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Highlights future investor Cali and Barranquilla...Barranquilla (left) and Cali (right) get the award after competing with 126 other locations in the Americas.

Economy Highlights future investor Cali and Barranquilla April 10, 2013 - 6:43 pm inShare3 Share Send 0 Comments Barranquilla (left) and Cali (Der) get the award after competing with 126 other locations in the Americas.  Photo: File / portafolio.co In the list of the top 10 in the 'Financial Times' are also Montreal, Toronto, Managua, Chicago, Vancouver, Phoenix, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. For Cali, the publication valued the service infrastructure, road connectivity, proximity to the Port of Buenaventura, two nearby zones, are among the strengths.  The newspaper noted that the city has a solid strategy, reasoned and structured to attract foreign investm...

Shakira net worth: Shakira is a "Barranquilla" Colombian-born international pop star who has a net worth of $200 million dollars.

Shakira Net Worth Random Celebrity Profile How much is Shakira worth? $200 Million Tweet 0 Shakira net worth: Shakira is a "Barranquilla" Colombian-born international pop star who has a net worth of $200 million dollars. Shakira is a singer, songwriter, producer, belly dancer and philanthropist who has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. She has sold 10 million albums in the United States alone and the second most successful Latina singer of all time after Gloria Estefan. Shakira is also the founder of the Pies Descalzos Foundation, which raises money for poor children in Colombia. She is the third most viewed artist of all time on YouTube and is one of only three people to surpass 1 billion views on the site. Shak...

PHOTO: RICHARD EMBLIN Cartagena: buying into sunshine ON APR 12, 2013 • BY K.P. ATTMAN    22 3 1    0digg0stumble0   HOME » BUSINESS » CARTAGENA: BUYING INTO SUNSHINE The historic walled city of Cartagena is Colombia’s tourism magnet. Thousands of tourists flow through the city every year, adding to the gentle chaos of the colonial streets: Portuguese speaking-visitors looking at centuries-old architecture, Germans admiring the sunset from the high walls of this UNESCO heritage city and Americans enjoying a horse and carriage ride through the evening streets lighted with old fashioned lamps. Some of these visitors are so enchanted by their moment of &ldquo...

Shakira's gorgeous baby debuts on The Voice

Shakira's gorgeous baby debuts on The Voice FRIDAY, 12 APRIL 2013 08:23 HANNAH MEAD   Tags: Shakira The Voice     Shakira's gorgeous 11-week-old baby debuts on hit US singing contest, The Voice. The Colombian singer gave a running commentary via Twitter of baby Milan's showbiz debut, as he assumed the role of guest judge on the singing competition. The two-month-old looked unimpressed throughout the show as he sat on his pop star mom's lap. One photo shows him pulling a pained expression and attempting to push the big red button that determines contestants' fate, perhaps in response to one of the performances. Shakira posted the photo on Twitter and remarked, "Uh oh, I don't think he liked that perfo...

Colombia's capital city of Bogota as the 8th best city in Latin American for doing business in 2012.

Bogota ranks 8th in best city to do business index FRIDAY, 22 MARCH 2013 13:43 PARKER CROOKS   Tags: Bogota Economy Rankings     One of Latin America's top business magazines ranked Colombia's capital city of Bogota as the 8th best city in Latin American for doing business in 2012. Best cities to do business Miami Sao Paulo Santiago de Chile Mexico City Bueno Aires Rio de Janeiro Panama City Bogota Brasilia Lima The magazine, A...

The politician also praised their impressive growth rate of 6% last year and added that Colombia is one of the fastest growing economies in the Western hemisphere.

Colombia deserves OECD membership: US Rep FRIDAY, 12 APRIL 2013 17:30 HANNAH MEAD   Tags: Economy Oecd White House       United States Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) on Wednesday wrote to the White House to express his support for Colombia's entry to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The Republican congressman claimed that Colombia has made a successful transition from being a “barely functional narco-state” to having a “vibrant economy” and deserves to gain entry to the OECD. In a letter to the White House, addressed to Deputy National Security Advisor for Economic Affairs, Michael Froman, Ed Royce stated his support of the South American ...

101 Reasons to love... A life in Colombia... www.iLoveLatins.com

  101 Reasons to love... A Life in Colombia     1. Coffee here is divine. Step forward Juan Valdez. 2. Everyone’s an eco-Hitler. There is a ‘No Car Day’ once a year. Your flatmates will be obsessed with turning out lights. 3. People are paid to wear orange jackets and help adults cross the road. 4. There are palm trees in Calle 57. We’re at an altitude of 2,600m, somewhere in the middle of the Andes and there are palm trees in Calle 57. 5. Sometimes people sell chocolate on the buses. Sometimes they rap. 6. Random power cuts help maintain that Blitz spirit. 7. Two-hour salsa classes cost £1.75 and that includes a beer. 8. Hearing “You look beautiful” three times a day is probably good for you. ...

US court rules in favor of Colombia in sunken treasure battle... Get Yours Now, Sign up Online Today, www.iLoveLatins.com

US court rules in favor of Colombia in sunken treasure battle MONDAY, 08 APRIL 2013 14:55 PARKER CROOKS   Tags: Court Of Appeals Salvaging San Jose Galleon Sea Search Armada     The U.S. Court of Appeals Monday ruled in favor of the Colombian government, in a dispute with a U.S. salvage company over possibly the most valuable shipwreck ever discovered. The U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the 2011 decision by the U.S. Federal Court which dismissed a lawsuit brough by salvage company Sea Search Armada (SSA), which demanded Colombia pay $17 billion compensation for the loss of the rights to the San Jose shipwreck, and the alleged twealth it contains. The court ruled against SSA primarily beca...

Colombia's little gem of the Caribbean, San Andres, Paradise Wants YOU, www.iLoveLatins.com

Colombia's San Andres island, gem of the Caribbean (PHOTOS) FRIDAY, 12 APRIL 2013 00:09 JOEY O'GORMAN   Tags: Diving San Andres     Colombia's little gem of the Caribbean, San Andres, is a jumble of contradictions – a blissful paradise which to this day is the object of a jealous struggle between nations.      The tiny island, a mere 10 square miles in area, is a melting pot of people and cultures, having changed hands many times since it first appeared on maps in the 16th century. Even today it is the cause of bitter tension between Colombia and Nicaragua in a dispute over ownership of the surrounding waters. Originally claimed by the D...

According to the minister, last year over 3 million foreigners visited Colombia, which reportedly generated 96,000 jobs.

'Colombia, Magical Realism' aims to attract tourists THURSDAY, 11 APRIL 2013 15:30 HANNAH MEAD   Tags: Tourism       Colombia's ministry of commerce, industry and tourism on Wednesday announced a new tourism campaign called, "Colombia, Magical Realism." The campaign aims to attract more visitors to the country and uses the examples of 25 unique experiences in Colombia to tempt foreigners. During a presentation in Bogota's recently revamped planetarium, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Sergio Diaz-Granados announced that the new international promotion campaign follows advancements experienced by the tourism sector over the past few years. "We want to show international visitors what i...
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