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 that of coffee growers. The long-term project will be based out...

Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore Begin Free-Trade Negotiations with Pacific Alliance in Colombia

On Monday, in the city of Cali, Canada began the first round of formal negotiations to forge a free-trade agreement with the Pacific Alliance. Along with three other nations — Australia, New Zealand, and...

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 of “normal” weather, even as ideas of La Niña grow. The...

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 purchasing power, which has been badly hit by the recent...

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...

Avianca In A Battle For Supremacy Of South America’s Skies

Over the past couple of decades, consolidation and bankruptcies have reshaped the airline industry in North America. Historic brands such as TWA, Continental, Northwest, and US Air have gone away, with new ones like...

Which 2013 tablet is the best for gaming?

The one great thing that has happened to games and gaming over the past few years it is the fact that it has become much more accessible than ever before. This is mainly due...

Slim’s America Movil Hamstrung as Colombia Woos DirecTV, NII

(Bloomberg) - America Movil, the mobile-phone carrier controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim, has to face limits in Colombia so the country can open up to potential new investors such as DirecTV, the nation’s top...

Colombia, among the three most attractive countries to invest

The accolade was made by the FDI Association, during the first FDI Awards in China .. Proexport Colombia was exalted by this organization as one of the key players for attracting investment to the...

Marriott Plans to Open New Property in Cali, Colombia

For the first quarter of 2014, Grupo Poma is expected to inaugurate it's Marriott hotel in Cali, which would have 180 rooms, bringing the company's total number of rooms in Colombia to 800 under...

Latin America Hopes for Scotch Whisky

The European Parliament is expected to approve a new free trade agreement which could boost Scotch whisky exports to Colombia and Peru. MEPs are voting on plans to remove tariffs on most EU-produced spirits exported...

Colombia Increases Coffee Production

TODAY COLOMBIA - In January domestic production exceeded one million bags each weighing 60 kilos, making this the the best monthly result in the last seven years. From a statement issued by the National Federation...

Krispy Kreme Adding To Colombia’s Growth of US Franchises

Krispy Kreme has signed a deal with a VA! Group subsidiary to open 25 of its doughnut shops over the next five years in Colombia, its first development deal in South America. Financial terms...

Colombia Will Continue to Produce Cheese — But Under Different Names

Colombia’s cheese might not be as famous as its coffee, but it is certainly worthy of attention. The Latin American country produces around 20 different kinds of cheeses, from the traditional Andean varieties out...

Colombian banks spread their wings

In December 1993 Pablo Escobar, the notorious drug trafficker, was shot while fleeing across a rooftop in his home town of Medellín, at a time when the city was known for cocaine money and...

Starbucks To Open First Cafe in Colombia Next Year

Starbucks Coffee announced that it will open its first café in Colombia next year with its first store in Bogota, Colombia's capital city. In Colombia, Starbucks will compete with chains such as Juan Valdez Cafe,...

Clinching Peace Depends On Persuading Rhe FARC To Do Jail Time

TODAY COLOMBIA - It has been an auspicious start to the year in Colombia. Fewer people have died in the country’s armed conflict than in any other month in the past 30 years. That...

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Colombian government, rebels to seek new ceasefire accord

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday said his government would strive to negotiate a second ceasefire agreement with the National Liberation Army (ELN)...

Over half a million Venezuelans fled to Colombia

More than half a million Venezuelans have taken refuge in Colombia to escape the crippling economic crisis in their country, Colombia Immigration (Migración Colombia)...

Colombia Upgraded To Level 2, Joins List of Tourism Friendly Destinations

The U.S State Department has released its global travel advisory list and as of January 12, 2018, that uses plain language to help U.S....

Court Rules Against Uber and its 83,000 Drivers

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled against Uber with a verdict that affects 83,000 drivers affiliated to the technology platform. The decision follows a similar...

Colombia Narco Suspected of Murdering Athlete Andres Escobar

A drug trafficker believed to be connected to the 1995 murder of “the Football Gentleman,” soccer star Andres Escobar, is in police custody, according...

Colombian Bridge Collapse Kills Ten Workers, Injures Eight

At least 10 construction workers died in Colombia on Monday after the bridge they were working on near capital city Bogota collapsed. Colombian Civil Defence...

Colombia peso boosted by weak dollar and rising oil prices

The US dollar has lost more than 5% of its value against Colombia’s peso over the past month, partly because of an increase in...

Colombia Sends 55 Tons of Ham to Venezuela Amid Holiday Shortage

Colombia, seeking to smooth over some holiday sadness in its South American neighbor Venezuela, has sent two trucks packed with ham — a traditional...

Colombia has started to look seriously at Indian economy and opportunities

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The Politically Correct Language Police Arrive in Colombia!

Last week in Bogota, Judge Luis Octavio Mora Bejarano, ordered mayor Enrique Peñalosa to change the city’s slogan from “Bogotá mejor para todos” (Bogota...