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Investors in LatAm get bitten by the hotel investment bug as Ayenda raises $8.7 million

Some of Latin America’s leading venture capital investors are now backing hotel chains. In fact, Ayenda, the largest hotel chain in Colombia, has raised $8.7 million in a new round of funding, according to the company. Led by Kaszek Ventures, the round will support the continued expansion of Ayenda’s chain of hotels in Colombia and beyond. The hotel operator already has 150 hotels operating under its flag in Colombia and has recently expanded to Peru, according to a statement. Financi...
Tags: Startups, TC, India, Tech, Colombia, New York Times, Tencent, Peru, Nyt, Goldman Sachs, WeWork, North America, Latin America, Kaszek Ventures, Oyo Rooms, Sequoia China

Uber returns to Colombia less than a month after exit

Uber Technologies Inc resumed transporting passengers in Colombia on Thursday with a new service model that allows users to rent cars with drivers, just 20 days after it exited the Andean country following a ruling by regulators which the company described as arbitrary.
Tags: Money, Colombia, businessNews, Uber Technologies Inc

United States: Advertisement Groovy Time: It Surely Isn't 4:20 - Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)

Colombia has accepted the production and commercialization of cannabis as medicine, due to its proven beneficial effects, especially concerning pain management.
Tags: News, Colombia, United States, Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance GALA

An Anti-Abortion Activist Tried to Make Colombia’s Abortion Law More Restrictive. Here’s Why That Could Backfire

A case brought to Colombia’s top court by anti-abortion campaigner Natalia Bernal Cano could transform the country’s abortion law when the verdict is announced in the next few weeks – but perhaps not in the way she hoped. Since a 2006 ruling by Colombia’s powerful Constitutional Court, women have been allowed to terminate a pregnancy in cases of rape or incest, fatal fetal abnormality, or danger to the physical or mental health of the mother. Those three exceptions put Colombia in a middle-...
Tags: New York, News, Uncategorized, Colombia, Uruguay, El Salvador, Latin America, Caribbean, Guyana, Dominican Republic, Constitutional Court, Bernal, Linares, Guillen, Alberto Fernández, Popayan

The 25 best companies to work for, based on employee satisfaction

Fortune recently released its list of the top 100 companies to work for in 2020. The list is based on employee satisfaction surveys, which ask questions about employees' feelings about their ability to reach their full potential at the company. The financial and insurance industry, as well as information technology, dominated the list. Check out which companies made it to the top. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hunting for a new job? Fortune recently released its list of ...
Tags: California, New York City, America, San Francisco, Trends, Colombia, Hilton, Nashville, Rochester, Houston, Financial Services, St Louis, Intuit, Inclusion, SAN JOSE Calif, WESTON Fla

Colombia: M-5 Migrant Visa Applications Subject To Stricter Educational And Experience Requirements - Fragomen

•At their discretion, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is requesting additional documentation from some employers and foreign nationals applying for initial or renewed M-5 Migrant Visas...
Tags: News, Colombia, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs

Meet the urban planner responsible for San Francisco's car-free Market Street

Downtown San Francisco is putting pedestrians first by turning the 2-mile Market Street, a major hub for the city, into a completely car-free space. Inhabitat spoke with an urban planner of the esteemed Perkins and Will for more details about the groundbreaking, pedestrian-friendly project. While the complete redesign is expected to extend into the rest of the year, January 29 marked the official ban of cars on the thoroughfare. The structural transformation will include a restriction of public ...
Tags: Europe, Design, India, Sacramento, San Francisco, Colombia, Amsterdam, Giants, Will, Shimla, Inhabitat, Perkins, Mission Street, Market Street, Sacramento Valley, MISSION ROCK

Netflix Developing ‘Cocaine Hippos’, a Movie About What Happened to Drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar’s Zoo Animals

I don’t know about you, but when I see the words “cocaine” and “hippos” next to each other, I pay attention. And when the context is that a major company is developing a movie called Cocaine Hippos, I perk up even more. So Netflix certainly has my attention with its new upcoming comedy, which, oddly enough, is based on a true story. In the 1980s, notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar demanded that a group of exotic animals be brought in to populate the grounds of his estate as part of his own...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, America, Colombia, Netflix, Paramount, True Story, Columbia, Escobar, Pablo Escobar, Fowler, Adam Goodman, Jermaine Fowler, Cocaine Hippos

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

'City of Women': A refuge for Colombia's displaced

Women displaced by Colombia's armed conflict created their own community to offer each other support.
Tags: News, Colombia

Denouncing the U.S., Venezuelan Troops and Militias Stage Drills

(CARACAS, Venezuela) — Venezuela’s armed forces and civilian militias took the streets in cities, beaches and border regions on Saturday for drills ordered by President Nicolás Maduro, amid tensions between Washington and Caracas. Despite the maneuvers, there are no indications that the U.S. plans any military intervention in Venezuela. Washington has focused on political and diplomatic pressure in its efforts to oust Maduro, only saying last year that it had not ruled out a military option...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, Colombia, Venezuela, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Militiamen, Blanco, U S, Caracas, Maduro, CARACAS Venezuela Venezuela, SCOTT SMITH

