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Colombian Health Reform Falters in Senate

Yesterday, a pivotal moment unfolded as the Colombian Senate's committee did not pass a health reform proposed by President Gustavo Petro. This event marks another...

Colombian Peso Climbs as US Dollar Reaches 20-Month Low

In a significant financial shift, the US dollar's value in Colombia has taken a dip, moving below the COP$3,800 threshold. This Wednesday saw the dollar...

Colombia’s Frigate Project Faces Obstacles

Colombia is pushing forward with its Strategic Surface Platforms (PES 10714CO) project, aiming to build five advanced frigates. The plan involved collaboration between Damen Shipyards...

Why Are There Vikings on a Colombian Island?

Inhabitants of Isla Mulatos in Colombia strikingly resemble Vikings with their blue or green eyes, blond hair, and fair skin, setting them apart from...

Gol Reconnects Brazil and Colombia with Direct São Paulo-Bogotá Flights

Gol Airlines has restarted flights from São Paulo to Bogotá, flying out of Guarulhos International Airport. This relaunch revived an inactive route in May 2011....

Job Crisis Hits Colombia’s Construction Sector

Colombia faces a construction sector crisis, losing 50,000 jobs from February 2023 to 2024, the most significant drop in the industry. This downturn has sparked...

Colombia Expels Argentine Envoys After Harsh Critique

Colombia decided to expel Argentine diplomats after Argentine President Javier Milei's harsh words about Colombia's President Gustavo Petro on CNN. Milei's terming Petro a "terrorist...

Colombia’s Unemployment Rate Climbs to 11.7% in Early 2024

As reported by DANE, Colombia's joblessness rate reached 11.7% in February 2024, a minor rise from 11.4% the year before. Women faced higher unemployment at...

Strategic Interest Rate Reduction Strengthens Colombia’s Economic Outlook

Colombia's Republic Bank lowered interest rates to 12.25%, a move met with mixed opinions. Most board members agreed on a 50 basis-point cut, matching market...

Colombia’s Path to Peace: Negotiating with the Gulf Clan

Colombia's President Gustavo Petro has made a striking proposal to the Gulf Clan, urging this notorious drug cartel to negotiate. In Antioquia's Apartadó, he suggested...

Gulf Clan’s Rise Tests Colombia’s Peace Ambitions

The Gulf Clan, now called the Gaitanist Army of Colombia, significantly challenges President Gustavo Petro's complete peace initiative. A legal framework is essential for dialogue...

Petro’s Political Gamble: A New Constitution for Colombia?

In his quest to overcome legislative hurdles, Colombian President Gustavo Petro has taken a daring step that's stirred nationwide controversy. Initially, he sought to bridge...

Boosting Colombia’s Financial Market: Key Regulatory Updates

The government and the private sector in Colombia are joining forces to drive significant reforms in the capital market. These reforms aim to improve both...

Colombia’s Air Force Faces Jet Acquisition Challenge

In December 2022, President Gustavo Petro announced plans to update Colombia's fighter jet fleet, specifically to replace the IAI Kfir C10/12 COA jets with...

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