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...

Medellin metro to provide free wifi for commuters

The metro system in Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city,  is planning to install a free wireless internet service for its customers next year, according to local media. The operating company of the metro system (Sitva) announced...

Medellin gang truce fueling extortion rackets: Security expert

A presumed truce between the two most powerful criminal organizations in Medellin is resulting in a drop in homicides, but is fueling extortion and protection racketeering schemes, said a local security expert. The presumed truce...

Local flower grower celebrates his 50th Medellin flower parade

This year’s Medellin flower festival is particularly special for William Atehortua, a local flower grower whose participation in Saturday’s annual flower parade dates back half a century.   In the lead up to the flower parade on the final...

Medellin – Where Heaven Meets Earth (Photos)

Medellin through the eyes of photographer Joel Duncan. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoelDuncanPhotography Website: http://www.joelduncanphotography.com/

Haider Ackermann, Colombia’s Favorite Son, Brings His Show to Medellín

There was a full moon over Medellín last week when Colombia’s favorite son, Haider Ackermann, came home. He offered a spectacular career overview to inaugurate the trade show Colombiamoda 2013 and mark the twenty-fifth...

Flyer warns of imminent ‘social cleansing’ in Bogota, after similar threat issued in Medellin

An unknown group in Bogota has distributed a pamphlet announcing its intentions to engage in “social cleaning” activities in one of the Colombian capital’s poorer neighborhoods, national media reported Wednesday. Distributed on January...

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...

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...

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...

Drugs and Trafficking Behind Death of Foreigners in Medellin

TODAY COLOMBIA - In the Medellin morgue lies corpse a foreigner who was kidnapped at the end of October in a Poblado commercial centre. According to the outgoing commander of the Metropolitan Police, General...

Medellin blows up apartment complex 4 months after fatal tragedy

Following a tragic accident in which part of a luxury residential complex in Medellin collapsed last year, one of its towers was imploded on Thursday an unexpected seven minutes earlier than planned. At 08:53 AM,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Abortion awareness campaign generates controversy in Medellin

Colombia Reports An abortion awareness campaign by a local sexual health association on generated controversy in Medellin this week after pro-life activists have claimed the campaign is promoting abortion. Posters saying “The Choise is Yours” were put up inside metro stations...

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