Booked yet? Barranquilla’s carnival announces 2016 program

Colombia Reports Colombia’s Caribbean city of Barranquilla announced details for their February carnival, sparking anticipation for one of the world’s biggest carnivals. The 2016 edition of the carnival will be rammed with kings, queens, extravagant costumes, music and dancing...

Medellin’s Deadly Building Collapse

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's chief prosecutor says his office is investigating the manager of the company that was building a tower that collapsed in the city of Medellin over the weekend, killing at...

$16.5M worth of Cali’s christmas lights mysteriously disappear

Colombia's third largest city Cali is likely to celebrate Christmas without lighting this year after $16.5 million worth of decorations have mysteriously gone missing, local newspaper El Pais reported Tuesday. According to the newspaper, some...

Mummified fetus: 40-year-old calcified fetus discovered inside Colombia woman

Ever heard of a "mummified" fetus or a "calcified" fetus? That's what an 82-year-old Colombian woman learned she had inside her body when she went to a hospital in Bogota complaining of stomach pains....

Colombia authorities rescue kidnapped German citizen

A German citizen was liberated from a house in Cali  in the neighborhood of Manuela Beltran on Sunday by members of the municipal police, according to local media reports. Commander of Cali Police Hoover Penilla said...

Pardo sworn in as Bogota’s interim mayor

Rafael Pardo has transitioned from failed presidential candidate to holding Colombia’s second most powerful elected office, as mayor of the capital city, in a matter of hours after being appointed by President Juan Manuel Santos...

Colombiamoda, Medellin’s biggest fashion event, kicks off

Colombiamoda, the most important fashion and textile event in Colombia’s second largest city Medellin, kicked off on Tuesday. The 25th edition of the annual event was inaugurated by President Juan Manuel Santos. The first designer to present...

[VIDEO] Colombia’s Economic Success Story

COLOMBIA NEWS (BUSINESS) --  Colombia's finance minister, Mauricio Cárdenas says a peace deal with Marxist rebels, a massive infrastructure programme and economic equality will strengthen Latin America's third largest economy. Between meetings with investors in...

Local wine and music festival returns to farm outside Medellin

Following on past success, the fourth Vino Barranquero wine and music festival will take place on Sunday, December 22 from 2PM to 9PM at a farm just outside of Medellin. Music will feature Medellin salsa ensemble...

Colombia’s Inspector General seeks audience with international human rights court to explain dismissal of...

Colombia’s Inspector General has submitted a request to meet with the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) to explain his office’s decision to remove and politically sanction the Mayor of Bogota, reported a national...

Local flower grower celebrates his 50th Medellin flower parade

This year’s Medellin flower festival is particularly special for William Atehortua, a local flower grower whose participation in Saturday’s annual flower parade dates back half a century.   In the lead up to the flower parade on the final...

Homicides, disappearances and displacement in Buenaventura on the rise in 2014: Ombudsman

There have been dozens of murders, eight disappearances and hundreds displaced in the unfolding civil unrest in the Pacific port city of Buenaventura in Colombia’s southwest, according to Colombia’s highest governmental human rights office. Colombia’s...

Medellin bicycle collective offers urban bike tours

Connecting visitors to adventure on two-wheels, Medellin’s bicycle collective SiClas has begun offering “urban tours on bicycles” as a way to share the city’s love for bicycles. In 2012, the coordinators of the Colectivo SiCLas...

Why Medellin celebrates Pablo Escobar’s birthday

TODAY COLOMBIA - While some in the city call it a Christmas tradition, the so-called “Alborada,” a literal explosion of fireworks at midnight, did not exist before 2003 and is highly controversial because it was...

Cartagena Among Where to go in 2015 Destinations

Before you book tickets to the same old, familiar resort, the Boston Globe asks your to consider these up-and-coming travel destinations. Easier access, more stable political climates, better infrastructure, and sometimes the sheer sparkle of...

20 girls held as sex slaves by Bogota human traffickers: Victims

Three girls were able to escape a Bogota-based sex trafficking group that is alleged to be holding 20 more minors captive for sexual exploitation, local authorities said Monday. Three suspects have been apprehended. The authorities...

Bogota Mayor should stay in office until end of impeachment referendum: Court

The administrative court of the central Colombian state of Cundinamarca ruled on Thursday that Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro must stay in office until the conclusion of an impeachment referendum in March, suspending a dismissal...

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VOA Latin America Interviews Ivan Duque

Colombian President Ivan Duque, interviewed Saturday by VOA's Latin America Division, discussed the battle against the National Liberation Army in Venezuela and strengthening his...

PriceSmart Declares Dividend, Announces Expansion

PriceSmart declared a US$0.70 per share dividend at the company's 2019 annual meeting of stockholders held on January 30, 2019, in San Diego. A $0.35...

Colombia Military Kills Dissident Militant Leader

Colombia’s military says it has killed a militant leader who refused to adhere to a peace accord his rebel group and the government agreed...

Colombia Denies Entry to Over 200 Venezuelan Supporters Of Maduro

Colombian authorities have banned over 200 Venezuelan officials and supporters of President Nicolas Maduro from entering the country amid the escalating political crisis in...

UN Condemns Bogota Terrorist Attack And Urges International Support For Justice For Victims

The United Nations is urging its members to "actively cooperate" with Colombian authorities in their efforts to bring to justice those responsible for last...

Cuba Will Adhere to Protocol after Breakdown of Colombia-ELN Peace Talks

Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, reiterated, through his official Twitter account, that Cuba will act in strict respect for the Peace...

Colombia Tells Cuba There Are No Agreements That Protect Terrorism

The Colombian government told Cuba on Monday there are no agreements that protect terrorism and so repeated its request that the Caribbean island hand...

Terror cannot be the seed of peace, Bogota cardinal says after car bomb

Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Bogota said that terror can never be the seed of justice and peace, following Thursday's car bomb attack at...

UN Secretary-General Condemns Car Bomb Attack In Colombia

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, condemned on Friday the bomb attack on Friday in the Colombian capital, Bogota, against a police...

President Duque calls on Colombians to march against terrorism on Sunday

On Twitter, President Ivan Duque called on all Colombains to March, this Sunday, in rejection of terrorism and in memory of the young people...

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