President Santos Participates in Bloomberg Latin American Forum on the Pacific Alliance
On Monday, September 22, President Santos joined his counterparts in the Pacific Alliance – Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Peruvian President Ollanta Humala – for the first ever Bloomberg Latin America Forum.
Charlie Rose Interviews President Santos
While in New York for the UN General Assembly, President Santos sat down with Charlie Rose for an exclusive one-on-one interview to discuss a wide range of issues, including the UN General Assembly, President Santos’s second term, the peace process, and more.
President Santos Addresses UN General Assembly
On Thursday, September 25, President Santos addressed the UN General Assembly in New York. In his remarks, President Santos highlighted the progress Colombia has made toward achieving peace and the hope that it can be a model of success to other countries around the world seeking to resolve conflicts.
Colombian Innovator Named a Semi-Finalist in AAAS's GIST Tech-I Competition
Juan Carlos Guaqueta has been named a semi-finalist in TECH-I 2014, an annual competition led by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His project 'Aquacare', converts contaminated water into usable water for irrigation in an eco-friendly and cost-effective way. Vote for him by October 1 at http://www.aaas.org/tech-i/vote.
Ambassador Villegas Meets With Governor Patrick
On September 9, Ambassador Villegas met with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, as a follow-up to the February 2013 MA–Colombia Innovation Partnership Mission. The Ambassador also spoke with the Governor about Colombia’s Vive Digital (Live Digital) II Plan.
Rodrigo Botero Montoya is Awarded "La Orden de San Carlos"
Economist Rodrigo Botero Montoya is recognized for his significant contributions to the Colombian economy, and for his academic successes in the United States and Europe. Embassador Villegas presented Doctor Botero with the honor during a ceremony in the Colombian Consulate in Boston.
Ambassador Villegas Holds Discussion With Tufts University Students
On September 8, while visiting Boston, MA, Ambassador Villegas held a discussion with students at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Ambassador Villegas Meets with Colombian Community in Rhode Island
While visiting New England, on September 8, Ambassador Villegas met with the local Colombian community in Rhode Island.
Embassy Hosts Jazz Event Featuring Edmar Castañeda
On September 4, the Embassy of Colombia and the Board of Directors of the DC Jazz Festival hosted the DC Jazz Festival Charles Fishman Young Artist Series featuring Edmar Castañeda at the Residence of the Colombian Ambassador Luis Carlos Villegas.
Ambassador Villegas Meets With Business Leaders in Puerto Rico
While in Puerto Rico on August 19, 2014, Ambassador Villegas attended a lunch with business leaders. The Ambassador stated, "Colombia and Puerto Rico continue to strengthen bilateral relations with the purpose of deepening trade."
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