Santos writes check to Bogota mayor to cover 70% of metro construction expenses

Santos writes check to Bogota mayor to cover 70% of metro construction expenses

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday wrote a check for $600 million to Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro to begin the construction of the first ever metro system in the  Full Article »

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posted by Adriaan Alsema on May 13, 2015

New York Times goes culinary and cultural in Medellin

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New York Times goes culinary and cultural in Medellin

The New York Times has released a 6-minute video about things to do in Medellin, displaying the city’s different culinary and cultural attractions.

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith on Apr 30, 2015

Colombia’s Sofia Vergara to have star on Hollywood’s walk of fame

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Colombia’s Sofia Vergara to have star on Hollywood’s walk of fame

Colombian actress Sofia Vergara is to have her own star on Hollywood’s prestigious Walk of Fame.

posted by Adriaan Alsema on May 6, 2015

How I helped a pseudo-scholar spread anti-American propaganda

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How I helped a pseudo-scholar spread anti-American propaganda

Instead of spurring a serious investigation into alleged sexual abuse carried out by the US military in Colombia, I feel my recent reporting on the scandal has been a disservice  Full Article »

posted by Torkan Omari and Matthew Dancis on May 22, 2015

Reactions to Colombia’s peace process gone in reverse

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Reactions to Colombia’s peace process gone in reverse

Following an escalation of violence that led to the FARC’s suspension of its unilateral ceasefire on Friday, opinions in Colombia’s politics are as divided as never before.

posted by Talor Gruenwald on May 25, 2015

Sale of Colombia energy giant Isagen suspended

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Sale of Colombia energy giant Isagen suspended

Colombia has temporarily suspended the sale of the country’s third largest energy company, Isagen, to consider allegations that the sale would be a misuse of public resources.

posted by Talor Gruenwald on May 25, 2015

It’s official: Falcao to leave Manchester United

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It’s official: Falcao to leave Manchester United

Colombian soccer player Radamel Falcao will leave Manchester United after a disappointing season, the English club announced via Twitter Monday.

posted by Adriaan Alsema on May 10, 2015

Colombia police finds stolen 1st edition of Garcia Marquez book

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Colombia police finds stolen 1st edition of Garcia Marquez book

Colombian police said Saturday that they had found a first edition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ book One Hundred Years of Solitude that had been stolen at the Bogota Book Fair.