Colombia To Invest More In Education If Peace Deal Reached

  TODAY COLOMBIA | Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced Thursday that his government will invest more money to allow expanded free university education once a peace deal with rebels is reached. There would be sufficient...

Baby girl becomes Colombia’s first child with two mothers

For the first time in Colombia’s history, a toddler was registered as the child of two women, a controversial victory for gay rights activists in the predominantly Catholic country. The seven-month-old girl is the natural child...

New Colombian Vessel to Help Develop Magdalena River Area

The Science and Technology Corporation for Development of the Naval, Maritime and Riverine Industry of Colombia (COTECMAR) is using its wide-ranging experience in the Defense sector to build a River Pusher Craft to aid...

Talks for Peace in Colombia Continue in Havana

TODAY COLOMBIA (Prensa Latina) Peace delegations of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) and the government of Juan Manuel Santos will resume talks here today, to find a political solution to the...

The ‘Last Capo’ of Medellin and Evolution of the ‘Oficina’

TODAY COLOMBIA - Colombia has heralded the capture of the "last great capo" of Medellin mafia the "Oficina de Envigado," but such labels no longer match the reality of an evolved criminal network that...

Netflix To Block VPN Users in Colombia

  TODAY COLOMBIA - How many times have you searched Netflix and couldn't find the movie you wanted to see, not because you couldn't find what you like, but because it is not available in...

Mystery woman from Colombia replaces ‘El Chapo’ as DEA’s most wanted

Following the arrest of Mexico drug mogul “El Chapo,” the most important alleged drug lord wanted by the DEA is a mystery woman from Colombia. According to the DEA’s most wanted list, the woman is most likely called...

A Brief History of Violence in Colombia

Colombia is a young country, it has no more than 300 years of history. Before the Discovery and Conquest by Cristóbal Colón in 1492, a large number of indigenous tribes inhabited the territory. They...

Colombia Named The Happiest In The World. Again.

TODAY COLOMBIA - The results of WIN/Gallup International Association's annual global end of the year survey are in, and the happiest country in the world is... COLOMBIA! The survey, released Thursday, polled 66,040 people from...

Must-Try Traditional Colombian Foods

TODAY COLOMBIA by bogotastic ·When I travel, more than sightseeing, I love to eat. Eating the national dishes of the country when traveling tell me much more about its people and its culture then...

How to Break Free of the Drugs-Conflict Nexus in Colombia

TODAY COLOMBIA - After nearly 80 years of war, Colombia is on the cusp of closing a historic peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC), the...

Homicides in Colombia down 5% in 2015

Homicides in Colombia dropped for the sixth consecutive year, according to the South American country’s chief of police. The director of the National Police, General Rodolfo Palomino told press on Monday that the total number of...

76 injured in north Colombia bullfights

  Some 76 people have been injured in popular bullfights that are part of Colombia’s coastal town festivals. Some 50 people were injured in the town of Caucasia and another 26 in Turbaco. Both towns are celebrating their...

Miss Colombia on Miss Universe flap: ‘It was very humiliating’

TODAY COLOMBIA (CNN) Miss Colombia says it's no coincidence you haven't heard her talk much about her experience winning -- and losing -- the Miss Universe crown. "I was disconnected. I haven't received phone...

Colombia Legalizes Medical Marijuana

TODAY COLOMBIA (AP) — Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree on Tuesday December 22, legalizing the growing and sale of marijuana for medical purposes, a dramatic shift in a country long identified...

Starting in 2016, You May Need An eTA To Fly To Or Transit Through...

TODAY COLOMBIA - Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Entry...

Armed Forces Cooperate with Civilian Agencies to Battle Fires across Colombia

The wave of fires that began in July and continues to plague Colombia has already destroyed 101,000 hectares in 504 municipalities. With 4,000 conflagrations detected, and that number growing daily, Colombia is facing one...

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‘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,...

Pablo Escobar’s Former Hit Man “Popeye” Arrested In Medellin

From a "repentant Popeye", he went on to "Popeye imprisoned", Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, the self-proclaimed former sicario (hitman) for Pablo Escobar, was arrested...

Colombia’s presidential election: another referendum on the peace deal?

On Sunday, May 27, Colombians will head to the polls to elect a new president. At play in this year’s election are a range...

Colombia invited to join OECD; third Latin American member with Mexico and Chile

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced on Friday that Colombia would be officially invited to join the group. The Paris-based economic...