Thursday, March 23, 2017

The 27th annual edition of Colombiamoda comes to Medellin’s Plaza Mayor July 26 through 28 in what show organizer Inexmoda describes as the most important clothing-fashion business fair in Latin America.


Sparked by the world’s richest avian diversity, bird-watching around greater Medellin, Antioquia, and Colombia continues to grow at an accelerated pace -- thanks to better organization, an improving security situation and better infrastructure.


Medellin’s investment promotion agency --“Agencia de Cooperación e Inversión de Medellín y el Área Metropolitana” (ACI) –  announced July 6 that five Uruguay-based companies and two Brazil-based companies are eyeing new business launches or expansions here.


The latest report from Banco de la Republica -- Colombia’s national currency and banking regulator -- shows that foreign direct investment (FDI) in Colombian business sectors other than petroleum and mining has jumped 64% this year, to US$2 billion.


A new study by Colombia’s Superintendencia de Sociedades (corporations oversight agency) finds that national flower exporters realized a big jump in profits in 2015 versus 2014.


Toronto, Canada-based PharmaCielo announced June 28 that it won a manufacturing license from Colombia’s Ministry of Health and Social Protection to process marijuana plants for “medical and scientific purposes.”


Medellin continues to see growth in demand for bilingual and high-tech job candidates, as evidenced in a new series of postings to LinkedIn and CareerMine web-sites.


The tenth annual “Medellin Como Vamos” (How are We Doing) study released June 24 shows that Medellin and its citizens continue to make progresss – but also suffer some shortfalls -- in key areas including business growth, education, environmental protection, public safety, mobility, health and poverty-reduction.


Medellin-based EPM – Colombia’s biggest power producer – on June 25 announced that it has now restored 100% of output at its 560-megawatt (MW) “Guatape” hydroelectric plant in Antioquia following a February 15 fire that had destroyed power cables.


Colombia Government, FARC Ink Cease-Fire Deal

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:06 Written by

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos and Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) leader Timoleon (“Timochenko”) Jimenez formally signed a cease-fire agreement June 23 in Havana, Cuba, a key step before any final “peace agreement” deal would be signed.


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