Book: One Hundred Years of Solitude Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Reviewed by: Trevor Williams, managing editor, Global Atlanta Over the past two years, I’ve had the fortune of traveling to Latin America with relative frequency, visiting eight countries on reporting trips for Global Atlanta. Traveling without expectation, or at least with abridged knowledge, can sometimes be Read more
Colombia may stay in the “gray zone” between ceasefire and true peace longer than its leaders expected, but the momentum is still going in the right direction despite voters’ recent rejection of a deal to end the country’s 52-year civil war, Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzón said in Atlanta. Voters on Oct. 2 shot down on razor-thin margins Read more
He might’ve planned it as a victory lap, but Colombian Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzon’s speech at Emory Law next week will likely be more of an explainer on how its “historic moment” went awry and what’s next for the country.
Colombia’s trade office in Atlanta recruiting local companies interested in sourcing products from the South American country to travel to Bogota for a major business matchmaking forum March 17-18.
Public health officials have identified the first case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus brought back into Georgia by a traveler to South America. The person, who was not pregnant, contracted the virus in Colombia in late December, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. Zika has been associated with brain defects including microencephaly, a Read more
The ePole seeks to replace the staid wooden electricity pole with one that generates long-term economic benefits for its owner.
It was an unrivaled assemblage of Colombian business minds, but it didn’t happen in Bogota or Medellin. Emory University in August hosted in Atlanta one of the largest-ever groupings of executives from the country.
If Colombia needed any further evidence it has brushed off the tarnished reputation of its past, Delta Air Lines Inc. provided it this week with the announcement that it will start two new flights from Atlanta to the cities of Cartagena and Medellin.
The 2015 Global Georgia Initiative at the University of Georgia is to present a lecture titled “An Amazon Contribution to Global Survival” on Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. in the UGA Chapel.
Colombia has much to brag about — cutting poverty by half, doubling international air connections and quadrupling the size of its economy since 2000 — but these are just byproducts of its crowning achievement over the last two decades: defeating organized crime with the help of the United States, the country’s ambassador said in Atlanta.