Archivo de diciembre 21st, 2012

Medellín judge halts Oslo project in El Poblado

Viernes, diciembre 21st, 2012

A Medellín judge ordered   the suspension of the Oslo Priority Interest Housing Project, which had broken ground in the El Tesoro area of El Poblado, after concluding that there were irregularities committed by builders.

The precautionary decision came in response to complaints filed by attorneys for the Balcones de Padua building, a neighbor of the project site. The judge explained that the Oslo project “is not viable or legal (…)”

Transportation Ministry gets ready for holidays on the road

Viernes, diciembre 21st, 2012

Authorities believe nearly 2,6 million vehicles will be on the nation’s roads for the Christmas weekend.

According to the Commander of the Roads Police, General Francisco Patiño, “there are four actions that lead to the most accidents: (…) passing on a curve, not respecting double yellow lines, speeding and drunk driving.”

The Transportation Ministry has an action plan for 13 critical locations where there were 508 fatalities in November but explained that road conditions aren’t enough to ensure safety and drivers need to display good conduct behind the wheel and make sure vehicles are in good working condition.

Nacional waits for answers as it plans for next year

Viernes, diciembre 21st, 2012

Yesterday, the executives at the head of Atlético Nacional were waiting for answers from one goalkeeper, one midfielder and a forward in their attempt to build a strong and competitive team that is prepared to take on the challenges of the 2013 season, when expectations will be high not just for local tournaments but also for the South American Cup.

Farid Diaz’ contract renewal was being finalized yesterday, and the decision to sign Alejandro Bernal was also announced; in the case of John Valoy, the player was given the freedom to choose his future with either Nacional, Alianza Petrolera or a club in Bogotá, but odds are he will choose to stay where he is.

San Francisco hopes to bring residents home

Viernes, diciembre 21st, 2012

The residents of the municipality of San Francisco are hoping they can make 2013 a year free of anti-personnel mines and that this allows those who were forced to leave town to return to their homes.

With this in mind, the process of humanitarian demining will be intensified in 11 villages that, according to San Francisco Mayor, Luis Emigdio Escobar, are known for “the presence of mines along the paths. If we advance in the demining process, we can give our residents the chance to return.”

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