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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:00:23 +0000
Colombia’s anti-anti-corruption campaign ‘dirtiest in history’
Anti-corruption campaigners are up against it as a referendum that seeks to curb corruption in Colombia’s chronically corrupt Congress fast approaches. Citizens head to the polls on August 26 to… The post Colombia’s anti-anti-corrup...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:00:50 +0000
Tensions in Colombia rise after FARC leaders disappear
The political party of Colombia’s demobilized FARC guerrillas said Thursday that three former commanders have gone into hiding after military operations near their reintegration camps. The group’s political leader, Luciano… The post...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:00:18 +0000
Colombia announces taxes for lower class and tax cuts for corporations
Colombia’s finance minister announced the government will seek more tax revenue from lower class incomes, while cutting corporate tax rates. The announcement by Finance Minister Alberto Carrasquilla comes little more… The post Colombia an...

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:16:51 +0000
Former politicians linked to Pablo Escobar’s killing of justice minister
Two Colombian politicians are being investigated for allegedly helping late drug lord and Congressman Pablo Escobar assassinate late Justice Minister Rodrigo Lara. Former Senator Alberto Santofimio Botero and ex-House Representative… The post F...

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:45:46 +0000
‘They are stealing everything’: Colombia’s comptroller general
Colombia’s outgoing comptroller general said Wednesday that his office found $4.8 billion (COP14.2 trillion) that got lost through corruption and financial mismanagement. In his assessment of his final year in… The post ‘They are st...

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:22:10 +0000
Doris Salcedo turns FARC weapons into counter-monument to Colombia’s peace
Celebrated artist Doris Salcedo inaugurates a “counter-monument” to peace.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:00:29 +0000
Bogotá receives new garbage fleet as part of collection modernization
As part of the modernization of trash collection in Bogotá, Mayor Peñalosa received a new fleet of environmentally friendly compactor trucks and other heavy equipment.

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:24:11 +0000
Cultural Agenda: Castalian Quartet to give concert in Bogotá
The award-winning Castalian Quartet will give a series of concerts in Colombia as part of their first-ever visit to the country. The Bogotá concert takes place August 26.

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:54:16 +0000
Colombia’s peso under pressure from Turkey’s Lira and U.S oil surplus
International trade tensions and Turkey's Lira crisis is hurting the Colombia peso at a time in which the new government of Iván Duque needs oil revenue and currency reserves.

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:33:51 +0000
Bogotá gets e-Bike sharing venture with backing from electric utility CODENSA
Bogotanos will now be able to pedal to work with ease with the launch of the city's first e-Bike sharing venture.

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