Mayor of Colombia’s main port city arrested on corruption charges

Mayor of Colombia’s main port city arrested on corruption charges

The mayor of Buenaventura, Colombia’s main port city and one of the poorest cities in the country, has been arrested on corruption charges.

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Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Sep 1, 2015

Avianca cuts flight prices to Colombia by 15 to 50%

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Avianca cuts flight prices to Colombia by 15 to 50%

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%

Posted by Grace Brown on Aug 29, 2015

Policeman discovers theft of his own identity during routine check

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Policeman discovers theft of his own identity during routine check

A policeman has had a surprising encounter during a routine bus search on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, where one of the passengers was found to be travelling under the cop’s identity.

Posted by Ernesto Garcia Montesano on Aug 25, 2015

Colombiamoda 2015 as seen by a Spanish entrepreneur

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Colombiamoda 2015 as seen by a Spanish entrepreneur

Fashion is a very important industry for Colombia as it accounts for over 5% of the country’s exports. Every year Medellin, the (unofficial) fashion capital of Latin America, hosts a very important  Full Article »

Posted by Grace Brown on Sep 1, 2015

Colombia’s peace talks have advanced ‘significantly’: Santos

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Colombia’s peace talks have advanced ‘significantly’: Santos

Peace talks between Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group have advanced more in the past weeks than in the preceding six months, said President Juan Manuel Santos Monday.

Posted by Grace Brown on Sep 1, 2015

Tracing Colombia’s gold from savage jungles to Swiss watches

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Tracing Colombia’s gold from savage jungles to Swiss watches

Colombia’s gold is almost exclusively exported to the United States and Switzerland. This gold is mined both legally and illegally, then sold to exporters in Medellin before being sent to North America  Full Article »

Posted by Walt Donner on Aug 24, 2015

Juventus offers Juan Cuadrado a fresh start after Chelsea stint

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Juventus offers Juan Cuadrado a fresh start after Chelsea stint

Colombia’s Juan Cuadrado will be shipped from one championship team to another. After languishing on Chelsea’s bench, the 27-year-old Costeño will look to compete for a starting spot at Juventus, last  Full Article »

Posted by Grace Brown on Aug 25, 2015

How Colombia became a hotspot for international movie productions

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How Colombia became a hotspot for international movie productions

Colombia has increasingly been attracting big productions to what is becoming a popular setting for the production of major national and international movies. All because of one 2012 law.