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Monday 25 September 2017

Medellin: From Cradle of Crime to Cultural Icon

The department of Antioquia’s capital city was the first in the world to implement an aerial cable car...

Banned German weapons being sold in Colombia

German law prohibits the export of weapons to crisis or conflict regions. But guns sporting the label “Made...

Leader of Los Urabeños Arrested in North Colombia

(TODAY COLOMBIA) The military leader of the criminal gang Los Urabeños, Heriberto Zafra (aka Diego Montoya), was arrested...

Banned German weapons being sold in Colombia

(TODAY COLOMBIA) German law prohibits the export of weapons to crisis or conflict regions. But guns sporting the...

Colombia Money Laundering Case Reminder of Cali Cartel’s Influence

An artistic rendering shows Gilberto, left foreground, 67, and Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela, right foreground, 63, (TODAY COLOMBIA) The children...

Colombia’s film industry soars

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Small- and medium-budget film projects like The 33 – a movie starring Spanish actor Antonio...

Colombia and Guatemala, allies in security

Colombian policing experts support Guatemala as it reforms its police force. Guatemala’s National Civil Police receives support from...

US-Colombia Operation Uncovers FARC, ELN Links to Russian Mafia

Alias “Frank” and alias “Mellizo” in police custody (TODAY COLOMBIA) A newspaper in Colombia has reported a drugs-for-guns arrangement...

U.S. charges alleged Colombian narco-trafficker

(TODAY COLOMBIA) Colombian Fernain Rodríguez Vásquez and seven co-conspirators are facing numerous drug-related charges in the U.S., the...

Are Colombia Paramilitaries to Blame for Venezuela Civil Unrest?

TODAY COLOMBIA - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has blamed civil unrest in the border region on Colombian paramilitaries...

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...

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You Can’t Take Pictures of Public Buildings In Costa Rica?

Rico's TICO BULL - Journalist Freddy Serrano writes on social media he was verbally and physically assaulted by a private security guard, by the last...

Interest Payments Stifling Costa Rica’s Public Finances

In Costa Rica, interest payments rose from 1.5% to 1.7% of GDP, and this increase accounts for 32% of the increase in total spending...

Costa Rica Lifts Price Controls In Mobile Telecom Market

The Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel) - Costa Rica's Superintendency of Telecommunications - has declared that the country’s mobile market is now considered competitive following...

Costa Rica Looking To UAE Investments For The Logistics Sector

(Abu Dhabi) Costa Rica is aiming to become a major logistics hub in Central America and Caribbean region with a US$1 billion mega-port project. Jhon...

Lots of Rain and Cool, Landslides and Flooding

September and October are the months for the worst of the rainy season, where the rains are intense and temperature a few degrees cooler...

Buffalo Farming in Costa Rica

They're big and strong but versatile and gentle. For milk production, they are better than cows or goats because they produce longer during the...

Deadly Earthquake Could Cost Mexico US $10 Billion, One Percent of Its GDP

The September 19 earthquake that hit Mexico could cost the country up to one percent of its Gross Domestic Product, according to an estimate...

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How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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