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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Colombian Army Burns 814 Kgs of “High-Quality” Marijuana in Middle of Town

In Colombia, the seizure and subsequent destruction of 814 kilos of ‘cripy’ marijuana in the town of Florencia, Caquetá led to non-stop calls to...

Colombia In Top Ten in Expat Destinations in 2017

Colombia was chosen as the eight best country to live abroad, according to a survey conducted by expat resource website InterNations. InterNations reports surveying more...

Deadline Expires for Striking Avianca Pilots in Colombia

This Monday was the deadline for striking Avianca pilots, who are still in the process of being reinstated, to return to their jobs. Avianca, Colombia’s...

Tourists Face Being Thrown Out of Country On This ‘Hooker Holiday’

A risqué promotional video offers a drug-fuelled orgy offering unlimited sex with big-bottomed hookers in a “sex island experience” holiday in Colombia. The raunchy clip...

In Latin America, is there a link between abortion rights and democracy?

Three-quarters of all abortions in Latin America are performed illegally, putting the woman’s life at risk. Together with Africa and Asia, the region accounts...

Colombia Qualifies For World Cup 2018

Colombia qualified for next year’s World Cup on Tuesday after a dramatic last round of South American fixtures that also saw qaulity Uruguay and...

Who Are the Real Targets of Bogota’s Crackdown on Crime?

It was just before rush hour on Aug. 23, 2017, when the Bogota, Colombia, district police and SWAT squad came for the gangs of...

Corruption On The Rise in Latin America and the Caribbean

Corruption is a scourge that hurts ordinary people every day across the Americas. And when they speak out about it, far too often they...

Colombia President Signs Ceasefire Deal With ELN Rebels for 1st Time in History

A deal signed on Friday by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos marks a significant milestone in efforts to end political violence in South America...

Avianca Pilot’s Strike Continues After Talks Collapse

Talks to end a strike by the largest pilots’ union at Colombia’s flagship airline Avianca were suspended after failing to reach agreement on wages...