Supporters of Bogota mayor expect 140,000 protesters in pro-Petro march

Organizers expect some 140,000 people to take to the streets in Colombia’s capital Bogota on Friday when supporters of Mayor Gustavo Petro are expected to protest the burgomaster’s recent removal from office. In an interview...

7 tons of cocaine seized in Cartagena

Authorities in Colombia pulled off one of the country’s largest cocaine busts in recent years, seizing seven tons of cocaine in the northern Colombian port of Cartagena, local media reported Wednesday.The Colombian Narcotics Police...

Colombia Very Well: TV Show To Promote Bilingualism

COLOMBIA NEWS - Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos on July 10 launched the English-language television show “Colombia Very Well,” with the goal of promoting bilingualism as part of education. Today, only 9,000 high school graduates...

Literature and arts celebrated at Cartagena’s Hay Festival 2014

Cartagena’s famed Hay Festival, one of many worldwide literature and arts festivals of the same name that bring together writers, musicians, film-makers, historians and other celebrated personalities every year, set off Wednesday for a...

Gangs in Bogota surge as Colombia’s capital cuts public security funds

The number of gangs in Bogota has exceeded 1,300 while the city government cuts funds aimed at reducing crime, a local councilman said. Bogota councilman Horacio Serpa blames the proliferation of largely juvenile offenders on a 30% cut...

Cali army battalion attacked with grenade launcher

Unknown men on Sunday launched two grenades at the largest army base in Cali, that of the Third Division, reportedly leaving only material damage. According to local media, the attack was carried out by two...

Cali Violence ‘Criminal Chaos’ as Territorial Battles Escalate

  Police sources say the city of Cali — the capital of Colombia’s Pacific coast drug trafficking territory — is “in criminal chaos,” as the fallout from the implosion of the Rastrojos continues to manifest...

Protesters march in Cali for integrated public transport

Around 2,000 protesters marched in the western Colombian city of Cali Wednesday, calling for changes in the city’s mass transit system, according to a spokesperson for the demonstration. Supporters of the “Zero Hour” movement say...

Colombia Launches Operation Against “Pots”: Demolishing Houses

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has ordered the demolition of numerous buildings used as drug sales points, a strategy that seems to have little practical value and will almost certainly do little more than...

Animal cruelty filmed in Cartagena

WARNING: This video may be distressing to some readers. A recent video filmed by onlookers revealed the cruel treatment of  a horse pulling the popular carriages in Colombia’s top touristic destination of Cartagena. The video dated April...

Generous Benefits Lead Employees to Oppose Privatizing Bogota Telco

TODAY COLOMBIA - Bogota Mayor Enrique Peñalosa has made little secret of his intention to sell the public utility Bogota Telecommunications Company (Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota), and has thus received substantial criticism from...

One of Colombia’s top beaches exceeds maximum capacity, raises environmental concerns

Concern over the environmental impact on Colombia’s ”Playa Blanca” beach has been highlighted once again as the popular destination reached over 4,500 visitors over the weekend, causing authorities to turn back eager beachgoers, national media...

EU should end FTA with Colombia over Petro dismissal: members of European Parliment

A number of members of European parliament have asked the European Union on Monday to suspend the free trade agreement with Colombia over the controversial removal of former Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro last month,...

EU pledges $410,000 for biodiversity project promoting Colombia’s “natural treasure”

An historic Colombian hotel in the countryside outside of Bogota recently reopened its doors as an ecological museum and has now received $410,000 from the Europen Union to further develop biodiversity programs. The transformation of...

Colombia police seize 1 ton of US-bound cocaine in Pacific port

Narcotics police confiscated $13 million worth of cocaine in Colombia’s largest Pacific port Monday, national media reported. Reportedly en route to Guatemala and destined for distribution in the US, one ton of cocaine was found...

A Plaza Gets its Name Back

COLOMBIA NEWS - The patch of cement across Ave. Septima from Iglesia Las Nieves is commonly known as Plaza Las Nieves, after the church. But the official name of this haunt of pigeons, alcoholics and...

Bogota’s IberoAmerican Festival of Theatre kicks off in April

Bogota is preparing itself for world-famous performance art as the IberoAmerican Festival of Theatre (FITB) makes its glorious return to Colombia’s capital on April 4. The 14th edition of the internationally renowned festival makes a...

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13 Wounded in Colombia Nightclub Explosion (PHOTO, VIDEO)

13 people were injured in an explosion at a nightclub in the Colombian department of Cordoba, according to Blu Radio. According to the radio station,...

Colombian Court Fines Brazil’s Odebrecht $250M for Graft

A Colombian court fined the Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht US$250 million for a bribery scheme involving construction contracts. The court also banned it from...

Colombia’s Anti-Riot Police Attacks Nation-Wide Student Protest

Colombian students demanding respect for public education and an end to murders of social leaders in the country, were violently repressed by the Anti-Riot...

Colombia’s president during one of the bloodiest periods has died

Former Colombian President Belisario Betancur, who attempted to broker peace with Marxist rebels during his administration, died on Friday at the age of 95,...

Controversy over Documentary that Describes Uribe as “Enemy of Peace”

The premiere of the documentary "La Negociación"(The Negotiation) has caused considerable controversy in Colombia politics, with Alvaro Uribe, former president and current senator of...

Explorer to face venomous snakes and drug gangs in Colombia trek

A young adventurer is about to set off on a dangerous journey, through one of the most dangerous jungles on Earth. Daniel Eggington from...

Colombia Celebrates Peace Agreement’s Second Anniversary (Video)

President Ivan Duque, along with all members of his party, failed to attend the event, turning their backs on all victims and veterans of...

In Colombia, Venezuelan Agents Are Infiltrating Migrant Shelters

Venezuelan military agents have a new strategy: infiltrating shelters for migrants in Colombia. According to Colombian broadcaster Caracol, at least five of fifteen Venezuelans...

‘No more camps,’ Colombia tells Venezuelans not to settle in tent city

Francis Montano sits on a cold pavement with her three children, all their worldly possessions stuffed into plastic bags, as she pleads to be...

Colombia Struggles to Convict Killers of Women, Experts Say

A law aimed at reducing Colombia's female homicide rate — of three killings per day — has struggled to secure convictions as people tend...

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