Colombia Business News

Colombia Business News

Brought to you by Finance Colombia and hosted by Loren Moss, the only English language podcast focused on business & investment news in Latin America's 3rd largest economy.


February 18, 2024 68 mins
Covered in this podcast of Colombia Business News Recap with Loren Moss brought to you by Finance Colombia
  • Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro’s Struggle to Name An Attorney General.
  • Petro’s improvisational governance causing wide ranging problems for Colombia. · Medellín’s Mayoral Runner Up & Quintero relative kicked out of city council.
  • Medellín Mayor “Fico’s” first emb...
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Colombia Business News Recap: November Post Election Analysis, Rising Insecurity in Colombia
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Like Colombia’s own “Hunter Biden” saga, President Gustavo Petro’s son Nicolás has been arrested after his scorned ex-wife accused him of taking over $100,000 USD from a narcotrafficker for his father’s political campaign—and then spending the cash on himself! Justice served…or political witch-hunt?

Also in this week’s Colombia Business News Recap:
  • Is Mayor Quintero to blame for this year’s lame Feria de las Flores in Medellín?
  • I...
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Colombian Air Force Crash, Petro scandal takes weird turn, Uribe acolyte charged with corruption...
It’s been a quiet week in Lake Guatavita as vacation season arrives in Colombia. Laborers receive an extra paycheck mandated by law, and June sees three national holidays during the month, plus one at the beginning of July. Congress is out of session, and many are on vacation. ·
  • Colombian Air Force training crash leaves one dead, ...
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This week at Colombia Business News Recap, host Loren Moss takes a deep dig into Colombia’s precious metals mining sector with Paul Harris, the organizer of the Andes region’s most important mining sector events, now expanding to México as well.

The two discuss recent trouble at Zijin Continental Gold’s Buriticá mine and the Petro Administration’s response (or lack thereof). Some positive developments at Collective Mining’s new proj...
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In this week’s episode:
  • Gustavo Petro calls for an end to free markets and laments the fall of the Berlin Wall – original video of his speech here. Berlin government information on the Berlin Wall and its victims here.
  • Marta Lucia Ramirez implicated in unfolding Italian bribes scandal, while her husband’s firm is involved in a legally imperiled construction project in San Andrés, Colombia. Original article where she went after a...
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The rapid growth of Barranquilla-based Tecnoglass (NYSE: TGLS) makes the company seem like a high-growth startup, but the Colombian-origin aluminum and glass manufacturer just celebrated its 40th birthday. In Colombia, the company is well known as a socially conscious national champion, but even though over 90% of its products are exported to the United States, the company still has only around 1% of total market share.
With its hur...
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In this edition:
  • Colombia rejoices as four children ages 1-13 years old found alive 39 days after plane crashes into deep jungle.
  • President Gustavo Petro’s own Nannygate scandal involving his chief of staff turns deadly as a key witness, a police lieutenant colonel is found dead of an apparent suicide, and violent protests by Petro’s supporters leave another officer responding to riots in a coma.
  • Chilean airline JetSmart is movin...
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In this edition: · Hidroituango is finally generating (a little bit of) electricity, but only one bidder showed up for Daniel Quintero’s public tender to finish the project. · Peru has lodged a formal protest against Colombia’s President Petro, accusing him of meddling in their affairs. · President Petro has announced plans to purchase 16 new combat jets—after running on a platform opposing new fighters. · Colombia has established ...
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In this week's Colombia business news recap:
- Tecnoglass continues to break records
- EPM postpones the bid process to finish Hidroituango for the fifth time
- Mayor McMeat and the cattle ranchers
- Emerging new restaurants among Latin America's best
- Tax Reform has passed (That means big tax hikes!)

Events to attend:
CGS Medellín 2022 – November 8-9

Miami Rum Renaissance - November 12-13 https://www.rumrenaissan...
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In this week’s Podcast:
Neighboring Brazil’s presidential election
A week of protests throughout Colombia
The falling Colombian Peso
Daily revolving chairmanship at Ecopetrol
Petro’s land redistribution deal with the ranchers
Daniel Quintero’s crisis at EPM and Hidroituango
Some can’t miss events during November!
See the full article here:
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Formerly known as the Colombia Gold Summit, CGS Medellín is back bigger and better for 2022. - - The symposium and trade show hosts precious metals mining executives, operators and investors active in Colombia and the greater Andean region involved in gold, silver and copper extraction. Organized by Paul Harris, also the publisher of CGS Research, CGS Medellín along with its newer sibling, CGS Quito have be...
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In this week's news recap, monkeypox is confirmed in Colombia, the Truth commission issues its final report, President-Elect Petro appoints a foreign minister from the conservative party, a gruesome prison fire leaves at least 52 dead, and the San Andres archipelago mostly escapes Tropical Storm bonnie.
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For the first time in modern history, Colombia will have a far left president. Former revolutionary guerilla Gustavo Petro won today's election against real estate developer Rodolfo Hernandez.
Petro says he wants to completely remake Colombia's economy. What does this mean for the economic sector? For international relations? For Colombia's poor? For Colombia's rich? Will Petro be remembered as a José Mujica or a Hugo Chavez? Is he ...
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Some good news coming from the industrial, travel, and high-tech sectors, plus on the eve of Colombia's presidential election runoff, a little bit of analysis. Are Colombians really choosing between "The Devil and the deep blue sea," as the WSJ's Mary Anastasia O'Grady said?
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