Colombia

Colombia agrees to take Panama off tax haven list
Posted by Emil Foget on Oct 22, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia agrees to take Panama off tax haven list

The Colombian government announced on Wednesday that Panama will again be removed from a list of tax havens after the neighbors reached agreement on Panamanian support to combat tax evasion in Colombia.

Panama gives Colombia one week ultimatum to revoke tax haven ban
Posted by Craig Corbett on Oct 15, 2014 Leave a comment

Panama gives Colombia one week ultimatum to revoke tax haven ban

Panama announced on Tuesday that Colombia has one week to remove Panama´s tax haven status, or it will be included in a list of countries which will face economic sanctions.

97000 disappeared in Colombia, 70000 still missing: Red Cross
Posted by Christoffer Frendesen on Sep 17, 2014 Leave a comment

97000 disappeared in Colombia, 70000 still missing: Red Cross

Nearly 100,000 have disappeared and almost 70,000 continue to be missing in Colombia, leaving families behind without any information on the fate of their loved ones.

First lesbian couple in Colombia high office comes ‘out of the cabinet’
Posted by Christoffer Frendesen on Aug 29, 2014 Leave a comment

First lesbian couple in Colombia high office comes ‘out of the cabinet’

The Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism talked about her relationship with Minister of Education on Thursday, in response to questions about her sexuality.

‘Truth can’t be negotiated’ between FARC and Colombia govt: Inspector General to Santos
Posted by Christoffer Frendesen on Aug 21, 2014 Leave a comment

‘Truth can’t be negotiated’ between FARC and Colombia govt: Inspector General to Santos

Colombia’s Inspector General sent a letter to the president on Wednesday criticizing the historical truth commission in Havana, fearing an outcome that will favor the FARC’s version of events.

Colombia govt drafting bill to impose presidential term limit
Posted by Christoffer Frendesen on Aug 21, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia govt drafting bill to impose presidential term limit

President Santos’ so-called “balance of power” bill seeks to increase the length of presidential term and eliminate reelections.

Colombia’s Isagen plans new energy projects: CEO
Posted by Christoffer Frendesen on Aug 19, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia’s Isagen plans new energy projects: CEO

The CEO of Colombia’s hydropower producer Isagen SA announced that the company is planning new wind and geothermal projects, according to international media.

Venezuela’s Colombia border curfew doesn’t solve issue: trade organization
Posted by Christoffer Frendesen on Aug 19, 2014 Leave a comment

Venezuela’s Colombia border curfew doesn’t solve issue: trade organization

The Venezuela-Colombia trade organization has warned that the current curfew measures on the border between the two countries doesn’t serve as solution, Colombia’s El Espectador newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Posted by Victoria McKenzie on Aug 8, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia’s national anthem has new music video

A new version of Colombia’s national anthem was released Thursday on state television.

Dutch airline KLM resumes flights to Colombia after 20-year absence
Posted by Christoffer Frendesen on Jul 28, 2014 Leave a comment

Dutch airline KLM resumes flights to Colombia after 20-year absence

Dutch airline company KLM, will once again offer flights between Colombia and the Netherlands after a 20-year hiatus, Colombia’s El Tiempo newspaper reported on Friday.

Posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar on Jul 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Portugal to loosen visa requirements for Colombians

A bilateral reunion between the Vice Ministers of Tourism in Portugal and Colombia resulted in an agreement to shorten the time in which Colombians can get a Portuguese visa to  Full Article »

Colombia coffee production jumps amid continuing sustainability concerns
Posted by Arthi Nachiappan on Jun 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia coffee production jumps amid continuing sustainability concerns

While strong production in May sets Colombia’s coffee farmers on course to achieve 2014 targets, unstable global markets and exchange rate concerns continue to loom over the immediate future of  Full Article »

Trade bloc  of Colombia, Mexico, Peru & Chile to start talks with Mercosur
Posted by Arthi Nachiappan on Jun 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Trade bloc of Colombia, Mexico, Peru & Chile to start talks with Mercosur

The Pacific Alliance trade bloc (uniting Colombia, Mexico, Chile and Peru) announced plans to strengthen ties with Latin America’s other major trading group, Mercosur, reported Colombia’s El Espectador newspaper on Tuesday.

Colombia’s Central Bank doubles dollar purchases, lifts rates to 4%
Posted by Arthi Nachiappan on Jun 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia’s Central Bank doubles dollar purchases, lifts rates to 4%

Colombia’s central bank is to double US dollar purchases to control an appreciating peso, which is damaging exports, reported local media.

Colombia Air Force to host 20 nation conference over airspace defense, security
Posted by Emily Dugdale on Jun 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia Air Force to host 20 nation conference over airspace defense, security

Delegations from 20 countries will gather to discuss security measures in the 54th edition of the Conference of Leaders of the Air Forces of America (CONJEFAMER) in Colombia’s second largest  Full Article »

Santos re-election sends “clear message” that Colombia has moved away from Uribe politics: FARC
Posted by Emily Dugdale on Jun 23, 2014 Leave a comment

Santos re-election sends “clear message” that Colombia has moved away from Uribe politics: FARC

President Juan Manuel Santos’s re-election sends a “clear message” that Colombia has moved away from hardline militaristic politics, according to the FARC rebel group, the country’s largest.