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822 persons in Colombia injured by December fireworks
Jan 7, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

822 persons in Colombia injured by December fireworks

posted by Philipp Zwehl

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

News

36 killed in Christmas-related violence
Dec 26, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

36 killed in Christmas-related violence

posted by Maren Soendergaard

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

News

Dec 19, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

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

posted by Adriaan Alsema

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.

Colombia travel

Top 5 cities to light up Colombia’s Christmas
Dec 17, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Top 5 cities to light up Colombia’s Christmas

posted by Mimi Yagoub

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 »

News

More than 240 persons in Colombia hurt by fireworks so far this month
Dec 13, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

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

posted by Philipp Zwehl

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 »

News

Dec 24, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Together we can reach peace and greater social justice: Santos

posted by Adriaan Alsema

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 »

Cali

Dec 11, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Locals disappointed over Cali Christmas decoration (PHOTOS)

posted by Rob Edmond

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 »

Cali

Dec 4, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Cali to increase security measures for Christmas

posted by Rob Edmond

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 »

Bogota

Nov 29, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia kicks off Christmas with fireworks

posted by Caitlin Trent

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 »

Bogota

Nov 8, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Bogota ready to turn on 8.5 million christmas lights

posted by Caitlin Trent

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 »