Medellin: Feria de las Flores In Full Bloom

It's ten days of partying in Medellin, the "City of Eternal Spring", with the start of the Feria de las Flores (Flowers Festival), that is held every year the first week in August. The week...

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...

Colombia Bans Alcohol, Guns and Motorcycles For Saturday’s Game With Uruguay

COLOMBIA NEWS — Authorities in major Colombian cities are again imposing bans on alcohol and curfews for Saturday to discourage out of control partying for World Cup game day. Across the country, Colombia's national police...

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...

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...

Medellin’s Deadly Building Collapse

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's chief prosecutor says his office is investigating the manager of the company that was building a tower that collapsed in the city of Medellin over the weekend, killing at...

Sunday is ‘No Pants Day’ in Medellin

Hundreds of young people are expected to descend on a local park in Colombia’s largest city Sunday in nothing but their underwear as a statement of free expression and nonconformity.  Medellin’s River Park (Parque del Rio)...

Medellin Traffic Nightmare (Photos)

A broken water main is the cause of a tremendous traffic nightmare in Colombia's second largest city.

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...

No To Sex Tourism in Medellin

COLOMBIA NEWS -- In July 2014, the Facebook page No to sex tourist was created, with the purpose of create awareness about sex tourism in Colombia. Wikipedia lo define como: Sex tourism is travel to...

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...

“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,...

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...

Colombia: Medellín moves on without forgetting

Through innovation and development, Colombia’s second-largest city is still working to leave behind Pablo Escobar’s legacy of violence.   It has gone from being one of the most violent cities in the world in the 1990s...

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...

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 named among top 3 most innovative cities in the world

  Colombia's second city Medellin was ranked as one of the top three most innovative cities in the world, and is in the running for the number one spot along with Tel Aviv and New...

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