Over the last decade Cartagena's Getsemaní neighborhood has transformed, stamping out crime and welcoming tourists. (Photo by Wesley Tomaselli)

Can cultural tourism clean up Colombia’s image abroad?

Once known for brothels and drugs, an old quarter of Cartagena is experiencing big changes as part of a nation-wide cultural makeover.
Sep 17, 2013
Cherries from a Coffee arabica plant, before the seeds are removed, dried and roasted. (Photo by Rodrigo via Flickr)

As Seattle’s beans get better, Colombian coffee farmers suffer

After a century as a flagship industry, Colombian coffee growers have fallen on hard times, driven by free trade agreements, the global financial crisis and changing tastes for our morning cup.
Aug 28, 2013