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Success sees Santander Free Trade Zone make growing plans

Colombia’s Santander Free Zone is benefiting from its excellent logistics and good supply of graduates, while its ability to attract international initiatives in life sciences and medical services also means it is outpacing the national performance.

Fears raised that Venezuela refugee crisis will destabilise Latin America

The political crisis in Venezuela is spurring its impoverished citizens to cross into neighbouring Brazil and Colombia, which is threatening to destabilise the region. Jason Mitchell reports.

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Medellín mayor looks to continue journey from violence to investment

The Colombian city of Medellín was once considered the murder capital of the world, but is now held up as a shining example of infrastructure investment and good governance. Mayor Federico Gutierrez tells Natasha Turak about the progress that has been made and the challenges that remain. 

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Are Colombia's oil wells at risk of running dry?

Falling oil prices are making Colombia’s shrinking reserves less commercially viable. The Office of the Comptroller General fears the country could lose its oil independence by 2021, and the government is increasing efforts to reactivate the investment cycle in the sector through new incentives and regulation. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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Colombian president awaits peace dividend

As Colombia finally reaches a long-awaited peace deal, the benefits in the shape of US aid and UN support are already being felt, and president Juan Manuel Santos is confident that investment will follow, as he tells Courtney Fingar.

Colombia in dispute with Spain’s Electricaribe

Now that Colombia is becoming more stable, investors are keen to get a slice of the new market. But Spain’s Gas Natural Fenosa appears to have bitten off more than it can chew with its Electricaribe venture, which has come to grief after overextending itself. Michael Deibert reports.

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Medellín's renaissance: how tech investment is transforming Colombia's second city

Medellín, Colombia's second city, is consolidating its role as a business hub at the heart of the country by increasing its focus on start-ups and new technologies. Its government is now drafting a new 'smart specialisation' strategy to streamline the development of industrial clusters with high innovative potential and thus turn the page on its infamous past once for all. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

High hopes for a digital boost to Asia

Asia’s growing digital economy could be a global answer to falling trade figures, business leaders told a roundtable in London.

Colombian FDI cast into doubt

Financial uncertainty persists as public reject peace deal that could have ended 52 years of guerilla war.

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Bogotá eyes Latin America tech hub status

Bogotá is one of Latin America's largest cities, but it is beset by housing and transport problems. While it is looking to resolve these issues, it is also focusing on becoming a Latam innovation and technology hub by 2025, as Jason Mitchell discovers.

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