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...

Uribe candidate represents ‘clear threat to peace talks:’ FARC

Colombia’s main rebel group, the FARC, on Tuesday called new 2014 presidential candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga an enemy of ongoing peace talks with the government. Zuluaga, only selected as the Uribe Centro Democratico Party candidate...

14 dead in clash between ELN and Colombian army

A clash between the ELN and National Army has left two soldiers and 12 guerrillas dead on Tuesday in Northern Colombia, according to reports by local media.  The 34th Mobile Brigade of the National Army...

Gangs in Bogota surge as Colombia’s capital cuts public security funds

The number of gangs in Bogota has exceeded 1,300 while the city government cuts funds aimed at reducing crime, a local councilman said. Bogota councilman Horacio Serpa blames the proliferation of largely juvenile offenders on a 30% cut...

Social project turned eyesore: Medellin’s Biblioteca de España

Envisioned as an architectural symbol of change in Medellin’s once violence-laden eastern hills, the Biblioteca de España is already facing a number of structural issues.  Designed by Colombian architect Giancarlo Mazzanti in 2005, the library was...

Cardenas Says Colombia Must Do Everything It Can to Weaken Peso

(Bloomberg) Colombia’s government should do everything it can to weaken the peso to protect the Andean nation’s exporters, Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said. That could include extending the central bank’s program of at least $30...

Underage Medellin girls used as ‘sexual merchandise:’ Local Councillor

Child trafficking and sexual exploitation is spiraling out of control in Colombia’s second-biggest city Medellin with young girls being used as “sexual merchandise”, according to a local expert. Luis Bernardo Montoya, a social worker and...

British Embassy in Colombia In Embarrassing Gaffe: Calling Falklands, Malvinas!

The British Embassy in Colombia made an embarrassing gaffe when it referred to the Falklands Islands using the Argentinian name 'Malvinas'. The embassy's Twitter account, @UKinColombia, repeatedly issued tweets containing the name advertising a debate...

Cali police capture nightclub massacre suspects after year long investigation

Authorities report that 9 suspects linked to the Cali nightclub massacre, which left 9 dead, have been captured this weekend. Cali SIJIN police authorities report that the 9 suspects were captured in various locations in...

Colombia oil reserves rose 10% in 2011

Colombia's proven oil reserves climbed 10% last year compared with 2010, but the government says more is needed and is urging companies to spend more on exploration. According to data released late Thursday from the...

Security measures in place throughout Colombia ahead of Uruguay World Cup match

Colombia has put in place a number of different security measures throughout the country in preparation for the national soccer team’s knockout match against Uruguay on Saturday. The most prominent measure being taken is the...

Ecopetrol Adds 2,800 Barrels Per Day to Oil Production with Three New Wells

State-controlled Colombian oil company Ecopetrol has confirmed three new successful wells in northwest Colombia, the Bogotá-based firm announced this week. The wells are held jointly with U.S.-based Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy) and have reached a...

Colombia’s car industry starts year slow, expects improvement

After a slow start for car sales in January, Colombia is expected to pick up for the rest of this year with an estimated 315,000 units forecast to be sold, according to research carried...

Colombia Uribe Says Venezuela Is Paradise for Terrorist

Venezuela is a haven for drug traffickers and terrorists and needs a new government to restore democratic values, former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe said. “Venezuela is a paradise for terrorists from Colombia, for narco-trafficking,” Uribe...

Over 2,000 Rain Victims in Colombia

The heavy rains that fell in Nariño, Colombia, left more than 2,000 victims and destroyed some 570 houses, said Governor Raul Delgado since Magüí river flooded downtown Magüi Payan Municipality. Fortunately, said Delgado, there were...

Authorities foil ‘FARC’ bombing attempt on army HQ in Cali, Colombia

Authorities in Colombia’s western city of Cali, Valle del Cauca averted a bombing attempt on the Army’s Third Brigade headquarters, Colombian media reported on Friday. Valle del Cauca Three men suspected of belonging to Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC,...

Colombian bishops make Assisi pilgrimage to pray for peace

Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) - In the wake of Pope Benedict's call for peace in Colombia, the country's bishops, who are in Rome for their ad limina visit, made a pilgrimage to the Church...

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In Colombia’s coffee-producing region of Risaralda, small trees run along the sharp incline of the Andes Mountains, carefully tended in tidy rows. Thousands of...

Colombia to Host Meeting with Ecuador, Peru on Venezuelan Migrant Issue

BOGOTA - Officials from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru will meet in Bogota next week to seek a solution to a growing exodus of migrants...

Referendum on Proposed Anti-Corruption Laws Falls Short in Colombia

A set of anti-corruption initiatives in Colombia failed to attract the required number of votes Sunday, despite earning nearly 100 percent support of the...

Venezuelan women turn to sex work in Colombia

Venezuelan women are being driven into the sex trade in Colombia in order to survive, a Sky News investigation has found. Scores of women were...

Venezuelan economic crisis tears families as they flee into Colombia

Crowds of families sit with their cases and bags underneath the trees on the border with Colombia and Venezuela. One woman with tears streaming down...

US Navy Hospital Ship to Deploy to Colombia

The United States is sending a U.S. Navy hospital ship to Colombia to help treat some of the hundreds of thousands of people who...

Drug trafficking and organized crime, agenda topics with the United States

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis met with Colombia’s defense minister on Friday to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Colombia,...

Colombians Told ‘No Sex’ In The Afternoon. It’s Too Darn Hot!

It’s been a sweltering summer in many parts of the world, with millions scrambling for ways to cool off. On Wednesday, the 600,000 residents...

‘We apologize’: former Colombia FARC rebels seek forgiveness at tribunal

Former rebel FARC commanders in Colombia have appeared at a historic tribunal where for the first time they were made to answer for kidnappings...

Colombian President-Elect Pledges to Maintain Peace Accords With FARC Rebels

Ivan Duque, who finished first in the second round of the Colombian presidential vote, said that he would respect the peace accords with the...