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iFood merges with Delivery Hero’s to challenge Rappi in Colombia

Latin America’s leading legacy food delivery company iFood and Delivery Hero-owned are merging in a bid to take on the food startup Rappi on its home turf. The price of the transaction was undisclosed, but will result in iFood holding a 51% equity stake in the partnership, while Delivery Hero will hold the remaining 49%. Domicilios, the Colombian online food ordering startup, raised $47.7 million before it exited to Berlin-headquartered Delivery Hero for an undisclosed ...
Tags: TC, Mexico, Berlin, Softbank, Tech, Colombia, Brazil, Latin America, Bogota, Ubereats, Didi, Rappi, Domicilios, Rappi Rappi, Movile Group

Trump Decided a Global Pandemic Was a Good Time to Be a Neighborhood Bully

POPAYÁN, Colombia—The ravages of the pandemic have begun here now, and as it worsens millions of Venezuelan migrants pose a tremendous challenge to fragile infrastructure throughout Central and South America, where poor living conditions and a lack of resources mean they are largely defenseless against the novel coronavirus. That would be bad enough. But recent moves by the Trump administration could make the situation incalculably worse.In the middle of the enormous health crisis sweeping the U...
Tags: News, Washington, Colombia, United States, United Nations, Venezuela, Cuba, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, UNHCR, Latin America, Bogota, Trump, Maduro, U S Justice Department, Central and South America

Colombia quarantine brings evictions for Bogota's poorest

Jose Ramirez - whose total belongings fit into a scratched black suitcase and a backpack - is resigned to spending the night in a scruffy park in the depressed center of Colombia's capital, Bogota. Mayor's office officials said it was unclear where he could be housed.
Tags: News, Colombia, Bogota, Jose Ramirez

How COVID-19 might help us win the fight against climate change

The COVID-19 pandemic has elicited a global response unlike anything we've seen before. From government and business taking on new roles to respond to the crisis to the complete re-organisation of how we work, travel and socialize, we have witnessed transformational changes that didn't appear possible just weeks ago. The human costs of the pandemic are horrifying, but the response has largely been characterised by care, compassion and connection – and an unheard-of pace of change.What happens ov...
Tags: Health, Climate Change, China, Bill Gates, Italy, Innovation, Health Care, Lancet, Bogota, Epidemiology, Pandemic, Global Issues

Bogotá’s Cacophony Is Hushed by Virus as Congested Streets Empty Out

In normal times, Colombia’s crowded capital reverberates with never-ending noise. But under quarantine, the city was overtaken by an extraordinary sound: silence.
Tags: News, Colombia, Latin America, Bogota, Quarantines, Bogota (Colombia, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Fakt oder fake: Welche Mythen über das Coronavirus sind wahr?

Travelers wearing face masks at Bogota’s El Dorado airport in :Bogota, Colombia, on March 12, 2020. President of Colombia Ivan Duque has declared on Thursday 12th a health emergency to avoid the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the measures include a restriction on large gatherings larger than 500 people and prison visits, football matches will proceed behind closed doors, suspension of transit and disembarking cruise ships. (Photo by Diego Cuevas/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Di...
Tags: Fashion, Music, China, Colombia, Stanford University, Bogota, Kontakt, Bogota Colombia, El Dorado, Corona, Gegen, Leiter, Stanford Medicine, Zeiten, Rolle, Aber

Escape from Bogota

The title for this blog was inspired by an English friend of mine... not a particularly intelligent one mind you but a good friend nonetheless. When he enquired into my immediate travel plans in the present climate of global paranoia and I mentioned tha
Tags: Travel, Bogota

Colombian prison riot over coronavirus fears kills 23

More than 80 inmates were injured as they protested against sanitary conditions in the jailCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA prison riot in Colombia’s capital Bogotá left 23 prisoners dead and 83 injured, the country’s justice minister said on Sunday, as detainees protested sanitary conditions amid the global outbreak of coronavirus.Thirty-two injured prisoners had been hospitalised, justice minister Margarita Cabello Blanco said in a video, while seven prison guards ...
Tags: Americas, World news, Colombia, Bogota, Coronavirus outbreak, Margarita Cabello Blanco

