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IDB Loan To Improve the Quality of Human Resource Training in Colombia

IDB Loan To Improve the Quality of Human Resource Training in Colombia

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $100 million loan to the government of Colombia to reform its human capital formation system. The program aims to improve the quality and relevance of human resource training as a means of raising productivity and labor qualifications in the country. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 10 Farmworkers Massacred by Colombian Drug Trafficking Gang

Blog del Narco: 10 Farmworkers Massacred by Colombian Drug Trafficking Gang

A suspected paramilitary successor group killed 10 farmworkers at a rural property in the northwestern Colombian province of Antioquia, police said. The crime was committed by a group of armed men in a rural area of Santa Rosa de Osos, a town north of the city of Medellin, a National Police spokesperson said. continue reading »

Colombian Oil Output Up 10,000 Barrels Per Day From Last Year

Colombian Oil Output Up 10,000 Barrels Per Day From Last Year

Average oil output in Colombia climbed to 960,953 barrels per day in October, up 0.9 percent from the same month of 2011, the Mines and Energy Ministry said. continue reading »

Colombian Soliders Killed in FARC Minefield Near Ecuador Border

Colombian Soliders Killed in FARC Minefield Near Ecuador Border

Two Colombian soldiers died and another four were wounded after setting foot in a minefield installed by FARC guerrillas operating in the southwestern province of Nariño bordering on Ecuador, army officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Colombian Arrested in Argentina Denies Being Drug Lord

Colombian Arrested in Argentina Denies Being Drug Lord

Colombian Henry de Jesus Lopez Londoño has denied in statements to Argentine authorities any drug-trafficking ties and said he had been living a "normal life" in a residential area outside Buenos Aires, where he was arrested this week. continue reading »

Colombian Prostitute at Center of Secret Service Scandal Tells All in ‘La Chica de Cartagena’

Colombian Prostitute at Center of Secret Service Scandal Tells All in ‘La Chica de Cartagena’

Dania Londono Suarez, who rocked the public opinion after being at the center of a sex scandal with a U.S. Secret Service agent at the last Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, publishes her story and recounts the events of that fateful night at the Hotel Caribe. continue reading »

Colombian Rapper “El Duke” Murdered in Medellin

Colombian Rapper “El Duke” Murdered in Medellin

Rapper Elider Varela, known as "El Duke," was murdered in the northwestern Colombian metropolis of Medellin, reminding people of the violence that continues to plague poor areas of many of the nation's cities, grassroots and cultural groups and local artists say. continue reading »

Tape Reveals Former Colombian VP Met with Militia Chiefs

Tape Reveals Former Colombian VP Met with Militia Chiefs

Francisco Santos, who was Colombia's vice president from 2002-2010, met with leaders of the AUC rightist militia federation on three occasions in the 1990s, paramilitary chiefs are heard to say in an audio broadcast Tuesday by Caracol Radio. continue reading »

Colombian VP, Angelino Garzon, Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

Colombian VP, Angelino Garzon, Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon said Monday that doctors overseeing his recovery from a stroke in June have detected a small cancer in his prostate gland. continue reading »

Mexico Honors Nobel Laureate Garcia Marquez With Thousands of Posters

Mexico Honors Nobel Laureate Garcia Marquez With Thousands of Posters

Mexico City is celebrating the life and work of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who has lived in the capital for 50 years, by putting up 40,000 posters in honor of the legendary Colombian writer. continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

Emergency Called After Swarms of Bees Attack Bogota

Emergency Called After Swarms of Bees Attack Bogota

At least 12 people were stung by honeybees after an attempt to remove a hive from the eaves of a home on Bogota's west side, emergency management officials said. continue reading »

FARC Guerillas and Colombian Gov’t Prepare for Peace Talks in Cuba

FARC Guerillas and Colombian Gov’t Prepare for Peace Talks in Cuba

The Colombian government and leftist FARC guerrillas met here Thursday to formally inaugurate a peace process aimed at ending nearly five decades of internal strife. continue reading »

Prostitute at Center of Secret Service Scandal in Colombia to Write Book

Prostitute at Center of Secret Service Scandal in Colombia to Write Book

Dania Londoño, the Colombian prostitute at the center of a sex scandal involving U.S. Secret Service agents, is putting the finishing touches on a book about the incident that is soon to be published in Colombia, Semana magazine reported. continue reading »

Colombian Mudslide’s Death Toll Climbs to 10

Colombian Mudslide’s Death Toll Climbs to 10

The death toll from the mudslide that hit a hamlet in southwestern Colombia earlier this month has risen to 10, with five people still listed as missing, emergency management officials said. continue reading »