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...

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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

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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,...

Colombia’s President Santos Admits that His Government Has Run out of Money

Foto: Presidencia de la República. The Colombian Federation of Education Workers began a strike this week in hopes of...

Blow to Colombian Drug Cartel

It’s called the “balloon effect” – as Colombia and Mexico put the squeeze on drug cartels at their...

Trump ‘Aims To Slash Aid to Colombia’

US President Donald Trump has proposed US Congress to cut economic aid to Colombia by 21.1% from $133 million...

Trump Holds Secret Meeting With Former Colombian Presidents

Doubts remain regarding Donald Trump’s meeting with former Colombian presidents Andres Pastrana and Alvaro Uribe (Flickr). TODAY COLOMBIA  (Bogota)...

Cali and Bogota Rank Among Top Five Places to Buy Real Estate Overseas

Bogota, Colombia TODAY COLOMBIA – In its annual outlook, a Panama-based publication recently ranked the best global locations to...

Colombians are fed up with corruption, and everyone seems to be under investigation

Colombians marched in Bogota on April 1 against corruption, the FARC peace process and national politics in general....

Amazon Web Services Opens Office in Bogotá

TODAY COLOMBIA – Amazon Web Services has opened its first office in Bogotá. This makes Colombia home to...

For Colombian rebels, a risky shift from armed revolt to party politics

TODAY COLOMBIA, Camille Boutron, Universidad de los Andes – By now, the numerous hindrances to Colombia’s peace...

Colombian Landslide: Over 200 Die In Mocoa, Even More Missing

From El Tiempo Landslides have killed at least 206 people in south-west Colombia and left many more injured, aid...

The Regions of Colombia Playing the Biggest Role in the Coca Boom

A coca farmer in Columbia with his crop. Photo Phil Chan/Flickr TODAY COLOMBIA – InSight Crime takes a closer...

The Regions of Colombia Playing the Biggest Role in the Coca Boom

A coca farmer in Columbia with his crop. Photo Phil Chan/Flickr TODAY COLOMBIA – InSight Crime takes a closer...

Why Coca Leaf, Not Coffee, May Always be Colombia’s Favourite Cash Crop

A peasant walks among coca crops in Cauca, Colombia. Picture taken January 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga – RTSXUBA TODAY...

Monuments Made of FARC Guerrillas’ Weapons to Be Erected at UN Headquarters

Photo: Oleg Yasinsky TODAY COLOMBIA – Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been handing their...

Bogota Hit by Xenophobic Attacks on Chinese Merchants

Downtown Bogota’s San Victorino has seen a spate of recent attacks on Chinese merchants (Wikimedia).TODAY COLOMBIA – In...

Colombia Prepares National Congress of Peace

Photo for illustrative purposes. ReutersTODAY COLOMBIA (Prensa Latina) Defenders of procedures to end the Colombian conflict, will celebrate...

Colombia Braces for Impact of Returning Drug Traffickers and Paramilitaries

TODAY COLOMBIA (Insightcrime.org) The release of Colombian underworld boss “Perra loca” from a US prison is adding to...

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