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Wiz Khalifa and Pablo Escobar: a Colombian controversy

The American rapper Wiz Khalifa received a tongue-lashing from the mayor of Medellin, Colombia on Monday for visiting the grave of the city's most infamous son, the drug lord Pablo Escobar. The "See You Again" artist left flowers and...Show More Summary

AP Exclusive: Colombia 'panic buttons' expose activists

[...] the Associated Press, with an independent security audit, uncovered technical flaws that could let hostile parties disable them, eavesdrop on conversations and track users' movements. When effective, they can be crucial lifelines...Show More Summary

Wiz Khalifa Called a 'Scoundrel' by Medellin Mayor for Visiting Pablo Escobar's Grave

During his visit to Colombia, Wiz Khalifa caused controversy when he visited Pablo Escobar's grave. Continue reading…

AP Exclusive: Colombia 'panic buttons' expose activists

It is supposed to help protect human-rights activists, labor organizers and journalists working in risky environments, but a GPS-enabled "panic button" that Colombia's government has issued to about 400 people could be exposing them to more peril.

Wiz Khalifa Stunt at Pablo Escobar's Tomb Irks Colombia

American rapper Wiz Khalifa is stirring controversy in the South American nation of Colombia, where he laid flowers and smoked what looks like a joint at the tomb of cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar, the AP reports. The rapper is an avid marijuana smoker and used his Instagram account to post...

Chapecoense to finally play Atletico Nacional for title

Bonded by an air crash which killed 71 people in November, Brazilian club Chapecoense and Colombia's Atletico Nacional will play a South American cup final next week        

Two NASA Engineers Try Out Politics

When Natalia Sanchez was fourteen, she travelled from her home in Bogotá, Colombia, to San Francisco to spend the summer with an aunt. During her stay, she took dozens of pictures of freeways—the on-ramps and off-ramps, the way the roads overlapped. Show More Summary

Colombia Mad At Wiz Khalifa For Pablo Escobar Instagrams

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Wiz Khalifa performed in Colombia last week, and he followed that up by posting photos in which he laid flowers at the grave of cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar and smoked what appears to be a joint in front of it. And, per the Associated Press, people are pissed. The comments on Khalifa's Instagrams are largely…

Rustic Glam Colombian Destination Wedding

This Colombian destination wedding featured rustic vibes with hints of glam! Amanda and Andy immediately fell in love with Colombia on their first visit to Cartagena, so when it was time to select a wedding destination, they knew exactly where to go. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: A Very Necessary Deep Dive Into Mike Huckabee's Awful Twitter Jokes

Going from rebel to civilian in Colombia, the bumpy road to WrestleMania, a long look at Mike Huckabee's "jokes" and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

James Rodriguez obscene gesture picture causes outrage in Colombia

Colombia under pressure Colombia may have beaten Bolivia on Thursday but it was far from convincing from Jose Pekerman’s side who did not take the lead until the 83rd minute. James Rodriguez bagged the winner, by putting away a saved penalty, to secure a much needed Colombia 1-0 victory in World Cup qualifying. Prior to […]

Venezuelan defense minister denies troops entered Colombia

Venezuelan defense minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez denied Saturday that troops from his country had intruded on Colombian territory. Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday he had complained to his Venezuelan counterpart...Show More Summary

Panama creates anti-narco force as drug seizures rise

Panama's president on Friday presented a new elite counternarcotics police unit to combat smuggling of increased cocaine production in neighboring Colombia. The Eagle force, as it is called, consists of 300 officers with access to intelligence. Show More Summary

Angry Colombia says Venezuela sent troops into its territory

4 days agoNews : Trending Now

Colombia slammed its neighbor Venezuela on Thursday for what it said was an "unacceptable" incursion by Venezuelan military forces on its territory, and sent troops to secure the area. Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said heShow More Summary

Colombia official says Venezuela raid may be tied to crisis

A Colombian official said a four-day incursion by Venezuelan troops may have been linked to Colombia's call for elections in the troubled South American nation. Some 60 Venezuelan soldiers crossed … Click to Continue »

Mexico, Puerto Rico claim first tickets to U19 Worlds at Pan Am Cup

4 days agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Monterrey, Mexico, March 24, 2017 – Colombia and Puerto Rico have joined Mexico and Chile as semifinalists at the U19 Boys’ Pan American Cup following victories over Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, respectively, on Thursday.

Rich-world agricultural subsidies ensure coca leaves are Colombia's only viable cash crop

4 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

With the shambolic FARC peace deal finally in place, the Colombian government is hoping to shift the country's farmers from Colombia's major cash crop: the coca leaves that are refined into the world's cocaine supply. Perhaps with the guerrillas no longer defending the crops they relied on for operating capital, Colombia can put coca behind it. (more…)

Venezuelan troops invaded Colombia this week. But just a little bit.

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

A group of about 60 Venezuelan soldiers crossed the border into Colombia this week, set up camp on a banana plantation and flew their national flag for a few days, an incident Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called “a totally unacceptable” violation of national sovereignty. Santos said Thursday he spoke personally to Venezuelan President Nicolás […]

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