Barranquilla

North Colombia mayors chain themselves to energy company doors over ongoing outages
Posted by Emma Rosser on Jun 10, 2015 1 comment

North Colombia mayors chain themselves to energy company doors over ongoing outages

A number of mayors from northern Colombia chained themselves to the entrance of the local energy company in Cartagena in protest of repeated outages and proposed rising costs.

Posted by Joel Duncan on Feb 16, 2015 Leave a comment

The amazing colors of Barranquilla’s carnival

The Colombian Caribbean city of Barranquilla kicked off its annual carnival extravaganza. We could publish an entire story about it, but we won’t because photos are much more fun.

Barranquilla begins celebrations month before actual carnival
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jan 19, 2015 Leave a comment

Barranquilla begins celebrations month before actual carnival

Barranquilla’s carnival does not start until February 14, but that hasn’t stopped locals from beginning the annual celebration almost a month early with a series of pre-carnival activities.

Barranquilla’s 1st female mayor and the transformation of a city
Posted by Piotr Wojciak on Dec 11, 2014 Leave a comment

Barranquilla’s 1st female mayor and the transformation of a city

The first elected female mayor of the northern Colombian port city of Barranquilla has revolutionized the Caribbean city with health and education policies, coupled with campaigns against unemployment and poverty.

Former senator stripped of investiture after drunk-driving incident
Posted by David Wing on Nov 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Former senator stripped of investiture after drunk-driving incident

Former Senator Eduardo Merlano was officially stripped of his investiture by Colombia’s State Council on Wednesday after he had been caught driving under the influence.

Posted by Piotr Wojciak on Oct 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Police dismantle child sex networks across Colombia

Police have taken down at least three major child prostitution rings across Colombia this week, reported local media on Thursday.

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Oct 6, 2014 1 comment

Marc Anthony receives $150K for north Colombia orphanage

An orphanage and school recently opened in Barranquilla by singer Marc Anthony has received a $150,000 donation for its operations.

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Oct 6, 2014 Leave a comment

North Colombia man lynched after shooting 3

Three people were fatally shot and one lynched in a spontaneous outburst of violence in the Caribbean coast city Barranquilla on Sunday.

Syria freedom fighters, Russia punks to feature in Colombia documentary festival
Posted by Gabrielle Mentjox on Sep 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Syria freedom fighters, Russia punks to feature in Colombia documentary festival

Colombian cities Bogota, Medellin, Barranquilla, and Cartagena will be screening critically acclaimed national and international documentaries as part of the Ambulante Documentary Film Festival. 

Heavy rain affects hundreds of families, leaves 1 dead in Colombia’s Atlantic coast
Posted by Joel Gillin on Aug 29, 2014 Leave a comment

Heavy rain affects hundreds of families, leaves 1 dead in Colombia’s Atlantic coast

Torrential rain in Colombia’s coastal city of Barranquilla, Atlantico has affected more than 1,500 homes, leaving one person dead and another still missing, according to local media.

Colombia national soccer team receives new training center in Barranquilla
Posted by Gabrielle Mentjox on Aug 19, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia national soccer team receives new training center in Barranquilla

Plans to build a new high performance training center for Colombia’s national soccer team were announced Tuesday, according to local media reports.

Barranquilla, Colombia to host 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
Posted by Larisa Sioneriu on Jun 12, 2014 Leave a comment

Barranquilla, Colombia to host 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games

Colombia’s coastal city of Barranquilla has been selected to host the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games (CACG), Colombian media reported on Wednesday.

46 suspected ‘Rastrojos’ members arrested in north Colombia raids
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on May 31, 2014 Leave a comment

46 suspected ‘Rastrojos’ members arrested in north Colombia raids

President Juan Manuel Santos said Friday that police had arrested 46 members of drug trafficking organization “Los Rastrojos” in a series of operations in Colombia’s Caribbean region.

Failing public utilities spur riots in northern Colombia; 1 dead, at least 6 injured
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on May 6, 2014 Leave a comment

Failing public utilities spur riots in northern Colombia; 1 dead, at least 6 injured

One person was killed and more than 30 were injured in riots in the northern Colombian port city of Barranquilla on Monday. The violence emerged from spontaneous protests over blackouts  Full Article »

Colombia allocates $1.3B to Magdalena river navigability
Posted by Nina Damsgaard on May 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia allocates $1.3B to Magdalena river navigability

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Sunday that the government will allocate $1.3 billion from the national budget to recover the navigability of the important Magdalena River that runs through  Full Article »

New website to help tourists visiting Barranquilla
Posted by Flora Baker on Apr 28, 2014 Leave a comment

New website to help tourists visiting Barranquilla

Foreigners visiting or relocating to Barranquilla, Colombia’s fourth largest city, now have a new website to help them plan their visit and get settled.