Friday, February 26, 2021
QCOLOMBIA - Since the mandatory isolation began in Colombia, 1,400,387 finess have been imposed throughout the country for failing to...

DOLLAR EXCHANGE RATE

US$1 = COP$3,588.23

26 February 2021- Central Bank Of Colombia

Costa Rica COVID-19 Statistics

2,241,225
Total confirmed cases
Updated on February 26, 2021 8:29 pm
59,396
Total deaths
Updated on February 26, 2021 8:29 pm
2,138,193
Total recovered
Updated on February 26, 2021 8:29 pm

REPORTS

The fourth-largest earthquake of the 20-century triggered a 5-meter tsunami

Q REPORTS - On Wednesday, January 31, 1906, Ecuador and Colombia were hit with...

All Bark, No Bite: How US Bungled Case of ‘Major’ Money Launderer

Insightcrime.org - US authorities alleged in 2016 that Nidal Waked and other members of...

‘Dengue kills too’ – Latin America faces two epidemics at once

BOGOTA (Reuters) - As the coronavirus kills thousands and dominates government attention across Latin...

Purchase of Damaged Dollar Bills Is the Latest Unusual Business in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA – On the streets of Venezuela, dollar bills that have been punctured,...

LATIN AMERICA

Colombia begins 2021 with a reactivation of 55% in flights

QCOLOMBIA - The end of the year travel season arrived with important expectations of...

TRAVEL

Viva Air Colombia, The Worst

Viva Air Colombia is a low-cost airline, Based in Rionegro it is a subsidiary...

EXPAT FOCUS

LIGHTER SIDE OF COLOMBIA

Colombia Gets Simpsonized!

Continuing with the #TravesíaSimpson through Colombia??, the unruly yellow family visited Colombia recently, here...

Korean Commercial On Colombia Coffee

Poking fun at Korean commercial on Colombian coffee. Hilarious, a must see.

Humor: Hilarious Colombian Hand Gestures

TODAY COLOMBIA: A photo presentation with short explanations of all of the most common...

Jason Schwartzman’s Wife Won’t Let Him Go On Charlie...

Actor Jason Schwartzman had to pull out of a wild weekend with Charlie Sheen...

NOW COLOMBIA

Business & Econony

Colombia okays US$38 billion dollar reactivation plan

QCOLOMBIA - Colombia’s economic and social policy council (Conpes) has greenlighted a 135 trillion Colombian peso (US$38 billion) economic reactivation plan, which will be...

Colombian Clever Leaves made first shipment of medical cannabis to the U.S.

QCOLOMBIA - Clever Leaves, a Colombian company authorized to handle pharmaceutical grade cannabinoids, announced that its subsidiary, Herbal Brands, managed to establish a strategic...

Coronavirus not expected to affect Colombia’s textile industry

The coronavirus outbreak is causing supply-chain disruptions across Latin America, where factories exporting apparel to the United States are facing significant supply delays from...

HostDime breaks ground on data center in Bogota

Datacenter developer HostDime broke ground last week on a built-to-suit data center facility in the Bogotá, suburb of Tocancipá. HostDime is developing and will...

NATIONAL

Pope thanks Colombia for efforts to protect migrants

Q REDAQTED (Vatican News) - “I always look with gratitude at the efforts of those who work for migrants,” Pope Francis said on Sunday...

At least 12 dead after boats sink on Colombia’s Pacific coast

BOGOTA (Reuters) - At least 12 people have died, including seven children, after two vessels sank close to a port on Colombia’s Pacific coast,...

Colombian authorities dismantle illegal mine funding powerful drug cartel

MINING.COMAn illegal mining operation that funded a faction of the Clan del Golfo was dismantled over the weekend in a joint action led by...

Police catch “Las Eroticas” for extorting 247 men

QCOLOMBIA - A group of Colombian women known as "Las Eroticas" were arrested shortly after police discovered that they extorted money from more than...

PRENSA NACIONAL

Mother saw her son die in an ambulance due to a bad road

Clemencia Villamizar did not imagine that on Tuesday, March 3, she would go through one of the most painful moments of her life. On...

Colombians in Wuhan end their quarantine without a trace of coronavirus

The 41 Colombians who, since the night of February 27, remained in the sports village Centro de Alto Rendimiento, in Bogotá, completed this Thursday...

“Traveling by plane is safe”: Civil Aeronautics on coronavirus

Civil Aeronautics called on Colombians not to be afraid of traveling by plane, at this time, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. "We have...

HEALTH

What happens if a Colombian does not attend the scheduled covid-19 vaccination appointment?

QCOLOMBIA - A few days after starting the National Vaccination Plan, Colombians still have some doubts regarding their immunization process and there is fear...

Colombia hospitals overwhelmed under second wave of coronavirus

Q COLOMBIA - Amid a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals in Colombia are getting overrun and havoc is reigning across the country,...

Colombia reports case of COVID-19 variant detected in Brazil

QCOLOMBIA - The Colombian Ministry of Health confirmed on Saturday that a new variant of the novel coronavirus discovered in Brazil is already circulating...

Colombia Immigration Adjusts Procedures For Visas & Renewals Due To COVID-19

Colombia’s foreign ministry and immigration, Migración Colombia, recently modified some procedures for foreign nationals in Colombia during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic and the travel...

TECHNOLOGY

Uber will know in 1 week whether it will be legal or banned in Colombia

Colombia Reports For months Colombian taxi drivers have been protesting against the transport app Uber, claiming that it is an illegal service. Now, the government...

Movistar Colombia to reach 150 cities with LTE by June 2015

TODAY COLOMBIA - Movistar Colombia aims to provide 4G LTE services in 150 cities across Colombia by June 2015, Comunidad Ola reports, citing Telefonica...

SPORTS

Colombia Aiming For Best-ever World Cup

(AFP) Colombia will not take struggling Japan for granted when the two sides meet in their World Cup opener in Saransk, on Tuesday (June...

Colombia Narco Suspected of Murdering Athlete Andres Escobar

A drug trafficker believed to be connected to the 1995 murder of “the Football Gentleman,” soccer star Andres Escobar, is in police custody, according...

TRENDS

ECONOMY

Colombia To Permit International Flights From September 1, Reopens Ticket Sales

Colombia’s Transportation Minister, Angela Orozco, announced last week that Colombia’s airports will reopen to international flights beginning September 1. Domestic flights are expected to resume...

Colombia to spend US$3.65 billion on coronavirus economic measures

Colombia will spend 14.8 trillion pesos (US$3.65 billion) on emergency measures to ease the economic fall-out from coronavirus, the government said on Wednesday, but...

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