“Bogota Brothel Tours: A Brief Career in Colombia’s Sex Trade”, e-Book Released

At US$2.99 a pop, Colin Post, editor of the Expat Chronicles, talks about talks about sex, violence, crime and drugs in Colombia's major city, Bogota in his e-book, "Bogota Brothel Tours: A Brief Career...

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...

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...

Which Country Is The Happiest In The World? Hint: It’s Not The US

TODAY COLOMBIA - Ever consider packing up and moving to a different country, whether to get away from it all or simply to try something new? If so, you may want to seriously consider...

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...

A Writer’s Life in Medellin’s Most Violent Neighborhood

Soledad Rios, who's lived in Medellin's most violent neighborhood, Comuna 13, for 30 years, sells blood sausage and empanadas on a street corner for a living, frying them up fresh for customers. Sometimes when...

Medellin: Feria de las Flores In Full Bloom

It's ten days of partying in Medellin, the "City of Eternal Spring", with the start of the Feria de las Flores (Flowers Festival), that is held every year the first week in August. The week...

Santos announces ‘emergency plan’ for Bogota after impeaching mayor

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos and interim Mayor Rafael Pardo, in an attempt to consolidate power in the capital Bogota after sacking the elected mayor, announced a series of measures to solve the city’s major...

Facebook opens first Colombia office in Bogota

Facebook opens its new office in the Colombian capital of Bogota on Wednesday, with Colombian-native Sandra Quintero as its top executive.  This marks the first time the social media giant has established a permanent presence...

Stunning Hairstyles Inspired by Slavery In Colourful Colombian Hair Contest

Few hairdressing contests anywhere in the world could be quite as colourful as this one in Colombia. Women and girls of all ages sat patiently as brightly coloured fabrics and beads were weaved into their...

Humor: Hilarious Colombian Hand Gestures

TODAY COLOMBIA: A photo presentation with short explanations of all of the most common hand gestures that you will find in Colombia. Very funny! (Via www.slideshare.net)

Cali has highest rate of femicide in Colombia: report

Cali’s Human Rights Agency released a report on Wednesday stating that Cali has the highest rate of femicide in Colombia.  According to the report, the rate of femicide was the highest in Cali, southwest Colombia...

Confederation of Chess for America to Meet in Cali

TODAY COLOMBIA -  The Confederation of Chess for America (CCA) will meet in Cali early next March, to agree its schedule of activities for the rest of this year, said the Olympic Committee of...

President kicks off re-election campaign in Bogota

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos began his official re-election campaign Thursday in the Colombian capital of Bogota, according to national media reports. Joined by his running mate German Vargas Lleras in the city’s Kennedy district,...

‘Colombia’s fattest baby’ to recieve medical treament in Bogota

Bogota doctors will attempt to save the life of a toddler who currently weighs 44 pounds, similar to a typical child of five or six. Santiago Mendoza, the severely obese toddler from northeast Colombia was...

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...

Colombia Beauty Queen Rules Them All!

TODAY COLOMBIA - Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's...

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10 Mental Health Care Center Employees Arrested for Abusing Disabled Children

Colombian police have arrested ten people after they found children with disabilities who were being abused inside of a clinic run by the government. The...

Colombian Army Burns 814 Kgs of “High-Quality” Marijuana in Middle of Town

In Colombia, the seizure and subsequent destruction of 814 kilos of ‘cripy’ marijuana in the town of Florencia, Caquetá led to non-stop calls to...

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...

Deadline Expires for Striking Avianca Pilots in Colombia

This Monday was the deadline for striking Avianca pilots, who are still in the process of being reinstated, to return to their jobs. Avianca, Colombia’s...

Tourists Face Being Thrown Out of Country On This ‘Hooker Holiday’

A risqué promotional video offers a drug-fuelled orgy offering unlimited sex with big-bottomed hookers in a “sex island experience” holiday in Colombia. The raunchy clip...

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...

Colombia Qualifies For World Cup 2018

Colombia qualified for next year’s World Cup on Tuesday after a dramatic last round of South American fixtures that also saw qaulity Uruguay and...

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...

Corruption On The Rise in Latin America and the Caribbean

Corruption is a scourge that hurts ordinary people every day across the Americas. And when they speak out about it, far too often they...

Colombia President Signs Ceasefire Deal With ELN Rebels for 1st Time in History

A deal signed on Friday by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos marks a significant milestone in efforts to end political violence in South America...