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).
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 email@example.com.
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.
Colombian Finance Minister Chairs Sixth Meeting of Finance Ministers of the Americas and the Caribbean
While in Washington for the fall meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, on October 8, Colombian Minister of Finance Mauricio Cárdenas chaired the Sixth Meeting of Finance Ministers of the Americas and the Caribbean at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC.
Embassy Hosts Musical Recital
On October 7, the Embassy of Colombia hosted a musical recital at the Residence of Ambassador Villegas featuring Colombian opera soprano Narda Muñoz and pianist Jason Solounias.
Embassy Hosts “Coffee for a Future” Event at the Ambassador’s Residence
On October 9, the Embassy of Colombia, along with the organization Social Work Association in Benefit of the Colombian National Police, hosted a “Coffee for the Future” event at the Residence of Ambassador Villegas to support the organization's mission to provide support and improve the quality of life for families of Colombian national police officers.
Secretary Hagel Visits Colombia
On October 10, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited Colombia and met with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Colombian Minister of Defense Juan Carlos Pinzón to discuss U.S.-Colombia cooperation on regional security, combating drug trafficking, the peace talks, among other issues.
Ambassador Villegas Participates in Pacific Alliance Business Summit
On October 2, Ambassador Villegas joined the ambassadors of the other Pacific Alliance member countries - Chile, Mexico and Peru - in participating in a discussion on "The Pacific Alliance: An Imperative Collaboration for Economic Development" at the University of Texas at Arlington.
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