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."
Ambassador Villegas Meets with the Interim Governor of Puerto Rico
During a visit to Puerto Rico, Colombian Ambassador to the United States Luis Carlos Villegas met with the interim Governor of Puerto Rico David Bernier - the first official visit of an Ambassador of Colombia to Puerto Rico.
President Santos Announces New Cabinet
President Juan Manuel Santos on August 11, 2014, announced the appoinment of his Cabinet for his second term, who will work together to promote peace, equity and education.
Peace a Central Theme of President Santos Inaugural Address
During the inaugural procession on August 7, 2014, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was surrounded by his wife, First Lady María Clemencia de Santos, and their children Martín, María Antonia and Esteban, and children wearing white – symbolizing peace. President Santos also donned a white dove lapel pin, as did his sons.
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