Medellin

Type: City
Name: Medellin
Country: Colombia
Latitude: 6.29
Longitude: -75.540001
population: 2,000,001
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

The release of 'Popeye,' a trusted assassin for Pablo Escobar, enrages many Colombians

The man who become Pablo Escobar's most trusted assassin started out as a sailor. Before he met the legendary drug lord,  John Jairo Velásquez, released this month after 23 years in prison, spent a brief stint at Colombia's naval academy and earned the ... [Published Public Radio International - 1 hour ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

Popeye, Head Hitman of Medellin Cartel, Released From Prison

BOGOTA – One of Colombia’s most notorious hitmen, known as Popeye, who admitted committing at least 300 murders, has been released after spending 22 years in jail in the central region of Boyaca, official sources reported.John Jairo Velasquez Vasquez, ... [Published Latin American Herald Tribune - 8 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Angry residents block crucial highway in protest against Colombia govt’s response to flooding

Dissatisfied residents of Arroyo de Piedra, Atlantica, in the coastal region near famous Colombia tourist city Cartagena, have blocked a major highway in protest against a lack of government response to serious flooding.Highway 90, otherwise known as ... [Published Colombia Reports - 2 hours ago]
Entities: Colombia, Flooding, Protest
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Main route closed between Medellin and Colombia’s Atlantic coast due to ‘FARC’ attack

The main transport route connecting Colombia’s second largest city, Medellin, with the nation’s Atlantic coast region has been closed since midnight Wednesday due to an infrastructure attack.Armed men allegedly from Colombia’s largest rebel group, the ... [Published Colombia Reports - 4 hours ago]
Entities: Medellin, FARC, Colombia
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

PH stock index climbs for a sixth session ahead of 2Q economic data release

InterAksyon.com means BUSINESSMANILA - Philippine share prices rose for a sixth straight session ahead of the release of the country's second-quarter economic data.The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) inched up 0.20 percent or 14.11 points to 7,160.46 ... [Published Interaksyon - 14 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Attorney General´s Prosecutor and his Ecuadorian counterpart held a meeting

The Colombian and Ecuadorian Attorney General´s Prosecutors, Eduardo Montealegre Lynett and Galo Chiriboga Zambrano held a meeting in the city of Medellin (Colombia) in order to promote the Ecuadorian initiative to deal with transnational crime. ... [Published Fiscala - 18 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Colombia army officers and ex-policeman jailed for arms trafficking, linked to false positive colonel

Four non-commissioned Army officers, a soldier, an ex-policeman and a civilian were sentenced to seven years in prison on Monday for selling arms to guerrilla groups.All seven of the accused pled guilty in a Medellin court for their involvement in an ... [Published Colombia Reports - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Medellin’s 12th annual film festival focuses on sound in cinema

If you’re in Medellin from August 25 to 29 you’ll be spoiled for choice as the city is offering free entry to a range of inspirational films and documentaries representing Colombia’s diverse culture as part of Medellin’s 12th annual Colombian Film Fe ... [Published Colombia Reports - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Getting more cities to go global on urban sustainability

Published:25August2014A new five-year agreement between the United Nations Global Compact and RMIT University aims to unite and strengthen efforts to tackle the world’s urban sustainability problems.Medellin, Colombia: leading the way on housing and ... [Published ECOS Magazine - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Moody's: Impact of Sovereign Upgrades Diverge for Colombian and Mexican Sub-Sovereigns Ratings

Credit divergence between the Colombian and Mexican sub-sovereigns shows that improved credit quality of a sovereigngovernment does not necessarily translate to better credit quality oflower-tier governments says Moody's in a new report entitled,"Sub-Sovereign ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Colombia’s Medellín Metro Says No to Music and Poetry, But Passengers Say Otherwise

Metro station in Medellín. Photo on Flickr from user  Omar Uran (CC BY 2.0). This post is a slightly different version from the original published on Global Voices in Spanish. Colombians are thinking twice about the treatment of passengers on the  ... [Published Global Voices Online - Aug 22 2014]
Entities: Medellin, Fascism, Colombia
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Medellin one of the best cities in Latin America to live in: study

Colombia’s second largest city, Medellin, has been judged one of the best cities in Latin American to live in, according to a recent “Smart Cities” study conducted by the Spanish technology multinational Indra.The multinational company Indra rated 243 ... [Published Colombia Reports - Aug 21 2014]

