News from Colombia:
November 8, 2013
BOGOTÁ, Colombia -- The United Nations on Thursday congratulated Colombia following an announcement that negotiating parties in Havana, Cuba, reached an agreement on the issue of political participation in the South American country. The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces...
October 2, 2013
CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, Colombia -- Tuesday marked the opening of the annual Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Trade Show, taking place in conjunction with the FCCA Cruise Conference in the Cartegena de Indias Convention Center. Over 100 companies are represented.
October 1, 2013
ST THOMAS, USVI -- The Ports of the US Virgin Islands will field a strong delegation to the annual Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Cruise Conference and Trade Show in Cartagena, Colombia this week. This gathering of industry participants, slated for September 30 to...
September 24, 2013
WASHINGTON, USA -- Colombia will boost the competitiveness of hotels, clinics, and hospitals while reducing their emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) by tapping an innovative financing scheme for energy efficiency projects, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced.
September 14, 2013
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Haiti's anti-drug unit said on Friday that several foreigners, including Colombians and Jamaicans, have been arrested and detained for alleged illegal drug trafficking as the Caribbean nation steps up efforts to fight drug dealers.
September 11, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Proexport, the Colombian government agency in charge of foreign investment, trade and tourism, has revealed that Caribbean markets are seeking investment opportunities in Colombia. These markets have a particular interest in software, IT and BPO services, as well as insurance and financial services.
September 6, 2013
CARTAGENA, Colombia -- Is the world witnessing a shift in supremacy among major power states? Professor W. Andy Knight, Director of the Institute of International Relations (IIR) of The University of the West Indies, answer this question at Prospecta Caribe 2013.
June 8, 2013
ANTIGUA, Guatemala -- The representatives of the member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Thursday finished expressing their points of view on the topic “For a Comprehensive Policy against the World Drug Problem in the Americas” during the third plenary session...
May 18, 2013
BOGOTA, Colombia -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, on Friday issued a stark review of the reality experienced by the countries of the hemisphere in relation to drugs, analyzing the policies implemented in the region to this point.
May 17, 2013
BOGOTA, Colombia -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, will deliver on Friday to the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, the "Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas," prepared by the hemispheric institution.
May 9, 2013
BOGOTA, Colombia -- The Colombian Senate’s Fifth Committee has approved a draft bill to end the use of animals in traveling circuses. The 8 to 1 committee vote (4 absent) sends the Bill to the plenary session and was welcomed by Animal Defenders...
May 6, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Peace talks in Havana between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) and the government of Colombia made important advances, according to both delegations.
May 4, 2013
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Recently elected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday that former president of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe, was plotting to kill him. "Uribe is behind a plot to kill me," Maduro said on national television.
April 25, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The parties involved in the Colombia peace talks underway in Cuba, resumed talks on Tuesday with the commitment to advance a solution for the social and armed conflict in that country.
April 20, 2013
On Thursday, September 6, 2012, the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, rejected a proposed bilateral ceasefire by FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) rebels aimed at bringing an end to Colombia’s decades of armed conflict.
April 16, 2013
PEMBROKE PINES, USA -- The historic city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, will set the stage for the 20th annual Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Cruise Conference and Trade Show, taking place September 30 - October 4, 2013.
April 11, 2013
MEDELLIN, Colombia (PXP) -- The appointment of Medellin as the most innovative city in 2012 is the result of a transformation process that began two decades ago, which transformed one of the most important cities of Colombia into an international...
March 18, 2013
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis and Colombia have agreed to strengthen their bi-lateral relations. Luis Guillermo Martinez-Fernandez, Colombian ambassador, who presented his credentials...
March 14, 2013
The meeting was organized by the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME) Project – a multi-million dollar project which covers the almost 4.5 million km2 of marine space constituted by the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine...
February 13, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Peace talks currently taking place in Havana between the Colombian guerrillas and the government of that country are progressing well, although there are different views on the treatment of the agreed schedule.
February 13, 2013
MIAMI, USA (PXP) -- Colombia has been ranked among the top 20 emerging markets for global investors, according to a recent report by Bloomberg Markets magazine. Recognized for strong economic growth, low inflation, and ease of doing business...
January 16, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Government officials in Suriname want to improve their Spanish, as that country prepares to assume the presidency pro-tempore of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) from July 2013.
January 3, 2013
WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) has begun the process of analyzing a new group of countries -- Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Panama, Uruguay, and Venezuela -- as part of the fourth round of the...
November 2, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- Dania Londono Suarez, who rocked the public opinion after being at the center of a sex scandal with a US Secret Service agent at the last Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, publishes her story and recounts the events...
May 11, 2012
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The government of Trinidad and Tobago hosted discussions to enhance security cooperation with the government of Colombia on Wednesday at the Ministry of National Security in Port of Spain.
April 17, 2012
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos recognized on Sunday that Cuba’s right to participate in the Summits of the Americas has the support of the majority of the countries of the region.
April 7, 2012
The upcoming Sixth Summit of the Americas will be held in the resort city of Cartagena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from April 14 to 15, 2012. Thirty-three heads of government, representing all of the member states of the Organization of...
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