Here are some interesting Colombia stories that got our attention over this past month.
Colombia is making some inroads in alternative energy.
Colombia has just inaugurated its first geothermal power generation facility, as part of a broader plan to expand geothermal, wind, and solar resources across the country. Here’s the story.
Now YOU can own the former mansion of a guerrilla!
This BBC story, “The website helping to sell homes with a bloody past,” describes Colombia’s effort to sell homes, apartments, farms and lots of land which have either been seized by the government or handed over by armed groups that have demobilized over the past years. The proceeds will go towards paying reparations to more than seven million victims from the armed conflict of past decades.
COVID-19 news: Colombia receives South America’s first COVAX shipment
The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), a division of WHO, announced on March 1 that Colombia would be the first South American country to take delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations through the WHO’s COVAX mechanism. In the meantime, we’ve received other COVAX shipments and the country is beginning to make slow progress on vaccination. Although they’ve opened it up to our age group, we’re still waiting to find out when we’ll be able to get our jabs. Hoping soon!
The ongoing saga of Colombia’s hippo problem
Colombia is continuing to grapple with its large and growing population of hippos, all descended from the original pair brought over by that infamous drug lord (whose name we don’t use here). Here’s the latest.
Last but not least: Another Latitude Adjustment interview published!
Over the past couple of years, we’ve have been honored to have our little blog highlighted by several other bloggers and travel writers. Here’s the latest, hot off the press from WorldMoments — a blog focused on Spanish learning and travel in Colombia and Peru. ¡Gracias, Roberta!