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...

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, 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...

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,...

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...

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...

Colombia’s 2014 economic growth to exceed world’s

Colombia’s GDP growth rate is expected to be 4.9% by the end of 2014, exceeding the world average as it has done every year this century except 2010, according to the economics website Portfolio.  According...

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...

Swiss Invesmnet To Revive Colombia’s Pacific Railway

The Ferrocarril del Pacífico (FDP) – Pacific Railway – has received a new development injection with the investment of Swiss investors, experienced in handling trains and logistics development. The Grupo Impala Colombia, which has had...

Colombia Increases Fruit Exports to Europe

TODAY COLOMBIA - Between January and October 2014 the Colombia exported 18% more fresh fruits to the European Union, as a result of the tariff benefits arising from the agreement. From a statement issued by...

India’s Leading Motorcycle Producer Invests $70M for New factory in Colombia

Leading international motorcycle producer, Hero MotoCorp, has chosen to set up its first major manufacturing plant outside of India in southeast Colombia. According to the Times of India, with a reported investment of US$70 million, this factory...

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...

Starbucks to Challenge Juan Valdez, Says Colombia Coffee Group

Bloomberg - The arrival of Starbucks Corp.  in Colombia next year will boost coffee bean sales to the U.S. company and help improve the home-grown Juan Valdez cafe chain, says Colombia’s coffee federation. The federation...

Scotiabank To Close 120 Branches Worldwide, Will Lay Off 1,500

No word from Scotiabank how it will affect operations in Colombia. COLOMBIA NEWS -- The Canadian-based Scotiabank warns that it’s cutting the equivalent of 1,500 jobs companywide — about two-thirds of them in Canada —...

LATEST

10 Mental Health Care Center Employees Arrested for Abusing Disabled Children

Colombian police have arrested ten people after they found children with disabilities who were being abused inside of a clinic run by the government. The...

Colombian Army Burns 814 Kgs of “High-Quality” Marijuana in Middle of Town

In Colombia, the seizure and subsequent destruction of 814 kilos of ‘cripy’ marijuana in the town of Florencia, Caquetá led to non-stop calls to...

Colombia In Top Ten in Expat Destinations in 2017

Colombia was chosen as the eight best country to live abroad, according to a survey conducted by expat resource website InterNations. InterNations reports surveying more...

Deadline Expires for Striking Avianca Pilots in Colombia

This Monday was the deadline for striking Avianca pilots, who are still in the process of being reinstated, to return to their jobs. Avianca, Colombia’s...

Tourists Face Being Thrown Out of Country On This ‘Hooker Holiday’

A risqué promotional video offers a drug-fuelled orgy offering unlimited sex with big-bottomed hookers in a “sex island experience” holiday in Colombia. The raunchy clip...

In Latin America, is there a link between abortion rights and democracy?

Three-quarters of all abortions in Latin America are performed illegally, putting the woman’s life at risk. Together with Africa and Asia, the region accounts...

Colombia Qualifies For World Cup 2018

Colombia qualified for next year’s World Cup on Tuesday after a dramatic last round of South American fixtures that also saw qaulity Uruguay and...

Who Are the Real Targets of Bogota’s Crackdown on Crime?

It was just before rush hour on Aug. 23, 2017, when the Bogota, Colombia, district police and SWAT squad came for the gangs of...

Corruption On The Rise in Latin America and the Caribbean

Corruption is a scourge that hurts ordinary people every day across the Americas. And when they speak out about it, far too often they...

Colombia President Signs Ceasefire Deal With ELN Rebels for 1st Time in History

A deal signed on Friday by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos marks a significant milestone in efforts to end political violence in South America...