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July 2013

July 1, 2013

According to the Economic Analysis Department of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism and data from Migration Colombia, Civil Aeronautics and Proexport visitors came through air, sea, and land immigration control points. The United States remains the largest source of international visitors, contributing 19.1% of the total who arrived to date of the report.

July 2, 2013


Colombia’s Ambassador Carlos Urrutia hosted a reception last night for indigenous artists in town for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The festival, for which Colombia was the honoree in 2011, has a Hungarian theme this year.

July 4, 2013

Condé Nast Travel

Dinnertime is upon us, stars are all around us, and what's before us on this blissfully balmy night in Colombia is no mere restaurant. It's a whirling, twinkling dream, a wonderland of colored lights—on the steadily rotating blades of the decorative windmills that line the street in front of the place; on the gently swaying branches of the trees skirting it; alongside the paths that lattice the parking lot, which is as vast as any amusement park's. As we shimmy into a spot, I catch my reflection in one of the car's windows. When do I ever smile this widely?

July 3, 2013

Colombia Reports

British broadcaster BBC on Wednesday dedicated an episode of their online series “My City” to Colombia’s capital Bogota. In the five-minute presentation, Bogota native and BBC Mundo director Hernando Alvarez shows the viewer the lesser-known gems of Colombia’s capital.

July 8, 2013


South Korea and Colombia Monday agreed to speedily implement their bilateral, free-trade agreement signed in February, the Seoul government said. The decision was reached at a meeting in Seoul of South Korean Trade Minister Yoon Sang-jick and Colombian Commerce Minister Sergio Diaz-Granados Guida, Yonhap News reported.

July 11, 2013

Condé Nast Traveler

Frank Bruni ate his way through Bogotá to report on Colombia's rising culinary scene, and he found at least ten things to eat that make the flight to South America worth the time.

July 14, 2013

Wall Street Journal

Mary Anastasia O'Grady

This quaint colonial town, nestled in the mountains three hours north of Bogotá by car, is a favorite retreat for city slickers who want to slow down. Ubiquitous red-tile roofs peek over high, white-washed walls as local women in ponchos and fedoras tread across ancient cobblestone streets. Time seems to stand still. But on the last weekend in June this was the site of the eighth ministerial meeting of the Pacific Alliance, the most important trade liberalization effort in the Americas that you've never heard of.

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