Boat Sinks in Colombia After Capsizing, At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Missing

TODAY COLOMBIA - A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Medellin. At least six people dead and 31 missing, officials reported. Rescuers including...

Los Tres Maridos: Three Men Marry in Colombia

Three gay men in Colombia have announced they have been recognized legally as the first “polyamorous family” in the country. Same-sex marriages were legalised in Colombia last year. A notary in Colombia’s second-largest city Medellin granted...

Hilton Medellín Hotel Planned to Open in Colombia’s Second City in 2019

TODAY COLOMBIA - Hilton has partnered with Colombian construction company Constructora Colpatria on a franchise license agreement to build the new multi-million hotel Hilton Medellín. According to the U.S.-based hospitality leader, the 25-story, 206-room development...

So How’s That Medellin Tech Hub Going?

(TODAY COLOMBIA) By Colin, Expat-Chronicles - Around 2011 and 2012 the city of Medellin, Colombia began trying to bill itself as the Silicon Valley of Latin America. It is a wealthy city on Latin...

Colombia Among The Countries With The Best Healthcare In The World

TODAY COLOMBIA (Q24N ) From International Living - One of the main concerns of any person looking to retire overseas is the quality of healthcare. Is it possible to get medical treatment as good...

Drugs and Trafficking Behind Death of Foreigners in Medellin

TODAY COLOMBIA - In the Medellin morgue lies corpse a foreigner who was kidnapped at the end of October in a Poblado commercial centre. According to the outgoing commander of the Metropolitan Police, General...
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4 People Miraculously Decided Last-Minute Not to Travel on Plane that Crashed in Colombia

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS - Four people who were supposed to be on the plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team that crashed in Colombia decided against traveling at the last minute. Colombia authorities originally believed 75...

Colombia Busts Fake Medicine Ring

(Today Colombia) Authorities in Colombia disbanded what they are calling one the country's biggest contraband medicine networks, providing a look into a highly profitable criminal industry that has resulted in a high death toll...

‘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 about men entering the institution and distributing...

Discover why Colombia is the country with most entrepreneurs in the world — A case study...

Paper initially published on Researchgate: https://goo.gl/UkWa2e Antioquia has always been an industrial center, with a favorable climate, plenty of natural resources and a particular culture for entrepreneurship. This paper is aiming to analyse this particular...

Why Medellin celebrates Pablo Escobar’s birthday

TODAY COLOMBIA - While some in the city call it a Christmas tradition, the so-called “Alborada,” a literal explosion of fireworks at midnight, did not exist before 2003 and is highly controversial because it was...

Family U.S. Man killed in Colombia in Shock Over His Death

TODAY COLOMBIA - A brother of a Long Island man gunned down while vacationing in Colombia said Sunday his family is struggling to get details of how he was killed. John Mariani, 65, of Floral...

Tom Cruise meets with Medellin mayor

Hollywood star Tom Cruise met with the mayor of Colombia’s second largest city, Medellin, to discuss the filming of “Mena,” a film about Pablo Escobar. “It was a friendly and productive meeting that lasted more than...

13 teachers forced to flee Medellin schools just this month

  Thirteen teachers have been forced to leave their Medellin teaching jobs and in some cases flee the city in the first ten days of August alone after receiving death threats. The last victim is a high...

Donald Trump invests in Colombia with hotel and Medellin soccer team

Controversial Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is in the market for Colombia soccer team Atletico Nacional, just days after signing a $90 million purchase of a hotel in Medellin. Through his partnership with US real estate firm Proto Group, just...

Street robberies in Medellin up 300% since mayor took office

While Medellin Mayor Anibal Gaviria has been praising the city’s dropping homicide rate, street robberies in Colombia’s second largest city have gone up more than 300% since the burgomaster was elected in 2011. According to a...

Medellin finally to exhume bodies from what could be Colombia’s biggest mass grave

Colombian authorities are set to begin exhuming bodies from what could be the country’s biggest mass grave that has been looming over western Medellin for more than a decade. The “Escombrera” dumping ground is thought to...

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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...