Haider Ackermann, Colombia’s Favorite Son, Brings His Show to Medellín

There was a full moon over Medellín last week when Colombia’s favorite son, Haider Ackermann, came home. He offered a spectacular career overview to inaugurate the trade show Colombiamoda 2013 and mark the twenty-fifth...

Back to the Bad Old Times?

(TODAY COLOMBIA) — In Sunday’s El Tiempo, the coincidence of two headlines sent a disturbing message about the danger of bad old times returning. In the upper left-hand corner, a report about the end of...

Colombia Gaining Appeal As Medical Tourism Destination

Colombia is one of the three leading countries worldwide for plastic surgery. TODAY COLOMBIA - Healthcare seekers contemplating value-based treatment overseas and looking for just the right destination should know that Canada, the United Kingdom,...

Starter Kit Colombia: Medellin

If places were people, Medellin, in northwest Colombia, wouldn't be voted "most popular." But it might be "most likely to succeed." That's because the City of Eternal Spring (nicknamed for its temperate year-round climate)...

Bringing Bullfighting Back to Bogotá?

COLOMBIA NEWS - Will Bogotá see bullfighting again? A group of active and retired bullfighters, including Colombia's Cesar Rincon and the Spaniard Julián López Escobar, known as 'El Juli,' led a rally today outside the...

What it feels like to be held up by bandits during an overnight bus...

Joe O’Connor is a feature writer at the National Post. Twenty years ago, he was a backpacker, trekking around Central and South America with his then girlfriend, Karen Nasmith. Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica,...

Colombia on Track for Least Violent Year in 3 Decades

TODAY COLOMBIA (InsightCrime.org) While the official number of homicides hasn't yet been released by authorities, the statistics available thus far indicate that conflict-ridden Colombia may have just registered its most peaceful year in decades....

More blood in the sand in Bogota? Constitutional Court rules in favor of bullfighters

COLOMBIA NEWS - Colombia’s Constitutional Court overturned a 2012 ban on bullfighting in Bogota on Wednesday amidst a drawn-out battle between the government, animal rights activists, and bullfighters. The Constitutional Court ruled in favor of the Bullfighting Corporation of Bogota on...

Discover why Colombia is the country with most entrepreneurs in the world — A case study...

Paper initially published on Researchgate: https://goo.gl/UkWa2e Antioquia has always been an industrial center, with a favorable climate, plenty of natural resources and a particular culture for entrepreneurship. This paper is aiming to analyse this particular...

City of Buenaventura leader in urban displacement: NGO

The ongoing criminal violence in Colombia’s southwestern city of Buenaventura have made it the capital of inter-urban displacement in the country, according to the international NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW). “Buenaventura has gone back in...

World Games Cali 2013 Kick Off July 25

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyhtvcclTFc The city of Cali is getting set to host the World Games Cali 2013, with gymnastics, billiards, karate, powerlifting and squash being just some the 31 sports featuring over the 11 days of competition...

Colombia cops find pot hidden behind soccer poster

Picture of Messi used to conceal 24lbs of pot BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian police checking bus passengers at a roadblock noticed one man holding a poster of soccer star Lionel Messi held in what...

Global Study On Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism 2016

The Global Study initiated by ECPAT International published today reveals that more children are being sexually exploited than ever before and that this is an endemic phenomenon throughout the world In Latin America at least...

Colombian Olympic medalist still waiting on promised house

Over a year has passed since the Mayor of Cali announced a “special project” to build Olympic silver medalist Oscar Figuera a house in the city, the third largest in Colombia. And yet, according...

Hundreds participate in Medellin’s ‘No Pants Day’

Hundreds of people marched through Medellin Sunday in nothing but their underwear as a demonstration promoting free expression. Photos of the marchers wearing their Sunday best have since made the rounds on social media. Colombia’s second largest city...

Cuban Chess Player Bruzon, a Strong Rival in Colombia’s Tournament

Cuban Grand Master Lazaro Bruzon appears today as the main candidate to the throne in JAHV MacGregor Chess Tournament, to be held from December 4 to 8 in the Colombian city of Bogotá. With...

Street robberies in Medellin up 300% since mayor took office

While Medellin Mayor Anibal Gaviria has been praising the city’s dropping homicide rate, street robberies in Colombia’s second largest city have gone up more than 300% since the burgomaster was elected in 2011. According to a...

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Duque Mantains Lead in Poll for Colombia election

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It’s the Poorest Who Should be Voting for Iván Duque

It is common to hear that Iván Duque, the protege of former president Álvaro Uribe Vélez, is the candidate of the rich and that...

Sergio Fajardo and his Failed Strategy of Neutrality

The ex-governor of Antioquia and former mayor of Medellín, Sergio Fajardo, is trying to regain his front-runner status, which he in enjoyed in the...

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...

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...

De La Calle ‘Will Protect Colombia’s Peace Deal if Elected’

After four years negotiating a peace accord that ended a five-decade conflict with FARC rebels, Colombia's presidential candidate Humberto De La Calle said late...

Colombia Considers Chemical Castration as Child Sex Abuse Soars

Colombia's senate has approved the use of chemical castration for rapists found guilty of sex crimes against minors, as a new report warns that...

Colombian Doctor Admits to 360 ‘Secret’ Euthanasia Procedures

A Colombian doctor has publicly admitted to performing over 360 euthanasia procedures throughout Latin America, where the practise is outlawed in all but one...

Petro’s Aguacate Economy: the myth of agriculture as Colombia’s economic savior

In response to charges that Petro is too closely aligned with the Chavista dictatorship in Venezuela, Petro has a clever argument, which he employs...