23 inmates dead after protest over virus fears in Colombia

A deadly riot broke out in a prison in Colombia's capital, leaving 23 inmates dead, authorities said Sunday, as tensions rise over the spread of the coronavirus in one of the most vulnerable locations: crowded, poorly kept penitentiaries. Justice Minister Margarita Cabello described the events at the La Modelo prison in Bogota as an attempted prison escape, but advocates for inmates said officials had cracked down on inmates staging a peaceful protest over conditions they feared would exacerbat...
Tags: News, Colombia, Bogota, La Modelo, Margarita Cabello

Special Episode: The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá

How two sets of twins, scrambled at birth, had their lives changed in an instant.
Tags: News, Colombia, Bogota, Susan, Books and Literature, Dominus, Bogota (Colombia

It Kind of Works

You can’t really miss it: a huge square concrete wall full of graffiti. In the middle, a dignified sign in UN blue & white. Casa Justitia Cuidad Bolivar. This is not a chique neighbourhood. Small taxi’s, old trucks, and most people take the bus. There’s also the cable car to get to the higher parts of the barrio. The building is attached to the municipal offices. Local justice and administration, hand in hand. Around them, the small shops and café’s that form the livelihood of some and a critica...
Tags: Law, Un, Maria, Bogota, Casa, Practice Of Law, Justice Issues, Casa Justitia Cuidad Bolivar, Houses of Justice

The Monday Roundup: Snot rocket etiquette, biking’s surge, transit troubles, and more

Good morning everyone. I hope you are staying home, staying well, and making the best of these difficult times. Here are the stories from the past seven days that will keep you be informed and inspired… Biking FTW (again): As we’ve reported for years, during times of disaster and crisis, bicycling reigns supreme. In New York City, as people avoid subways and buses due to virus fears. Bogota’s response: It’s not the “permanent ciclovia” we first thought, but the city that invented the op...
Tags: Europe, New York City, Tesla, Spain, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Paris, Palestine, Amsterdam, Portland, Bogota, Metro, University of Melbourne, TriMet

Undaily Bred, A Journey that Never Ends by Publicis Colombia

The photographic collection that portrays the other side of the Venezuelan refugees and immigrants’ story.Alongside Gregg Segal, a recognized American photographer and author of the series “Daily Bread” where he portrayed the daily diet of children around the world, under a unique style based on each of their culture.We decided to create the opposite, the “Undaily Bread” project, an audiovisual collection that portrayed the reality of the journey of hundreds of refugee and migrant mothers that e...
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Trump Tells Colombia: Spray Coca Fields With Alleged Carcinogen—or Else

CALI, Colombia—During a meeting with Colombian President Iván Duque at the White House early last week, Donald Trump more or less ordered Colombia to wipe out coca plants—the main ingredient in cocaine—by spraying the controversial herbicide glyphosate from the air.No, it’s not the infamous chemical Agent Orange used in Vietnam, but it’s bad enough, and likely to poison the people and the land beneath the toxic clouds.The Last Battle of the Vietnam War: Agent Orange and Its ‘Presumed Diseases’“Y...
Tags: News, California, Washington, White House, Colombia, Thailand, United Nations, Catholic Church, World Health Organization, Monsanto, State Department, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Justice Department, Latin America

7 of Bogota’s best restaurants

Surprisingly close in size to New York City, the massive Colombian city of Bogota has — culturally, artistically, and gastronomically — never felt more alive. Just as the country as a whole is shedding its past image, some exceptional Bogota dining venues are transforming the image of Colombian cuisine thanks to their superlative chefs – […] The post 7 of Bogota’s best restaurants appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Featured, Restaurants, New York City, Colombia, South America, Bogota, Regions, Going Out

‘Beetle’ Higuita edges Bernal to win Tour Colombia

Bogota (AFP) – Sergio Higuita and his EF Education First team held off the challenge of Egan Bernal on Sunday and swept the final podium places in the Tour Colombia. Daniel Martinez of EF won... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Bogota, Afp, Bernal, Daniel Martinez, Higuita, EF Education First, Egan Bernal, Sergio Higuita

