A tropical country of incredible diversity and charm. Its ever-changing geography, a history loaded with mystery and adventure, and its people and cultures, have fascinated the world for centuries. Its excellent coffee and the purity of its emeralds have made the country famous. Colombia is also the homeland of the El Dorado legend and the magical universe of Garcia Marquez’s Macondo.

Colombia is a modern nation, with an infrastructure that takes advantage of its natural resources and human capital. Thanks to its privileged location on the continent, all the environments of the tropics are present. In addition, Colombian will show a perfect blending of three cultures - Indian, European, and African. Coming to Colombia is discovering a completely new world.

  • National Day: July 20th, 1810
  • Best know tourist spot: The walled city of Cartagena
  • Traditional dance: Cumbia
  • A dish you cannot miss: Ajiaco (potato soup which contains pieces of chicken, large chunks of corn on the cob, native potatoes, and guasca)
  • National alcoholic drink: Aguardiente
  • Architectural hostpot in the Capital: Cathedral of Bogota
  • Famous people: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Shakira, Fernando Botero, Andres Zuluaga
  • Famous soccer teams: Atletico Nacional, Millonarios, America de Cali

Volunteers from Colombia

  • Paola Murillo

  • Natalia Parga

  • Felipe Pinzon

  • Alejandra Manrique

  • Nathalia Díaz Abril

  • Diana Marcela Martinez Esteban

  • Diana De Leon

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News About Colombia

Christmas in Colombia: Light a candle

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Copa America Centenario 101 – All you need to know about Copa America Centenario

The brightest stars in world soccer are headed to the US next summer, and they’ll be playing for keeps. The US will host the Copa America Centenario in June 2016, with 10 South American national teams joined by six CONCACAF countries – including the United States and Mexico

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Citibank selling consumer banks in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) – Citibank is planning to sell the consumer banking operations it has operated for a century in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia as South America’s three biggest economies suffer a major downturn. The New York-based bank said Friday in a statement that its

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Colombia Makes it to the Oscars With Best Foreign Film Nomination

By Mel Abad Colombia made it to the Oscars with a Best Foreign Film nomination for the first time, Remezcla reports. The movie “Embrace of the Serpent” (“El abrazo de la serpiente”) joined other international foreign film Oscar nominees. Directed by Ciro Guerra

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