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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‘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...

Ivan Duque Wins Colombian Presidential Elections

President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia’s political establishment and laid bare...

Colombia Aiming For Best-ever World Cup

(AFP) Colombia will not take struggling Japan for granted when the two sides meet in their World Cup opener in Saransk, on Tuesday (June...

Fajardo’s Party Leaning Towards Supporting Leftist Petro

Now that the right-wing Ivan Duque will face the center-left Gustavo Petro in the second round of the Colombian presidential elections, the Alternative Democratic...

Ivan Duque and Gustavo Petro Go To Runoff

With nearly all ballots counted in Sunday's first round, Ivan Duque was leading with 39.7% ahead of Gustavo Petro on 24.8%. Former Medellin Mayor...

Colombia to be NATO’s first Latin American global partner

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will next week formally join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, making it the only Latin American nation in the alliance,...

Pablo Escobar’s Former Hit Man “Popeye” Arrested In Medellin

From a "repentant Popeye", he went on to "Popeye imprisoned", Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, the self-proclaimed former sicario (hitman) for Pablo Escobar, was arrested...

Colombia’s presidential election: another referendum on the peace deal?

On Sunday, May 27, Colombians will head to the polls to elect a new president. At play in this year’s election are a range...

Colombia invited to join OECD; third Latin American member with Mexico and Chile

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced on Friday that Colombia would be officially invited to join the group. The Paris-based economic...