Floods Force 600 Colombians to Evacuate in Antioquia

The Ituango plant became at risk on April 28 after an “unpredictable geological condition” that caused a massive landslide, covering up the waters below. The rising level of the Cauca river, in the north-eastern province...

Colombia’s Easyfly to launch five new routes in 2018

Colombian regional airline Easyfly will launch five new routes this year as it adds more ATR 42-600s to its fleet, expecting to grow traffic 35% year-over-year in 2018. Easyfly president Alfonso Avila says the airline...

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...

Bogotá ranks among world’s most traffic congested cities, says study

In a world deconstructed by mega data, Colombia, once again, makes a list and one we can all relate to – traffic. The 2017 Inrix Global Traffic Scorecard has calculated urban travel across five...

Medellin Has Outgrown ‘Narcos’

As she sipped a cappuccino in a buzzing café on a tree-lined street in Medellin, Cindy Crawford Thomas said that escaping South Florida to retire in what was once the world’s most notorious city...

‘Tool to Ensure Woman’s Submission’: Female Genital Mutilation Drama in Colombia

In the year 2018, female mutilation remains a pressing issue for the Emberá people, a small ethnic group in Colombia. The Emberá adopted the procedure from African communities brought as slaves to the continent;...

Colombia Upgraded To Level 2, Joins List of Tourism Friendly Destinations

The U.S State Department has released its global travel advisory list and as of January 12, 2018, that uses plain language to help U.S. citizens (and others) find and use important security information. In the...

The Politically Correct Language Police Arrive in Colombia!

Last week in Bogota, Judge Luis Octavio Mora Bejarano, ordered mayor Enrique Peñalosa to change the city’s slogan from “Bogotá mejor para todos” (Bogota better for all)…to “Bogotá mejor para todos y todas” (Bogota...

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...

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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...