Prison Violence Surges in Colombia as New Director Shot Dead in Bogota

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – The director of one of Colombia’s largest prisons, Elmer Fernandez, was tragically killed in Bogota amidst a backdrop of escalating violence in the country’s prison system. Fernandez’s murder on Thursday came after the Colombian government declared a state of emergency in February to address a surge in prison-related violence, including riots, homicides, … Read more

Dating Apps Warning: US Citizen Deaths in Colombia Linked to Risks of Robbery, Overdose and Homicide

BOGOTA, Colombia – A recent string of suspicious deaths of American citizens in Colombia has prompted the US mission in Bogota to issue a warning about the potential risks of dating in the South American country. The deaths, which occurred between November and December, involved circumstances indicative of involuntary drugging overdose or suspected homicides. One … Read more

Mysterious Deaths in Colombia Linked to Dating Apps, Leaving Families Searching for Answers

Medellin, Colombia – The recent string of mysterious deaths involving American men in Colombia has been linked to dating apps, leaving relatives of the victims searching for answers. Among those killed was Tou Ger Xiong, a Hmong-American community activist and comedian from Minnesota who tragically fell victim to the dangers associated with online dating and … Read more

**Colombia Travel Advisory** : State Department Warns of Risks Using Dating Apps in Crime-Stricken Colombia

Medellin, Colombia – The U.S. State Department has issued a warning urging Americans traveling to Colombia to refrain from using dating apps while in the country, citing concerns of criminal activities targeting users of these apps. The advisory comes in the wake of several suspicious deaths and rising incidents of robbery and violence associated with … Read more

Warning Travelers to Colombia: Avoid Online Dating Apps to Prevent Suspicious Deaths, U.S. State Department Urges

The U.S. State Department has issued a travel advisory for Americans visiting Colombia, warning them to exercise caution when using online dating apps in the country due to several “suspicious deaths” involving U.S. citizens. Throughout the final months of 2023, eight U.S. citizens were reportedly killed by involuntary drug overdoses or suspected homicides in the … Read more

Americans Warned: Avoid Dating Apps When Traveling to Colombia Amid Rise in Suspicious Deaths

MEDDELLIN, Colombia – The State Department has issued a warning to American travelers advising them not to use dating apps while traveling to Colombia after multiple “suspicious deaths” of U.S. citizens in the South American country. Colombia has been labeled a country that Americans should “reconsider travel” to because of crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping … Read more

Colombia Travel Advisory: U.S. Citizen Tou Ger Xiong Killed Amid Dating App Risks

SAINT PAUL, Minnesota – The State Department has issued a warning to American travelers, advising them against using dating apps while traveling to Colombia. This warning comes after several “suspicious deaths” of U.S. citizens in the South American country. For several months now, Colombia has been labeled a country that Americans should “reconsider travel” to … Read more

Dating App Dangers: Minnesota Artist and Activist Killed in Colombia

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. State Department is warning American travelers about the risks of using dating apps while visiting Colombia, following a series of “suspicious deaths” of U.S. citizens in the South American country. Colombia has been designated as a country where Americans should “reconsider travel” due to concerns about crime, terrorism, civil … Read more

Public Health Measures in Colombia Reduce Homicide Rate Through Social Innovation

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – In the city of Palmira, a new program has made significant strides in reducing the murder rate by 29 percent, marking the lowest rate in 17 years. This innovative approach has proven to be more effective than traditional security measures, with the city’s commitment to social innovation at the forefront of this … Read more