Facebook Founder & CEO Launches Internet.org Project in Colombia
Facebook Founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg on January 14, launched Internet.org in Colombia – a global initiative aimed at bringing the Internet to the two-thirds of the world’s population without access. At an event in Bogotá with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Zuckerberg announced that Facebook’s Internet.org app is now available to Colombian cellular phone provider Tigo’s customers, allowing free access to government services.
Zuckerberg and President Santos Discuss Importance of Internet Access to Strengthening Peace
While Facebook Founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in Colombia on January 14 to launch Internet.org in Colombia, he and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met and discussed the importance of Internet access to strengthening peace. The President presented Zuckerberg with a dove pin – the symbol for peace.
Secretary Kerry Visits Colombia, Underscores U.S. Support for Ongoing Peace Talks
On December 12, 2014, during an official visit to Colombia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín to discuss the ongoing negotiations to achieve lasting peace in Colombia.
President Santos Participates in Clinton Foundation “The Future of the Americas” Event
On December 11, 2014, President Juan Manuel Santos joined former U.S. President Bill Clinton at “The Future of the Americas,” a Clinton Foundation event at the University of Miami that convened heads of state, private sector CEOs, non-governmental innovators, philanthropists and university presidents to discuss key issues on the future of the region.
Concert at Inter-American Development Bank in Honor of Gabriel García Márquez
Recently, classical guitarist Ricardo Cobo performed a concert in honor of Gabriel García Márquez at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Photo (L to R): Javier Farias, Ricardo Cobo, Colombian Ambassador Luis Carlos Villegas, Gerardo Martinez (IBD) and Anne Vena (IBD).
Embassy Honors Maureen Orth
On Thursday, December 4, the Ambassador of Colombia Luis Carlos Villegas and Mrs. Carmela de Villegas hosted a five-course tasting dinner by Colombian Chefs Diego Panesso and Jorge Mario Gómez in honor of Maureen Orth, a Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair Magazine and the founder of the Marina Orth Foundation.
Ambassador Villegas Meets Purdue President Mitch Daniels
On October 29, Colombian Ambassador to the United States Luis Carlos Villegas attended University of the Future Workshop at Purdue University, where he met with Purdue President Mitch Daniels. Photo Credit: John Underwood/Purdue University
Embassy of Colombia Featuring Works by César Piedrahita
The Embassy of Colombia is featuring "Paintings from Pereira," by César Piedrahita at the Residence of the Colombian Ambassador to the United States. The exhibit is open to the public on November 16 and November 23, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. To schedule schedule a viewing by appointment before November 26, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Embassy Hosts "THIS for Diplomats" Event
On October 23, the Embassy of Colombia hosted a THIS for Diplomats event at the Residence of the Ambassador. Guests were greeted by the Ambassador's wife Mrs. Carmela de Villegas, enjoyed Colombian coffee and other national dishes, toured the Residence, and viewed the exhibition of Colombian artist Pilar Jimenez.
Ambassador Villegas Attends University of the Future Workshop at Purdue
On October 29, Colombian Ambassador to the United States Luis Carlos Villegas attended University of the Future Workshop at Purdue University. The event was attended by Purdue President Mitchell Daniels, deans, students, among others. Photo Credit: John Underwood/Purdue University.
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