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Riots in Western Colombia lead to 8 injured, following mass evictions
Jun 5, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Riots in Western Colombia lead to 8 injured, following mass evictions

posted by Arthi Nachiappan

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 .

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Santos only finished 7% of promised 100K houses: Senator
May 8, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos only finished 7% of promised 100K houses: Senator

posted by Victoria McKenzie

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.

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Colombia’s housing deficit decreasing due to social housing schemes: govt
Apr 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s housing deficit decreasing due to social housing schemes: govt

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Colombia’s housing deficit is dropping, according to a national statistical report and statements from the Colombian government released on Tuesday.

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National government clashes with Bogota over free housing project
Jun 12, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

National government clashes with Bogota over free housing project

posted by Julia Myska

Colombia’s new housing minister complained Wednesday about an alleged lack of cooperation of the capital Bogota concerning the building of free homes for the poor.

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Bogota to cooperate with Brazil on recycling
Jun 4, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Bogota to cooperate with Brazil on recycling

posted by Julia Myska

Colombia’s capital Bogota will cooperate with Brazil on issues regarding recycling, the city’s mayor confirmed on Monday. 

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Apr 5, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Financial sector resists adopting central bank rates

posted by Wesley Tomaselli

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 »

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Mar 21, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

100,000 free homes officially being constructed in Colombia

posted by Parker Crooks

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 »

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Feb 27, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Santos builds houses with confiscated drug money

posted by Benjy Hansen-Bundy

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 »

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Jan 24, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Free houses for Colombia’s poor not vote buying: Santos

posted by Narayan Buckley

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 »

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Jan 22, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia govt. to finish building 100K free homes

posted by Jacob Stringer

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday announced that $959 million has been allocated to build the final 25,000 out of 100,000 homes for Colombia’s poor and said that it  Full Article »

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