News from Colombia:
February 20, 2015
MIAMI, USA (IAPA) -- The murder of journalist Luis Peralta Cuéllar in Colombia has brought a strong protest from the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), which called on the local authorities to conduct a prompt investigation of the motives, determine those responsible and bring them to justice.
February 20, 2015
BOGOTA, Colombia -- The largest trade event in 2015, the “Macrorrueda de Negocios 55” (55 Business Matchmaking Forum) from ProColombia, aims to boost the export business of Colombia by facilitating the internationalization of the Colombian energy supply in all non-mining segments.
February 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, USA -- The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released a report this week revealing billions of dollars held in nearly 60,000 internal Swiss bank documents from 2006 to 2007 leaked by whistleblower Hervé Falciani, a former employee of HSBC in Switzerland.
January 31, 2015
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- On Thursday morning, US federal agents in coordination with Colombian law enforcement authorities simultaneously executed arrest warrants in Puerto Rico, Florida and Colombia, dismantling an international drug trafficking and money laundering organization...
January 31, 2015
FORT WORTH, USA -- Pending regulatory approval, American Airlines will add six new routes throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America, further strengthening its position in these key markets. New service to Barranquilla, Colombia (BAQ), will add a new destination to the airline's...
January 14, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Aruba has objected to the waiver of the visa requirement for Colombians visiting Curacao, minister of justice, Nelson Navarro, said. Previously, the Netherlands had objected to this petition from Curacao. Such a request by Curacao must first be approved by the Netherlands.
January 14, 2015
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia was the country brand in Latin America that had higher growth in its value compared to 2013, says the annual report of the consultancy Brand Finance, a company specializing in valuation and brand strategy firm worldwide, measuring the value of the country brand.
December 23, 2014
BOGOTA, Colombia -- In response to Colombia’s economic progress and to foster its expansion and growth, the government’s promotion agency PROCOLOMBIA will continue its efforts to connect Colombian exporters and international buyers by hosting important events in 2015.
December 20, 2014
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas’ murder rate is among the top 15 in the world, according to the United Nations (UN) and World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2014 Global Status Report on Violence Prevention. Based on the data compiled in the report, The Bahamas has the 11th highest homicide rate.
December 12, 2014
BOGOTA, Colombia (RSF) -- Journalists in Colombia threatened by the paramilitary group “Bloque Capital - Águilas Negras” were due to hold a meeting on Thursday to publicize the dangers they face. The group has given news outlets a deadline of 1 January to leave the cities where it operates.
December 2, 2014
BOGOTA, Colombia (PXP) -- Colombia will shine bright to welcome the holiday spirit. The tradition of the Festival of Lights or “Alumbrado Navideño” is celebrated every year throughout the month of December with events open to the public, including block parties, free concerts, religious traditions and...
December 1, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA (BGIS) -- Barbados and Colombia have taken significant steps to improve the exchange of information on arrangements with the signing of a tax information exchange agreement (TIEA) recently. The Barbados-Colombia signing took place on November 25, in Washington, DC.
November 19, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- Over the past decade, Colombia has become a leader in the energy sector of Latin America, creating an ideal opportunity for Caribbean investors looking to tap into an emerging energy hub. The sector has a potential to generate billions in the next 20 years and create tens of thousands of jobs.
November 15, 2014
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Under the theme “Building Our Traditions and Our Future,” the Office of the President of Religious Affairs of Turkey (Diyanet) is hosting the First Latin American Muslim religious leaders summit in Istanbul, which began on Wednesday and ends on Saturday.
November 13, 2014
Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, 2010-present, celebrated his second successful presidential campaign on June 15. Perhaps much of his victory can be attributed to his persistent advocacy for peaceful negotiations, initiated on August 27, 2012, with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
November 8, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Barbados and Colombia are in the process of determining the next steps for launching talks on a tax treaty. Minister of industry, international business, commerce and small business development, Donville Inniss, made this disclosure recently.
September 16, 2014
MEDELLIN, Colombia -- The construction materials industry in Colombia has responded to the needs of international markets as it offers quality, value-added logistics and trade advantages. The Expocamacol Fair 2014 was proof of this, as Colombian exporters responded to the specific demands...
September 15, 2014
GENEVA, Switzerland -- A Colombian women’s rights group, whose members put their lives on the line to assist survivors of forced displacement and sexual abuse, is this year’s winner of a prestigious award presented by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
September 4, 2014
CARTAGENA, Colombia -- Cartagena de Indias, the picturesque colonial city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, is experiencing major growth in investment and international arrivals, leading to huge gains in tourism and business development, according to Proexport Colombia, the country's trade...
August 14, 2014
CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, Colombia -- Cartagena de Indias is recognized as one of the most beautiful and best preserved ancient cities of America. Today, the walled city opens its doors to thousands of Colombians and foreigners who wish to have the wedding of their dreams in a destination full of magic and charm.
July 25, 2014
NEW YORK, USA -- Proexport Colombia on Wednesday announced the launch of “Colombia Bring IT On,” a major campaign initiative aimed at promoting the growth of the country’s technology sector in the international market and raising awareness of Colombia’s competitive advantages.
July 23, 2014
BOGOTA, Colombia -- In the first quarter of 2014, Colombia’s economy grew 6.4 percent in relation to the same period last year, the government’s statistics agency, DANE, announced. Colombia’s significant growth makes it the fastest-growing economy in Latin America.
May 27, 2014
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Council has amended the list of non-European Union (EU) countries whose nationals are exempt from the Schengen area visa requirement. The Council adopted a new regulation listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas.
May 21, 2014
BOGOTA, Colombia -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) facilitated the participation of representatives from Caribbean investment promotion agencies (IPAs) at a regional workshop on fostering the green FDI opportunity in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
May 19, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, has welcomed the new achievement reached in the peace talks between the government of Colombia and the rebel group FARC, concerning the fight against drug trafficking.
April 29, 2014
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Representatives of the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) rebel faction are continuing peace negotiations in Havana in an effort to find a solution to the over 60-year armed conflict prevailing in the South American nation.
April 2, 2014
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- An easing of Curacao’s visa policy will apply to people from Colombia, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Bolivia and the Schengen Areas starting May 1 of this year, according to the Minister of Justice Nelson Navarro. The reason given is the growth of the economy.