Colombia beat USA 2-0 in Copa America 2016 debut

Colombia began their Copa America campaign with an impressive 2-0 victory over the USA in California. An early goal from center-half Cristian Zapata and a penalty from captain James Rodriguez just before the break was...

Copa America Group A: Colombia, Costa Rica the teams to beat

The Copa America is set to kick off, with Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay and hosts the United States getting things underway. Arguably the most difficult group of the four, each match in Group A should...

Colombian Team Negotiates for Cuban Pitcher Freddy Asiel Álvarez

TODAY COLOMBIA - (Prensa Latina) The Colombian baseball club Tigres de Cartagena negotiates possible acquisition of Cuban pitcher Freddy Asiel Alvarez, confirmed today sport authorities of this country. Ernesto Ruiz, top authority of baseball in...

Colombia’s Nairo Quintana named best athlete in Ibero-America

Colombia Reports Colombia rider Nairo Quintana was recognized as the best Latin American athlete of 2014 Tuesday after major performances in cycling events like the Tour de France. Quintana received the award from Spanish King Felipe in...

Argentina beat Colombia 1-0 in World Cup qualifier

Colombia Reports Colombia lost 0-1 to Argentina on Tuesday in a World Cup qualifying match, leaving “Los Cafeteros” with a disappointing four points after four matches. Colombia, which has only won one game so far, stands...

Former Pittsburgh Pirates minor league player killed in airplane crash

Colombia Reports Former minor league baseball player Jordan Galvez (Pittsburgh Pirates) and a pilot were killed Tuesday when their aircraft crashed in northwest Colombia. Others on board the aircraft were injured. The 25-year-old Galvez was signed by...

Rodriguez snatches draw for Colombia in Chile

Colombia Reports James Rodriguez struck in the second half to give Colombia a 1-1 draw away against Chile in 2018 World Cup qualifying on Thursday as the hosts dropped their first points of the South...

Colombia soccer chief resigns amid FIFA corruption links

Colombia Reports The top boss of Colombia’s soccer federation announced his resignation on Monday amid accusations he received bribes in an elaborate FIFA corruption scheme. Luis Bedoya, director of the Colombian soccer federation FCF, said to resign over...

Chelsea sells Colombia’s Juan Cuadrado to Juventus for $25 million

Colombia Reports Chelsea and Juventus reached an agreement for the Colombian winger Cuadrado to be permanently transferred for just under $25 million, Italian press reported Wednesday. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Cuadrado will join the Italian Juventus...

Colombia’s Maria Luisa Calle fails at Pan Am Games drug tests

Colombian cyclist Maria Luisa Calle has tested positive in drug tests at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, bringing the count of athletes caught doping at the games to nine, two of which are Colombian. The 46-year-old...

4 Colombia soccer players among the world’s best in 2014

Four Colombian national soccer team members have been included in a prestigious list of 100 best players in the world in 2014 published by an English magazine FourFourTwo on Monday. James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado and...

US blacklists Colombia’s Envigado soccer club over drug money laundering

Envigado FC of Colombia’s top soccer league has been placed under on the “Kingpin List” for supporting the Medellin-based “La Oficina de Envigado” crime syndicate. Designation on the list freezes all United States-based assets of...

Colombia Undergoes Cycling Boom

COLOMBIA SPORTS NEWS -- With its professional cyclists winning international competitions. And that has led to increased popularity throughout the nation. We get more now from our friends at AFP. Every Sunday, hundreds of Bogota’s...

Colombia’s Juan Cuadrado renews contract with Italy’s Fiorentina

Colombia midfielder Juan Cuadrado has agreed to stay with his club, Italy’s Seria A side Fiorentina, until 2019, the player confirmed Friday. Fiorentina have yet to confirm the news although it has been widely reported...

Colombia Rushes Preparation to World Roller Speed Skating Tournament

COLOMBIA NEWS -- (Prensa Latina) Colombia works at top speed with a short list of 32 athletes with a view to the World Skating Championships to be held from next November 7 in Rosario,...

As Colombia soccer competitions heat up, debate over scheduling demands simmers

With Colombia’s soccer league entering the final chunk of the regular season, and the national cup tournament almost at the semifinal stage, the debate over excessive scheduling is once again at the forefront of national soccer.  Unlike most of...

The Return of Cricket in Colombia

COLOMBIA NEWS (The Guardian) -- “My friends think of me as a madman.” Jairo Andres Venegas is a rather unusual Colombian. He’s very probably the only Colombian with a collection of cricket bats from...

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The latest threat to peace in Colombia: Congress

The peace process in Colombia has reached a new landmark. On Nov. 30, both houses of Congress approved a bill establishing an alternative criminal...

El Dorado Expansion Adds to Colombia’s Biggest Airport

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday opened the new international wing of El Dorado the country’s most important airport. The new wing cost approximately...

Low Productivity: the Elephant in the Room in Colombia’s Minimum Wage Debate

Negotiations on the minimum wage in Colombia are fast approaching. On the one hand, unions will demand an increase above inflation to safeguard their...

Colombia’s Coffee Output, Exports To Hit 25-year High

Colombia’s recovery in coffee output, and exports, will progress faster than had been thought this season, US officials said – but on an assumption...

How Colombia, Once Consumed by Violence, Became Your Next Destination

TODAY COLOMBIA (Cntraveler) - In 2008, Colombia's tourism board launched a series of commercials touting the country's natural and cultural wonders. In them, visitors...

Colombia: how universities can help to build lasting peace

After more than 50 years of conflict, the recent peace agreement in Colombia marks a historic ceasefire between the government and rebel groups. It...

Colombia: Is Cocoa The New Cocaine?

38,000 Colombian families will now work together as a new company called María del Campo, which will operate under a similar business model of...

Colombia: Gold or Water?

Moors are one of the most important ecosystems in Colombia due to the fact that they are the main producers of drinkable water for...

A Portrait of Colombia in 26 Gorgeous Polaroids

(San Francisco) Bay Area photographer Matthew O’Brien documented Colombia from his unique vantage as a long-time visitor, straddling the line between traveler and insider...

Colombia: People suffer high levels of violence despite peace process

Violence remains a major problem for a large part of Colombia’s population, despite the end of the conflict with the FARC-EP, according to a...