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Colombia confirms first coronavirus death

Colombia’s health ministry late on Saturday confirmed Colombia’s first death attributed to the coronavirus, as the disease continues to spread worldwide. Arnold de Jesús Ricardo Iregui is the first victim of coronavirus covid-19 in Colombia The victim was a 58-year-old man, Arnold de Jesús Ricardo Iregui,...

First Case of Coronavirus in Colombia

The Colombian Ministry of Health on Friday, March 6, confirmed the first case of coronavirus Covid-19 in the country. The patient is a 19-year-old girl who claims to have been in Italy, making it an imported case. The patient is isolated in Bogotá. The patient, a student, had...

Protests to intensify this year, Colombia union leader says

(Reuters) – Protests against the social and economic policies of Colombian President Ivan Duque will restart with more intensity this year, a top union leader said. Marchers in Colombia held mass demonstrations in November and December last year to demand a varied laundry list of...

China makes big impact in Colombia: The year of Chinese transport infrastructure

2019 was the year in which Chinese companies finally made their way into Colombia, which had perhaps been most skeptical about investment from the region’s second-largest trading partner. Two weeks ago, headlines were full of the purchase of the gold mining company Continental Gold by...

First female mayor of Bogota marries girlfriend

The first female mayor to be elected in Colombia’s capital city of Bogota has married her female partner just ahead of taking office. Claudia López will become the first openly lesbian mayor in the traditionally conservative, Catholic country Claudia López, who will be sworn into office...

Colombia orders Uber to cease operation after unfair competition lawsuit

Colombia on Friday ordered Uber to cease its ride-hailing operations in the Andean country, effective immediately, after a judge ruled the company violated competition rules. Uber’s logo is pictured at its office in Bogota, Colombia, December 12, 2019 Following a lawsuit filed against Uber by COTECH...

Pots and pans ‘cacerolazo’ protests echo across Latin America

Medellin, Colombia – When 6 pm struck in Colombia, the sound of banging pots and pans – the “cacerolazo” – echoed across the country like they have since the mass anti-government protest kicked off more than a week ago. People bang pans and pots during...

Colombia Protests Press 0n

Widespread anti-government protests in Colombia continued for the fifth day on Monday, while the movement registered its first death. An 18-year-old high school student, who became a symbol of the movement, died from injuries he sustained from being hit by a teargas canister. Dilan Cruz was...

President Duque opens national dialogue after protests

President Iván Duque opened a national dialogue Sunday that he said will include citizens from all walks of life in tackling issues like corruption and inequality days after one of Colombia’s biggest protests in recent history. An anti-government demonstrator waves a Colombian flag after he...

JetSMART Adds Colombia

Chilean low-cost carrier JetSMART this week announced new service launch to Colombia, enterting the market for the first time, with scheduled non-stop service between the country and Chile. JetSMART is owned by the same investment fund that owns Volaris and Frontier, currently has a presence...

Colombia Gets Simpsonized!

Continuing with the #TravesíaSimpson through Colombia??, the unruly yellow family visited Colombia recently, here are their memories… In Bogota In Cali In Medellin Marge enjoying delicious Colombian coffee

100 Years Of Avianca

Colombia will be preparing for festivities as Avianca will celebrate its 100th birthday on December 5th, 2019. The Colombian airline is the second oldest in the world with a rich history that dates back to the early 20th century. Avianca was founded in the form...

Low-cost Flights To and From Costa Rica and Colombia A Reality!

On Tuesday, Wingo, the low-cost carrier brand by Copa, inaugurated its first non-stop San José to and from Bogota service. The flight will be twice weekly, will be twice a week,  on Tuesdays and Fridays, between the Juan Santamaria International airport in San Jose (SJO),...

Latest Drug Trafficking Trend in Colombia: Cocaine Implants

A Colombian woman demonstrated one of the increasingly creative methods being used by drug traffickers when she was caught with cocaine implants. Police in Bogota, Colombia, report they have discovered that drug traffickers are employing plastic surgeons for liquid cocaine implants. According to the report...

Wingo announces low-cost San Jose and Bogota flights starting in September

The low-cost airline Wingo announced on Wednesday (June 12) that it will begin starting on September 3, a flight between San José, Costa Rica (SJO) and Bogotá, Colombia (BOG), as part of an expansion of international destinations. The new flight would operate on Tuesdays and...

Terror cannot be the seed of peace, Bogota cardinal says after car bomb

Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Bogota said that terror can never be the seed of justice and peace, following Thursday’s car bomb attack at a police academy in the Colombian capital. The Jan. 17 attack which killed 21 has been attributed to the National Liberation...