LGBTQ travel in Colombia

Although Colombia has been making great strides in tourism over the last few years, many people don’t realize that it is now one of the hottest LGBTQ destinations in South America. As a result of recent legislation introduced by the government, LGBTQ rights are equal to those of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. Consequently, Colombia has become a tempting choice for queer travelers. Within the last 10 years, a full set of anti-discrimination laws have been established. Domestic partnership and...
Tags: Travel, Colombia, Miami, South America, Shakira, Warhol, Uruguay, Lgbtq, Medellin, Carrera, Latin America, Caribbean, Panama City, Bogota, All, Unesco World Heritage

Inside Colombia’s ‘Air Chapo’ Cocaine Shipping Scandal

CALI, Colombia—In Pablo Escobar’s day, in the 1980s and early 1990s, the erstwhile Cocaine King moved mass quantities of the drug out of Colombia. But his planes loaded with dope had to take off from small airstrips hacked out of the jungle. That limited the size of the aircraft and the amount of contraband they could carry.Why the Drug War Can’t Be Won—Cartel Corruption Goes All the Way to the TopAfter Escobar was killed in 1993, things started to change and by the mid-2000s his successor as ki...
Tags: New York, News, Colorado, Washington, Mexico, America, Spain, Colombia, Canada, United States, New York Times, Enrique Peña Nieto, Pentagon, State Department, DEA, Honduras

Oldest companies in the world

Amazon, Google , and Apple may be the biggest names in business right now, but they are only a few decades old, and have not proven that they can stand the test of time. Some companies, however, have been around for over 1,000 years, as shown on this map of the oldest (currently operational) company in almost every country in the world. Photo: St. Peter Stiftskulinarium is the oldest company in Europe. Opened in 803 in Salzburg, Austria, the restaurant is the oldest ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Asia, Europe, Maps, UK, Australia, France, Africa, Canada, United Kingdom, South America, North America, Bogota, Oceania, All

Hitman for drug lord Escobar dies in Colombia

Pablo Escobar's most notorious hitman, known by the nickname Popeye, died on Thursday at age 57 after a life of crime he celebrated on YouTube, Colombia's prison authorities said. Jhon Jairo Velasquez had boasted of killing hundreds of people for his "boss" Escobar, the infamous drug lord killed by Colombian police in 1993 while on the run to avoid extradition to the United States. Velasquez died at the National Cancer Institute in Bogota, where he'd been receiving treatment for stomach cancer...
Tags: News, Colombia, United States, Bogota, Escobar, Pablo Escobar, Velasquez, National Cancer Institute, Popeye, Jhon Jairo Velásquez

Pablo Escobar's hit man, known as "Popeye," dies of cancer

A former hit man for late drug lord Pablo Escobar who confessed to killing hundreds of people during one of Colombia’s most violent periods died Thursday from cancer, prison authorities said. Jhon Jairo Velásquez, known by his nickname Popeye, died at the National Cancer Institute in Bogota, where he had been hospitalized since late December, according to the National Penitentiary and Prison Institute. Velásquez admitted to carrying out at least 300 murders himself and said he helped coordinat...
Tags: News, Colombia, Medellin, Bogota, Escobar, Pablo Escobar, Velasquez, National Cancer Institute, Popeye, Jhon Jairo Velásquez, National Penitentiary and Prison Institute

Why Colombia Travel is Best as a Solo Adventure (+ tips for staying safe)

After going on quite a few solo trips, I thought I had solo travel nailed. I felt comfortable going to many countries on my own and had traveled solo in the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia, and South America. So, when the idea of Colombia travel hit my radar as a great destination for a solo trip, I didn’t hesitate to start planning. Hiking in Cocora the mountains in the Coffee Triangle Then the questions started coming and my friends and family expressed consistent concer...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Colombia, Netflix, Argentina, South America, Medellin, Latin America, Destinations, Bogota, Sergio, Colombia Travel, Cartagena, Don, Juan, Cartagena Colombia

