Colombia tipped as one of the world’s top retirement destinations

Twenty years back, it would have been hard to believe that Colombia would soon be considered a world-class destination for people looking to retreat overseas. Nonetheless, a look at recent global rankings show Colombia...

Hilton Medellín Hotel Planned to Open in Colombia’s Second City in 2019

TODAY COLOMBIA - Hilton has partnered with Colombian construction company Constructora Colpatria on a franchise license agreement to build the new multi-million hotel Hilton Medellín. According to the U.S.-based hospitality leader, the 25-story, 206-room development...

Modern Robotic Parking Premiered in Medellin

Medellin is the first Colombian city to introduce a robotic parking lot that increase a lot's capacity by 300%. Using technology imported from Japan, cars can be stacked efficiently, saving on fuel while looking...

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...

Medellin finally to exhume bodies from what could be Colombia’s biggest mass grave

Colombian authorities are set to begin exhuming bodies from what could be the country’s biggest mass grave that has been looming over western Medellin for more than a decade. The “Escombrera” dumping ground is thought to...

Colombiatex 2014 surpasses all expectations

Heading into the 26th Annual Colombiatex de las Americas, Latin America’s biggest trade fair for the fashion production industry, organizers expected to generate an impressive $150 million in potential business deals, over the course of...

The Hired Murderers of Medellín, Colombia, Are Lying Low­—for Now

Tinta, who kills people for money in Medellin, Colombia, has tattoos all over his body; he says they are rebel symbols. Photo by Erika Carmona Ortega. The Russian was 13 years old when he first...

Los Tres Maridos: Three Men Marry in Colombia

Three gay men in Colombia have announced they have been recognized legally as the first “polyamorous family” in the country. Same-sex marriages were legalised in Colombia last year. A notary in Colombia’s second-largest city Medellin granted...

‘Preaching the gospel of nourisment:’ inside Colombia’s ‘Templos Comedores’

Tucked away on a mountainside in the impoverished Medellin neighborhood of Vallejuelos, exists one of charitable foundation SACIAR’s many thriving “Templos Comedores,” or spiritual dining rooms, that is “preaching the gospel of nourishment.” Miriam has...

Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel seeking cocaine suppliers in Medellin: Report

The Sinaloa Cartel, one of the most powerful criminal organizations in the Americas, is reportedly looking to make new contacts in Colombia’s second largest city, Medellin, for cocaine supplies. The cartel, often described as the...

Medellin – Where Heaven Meets Earth (Photos)

Medellin through the eyes of photographer Joel Duncan. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoelDuncanPhotography Website: http://www.joelduncanphotography.com/

Colombiatex trade fair “transcends limits” of fashion industry

Colombiatex de las Americas, Colombia’s annual trade fair dedicated to fashion supplies and equipment, returns to Medellin this week in the renewed aim of enhancing the industry through the optimization of resources and expansion...

Medellín: from murder capital to model city

Residents of Medellín's poorest slums used to be suspicious of strangers. Who in their right minds would be wandering the winding steps up the steep slopes of their neighborhoods, controlled by local criminal gangs...

Latin America’s Largest Technology District Planned in Medellin

Construction is underway on a technological and scientific district that will occupy 114 hectares (280 acres) in the heart the northwestern Colombian metropolis, Medellin, part of efforts to consolidate its status as Latin America’s...

Colombia’s VP calls for bills freeze for Medellin building collapse victims

Colombia’s vice-president has called for companies to stop sending bills for subscription TV, home loans and utilities to former-residents of a building that collapsed a month ago, killing 11 people in Colombia’s second biggest...

2013 Colombia armed conflict victim’s perspective: ‘pray for peace, expect more war’

Adriana Maria will pass another year in “the Canyon” of San Cristobal, a conflict-ridden rural neighborhood of Medellin where she has lived her entire life and once again she recounts another year where violence...

Colombia Trading Bad Reputation for Innovation

US investors see Colombia as one of the better bets for high-tech investment in Latin America, said the delegates at an international summit in Medellin. In the last 18 months, Colombia has really started to...

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Colombia’s president during one of the bloodiest periods has died

Former Colombian President Belisario Betancur, who attempted to broker peace with Marxist rebels during his administration, died on Friday at the age of 95,...

Controversy over Documentary that Describes Uribe as “Enemy of Peace”

The premiere of the documentary "La Negociación"(The Negotiation) has caused considerable controversy in Colombia politics, with Alvaro Uribe, former president and current senator of...

Explorer to face venomous snakes and drug gangs in Colombia trek

A young adventurer is about to set off on a dangerous journey, through one of the most dangerous jungles on Earth. Daniel Eggington from...

Colombia Celebrates Peace Agreement’s Second Anniversary (Video)

President Ivan Duque, along with all members of his party, failed to attend the event, turning their backs on all victims and veterans of...

In Colombia, Venezuelan Agents Are Infiltrating Migrant Shelters

Venezuelan military agents have a new strategy: infiltrating shelters for migrants in Colombia. According to Colombian broadcaster Caracol, at least five of fifteen Venezuelans...

‘No more camps,’ Colombia tells Venezuelans not to settle in tent city

Francis Montano sits on a cold pavement with her three children, all their worldly possessions stuffed into plastic bags, as she pleads to be...

Colombia Struggles to Convict Killers of Women, Experts Say

A law aimed at reducing Colombia's female homicide rate — of three killings per day — has struggled to secure convictions as people tend...

Colombia: Over 40 Venezuelan women rescued from sex ring

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities in Colombia said Thursday they have rescued more than 40 Venezuelan women from a “21st century sex slavery” ring...

Colombia to cut all diplomatic ties with Venezuela starting in January

Colombian President Iván Duque announced that his country will sever all diplomatic relations with Venezuela as of January next year when Nicolás Maduro, whom...

U.S. Military Targets Growing Russian and Chinese Influence in Latin America

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, returning from a trip to Colombia, said over the weekend that the Trump administration is...

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