Archive for the ‘Colombia’ Category

LatAm’s Big Role In The Rose Trade

Via Latinometrics, an interesting look at Latin America’s significant role in the global rose trade: Ecuador and Colombia Represent 34% of the $2.86B+ Rose Export Market Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, sometimes called Día del Amor y la Amistad in Latin America. During this holiday, which celebrates the love between couples but also friends, restaurants, bars, and gift […]

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What Does China’s Reopening Mean For Latin America?

Via The Economist, a look at how and if China’s post-COVID rebound will be a boon for some countries in Latin America: For centuries Latin America’s economies have been characterised by short booms and sudden busts, often on the back of commodity cycles. When silver was discovered in the highlands of Bolivia in 1545, the village […]

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Colombia, Venezuela Reach Joint Investment Protection Agreement

Via Bloomberg, a report on Colombia and Venezuela’s steps to cement warmer ties after years of tension: Colombia and Venezuela reached an agreement to strengthen investment protections between the two nations, the latest accord to cement warmer trade relations between the South American neighbors. The agreement is the culmination of talks that sought to “promote […]

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Total Eren and Ecopetrol To Build Solar Project In Colombia

Via Power Technology, a report that Total Eren and Ecopetrol plan to jointly build a solar project in Colombia: Colombian energy company Ecopetrol has partnered with Total Eren to build a solar photovoltaic farm with nearly 100MWp of capacity in Colombia. The Rubiales solar facility will be built in the municipality of Puerto Gaitan in Colombia’s Meta province. Total EREN will develop, finance, build […]

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The Pipeline Reshaping Venezuela-Colombia Relations

Via Foreign Policy, an article on a new gas deal that could boost both economies, but comes with major risks for Bogotá: For almost a decade, the Antonio Ricaurte gas pipeline—a 139-mile installation that cuts across Guajira, the northernmost peninsula in South America—has sat idle, a rusting symbol of decaying relations between Colombia and Venezuela, the […]

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Colombia and Venezuela Reopen Shared Border To Some Transport

Via Al Jazeera, a report that Colombia and Venezuela are easing restrictions on their shared border for cargo transport and commercial flights: The presidents of Colombia and Venezuela have announced that commercial flights will resume between the two nations and cargo transport will be allowed across their shared border on September 26 after a years-long closure. The announcement […]

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