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Invest Forget Colombia’s past  Colombia is now a top destination for investment. The security problems of the 1990s and early 2000s kept foreigners away and investment artificially low. That has changed and Colombia is a fast emerging market – attracting 15 billion dollars of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) last year. Why Colombia? Colombia is part of the CIVET group of countries – the next growth economies after the BRIC nations. For EFT investors Colombia has even outperformed BRIC countries over the last two years. Colombia has a young population, with a well educated and large middle-class. Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s have both awarded Colombia investor grade credit rating. The economy has co...

The Colombian economy looks set for another year of healthy growth according to economic indicators from established forecasters

Colombian economy healthy in 2013 The Colombian economy looks set for another year of healthy growth according to economic indicators from established forecasters.  Ernst and Young’s Rapid-Growth Markets Forecast for Autumn 2012 estimates that Colombia’s GDP will grow by 4.4% in 2013, a figure not dissimilar to the Colombian Ministry of Finance’s own forecast of 4.8%. The Ernst and Young report notes though that the Colombian economy’s growth has slowed somewhat since 2011 when it grew by 5.9%. It attributes this to a fall in global demand, in particular in the key markets of the US and Europe where economic woes continue and in India and China where growth has decelerated. It estimates this slight slow-down in Colombia’s econ...

Your Number Goal is To Be Happy, RIGHT?!...Guess what?! Colombians, the happiest in the world!!!

Colombians, the happiest in the world By: Drafting Sunday | 8: 06 p.m. |05 January 2013 77 Percent of Colombians say be happy. Only two percent said not to be. Photo: File / time Share this article Twitter 1137     Instapaper     The country climbed five posts in 'ranking' of happiness and arrived in the first place. Doubts about economy. Although several years have been very close, for the first time Colombia is the happiest country in the world, according to the Global barometer of happiness and hope, that performs the global network (Win - Gallup International) market research firms in 54 countries. Last year, in the same survey, we were sixth plac...

Act will facilitate the return of Colombians living abroad... Great News...www.iLoveLatins.com

Act will facilitate the return of Colombians living abroad   In Colombia, Congress gave final approval to a bill to facilitate the return of Colombians living abroad through customs and tax incentives. The project, which was ready to be signed by President Santos. "It is essential as a stimulus for all Colombians living outside the country and who long to return someday to Colombia," Jaime Buenahora, Congressman author of the initiative. The call Return Act, aimed at the 4.5 million Colombians living abroad, tax-free importation of capital up to $ 500,000, the income of working tools or instruments for up to $ 250,000 and household goods with a value of up to $ 35,000. The project highlights the categorization of voluntar...

CALI: The heaven’s Branch office Cali is Colombia's third largest city and a center for sugar, coffee and textile industry. It is located in Colombia’s southwestern region, about 995 meters above sea level and it’s the capital of Valle del Cauca state, a diverse region of coast, foothills and the Andean cordillera.      A popular Salsa song says that as long as New York is the capital of the world and Paris the city of light, Cali is the heaven’s Branch office. It enjoys terrific nightlife in thesalsotecas, and visitors can enjoy the historic center as well as excursions into the surrounding areas for sugar baron haciendas and the prime archaeological...

Enjoy Bogota's urban renovation

Enjoy Bogota's urban renovation   When I talk about Bogota with my foreign friends, I always say that it is like any other capital city in the world with all the advantages and disadvantages of a big city. Likewise Bogota is completly different from any other Colombian city. That's what it make it special.   It has good and bad areas like any other one. When I was living in France I went to Paris and I stayed in a low budget student’s hotel, at the 18th “arrodissement”, and the street (maybe one of the few of Paris) was like some downtown similar one in Bogotá.    I wasn´t luck with the hotel in Paris, but I can assure you that Bogotá an...

Barranquilla: Colombia’s Golden Gate Barranquilla is located at the Caribbean Sea estuary of Magdalenas’s River- Colombia largest river- .  The City has historically attracted foreign people from around the world because of its port. That's why it was named “Colombia’s Golden Gate”. Its commercial development in the beginning of the 20th century broughtimmigrants mainly from Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, Germany, and also from the U.S, Italy and Spain.         The town is just between Cartagena and Santa Marta and less than an hour from both. Climate is rather hot. Average temperature is 29ºC. But at the end of the year the Alisios’ winds co...

Tips for Invest in Colombia Real estate; Invest in Colombia Real estate have provided stability, wealthy and excellent returns for people of different social levels.

Tips for Invest in Colombia Real estate     Invest in Colombia Real estate have provided stability, wealthy and excellent returns for people of different social levels.     In an area of such obvious growth and potential, people who invest in Colombia real estate are confident they will experience substantial financial gains as the demand for both commercial and tourist residential property in Colombia increases. RULE No. 1: When you invest in Colombia real estate, Always think as a long term investment.   I mean by "long term" at least 2 years. Why? Because like any other type of investment, you can't predict the future. When you invest in real estate you have a lev...

Santa Marta: My favorite vacation place ! Santa Marta, on Colombia's Caribbean coast is the oldest Hispanic city of the country, even it doesn't have the architectonical beauty of Cartagena.

Santa Marta: My favorite vacation place ! Santa Marta, on Colombia's Caribbean coast is theoldest Hispanic city of the country, even it doesn't have the architectonical beauty of Cartagena. Instead it has better natural places with some archaeological spots. It has great beaches, white sand, better climate and outstanding landscapes. The capital of Magdalena State is is probably one of the most visited domestic tourist destinations of the country. Its hotel infrastructure, the colorful white sand beaches and natural parks, between which it stands out the Tayrona Park and the majestic Sierra Nevada, makes of the city a privilege location.  It has a year-round...

Relocating to Colombia it is about LIFE....by Happy Gringo

Relocating to Colombia it is about LIFE by Happy Gringo  (Medellin)   I'm 45 years old, and have a Colombian wife. I have traveled extensively, and can atest.... Colombia is by far a better quality of life than the US. I am American, and love my country, but after 9 trips that led me to Medellin, Bogota, Barranquilla, and Cartagena, I'm relocating to Colombia. For me, it's about life.  People in Colombia, both rich and poor live with a happiness that transends economic status. So, the next time anyone reading this is in Medellin, eating at Crepes & Waffles, and see a smiling Gringo.... it may just be me....
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