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So How’s That Medellin Tech Hub Going?

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 trying to bill itself as the Silicon Valley of Latin America. It is a wealthy city on Latin American standards, so Colombians and specifically residents of Medellin had a field day with that new image to […]

Drugs and Trafficking Behind Death of 15 Foreigners in Medellin

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 Belen TODAY COLOMBIA – In the Medellin morgue lies corpse a foreigner who was kidnapped at the end of October in a Poblado commercial centre. According to the outgoing commander of the Metropolitan Police, General José Gerardo Acevedo, the case […]

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

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 Medellin on November 28th, killing 71 of the 77 people on board. Fans of Chapecoense, a Brazilian football team, must wait to hear the full story of how a chartered plane carrying 22 of their players and […]

5.9 Earthquake Rattles Medellin

5.9 Earthquake Rattles Medellin

  From Today Colombia- A shallow, 5.9 magnitude earthquake rattled residents of Colombia’s second-largest city of Medellin on Tuesday night in the country’s biggest tremor in over a year. Colombia’s natural disaster office said there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck shortly before 9 p.m. […]

Arrest Of 2 Americans Begins Medellin Crack Down On “Sex Tourism”

Arrest Of 2 Americans Begins Medellin Crack Down On “Sex Tourism”

Colombia Jake. Photo from Medellin Sexy Girls Tours & Rentals Years after becoming a popular destination for sex tourism, Colombia’s second largest city Medellin began cracking down on the phenomenon and arrested a foreign sex tourism provider. According to local newspaper Vivir en Poblado, sex tourism provider Jay Harry Drivas, a.k.a. “Colombia Jake” and an alleged client were arrested Thursday, […]

Why Medellin celebrates Pablo Escobar’s birthday

Why Medellin celebrates Pablo Escobar’s birthday

TODAY COLOMBIA – While some in the city call it a Christmas tradition, the so-called “Alborada,” a literal explosion of fireworks at midnight, did not exist before 2003 and is highly controversial because it was originally imposed by paramilitary drug lord “Don Berna” to celebrate his rivals in the city and humiliate authorities. Berna was […]

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

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 cut is temporary and part of a strategy to attract […]