News & Events

U.S. Embassy Bogota’s Carrera Verde Achieves Gold-Level Environmental Certification

On Earth Day 2015, the U.S. Embassy Bogota is proud to announce that Colombia’s first Carrera Verde has achieved Gold-Level Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport , based in Eugene, Oregon, USA.  Carrera Verde—a 10-kilometer race held in Bogota on February 22, 2015—was co-hosted by the U.S. Embassy and Fundación Natura, a Colombia-based non-governmental environmental organization.  The race ...
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Statement from Ambassador Kevin Whitaker

The U.S. Government holds all of its employees to the highest standards of conduct at home and abroad.  These standards of course apply to the members of the U.S. Mission in Colombia.  If an individual fails to adhere to this standard, the Mission conducts an investigation of the case, in cooperation with Colombian authorities when appropriate.  ...
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March 10, 2015

Colombia has experienced a 6.2 magnitude earthquake with the epicenter in Aratoca in Santander Department.  Per latest media reports there are no major injuries or damage to buildings.  The airport in Bogota is operating normally. Cell phones networks and landlines, as typical in such an event, are not working fully, but the U.S. Embassy Bogota ...
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February 17, 2015

UPDATE  The Embassy of the United States of America in Colombia and the San Jose Regional Federal Benefits Office invites the community interested in the subject of Federal Benefits to an informative presentation on processes related to benefits in Colombia from the US Social Security, Veteran Affairs and Civil Service (OPM).  These events are free ...
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January 14, 2015

The Embassy of the United States of America, through its American Citizen Services’ office, invites the community interested in the subject of Federal Benefits (retirement benefits) to an informative chat on processes related to benefits in Colombia from the US Social Security, Veteran Affairs and Civil Service (OPM). (Remember: there will be no information about ...
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