Venezuela’s Guaido Rallies Supporters, Meets Rubio in Miami

(Bloomberg) -- Juan Guaido, Venezuela’s opposition leader, rallied supporters in Miami on Saturday and met with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who’s played a key role in shaping U.S. policy on the South American country. It’s likely to be one of his last stops in a two-week global tour aimed at building support to oust his rival, President Nicolas Maduro.“We have a strategy, and the support of the world,” Guaido said in Spanish at the rally. “We’re not alone.” He asked the crowd to imagine a day when...
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Venezuela’s Guaido Rallies in Miami, Plans to Meet Rubio

(Bloomberg) -- Juan Guaido, Venezuela’s opposition leader, rallied supporters in Miami on Saturday and will meet with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.It’s likely to be one of his last stops in a two-week global tour aimed at building support to oust his rival, President Nicolas Maduro.“We have a strategy, and the support of the world,” Guaido said in Spanish at the rally. “We’re not alone.” He asked the crowd to imagine a day when the millions of Venezuelans living abroad could return home.Guaido is re...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, France, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, Bloomberg, Davos, Canada, Britain, Marco Rubio, Miami, Venezuela, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump

‘Blast Beat’: Film Review

Back home in Bogota, teen brothers Carly and Mateo — played by siblings (and Disney Channel veterans) Mateo and Moisés Arias — are metal-blasting, skateboard-riding punks, and reluctant partners in crime. Carly, the sensible one, can’t prevent Mateo from dynamiting a dollhouse. But he’ll swoop in, hair flapping like a vampire’s cape, to rescue his […]
Tags: Reviews, Festivals, Sundance film festival, Disney Channel, Bogota, Moises Arias, Carly, Mateo, Mateo Arias, Blast Beat, Esteban Arango

Colombia extradita a EEUU a exfutbolista Jhon Viáfara por cargos de narcotráfico

BOGOTÁ, 23 ene (Reuters) - El exfubolista Jhon Viáfara, quien jugó en la selección colombiana y fue campeón de la Copa Libertadores de América con Once Caldas, fue extraditado el jueves a Estados Unidos acusado de narcotráfico, informó la Policía Nacional.Viáfara, de 41 años y quien se destacó como mediocampista, había sido capturado en marzo de 2019 bajo la acusación de pertenecer a una estructura criminal que, utilizando aeronaves privadas y lanchas, traficó cocaína hacia Centroamérica y Estad...
Tags: News, Colombia, Bogota, Reuters, Estados Unidos, Centroamérica, Jhon Viafara

Man in Mexico Now Ill After Visiting Coronavirus Ground Zero

(Bloomberg) -- A man who fell ill in Mexico on Monday following a December trip to Wuhan, China, is under observation as a potential case of the coronavirus, the respiratory virus that has killed at least 17 people worldwide.The 57-year-old molecular biology professor works for the Instituto Politecnico Nacional university in the city of Reynosa, which borders with the U.S. The man returned to Mexico on Jan. 10 through a Mexico City airport and then flew to the state of Tamaulipas, Mexican autho...
Tags: News, Mexico, China, Bloomberg, Turkey, Colombia, Mexico City, Wuhan, Tijuana, Bogota, Blu, Molina, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Tamaulipas, Wuhan China, Reynosa

Pompeo says more U.S. action coming to support Venezuelan opposition leader

There will be more action by the United States to support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, after meeting with Guaido on the sidelines of a regional conference in Bogota. The South American country, which is suffering an economic collapse and hyperinflation under the leadership of President Nicolas Maduro, is a failed state, Pompeo said. Guaido, recognized as his crisis-ridden nation's legitimate president by more than 50 countries in...
Tags: News, United States, Nicolás Maduro, Bogota, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Juan Guaido, Guaido

Much work remains in Colombia's fight against coca cultivation, Pompeo says

Much remains to be done in Colombia's fight against cultivation of coca, the base ingredient in cocaine, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a visit to Bogota on Monday.
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Venezuela's Guaido defies ban to arrive in Bogota, due to meet Pompeo on Monday

Recognized as the crisis-ridden nation's legitimate president by more than 50 countries including the United States, Guaido had not left Venezuela since February, when he also defied the ban to travel to Colombia. Pompeo told reporters earlier on Sunday that he hoped Guaido would make the trip and he looked forward to meeting him. According to the Washington Post, Guaido plans to travel from Colombia to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he will urge Eu...
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