Medellin police ‘useless’; Citizens taking justice into own hands

As Medellin police appear unable or unwilling to tackle increased street crime, a growing number of Medellin citizens are taking justice into their own hands.  Citizens of Colombia’s second largest city have begun to not...

Colombia’s Top 5 Travel Destination Cities

Visits to Colombia’s cities are steadily rising as an improving security situation and a warm and welcoming attitude gradually shift the international community’s conceptions of the country. According to Colombia’s Tourism Ministry, from January to...

Colombians Clean 23 Botero Sculptures in Medellin

The 23 sculptures by Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero and the plaza where they are displayed in the Colombian city of Medellin underwent a thorough cleaning on the weekend, a task participated in...

Discover why Colombia is the country with most entrepreneurs in the world — A case study...

Paper initially published on Researchgate: https://goo.gl/UkWa2e Antioquia has always been an industrial center, with a favorable climate, plenty of natural resources and a particular culture for entrepreneurship. This paper is aiming to analyse this particular...

Urabeños claim responsibility for drop in Medellin homicides

Neo-paramilitary group “Los Urabeños” earlier this week claimed responsibility for a 26% drop in homicides in Medellin, the second largest city in Colombia, in 2013. FACT SHEET: Medellin Violence Statistics According to the blog of urban...

Disappearances in Medellin increase 20% in 2013

The Medellin ombudsman report released Thursday revealed both a 20% increase in disappearances in the Medellin area for 2013, and an 88% increase in disappeared persons later found murdered. In 2013 654 people were reported...

Medellin gangs kill 2nd rapper within 2 weeks

Gangs from the west of Medellin on Friday killed a rapper, two weeks after the assassination of another singer and the displacement of some 60 hip hop artists over death threats. The death of rapper...

A Writer’s Life in Medellin’s Most Violent Neighborhood

Soledad Rios, who's lived in Medellin's most violent neighborhood, Comuna 13, for 30 years, sells blood sausage and empanadas on a street corner for a living, frying them up fresh for customers. Sometimes when...

Children, Sex and Gangs in Medellin

In the slums of Medellin, Colombia, adolescent girls have become the spoils of war and merchandise for criminal gangs; they are raped, abused, trafficked and even have their virginities auctioned off to the highest...

JetBlue Adds Third Colombian Destination: Medellin

JetBlue Airways announced its intent to serve Medellin, Colombia with the addition of daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Jose Maria Cordova International Airport (MDE) starting June 2013 . Subject to...

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...

Medellin’s Feria de la Flores

The Feria de las Flores (Festival of the Flowers) is the annual festival that takes place in Medellín, Colombia. The festival is the most important social event for the city and there is a...

Colombia’s climate change issues: 180,000 Medellin families in ‘high risk’ of natural disaster

As the planet’s temperature continues to rise and rates of severe and increment weather increase, city planners in Medellin, Colombia are scrambling to find solutions for families in “high risk” zones of the city. An estimated...

Colombia: Rappers under threat in Medellin by violent street gangs

For Jeison Castano, meeting Elider Varela is as memorable today as ever: "He was one of the most recognized rappers in the area. His nickname, his clothing, his personality caught my attention. He was...

Floods Force 600 Colombians to Evacuate in Antioquia

The Ituango plant became at risk on April 28 after an “unpredictable geological condition” that caused a massive landslide, covering up the waters below. The rising level of the Cauca river, in the north-eastern province...

“Chaparro” Accepts Guilt Without Telling The Truth

Jesus David Hernandez, alias "Chaparro", on Tuesday accepted responsibility for the "forced disappearance, aggravated conspiracy and larceny" in the May 29, 2009, actions carried out by the criminal organization, "la Oficina". In the Medellin courthouse,...

Medellin spectacularly blows up doomed residential building (VIDEO)

Medellin began the working day on Tuesday with the sound of a massive implosion as engineers took down a residential building that had partially collapsed in 2013, killing 12. At exactly 9AM, engineers detonated explosives that tore...

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