The Army wants more soldiers, and it's using esports to put a 'finger on the pulse' of potential recruits

The Army has been ramping up its recruiting effort, seeking more soldiers from a mix of backgrounds and with differing skill sets. The service has developed a variety of outreach methods to get those recruits. One of its most innovative may be the Army Esports Team, which draws on the Army's own gamers to attract young Americans. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. After whiffing on its recruiting goal in 2018, the Army has been trying new approaches to bring in the soldiers i...
Tags: Washington, America, Trends, Colombia, Army, Nintendo, West Coast, Mccarthy, Jones, Frank, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Christopher Jones, National Press Club, South and Midwest, Mark Milley, Muth

Ex-FARC Rebels Work With War Victims At New Radio Station In Colombia

Public radio in Colombia isn't exactly NPR.
Tags: News, Colombia, Farc

STR: Central/South America hotel construction up 6.1% in January

STR's hotel pipeline data for the Central/South America region showed 147 projects accounting for 20,198 rooms in construction as of the end of January 2020. This represented a 6.1% year-over-year increase in the number of rooms in the final phase of the development pipeline. A majority of the region's rooms in construction are in three segments. Of those three, midscale projects represented the largest percentage increase (+32.4%) in activity year over year. 1. Upper Upscale: 5,850 rooms...
Tags: Travel, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Central South America

What the Trump Defense Budget Gets Wrong About the Future of War

The massive 2021 Department of Defense budget that the White House sent to Congress clocks in at $740.5 billion, with $705.4 billion earmarked for the Pentagon – the remainder to the Department of Energy and other government agencies for national security projects. As always, the preparation of the request to Congress was a long and tortuous project, spearheaded by the Secretary of Defense and his team through an interminable series of reviews. Each of the services fought hard for its share...
Tags: Asia, Politics, News, Congress, Navy, White House, China, Russia, Defense, Uncategorized, Department Of Defense, Colombia, Ideas, Military, Pentagon, State Department

Facebook Dating launch blocked in Europe after it fails to show privacy workings

Facebook has been left red-faced after being forced to call off the launch date of its dating service in Europe because it failed to give its lead EU data regulator enough advanced warning — including failing to demonstrate it had performed a legally required assessment of privacy risks. Late yesterday Ireland’s newspaper reported that the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) had sent agents to Facebook’s Dublin office seeking documentation that Facebook had failed to provide...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Europe, Privacy, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Colombia, United States, Ireland, Data Protection, Dublin

Netflix Offers ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ For Free to Seduce New Subscribers

Netflix is practicing the art of seduction ahead of Valentine’s Day. The streaming giant is courting new subscribers by making one of its biggest hits of 2018, the teen rom-com sensation To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, available to watch for free for non-subscribers. It’s part of a strategy to lure in new subscribers who want to watch the equally gushing sequel To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, which debuted on Netflix yesterday. The power of Peter Kavinsky and his dreamy eyes compe...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Romance, US, Colombia, Teen, Netflix, Canada, Cbs, Peacock, India Mexico, Lana Condor, Disney Apple, Noah Centineo, To All The Boys I've Loved Before

Hotel Projects Starting in the Next 12 Months are at an All-Time High in Latin America

According to the recent Lodging Econometrics (LE) Latin America construction pipeline report, analysts at LE state that the total construction pipeline stands at 711 projects/128,453 rooms, a 2% decline in projects and 3% increase in rooms, year-over-year (YOY). There are 329 projects/58,315 rooms presently under construction and projects scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months are at an all-time high with 214 projects/43,050 rooms. Projects in the early planning stage stand...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Colombia, Hilton, Marriott, Ihg, Brazil, Peru, Latin America, Dominican Republic, Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, Le, Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels Group IHG

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

World's most instagrammed forests

About a third of the world’s landmass is covered in forest. And in addition to providing important stuff like the oxygen we breathe and habitats for wild animals, they also make for some downright jaw-dropping photographs. From the towering redwoods of California to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, the trees covering our planet can be our most beautiful sites when captured correctly. We took a look at’s study of the 15 most-Instagrammed forests in the world and found some of ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Mirror Lake, England, Instagram, California, Washington, China, US, Colombia, Atlantic, Poland, Brazil, Nottingham, Newfoundland

Peru’s startup scene is ready for more

Greg Mitchell Contributor Share on Twitter Greg Mitchell is regional director of Angel Ventures, a startup investor and advisor and is the creator of the blog Ruta Startup. Funding of Latin American startups has doubled each year over the past two years. And while most of this capital has been directed toward Brazil and Mexico, this surge is starting to have an effect on startups in the region’s smaller markets. The increased ...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Column, Mexico, US, Tech, Walmart, Colombia, Chile, Venture Capital, Brazil, Peru, OECD, Impact Investing, Lima, Latin America

From execs to budtenders, 2,000 people have lost their jobs in cannabis. We're keeping track of all the job cuts across the industry here.

