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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Brazil, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic during the week of June 16, 2014. Biden will meet with leaders in each country to discuss the full range of bilateral, regional and global issues.

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Colombian Movistar rider Nairo Quintana won the first Grand Tour of his career with victory in the Giro d'Italia. The 24-year-old finished two minutes 58 seconds ahead of compatriot Rigoberto Uran, 27, after the final stage from Gemona del Friuli to Trieste.

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May 30, 2014- Colombia in Focus Newsletters -
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A sound policy framework and skilled economic management have supported the recovery of the Colombian economy over the past year, said the IMF in its regular assessment of Latin America’s fourth largest economy.

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Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that operations began today at its newly-established national sales company in Colombia, MAZDA DE COLOMBIA S.A.S. (MCOL). Mazda established MCOL in order to strengthen its framework for the import and sale of Mazda vehicles and the provision of  after-sales services.

 

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Colombia will strengthen its newly-rediscovered grip on third rank among world coffee producers next season, lifting its harvest to a seven-year high, while heavy rains lower output in rival Indonesia. Colombian coffee production will hit 11.9m bags in 2014-15, the highest since 2007-08, as bushes mature that were planted a reseeding programme aimed at promoting varieties resistant to the rust fungus, the US Department of Agriculture's Bogota bureau said.

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The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Act has resulted in an agricultural export boom for Colombia and government officials have set a goal to double farm acreage by 2020. 

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Colombia's capital markets have attracted investment totaling $2.8 billion in the seven weeks since J.P. Morgan said it would raise the weighting of the nation's government bonds in two of its indexes, one of the bank's strategists said on Thursday.

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May 7, 2014- News Clips - On the Verge | The Razor’s Edge

Children who grow up along Colombia’s isolated and practically untouched Chocó region on the Pacific coast, where the jungle extends to the ocean, are used to glimpsing humpback whale mothers teach their babies 

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… Last year, Colombia's economy grew a healthy 4.3 percent, thanks to energy, agriculture and mining. But even more surprisingly, cities like Bogota, the capital, and Medellin have emerged as legitimate hubs for tech startups. In fact, the Wall Street Journal and Citibank named Medellin the world's most innovative city last year. The city, perhaps best known as the hometown of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, beat out New York and Tel Aviv.

 

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May 2, 2014- Colombia in Focus Newsletters -
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Move over, Asian tigers. It looks like the four so-called “Pacific Pumas” — Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru — have become the latest darlings of the investor crowd.

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April 29, 2014- News Clips - South America's Next Capital Of Cool: Bogota

… Bogota has a charming historic center. In La Candelaria the streets are cobblestoned and buildings brightly colored, both from colonial tradition and from a growing street art scene.

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South Korea's parliament on Tuesday ratified the country's free trade agreement (FTA) with Colombia Tuesday, over one year after the deal was signed.

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April 23, 2014- News Clips - Business Mission Set to Medellin, Colombia

The Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce in South Florida is organizing a business mission May 27-30 to encourage imports and exports with Medellin, Colombia's second-largest city and home to some 2.4 million people.

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People with a certain degree of auditory dysfunction can now communicate without an interpreter thanks to software developed in Colombia that combines 44,000 words in Spanish with pictures, sound and videos.

 

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April 21, 2014- News Clips - Your Next Long Weekend Escape: Cartagena

Tropical and sultry, its candy-colored colonial houses draped with bougainvillea and its plazas buzzing with fruit vendors and flamboyantly costumed dancers, Cartagena carries a heady whiff of the exotic. Days move to a slower rhythm, while nights are electric with possibility. Horses pull carriages over cobblestone streets, and musicians amble across plazas. It’s worlds away from home.

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Few cities have gone from bust to boom the way Bogota has. 

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