Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos will receive the Wilson Center’s prestigious Award for Public Service in New York City in September 2013. “Throughout his life, President Santos has been committed to serving the public good by fostering democracy, security, and peace in Colombia,” said Jane Harman, director, president, and CEO of the Wilson Center. “He has demonstrated courage and leadership in shaping Colombia’s future as a secure and prosperous nation.”
From March 11th to the 15th, Medellin will be the venue for the sixth round of negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) between Colombia and Panama. Such an agreement would serve to strengthen trade and investment ties between the two countries.
In Colombia, a piece of blank paper can speak volumes, and simple galleries can encourage grassroots artistic movements. For the five curators of La Tienda Medellín, a trip to South America and a passion for contemporary art turned college students into gallery owners.
Costa Rica and Colombia eliminated today by 70.6 and 69 percent the tariffs to goods traded between them, as part of a Free Trade Agreement the negotiation of which they completed here this week.
Colombia is one of the fastest growing export markets for Texas. Ambassador Carlos Urrutia has represented the country in Washington since September of last year.
Fitch ratings agency revised Colombia's outlook to positive on Wednesday, citing the country's increased resilience to external shocks and favorable debt dynamics, in a move that could pave the way for an upgrade in the future.
South Carolina Adjutant General Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston Jr. led a team of 10 soldiers and airmen to Bogotá, Colombia, Feb. 19-22 for the latest engagement of the newly formed State Partnership Program between South Carolina and the Republic of Colombia.
While most young boys want to become professional footballers when they grow up, like film character Billy Elliot Colombia's Fernando Montano knew that his future lay in ballet. He talks to the BBC about how he pursued and achieved that dream, moving at the age of 14 from a port city on the Colombian Pacific coast to Cuba, eventually becoming the only Colombian dancer in the British Royal Ballet.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has reportedly been named as a likely nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, for his administration's efforts to end the conflict with Colombia's largest left-wing rebel group, FARC.
Medellin, in Colombia, has been named the world's most innovative city in a competition organised by the non-profit Urban Land Institute.
There are two different sides to Cartagena de Indias, the official name of this beach resort city of one million in Colombia. The modern Cartagena is along the coast. Hundreds of glass condominium towers have sprung up on the Bocagrande Peninsula and nearby, a scene straight out of Miami or Panama City.
Canacol Energy Ltd said it entered into an exploration and development deal with ConocoPhillips for one of the Canadian oil and gas producer's shale oilfield in Colombia.
Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick and President Juan Manuel Santos Calderon of the Republic of Colombia signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday that will grant formal collaborations between the two entities in the areas of science, technology and innovation.
Colombia became the first country in Latin America in using robotic science in surgery applied to a two-year old child with the Dawn Syndrome and chronic urinary retention, and the operation was successful.
According to an article in Latinvex, a Latin American journal, implementations of U.S. free trade agreements (FTAs) in Latin America have caused an increase of U.S. exports to the region by 9.3 percent in 2012, lowering the U.S. trade deficit by 24.7 percent. … Among the countries that spearheaded this growth of U.S. exports were Colombia and Panama, which implemented FTAs with the United States last year. Both are in the top 5 percent of countries with the most growth in trade with the United States.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos today named Deputy Finance Minister Ana Fernanda Maiguashca as the second woman ever to serve on the central bank’s seven-member policy committee.
Gov. Deval Patrick and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos have signed a memorandum of understanding intended to strengthen collaboration between Massachusetts and the South American nation. The agreement focuses on the areas of science, technology and innovation — including the life sciences — and clean energy industries.
Bancolombia SA, Colombia's largest lender by assets, agreed to purchase HSBC Bank SA Panama for $2.1 billion, the most ever paid by a local bank and the latest in an expansion wave by financial entities into Latin America.
The first ever Colombian Film Festival is coming to New York City, celebrating all that is great about Colombian moviemaking. The festival, that will take place at the Tribeca Cinemas, will be held from March 20th until March 24, 2013. The festival will screen 16 feature films and 8 shorts out of 45 entrees.
Governor Rick Scott and Enterprise Florida (EFI) today announced that the participating companies on the trade mission to Bogotá, Colombia reported actual and expected sales in excess of $40 million as a result of the trip. Governor Scott and EFI were a part of one of the largest TEAM Florida trade missions to Bogotá, Colombia, with more than 190 participants representing 116 Florida companies, statewide organizations and higher educational institutions to promote economic development opportunities in the Sunshine State last December.
An agreement announced Wednesday is intended to foster partnerships in the life sciences and other technology sectors between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Republic of Colombia. The memorandum of understanding signed by Gov. Deval Patrick and Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos Calderon is aimed at enhancing scientific and technological development between the residents of Colombia and Massachusetts through collaboration between public and private institutions, universities, research centers and other organizations. The MOU specifically calls for partnerships in health and life sciences industry sectors, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and tropical disease research.
President Juan Manuel Santos today highlighted the importance of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between Colombia’s Department of Science, Technology and Innovation, Colciencias, and the state of Massachusetts, aimed at expanding cooperation on technology.
Need to raise some cash and have a bank to sell in Latin America? Try Colombian financiers. They’re buying. Banks from the Andean nation are fast becoming regional players, taking advantage of troubled global financial firms that are being pushed to withdraw from a part of the world that sports an ascendant middle-class, a young population and a generally bright economic outlook.
Gov. Deval Patrick will lead a coalition of business leaders and officials on a mission to Colombia to promote job creation in the state. Colombia has a thriving innovation, life sciences and clean energy economy, Patrick said, and the mission will help create collaboration that will spur job creation in Massachusetts.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, today announced signings of two new Holiday Inn® hotels in Colombia. The new properties – to be located in the northeast region’s cities of Bucaramanga and Cucuta – will bring IHG’s hotel pipeline in Colombia to 5 hotels.