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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...

“He Is Very Happy That He Is Going To Heaven”: Son of Colombian Executed in China

Ismael Arciniegas, 72 years of age, is the first Colombian to be executed by China for drug trafficking.TODAY...

Baby Boom in Colombia’s Farc Rebel Army

TODAY COLOMBIA – Since the landmark Colombian peace deal came into force last December, the Farc rebel group...

Bogota & Playing Tejo, The Colombian Sport of Throwing Rocks at Gunpowder

Playing Tejo: The Colombian Sport of Throwing Rocks at GunpowderTODAY COLOMBIA – Bowling alleys will never seem the...

War and Drug Trafficking in Colombia Prison System

La Picota prison in Bogota, ColombiaTODAY COLOMBIA (Insightcrime.org) Colombia’s prisons are a reflection of the multiple conflicts that...

Odebrecht Bribes in Colombia Passed through Panama

The corruption scandal shakes ColombiaTODAY COLOMBIA (Prensa Latina) An investigation carried out by the Public Ministry of Panama,...

Will Trump Double Down on Drug War Capitalism with Plan Colombia?

Plan Colombia from Semana.comTODAY COLOMBIA (Telesur) Saturday (February 4) marks the 16th anniversary of Plan Colombia, a multi-billion...

How the United States’ stricter visa requirements affect Colombians

  The United States has changed its visa requirements on Wednesday. Here is how this affects Colombians wanting to...

Colombia and Peru Back Mexico in Trump Border Wall Conflict

Despite not saying Trump’s name aloud, both leaders made it clear where they stand on the issue of...

The Irony: 33 Injured At Rally Against Bullfights in Bogota

“It is clearly a political issue,” Spectator Felipe Castillo said. Photo EFETODAY COLOMBIA, Bogotá – Hundreds of protesters...

Colombia Port Town in Bloody Battle Over Former FARC Turf

TODAY COLOMBIA from Insightcrime.org / At least four criminal groups are apparently running the illegal economies in the...

Gringo Roundtable on the Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

People sing the national anthem in Cali, Colombia, on June 23, 2016 celebrating the peace agreement between the...

So How’s That Medellin Tech Hub Going?

Photo from thecitypaperbogota.com(TODAY COLOMBIA) By Colin, Expat-Chronicles – Around 2011 and 2012 the city of Medellin, Colombia began...

Can Colombia Meet Its Huge 2017 Coca Eradication Goal?

Can Colombia Meet Its Huge 2017 Coca Eradication Goal?TODAY COLOMBIA (Insightcrime.org) Colombia has outlined plans to mitigate surging...

Colombia Eases Inflation in 2016 but Level Still Worrying at 5.75%

Colombian PesoTODAY COLOMBIA – Colombia’s National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE), reported that inflation clocked in at 5.75%...

UN Officials Party with FARC Guerrillas They Are Supposed to Monitor

A video which shows UN and FARC members enjoying New Year’s Eve together, has caused a stir on...

Colombia Mulls Hike In Value Added Tax (TAX)

Colombia Mulls Value Added Tax (TAX) Hike(TODAY COLOMBIA) Colombia is due to hike its value-added tax (VAT) rate...

Colombia kidnappings down 92% since 2000, police say

Gen Luis Mendieta (in uniform) was held by the Farc for almost 12 years(TODAY COLOMBIA) Police in Colombia...

Colombian Governor Accuses FARC of Sexual Abuse of Minors in Relocation Sites

FARC said the accusations were made to sabotage the peace effort.TODAY COLOMBIA – Officials at the municipality of...

Drugs and Trafficking Behind Death of 15 Foreigners in Medellin

Many of the killings of foreigners occurred in the streets of El Poblado, Laureles and BelenTODAY COLOMBIA –...

Lack of Fuel and Mistakes Caused Air Accident in Colombia

It had been expected that if the plane ran low on fuel, it would stop in BogotaTODAY COLOMBIA,...

5 Killed In Colombia Cargo Plane Crash

Colombian cargo plane crash kills five crewTODAY COLOMBIA NEWS – Five crew members were killed and a sixth...

Colombia Announces Argentina-Style Price Controls on Food

The Colombian Ministry of Agriculture has introduced price controls on basic food items in Colombia during the Holiday...

Historic Meeting of Santos and Uribe With Pope Francisco In The Vatican

President Santos and former President Uribe with Pope Francis in the VaticanTODAY COLOMBIA NEWS  – President Juan Manuel...

Colombia’s ELN Rebels in Crisis As Demobilization Rate Nearly Doubles

Rebels from Colombia’s second-largest guerrilla group have been demobilizing from the insurgency at nearly double last year’s rate,...

Colombia, A Country Divided For Peace

The government’s pragmatic decision not to call a second referendum comes at a cost(From The Economist) THE announcement...

Why the Chapecoense Football Team’s Plane Ran Out Of Fuel

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS – MUCH remains unknown about LaMia Airlines flight 2933, which crashed into the hills of...

Obstacles Remain After Colombia Ratifies New Peace Deal

In 150 days, all FARC weapons will be in the hands of the United Nations: President Santos, speaking...

Plane taking Brazilian soccer team to cup final crashes in Colombia, 72 dead

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS, LA UNION, Colombia – A plane carrying Brazilian top-tier soccer team Chapecoense to the biggest...

Revised Peace Deal Signed in Colombia

Presidente Juan Manuel Santos holds the “pen” used to sign the new deal, the “Nuevo Acuerdo de Paz...

Colombian Kingpin “Mi Sangre” Extradited To The U.S.

Argentine policemen escort Henry de Jesus Lopez Londono, alleged leader of a Colombian drug trafficking outside a courthouse...

Colombia Has a New Peace Deal, But Challenges Remain

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS – Insightcrime.org - Forty days after Colombia rejected a peace agreement between the government and...

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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...

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