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.
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.
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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos talks about efforts to end a five-decade conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the...
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The four presidents of Latin America’s $2.1 trillion Pacific Alliance bloc said integration is a tool for fighting inequality and they will...
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When four Latin American ambassadors to the U.S. met Thursday in Arlington, the mayors of Dallas and Fort Worth were on hand to welcome them.
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