Colombia In Top Ten in Expat Destinations in 2017

Colombia was chosen as the eight best country to live abroad, according to a survey conducted by expat resource website InterNations. InterNations reports surveying more than 12,500 expat members from 166 different nationalities to get...

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...

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 El Cartuchito, an area with a potent illicit drug trade...

What Of A Colombia Without All Those 0’s In Its Money?

The new to Colombia are often bewildered by all those zeros following the numbers 1 to 9 to in the local currency. I am still awed by figures in the tens, even hundreds of...

Colombians give Pope Francis rapturous welcome

BOGOTA -- At the start of his first full day in Colombia, Pope Francis urged Colombians to persevere on the path to reconciliation and reject violence despite an unpopular peace deal that has left...

The 30th “Week for Peace” coincides with the Pope’s visit “a friend of peace”

(Agenzia Fides) - The 2017 edition of the "Week for Peace", to be held in Colombia from 3 to 10 September, coincides this year with two important events for the country: the beginning of...

Healing Colombia’s war-ravaged landscapes

“The armed conflict took so much from us”, one young farmer and communications activist tells us, motioning at photographs of devastated avocado plantations on a sweltering July morning on Colombia’s Caribbean north coast. Our group...

Boat Sinks in Colombia After Capsizing, At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Missing

TODAY COLOMBIA - A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Medellin. At least six people dead and 31 missing, officials reported. Rescuers including...

Eight Arrested in Bogota Shopping Mall Bombing

The City Paper Bogota reports four men and four women were detained in the Centro Andino shopping mall bombing in Bogota on June 17 bombing in which three women were killed and nine injured. The...

Three Theories on Bogota Bombing

TODAY COLOMBIA (BOGOTA) Investigators are looking at three theories in connection with the bombing that killed three women, including a 23-year-old French citizen, in Bogota, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Sunday. “The investigating...

Bogotá Bombing Kills Three People And Leaves Nine Wounded

TODAY COLOMBIA - Three people died, and nine were injured in a bomb explosion occurred on Saturday in a women's bathroom in Centro Comercial Andino, a shopping mall in the northern part of the...

How many jobs does fashion generate in Colombia?

The fashion industry continues growing at an unstoppable speed. Increasingly companies are betting on the fabric and clothing business in Latin America According to Fashion United, the global apparel market is valued at 3 trillion...

Los Tres Maridos: Three Men Marry in Colombia

Three gay men in Colombia have announced they have been recognized legally as the first “polyamorous family” in the country. Same-sex marriages were legalised in Colombia last year. A notary in Colombia’s second-largest city Medellin granted...

Colombia’s Muslims celebrate Ramadan

TODAY COLOMBIA - The holy month of Ramadan has not been ignored in Colombia, especially in the capital Bogota. Like millions around the world, Bogota's Muslims are also fasting from sunrise to sunset. Every evening,...

Colombian Peasants Turn Away from Coca

LAHT.com - BRICEÑO, Colombia – The time has come for peasants here in what was once reputed to be the most heavily mined municipality in Colombia to abandon coca cultivation and put behind them...

20 Die in Colombia Building Collapse

TODAY COLOMBIA - Twenty people died in the collapse of a residential building in the northern Colombian city of Cartagena, the mayor said on Twitter on Saturday after a two-day rescue operation. The tragedy occurred...

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...

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The latest threat to peace in Colombia: Congress

The peace process in Colombia has reached a new landmark. On Nov. 30, both houses of Congress approved a bill establishing an alternative criminal...

El Dorado Expansion Adds to Colombia’s Biggest Airport

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday opened the new international wing of El Dorado the country’s most important airport. The new wing cost approximately...

Low Productivity: the Elephant in the Room in Colombia’s Minimum Wage Debate

Negotiations on the minimum wage in Colombia are fast approaching. On the one hand, unions will demand an increase above inflation to safeguard their...

Colombia’s Coffee Output, Exports To Hit 25-year High

Colombia’s recovery in coffee output, and exports, will progress faster than had been thought this season, US officials said – but on an assumption...

How Colombia, Once Consumed by Violence, Became Your Next Destination

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...