UN Condemns Bogota Terrorist Attack And Urges International Support For Justice For Victims

The United Nations is urging its members to “actively cooperate” with Colombian authorities in their efforts to bring to justice those responsible for last week’s terrorist attack in Bogota. In a press statement, the UN Security Council condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the terrorist...

21 Dead, Dozens Hurt in Colombia Car Bomb Explosion

A car bomb exploded Thursday, January 17, at a police academy in Bogota, leaving at least 21 people dead and dozens injured, Colombian police reported. Members of the security forces and rescue personnel work at the site of an explosion on a police cadet training...

‘Cages are more dignified’: Colombia brings cold comfort for Venezuelans

The feet of Estilita López, 78 years old, are bloodied and bruised from the arduous journey from Yaracuy, in northern Venezuela, to Bogotá, the Colombian capital. Together with 460 fellow compatriots, she now lives in a new, city-funded migrant camp that has just sprung...

Colombia, The New Magnet for Investments in Latin America

Colombia is the new “El Dorado” – or “Golden” – for investors in Latin America due to its economic stability, political leadership and openness to foreign markets, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Minister Jose Manuel Restrepo said. Those conditions ensure that the country annually receives more...

Duque Mantains Lead in Poll for Colombia election

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Right-wing candidate Ivan Duque kept his lead over rivals ahead of Colombia’s May 27 presidential election, with 35 percent of voters saying they planned to back him, a survey by YanHaas showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Colombian presidential candidate Ivan Duque speaks...

What comes after discovering Islamic terrorism in Colombia?

Colombian authorities captured Raúl Gutiérrez, a 43-year-old Cuban, who was plotting an Islamic terrorist-style attack against 29 diplomats at the American Embassy in Bogota. Bogota, Colombia,11/03/2018.- Police pat down voters in Colombia prior to casting a ballot in a voting station EFE/Iván Valencia The Colombian Attorney...

Bogota ranks among world’s most traffic congested cities, says study

In a world deconstructed by mega data, Colombia, once again, makes a list and one we can all relate to – traffic. The 2017 Inrix Global Traffic Scorecard has calculated urban travel across five continents, and included Bogotá among 100  cities in terms of ...

Over half a million Venezuelans fled to Colombia

More than half a million Venezuelans have taken refuge in Colombia to escape the crippling economic crisis in their country, Colombia Immigration (Migración Colombia) said on Friday. Authorities said 550,000 Venezuelans entered the country in 2017, an increase of 62 percent in the last year. Venezuela’s...

El Dorado Expansion Adds to Colombia’s Biggest Airport

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday opened the new international wing of El Dorado the country’s most important airport. The new wing cost approximately $143 million and should contribute to a swifter processing of the rapidly increasing number of foreign visitors to the country. Some...

Low Productivity: the Elephant in the Room in Colombia’s Minimum Wage Debate

Negotiations on the minimum wage in Colombia are fast approaching. On the one hand, unions will demand an increase above inflation to safeguard their purchasing power, which has been badly hit by the recent tax reform. On the other side, entrepreneurs will be arguing...

How Colombia, Once Consumed by Violence, Became Your Next Destination

TODAY COLOMBIA (Cntraveler) – In 2008, Colombia’s tourism board launched a series of commercials touting the country’s natural and cultural wonders. In them, visitors and locals, with thick accents specific to regions across the country, speak glowingly about the hospitality and climate as a...

How Coca Leaf Became Colombia’s New Superfood

No other plant in human history has been as demonized as coca. In 1961, it was placed on the Schedule I list at the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, which stated that "The Parties shall so far as possible enforce the uprooting of...

Colombia Struggles To Deliver Justice In Army ‘Cash-For-Kills’ Scandal

Colombian soliders on parade in Bogota. EPA/Mauricio Duenas Castaneda As Colombia’s 50-year armed conflict enters a post-conflict phase, the country is having to face up to the toll it took on millions of lives. There are more than 8m registered victims, and today, Colombia is...

Colombia is becoming Latin America’s brightest star

Following more than half a century of armed conflict, peace is shining a new light on Colombia’s future. A peace deal reached last November ended a 52-year conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), ushering in a new era of opportunity and prosperity...

Bogotá Celebrates 479th!

TODAY COLOMBIA - Bogota is 479 years old today, Sunday, August 6, 2017. Colombia's major city will be celebrating with parades during the day and fireworks at night. And given that the 8th is a bank holiday, the party or at least the hangover...

United States Vice President Pence Plans Trip To Latin America

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced earlier this month that he will tour some Latin American cities throughout the month of August. The five stops will include Panama City, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Cartagena, and Bogotá. The stop scheduled for the Argentinian capital is...

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