Democratically elected Colombian mayor sacked for not privatising
Progressive mayor of Colombia 's capital Gustavo Petro has been sacked by a right-wing ally of former president Uribe .
Sun Dec 15, 2013
Columbian teens visit the U.P.
Fifteen girls from Colombia are celebrating their Quinceanero or Sweet 15 with a visit to the U.P. Quinceaneros are a lavish celebration to honor a girl's coming of age.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
Colombian reporter Jineth Bedoya Lima gives voice to abused women
On the first day that Jineth Bedoya Lima arrived for work at the offices of Colombia National Radio in BogotA , she was assigned to cover a story that would become her life.
Thousands of Colombians Take to the Street In Support of Ousted Mayor
Thousands of people flocked to the Colombian capital's Bolivar Square on Friday to show support for Mayor Gustavo Petro, ousted this week for alleged mismanagement.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Fitch Upgrades FINDETER's IDRs; Outlook Stable
NEW YORK & BOGOTA, Colombia -- -- Fitch Ratings has today upgraded Financiera de Desarrollo Territorial S.A.'s support-driven Foreign Currency Long-term Issuer Default Rating to 'BBB' from 'BBB-'.
Does Bogota mayor's ouster threaten peace process?
Fighting for his political life, Bogota's leftist mayor convened supporters for a Friday rally to battle his dismissal, an ouster that some believe could hurt attempts to make peace with the Americas' most powerful leftist rebel group.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
The 82-year-old was rushed to hospital in Bogota, Colombia, where doctors thought she was suffering from a simple case of gastroenteritis, an infection of the stomach and bowel.
Fear, depression scar child victims of war in Colombia - " report
New Zealand MP re-elected as PGA President
Labour's Associate Spokesperson for Disarmament and Arms Control Ross Robertson has been re-elected unopposed for a further term as President of Parliamentarians for Global Action .
The Most Hated Man in Colombia?
Mike's Bogota Blog - Not long ago, was a somewhat obscure, if polarizing, government official and Gustavo Petro was mayor with a popularity problem.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Colombia: Could Bogota mayor's ousting shake FARC peace talks?
Peace talks will likely continue, but the ousting of the former guerrilla Gustavo Petro could have repercussions - and give the FARC added leverage.
Colombia's Color Code
I had the opportunity to visit Bogota, Colombia for a meeting of representatives of public sector unions from the Western Hemisphere.
The Miami Herald
Totó La Momposina, Colombia's diva of tradition, performs in Hollywood
Totó La Momposina, the great singer of Colombian traditional music, received a lifetime achievement award at the Latin Grammys last month.
LAN airline plans Miami maintenance hub
Chile-based LAN Cargo airline is poised to build a maintenance hangar at Miami International Airport that's geared to create 327 jobs here.
T&T's first EITI report sets benchmark
Members of the T&T delegation are, from left, seated: Gisela Granado, TTEITI Secretariat; Enid Donawa, Ministry of Energy; Mark Regis, head,TTEITI Secretariat.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Record Number of Colombians Seek Visas to Travel to U.S.
A record half a million Colombians this year have requested a U.S. visa and 85 percent of those requests have been approved, the U.S. consulate in Bogota reported after the milestone was reached.
The China Post
Bogota's trash war may get mayor thrown out
Colombia's inspector-general ordered Bogota's left-leaning mayor removed from office Monday and banished from politics for 15 years, deeming unconstitutional his behavior in a showdown last year with private garbage collectors.
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
Ecopetrol, Talisman announce large oil find in Colombia
Colombian state-owned oil company Ecopetrol and Canada's Talisman Energy said on Monday they had discovered an estimated 1.3 billion barrels of oil in southeastern Colombia and that about a tenth of it was likely to be recoverable.
The Wichita Eagle
Mayor ordered ousted in Colombia's capital
In this Jan. 1, 2012 file photo, Bogota's Mayor Gustavo Petro delivers his inaugural speech during his swearing-in ceremony in Bogota, Colombia.