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...

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 while living in the country off and on from 2003...

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...

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...

Only Women and Children Live in This War-Torn Villa

In Colombia’s mountainous northwest, three hours’ walk from the closest town over paths haunted by guerrillas, lies the village of La Puria. It’s home to around a hundred indigenous Emberá Katío people. In their...

Cali, Colombia: Caught in the Criminal Crossfire

COLOMBIA JOURNAL -- The massacre of eight people on a ranch in the outskirts of Cali -- Colombia's third-largest city and the second-most violent in the country -- has raised alarm over the presence...

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...

The Medellin Tranvía (Tram)

The tranvia (tram) will complement an integrated system that will eventually link Medellín to all nine of its satellite cities. The idea of a tram was first floated during Fajardo’s 2004-‘07 mayoral term, with formal...

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...

Woman Busted in Spain for Cocaine in Breast Implants

(CNN) -- She arrived on a suspicious flight. Her story didn't sound right. And then there was the blood ... under her breasts. An airport security check in Spain led to an operating table for...

Starter Kit to Colombia: Bogota

Two words usually come to mind when we picture Colombia: unfortunately, they are "Pablo" and "Escobar." The notorious drug lord, however, has been dead since 1993, and key parts of his homeland have now...

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...

Marriott Plans to Open New Property in Cali, Colombia

For the first quarter of 2014, Grupo Poma is expected to inaugurate it's Marriott hotel in Cali, which would have 180 rooms, bringing the company's total number of rooms in Colombia to 800 under...

Colombian Navy Supports Scientific Expedition in the Antarctic

  TODAY COLOMBIA (Dialogo Americas) The Colombian Navy is providing logistical, operational, and scientific support – and its largest and most sophisticated ship – for 20 researchers conducting the country’s first scientific expedition to the...

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...

Colombia: Hay Festival in Cartagena – a city with heart, soul and style

Cartagena must be the most beautiful colonial-style settlement in the Caribbean. No wonder the literary elite will be back in January for the Hay Festival. Via telegraph.co.uk/travel/TodayColombia Birdwatching has never been high on my list of...

Twenty reasons to visit Bogota

Monserrate To get your bearings and to glimpse Bogota's scale (it's home to 8 million people and, in South America, only Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City and Buenos Aires are bigger), head up...

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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...

Drug trafficking and organized crime, agenda topics with the United States

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis met with Colombia’s defense minister on Friday to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Colombia,...

Colombians Told ‘No Sex’ In The Afternoon. It’s Too Darn Hot!

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

Ivan Duque, who finished first in the second round of the Colombian presidential vote, said that he would respect the peace accords with the...

Ivan Duque Wins Colombian Presidential Elections

President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia’s political establishment and laid bare...

Colombia Aiming For Best-ever World Cup

(AFP) Colombia will not take struggling Japan for granted when the two sides meet in their World Cup opener in Saransk, on Tuesday (June...

Fajardo’s Party Leaning Towards Supporting Leftist Petro

Now that the right-wing Ivan Duque will face the center-left Gustavo Petro in the second round of the Colombian presidential elections, the Alternative Democratic...

Ivan Duque and Gustavo Petro Go To Runoff

With nearly all ballots counted in Sunday's first round, Ivan Duque was leading with 39.7% ahead of Gustavo Petro on 24.8%. Former Medellin Mayor...

Colombia to be NATO’s first Latin American global partner

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will next week formally join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, making it the only Latin American nation in the alliance,...