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Business

Banks gear up to pressure Colombia’s govt to end ‘always changing’ tax reform
Aug 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Banks gear up to pressure Colombia’s govt to end ‘always changing’ tax reform

posted by Samuel Moldovan

Colombia’s banks will press the government to stabilize the country’s tax reform program, urging Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos  to stop “changing the rules every 24 hours.”

Business

Oil exploration bottlenecks put Colombia’s fiscal stability on the line: Industry leader
Aug 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Oil exploration bottlenecks put Colombia’s fiscal stability on the line: Industry leader

posted by Samuel Moldovan

The new President of the Colombian Petroleum Association warned on Thursday that Colombia’s fiscal stability will be jeopardized if oil exploration bottlenecks aren’t solved and the country runs out of  Full Article »

Medellin

Medellin one of the best cities in Latin America to live in: study
Aug 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin one of the best cities in Latin America to live in: study

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Colombia’s second largest city, Medellin, has been judged one of the best cities in Latin American to live in, according to a recent “Smart Cities” study conducted by the Spanish  Full Article »

Elections

Colombia govt drafting bill to impose presidential term limit
Aug 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia govt drafting bill to impose presidential term limit

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

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

Business

Imports of gasoline, lubricants, other oil products lift Colombia’s 2014 trade deficit
Aug 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Imports of gasoline, lubricants, other oil products lift Colombia’s 2014 trade deficit

posted by Samuel Moldovan

Demand in Colombia for gasoline, lubricants and other oil products has spurred a trade deficit for country for the better part of 2014.

News

Leftist politician investigated for crimes against humanity
Aug 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Leftist politician investigated for crimes against humanity

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

The Criminal Panel of Colombia’s Supreme Court has delegated the investigation of crime against humanity committed by former opposition senator, Piedad Cordoba, to Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office.

News

Colombia’s military assured ‘equal justice’ in post-conflict
Aug 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s military assured ‘equal justice’ in post-conflict

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

The Senate Peace Commission set to rest a big concern of Colombia’s military regarding transitional justice in the event of a peace deal with Colombia’s largest rebel group, FARC.

News

Memory of killed Medellin rapper honored by new clothing line
Aug 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Memory of killed Medellin rapper honored by new clothing line

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

A Medellin rapper and community leader killed in 2012 is being honored by a New York and Medellin fashion brand.

News

Colombia’s Shakira plagiarized song: US judge
Aug 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s Shakira plagiarized song: US judge

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

A federal judge from the United States has declared that Colombia’s Shakira’s song plagiarizes a song by a Dominican artist back in the 1990s.

News

30 Colombia human right defenders killed in first half of 2014: Report
Aug 20, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

30 Colombia human right defenders killed in first half of 2014: Report

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombia has seen a drop in the murder of human rights defenders and community leaders compared to last year, but a recent report by a Colombian NGO indicated that death  Full Article »