21 Reasons Colombians Are Happy

1. Megadiversity Colombia is considered the second most biodiverse country in the world (following Brazil) and the most biodiverse per square kilometer. While only covering 0.8% of the globe’s surface it manages to be house...

Colombia: Is Cocoa The New Cocaine?

38,000 Colombian families will now work together as a new company called María del Campo, which will operate under a similar business model of that of coffee growers. The long-term project will be based out...

Colombia: Gold or Water?

Moors are one of the most important ecosystems in Colombia due to the fact that they are the main producers of drinkable water for many big cities. According to the Minister of Environment and...

Colombia: People suffer high levels of violence despite peace process

Violence remains a major problem for a large part of Colombia’s population, despite the end of the conflict with the FARC-EP, according to a report released by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The increased presence and...

Colombia: how universities can help to build lasting peace

After more than 50 years of conflict, the recent peace agreement in Colombia marks a historic ceasefire between the government and rebel groups. It also poses great challenges, as the various parts of Colombian...

Colombia In Top Ten in Expat Destinations in 2017

Colombia was chosen as the eight best country to live abroad, according to a survey conducted by expat resource website InterNations. InterNations reports surveying more than 12,500 expat members from 166 different nationalities to get...

Coca-Cola introduces bottle made of ice in Colombia

The ice bottle comes wrapped with a red rubber band as a barrier to the cold. Coca-Cola has the cure for a summer meltdown — a new bottle made entirely of ice. The ice-cold soda container...

CIA Investigated Whether Hitler Survived World War II And Moved To Colombia

¿Dónde está el Führer? A newly declassified document from the CIA claims that Adolf Hitler apparently survived World War II and lived in Colombia for several months in 1954. The intelligence memo, part of the just-released files...

Canada and Colombia will establish a “bilateral police initiative”

Colombia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning president, Juan Manuel Santos, thanked Canadians Monday for their support of his country’s peace process – support that was bolstered by what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “bilateral police...

Colombian Army Burns 814 Kgs of “High-Quality” Marijuana in Middle of Town

In Colombia, the seizure and subsequent destruction of 814 kilos of ‘cripy’ marijuana in the town of Florencia, Caquetá led to non-stop calls to the emergency line. Residents took notice of a strong smell in...

Perception of Security in Colombia Is Better than the Global Average

The perception of security in Colombia is better than the global average and more favorable than the three other largest countries in Latin America, according to a recent study from Unisys. The U.S.-based IT company’s...

10 Mental Health Care Center Employees Arrested for Abusing Disabled Children

Colombian police have arrested ten people after they found children with disabilities who were being abused inside of a clinic run by the government. The workers were part of the staff at a mental health...

Colombia’s Coffee Output, Exports To Hit 25-year High

Colombia’s recovery in coffee output, and exports, will progress faster than had been thought this season, US officials said – but on an assumption of “normal” weather, even as ideas of La Niña grow. The...

Colombia’s Indigenous March to Demand Government Comply with Peace Accord

The time for talking is over, Colombia’s Indigenous communities have said, as they mobilize to demand the government adhere to the terms of the country’s peace agreement in a "Minga of Resistance." Indigenous organizations are...

Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore Begin Free-Trade Negotiations with Pacific Alliance in Colombia

On Monday, in the city of Cali, Canada began the first round of formal negotiations to forge a free-trade agreement with the Pacific Alliance. Along with three other nations — Australia, New Zealand, and...

Campesinos Prepare for Police Repression in Rural Colombia

Protesting campesinos in the Catatumba farming region are preparing for further Colombian government repression as they continue an indefinite national strike, organizers said. “Enough with the hatred against campesinos!" a statement circulated by the National...

Battle for the mother land: indigenous people of Colombia fighting for their lands

A green-and-red flag flies over a cluster of bamboo and tarpaulin tents on the frontline of an increasingly deadly struggle for land and the environment in Colombia’s Cauca Valley. It is the banner for what...

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Colombia No. 6 in IL’s “The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2018”

“Where should I retire?” This is the question we hear most often at International Living, and every January we give you our most definitive...

Bogota ranks among world’s most traffic congested cities, says study

In a world deconstructed by mega data, Colombia, once again, makes a list and one we can all relate to – traffic. The 2017...

Banco Colpatria (Spanish only), a division of Scotiabank Colombia SA, last week acquired the small-business and consumer operations, including credit cards, of Citibank Colombia,...

‘Tool to Ensure Woman’s Submission’: Female Genital Mutilation Drama in Colombia

In the year 2018, female mutilation remains a pressing issue for the Emberá people, a small ethnic group in Colombia. The Emberá adopted the...

Colombia’s FARC Party Suspends Election Campaign Over Violent Protests

The Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC), a rebel group-turned-political party, has decided to suspend its parliamentary election campaign over security concerns stemming from the...

Colombia and Brazil Announce Border Controls as Venezuelans Flee En Masse

Colombia and Brazil have announced a series of measures to control their border with Venezuela, as hundreds of thousands of people have fled the...

Canadian Capital Fuels Colombian Cannabis Boom

(Ozy.com) Decades have passed since the bulk of marijuana cultivation in the Americas shifted from Colombia up to Mexico. But the tides are turning...

Colombia Bomb Attack Kills Five Police, Injures Dozens

An early morning bomb attack outside a police station in Colombia's coastal city of Barranquilla killed at least five police officers and wounded 42...

Colombian Model Arrested In The US For Leaving Her Toddler Home Alone To Go...

A Costa Rican model living in South Florida found out that things are different up north, admitting to authorities that she left her one-year-old...

Colombian government, rebels to seek new ceasefire accord

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday said his government would strive to negotiate a second ceasefire agreement with the National Liberation Army (ELN)...