Education, innovation key to Colombia development: IADB

Educating a modern workforce and promoting innovation are the keys for Colombia’s economic development, according to the president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). To move forward, Colombia needs to work on these “basics” IADB...

Colombia military to investigate leaking of audio on helicopter crash that killed 15

Colombia Reports Colombia’s defense minister announced that the military will investigate the leaking of audio and video material that led to speculation about the possible shooting down of a helicopter. Audio that leaked last week contradicted authorities...

Man found hanged on Avianca flight from Colombia to Costa Rica

The body of a Romanian man has been found hanged inside an Avianca airplane’s bathroom just before landing in Costa Rica after flying from Colombia’s capital Bogota, media from both countries reported on Wednesday. The man, identified as...

Colombia military claims seizing one of FARC’s biggest explosives stashes in history

Colombia’s national army announced on Wednesday the dismantling of one of the biggest explosives and logistics bases they have ever come across. Over three tons of explosives were seized in the municipality of Ricaurte, Nariño. The...

UN tells Colombia to ‘not shoot the messenger’ and investigate military killings

Colombia Reports The United Nations expressed its support for Human Rights Watch on Thursday, calling on the Colombian government “not to shoot the messenger” denouncing impunity in the military killings of thousands of civilians. UN representative...

Former chiefs of Colombia’s demobilized M-19 rebels investigated over war crimes

Colombia Reports Colombia’s Prosecutor General on Monday announced an investigation into possible war crimes by surviving commanders of the M-19 guerrilla group that demobilized in 1991. According to newspaper El Espectador, Prosecutor General Eduardo Montealegre will...

Santos plans to speed up peace talks with the FARC

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has announced plans to speed up the peace talks between his government and the FARC rebel group just two days after the first round of the country’s presidential elections...

Colombia has enough oil for eight years

  Colombia only has enough oil to last another eight years and must urgently step up exploration efforts to locate more reserves, Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said. "We have oil for 8.1 years and we know...

Colombia rail strike ends, coal ops may restart Friday

(Reuters) - Colombia's main railway should resume moving coal to port on Friday after the union ended a 25-day strike that has paralyzed more than half of exports from the world's fourth-largest coal exporter,...

Colombia’s Juan Valdez coffee franchise hits back at Starbucks, opens new Miami store

Colombia’s home-grown coffee chain Juan Valdez has opened a new store in the US city of Miami, only a week after US coffee giant Starbucks opened its first store in Colombia, according to wire...

What happened in Colombia while you were watching the World Cup

While the national soccer team was drawing attention worldwide, life in Colombia went on and — while everybody was looking the other way — some important news stories developed. Juan Manuel Santos reelected in Colombia’s Presidential elections Incumbent...

Colombia declares war on illegal mining

Colombia Reports Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday declared a war on the $2.5 billion illegal mining industry in the country. “Illegal mining is causing us more harm than other enemies” the president said. “When we compare what...

Colombian forces kill at least 20 FARC guerrillas, talks to reopen

(Reuters) - Colombian forces have killed at least 20 Marxist FARC guerrillas in an air and ground raid near the border with Ecuador, an army general said on Monday, the deadliest strike against rebels...

Honored to be Colombia’s Ambassador to the UN: Former Foreign Minister

Former Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Emma Mejia has been announced as the new Ambassador of Colombia to the United Nations (UN) in New York. Mrs Mejia said she was honored to have been selected and...

Military to take over parts of Medellin to curb gang wars

From Colombia Reports Medellin will militarize the east and southwest of the city to curb ongoing gang wars that have crippled public life, the city's mayor announced Tuesday. According to Medellin Mayor Anibal Gaviria, the military...

Collapse at unlicensed mine kills 3, leaves 30 missing

SANTANDER DE QUILICHAO, Colombia – A collapse at one of Colombia’s many unlicensed mines has killed three people and left another 30 missing under tons of mud and rock in the department of Cauca,...

60% of Colombian teachers don’t speak English: Education Minister

Just one day after the launch of a new bilingual initiative, Colombia’s minister of education announced that more than half of the country’s teachers do not speak English. According to Education Minister Maria Fernanda Campo,...

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Venezuelans find safety in Colombia

When Darlys* fled Venezuela with her two children looking for safety, she never imagined she would end up sleeping on the streets of Maicao,...

U.S. Lawmakers do damage control after Trump rips President Duque

(McClatchy) Florida lawmakers went into damage control mode after President Donald Trump attacked Colombian President Ivan Duque during an off-the-cuff comment about closing the...

Colombia could become a target of retaliation

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Historic Mega-Concert on Colombian-Venezuelan Border

British billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Richard Branson is spearheading a unique and historic concert on the Venezuelan-Colombian border, in conjunction with the beginning of...

VOA Latin America Interviews Ivan Duque

Colombian President Ivan Duque, interviewed Saturday by VOA's Latin America Division, discussed the battle against the National Liberation Army in Venezuela and strengthening his...

PriceSmart Declares Dividend, Announces Expansion

PriceSmart declared a US$0.70 per share dividend at the company's 2019 annual meeting of stockholders held on January 30, 2019, in San Diego. A $0.35...

Colombia Military Kills Dissident Militant Leader

Colombia’s military says it has killed a militant leader who refused to adhere to a peace accord his rebel group and the government agreed...

Colombia Denies Entry to Over 200 Venezuelan Supporters Of Maduro

Colombian authorities have banned over 200 Venezuelan officials and supporters of President Nicolas Maduro from entering the country amid the escalating political crisis in...

UN Condemns Bogota Terrorist Attack And Urges International Support For Justice For Victims

The United Nations is urging its members to "actively cooperate" with Colombian authorities in their efforts to bring to justice those responsible for last...

Cuba Will Adhere to Protocol after Breakdown of Colombia-ELN Peace Talks

Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, reiterated, through his official Twitter account, that Cuba will act in strict respect for the Peace...

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