Two mass evictions led to riots in Western Colombia on Wednesday, when eight people, including two policemen, were reportedly injured, according to Colombia’s El Tiempo newspaper .
Official figures show that Colombia’s government has built less than 10% of 100,000 houses promised to low-income families across the country, according to a Colombian Senator, national media reported on Thursday.
Colombia’s financial sector has resisted lowering mortgage rates in accordance with the central bank interest rate cut to 3.25%, the bank’s most recent cut in March. “The central bank has developed Full Article »
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday signed the last three building contracts to fully implement his plan to build 100,000 free houses for the poor. In the northern Colombian Full Article »
Colombian President Juan Manual Santos said Monday he has used money taken from a narcotrafficker to build 565 houses for citizens in the troubled port city Buenaventura on the western Full Article »
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday denied accusations that the government is providing free housing to the poor as a cynical vote-buying tactic ahead of the 2014 presidential elections. Full Article »