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Syria freedom fighters, Russia punks to feature in Colombia documentary festival
Sep 3, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

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

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

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

News

Heavy rain affects hundreds of families, leaves 1 dead in Colombia’s Atlantic coast
Aug 29, 2014 Ξ Comments

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

posted by Joel Gillin

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.

News

Colombia national soccer team receives new training center in Barranquilla
Aug 19, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia national soccer team receives new training center in Barranquilla

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

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

News

Barranquilla, Colombia to host 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
Jun 12, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Barranquilla, Colombia to host 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games

posted by Larisa Sioneriu

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

News

46 suspected ‘Rastrojos’ members arrested in north Colombia raids
May 31, 2014 Ξ Comments

46 suspected ‘Rastrojos’ members arrested in north Colombia raids

posted by Adriaan Alsema

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.

News

Failing public utilities spur riots in northern Colombia; 1 dead, at least 6 injured
May 6, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

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

posted by Adriaan Alsema

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 »

News

Colombia allocates $1.3B to Magdalena river navigability
May 5, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia allocates $1.3B to Magdalena river navigability

posted by Nina Damsgaard

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 »

Caribbean

New website to help tourists visiting Barranquilla
Apr 28, 2014 Ξ Comments

New website to help tourists visiting Barranquilla

posted by Flora Baker

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.

News

Canadian donation to drought victims stuck in Colombian port
Apr 7, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Canadian donation to drought victims stuck in Colombian port

posted by Victoria McKenzie

Almost $14, 000-worth of donations to drought victims in central Colombia are idling in a coastal port due to a bureaucratic hold-up, reported a local newspaper on Monday.

Elections

Santos promises more jobs, education and healthcare for Colombia’s Caribbean coast
Mar 17, 2014 Ξ Comments

Santos promises more jobs, education and healthcare for Colombia’s Caribbean coast

posted by Luke Horswell

President Juan Manuel Santos  on Sunday promised to improve education, healthcare and unemployment at one of his first public campaign rallies in the north of Colombia.

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