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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 City Paper Bogota reports four men and four women were detained in the Centro Andino shopping mall bombing in Bogota on June 17 bombing in which...

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 Saturday in a women’s bathroom in Centro Comercial Andino, a shopping mall in the northern part of the Colombian capital Bogotá. Right after the bombing, Colombia’s President...

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 buy real estate this year, and two of the largest cities in Colombia — the “irresistible” Cali and gentrifying Bogotá — made the top five. Only two...

80 Cuban Doctors Desert Venezuela, Await US Visas in Bogota

Q24N - Some 180 Cuban doctors, up to now part of their island's medical mission in Venezuela, have deserted that country and are now waiting in Bogota in hopes the United States will provide them with visas, their spokesman told EFE. The doctors' problems multiplied...

Amazon Web Services Opens Office in Bogotá

TODAY COLOMBIA – Amazon Web Services has opened its first office in Bogotá. This makes Colombia home to another Latin American office established by the online retail giant’s cloud services arm, with the first regional location established previously in São Paulo, Brazil. The Seattle-based company reportedly...

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 the heart of downtown Bogotá is the sector known as San Victorino. There the inhabitants of the Colombian capital can find all kinds of imported products...

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 same once you’ve been to Colombia and played tejo. Not unless you employ equal amounts of beer and gunpowder. Here’s how this little-known Colombian sport works: you...

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 have plagued the country for the last half-century. Paramilitaries, guerrillas and drug trafficking groups have vied for control of the jails where they can continue to...

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 clashed with police forces and harassed spectators that were making their way to a bullring in Santamaría Plaza in the Colombian capital Bogota on Sunday, as...

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...

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...

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