Colombia arrests Peru’s top drug lord in Medellin

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Peru’s alleged number one drug lord was captured in Medellin and deported from Colombia to his home country on Sunday. Gerson Galvez alias “Caracol” was captured in the plush neighborhood of “El Poblado” in Colombia’s second biggest city on Saturday, following cooperation between the Peruvian National Police and their Colombian counterparts. Officials More...

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By Today News On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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The who’s who of Colombia’s tax-avoiding elite

Some of Colombia’s top politicians and businessmen have been outed for storing money in tax havens, according to the leaked documents of the so-called “Panama Papers.” The Panama Papers are a trove of over More...

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By Today News On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Panama vows to share tax information with Colombia

Following global embarrassment over The Panama Papers, the central American country agreed to share tax information with Colombia, tightening the net around its South American neighbor’s tax evaders. On Thursday More...

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By Today News On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Bogota seeks to privatize public telecommunication company ETB

Mayor Enrique Peñalosa asked Bogota’s city council for permission to sell the government’s stock in telecommunication company ETB, just weeks after the privatization of an energy company caused major protests. According More...

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By Today News On Friday, April 29th, 2016
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How to get a 16% sales tax cut when visiting Colombia

Foreign visitors to Colombia no longer have to pay the country’s 16% sales tax for certain items. Here is how a visitor is able to get their maximum of $1000 equivalent in tax returns.  The 16% sales tax has More...

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By Today News On Thursday, April 28th, 2016
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2 killed, 6 injured in north Colombia clashes between ELN and army

Fighting between left-wing ELN guerrillas and Colombia’s military on Thursday left two guerrillas dead and six injured, according to the military. Following the face-off that started Wednesday morning in the More...

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By Today News On Thursday, April 28th, 2016
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‘Prostitution ring’ or ‘gringo’ recruiting women for sex at Medellin university

Flyers inviting young female students into prostitution have been circulating around Medellin’s top universities. Numerous students at the University of the Pontificia Bolivariana de Medellín (UPB) have complained More...

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By Today News On Thursday, April 28th, 2016
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UK pledges long term support to Colombia’s peace process

The United Kingdom pledged their long-term support to Colombia’s peace process with the FARC rebels following a visit by the British Foreign Secretary to the South American country. In his first official visit More...

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By Today News On Thursday, April 28th, 2016
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Former US hostages move closer to restitution for Colombia ordeal

Three Americans who endured a half decade as hostages of Marxist-led Colombian rebels moved closer to winning restitution on Wednesday, through US legislation making it easier for former captives to claim assets More...

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By Today News On Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
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‘El Paisa,’ and why Colombia is traumatized by this FARC commander

Hernan Dario Velasquez, a.k.a. “El Paisa,” is one of the most feared guerrilla leaders of the FARC who has been accused of hundreds of crimes and atrocities. Until he joined peace talks with the government More...