Tuesday Feb 18
Strong El Nino years to double, scientists say
A general view shows a flooded church at San Roque village on the riverbank of Magdalena, Colombia, on December 17, 2011.
Government subsidies generate employment in Colombia's coffee region: Santos
Government investment in Colombia's iconic coffee region has climbed 42% to a nearly $20 million, a figure that will create jobs and improve infrastructure, according to President Juan Manuel Santos.
Colombia, rebels say making progress in drug trade talks
A policeman pulls leaves off from an experimental coca plantation in Chicoral near Ibague November 26, 2013 REUTERS/John Vizcaino HAVANA, Feb 13 - The Colombian government and FARC guerrilla negotiators said on Thursday that they had made progress toward an agreement on combating illegal drug trafficking, a sign that peace talks were making headway ... (more)
South America's largest eco-theme park to be built in Colombia's Coffee Region
Pereira, the capital of the central Colombian state of Risaralda, will be the site of the proposed "Pereira Flora and Fauna Theme Park," an ecological haven and "bio-park" that will feature regionally themed animal and plant exhibits and place a prominent focus on environmental conservation and education.
'Emerald czar' denied permission to attend son's funeral in central Colombia
A judge denied "emerald czar" Pedro Rincon's request to attend his son's funeral after he died on Thursday night following serious complications sustained during an attack last year in central Colombia believed to have been aimed at his father, reported national media.