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The Greeks of Bogota, Colombia

Bogota, the capital of Colombia and a sprawling mega-city of almost ten million inhabitants, is home to a grand total of approximately 150 Greeks. However, most have become successful entrepreneurs in the food industry, adding a Greek touch to the...

A Town Called Salamina in the Mountains of Colombia

A town named Salamina, located deep in the mountains of Colombia, has surprising ties to Ancient Greece, taking its name from the sea battle of Salamina in 480 BC. The picturesque city of Salamina is located in the Caldas area...

Colombia, Venezuela Reopen Border After Seven Years

The border between Colombia and Venezuela officially reopened this Monday. The two countries had closed their borders seven years ago. The symbolic act was attended by Colombian President Gustavo Petro and took place on the Simón Bolívar International Bridge, the...

Colombia’s Petro Sounds the Alarm on Amazon and Hypocrisy at the UN

Gustavo Petro, the President of Colombia, delivered a historic speech at the United Nations General Assembly where he denounced the failure of the war on drugs and destruction of thousands of lives. He also spoke of the environment and...

Meet the Greeks of Medellin, Colombia

The small Greek community of Medellin, Colombia, comprised mainly of entrepreneurs and professionals, is booming. Colombia's second-largest city, called the "City of Eternal Spring" for its temperate weather, has changed a great deal since the 1980's and 1990's, when it...

Meet the Greek who Introduced Real Souvlaki to Colombia

Giorgos Sitaras, a Greek who left his hometown of Thessaloniki, Greece, shares authentic Greek food like souvlaki with the Colombian people.

Heladeria Americana: The Greek Ice Cream Legend of Colombia

A Greek immigrant brought ice cream to Colombia in the 1930's -- and since then, the business has become the ice cream kings of country.

New Images Show 300-Year-Old “Holy Grail of Shipwrecks”

New photos of the 300-year-old "holy grail of shipwrecks" that is thought to hold billions of dollars in gold and treasure have been released. The massive Spanish San Jose, which went down off the coast of what is now Cartagena,...

Gustavo Petro Wins Colombia’s Presidency

Gustavo Petro, a former mayor of the capital city, Bogotá, as well as an ex-militant, won the Colombian presidential elections, taking more than 50 percent of the vote on Sunday. His opponent, Rodolfo Hernández, a construction magnate who had energized...

Colombia: Leftist Gustavo Petro Wins First Round in Presidential Election

Gustavo Petro, a former mayor of the capital city, Bogotá, as well as an ex-militant, topped the poll in the first round of the Colombian presidential elections, taking around 40 percent of the vote on Sunday. However, while Petro secured...