LATEST NEWS FROM COLOMBIA

Colombia Suspends Arms Purchases from Israel After New Massacre in Gaza

Colombia suspends arms purchases from Israel, after new massacre in Gaza. Relations between the two countries are once again darkened, after Colombian President Gustavo...

UN Points Out a Surge in Political Violence in Colombia in 2023

In its latest report, the Colombian UN Human Rights Office pointed out a surge in violence in Colombia during the last year. As such,...

SaludCoop Executives Behind Bars After Health Care Fraud Unraveled

The SaludCoop scandal, involving the collapse of a major private health insurance firm in Colombia thirteen years ago, has culminated in a significant legal...

Villa de Leyva Fossils, the Hidden Treasure of Colombia

You may have heard of Villa de Leyva, a magnificent colonial town nestled in the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes, at the heart of...

Hiking in Medellin : El Cerro de las Tres Cruces

If you like hiking and nature, Medellin is definitely the place to be. Among the city’s various viewpoints (the “miradores”), one, in particular, is...

Lesser-Known Colombia Destinations to Visit in 2024

Colombia has its well-known tourist spots, such as Cartagena, Medellin, Santa Marta and Bogota, which have been popular with travelers for some time, but...

Colombia Strikes a Blow to Darien Gap Migrant Smugglers

On February 23, 2024, Colombian authorities arrested two boat captains suspected of migrant smuggling in the small port city of Necocli, on the Caribbean...

The Era of Narco Football in Colombia

During the 1980s and 1990s, Colombian football experienced a time of splendor and success on the field, but it was also marked by a...

Unemployment in Colombia at 12.7% in January

Unemployment in Colombia increased to 12.7% of the workforce in January. This marks a 2.7% rise from the December 2023 figures. Leonardo Trujillo, Deputy...

Colombian Coffee Brand Juan Valdez Opens Shop in Dubai

Colombian coffee has a well-established reputation for quality worldwide. The international appeal of this national treasure was recently reaffirmed with the opening of a...

CULTURE & TRAVEL IN COLOMBIA

Colombia: A Paradise for Butterfly Watchers

Colombia, often referred to as the "Land of Diversity," is not only renowned for its stunning landscapes and diverse ecosystems but also for being...

Oldest Lost City Discovered in Ecuador’s Amazon Jungle

In a groundbreaking discovery, archaeologists have unearthed a massive, sophisticated city in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest, challenging long-held views on ancient civilizations in the Americas....

Colombia Wins Prestigious Award at Cannes with its Tourism Documentary Series “Finding Encanto”

The tourism documentary series "Finding Encanto," produced by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism (MinCIT) through ProColombia, has been honored with the prestigious...

The Melodies of the Mountains: Exploring Colombia’s Carranga Music

Nestled within the vibrant cultural landscape of Colombia, Carranga is a traditional musical genre that pulses with the country's rich heritage. Born in the...

COLOMBIAN FOOD & RECIPES

Top 20 Restaurants in Colombia, According to Time Out Magazine

Colombia has a rich gastronomic tradition, offering hearty and popular dishes in its restaurants, such as bandeja paisa, ajiaco and sancocho. Thanks to the...

Authentic Recipe for Delicious Colombian Coconut Rice

Colombian cuisine is a tapestry of diverse flavors influenced by the country's rich cultural heritage and varied landscapes. One dish that perfectly captures this...

How to Prepare Delicious Colombian Empanadas

Colombian cuisine is a vibrant tapestry of flavors, and one of its most beloved street foods is the empanada. These savory delights, often enjoyed...

The Famous Big Ass Ants (Hormigas Culonas) of Santander

In the captivating region of Santander, Colombia, there exists a distinctive insect species that has captivated the interest of both locals and tourists— Hormigas...

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