Colombia reached a major milestone in its journey toward peace with this week’s first major disarmament by its principal rebel group. But the 7,000-plus weapons laid down by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known by their Spanish acronym FARC, are personal weapons and a fraction of what remains stashed around the country. Perhaps more importantly, political uncertainty looms […]
While you might say education is in Precision 2000 CEO Guiomar Obregon’s blood, the construction entrepreneur wasn’t born with a silver shovel in her hand.
YKK Corp. of America, the Marietta-based unit of the Japanese zipper giant, has named a new president with extensive experience in Central and South America. The metro Atlanta company has responsibility over YKK Group operations stretching from Canada to Colombia. Jim Reed, who was hired in 2009 and eventually climbed to chief legal counsel of […]
Book: Short Walks from Bogotá: Journeys in the New Colombia Author: Tom Feiling Review by: Kirk Bowman, Jon R. Wilcox Professor of Soccer and Global Politics, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech; Founder and Director, Rise Up & Care Colombia is likely the most interesting country of Latin America and a beacon of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The ePole seeks to replace the staid wooden electricity pole with one that generates long-term economic benefits for its owner.