Atletico Nacional wins Colombia soccer league

Atletico Nacional on Sunday defeated Deportivo Cali 2-0 to win Colombia’s second soccer league of the year. With the victory, the Medellin side succeeded in winning all national trophies this year. Earlier this year, Nacional...

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...

Final bodies recovered from collapsed Medellin residential building

Relief agencies recovered the last three bodies that were buried in the debris from a Medellin residential building that collapsed earlier this month, according to the city’s mayor. Mayor Anibal Gaviria, while reporting the bodies’...

Medellin to take down partially collapsed flats in controlled explosion

Medellin announced on Thursday that it will demolish the apartment building complex that partially collapsed in October killing twelve people. The implosion is scheduled for February 18 and will mark the next step in the...

Cali beat Medellin to win Colombia soccer league

Colombia Reports Deportivo Cali beat Independiente Medellin to win Colombia’s soccer league on Sunday after defeating their opponents with 2-1 in two legs. The team from Cali had already won the first leg at home with 1- 0...

Graffiti On The Walls of Medellin

  In a photograph sure to please your everyday anarchist, a graffitist does his thing on a wall in Medellin, Colombia, on Friday while a couple of uninhibited women parade by carrying a sign in...

Silicon Valley invests in Medellin online store

A Colombian start-up which sells motorcycle accessories online has received a major, undisclosed investment from Silicon Valley firms. Pamotos co-founder Mauricio Maestre told Colombia Reports on Friday that Colombians are just now starting to embrace...

Medellin uses mosquitoes to fight dengue fever

Colombia Reports Mosquitoes treated with a special bacteria have been released into Medellin to stop the spread of dengue fever, local media reported Thursday. The release of mosquitoes is part of a global research project to fight...

Thousands march in Medellin for ‘International Workers’ Day’

Near 5000 workers took to the streets of Medellin Thursday in honor of “International Workers Day” or “Labor Day,” while calling for better working conditions, according to local media. Medellin’s downtown area became flooded with...

Medellin: From Cradle of Crime to Cultural Icon

The department of Antioquia’s capital city was the first in the world to implement an aerial cable car system for mass transit purposes. The history of violence in the districts of Medellín has transformed into...

Male Motorcycle Passengers Banned as Medellin Tackles Hitmen

COLOMBIA NEWS - The city of Medellin, is once more renewing its ban against men riding on the back of motorcycles, the favored vehicle of local assassins since the era of Pablo Escobar. Men are...

Medellin almost too safe for dangerous city ranking

Medellin, long infamous for being one of the world’s most dangerous cities, might have become too safe to be featured on next year’s list of the world’s most dangerous urban centers. According to the Mexican Citizens’ Council...

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...

Ticket sales surge for Madonna’s 2nd Medellin concert

One-third of the tickets for Madonna's second concert in Medellin have been sold before going on sale to the general public, local media reported Tuesday. The first 15,000 tickets were sold exclusively to customers of...

Latin America’s largest antique negative archive in Medellin

The Piloto public library in Colombia’s second largest city Medellin has Latin America’s largest archive of negatives, containing 1.7 million antique photographs covering Colombia 1848 until 2005. With its extensive collection of antique photographs, the...

Who Controls Medellín?

Medellín has become emblematic of Colombia's dramatic transformation over the past decade. But try telling that to residents of the city's slums. COLOMBIA NEWS JOURNAL - The labyrinth of streets making up Medellín’s hillside slums...

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...

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