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Colombiamoda Closes with Helen of Troy Inspired Fashion Show

The gates of Troy opened to present the latest collection of Colombia's Renata Lozano at the close of the 2013 Colombiamoda fashion fair, with the finishing touches provided by Silvia Tcherassi, 20 years after her first fashion show launched her career as a designer. continue reading »

Colombian Police Arrest Mexican Couple Smuggling Heroin While Traveling with Baby

A Mexican couple traveling with their 20-month-old daughter was arrested by drug enforcement agents at Bogota's El Dorado International Airport for allegedly trying to smuggle heroin out of Colombia, the National Police said. continue reading »

Designer Camilo Alvarez Showcases 3D Creations at Colombiamoda

Designer Camilo Alvarez unveiled "Botanicracia," his latest collection for men and women, at Colombiamoda 2013, bringing garments with 3D elements to Colombia's runways for the first time. continue reading »

Alessandra Ambrosio Opens Colombiamoda Fashion Show

Fashion designers Francesca Miranda and Adriana Santacruz, and fashion house Pink Filosofy, whose guest of honor was Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio, officially opened Colombiamoda. continue reading »

Colombia’s FARC Claims to Have U.S. Soldier in Custody

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrilla group says it has been holding a U.S. veteran of the war in Afghanistan for a month and offered to release him as a "gesture" to the Colombian government within the framework of peace talks in Cuba. continue reading »

Colombian Crime Boss ““Negro Guerrero” Killed in Police Operation

A regional leader of Colombia's powerful Los Rastrojos crime organization was killed in a police operation in the southwestern province of Valle del Cauca, the government said Friday. continue reading »

Six Colombians Charged with Murder of DEA Agent in Bogota

Six Colombians have been charged with the kidnapping and murder of DEA special agent James Terry Watson in Bogota on June 20, 2013 while he was assigned there. continue reading »

Top 5 Most Innovative Latin America Countries

The World IntellectualProperty Organization (WIPO), Cornell University, and INSEAD have released the annual "The Global Innovation Index" (GII). continue reading »

Presidents Juan Manuel Santos, Nicolas Maduro to Discuss Bilateral Relations

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday that he and Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro plan to meet on July 22 to "go through a complete review of the state of bilateral relations." continue reading »

Family of 4 Including 6-Year-old Hacked to Death with Machete in Colombia

Four members of the same family in the northwestern city of Medellin were hacked to death with a machete, Colombian authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Colombia Receives $250 Million Loan to Reform Health Care System

Colombia will strengthen its health care system through a model that emphasizes prevention with the help of a programmatic policy-based loan for $250 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Top 5 Latin American Countries Known for Corruption

Transparency International's
 "Global Corruption Barometer 2013," which claims to be the biggest survey tracking world-wide public opinion on corruption. continue reading »

LatAm’s Largest Technology District Planned in Medellin

Construction is underway on a technological and scientific district that will occupy 114 hectares (280 acres) in the heart the northwestern Colombian metropolis, Medellin, part of efforts to consolidate its status as Latin America's most innovative city. continue reading »

Gang Violence Across Colombia Leaves 8 Dead

Five people dead in Cali and another three in Medellin is the death toll in several confrontations staged Sunday by gangs in different parts of these two Colombian cities, authorities said. continue reading »

Italy’s Top Narco Caught in Colombia, Friendly with Mexican Cartels

Italy’s biggest narco, Roberto Pannunzi, has been caught in Colombia after a daring escape from justice in 2010. continue reading »

Gunmen Attack Colombian Settlement Killing 5

At least five people were killed and four others wounded when a group of gunmen attacked a hamlet in southwestern Colombia, media reports said Sunday. continue reading »

Colombia Prepares to Release New Airbag Vest for Motorcyclists

Seven years ago, engineer German Acevedo left his job as head of R&D for the Colombian navy to develop an innovative product aimed at saving thousands of lives: an airbag vest for motorcyclists. continue reading »

Colombian Authorities Make Arrests in Stabbing Death of U.S. DEA Agent

Colombian authorities on Tuesday arrested three suspects in last week's murder of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent, police sources told Efe. continue reading »

FARC Guerillas Attack Oil Pipeline in Colombia, Environmental Damage Reported

FARC guerrillas attacked a Petroleos del Norte pipeline in a rural area outside Tibu, a city in northwestern Colombia, media reports said. continue reading »

U.S. and Colombia: Holding First Meeting on Racial & Ethnic Equality

The U.S. and Colombia will hold their first planning meeting on the “U.S.-Colombia Action Plan on Racial and Ethnic Equality” on June 12 and 13, in Washington D.C. continue reading »