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...

So How’s That Medellin Tech Hub Going?

(TODAY COLOMBIA) By Colin, Expat-Chronicles - Around 2011 and 2012 the city of Medellin, Colombia began trying to bill itself as the Silicon Valley of Latin America. It is a wealthy city on Latin...

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...

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...

27 Million Christmas Lights To Light Up Medellin

Christmas decoration on top of Medellin’s Cerro Nutibara. Medellin, Colombia’s most extroverted city during the holidays, on Tuesday revealed this year’s Christmas decorations. The city’s public utilities company, EPM, released photos of what the city’s Christmas...

Mothers breastfed in Public in Colombia Looking For World Record

Some 100 mothers breastfed their children in outdoors in Medellin in order to break the world record set by the international movement The Big Latch On, to encourage breastfeeding. This was the first time for...

Social project turned eyesore: Medellin’s Biblioteca de España

Envisioned as an architectural symbol of change in Medellin’s once violence-laden eastern hills, the Biblioteca de España is already facing a number of structural issues.  Designed by Colombian architect Giancarlo Mazzanti in 2005, the library was...

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...

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...

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...

Medellin, Colombia. What A Pleasant Surprise !

By LimorGarf (CNN) - When you tell your friends that you’re going on vacation to Colombia, most will say; eieee, be careful, are you sure it's safe? The vision of guerrilla warfare and violence...

Modern Robotic Parking Premiered in Medellin

Medellin is the first Colombian city to introduce a robotic parking lot that increase a lot's capacity by 300%. Using technology imported from Japan, cars can be stacked efficiently, saving on fuel while looking...

Medellín: A modernist legacy

Beauty in Medellín evolves around skin and texture. From the giant billboards with scantily clad models as one swerves the curves from the airport, to the shiny bronze torsos of Fernando Botero’s sculptures, the...

Medellin: An Escalator to Opportunity

Colombia’s decades of civil war displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Fleeing the countryside, they arrived in the cities like Medellin, only to discover a brutal world ruled by drug lords. Until drug kingpin Pablo...

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...

Hacker Network Foiled in US$70 Million Heist of Bancolombia

TODAY COLOMBIA (InsightCrime.org) A transnational criminal group nearly pulled off a historic cyber-heist of one of Colombia's biggest banks, highlighting how even the most advanced cyber security systems can be breached by what could...

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(McClatchy) Florida lawmakers went into damage control mode after President Donald Trump attacked Colombian President Ivan Duque during an off-the-cuff comment about closing the...

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