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Controversy in Colombia over the arrival of the US military

The arrival of US troops in Colombia has always caused controversy in the country and this time is no exception. According to the newspaper ‘El Tiempo’, on June 1 a mission of 53 military personnel who make up a Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB)...

Avianca Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in US

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – Avianca, the second-largest airline in Latin America, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States on Sunday to reorganize its debt “due to the unpredictable impact” of the coronavirus pandemic. n a statement issued in Bogota, Avianca said that along with “some...

Colombia Goes On LOCKDOWN!

Colombia will ban entering the country to everyone from abroad from midnight on Monday, including its own citizens, for a month, as the country struggles to enforce quarantine rules amid the accelerating coronavirus pandemic. The image of a ghost city:Bogotá in its first hours of...

Colombia Closes All Land, Sea and River Borders!

All Colombian land and sea borders will be closed starting on Tuesday, March 17 and until May 30, by order of President Iván Duque. The decision is another of the measures that the National Government takes to contain the advance of the coronavirus in...

Colombia closes its borders to foreigners

On Monday, March 16, in an unprecedented action, Colombia closed its borders to all foreigners in response to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The closing of the borders is to prevent an outbreak in the country with 54 confirmed cases: 28 in Bogota, 7 in Medellin,...

Colombian On Death Row In China Asks To Be Executed Soon

Héctor Fabio Osorio, a 50-year-old Colombian convicted in China of the death penalty has asked the Colombian government to intercede to expedite the process of his sentence: to be executed as soon as possible. Hector Fabio Osorio is on death row in China, convicted seven...

Uber Back In The Streets Of Colombia

Uber restarted operations in Colombia on Thursday (February 20) after shutting down its app for almost three weeks. In a statement, the company said it had found “new alternatives” to work legally in Colombia. Uber returns to service in Colombia. The Ride-hailing app will operate...

The High Cost of Protectionism

In Costa Rica, the Contentious Administrative Court ruled in favor of the companies who accused the government of damaging the local market, after the Solis administration banned the import of Mexican avocado in 2014. The conflict, which remains unsolved, dates back to several years ago,...

Less deaths on the road in January

January 2020 had the lowest number of deaths on the road in the last 5 months. The 28 fatalities were the lowest for a January month since 2013, according to reports by the Ministry of Transport. The number is the deaths occurring at the site of...

13-year-old indigenous girl pregnant by man 50 years her senior

A 13-year-old Costa Rican indigenous girl from Talamanca is pregnant with a man almost 50 years older than her. Under unknown conditions, both were to Panama. It is unknown for how long and why the minor was in Panama; that will be up to the...

TransNica Adds Cuidad Quesada On New San Jose – Managua Route

As of March 1, Sancarleños will be able to travel to Managua, Nicaragua with a departure in Ciudad Quesada. The TransNica company will open this new route San José-Ciudad Quesada-Los Chiles-Tablillas-Managua. Currently, TransNica offers service to and from Managua and San Jose by way of Peñas...

Doesn’t mean you can ignore a red light

So it is, from 10 pm to 5 am, drivers cross an intersection even if the light is red. Yes, you read that right, even if the light is red. However, it doesn’t mean you just ignore the red light. The Traffic Law (Ley de...

Colombia’s loathed tax reform passed Congress

A widely rejected tax reform that was approved by Colombia’s Congress in December may become President Ivan Duque‘s latest humiliation in court. Several senators and jurists have announced they will challenge the so-called “Economic Growth and Job Creation Bill” that has been rejected by economists...

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...

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...

It’s snow joke: Colombia threatens to sue Walmart over sweater

The Colombian government agency, Agencia Jurídica de Defensa (Legal Defence Agency) has threatened to sue Walmart over a Christmas sweater that associated the country to cocaine. The sweater, offered by a third-party seller on Walmart’s Canadian website featured an image of a bug-eyed Santa Claus...

Tens of thousands march in third strike

Tens of thousands of protesters across Colombia took part in anti-government demonstrations Wednesday during the country’s third general strike in two weeks. Thousands of people — trade unionists, students, teachers, farmers and indigenous people among them — gathered to dance and sing in Bolivar Square...

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...

“Today I Am Living Any Soccer Player’s Dream— Being in the World Cup”, Carol Sanchez

(QCOSTARICA) By Henry Morales, Vozdeguanacaste.com - Since she was a little girl, her passion was seeing the ball rolling, carrying it, kicking it and running after it, while dolls and other games could stay in the toy box. It wasn’t in the National Stadium or...

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ventures Into Latin America Start in Costa Rica

- With an investment of US$12 million dollars, Enterprise Rent-a-Car announced its entry to the Costa Rica car rental market. Enterprise will be operated  in Costa Rica by Grupo ANC, a company dedicated to the car rentals in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Nicaragua. In Costa Rica,...

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