed through Panama

TODAY COLOMBIA (Prensa Latina) An investigation carried out by the Public Ministry of Panama, concerning a ghost company of Odebrecht provided information for the corruption scandal that shakes Colombia, publishes today daily La Estrella...

Colombian Exports Register Major Drop in 2016 as Fuel and Manufacturing Suffer

TODAY COLOMBIA - Colombia closed 2016 with a noticeable drop in exports in 2016, according to the National administrative Department of Statistics, having gone from US 35.6 billion to US $31 billion. Fuel reportedly registered the strongest...

So How’s That Medellin Tech Hub Going?

(TODAY COLOMBIA) By Colin, Expat-Chronicles - Around 2011 and 2012 the city of Medellin, Colombia began trying to bill itself as the Silicon Valley of Latin America. It is a wealthy city on Latin...

Colombia Eases Inflation in 2016 but Level Still Worrying at 5.75%

TODAY COLOMBIA - Colombia’s National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE), reported that inflation clocked in at 5.75% during 2016, a slight decrease compared to 2015, when the figure was 6.77%. Like many emerging market...

Colombia Mulls Hike In Value Added Tax (TAX)

(TODAY COLOMBIA) Colombia is due to hike its value-added tax (VAT) rate to 19 percent from 16 percent. The measure was included in a tax reform bill that was recently approved by Congress. The hike...

Colombia Announces Argentina-Style Price Controls on Food

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS - The Colombian government has signed an agreement with five major food warehouses in the country to impose price controls that freeze the price of red meat, fish, dairy, eggs, grains,...

Colombia Has South America’s Happiest Workforce

TODAY COLOMBIA  NEWS -- What motivates young professionals the most to leave one employer for another? And why does talent in one country appear to be happier and more loyal that of its neighbor? Global...

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Deadline Expires for Striking Avianca Pilots in Colombia

This Monday was the deadline for striking Avianca pilots, who are still in the process of being reinstated, to return to their jobs. Avianca, Colombia’s...

Tourists Face Being Thrown Out of Country On This ‘Hooker Holiday’

A risqué promotional video offers a drug-fuelled orgy offering unlimited sex with big-bottomed hookers in a “sex island experience” holiday in Colombia. The raunchy clip...

In Latin America, is there a link between abortion rights and democracy?

Three-quarters of all abortions in Latin America are performed illegally, putting the woman’s life at risk. Together with Africa and Asia, the region accounts...

Colombia Qualifies For World Cup 2018

Colombia qualified for next year’s World Cup on Tuesday after a dramatic last round of South American fixtures that also saw qaulity Uruguay and...

Who Are the Real Targets of Bogota’s Crackdown on Crime?

It was just before rush hour on Aug. 23, 2017, when the Bogota, Colombia, district police and SWAT squad came for the gangs of...

Corruption On The Rise in Latin America and the Caribbean

Corruption is a scourge that hurts ordinary people every day across the Americas. And when they speak out about it, far too often they...

Colombia President Signs Ceasefire Deal With ELN Rebels for 1st Time in History

A deal signed on Friday by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos marks a significant milestone in efforts to end political violence in South America...

Avianca Pilot’s Strike Continues After Talks Collapse

Talks to end a strike by the largest pilots’ union at Colombia’s flagship airline Avianca were suspended after failing to reach agreement on wages...

US Ambassador to Colombia Says FARC Hasn’t Earned Removal from List of Terrorist Organizations

The United States Ambassador to Colombia, Kevin Whitaker, doesn’t believe that the Revolutionary Armed Forces guerrilla has adequately complied with the agreement it made...

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,...