‘ELN’ attacks army compound in northeast Colombia city

‘ELN’ attacks army compound in northeast Colombia city

Alleged ELN rebels have carried out a mortar attack on a military complex in Arauca, a city in the northeast of Colombia.

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Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Feb 7, 2016

Here’s a hint of what you missed at Barranquilla’s Carnival

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Barranquilla’s carnival, the biggest in the world after Rio de Janeiro, kicked off Saturday with its epic Battle of Flowers parade. For those of you who are not in Colombia, here’s  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Feb 8, 2016

Mini gold rush in northeast Colombia after money found flowing through local creek

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Mini gold rush in northeast Colombia after money found flowing through local creek

Resident of a town in northeast of Colombia had a field day on Sunday when the local creek surprisingly began producing a mysterious flow of peso bills.

Correcting Plan Colombia: 5 ways the US can support lasting peace in Colombia

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Correcting Plan Colombia: 5 ways the US can support lasting peace in Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will meet with US President Barack Obama to promote the peace process and mark the 15th anniversary of Plan Colombia, a US assistance package that  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Feb 8, 2016

Uribe asks Obama to urge changes in pending Colombia peace deal

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Uribe asks Obama to urge changes in pending Colombia peace deal

Colombia’s hard-line former President Alvaro Uribe publicly asked the United States on Sunday to reconsider its support for a pending peace deal with the FARC, and continue prosecuting and imprisoning guerrilla drug  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Feb 5, 2016

Colombia’s 2015 exports plummet 35% amid low oil prices and in spite of cheap peso

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Colombia’s 2015 exports plummet 35% amid low oil prices and in spite of cheap peso

Colombia’s 2015 exports plummeted 34.9% compared to the year before. The drop is partly due to a steep drop in the price of oil, Colombia’s main export product.

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Feb 3, 2016

Colombia’s Jackson Martinez joins China’s Guangzhou for $46M

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Colombia’s Jackson Martinez joins China’s Guangzhou for $46M

Colombia’s Jackson Martinez will leave Atletico Madrid for China Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande after closing a $46 million deal.

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jan 14, 2016

‘Embrace of the Serpent’ becomes Colombia’s first Oscar-nominated film

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‘Embrace of the Serpent’ becomes Colombia’s first Oscar-nominated film

For the first time in history, a Colombian film has been nominated for an Oscar. “Embrace of the Serpent” is running in the Foreign Language Film category.