Medellín: A Great Place to Retire (Yes, Seriously)

Photograph by Marielle Leenen/BusinessWeek (BusinessWeek) For many people, the name Medellín means one thing: the notorious drug cartel Pablo Escobar operated out of the Colombian city in the 1970s and ’80s. Today, though, Medellín is gaining...

Kicking Off 2013 in Medellin

By Dave, Medellin Living/TodayColombia “Two weeks isn’t enough,” I kept saying to myself and friends while visiting Medellin this past September. I’d returned after a year away, having traveled much of South America, as planned. I...

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...

Medellin seeks to tackle insecurity in downtown area

The authorities of Medellin and the private sector of the city’s downtown area have agreed to improve security in the center of Colombia’s second largest city. “We are going to focus on security, recovering public...

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...

Colombia: Beans of peace and prosperity

A program in Antioquia department fights violence, raises the value of coffee grown in the region and transforms the lives of small coffee growers. COLOMBIA JOURNAL - MEDELLÍN, Colombia – The government of Antioquia department...

Colombia Among The Countries With The Best Healthcare In The World

TODAY COLOMBIA (Q24N ) From International Living - One of the main concerns of any person looking to retire overseas is the quality of healthcare. Is it possible to get medical treatment as good...

Home, sewer home! Colombian couple turns abandoned sewer into home for the past 22...

Nydailynews/TodayColombia - A Colombian couple has taken living arrangements to a new low by using an abandoned sewer in the city of Medellin as their digs for the past 22 years. But Miguel Restrepo, 62, and...

Family U.S. Man killed in Colombia in Shock Over His Death

TODAY COLOMBIA - A brother of a Long Island man gunned down while vacationing in Colombia said Sunday his family is struggling to get details of how he was killed. John Mariani, 65, of Floral...

Madonna’s Son causes Controversy With Medellin

Rocco Ritchie, son of pop idol Madonna, upset "Paisas" (residents of Medellin) with the publication of a photo of the city with the caption, "Centre of cocaine in Colombia".

New feat for Colombia’s urban innovator: slum escalators

MEDELLIN, Colombia — The upper reaches of a mountainside slum called Comuna 13 are so steep that streets give way to staircases. To get home, many residents here used to climb the equivalent of...

I Just Got Back From Medellín!

From New York Times Travel IF Medellín is still a city that puts its visitors on guard, you wouldn’t know it from my traveling companion’s choice of footwear. “I can’t believe you’re wearing pink sneakers...

Donald Trump invests in Colombia with hotel and Medellin soccer team

Controversial Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is in the market for Colombia soccer team Atletico Nacional, just days after signing a $90 million purchase of a hotel in Medellin. Through his partnership with US real estate firm Proto Group, just...

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...

Urban planning innovation puts Colombia ahead of Canada

Medellin's outdoor escalators get people moving without breaking the bank TODAY COLOMBIA (Via Cbc.ca) - The effectiveness of a city's transit system does not have to be connected to the dollars spent — at least...

Drunk takes armored police van and crashes into motorcyclist in Medellin

A drunk mechanic driving a police armored van hit a motorcyclist in Colombia’s second-largest city, Medellin, authorities have confirmed. A civilian mechanic took the armored car out of a repair depot in the northern Medellin...

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...

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