Colombia Celebrates National Independence Day in Washington
Colombians living in the Washington, DC metropolitan area gathered at the Organization of American States on July 20 to celebrate Colombian Independence Day. The evening event featured musical performances, dancing and more. Foto credit: Edgar Becerra
Ambassador Villegas Speaks to Local Colombian Community at Independence Day Celebration
On July 20, Ambassador to the United States Luis Carlos Villegas addressed a festive crowd of Colombians living in the Washington, DC metropolitan area during a local Colombian Independence Day celebration at the Organization of American States. Foto credit: Edgar Becerra
Mensaje del Presidente de la República de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, con ocasión de los 204 años de la Independencia de Colombia
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Colombia’s Tall Ship “ARC GLORIA” Visits Florida
On June 30, Colombia’s tall ship and the training ship of the Colombian Navy – the “ARC GLORIA” – arrived at the Tampa Convention Center Pier. Upon its arrival, Ambassador Villegas received the ship and greeted the crew. Following the Tampa visit, GLORIA will depart for Miami and will arrive on July 6.
Ambassador Villegas Visits Colombian Mobile Consulate in Tampa
During a visit to Tampa, FL, Ambassador Villegas on June 30 visited the Colombian mobile consulate, a temporary consulate for the week organized by staff of the Colombian consulate in Orlando, FL.
Colombia Advances to World Cup Round of 16
After winning against Japan (4-1), Côte d'Ivoire (2-1) and Greece (3-0), Colombia has advanced to the Round of 16 in the 2014 World Cup. This is Colombia's fifth appearance in the World Cup and the first time it has qualified since the 1998 World Cup in France.
Vice President Biden Travels to Colombia
While traveling through several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden made a stop in Bogotá, Colombia, on June 18, to meet with President Juan Manuel Santos.
President Santos Meets With Vice President Biden
On June 18, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Bogotá, Colombia to discuss bilateral relations and regional cooperation.
President Juan Manuel Santos Wins Reelection
On Sunday, June 15, Colombians voted to reelect President Juan Manuel Santos to another four-year term. His inauguration ceremony will take place in August.
Colombian Young Athletes Meet Olympic Champion Mo Farah
On May 29, Youth Colombian athletes visiting the United States during a Colombian Sports Diplomacy initiative exchange met Mo Farah, British international track and field athlete and Olympic champion, at Nike headquarters.
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