Christmas

822 persons in Colombia injured by December fireworks
Posted by Philipp Zwehl on Jan 7, 2014 Leave a comment

822 persons in Colombia injured by December fireworks

In December, 822 people were hurt by fireworks in Colombia, according to the National Health Institute.

36 killed in Christmas-related violence
Posted by Maren Soendergaard on Dec 26, 2013 Leave a comment

36 killed in Christmas-related violence

Christmas eve in Colombia has resulted in the death of 36 people, 103 injured and 185 arrested, police said Thursday.

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Dec 19, 2013 Leave a comment

Colombia’s 2013 hearts and mind campaign: More than a fighter, you are my son

Colombia’s defense ministry released a number of Christmas videos aimed at convincing fighters of illegal armed groups like the FARC and ELN to demobilize.

Top 5 cities to light up Colombia’s Christmas
Posted by Mimi Yagoub on Dec 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Top 5 cities to light up Colombia’s Christmas

The city lights of Colombia’s urban centers cannot compare to the dramatic transformation that takes place during Christmas time, when people’s festive cheer takes the form of millions of lights  Full Article »

More than 240 persons in Colombia hurt by fireworks so far this month
Posted by Philipp Zwehl on Dec 13, 2013 Leave a comment

More than 240 persons in Colombia hurt by fireworks so far this month

More than 240 people were hurt by fireworks during the first two weeks of December in Colombia, according to the National Health Institute, as numbers of injuries rise every year  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Dec 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Together we can reach peace and greater social justice: Santos

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday expressed his wish for “true peace” and “greater social justice” in the annual presidential Christmas speech. In the televised speech, Santos said that  Full Article »

Posted by Rob Edmond on Dec 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Locals disappointed over Cali Christmas decoration (PHOTOS)

Residents of Colombia’s third largest city Cali expressed frustration about this year’s Christmas decorations that have failed to live up to expectations. {japopup type=”image”content=”http://www.elpais.com.co/elpais/sites/default/files/multimedia/fotos/2012/12/07/ep00566640.jpg” title=”Christmas lights in Cali”}{/japopup} {japopup type=”image”content=”http://www.elpais.com.co/elpais/sites/default/files/multimedia/fotos/2012/12/07/ep00566643.jpg”  Full Article »

Posted by Rob Edmond on Dec 4, 2012 Leave a comment

Cali to increase security measures for Christmas

Cali authorities will strengthen security measures in the city over the holiday season with operation ‘’Christmas Plan” in anticipation for the annual Cali festival, reported local media. Colombian newspaper El  Full Article »

Posted by Caitlin Trent on Nov 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Colombia kicks off Christmas with fireworks

Colombia’s capital city of Bogota is set to start the holiday season off with a boom with its annual fireworks show on December 7 with a slew of Christmas lights,  Full Article »

Posted by Caitlin Trent on Nov 8, 2012 Leave a comment

Bogota ready to turn on 8.5 million christmas lights

Bogota is ready to turn on the approximately 8.5 million christmas lights that are part of the Colombian capital’s 2012 Christmas Route. Santa Fe Radio reported that more than 53  Full Article »