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Colombia, the third country in the region safer to invest

Colombia, the third country in the region safer to invest Last update - 9:05 a.m.  inShare1 Share Send 1 Comments   The first place has it ranks Norway.  Photo: File Portafolio.co According to the latest report from sovereign risk indicator that takes the firm BlackRock, Colombia occupies the box 27 from 48 economies analyzed. Colombia is surpassed only by Chile and Peru and the Latin American countries with greater confidence to invest, according to the latest quarterly report 'The BlackRock Sovereign Risk Index' (BSRI, for its acronym in English), and is ahead of countries such as Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela. The scale, which assesses 48 global economies, is led by ...

Barranquilla's Carnival, The Carnival of Barranquilla is a must. Sign up Online Today, www.iLoveLatins.com

  Carnival of Barranquilla: The Best Kind of Cultural Immersion January 17th, 2013     4 inShare   By Tatyana Orozco     Every year, 40 days before the traditional Catholic celebration of Lent, thousands of people gather in Barranquilla, a colorful port city in Northern Colombia near the Caribbean Sea, to celebrate a uniquely Colombian version of Carnival. This is the festival of joy and celebration, and gives Colombians a special platform to show off their artistic talents. (This year the event rolls through town February 9 – 12.) Carnivals are popular throughout Latin America and are believed to be among the biggest folklore festivals in the world. UNESCO&nb...

Infographic: More Air Flights, More Routes Link the U.S. and Latin America. All for You, Sign up Online Today, www.iLoveLatins.com

  Infographic: More Air Flights, More Routes Link the U.S. and Latin America March 14th, 2013     10 inShare   By Narayan Ammachchi Although it hasn’t ocurred overnight, international air carriers are beginning to get very focused on making Latin America a key part of strategic growth plans. The data continues to show strong demand for flights from the U.S. into Latin America and the Caribbean, and carriers from JetBlue to venerable American Airlines are taking note.  Over the past few years, American, US Airways, Delta, and even low-cost carriers, including JetBlue and Spirit, have introduced non-stop flights to major cities in Latin America. More than 70 percent of passengers flying on these ...

Report: IT infrastructure Outsourcing Rises in Colombia and Mexico

Report: IT infrastructure Outsourcing Rises in Colombia and Mexico April 17th, 2013     6 inShare   By Narayan Ammachchi Market research firm Frost and Sullivan says the Colombia’s IT infrastructure outsourcing services market is on pace to reach $309 million by 2017. “The Colombian market, especially big centers like Bogota or Medellin, are more likely to invest in outsourcing,” noted Frost & Sullivan ICT Research Analyst Bruno Tasco. “Large enterprises are beginning to understand the benefits of these business models and to trust service provider capabilities in guaranteeing availability.” The rising demand for outsourcing is prompting data centers to add dedicated sto...

News     Apr 24, 2013 Ξ 1 comment   UK, Colombia strengthen ties in education, infrastructure, development posted by Adriaan Alsema     Top British and Colombian officials on Monday celebrated a new partnership that promises to strengthen ties in higher education, science and business. Colombia’s recent economic transformation, coupled with better security and a prospect for peace has ushered in a wave of trade interest from other countries. A British mission led by Minister of Universities and Science David Willetts brought optimism for Colombia’s future, as well as prospects for increased trade between the two nations. “We have been looking on with great respect and admiratio...

2 Colombian businesswomen shatter the ‘glass ceiling’ MONDAY, 22 APRIL 2013 16:45 HANNAH MEAD   Tags: Business Women     Two top businesswomen in Colombia, a country that has just over 50% of its women in the workforce, told Colombia Reports that they attribute their success to hard work and commitment. Although gender equality is far from a reality in Colombia, a number of Colombian women have defied the stereotypes and risen to highly regarded positions in business. According to the most recent statistics from Colombia’s national statistics agency, DANE, a mere 53.2% of Colombian women participated in the labor force last trimester – 22.2% less than men. Of those women within th...

Colombia's Caribbean city of Cartagena is undergoing massive infrastructure and technology developments in a bid to become one of the top 30 global mega-ports by 2017.

Cartagena looks to become 'global mega-port' by 2017 MONDAY, 22 APRIL 2013 16:13 HANNAH MEAD   Tags: Cartagena Infrastructure     Colombia's Caribbean city of Cartagena is undergoing massive infrastructure and technology developments in a bid to become one of the top 30 global mega-ports by 2017.   The almost $1 billion upgrade will develop in two stages with an initial goal set to double the port's capacity by the end of this year.   The Cartagena Port Authority's planned developments will enable the port to take up to five million containers, placing its capacity on a level with large U.S. ports such as Los Angeles, Long Beach and New York by 2017. The Port Authority also aims to improve transport lin...

Cartagena officially launched business innovation network in Latin America. 250 entrepreneurs...www.iLoveLatins.com

Latino Summit leaders in innovation April 5, 2013 - 12:17 am  inShare2 Share Send 0 Comments   Photo: File / portafolio.co Next week we will meet in Cartagena at least 250 entrepreneurs in the region to launch the regional network. To discuss the challenges of business innovation in Latin America, at least 250 entrepreneurs and private sector leaders will meet next week at the Convention Center Las Americas, Cartagena. Executives will be Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru and Colombia. The event will be officially launched business innovation network in Latin America. Besides entrepreneurs, also will feature world experts on strategy of innovation in companies.&n...

For 2017, Cartagena aspires to be a global mega-port... Don't miss out, Sign up Online Today, www.iLoveLatins.com

For 2017, Cartagena aspires to be a global mega-port April 21, 2013 - 10:03 pm  inShare15 Share Send 0 Comments   Cartagena develop a modern system to optimize the loading and unloading time.  Photo: EFE           The plan requires an investment of 1,000 million. The port of Cartagena, immersed in a technological and infrastructure renewal, aspires to be one of the world's top 30 mega ports in 2017, when it will have the capacity to move up to five million containers. The 2017 Mega project in two stages includes an investment of one billion dollars, and looking in that year Cartagena move twice the act...

Colombia celebrates Earth Day, across the country in an effort to raise awareness and appreciation for the conservation of the Earth's environment.

Colombia celebrates Earth Day THURSDAY, 22 APRIL 2010 09:54 BRETT BORKAN   Tags: Bogota Cali Earth Day Environment Global Warming Medellin Pollution     Colombia celebrates Earth Day on Thursday across the country in an effort to raise awareness and appreciation for the conservation of the Earth's environment. Colombian presidential candidates will sign the Colombian Environmental Pact today, which is an alliance with citizens to ensure for the candidates' commitment to conserving the environment, seeking to offset climate change, and promoting sustainable development. During the event, each one of the candidates will express their position and commitment to the planet. All six of t...
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