Romney’s Empty Latin Trade Promises

By  Nelson W. Cunningham /HUFF POST Politics Mitt Romney says that he wants more trade with Latin America. In fact, that's point two in his five-point plan for the economy, as he reminded us in...

Drummond returns to loading Colombian coal

US-based coal giant Drummond is once again loading coal on Colombia’s Caribbean coast for export after a ban imposed by government was lifted, reported Colombian media. Drummond was banned from exporting coal in January in...

Chilly Reception for Kerry in Colombia?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to Colombia and Brazil this week builds on efforts to deepen relations with Latin America, but he can expect a curt reception from the two...

6.2M earthquake shakes Colombia’s major cities Bogota and Medellin

A strong 6.2M earthquake hit Colombia just before 4PM on Tuesday. The epicenter was in the central Santander state and sent shock waves through the capital Bogota and the city of Medellin. Colombians across the...

No jail for FARC members in exchange for peace: Congress

Excluding those responsible for human rights abuses, Colombia's Congress promises that members of the FARC, the group responsible for thousands of deaths, kidnappings, forced disappearances and forced displacements, will not go to jail in...

Conflict-related violence in Colombia dropped 40% last year: Report

Violence related to Colombia’s armed conflict dropped 40% in 2014 in spite of an increase in attacks carried out by the country’s second largest rebel group ELN, a report released on Thursday said. According to...

Money laundering in Colombia: a lucrative $5B business

Colombia Reports Criminals organizations make an annual profit of approximately $5 billion (14 trillion pesos) through money laundering, according to authorities. The Unit of Financial Information and Analysis (UIAF) and the World Bank announced this at an international...

Consumers replace conflict and cocaine as driving force in Colombia

Even in Ciudad Bolívar, a sprawling cinder block shanty town outside Bogotá, the poor seem to be itching to spend. “It’s opening soon!” exclaims Alfredo, a day labourer, pointing at a warehouse outlet of Easy,...

Colombian FM to meet with her Venezuelan counterpart

Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín confirmed her meeting with newly appointed Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elías Jaua, who appreciated the "friendly and fraternal expressions" he has received from some of his regional counterparts Venezuelan Foreign...

Cali massacre suspects arrested

Three alleged members of the “Urabeños” neo-paramilitary group have been arrested for alleged involvement in the massacre of eight alleged criminals on October 8 in Cali, reported Colombia’s National Police on Friday. MORE: Massacre shocks Cali: 8 executed...

Nespresso launches limited edition Colombian Coffees

Twice each year, Nespresso adds a limited edition OriginalLine coffee or coffees to its Grand Cru selections. This spring the coffees explore the geographic influences of Colombia with Colombian Terroirs: Cauca and Santander. "Terroir,"...

Attack on pipeline cuts off Colombia gas exports to Venezuela

(Reuters) - A bomb attack on a gas pipeline in eastern Colombia has cut off 150 million cubic feet of exports to neighboring Venezuela, the police said on Wednesday, the latest in a run...

3 Colombia universities ranked among world’s top 500

Three Colombian universities are ranked among the top 500 in the world, according to British education research firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).  Colombia’s top universities Los Andes (Bogota) National University (Bogota) Javeriana (Bogota) Antioquia University (Medellin) Rosario (Bogota) Valle University (Cali) Sabana University...

Shift anti-drug efforts away from cocaine: UN Official

The chief of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) in Colombia has urged authorities to move the fight against drugs away from cocaine and toward new synthetic drugs, according to local...

Colombia protests Venezuela fixing of maritime border

Colombia Reports Colombia’s foreign ministry has sent a letter of protest to neighboring Venezuela after the government of President Nicolas Maduro decreed maritime borders in a disputed area of the Atlantic Ocean, a ministry source...

Colombia Recalls Ambassador to Nicaragua

Colombia’s president explains why he thinks the court’s ruling is not applicable The Colombian government has recalled its ambassador to Nicaragua for consultations amid a worsening row over maritime borders in the Caribbean. Colombia’s move...

Fires scorch thousands of acres in Colombia

Forest fires have destroyed more than 13,820 hectares (34,550 acres) since last June in Colombia, which is facing a very dry season intensified by the El Niño weather phenomenon, the National Disaster Management Office,...

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