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Copa America 2016: Costa Rica Grouped With Colombia, Paraguay and The U.S.

QCOSTARICA - It's being a called a tough group, Group A of the Copa America 2016 pooling Costa Rica with Colombia, the United States and Paraguay, the strongest team of the four. This year the U.S. will host the 'Centenario', a special edition of the...

Is the world finally waking up to intersex rights?

Q24N - "The surgeon’s approach was that I didn’t identify as a woman because I didn’t have a vagina,” says Mauro Cabral. After growing up in Argentina being treated as a girl, he discovered at the age of 14 that he didn’t have any...

Zika Virus: Colombia Confirms Three Deaths

TODAY COLOMBIA - Colombia has confirmed the first three deaths of patients infected with the Zika virus who had contracted a seemingly related disease that attacks the nervous system and causes paralysis. Alejandro Gaviria, the health minister, told the Guardian that another two deaths caused...

Avianca Cuts Prices To Colombia From San Jose Up to 50%

QCOSTARICA TRAVEL - Colombia’s largest airline, Avianca, said on Tuesday that it will cut prices of international tickets to 25 destinations within the South American country by 15 to 50%. A flight from San Jose to Bogota, Medellin or Cali is now US$429. The price...

Bombs go off in Bogota: 8 injured

(TODAY COLOMBIA) Eight people were reported injured in Colombia’s capital Bogota on Thursday after two bombs went off almost simultaneously at offices of a Colombian pension fund. The first bomb went off before a Porvenir pension office in the Chapinero district at approximately 3:45PM. Within...

Colombia Dismantles Underage Prostitution Ring

(TODAY COLOMBIA) - A prostitution ring that offered underage girls to the criminal gang Clan Úsuga has been taken down thanks to cooperative efforts by the Colombian Army, National Police, and Attorney General's Office. Their work culminated in the late April arrest of Briseda Machado,...

Is Colombia Headed Back to the Bad Old Times?

(TODAY COLOMBIA) -- In Sunday's El Tiempo, the coincidence of two headlines sent a disturbing message about the danger of bad old times returning. In the upper left-hand corner, a report about the end of the informal truce between the government and the FARC guerrillas....

Colombia commemorates women victims of sexual violence

  (TODAY COLOMBIA) -- Colombia celebrated its first National Day for the Dignity of Women Victims of Sexual Violence on Monday in an attempt to bring attention to the sexual violence suffered by women as a result of Colombia’s armed conflict. The day coincided with the...

China, Colombia Launch Free Trade Talks

(TODAY COLOMBIA) -- China and Colombia have expressed an interest in signing a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA). Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Bogotá, Colombia, on May 21, 2015, to explore opportunities to deepen trade ties with the South American nation. Following a meeting with Colombian...

The Battle over Black Freedom in Colombia

(TODAY COLOMBIA) What the Afrocolombian leaders of La Toma are doing is taking matters in their own hands to resist the agents of death. The 21st of this month marks the annual Afrocolombian Day (el día de la Afrocolombianidad), commemorating the final abolition of slavery...

At least 62 killed in northwest Colombia flash flood, more missing and feared dead

(TODAY COLOMBIA) A flash flood caused by heavy rains has killed at least 45 people in a town in northwest Colombia, local authorities said Monday, warning others are still missing and feared dead. According to the Governor’s Office of the Antioquia province, heavy rains forced...

Avianca Announces US$299 San Jose – San Andres Direct Flights

QCOSTARICA TRAVEL - At a cost of only US$299, the Colombian airline Avianca will starting in July take you from San Jose to the Colombian island of San Andrés and back, with three weekly flights. The special price is available for purchase between May 15 and...

Woman Suspected Being Part of Dangerous Colombia Drug Cartel Captured in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - More women seem to be heading or playing an important role in drug trafficking gangs. Just this past Sunday an attempt was made on the life of Pamela Crespi, a replacement for famous Costa Rican drug trafficking gang by the jailed "El Indio"....

Colombia Transforms Old Tires Into Green Housing

TODAY COLOMBIA - CHOACHM, Colombia -- The highlands around the Colombian capital are scattered with small buildings that look like out-of-place igloos but are in fact innovative houses made from the tires that litter the country's roads. The woman behind the project is Alexandra Posada,...

Putting Salacious DEA Sex Party Report in Perspective

LATIN AMERICA - The new report by the US Department of Justice on the sexual misconduct of four law enforcement agencies is full of smutty details that may yet seriously impact their credibility in Latin America. The report found that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)...

Colombian Investments in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - 38% of the colombian companies who have invested in the country are dedicated to services, 28% to industry, 11% to construction and 23% to tourism, commerce or agriculture, says a report by Proclombia. The service, food and manufacturing sectors are generating the most...

Bogota Covered in 60 cm (24 Inches) of Snow and Ice

TODAY COLOMBIA  - Colombia’s capital Bogota was surprised on Sunday by a major hail storm that covered the south of the city with a 60 centimeter (24-inch) layer of icy snow. The excessive hail caused a number of emergencies across the city. The most affected were...

Dollar might appreciate to COP3K, sparking fears over rising food prices in Colombia

TODAY COLOMBIA - The dollar broke the barrier of COP2,600 on Monday, sparking speculation of a further substantial rise which would increase Colombia’s prices in a number of key areas. Analysts have suggested that the dollar could reach a high of COP3,000 by September, by...

Demining Colombia Will Take 10 Years

TODAY COLOMBIA - Clearing Colombia of landmines is likely to take at least 10 years, and cost more than $200 million, the government said days after announcing rebel group FARC would help in landmine removal in the event of peace. President Juan Manuel Santos, the...

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