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A friendly press conference between two controversial presidents

Cartagena | ColPas. The meeting of the two most controversial presidents of Latin America in Cartagena de Indias was rather friendly. Even if journalists touched hot subjects like the Farc hostages that broke relations between Chávez and Uribe since November 2007 or the issue of the reelection that both leaders are looking. But the most […]

Colombian disabled conquered the peaks of Aconcagua

Five disabled Colombians conquered the pick of the second tallest mountain of the world: Cerro Aconcagua in Argentina. The team is made by four soldiers and a civilian who were victims of mines. They committed themselves to climb the tallest mountains in Colombia and the Americas.

Obama with a Colombian bulletproof vest

We still to know how would be the relations between Obama and Uribe, but it seems that the relations Obama and Caballero are at their highest ranking. At least the elconfidencial.com digital magazine from Spain is suggesting that president Obama wore the bulletproof vest designed by the Colombian fashion designer.

The “Friends of David Murcia” to the rescue

“Amigos de David Murcia”, a group leaded by the Brazilian Alex Ventura from New York, intends to gather funds for the legal defend of the brain of DMG, the company at the top of the biggest financial scandal of the history of Colombia and maybe Latin America. But many do not think as the Colombian […]

Uribe’s popularity declined, but remains the first

The popularity of the presidency of Colombian Álvaro Uribe has been the highest of the Americas since his first election in 2001. He was able to open gates of hope for a country that was under the reign of terror between communist guerrillas, paramilitary groups, mafia and urban violence in the main Colombian cities. Even […]

Obama writes history

There are two things to say about the new president of the United States: First, that he is going to be the president of the United States in its full meaning. Second, that he is writing history in United States, but also in the world.

DMG will be on the move for a longtime

DMG is not over and will be on the move for a longtime not only in Colombia but in other countries. At least it can be deducted after the announcement of the creation of a fund organization with that very acronym to support the defense of David Murcia Guzman – DMG stands as an acronym […]

Excommunication for drug traffic mafias?

Excommunication, a term with a strict Catholic relation, means a decision of the leaders of any religion to expel from its community any member or group that do not respect the doctrines or make actions against the morality of that religious system. During the Middle Age, excommunication was particularly used against writers and thinkers in […]

Colombians among the first Latin American Internet users

The Pyramid Research for Google made a recent study in 10 Latin American countries, showing a large increase in Internet use in the region. According to the study, in five years Latin America will add 160 million of users to the net. Colombia, Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela are among the first Latin American fastest growing […]

If Mono Jojoy gives up, he can be free, says Uribe

President Uribe said that if Mono Jojoy, one of the strongest leaders of the Farc guerrilla, whose real name is Jorge Briceño Suárez, gives up, he could obtain benefits from the government and even freedom.

The Medal of Freedom belongs to the Colombians, said Uribe

The president of Colombia, Álvaro Uribe, said in a press conference in Washington that the Medal of Freedom given by president Bush to him, belongs to all Colombians and the policemen and soldiers that work for peace in his country.

The Colombian coffee growers will not sue Mike Peters

The Colombian Federation of coffee growers, Fedecafé, will not sue the American cartoonist Mike Peters for the drawing that offended the country. The Federation accepted the excuses of Peters that were proceed in an public letter and personally in the office of the Federation in New York.

Colombia within the Bush´s disappointments

No other American president has been so linked to Colombia like George Bush in modern times. During his eight years presidency, the Latin American nation was regarded as the strongest allied of the USA in the Western Hemisphere. By the other hand, the government of Álvaro Uribe had in Bush a big support. But within […]

A Colombian walking from Fireland to Alaska

Henry Sánchez would be the first person to walk by foot all the American continent from the most southern city of Argentina, Ushuaia, to the most northern part of Alaska. It will be a long way of 18,641.1358 miles.

I love Colombia, said Mike Peters

The American cartoonist Mike Peters said to Associated Press that he loves Colombia, drinks its coffee daily and did not intend any offense. On 2nd of January one of his comics appeared in some newspapers talking about Colombian coffee. A character says: “Y’know, there’s a big crime syndicate in Colombia. So when they say there’s […]

Alejandra Mesa Estrada, new Queen of the Coffee

The new Queen of the Coffee, chosen in the 53th Fair of Manizales, is Alejandra Mesa Estrada, the representative of Colombia. The event for the selection of the international Queen of Coffee was in the Theater of the Founders of the traditional paisa city.

Cartagena does not know about the crisis

It is near to reach a historical season By Vicente Arcieri and Juan Carlos Díaz / Correspondents of  EL TIEMPO – Cartagena, published in Portaforlio.com.co / Translation by Albeiro Rodas, Colombia Passport Colombian and foreigners tourists walk by its streets, fill its beaches and spend everywhere. The turbulence of the economical recession still not touch […]

Colombian women can apply to be military generals

Although several women in Colombia belong to the national army, the possibility to become a general was not contemplated until now. But time changes and the opportunity for the women to get the highest military rank came. 60 young ladies were incorporated in the studies to become military generals, according to the report of General […]

Cortes de Cádiz for Freedom Award for President Uribe

The municipality of Cádiz, Spain, decided to give an award to President Álvaro Uribe for his fights in favor of freedom. It is the first version of the recent created award that the Spaniard city wants to give to persons or organizations that contribute for freedom in the Spanish-speaking world.

Court makes justice to 17 displaced families

The Constitutional Court of Colombia gave a sentence that makes justice to the case of 17 displaced families in Jerusalem-Cundinamarca. The families, that brought a demand before the court against the Ministry of Agriculture and the Colombian Institute for the Rural Development (Incoder) for the quality of the lands they received, won the case.

Bogota hardens control of consumption of liquor

As a measure to prevent insecurity in the city, the authorities will harden the control on consumption of liquor, the access of underage people to night clubs and the close of discos and pubs after 3AM.

Colombian coffee growers against Mike Peters

The most celebrated Mike Peters, the American cartoonist who won a Pulitzer, will face the anger of the Colombian coffee growers for what they consider was an offense on the traditional national economy.  Surely Peters will need plenty of cups of coffee when the Colombians will go to court to fill files for the works […]

Venezuela expelled Israeli Ambassador for the invasion of the Gaza Strip

As a protest for the invasion of the Gaza Strip, Caracas expelled the Ambassador of Israel and many other diplomats of the Middle East country.  The Minister of Foreign Relations of Venezuela, announced to the mass media that the government decided to expel Ambassador Shlomo Cohen as a protest of for the dead caused during […]

Orange alert in Huila Volcano

The Colombian Institute of Mines and Geology, INGEOMINAS, turned on the orange alert about the Nevado del Huila volcano and said that a possible eruption would take place in few days or weeks. The volcano had an eruption last November and it will have other, said the experts of the Colombian institute that observes the […]