5 drowned men found along Colombia’s Caribbean coast

Police say the bodies of five drowned men have been found along Colombia’s coast, and they suspect the men could have travelled from a Caribbean island in an attempt to reach Central America. Uraba police...

Colombia: ‘Crime Drops’ After Venezuela Border Operation

TODAY COLOMBIA (BBC News) - The Colombian government has acknowledged that crime and smuggling have gone down since Venezuela deployed thousands of troops along their common border two months ago. The move was initially criticised...

Scotiabank acquires majority stake in Colombias Colfondos

Scotiabank has announced that it has completed the acquisition of a 51% stake in Colfondos AFP, the fourth largest pension fund company in Colombia. The remaining 49% of the firm remains in the hands of...

Colombia’s “Widow of the Mafia” Assassinated

Lorena Henao Montoya, known as the "Widow of the Mafia," was murdered after assassins on a motorcycle strafed her car with bullets in the province of Armenia, just the latest chapter in a widening...

Armed Forces Cooperate with Civilian Agencies to Battle Fires across Colombia

The wave of fires that began in July and continues to plague Colombia has already destroyed 101,000 hectares in 504 municipalities. With 4,000 conflagrations detected, and that number growing daily, Colombia is facing one...

2 Men From Costa Rica Arrested in Colombia With Thousands of Dollars Hidden in...

"This form of money laundering is new in Colombia. So far we have detected many cases of drug intake to exit the country," Wilson Patiño, regional director for the Department of Immigration (province) of...

Gender policy is failing women in Colombia

From Colombia Reports Although Colombia seems to have a number of the right policies for improving gender equality, structural challenges and slow uptake risk making equality a distant goal. Colombia has come a long way since...

Sudden rise in killings threatens Cali’s praised public security progress

Following a year-long steady drop, the homicide rate in Colombia’s third city Cali increased with a vengeance, threatening the impressive improvements in crime reductions the city had shown only months ago. When President Juan Manuel...

Inspector General appeals to overturn Petro’s protection against impeachment

Colombia’s Inspector General’s Office has appealed a decision by a national court which temporarily blocks further rulings made against Bogota’s reinstated mayor Gustavo Petro, local media reported on Tuesday. In the ongoing saga of Petro’s...

No talks with teachers until Colombia’s 9 million kids return to school: Colombia education...

While thousands of teachers marched through Bogota on Monday, Colombia’s education minister threatened to not pay striking teachers’ wages and insisted the strike must end before the government is willing to talk. The teachers’ strike that...

Sinaloa Cartel Laundered Money in Colombia Using Textiles: Report

  Mexico's most powerful drug cartel laundered illicit proceeds in Colombia via contraband clothing and footwear products, according to a new report, taking advantage of the difficulty authorities face in stopping trade-based money laundering. In a July...

Pannunzi: Biggest Cocaine Smuggler in the World

Roberto Pannunzi, who fled from an Italian prison in 2010, smiled and chatted with officers as he arrived at Rome airport surrounded by Italian police and dressed in a white polo shirt and dark...

Colombia growth: huffing and puffing

Colombia’s economy is still struggling to regain its momentum. Data released Thursday showed the Andean country grew only 2.8 per cent in the first quarter this year, compared with the 5.4 per cent expansion in...

Colombia warns FARC against resuming attacks

Colombian President has warned the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels against resuming violent operations once the group’s unilateral ceasefire expires. Juan Manuel Santos said on Sunday that the security forces were ready to...

Nearly 200 have died in manual eradication of coca in Colombia

Colombia Reports Almost 200 Colombians have died in the process of manually eradicating coca plants, a strategy the Colombian government adopted after banning the aerial spraying of glyphosate. Defying Washington, Colombia bans glyphosate use for coca fumigation Vice-minister of...

Colombia seizes properties belonging to ‘Sweden’s Pablo Escobar’

Colombia’s narcotics department seized a number of properties allegedly belonging to a notorious drug lord known as the “Swedish Pablo Escobar.” The police reported the seizure of nine properties in different regions of Colombia, all belonging to convicted Swedish drug...

Hallowed hollows: Breathtaking chapel housed in 500-year-old Colombian salt mine

Chapel was built by miners as a place to pray before they started work and sits 800metres underground Impressive salt mine dates back to pre-Colombian times when it was exploited by the indigenous Muisca people Salt...

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It’s the Poorest Who Should be Voting for Iván Duque

It is common to hear that Iván Duque, the protege of former president Álvaro Uribe Vélez, is the candidate of the rich and that...

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The ex-governor of Antioquia and former mayor of Medellín, Sergio Fajardo, is trying to regain his front-runner status, which he in enjoyed in the...

Floods Force 600 Colombians to Evacuate in Antioquia

The Ituango plant became at risk on April 28 after an “unpredictable geological condition” that caused a massive landslide, covering up the waters below. The...

Colombia’s Easyfly to launch five new routes in 2018

Colombian regional airline Easyfly will launch five new routes this year as it adds more ATR 42-600s to its fleet, expecting to grow traffic...

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After four years negotiating a peace accord that ended a five-decade conflict with FARC rebels, Colombia's presidential candidate Humberto De La Calle said late...

Colombia Considers Chemical Castration as Child Sex Abuse Soars

Colombia's senate has approved the use of chemical castration for rapists found guilty of sex crimes against minors, as a new report warns that...

Colombian Doctor Admits to 360 ‘Secret’ Euthanasia Procedures

A Colombian doctor has publicly admitted to performing over 360 euthanasia procedures throughout Latin America, where the practise is outlawed in all but one...

Petro’s Aguacate Economy: the myth of agriculture as Colombia’s economic savior

In response to charges that Petro is too closely aligned with the Chavista dictatorship in Venezuela, Petro has a clever argument, which he employs...