20 Die in Colombia Building Collapse

TODAY COLOMBIA - Twenty people died in the collapse of a residential building in the northern Colombian city of Cartagena, the mayor said on Twitter on Saturday after a two-day rescue operation. The tragedy occurred...

Crime Wave Hits Cartagena

TODAY COLOMBIA - A crime wave has hit Colombia's port city of Cartagena just days before government officials and FARC rebels are scheduled to arrive there to sign a peace agreement, foreshadowing the type...

Cartagena ups security measures amid violent crime wave ahead of Colombia peace ceremony

Colombia’s Caribbean port city Cartagena stepped up security measures on Sunday amid an apparent violent crime wave and a week from the arrival of numerous world leaders. The city will host the ceremony that will end Colombia’s...

School kids banned from erotic dancing in Cartagena

TODAY COLOMBIA - Children in Colombia´s coastal city of Cartagena de Indias can no longer dance the traditional “champeta” or other “erotic” rhythms that affect their normal sexual development, according to an agreement approved by...

Colombia inaugurates Latin America’s most modern refinery

Colombia Reports Colombian state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol on Wednesday inaugurated a newly expanded refinery capable of processing 165,000 barrels of crude per day and equipped with the most modern technology in Latin America. The upgraded Cartagena...

Cartagena lawmakers seek to ban topless tourists from city center

Cartagena lawmakers want tourists to cover-up, concerned over the impressionability of children living in one of Colombia’s most popular holiday destinations. A bill was filed by Councilor Cesar Pion regulating areas of the city tourists in beachwear or without shirts...

Colombian Military Recognized For Its Training

  TODAY COLOMBIA - Colombia’s Armed Forces are recognized for providing high levels of specialized training, and the recent course provided the benefit of their expertise to other countries. Since 2010, more than 1,100 officers and...

Cartagena Mayor Wants Removal of Prince Charles’ Plaque

CARTAGENA, Colombia — Cartegena Mayor Dionisio Vele is seeking removal of a plaque commemorating an 18th century battle less than a week after it was unveiled by Britain's Prince Charles. Velez said Tuesday he's asking a...

Mojito: The Drink That Fuels Cartagena

COLOMBIA TRAVEL -- When you are in Cartagena, it is hot and sometimes it is quite hard to get out of bed and convince yourself to do something in the heat of the day....

How the CIA broke up a Colombian child prostitution ring

ABC’s Nightlife followed a CIA unit whose only task is to break international child prostitution rings. In 15 minutes, the mini documentary shows how American federal agents organize a sex party only to arrest the human traffickers delivering...

Cartagena beauty queen arrested in child sex tourism ring bust

COLOMBIA NEWS -- Colombian authorities supported by United States Immigration and Customs have dealt a blow to child prostitution in the Caribbean city of Cartagena, arresting nine, including a former beauty pageant queen. Agents from...

Cartagena – Mojito’s Kicking In and the Smiles Becoming

COLOMBIA TRAVEL,  By Sean Jansen --What comes to mind when you think of South America? Patagonia? Machu Picchu? The Amazon? Buenos Aires? Cartagena, is oddly enough at the top of that list as well. The...

Syria freedom fighters, Russia punks to feature in Colombia documentary festival

Colombian cities Bogota, Medellin, Barranquilla, and Cartagena will be screening critically acclaimed national and international documentaries as part of the Ambulante Documentary Film Festival.  Between August 26 and September 21, the Ambulante Documentary Film Festival brings a selection of...

Main route closed between Medellin and Colombia’s Atlantic coast due to ‘FARC’ attack

The main transport route connecting Colombia’s second largest city, Medellin, with the nation’s Atlantic coast region has been closed since midnight Wednesday due to an infrastructure attack. Armed men allegedly from Colombia’s largest rebel group,...

Colombia Bans Alcohol, Guns and Motorcycles For Saturday’s Game With Uruguay

COLOMBIA NEWS — Authorities in major Colombian cities are again imposing bans on alcohol and curfews for Saturday to discourage out of control partying for World Cup game day. Across the country, Colombia's national police...

Bill Clinton returns to Colombia for ’3rd Way’ summit

Former US president Bill Clinton will return to Colombia to attend a ”Third Way” summit for social democratic politcians in the coastal city of Cartagena on July 1.  Former heads of state invited to the summit Bill Clinton (US) Tony Blair...

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...

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Didi readies for battle with Uber in Colombia

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has started recruiting drivers in Colombia's capital, Bogota, as it readies its Colombian roll out, setting the stage for...

Venezuelans find safety in Colombia

When Darlys* fled Venezuela with her two children looking for safety, she never imagined she would end up sleeping on the streets of Maicao,...

U.S. Lawmakers do damage control after Trump rips President Duque

(McClatchy) Florida lawmakers went into damage control mode after President Donald Trump attacked Colombian President Ivan Duque during an off-the-cuff comment about closing the...

Colombia could become a target of retaliation

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Historic Mega-Concert on Colombian-Venezuelan Border

British billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Richard Branson is spearheading a unique and historic concert on the Venezuelan-Colombian border, in conjunction with the beginning of...

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...

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