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NEW YORK, USA -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has conveyed to the foreign ministers of Colombia and Venezuela that he “trusted” their countries would address the border challenges they faced through constructive dialogue, and offered his “good offices” mediation services if both parties so requested. Ban met on Friday at UN Headquarters with Delcy Rodríguez, foreign minister of Venezuela. This followed his meeting with Maria Ángela Holguín, foreign minister of Colombia, on 8 September. During the meetings, the UN…
BOGOTÁ, Colombia -- Over the last decade, Colombia has emerged as an important world class event destination. In 2014, according to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), with 150 meetings held, the country ranked as the third meeting destination in South America after Brazil and Argentina. With four cities on the 2014 ICCA ranking, Bogotá, Cartagena, Medellin and Cali, the country has positioned itself as a top destination for meetings. Colombia was been chosen to host the UNWTO General…
BOGOTÁ, Colombia -- Thousands of South Americans keen on taking a holiday in the Eastern Caribbean island of Barbados will have a new non-stop option via Avianca from December 2. The new Bogotá to Bridgetown direct flights, with flying time of just three hours and 10 minutes, will be operated on Wednesdays and Saturdays using Airbus A318 100-seater aircraft. Flights will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) at 2 p.m. and arrive at the Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI)…
By Jean H Charles December 28, 2015, marked the 200th anniversary (December 28, 1815) of the visit by Simon Bolivar to Les Cayes, Haiti, seeking assistance from Alexander Petion, president of Haiti, in his quest to liberate Latin America from Spain colonial rule and its world order of slavery. He had been all over the world, especially in England, seeking assistance, but to no avail. Only Haiti came forward with arms, munitions, fresh troops and advice to continue the battle…
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- US President Barack Obama thanked the Cuban government for hosting the peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) guerrillas. Obama made his statement to Bogota’s El Tiempo newspaper in which he said that the dialogue has advanced more during the re-establishment of relations between Washington and Havana, PL news agency reported. In his statement, the US president acknowledged what he described as the valiant decision of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos…
By Chris Roberts CARTAGENA, Colombia -- Travellers who venture to the resort destination of historic Cartagena have a new attraction to visit. After exploring the UNESCO walled city, head to the National Aviary, which opened last week. Owner and developer Rafael Vieira spent the last ten years preparing the six-acre site, located 45 minutes outside of the country’s fifth largest city. “If we were richer, it would have been open more quickly,” said Vieira, who also operates the popular Oceanario…

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