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Tuesday 25 July 2017

Colombia: The miracle of earthworms and quinoa

The cultivation of quinoa and the use of organic fertilizer have provided hope for overcoming the rural crisis...

Spain Op Reveals Colombia-Led Money Laundering Network

Police in Spain have dismantled a transnational Colombia-led criminal network responsible for laundering around $7 million in drug...

War for Cocaine Corridors Consumes Colombia’s Busiest Port

Residents of Buenaventura have become prisoners of war in the battle for Colombia’s primary cocaine port. They are...

Colombian Flowers to Celebrate Valentine’s Day (Photo Essay)

Valentine’s Day, which is celebrated around the world on February 14, is the busiest time of the year...

Colombian Flowers to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

TODAY COLOMBIA - Valentine’s Day, which is celebrated around the world on February 14, is the busiest time...

Pacific Alliance signs regional pact

CARTAGENA, Colombia – The presidents of the Pacific Alliance signed a pact to eliminate tariffs on 92% of...

Armed Groups Make Valle del Cauca Colombia’s Violence Capital

Colombia’s ombudsman’s office has warned how guerrilla militias and narco-paramilitary groups have made the department of Valle del...

Bogota: What a Difference a (Car-Free) Day Makes!

While the streets were clearer, the air wasn’t necessarily cleaner You can take a lot of conclusions out of...

Export Development Canada opens Bogota office amid Central, South America push

TODAY COLOMBIA | Canada’s much-ballyhooed push to expand its export markets has focused attention on developing nations —...

Colombia rebels accuse ex-president in spying scandal

FARC-EP commander Ivan Marquez delivers a speech at the Convention Palace in Havana before a round of peace...

6 million Colombians considered victim of armed conflict

TODAY COLOMBIA - More than six million Colombians, some 12% of the country’s total population, has been directly...

Sunday is ‘No Pants Day’ in Medellin

TODAY COLOMBIA - Hundreds of young people are expected to descend on a local park in Colombia’s largest...

Lessons for Mexico from Colombia: Vigilantes, Paramilitaries and Proxies

TODAY COLOMBIA - Although the desire to recover control of regions dominated by Mexico’s Knights Templar is shared...

Colombia: Uribe presents new party name and logo

TODAY COLOMBIA - Colombia’s former president Alvaro Uribe on Friday updated the name and logo of his new...

Colombia Rebels Present Plan To Regulate Illicit Drugs

(TODAY COLOMBIA) The FARC presented the plan as part of its peace talks with the government. The guerrilla...

Colombia Allows Stranded Cubans To Seek Asylum

(TODAY COLOMBIA) Bogotá - Their names are Ángel, Briam, Edualdo, Greisy, Yoanker and Nayip, six Cubans who have...

American Airlines Separates Lesbian Couple At Colombia Airport

(TODAY COLOMBIA) A lesbian couple alleges security personnel of American Airlines at the Medellin airport wrongfully separated them...

Record Year for Colombia Marijuana Seizures

(TODAY COLOMBIA) Marijuana seizure rates in Colombia reached their highest levels for 20 years in 2013 while cocaine...

The Landmark Law You Never Heard Of

(TODAY COLOMBIA) Colombia's Congress passed a law which, if well implemented, could revolutionize Bogotá's economy and quality of...

Colombia wants more US, Canadian tourists

(TODAY COLOMBIA)  - Seasonal increases in the number of flights between North America and Colombia will allow more...

Unwrapping Latin America’s Gift-Giving Etiquette

(TODAY COLOMBIA) Throughout Latin America, gift-giving etiquette differs, varying depending on customs, cultures, traditions and climates. Presenting an item...

Yankee Neocolonialism Returns to Colombia

(TODAY COLOMBIA) There are two other certainties in life besides death and taxes. One is that Latin America's...

Bicycle Use Booming in Latin America | Today Colombia

(TODAY COLOMBIA / IPS) - “I ride 43 km a day and I love it,” said Carlos Cantor...

Spain anticipates EU visa waiver for Colombians done in 2014

(TODAY COLOMBIA) - Spain said Friday it is anticipating the already approved visa waiver for Colombians that want...

Colombian vet arrested for stuffing living dogs with heroin

(QCOLOMBIA) A Colombian veterinarian who surgically implanted heroin packages inside of dogs, has been arrested by Spanish police,...

Violence despite Colombia rebels ceasefire

A member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas stops a chiva at a checkpoint on...

Bogota Mayor Ordered Removed

Colombia’s inspector-general ordered Bogota’s mayor removed from office Monday and banished from politics for 15 years, deeming unconstitutional...

FARC-EP Announce Unilateral Ceasefire in Colombia

(QColombia) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) announced today a unilateral ceasefire in that South American...

U.S. Vows Support for Colombia Peace Talks

(QCOLOMBIA) WASHINGTON  (IPS) - Despite looming differences over Colombia’s drug policy, President Barack Obama renewed his support for...

Colombia’s President Santos Stands For Re-election in 2014

(QCOLOMBIA) -Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday he will seek a second term in next May's...

President Santos Calls On All Colombians To Support the Peace Process

(QCOLOMBIA) president, Juan Manuel Santos, asked this week all Colombians to join the efforts of the national government...

Colombia & FARC Agree But Tough Drug Question Remain

(QCOLOMBIA) - The Colombian government and Marxist guerrillas have negotiated a deal on ensuring rebel political participation, a...

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Artisans Lost Fight For Call 13 bis, Agree To Relocate

After 22 years of conflict and uncertainty, the artisans of Calle 13 bis, on the west side of the Plaza de la Democracia, in...

USA Gives Costa Rica First Warning After 2-0 Win In Gold Cup 2017 Semi-Final

Q SPORTS - After reading the two main articles in La Nacion on last night's semi-finals game between Costa Rica and the United States,...

Is Tesla gearing up for a big surprise? Or is it hiding something?

TSGMAX - For a car that is widely expected to take the world by storm soon -- and that is now officially in production...

The Typewriter Over the Computer

The typewriter might be the snail-writer but it still has advantages over your computer. For one, your ‘files’ cannot be hacked and stolen. The...

July 25 is Guanacaste Day: A National Holiday

On Tuesday, Guanacaste Day is a Costa Rican holiday celebrating Costa Rica's annexation of Guanacaste province in 1824. It is celebrated every July 25th....

U.S. Looks To Flip Script on Costa Rica in Gold Cup Semifinals Tonight

Q SPORTS - Bruce Arena wasn’t in charge the last time the United States faced Costa Rica, but he’s well aware of the final...

Picking The Perfect Sandía (Watermelon)

  If you are like me, picking the right sandía (watermelon) is a hit and a miss. To show off my expertise to no one...

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Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

OIJ Arrest Suspect Who Made Threats Against Ariana Grande Concert In Costa Rica Tonight

A 22-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning in Tibás, as a suspect in a "threat of attack" at the concert that Ariana Grande will...

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