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First lesbian couple in Colombia high office comes ‘out of the cabinet’
Aug 29, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

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

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

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

News

‘Truth can’t be negotiated’ between FARC and Colombia govt: Inspector General to Santos
Aug 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

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

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

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.

Elections

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

Colombia’s Isagen plans new energy projects: CEO
Aug 19, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s Isagen plans new energy projects: CEO

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

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

News

Venezuela’s Colombia border curfew doesn’t solve issue: trade organization
Aug 19, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

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

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

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.

News

Aug 8, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s national anthem has new music video

posted by Victoria McKenzie

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

News

Dutch airline KLM resumes flights to Colombia after 20-year absence
Jul 28, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

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

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

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.

News

Portugal to loosen visa requirements for Colombians
Jul 3, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Portugal to loosen visa requirements for Colombians

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

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 »

Business

Colombia coffee production jumps amid continuing sustainability concerns
Jun 25, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia coffee production jumps amid continuing sustainability concerns

posted by Arthi Nachiappan

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 »

Business

Trade bloc  of Colombia, Mexico, Peru & Chile to start talks with Mercosur
Jun 24, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

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

posted by Arthi Nachiappan

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.