Quotes

Velasquez has stated he would like to work with at risk youth in his new life. In an interview with Semana magazine last year,  he said he wants to "teach young people in Colombia that there is no point in selling their lives for a Mercedes-Benz or for the panties of a beauty queen, like I did."
"The debate about his release has to center on the fact that in Colombia, we respect the rulerule of law, and we abide by the constitution, even in those cases where we are in disagreement with the consequences of some decisions" Benedetti said
"I was going to get killed in the showers in the morning, and here, one is naked and soapy and nobody makes it in that situation," he said. "I'm small and they were going to unleash on me two beasts, two 22-year-old guys with wooden knives – I was told about it."

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Pablo Escobar hit man who boasted of killing mo... [Published National Post - Top Stories - 5 hours ago]
Colombia frees Escobar hit man [Published WDSU New Orleans - 5 hours ago]
Popeye, Head Hitman of Medellin Cartel, Release... [Published Latin American Herald Tribune - 8 hours ago]
Pablo Escobar's Former Hitman Released Early Fr... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - 10 hours ago]
How 'Popeye' became Pablo Escobar's favourite h... [Published Telegraph - 11 hours ago]
Pablo Escobar's Right-Hand Man Freed From Colom... [Published Business Insider - 12 hours ago]
Buses are the future of urban transport. No, re... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 12 hours ago]
Pablo Escobar's hit man 'Popeye' freed from jai... [Published DailyMe.Com - 13 hours ago]
PH stock index climbs for a sixth session ahead... [Published Interaksyon - 14 hours ago]
Attorney General´s Prosecutor and his Ecuadoria... [Published Fiscala - 18 hours ago]
Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's chief assas... [Published Reuters - 19 hours ago]
Pablo Escobar’s former hit man leaves prison [Published New Straits Times - 19 hours ago]
New Stanford MBAs Take an Unauthorized Trip to ... [Published BusinessWeek - Aug 26 2014]
Colombia army officers and ex-policeman jailed ... [Published Colombia Reports - Aug 26 2014]
Roperos: Gentleman’s game [Published Sun Star Network - Aug 26 2014]
He built hope, then he built homes [Published Cape Times - Aug 26 2014]
Former hit man for Pablo Escobar to be freed in... [Published World Bulletin - Aug 26 2014]
Medellin’s 12th annual film festival focuses on... [Published Colombia Reports - Aug 25 2014]
El Peñon De Guatape Is The Most Epic Way To 'Ta... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 25 2014]
Getting more cities to go global on urban susta... [Published ECOS Magazine - Aug 25 2014]
Moody's: Impact of Sovereign Upgrades Diverge f... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Aug 24 2014]
Demobilization of FARC and ELN members continue... [Published National Army - Aug 24 2014]
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Pablo Escobar hit man who boasted of killing mo... [Published National Post - Top Stories - 5 hours ago]
AFP PHOTO / STFSTF/AFP/Getty ImagesUndated file photo showing late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Escobar had been held at the Envigado Prison since June 19, 1991, escaped on July 22, 1992, and was killed by Colombian special forces after being discovered ...
Colombia’s Medellín Metro Says No to Music and ... [Published Global Voices Online - Aug 22 2014]
Metro station in Medellín. Photo on Flickr from user  Omar Uran (CC BY 2.0). This post is a slightly different version from the original published on Global Voices in Spanish. Colombians are thinking twice about the treatment of passengers on the  ...
Spike Missiles for Helicopters of Columbia [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - Aug 22 2014]
Rafael upgrades Sikorsky AH-60L Harpy IV Black Hawks of the Colombian military (FAC) and equipping them with Spike missiles of different ranges, according to the website infodefensa.com.The 10 upgraded helicopters are supposed to provide the Air Force ...
Software AG: Medellin City Gives a Voice to All... [Published Business Wire Photo/Multimedia News - Aug 13 2014]
RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Software AG acknowledged multiple awards received by Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city, in regenerating the municipality and the role IT played in driving economic growth and social inclusion. ...
Software AG: Medellin City Gives a Voice to All... [Published Business Wire Technology News - Aug 13 2014]
RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Software AG acknowledged multiple awards received by Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city, in regenerating the municipality and the role IT played in driving economic growth and social inclusion. ...
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