Medellin to take down partially collapsed flats in controlled explosion

Medellin announced on Thursday that it will demolish the apartment building complex that partially collapsed in October killing twelve people. The implosion is scheduled for February 18 and will mark the next step in the...

Colombian Prelate Denounces Rebel Offensive; Christmas Truce in Jeopardy

Archbishop Dario de Jesus Monsalve of Cali has strongly condemned a weekend attack by rebel forces on the town of Inza, the Fides news service reports. The December 7 assault on a police barracks in...

Hybrid Buses Begins Operating in Bogota

Colombia News - Bogota’s public transport will be improved with new environmentally friendly buses, with 22 operating on Tuesday, national media reported. The new buses that will start operating in Colombia’s capital perform with hybrid...

Bogota Mayor Describes his Ouster as Coup d’Etat

  Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro said that his dismissal was a coup against democracy and leftist forces in Colombia, and he announced a national demonstration to demand justice. "We cannot remain silent and accept this...

US lawmakers question Colombia military aid over ongoing rights abuses

Eight United States lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry in which they say that ongoing Afro-Colombian rights abuses show that “Colombia is not in full compliance” with human rights policies required...

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...

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...

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...

Bogota interim mayor to tackle garbage that spurred former mayor’s dismissal

Interim Mayor of Bogota Rafael Pardo released 10 proposals Thursday to reform the garbage collection system in Colombia’s capital, the very issue that led to the dismissal of former mayor Gustavo Petro earlier this...

Modernization Will Mean A World Class Airport For Cali

Work on the modernization of the Alfonso Bonilla Aragón will begin in the first half of 2014, that includes the remodeling of the existing terminal building and the construction of a second. Airport authorities will...

Where does Bogota think it can obtain $7.5B for its metro plans?

The $7.5 billion price tag put on Bogota’s planned first metro line has spurred criticism as it is double the original expenditure and neither Colombia capital’s or national government know how exactly they plan to pay for the megaproject. Bogota,...

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,...

Colombian pro-legalization group smokes marijuana in front of Congress

A group of protesters peacefully sat and smoked marijuana in front of Colombia’s Congress on Thursday to demand the legalization of personal doses of the banned drug. One of the group’s leaders said they sought...

Bogota’s entire city government resigns after mayor’s impeachment

Bogota’s entire government resigned on Wednesday, hours after President Juan Manuel Santos announced to remove Mayor Gustavo Petro from office in spite of an international court order not to do so. MORE: Santos Ignores International Court...

Colombia Says Good-Bye to Bogotá’s Old Buses?

TransMilenio chief Fernando Sanclemente promised recently that Bogotá's old, chaotic, polluting buses would be removed from the city's streets by April of next year. Believe it only when you see it. Bogotá's city governments have...

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...

Colombia Confronts Femicide, ‘Most Extreme Form of Violence Against Women’

TODAY COLOMBIA (Reuters) - BOGOTA, Colombia's new law on femicide is a key step to combat violence against women, but forensic experts and prosecutors will need to change the way they investigate gender-related killings...

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In Colombia’s coffee-producing region of Risaralda, small trees run along the sharp incline of the Andes Mountains, carefully tended in tidy rows. Thousands of...

Colombia to Host Meeting with Ecuador, Peru on Venezuelan Migrant Issue

BOGOTA - Officials from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru will meet in Bogota next week to seek a solution to a growing exodus of migrants...

Referendum on Proposed Anti-Corruption Laws Falls Short in Colombia

A set of anti-corruption initiatives in Colombia failed to attract the required number of votes Sunday, despite earning nearly 100 percent support of the...

Venezuelan women turn to sex work in Colombia

Venezuelan women are being driven into the sex trade in Colombia in order to survive, a Sky News investigation has found. Scores of women were...

Venezuelan economic crisis tears families as they flee into Colombia

Crowds of families sit with their cases and bags underneath the trees on the border with Colombia and Venezuela. One woman with tears streaming down...

US Navy Hospital Ship to Deploy to Colombia

The United States is sending a U.S. Navy hospital ship to Colombia to help treat some of the hundreds of thousands of people who...

Drug trafficking and organized crime, agenda topics with the United States

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis met with Colombia’s defense minister on Friday to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Colombia,...

Colombians Told ‘No Sex’ In The Afternoon. It’s Too Darn Hot!

It’s been a sweltering summer in many parts of the world, with millions scrambling for ways to cool off. On Wednesday, the 600,000 residents...

‘We apologize’: former Colombia FARC rebels seek forgiveness at tribunal

Former rebel FARC commanders in Colombia have appeared at a historic tribunal where for the first time they were made to answer for kidnappings...

Colombian President-Elect Pledges to Maintain Peace Accords With FARC Rebels

Ivan Duque, who finished first in the second round of the Colombian presidential vote, said that he would respect the peace accords with the...