Colombia’s Medellin named ‘most innovative city’

Medellin, in Colombia, has been named the world's most innovative city in a competition organised by the non-profit Urban Land Institute. Medellin, once known for being the stronghold of the Medellin drugs cartel, beat Tel...

Bello Park, a Medellin hangout for day and night

Just a short 10-minute walk from the Bello metro station lies Bello Park, officially known as Parque Santander, in the heart of the municipality on the northern extent of the Medellin’s ever expanding greater...

Medellin constructor evacuates another building over fears of collapse

A Medellin construction evacuated a recently built apartment building weeks after a residential complex constructed by the same company collapsed, killing eleven. The “Continental Towers” – a complex of 116 apartments  located in the wealthy...

Medellin opens historic museum on Colombia’s conflict

Medellin’s House of Memory Museum, dedicated to creating historic memory of Colombia’s ongoing armed conflict, opened its doors to the public for the first time this week. The night featured exhibits presented by Colombia’s 7th...

Lesbian Couple Alleges Discrimination at Medellin, Colombia Airport

A lesbian couple alleges security personnel of American Airlines at the Medellin airport wrongfully separated them last month before they boarded a flight to the U.S. Ana Elisa Leiderman told the Washington Blade during a...

Medellin’s Bicentennial Park: Urban symbol of reconciliation

Bicentennial Park, set on the edge of Medellin’s downtown area, offers sprawling green scenery with an impressive view of the surrounding hillside valley–a great urban space for social and cultural events in the heart...

Medellin Has Outgrown ‘Narcos’

As she sipped a cappuccino in a buzzing café on a tree-lined street in Medellin, Cindy Crawford Thomas said that escaping South Florida to retire in what was once the world’s most notorious city...

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...

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...

Moving to Medellin made easy, local relocation company claims

Foreigners who are moving to Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city, can now count on professional assistance to help newcomers get settled. A new company, Medellin Executive Relocation, was founded in the city earlier this year...

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...

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...

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...

13 teachers forced to flee Medellin schools just this month

  Thirteen teachers have been forced to leave their Medellin teaching jobs and in some cases flee the city in the first ten days of August alone after receiving death threats. The last victim is a high...

Colombian heroin traffickers wanted by US captured in Medellin and Fort Lauderdale

Three Colombian drug traffickers wanted by the United States authorities were captured on Thursday in separate operations in Colombia and the US, according to authorities. Luis Fernando Ospina, alias “Caneco”, and Luis Felipe García, alias...

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...

‘FARC’ pamphlet threatens guerrillas’ return to Medellin

A pamphlet circulating on the outskirts of Medellin and on social networking is claiming the FARC plans to return to Colombia’s second largest city. Authorities and the rebels assume the threat is a hoax. Alleged...

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