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45 Colombian congress members convicted over paramilitary ties since 2006
Colombia's Supreme Court said it has convicted 45 congressmen and 7 governors for connections to paramilitary organizations since investigations into an ongoing "parapolitics" scandal broke in 2006.
Resource Investing News
Spotlight on Colombia: Investors See Opportunities in Oil and Gas Exploration
Colombia, it must be said, has not always enjoyed a good reputation as a destination for foreign investment or tourism, due to decades of civil unrest from whose dark shadow it has struggled to escape.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
UN predicts near doubling of city dwellers by 2050
The number of city dwellers is at an all-time high of about 3.5 billion and will nearly double in the next 30 to 40 years, with almost all the growth in developing countries, the head of the U.N. agency focusing on cities said Monday.
Urban Inequity Presents New Social, Development Challenges
Sustainable cities are an aspiration as the number of slum dwellers continues to rise and the rate of urbanization skyrockets, a senior United Nations official today said, ahead of an upcoming UN forum that will focus on creating cities and towns more economically, socially and politically accessible.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Non-Native Species Of Roaches Found Among High Line Plants
View of giant cockroaches on display during an exibition at the Explora Park in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on February 5, 2013.
Mafia "Imports" Men For Mob War in Valle
Cali, Tulua, Buenaventura yand Jamundi have been converted into a scene for a bloody mob war, terrorizing residents and put the government of high alert after reports that alias 'Kike Gallo' rented troops from the "Los Urabenos" to force out a newcomer mafia boss from Miami.
Ballve: Futile drug war drags on
Teo Ballve lives in Colombia and is a fellow of the Social Science Research Council.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Dynasty Colombia: Two stories of politicians' daughters
The daughters of three politicians hit the headlines in Colombia this week as two girls urged their father not to aspire Congress because "they're all corrupt and end up in prison," while the daughters of two jailed politicians seek to continue their fathers' political career.
20 Years After Pablo: The Evolution of Colombia's Drug Trade
Twenty years ago, on December 2, 1993, Pablo Escobar, the pioneer of Colombia's cocaine trade, was killed on a rooftop in his native Medellin by police.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
15 Countries Broadcast Pablo Escobar Television Series
The Colombian television series "Escobar, el Patron del Mal" has been sold in 15 countries and is currently back on the air in Colombia, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the death of the biggest drug trafficker in history.
Medellin named one of the world's most resilient cities
Medellin, Colombia's second largest city, was named one of 33 of the world's most resilient cities by the Rockefeller Foundation on Tuesday.
Colombia gets two new LTE networks
Two of Colombia's three major cellular operators have announced the launch of 4G Long Term Evolution services.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Collected Department Releases: U.S. Supports OAS Regional Forum on...
Mayors from cities in the Caribbean, Central America, Colombia, and the United States will meet December 3-4 in Miami, Florida to discuss challenges linked to rapid urbanization in the Americas and exchange best practices for the sustainable development of cities and communities.
US court condemns Colombia drug trafficker 'Rasguno' to 30 years
A Federal Court in New York sentenced Colombian drug trafficker Hernando Gomez, 55, alias "RasguA o," to 30 years in prison for, among other charges, smuggling cocaine into the United States.
Empresas Publicas de Medellin: Nueva Emision, AAA Fitch Ratings
December 3, 2013 El Grupo EPM es una empresa de servicios publicos que pertenece 100% al municipio de Medellin y es la segunda compania mas grande de Colombia con activos por COP 37.1 BB, con presencia en los sectores de Energia , Telecom.
Explosion at Colombian Fireworks Factory Injures 6
The director of the Dapard disaster prevention department, Cesar Hernandez, said that the blast occurred in a gunpowder factory located in the rural portion of the town of Carmen de Viboral, in Antioquia province.
Textile tradeshow Colombiatex to begin from Jan 21
Colombiatex will be held from January 21-23, 2014 in Medellin, Colombia to benefit from the Free Trade Agreement where Colombia and the United States are seeing increased trade opportunities and a large growth potential in the garment and textile industries.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Pablo Escobar Still Divides Colombia
But according to Mr Giraldo, stickers boasting the image of Colombia's infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar are by far the most popular.
Global Voices Online
New Museum in Medellin to Create Historic Memory About Colombia's Armed Conflict
The museum, the first in Colombia dedicated solely to the armed conflict, was designed as a space to reconstruct a history shrouded in violence and promote peaceful co-existence, according to [museum director LucA a] Gonzalez.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Colombia's ELN releases engineer kidnapped in July last year
Colombia's National Liberation Army guerrilla group on Sunday released agronomist engineer Leon Andres Montes Ceballos who was kidnapped on July 30, 2012, the International Committee of the Red Cross confirmed in a statement.