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Colombia’s oil reserves sit at over 2.3B barrels posted by Narayan Buckley     (Photo: Toda Noticia) Colombia’s Minster of Mines and Energy Federico Renjifo on Thursday announced that the country’s oil reserves increased by 5.22% from 2011 to 2012. “The net growth [in oil reserves] in 2012 was 5.22% versus the 2011 report, and an increase in relation to reserves over production,” said the minister. “We can affirm that the country has crude oil self-sufficiency for 6.9 years if we maintain the same level of production.” As of December 31 2012 petroleum reserves were sitting at over 2.3 billion barrels, according to Renjifo. “We still have a good ...

Courtyard by Marriott hotel to open in Bogota posted by Parker Crooks     Courtyard Marriott logo Colombia’s first Courtyard by Marriott hotel on Friday announced plans to open on April 2014 in the capital city of Bogota. The United States based hotel chain reached an agreement with the Colombian construction company, Inrama, this month, to open its third Marriott in Bogota and first Courtyard by Marriott in the country. “The new Courtyard by Marriott in Bogota is an important milestone in our rapid expansion in Latin America,” said Marriott International president for the Caribbean and Latin America region, Craig Smith. Furthermore, the new hotel will play a large role in th...

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Colombia at the economic forefront of Latin America: Santos posted by Adriaan Alsema     Juan Manuel Santos on a visit to Uraba. (Photo: Andres Piscov / President's Office) Colombia has gained a position on the forefront of development in Latin America, the country’s president, Juan Manuel Santos, said Saturday. According to the president, “Latin America has become an investment recipient of global standards. Important things are happening in Latin America.” “Colombia has come to show itself as a country at the forefront of Latin America as a whole. In Colombia also things are happening,”  Santos said optimistically. His country’s ...

US Deputy Secretary of Commerce to visit Colombia for FTA’s 1st birthday posted by Johnny Crisp     Rebecca Blank (Photo: Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune) The U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce is set to head a delegation of over 20 U.S. businesses which will visit Colombia on May 15 to mark the one year anniversary of the Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Colombia, as well as assessing the plans to develop commercial infrastructure and increase exportation.   The delegation will also visit Sao Paolo and Panama City, with the visit extending from 12 to 18 May.  The emphasis of the mission will be placed on the commercial relations between the United States and Colo...

Colombia's Minister said: created 69,000 new jobs in 2012 alone and furthermore has gained 137% in its investment budget

Colombia’s tourism sector created 69000 jobs last year: Minister posted by Parker Crooks     (Photo: Julian Castro) Colombia’s Minister trade minister said Monday his country’s tourism industry has created 69,000 jobs in 2012.   The sector, he explained, has created 69,000 new jobs in 2012 alone and furthermore has gained 137% in itsinvestment budget “which confirms our interest to promote tourism as an engine for regional development.” Sergio Diaz mentioned that the country-wide goal to increase foreign tourist numbers to 4 million by 2014 and likewise an income of $4 million needs to be fulfilled with an added goal of bringing at least ...

THE REAL MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA: 8 THINGS THE GUIDE BOOKS MISSED Anthony Bourdain may have put it best when he said “It’s almost ludicrous that this place exists and that everybody doesn’t want to live here.“ Medellin, Colombia — known as South America’s “City of Eternal Spring” — is the most amazing city you’ve never seriously considered visiting. The city itself is bowl-shaped, nestled in a valley surrounded by the Antioquia mountains. The first thing that strikes most North American city-dwellers is how lush and green the city is, despite being a metropolis of 2.5 million, a major technology center, and 2012′s Most Innovative City award winner.  It’s gorgeous and sunny year ...

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12 Reasons to Visit Colombia Posted: 04/29/2013 2:47 pm     Follow   Colombia , Drugs , Pablo Escobar , Villa De Leyva , Cocaine , Colombia Attractions , Colombia Travel Guide , Medellin , Photo Galleries , Travel , Travel To Colombia , Visiting Colombia , Travel News     SHARE THIS STORY 107 58 4     My husband Paul and I just came back from our second trip to Colombia. We know what you are thinking: danger, danger, drugs, dissolution, despair. Here's what I am thinking: fabulous, friendly, fun, fave country. In 1993, when drug kingpin Pablo Escob...

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CONTACT 6 REASONS WHY IT’S BETTER TO LIVE IN LATIN AMERICA May 10, 2012 by Richard Recessions, attacks, political indifference and a staggeringly poor job market. Does this ring true to your lifestyle? 13 years ago I made the educated decision to up sticks and leave the “developed world” and follow a dream of travel, writing and whatever else I could manage to make ends meet. Now, as my own boss, I can offer you a few key reasons why you should thinking of quitting your job and moving to the best place on earth, Latin America. Where else can you party the night away, write to your heart’s content, never own a car again and all but banish abominably small liquor measures all to the soundtrack of a Queen album...

Germany ratifies EU FTAs ​​with Colombia and Peru..."We were optimistic about the vote today, because Germany is a strategic partner for Colombia, and both countries gain from this free trade agreement,"

Germany ratifies EU FTAs ​​with Colombia and Peru May 3, 2013 - 1:12 pm  inShare2 Share 0 Comments   The FTA will promote trade between the EU and Colombia and Peru.  Photo: AFP The Bundesrat (German Regional Chamber) today overwhelmingly endorsed the text of the Free Trade Agreement, after the Bundestag (lower house) ratified it on 23 March. One step closer to this agreement can enter into force. The fear that the opposition Social Democrats and Green Germany, which holds the majority in the Bundesrat, vetoed the deal did not materialize, despite initial reluctance that led them to reject it in the Bundestag. The Bundesrat Economics Committee in April ...

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Territory of Colombia is valued at $ 822 billion March 3, 2013 - 5:16 pm  inShare3 Share 1 Comments   Bogota is one of the best valued territories.  Photo: File Portafolio.co The cadastral survey is 75% in urban areas and 42% in rural areas. Between January 2012 and January 2013 counted 353,000 new properties. Colombia is increasingly urban. Of the 15,075,150 of land that records the country as of January this year, after the cadastral survey of Codazzi (IGAC), 74 percent are in urban areas, due to the expansion of the metropolis, and rest is rural, because the fields are still leaving as a secondary option to live. The territory continues reorganizing. T...
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