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...

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...

16 businessmen sentenced to prison for paramilitary ties

A Medellin court sentenced 16 businessmen behind a large palm oil project in western Colombia to prison for using paramilitary groups to illegally obtain territory for their businesses. The agricultural mega project seeking to turn the lower...

Male criminal gets breast implants to avoid capture

Baranquilla police on Monday arrested a suspected prison escapee who allegedly avoided capture by dressing as a woman and even getting breast implants. After escaping from prison where he had been sentenced to serve 60...

How Coca-Cola Made Ice Bottles

During its ice bottle giveaway in Colombia earlier this year, Coca-Cola gave away an average of 265 frozen bottles an hour, the company says. Here’s how they did it: “Micro-filtered water” is poured into silicone...

More Colombian generals sacked over embezzlement

Colombian judicial authorities have begun investigating two army generals and at least 20 other members of the military for illegally funneling funds to mining companies. The two generals are Nicasio de Jesus Martinez, commander of the 5th...

Mexican Cartels Marking Territory in Colombia, Allying with Bacrim and FARC

Mexican drug cartels are marking their territory in Colombia. Locals in southwest Colombia, near the portal city of Tumaco, spoke of Mexicans who arrived at the end of 2012, “to put an order to...

Colombian Soft-Drinks and Sugar Billionaire Bubbles Up

Six decades ago, as a recent college graduate working for his father-in-law’s soft-drinks company, Carlos Ardila Lulle came up with a fizzy, pink, apple-flavored concoction that started outselling all of their other products. The rose-colored...

Six tons of marijuana, cocaine seized in Colombia

(UPI) — Nearly six tons of marijuana and cocaine allegedly owned by major rebel and drug trafficking groups has been seized in raids by Colombian police. Authorities said the operations, conducted in the southwestern departments...

Cali Gets Its First Double-Decker Tour Bus

Starting November, a double-decker bus will start rolling the streets of cali, offering city tours to locals and visitors. The bus, sits 80 and convertible, will make morning, afternoon and evening trips at a price...

Starbucks To Invade Colombia

(International Business Times) Two years ago, before I moved to the States, this sort of a question would have baffled me and left me speechless. Now that I have become Americanized by way of...

Slim’s America Movil Hamstrung as Colombia Woos DirecTV, NII

(Bloomberg) - America Movil, the mobile-phone carrier controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim, has to face limits in Colombia so the country can open up to potential new investors such as DirecTV, the nation’s top...

10 Reasons Couples Stop Having Sex

(AFTERBIZLIFE) Great sex outside of a relationship is attainable, but can you have an amazing relationship without sex? What a pickle! You think you’re officially off the meat hanger but hang on, what’s that?...

Which 2013 tablet is the best for gaming?

The one great thing that has happened to games and gaming over the past few years it is the fact that it has become much more accessible than ever before. This is mainly due...

iPhone 5 Costs 30% Less in Colombia Than In The U.S.

Colombia's major carriers Tigo, Claro and Movistar have begun selling the iPhone 5, with the official launch on November 9. One of the most striking aspectes of the phone's arrival in the country is...

Education of former child soldiers is still a big hurdle in Colombia

In Colombia, as in other war-town countries, access to education is one of the most often requested means of support by former child soldiers. Seventy percent of the former child soldiers have only a fifth...

Which Country Is The Happiest In The World? Hint: It’s Not The US

TODAY COLOMBIA - Ever consider packing up and moving to a different country, whether to get away from it all or simply to try something new? If so, you may want to seriously consider...

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Drug Capos Looking for Way Out Via Colombia Peace Accords

TODAY COLOMBIA via Insightcrime - Authorities in Colombia have filtered out more than two dozen drug capos attempting to pass themselves off as FARC...

US Threatens to Brand Colombia Not Compliant on Anti-Drug Efforts

TODAY COLOMBIA via Insightcrime.org - In an annual designation of major drug trafficking and producing nations, US President Donald Trump broke with decades of...

After Death of Number Two, Colombia’s Urabeños Offer to Surrender

(Insightcrime) The most wanted drug trafficker in Colombia and leader of the powerful Urabeños has offered to surrender himself and his organization to authorities...

Colombian Indigenous Groups Denounce Exclusion from Final Peace Agreement

Several Colombian Indigenous groups have condemned their exclusion from the implementation of the final peace agreement between the government and the FARC, as a...

Pockets of Rising Violence in Rural Colombia Despite National Drop in Murders

(InSight Crime) While Colombia boasts its lowest homicide rate in nearly half a century, pockets of spiking violence in several rural areas tell a...

Colombians give Pope Francis rapturous welcome

BOGOTA -- At the start of his first full day in Colombia, Pope Francis urged Colombians to persevere on the path to reconciliation and...

Pope Francis appeals for reconciliation in war-scarred Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia — Pope Francis on Thursday pressed a message of reconciliation as he began a five-day trip through Colombia, a country scarred by...

Pope visits Colombia to boost peace process after 50 years of war

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis travels to Colombia this week to encourage a fledgling peace process that ended half a century of war...

Pope Francis sends video message ahead of Colombia visit

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Monday sent a video message to the people of Colombia ahead of his Apostolic Journey to the country on...

Grateful Colombian refugee opens home to Venezuelans in need

Angelica Lamos Ballesteros, 51, was welcomed in Venezuela when gun-toting guerrillas forced her from her home in Colombia’s mountainous Norte de Santander department. Now...