lunes, febrero 24, 2020



Nutresa full-year 2019 profits rise 5.2% year-on-year

Medellin-based multinational foods manufacturer Grupo Nutresa on February 21 reported a 5.2% year-on-year net income boost for full-year 2019, to COP$513 billion (US$152 million). Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) rose 13.5% year-on-year, to COP$1.3 trillion (US$385 million), while sales jumped 10.5% to COP$9.9 trillion (US$2.9 billion). For...

China’s strong push into Colombia

China's interest in what the International Monetary Fund ranks as South America's fastest-growing economy is deepening. Within the last three months, China's Zijin Mining Group Co Ltd bought a gold mine in Colombia, and a consortium led by China Harbor Engineering Co won a contract to build the Bogota metro system. Colombia's...

Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru to eliminate roaming charges

Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru will begin removing international roaming rates in voice and data communications as part of an initiative to boost integration and modernization between the Community of Andean Nations (CAN), the block’s secretary said Wednesday. The announcement came at the 50th-anniversary celebration of the organization, which promotes...

Colombia will eradicate up to 130,000 hectares of coca this year

Colombia hopes this year to eradicate 130,000 hectares (321,237 acres) of coca, the base ingredient in cocaine, Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo said on Monday. A wide variety of tools will be made available to remove the coca plants, the minister said, including the possible re-introduction of aerial spraying of...

Q&A about coronavirus in Colombia

A new flu-type virus could be the next pandemic. Here’s a Q&A to keep you up to date. Should we be worried about the coronavirus? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), yes. The UN body has just declared the ‘2019n-CoV’ bug a global health emergency. The virus, which jumped...

Colombia, chosen as one of the 10 tourist destinations of the future

A new hit was scored Colombia as been included in the list of the 10 tourist sites of the future 2019-2020, published in the magazine fDi Intelligence, of the Financial Times newspaper, specialized in foreign investment issues. This was unveiled by the ViceMinister of Tourism, Julián Guerrero Orozco, noting that...

Atletico Nacional won their first League match against Deportivo Pereira

The Atletica Nacional Club won, as locals, the first match of the Beat Play League to Deportivo Pereira by two goals against zero. With an attendance of 35.488 spectators, the Atanasio Girardot stadium dressed in green and white to see winning with force to the picture that guides Juan Carlos...

Tolemaida brought together US, Brazil and Colombia armies

At the National Training Center of Military Forces in Tolemaida, located in Nilo, Cundinamarca, members of the Colombian Army and USA met to carry out the so-called ‘first multinational strategic exercise’ of 2020. The exercises, which aim to advance cooperation actions to combat criminal structures and strengthen infiltration techniques such...
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