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Wednesday | Inside Colombia

Foreign companies 'most likely' to buy Colombia's stake in energy giant Isagen

The sale of Colombia's ownership of 57.6% in the electricity company Isagen will most likely go to foreign investors as it enters its final stage, local media reported.

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Wednesday | Inside Colombia

Medellin heats up for Colombia's Salsa Festival

Colombia's second largest city, Medellin, is gearing up for four days and nights of salsa madness this July 9- 13. Colombia's sixth annual Salsa Festival will showcase more than 1,000 dancers - from professionals at the height of their careers, to amateurs and even young children - competing in 20 different salsa categories.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A star is born, again and again, at Houston corner

Juan Carlos Restrepo is blowing kisses and shaking and shimmying at a Houston street corner.

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Inside Colombia

Medellin murder rates drop 34% in 1st half of 2014

Homicides during the first half of 2014 fell by over a third in Medellin, Colombia's second largest city, according to a recent report.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Grenade Blast in Medellin Kills One and Wounds 40

A 23-year-old woman was killed and 40 other people were wounded when a man pulled out a hand grenade during a fight in a neighborhood in Medellin, a city in northwestern Colombia, police said Sunday.

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Inside Colombia

Grenade blast next to Medellin museum kills 1, injures at least 32

A grenade that exploded next to one of Medellin's main tourist hotspots, the Museum of Antioquia, killed one local and injured at least 32. Local police ruled out a terrorist attack and said the explosive went off in a brawl.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Hispanic Business

Former life of crime reads like movie

Throughout most of the 20th century, the Bedamis pursued two traditions -- serving crab enchilado at important gatherings and making a living on the wrong side of the law until their final breaths.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Inside Colombia

Pope Appoints New Bishop in Colombia

Pope Francis named monseA or Luis Fernando Rodriguez Velasquez, auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cali, informed the Vatican.

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Inside Colombia

Colombia kicks off 1st clean needle program for drug addicts

Health professionals began distributing clean needles to heroin addicts in five Colombian cities on Wednesday, after the launch of a new program to reduce the spread of HIV and Hepatitis, local media reports.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

CNN

Was Kris Maharaj framed for Pablo Escobar-ordered hit?

Former millionaire Kris Maharaj, 75, languishes in a Florida prison 27 years after being convicted of a double murder at a Miami hotel.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Fiji Times

Colombia honours slain defender

Colombia paid tribute on Wednesday to football star Andres Escobar, who was gunned down 20 years ago just days after scoring an own goal at the World Cup finals.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Business Wire

Fitch Affirms Maxseguros EPM Ltd's IFS Rating at 'BBB'; Outlook Stable

Maxseguros EPM Limited's rating is equalized to the rating of the parent due to Fitch considers that it is a core subsidiary.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Colorado And Pot 6 Months Later

Colorado And Pot 6 Months Later It's been six months since Colorado approved the sale of marijuana for recreational use.

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Jamaica Observer

World Cup history: Colombia s Escobar killed on July 2, 1994 - Latest News

On July 2 in World Cup history Colombia defender Andres Escobar was killed in Medellin, Colombia, after returning home early from the 1994 tournament The shooting death, which cast a shadow over the rest of the tournament in the US, appeared to be directly linked to Escobar's own-goal that gave the hosts the lead in their group match in Los Angeles ... (more)

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TeleGeography CommsUpdate

Tigo/Une-EPM step closer to merger

The planned merger of Une-EPM and Tigo Colombia has been green-lit by broadcasting watchdog Asociacion Nacional de TV , Rapid TV News writes.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

InvestorIdeas.com

Colombia Reports Hotel Industry Growth with 6,964 New Hotel

July 1, 2014 As the number of travelers to Colombiacontinues to rise, with 3,747,945 foreign visitors in 2013 according to Colombia's Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism , the country's hotel industry is experiencing significant growth with the presence of major hotel chains increasing and the investment of up to US$75 million in new ... (more)

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Inside Colombia

Central Colombia on 'yellow' alert after 2.9ML earthquake hits Nevado del Ruiz volcano

Authorities have issued a "yellow alert" for a region in central Colombia following minor seismic activity in one of the country's most active volcanos.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

Daily Reporter

Colombia mayors regulate World Cup merrymaking

Authorities in major Colombia cities are again imposing bans on alcohol and curfews for minors Saturday to discourage mayhem on a big World Cup game day.

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Daily Herald

Private tours no longer just for wealthy travelers

Beth Harpaz and her family saw the holiday lights in Medellin, Colombia, with a private guide who drove them around the city.

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The Independent

Street life on an overland adventure in Colombia

A journey along the road between Bogota and Medellin reveals facets of Colombia long hidden from tourists, says Nick Boulos Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature.

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