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Wednesday 18 October 2017

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,...

Foreigners Attending Colombia “Hooker Holiday” May Face Deportation

A risqué promotional video offers a drug-fuelled orgy offering unlimited sex with big-bottomed hookers in a “sex island...

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

Colombia’s ELN rebel commander, Nicolas Rodriguez waving to the media next to Antonio Garcia, representatives of Colombian National...

Avianca In Colombia Remains Grounded After Talks Collapse

Talks to end a strike by the largest pilots’ union at Colombia’s flagship airline Avianca were suspended after...

US Ambassador to Colombia Says FARC Hasn’t Earned Removal from List of Terrorist Organizations

“What does the agreement say?” Whitaker asked. “It says that the FARC need to provide information about drug...

Colombia Struggles To Deliver Justice In Army ‘Cash-For-Kills’ Scandal

Colombian soliders on parade in Bogota. EPA/Mauricio Duenas Castaneda As Colombia’s 50-year armed conflict enters a post-conflict phase, the...

US Threatens to Brand Colombia Not Compliant on Anti-Drug Efforts

TODAY COLOMBIA via Insightcrime.org - In an annual designation of major drug trafficking and producing nations, US President...

Colombians give Pope Francis rapturous welcome

Francis arrived in the Colombian capital, Bogotá, on Wednesday. He was met off the Alitalia plane by President...

Pope visits Colombia to boost peace process after 50 years of war

A woman sells flags with the image of Pope Francis outside the Cathedral of Bogota in Bolivar Square,...

Colombia is becoming Latin America’s brightest star

Following more than half a century of armed conflict, peace is shining a new light on Colombia’s future. A...

Colombia’s FARC to Become Political Party With New Name, Same Acronym

Colombia’s formerly largest armed insurgent group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), is set to turn into...

Bogotá Celebrates 479th!

TODAY COLOMBIA - Bogota is 479 years old today, Sunday, August 6, 2017. Colombia's major city will be...

Colombia Eliminates Visas For Nicaraguan Tourists

With the objective of encouring tourism to Colombia, the South American country has eliminated the visa requirement for...

Despite Peace Talks, ELN Guerrillas Continue Expansion

(Insightcrime.org) When Latin America’s oldest insurgency, the FARC, officially becomes a political party, their cousins in the ELN...

FARC Officially Becomes A Political Party On Sept. 1

Colombia’s FARC rebels will officially transform into a political party on September 1, a major step in reintegrating...

Colombia’s tourism industry benefits from peace deal

After the deal was signed in 2016, Colombia has had an inflow increase of 14.5 % compared to...

Does the peace treaty with the FARC mean a new future for Colombia?

Peace in Colombia: An act of faith The famous Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges once wrote, “Being Colombian is...

Colombian militants have a new plan for the country, and it’s called ‘insurgent feminism’

Women transitioning from the front lines to civilian life are bringing with them some pretty high expectations of...

How many jobs does fashion generate in Colombia?

The fashion industry continues growing at an unstoppable speed. Increasingly companies are betting on the fabric and clothing...

Colombia Wants to Tax Bitcoin despite Declaring It Illegal

According to a statement by the Financial Superintendence, Bitcoin is considered a high-risk currency. And in Colombia, the...

Colombian guerrillas disarm, starting their risky return to civilian life

This article, originally published on April 5 2017 with the headline “For Colombian rebels, a risky shift from...

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

Rescue officials gather to take part in a search for survivors after the tourist boat Almirante sank in...

Eight Arrested in Colombia Shopping Mall Bombing

Official press conference announcing the Saturday’s arrest of the alleged bombers of the Centro Andino mall in Bogota The...

Colombia’s peso at 7-month high as global oil prices tumble

The Colombian Peso is trading above the 3,000 benchmark The Colombian peso lost 7 months of gains against the...

More Venezuelans Flee to Colombia As Situation Worsens

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) Six men and women rise from worn, flattened mattresses as the first hint of dawn...

Bogotá Bombing Kills Three People And Leaves Nine Wounded

Andino Mall, Bogota TODAY COLOMBIA – Three people died, and nine were injured in a bomb explosion occurred on...

Los Tres Maridos: Three Men Marry in Colombia

From right to left, Manuel Bermúdez, Víctor Hugo Prada y Alejandro Rodríguez. Foto: Pablo Andrés Monsalve / SEMANA,...

Colombian surgeon rebuilds acid victims’ lives

Colombian authorities say their country is one of the world’s worst for acid attacks on people, such as...

Colombia’s Muslims celebrate Ramadan

TODAY COLOMBIA – The holy month of Ramadan has not been ignored in Colombia, especially in the capital...

Colombia Would Change If Poor Complained as Much as Venezuela’s Rich: William Ospina

Colombian poet, writer and essayist William Ospina. | Photo: EFE TODAY COLOMBIA – “If Colombia’s poor were able to...

Colombian rebels turn to parenting

During the 52-year war, rebel women FARC fighters were obliged to use birth control. Those who became pregnant...

Colombia peace deal faces tough challenges

Next year, Colombian voters will go to the polls to choose a new president and a new congress,...

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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...

Blade Runner 2049: No Hope In This Dystopia

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