Ecopetrol Announces Hydrocarbons Discovery in Colombia

Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC; TSX: ECP) announces that it has proven the presence of hydrocarbons at Cusuco 1, an exploratory well located within the municipality of San Carlos de Guaroa, Meta Province,...

Colombian President Assures Investors: ‘We Don’t Expropriate’ Foreign Companies

In the wake of Argentina's decision to nationalize Spanish-controlled oil and gas company YPF SA (YPF, YPFD.BA), Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday that investors can rest assured that his government doesn't nationalize...

US lawmakers discuss defense ties with Colombia

A delegation of US congressmen met with Colombia’s defense minister and other officials Monday to strengthen defense and security cooperation.  The seven lawmakers, members of the House of Representatives, came as part of the US House Committee...

Decoding U.S.-Colombia FTA keeps Miami law firms busy

Trade isn’t the only thing that’s expected to increase with the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. It’s also a growth opportunity for lawyers. Since the agreement went into effect May 15, law firms have been holding...

Ecuador Starts Building Bridge to Colombia

Ecuador began work on the new International Rumichaca Bridge in the country''s northern area, on the border with Colombia. This action has been taken in compliance with an agreement between the governments of Ecuador...

Colombia guerrilla groups recruited 1400 child soldiers since 2011: Report

Colombia’s guerrilla groups have recruited over a thousand child soldiers over the last two years, a subsidiary of the country’s Defense Ministry said Thursday. The Group for Humanitarian Attention of Demobilized People (GAHD), working with...

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...

Colombian state condemned for FARC attacks during Uribe inauguration

Colombia Reports Colombia’s State must pay compensation to families caught up in deadly FARC attacks in Bogota during the inauguration of former president Alvaro Uribe. The Council of the State charged the State on Monday for the damage caused to families in...

Colombia’s children back to school after govt and teachers agree on 12% wage hike

Nine million Colombian children returned to school on Thursday after the government and the teachers’ union compromised to agree to a 12% wage hike. After several hours of deliberation, the board of the Colombian Federation...

Colombia And Others Spied On By The US

The cyber espionage conducted by the United State's  National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States in Brazil is similar to that in progress in other Latin American countries, including Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador...

Two children sexually abused every hour in Colombia

Two children are sexually abused in Colombia every hour, the country’s Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday. The office made the claim based on data compiled between January and September of this year, for a total...

Tax reform helping drive Colombia’s ‘promising’ economy: IMF

A year-old tax reform aimed at making it cheaper to hire people is helping to drive Colombia’s “promising” economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said. National tax reforms were one of the key factors driving...

Colombia Targets New Generation of ‘Baby Narcos’

Authorities in Colombia say they are targeting the latest evolution in the country's organized crime world: "baby narcos," or university educated, business savvy young people who use front companies to send cocaine shipments to...

Jamaica Did Not Sign Colombia’s Note of Protest To The UN

In New York City Monday, president Juan Manual Santos delivered United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, a note signed by Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica, denouncing Nicaragua's expansionism in the region. The letter was signed...

Can You Get Through These 23 GIFs Of Gorillas Without Shielding Your Eyes?

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The Resurrection of Uribe in Colombia

During the last few months it has become apparent that a realignment of political forces could determine the political fortune of President Juan Manuel Santos's bid for a second term in next year’s presidential...

Colombia’s wild pacific coast: El Valle, Choco

El Valle, located in Colombia’s Pacific coastal state of Choco, is surrounded by thick humid jungle and dark sand beaches. At daytime you can watch whales cruise by and at night you can move...

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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...