Guarapo, the new lemonade

I have always been a fan of lemonade - it brings back memories of hot summer picnics, July 4 barbeques, and glossy pictures from my mom’s "Southern Living" magazines. But since arriving in Colombia,...

Mayor extends nightclub curfew to 6AM in Colombia’s capital city

Bogota’s Mayor Gustavo Petro has implemented a trial run for bars and nightclubs in to stay open until 6AM in Colombia’s capital, local media reported on Monday. This weekend will see the trial run of the new curfew policy...

Sofia Vergara Loves Being Hispanic

Colombian actress Sofia Vergara, the star of hit television series "Modern Family," said in an exclusive interview with Efe that the international success she has had is due in good measure to her Latino...

Designer drug 2C-B increasingly popular in Colombia’s club scene: Report

The expensive designer drug 2C-B is quickly becoming popular in Colombia’s nightlife, where it reportedly has become the favorite drug of the social elite, reported local newspaper El Pais. Often sold in high-end discotheques and bars mixed with the high prices...

A reinvented train journey transforms tourism in Colombia’s tiny San Cipriano

San Cipriano, a tiny village in west Colombia, has reinvented the wheel, or at least the train track, to boost tourism.  The jungle is a blur. The motorcycle-powered cart shoots along the railway tracks at warp speed....

Fonseca Kicks Off Colombia-Supported U.S. Tour

Colombian singer and songwriter Fonseca, who has long found creative ways to finance his tours and release his albums, is launching the U.S. leg of his “Ilusión World Tour” with backing from Marca Colombia...

Juanes to Receive Atlantic Council Distinguished Leadership Award

Today, Wednesday, May 1, the Atlantic Council will honour Colombian musician and social activist Juanes with its 2013 Distinguished Humanitarian Award. Juanes has worked to engage Colombian youth in constructing a more peaceful, secure country...

‘Neiva is 4th Largest in Buying apparel in Colombia’

The capital city of Neiva in the Department of Huila, Colombia is the fourth largest in per capita spending on clothing, announced the business and investment analyst of Colombia's Institute for Export and Fashion...

Colombian surgeon rebuilds acid victims’ lives

TODAY COLOMBIA - Angeles Borda ignored the cat calls as she walked past the building site. But she couldn't ignore the nitric acid that her tormentor then threw in her face. A decade on she...

Colombian superstar Juanes writes 1st book

(AP) - Juanes (WAH'-nehs) has more to say than will fit in a hit song. The Colombian singer announced Thursday that his first memoir will be released April 2 in English and Spanish. Its titles...

New Colombian TV series on late drug lord Pablo Escobar written by his victims’...

BOGOTA , Colombia - A new Colombian TV series about the arch-criminal Pablo Escobar has a key ingredient that is apt to ensure an unsympathetic portrait of the infamous cocaine kingpin. Two of the scriptwriters...

Authorities investigate porn film shot in Cali stadium

Authorities have been looking into an adult film circulating on the Internet that was shot in a stadium in the southwestern Colombian city of Cali. Cali's Ombudsman, Andres Santamaria, said that his office will try...

Film on Sexual Abuse Wins at Colombia-Venezuela Festival

(IPS) - A Venezuelan movie about a young deaf woman who is sexually abused by her stepfather, “Brecha en el silencio” (Breach in the Silence), took top prize at the second Colombia-Venezuela film festival. Twelve...

Sofia Vergara reveals how she made it in the acting industry

'With these huge boobs that I inherited from your mother, I already look like a hooker!' Sofia Vergara is one of the top actresses in the business She says that her father had his doubts about...

Juanes brings “Unplugged” tour home to Colombia

Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes on Tuesday will offer the first concert in his homeland of his "Unplugged" tour, which will take him to six other cities in the Andean nation, including his native Medellin. Juanes for...
In gender equality Colombia is ranked sixth in Latin Amerca, 42nd worldwide.

Colombia 6th In Gender Equality in Latin America

  TODAY COLOMBIA – When it comes to gender equality Colombia is 6th in the ranking of Latin American and the Caribbean countries and 42nd worldwide. To the north, Nicaragua is first in Latin America and...

Chocó: The film that’s surprised Colombians

Everything starts with a little girl’s request, which anywhere else in the world would likely be easy to fulfill. Anywhere but Chocó, a department in northwest Colombia. The girl asks for a colorful birthday cake with...

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Historic Mega-Concert on Colombian-Venezuelan Border

British billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Richard Branson is spearheading a unique and historic concert on the Venezuelan-Colombian border, in conjunction with the beginning of...

VOA Latin America Interviews Ivan Duque

Colombian President Ivan Duque, interviewed Saturday by VOA's Latin America Division, discussed the battle against the National Liberation Army in Venezuela and strengthening his...

PriceSmart Declares Dividend, Announces Expansion

PriceSmart declared a US$0.70 per share dividend at the company's 2019 annual meeting of stockholders held on January 30, 2019, in San Diego. A $0.35...

Colombia Military Kills Dissident Militant Leader

Colombia’s military says it has killed a militant leader who refused to adhere to a peace accord his rebel group and the government agreed...

Colombia Denies Entry to Over 200 Venezuelan Supporters Of Maduro

Colombian authorities have banned over 200 Venezuelan officials and supporters of President Nicolas Maduro from entering the country amid the escalating political crisis in...

UN Condemns Bogota Terrorist Attack And Urges International Support For Justice For Victims

The United Nations is urging its members to "actively cooperate" with Colombian authorities in their efforts to bring to justice those responsible for last...

Cuba Will Adhere to Protocol after Breakdown of Colombia-ELN Peace Talks

Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, reiterated, through his official Twitter account, that Cuba will act in strict respect for the Peace...

Colombia Tells Cuba There Are No Agreements That Protect Terrorism

The Colombian government told Cuba on Monday there are no agreements that protect terrorism and so repeated its request that the Caribbean island hand...

Terror cannot be the seed of peace, Bogota cardinal says after car bomb

Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Bogota said that terror can never be the seed of justice and peace, following Thursday's car bomb attack at...

UN Secretary-General Condemns Car Bomb Attack In Colombia

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, condemned on Friday the bomb attack on Friday in the Colombian capital, Bogota, against a police...

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