Slang and the slums: how Colombia’s drug trade gave rise to a whole new...

Set foot in Colombia and it won’t be long before words such as “parce,” “chichipato” and “bacano” start to throw your schoolbook Spanish off-balance. To natives, these words are simply part of everyday language....

Colombian Police Capture Members of Human Trafficking Ring

The Colombian police captured nine members of a human trafficking ring operating in the Aburra Valley subregion in the northern department of Antioquia, in Medellin. Authorities stated thatfour women and five men, who are...

Home, sewer home! Colombian couple turns abandoned sewer into home for the past 22...

Nydailynews/TodayColombia - A Colombian couple has taken living arrangements to a new low by using an abandoned sewer in the city of Medellin as their digs for the past 22 years. But Miguel Restrepo, 62, and...

Medellin finally to exhume bodies from what could be Colombia’s biggest mass grave

Colombian authorities are set to begin exhuming bodies from what could be the country’s biggest mass grave that has been looming over western Medellin for more than a decade. The “Escombrera” dumping ground is thought to...

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...

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...

Driving in Medellin – Tips for Foreigners

After driving in Medellin for six years I finally decided to share my observations and experiences with others who are either driving in Colombia’s second largest city or considering doing so. It is not...

Medellin Traffic Nightmare (Photos)

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

Colombia: Rappers under threat in Medellin by violent street gangs

For Jeison Castano, meeting Elider Varela is as memorable today as ever: "He was one of the most recognized rappers in the area. His nickname, his clothing, his personality caught my attention. He was...

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...

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