21 Reasons Colombians Are Happy

1. Megadiversity Colombia is considered the second most biodiverse country in the world (following Brazil) and the most biodiverse per square kilometer. While only covering 0.8% of the globe’s surface it manages to be house...

Ex-Miss Colombia Goes Nude (VIDEO)

For the second time, ex-Miss Colombia Michelle Rouillard decided to ignore protocol and do exactly what she's not supposed to do: pose nude in a magazine. The 26-year-old beauty from Popayan will be appearing in...

Colombia exports nearly all of the coffee it grows!

Colombia exports nearly all of the coffee it grows - and imports 80 to 90% of the coffee it drinks. This paradoxical situation has been the source of much angst and even protests by Colombians,...

Escorbar Family Loses Bid To Trademark

This brand threatens morals, public order and the law   Pablo Escobar is a name that still stirs strong emotions 20 years after his death. The Colombia drug lord ran a vast cocaine empire, ordered thousands...

How Coca Leaf Became Colombia’s New Superfood

No other plant in human history has been as demonized as coca. In 1961, it was placed on the Schedule I list at the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, which stated that "The...

Children, Sex and Gangs in Medellin

In the slums of Medellin, Colombia, adolescent girls have become the spoils of war and merchandise for criminal gangs; they are raped, abused, trafficked and even have their virginities auctioned off to the highest...

Cali Gets Its First Double-Decker Tour Bus

Starting November, a double-decker bus will start rolling the streets of cali, offering city tours to locals and visitors. The bus, sits 80 and convertible, will make morning, afternoon and evening trips at a price...

Cartagena begins independence celebration

The Caribbean city of Cartagena initiates its monumental month-long independence celebration, including floats, parades, music, the customary and the "Battle of the Flowers" parade that will last throughout November. The Caribbean city that already attracts...

Colombia Is Set For “Breaking Bad” Series in Spanish

Though the idea of a homegrown methamphetamine empire in the hemisphere’s cocaine capital seems dissonant, the producers stuck with the plot point. Bogota, Colombia, will be the set for the Spanish version of "Breaking Bad",...

Education of former child soldiers is still a big hurdle in Colombia

In Colombia, as in other war-town countries, access to education is one of the most often requested means of support by former child soldiers. Seventy percent of the former child soldiers have only a fifth...

Colombian prostitute embroiled in Secret Service sex scandal says ‘I’m not to blame for...

The Colombian escort at the center of the Secret Service scandal has revealed more sordid details of the night President Obama’s men paid her for sex at a hotel. Speaking from Madrid, Spain where she...

Colombia Getting Naked for Education

Nudity and education don't usually mix - at least when book education is concerned. But today public university students grabbed the public and media's attention by marching half-naked down Ave. Septima. The marchers in what...

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 for many of the 17.1 million unsafe abortions performed globally...

Colombia’s Risky Peace Gambit

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Colombia was a global murder capital held hostage by warring drug cartels. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, it looked like a potential failed state. These days, it...

Colombia: Drug Turns Victims Into Zombies. Men and Foreigners in Danger.

Criminals are using narcotics like scopolamine to drug victims so they’ll hand over belongings and money. Criminals want to turn people into zombies in the Andean nation. In 2012, the National Police counted more than...

Colombia: The virgin auctions in Pablo Escobar’s home town

Behind Medellin's cosmopolitan façade, the town's street gangs entrap girls as young as 10 then sell them to the highest bidder It is a phrase now commonly heard in the hillside slums of Medellin, Colombia:...

The Virgin Auctions: Colombian Street Gangs Sell Young Girls

Colombian street gangs are recruiting girls as young as ten in a sickening trade that sees their virginities auctioned off to drug barons and foreign tourists. The youngsters are plucked from the slums - or...

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TODAY COLOMBIA (Cntraveler) - In 2008, Colombia's tourism board launched a series of commercials touting the country's natural and cultural wonders. In them, visitors...

Colombia: how universities can help to build lasting peace

After more than 50 years of conflict, the recent peace agreement in Colombia marks a historic ceasefire between the government and rebel groups. It...

Colombia: Is Cocoa The New Cocaine?

38,000 Colombian families will now work together as a new company called María del Campo, which will operate under a similar business model of...

Colombia: Gold or Water?

Moors are one of the most important ecosystems in Colombia due to the fact that they are the main producers of drinkable water for...

A Portrait of Colombia in 26 Gorgeous Polaroids

(San Francisco) Bay Area photographer Matthew O’Brien documented Colombia from his unique vantage as a long-time visitor, straddling the line between traveler and insider...

Colombia: People suffer high levels of violence despite peace process

Violence remains a major problem for a large part of Colombia’s population, despite the end of the conflict with the FARC-EP, according to a...

Canada and Colombia will establish a “bilateral police initiative”

Colombia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning president, Juan Manuel Santos, thanked Canadians Monday for their support of his country’s peace process – support that was bolstered...

CIA Investigated Whether Hitler Survived World War II And Moved To Colombia

¿Dónde está el Führer? A newly declassified document from the CIA claims that Adolf Hitler apparently survived World War II and lived in Colombia for several...

Colombia’s Indigenous March to Demand Government Comply with Peace Accord

The time for talking is over, Colombia’s Indigenous communities have said, as they mobilize to demand the government adhere to the terms of the...

How Coca Leaf Became Colombia’s New Superfood

No other plant in human history has been as demonized as coca. In 1961, it was placed on the Schedule I list at the United...