Cannabis companies have been hit with a wave of layoffs, amounting to around 2,000 jobs lost across both startups and public companies. The job cuts come amid a broader downturn in the sector. One index of marijuana stocks lost about 50% of its value in 2019. On the private side, a tight funding environment has made it difficult for growth-stage cannabis startups to raise capital. Click here for more BI Prime stories, and subscribe to our weekly cannabis newsletter, Cultivated. The once red-h...
Tags: New York, Colorado, California, Kentucky, Ipo, Massachusetts, US, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, CMO, Colombia, Canada, Arizona, Denmark, Fidelity

EF wins on NEW tubeless Vision Metron wheels in Colombia TTT, commits for all time trials – Updated!

As road tubeless & disc brakes take over the consumer road bike market, the combination is still rare in the pro peloton. So, it was interesting to hear of EF Education First’s team time trial win at the opener of the UCI 2.1 Tour Colombia yesterday, on tubeless Vittoria tires wrapped around tubeless carbon clincher […] The post EF wins on NEW tubeless Vision Metron wheels in Colombia TTT, commits for all time trials – Updated! appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Colombia, Cycling, Advocacy, UCI, Road Bike, Vision Metron, Feature Stories, Industry News & Gone Riding

EF wins on tubeless Vision Metron wheels in Colombia TTT, commits for all time trials

As road tubeless & disc brakes take over the consumer road bike market, the combination is still rare in the pro peloton. So, it was interesting to hear of EF Education First’s team time trial win at the opener of the UCI 2.1 Tour Colombia yesterday, on tubeless Vittoria tires wrapped around tubeless carbon clincher […] The post EF wins on tubeless Vision Metron wheels in Colombia TTT, commits for all time trials appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Colombia, Cycling, Advocacy, UCI, Road Bike, Vision Metron, Industry News & Gone Riding

Extinct giant turtle had horned shell of up to three meters

Paleobiologists from the University of Zurich have discovered exceptional specimens in Venezuela and Colombia of an extinct giant freshwater turtle called Stupendemys. The carapace of this turtle, which is the largest ever known, measured between 2.4 to almost 3 meters. Moreover, the shell of male Stupendemys had horns - a rare feature in turtles.
Tags: Science, Colombia, Venezuela, University of Zurich, Stupendemys

Hitting the Coffee Plantations of Colombia w/ Finn Iles & Rob Warner | RAW 100

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Tags: Sport, Colombia, Cycling, ROB WARNER, Finn Iles

LAFC trades Walker Zimmerman in shocking deal it couldn’t refuse

When news of Walker Zimmerman’s trade to Nashville SC flashed across Mark Anthony Kaye’s phone Tuesday morning, the Los Angeles Football Club midfielder was descending in the elevator of his apartment with a neighbor, on his way to his car. It shocked him enough to evoke an audible reaction, which startled his neighbor as much as the news startled Kaye. “I was in shock. The lady next to me probably thought someone passed away or something. I didn’t see it coming. You don’t see any of these thing...
Tags: Mexico, Sports, Sport, Colombia, Soccer, Mls, Nashville, Major League Soccer, Sporting Kansas City, Toronto FC, FC Dallas, Concacaf Champions League, Walker Zimmerman, Leon, Lafc, Walker

In Colombia, Ex-FARC Rebels And War Victims Work Together At New Radio Stations

The public radio stations "can be fundamental in constructing peace," says Juan Pablo Madrid, an analyst at Bogotá's Foundation for Press Freedom. But some employees are facing threats from gangs.(Image credit: Joaquin Sarmiento/AFP via Getty Images)
Tags: News, Colombia, Farc, Joaquin Sarmiento, Juan Pablo Madrid, Bogotá s Foundation for Press


Our final stop in Colombia was none other than the now infamous Medellin...Pablo Escobars bloodshed territory made even more famous thanks to the Netflix series Narcos. After 5 weeks in Colombia we were ready for this city...and it did not disappoint
Tags: Travel, Colombia, Netflix, Medellin, Medellin Pablo Escobars

Aún con la lesión de Benedetti, Roger Martínez no debe regresar jugar en el América

​En el último partido de la selección de Colombia en el Preolímpico de CONMEBOL, Nicolás Benedetti sufrió una dura lesión de rodilla y se espera que esté fuera hasta el inicio de la temporada 2020-21. Aún con esta baja, Roger Martínez no debería de regresar al primer equipo.  ¡No te olvides de seguirnos también en nuestra cuenta de Instagram, 90min_es, y nuestra cuenta de Twitter, @90minespanol!  Parte médico de Nicolás Benedetti: — Club América (@ClubAmerica)...
Tags: News, America, Colombia, Roger Martinez, Benedetti Roger Martínez, Preolímpico de CONMEBOL Nicolás Benedetti