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Unwrapping Latin America’s Gift-Giving Etiquette

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 to someone without expectation or payment, or exchanging with the expectation of reciprocity, isn’t specific to the holiday season or Latin Americans, but the mutual exchange of money, goods, gifts and kindness is something that is […]

Yankee Neocolonialism Returns to Colombia

Yankee Neocolonialism Returns to Colombia

(TODAY COLOMBIA) There are two other certainties in life besides death and taxes. One is that Latin America’s hard left despises the U.S. The other is that when these foes of the “imperialist north” are not beavering away at their revolutionary cause, they seek aid and comfort in Washington—where they are often successful. Take the […]

Bicycle Use Booming in Latin America | Today Colombia

Bicycle Use Booming in Latin America | Today Colombia

(TODAY COLOMBIA / IPS) – “I ride 43 km a day and I love it,” said Carlos Cantor in Bogotá, Colombia. “Five years ago I switched my car for a bike,” explained Tomás Fuenzalida from Santiago, Chile.  They are both part of the burgeoning growth of cycling as a transport solution in Latin America. But […]

Spain anticipates EU visa waiver for Colombians done in 2014

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 to travel to Europe to go into effect in 2014. The Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Ibero-america, Jesus Gracia Aldaz predicted the finalization of the agreement to be in the near future during a […]

Colombian vet arrested for stuffing living dogs with heroin

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, Caracol Radio reported Wednesday. The veterinarian was arrested Tuesday in the city of Lugo, located in the northwestern region of Galicia in Spain. The detainee had been on the run for eight years after Colombian police raided […]

Violence despite Colombia rebels ceasefire

Violence despite Colombia rebels ceasefire

A member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas stops a chiva at a checkpoint on route between Caloto and Toribio, department of Cauca, Colombia. (AFP/File/Luis Robayo) (TODAY COLOMBIA) – Colombia’s FARC rebels began a 30-day unilateral ceasefire on Sunday but there was no let-up from government operations which left one guerilla dead. […]

Bogota Mayor Ordered Removed

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 his behaviour in a showdown last year with private garbage collectors. Mayor Gustavo Petro, a leading leftist seen as a potential presidential candidate in next year’s elections, refused to accept the decision by Alejandro Ordonez, an ally […]

FARC-EP Announce Unilateral Ceasefire in Colombia

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 country that will be valid for 30 days, starting from December 15. Pablo Catatumbo, member of the FARC-EP negotiating team, made the announcement after the 16th round of talks with the Government of President Juan Manuel Santos, […]

U.S. Vows Support for Colombia Peace Talks

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 a peaceful settlement to the civil war that has plagued the country for over half a century in a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Tuesday. The White House visit came as the Colombian government is […]

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

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 election, a widely expected decision that could offer him another four years to pursue a peace process he initiated with Marxist FARC rebels. “I am running because I am convinced we have advanced sufficiently and finally it […]

Colombia & FARC Agree But Tough Drug Question Remain

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 key advance, moving the talks closer to the complex issue of the drug trade. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government reached an agreement on political participation — the second of six items […]

Colombia Opens Consulate in Calgary, Canada

Colombia Opens Consulate in Calgary, Canada

(QCOLOMBIA) Colombia’s Consul to Canada, Andrés Talero’s new office in the Beltline will provide services to the approximately 8,000 people from Colombia living in the city of Calgary and encourage business between the two countries. Talero said the decision to open a consulate in Calgary reflects a recognition in Bogota that Canada’s economic centre of […]

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