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"Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Colombia each year," according to the State Department's travel warning updated on Thursday.

1000s visit Colombia safely: new State Dept. travel warning FRIDAY, 12 APRIL 2013 06:18 BENJY HANSEN-BUNDY   Tags: Tourism     "Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Colombia each year," according to the State Department's travel warning updated on Thursday. The travel warning says these U.S. citizens enjoy "tourism, business, university studies, and volunteer work" in Colombia, without incident. The rest of the travel warning has not changed since October, 2012. Both warnings include this crucial information: "security in Colombia has improved significantly in recent years... but violence linked to narco-trafficking continues to affect some rural areas and parts of large...

Barranquilla, double ton and going strong, Happy birthday Barranquilla, La Puerta de Oro (The Golden Door), www.iLoveLatins.com

Barranquilla, double ton and going strong For my first piece for Colombia Politics I wanted to write about something close to my heart; my adopted home, Barranquilla, the lady of many names who today celebrates a very special day. Happy birthday Barranquilla, happy birthday La Areñosa (The Sandy place), La Puerta de Oro (The Golden Door),  Curramba La Bella, Killa Young ?, well 200 isn’t exactly a spring chicken, but her older siblings – Santa Marta and Cartagena, are 488 and 480 years old,  respectively. She’s been used and abused, mistreated and bashed around a bit, but she’s still here, and going strong. You are probably familiar with her Carnaval, which has been declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Her...

Barranquilla is a Boom-town...Opportunity is Knocking Loud... www.iLoveLatins.com

PHOTO: JERÓNIMO BORIS/CREATIVE COMMONS Barranquilla boomtown ON FEB 21, 2013 • BY ED BUCKLEY    61 21 1    0digg0stumble0   HOME » BUSINESS, HOMEPAGE FEATURED » BARRANQUILLA BOOMTOWN It might not have the ‘wow’ factor of its two coastal neighbors, but Barranquilla isn’t letting that stop the city from becoming Colombia’s next hub for investment. A proactive mayor, status as the nation’s largest Caribbean port, multiple world-renowned cultural events and perpetual sunshine seem poised to help ‘La Arenosa’ take off in 2013. Solidifying its mover and shaker status, Barranquilla’s district government was chosen...

Banking on Colombia

Banking on Colombia ON APR 8, 2013 • BY THE CITY PAPER STAFF    16 2 0    0digg0stumble0   HOME » BUSINESS » BANKING ON COLOMBIA Colombia’s banking sector has been one of a few national players, and a credit structure burdened by faulty loans and an uncertain image internationally. After the economic debacle of the late 1990s, in which the Pastrana government had to step in with a controversial 4 x 1,000 transfer tax to pump much needed liquidity into retail banking, the “democratic security” objectives of the Uribe government began to generate renewed confidence in the country, especially with foreign investors. Colombian banks, which control 80 percent of the g...

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Colombia is one of Latin America's largest producers of gold, extracting 55.9 tons of the precious metal.

Gold production in Colombia   Tags: Economy Gold Mining     Colombia is one of Latin America's largest producers of gold, extracting 55.9 tons of the precious metal. The department of Antioquia is where most gold is mined, followed by the Pacific department of Choco. Gold production in Colombia Want GOLD??? Colombia has "18 Karat Gold", Not 14 Karat... Want something More Precious than Gold??? Read Proverbs 31:10--- Then Sign up Online for Your Truly Life changing experience, for worth more than all the Gold and Rubies Combined... I Love Latins More than Delivers... www.iLoveLatins.com ...

President Juan Manuel Santos became the first Colombian to win the coveted Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Services Wednesday.

Colombia's Santos wins coveted Woodrow Wilson Award WEDNESDAY, 13 MARCH 2013 09:39 PARKER CROOKS   Tags: Juan Manuel Santos United States Wilson Award     President Juan Manuel Santos became the first Colombian to win the coveted Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Services Wednesday. The announcement came from the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C. that added the award will be issued in September to Santos in New York City. "Throughout his life, President Santos has been committed to public service by promoting democracy, security and peace in Colombia," stated the center's director Jane Harman. The Wilson Center describes their award for public services as an award that "...

Two of every three flowers that arrive in the United States do so from Colombia

Two of every three flowers that arrive in the United States do so from Colombia New York. 14-Feb-2013  In boutiques, groceries, shops, department stores, and even on the streets are flooded with Colombian flowers for Valentine's Day. February 14 is celebrated Valentine's Day in most countries of the world and like everything year, Colombia was prepared to put in the main stores of 90 countries worldwide, about 500,000 flowers. In the United States, which accounts today for 84 percent of total national exports in this sector, expressed his love and friendship with a variety of our flowers, roses being preferred. United States bought from Colombia, from January to November 2012, 910.2 million dollars in flowers, a high percentage in Febru...

Medellin named world's most innovative city of 2012

Medellin named world's most innovative city of 2012 FRIDAY, 01 MARCH 2013 08:15 JOEY O'GORMAN   Tags: Citigroup City Of The Year Medellin Urban Land Institute Wall Street Journal     Colombia's second city Medellin has beaten Tel Aviv and New York Friday, to be named City of the Year, in a competition sponsored by the Wall Street Journal and Citigroup. By analyzing 200 of the most innovative cities in the world, Citi, WSJ and Urban Land Institute narrowed the field down to 25 in 2012, and then asked the public to vote the top three. Events were held in the three cities to drum up enthusiasm for the competition, and Medellin saw off stiff competition from New York and Tel Aviv to&nb...

Colombia at ‘the forefront of robotic science in Latin America’ MONDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2013 08:14 JOEY O'GORMAN     Colombia on Friday became the first Latin American country to use robotic science in a pediatricoperation. Surgeons in Bogota's Marly Clinic operated on a two-year-old boy to remove a malformation located in the urethra behind the bladder and repair the urinary tract. "This was the first such surgery performed in Latin America," Dr. Manuel Rueda of the clinic toldColombia Reports. The team of doctors was led by Pablo Gomez, Director of Pediatric Robotic Urology at the Florida Hospital for Children, who is one of the few surgeons trained to use the machine in pediatric surgery. Dr. Gomez sai...
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