Tag archives for Medellín

In a coma

Inside the context of the international short film festival in Bogota, I want to write about some of my favorite short movies. Of course, there are many and from many nations and I believe this is becoming already a new (old) film gender – I said old because short films were the first experiments during the […]

Colombia Reports for Good-Looking Intellectuals

While Internet is one of the most powerful means of communication of our century, Colombia is knowing and using it in many ways. In a Spanish nation, with a certain amount of disdain for English, most of the sources of information about this South American country comes exclusively in Spanish. English sources can be rare […]

And how Medellín looks like?

Going around modern Bangkok you never finish to amaze if you like big cities and Asia. However Bangkok can be crowed and many other visitors prefer other places of amazing Thailand. I was talking about how beautiful and friendly was the city with that German lady I was guiding. Then she asked for my country. […]

Wake up Medellín!

“¡Medellín, despierta!” (Wake up, Medellín) is one of the cultural and artistic programs of the municipality for the most marginalized barrios of the city. Last 19th April the Medellín nightlife went up the comunas (districts) to “give life to the night” with musicians, dances, performances and films. Barrio Granizal in the 1rst District (Comuna 1) […]

Medellín, Model City for What

It seems that to state Medellín as “Model City of Development”, according with the IDB considerations, is difficult to accept for many. Moreover, Colombia has been chocked by some events that seem to defeat that optimistic vision of an improvement in security: young guns in the cities, paramilitary groups are back and the so call […]

Medellín, Art and Development

Medellín is ready for great challenges again, this time different to those of violence that made its name internationally infamous. The city of Juanes, Fernando Botero and Camilo Villegas is showing its face as a model of development. At least it is recognized by the Inter American Development Bank that decided to have Medellín as […]

Double heart and lung transplant in Medellín

Medellín | ColPass. While in US the birth of eight babies from a single mother is news, in Colombia the success in a double operation of transplant of heart and lung has gotten the attention of the media. The surgery was practiced in a boy of 15 years old who had defects in the heart […]

The world will witness the transformation of Colombia by Medellín

Interview to Mateo Restrepo, Manager of the Assembly of Governors of DIB Medellín is getting ready for the Assembly of Governors of the Development Inter-American Bank, DIB, between 27 and 31rst of March. It is expected the assistance of about 4 thousand international experts to the second largest economical city of Colombia in Plaza Mayor, […]

Learn how to taste wine in Antioquia

Although Colombia is not famous for its wines and it has not a high production in this delicious and international product, Envigado will be the seat for an interesting school this coming month: “How to taste wine.” The course will be leaded by the Egyptian Magdy Shehata of the famous British Cruiser Queen Elizabeth II […]

Medellín ready for the Inter-American Development Bank in March

The Inter-American Development Bank will have its 38th General Assembly in Colombia this year. The chosen place is Medellín, the second largest economical center of the country. It is expected an increase of four thousand foreign visitors to the country by that time, especially to Medellín. The Assembly will be celebrated between 27 and 31rst […]

A Classical Music Festival in Cartagena de Indias

Normally a Caribbean city like Cartagena de Indias can be associated to Salsa, Vallenato and tropical dances. But this time Cartagena de Indias, the first tourist spot of Colombia, is the scenery of the most exquisite taste for classical music. And the best musicians of the world accepted the challenge to give concerts in one […]

Medellín was international in 2008

2008 was an international year for Medellín. Once the most violent city of Latin America, Medellín has a better face and attracts more visitors than ever. If it is not possible to say that all its problems are resolved, as long as its 3 million population would not have same opportunities, but security, tourism and […]

Rumba in Colombia

Out of beautiful places to visit in Colombia, one of those things that a foreign tourist can not forget is what is called in the country “Rumba“. In Cuba, Rumba means a kind of dance developed in the island from African roots. In Colombia, it became more than a dance, a cultural element of enjoyment, […]

Medellín and Bogotá, a competition of lights

If Medellín, with its great company of energy, EEPPdeMed (Medellín Public Enterprises), one of the biggest in South America, has been by tradition the light capital in a Colombian December, now it has to put more attention, since other Colombian cities are improving their own Christmas public lights every year. The first one is the […]

The Organization of American States in Medellín

Medellín is currently the headquarter of the 18th Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) with the assistance of several heads of states from the American nations. Of course one of the main issues is the Colombian – Ecuadorian crisis that seems to improve in the last days. Picture from the official site of […]

Newsweek| Colombia’s City On A Hill

Medellín goes from murder capital to model city By Daniel Kurtz-Phelan | NEWSWEEK | Picture by César S (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rasec/) Ver mapa de ! .César S. Tomada en (Ver más fotos aquí) Five years ago the hillside slum of Comuna 13 was the most brutal urban battleground in Latin America, a bloody microcosm of Colombia’s drug-fueled […]

Colombia in the six top destinations of National Geographic for 2008

Sihanoukville — ColPas (Picture “Medellin downtown in the night” by Wooden). Things like these were unthinkable ten years ago. Tourist guides used to put aside Colombia in the Latin America destinations. It was too risky. But now, National Geographic in its National Adventure, features Colombia as one of its six top destinations for 2008. “Discover why […]