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Cartagena Colombia

Strong Dollar Makes This Colonial Caribbean Haven A Bargain

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Founded by the Spanish in 1533, Cartagena grew quickly to become a thriving seaport. At one time it was second only to Mexico City in commercial importance in the Western Hemisphere. Today Colombia's best-known city on the Caribbean is also an appealing coastal retirement option.

Cartagena's Top 12 Experiences

Fodor's | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

Cartagena's days as a Spanish colonial port on the Caribbean Sea left it with a romantic walled town and fortifications that have World Heritage Site ...

But What's the Cost of Not Addressing Poverty?

Catalina Escobar | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Catalina Escobar

I realized after the first six to seven years of trial and error that we cannot change the broader cultural and economic problems such as social disparity, limited access to services and entrenched cultural norms that these girls face.

DOWN AND DIRTY

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel

Nope, those aren't seals. They're humans lolling about in El Totumo, Colombia's magical mud volcano. Legend has it that a priest one sprinkled holy...

Alleged Secret Service Escort Calls Agents 'Stupid Brutes'

Posted 05.08.2012 | World

Add insult to infamy: the alleged escort at the center of the Secret Service scandal in Cartagena, Colombia, gave an exclusive interview to Today on N...

White House: Staff Not Involved In Secret Service Scandal

AP | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama's lawyers have concluded that no member of his White House staff engaged in improper conduct...

Identities Of Secret Service Supervisors Involved In Scandal Revealed

Washington Post | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

One of the Secret Service supervisors who was forced out of the agency this week for his involvement in the Colombia prostitution scandal made light o...

Secret Service Tries To Quell Furor

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — One of the Secret Service supervisors ousted in the agency's ongoing prostitution scandal joked on Facebook that he was checking ou...

Alleged Secret Service Escort Speaks Out

Posted 04.18.2012 | World

UPDATE at 5:45 pm ET: CNN reports that the U.S. Secret Service is set to announce the resignation of several agents in connection with the scandal. ...

Senator: 20 Or 21 Women Involved In Secret Service Incident

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics

* Senator questions whether security could have been compromised * Secret Service agents, Marines under investigation *...

Secret Service Revokes Agents' Top Security Clearance Following Prostitution Scandal

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2012 | World

By Tabassum Zakaria and David Alexander WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service said on Monday it revoked the top sec...

Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Deepens

AP | JULIE PACE and LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 04.16.2012 | World

CARTAGENA, Colombia -- An embarrassing scandal involving prostitutes and Secret Service agents deepened Saturday as 11 agents were placed on leave, an...