Colombia Getting into K-Pop Groove with Reality TV Shows

The popularity of K-pop is now evolving to another level as foreign terrestrial networks have begun producing audition programs for the genre. Colombia, a gateway to Latin America, is a case in point. The...

Colombian coffee production “best since 2007″

Coffee production in Colombia is up 62% on last October, coffee growers reported on Wednesday. Colombia’s National Federation of Coffee Growers reported that the monthly yield was 10.3 million bags, the first time the industry...

In Last Decade Colombian Companies Have Invested More than US$750M in Costa Rica

TODAY COLOMBIA  - 38% of the colombian companies who have invested in the country are dedicated to services, 28% to industry, 11% to construction and 23% to tourism, commerce or agriculture, says a report...

Colombia court orders government to regulate euthanasia, 18 years after decriminalization

Colombia’s constitutional Court on Monday ordered the country’s government and Congress to come up with legislation to regulate euthanasia, which — 18 years after it ruled the practice was legal — has still not been done. The court...

‘FARC attack’ leaves 20 homes destroyed on Colombia, Ecuador border

Colombia’s oldest rebel group FARC has destroyed 20 homes in an attack in the south-western region of Putumayo on the border to Ecuador, reported local media on Friday. The rebel attack happened early Friday morning when guerrillas...

Former senator stripped of investiture after drunk-driving incident

Former Senator Eduardo Merlano was officially stripped of his investiture by Colombia’s State Council on Wednesday after he had been caught driving under the influence. The loss of investiture is due to an incident in...

Colombia increasingly in favor of peace with FARC: polls

Colombians are increasingly in favor of ratifying a controversial peace deal with leftist FARC rebels that would end their 52-year long war with the state, two polls released on Friday indicated. Colombia…Read more Colombia...

Colombia Communications minister announces cellphone contract reforms

The communications minister of Colombia has announced reforms that will allow consumers with permanent contracts to switch phone contracts or handsets. These reforms mean customers already using cellphone contracts can pay a fee to switch carrier...

Colombia Foreign Minister meets with IACHR to discuss ousting of Bogota mayor

Colombia’s Foreign Minister met with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) at Washington on Tuesday to discuss the dismissal of Bogota’s former mayor. The aim of Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin’s trip to the United...

PSA to construct and operate container port terminal in Colombia

PSA International and International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) have signed an agreement to jointly develop, construct and operate a container port terminal and ancillary facilities in the Peninsula of Aguadulce, Colombia. Under the terms of...

Colombia Bond Yields Jump as Inflation Accelerates; Peso Gains

Colombia’s peso bonds fell and pushed yields up the most in a month after a government report showed last week that inflation accelerated in April more than forecast, reducing demand for the fixed-rate securities. The...

Movistar Colombia to reach 150 cities with LTE by June 2015

TODAY COLOMBIA - Movistar Colombia aims to provide 4G LTE services in 150 cities across Colombia by June 2015, Comunidad Ola reports, citing Telefonica Colombia president Alfonso Gómez Palacio. The company's LTE network currently reaches...

L’Oréal acquires the Vogue make-up brand in Colombia

L'Oréal announced it has signed a contract for the acquisition of Colombian Vogue group from its shareholders. In Colombia, Vogue is the leader in mass-market make-up. In 2011, the Vogue group achieved a consolidated turnover...

Colombia seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emission with 20% before 2030

Colombia Reports Colombia seeks to reduce the national emission of greenhouse gases with at least 20% in the next 15 years, the country’s environment minister confirmed on Tuesday. President Juan Manuel Santos announced the intended reduction...

Colombian drug kingpin pleads guilty in U.S. to money laundering scheme

COLOMBIA NEWS -- (Reuters) - A Colombian accused of being a drug kingpin and pursued for years by U.S. authorities pleaded guilty in New York on Thursday to a charge that he conspired to...

Nicaraguans Question Colombia Nonconformity with ICJ Decision

Colombia's intention of hiring the firm Volterra Fietta to lodge an appeal to review the sentence decided by the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) on November 19 was questioned today in Nicaragua. To...

Colombia economy surprisingly weak, slowest in 3 years

BOGOTA  (Reuters) - Colombia posted surprisingly weak third-quarter growth on Thursday as the global slowdown bit into expansion and boosted the likelihood policymakers would cut the benchmark interest rate to spur the sluggish economy. Economy...

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President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia’s political establishment and laid bare...

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Now that the right-wing Ivan Duque will face the center-left Gustavo Petro in the second round of the Colombian presidential elections, the Alternative Democratic...

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With nearly all ballots counted in Sunday's first round, Ivan Duque was leading with 39.7% ahead of Gustavo Petro on 24.8%. Former Medellin Mayor...

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From a "repentant Popeye", he went on to "Popeye imprisoned", Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, the self-proclaimed former sicario (hitman) for Pablo Escobar, was arrested...

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On Sunday, May 27, Colombians will head to the polls to elect a new president. At play in this year’s election are a range...

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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced on Friday that Colombia would be officially invited to join the group. The Paris-based economic...