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by Medellin's culture, business and geography. *2010: **2010 South American Games opening show in Medellín, Colombia **''The House of Dancing Water'' at City of Dreams (City of Dreams (casino)), Macau Valeria Ochoa Miramar, Florida - relstyle Cardinal (Cardinal (Catholicism)) See Frascati (suburbicarian see), Medellín (emeritus) deathstyle not applicable Early life Born

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centers, not excluding all time favorites like local cuisine restaurants, exhibition centers and country clubs specialized in fishing, tennis, golf, cart racing and other sports. Many traditional plantations still exist in the surrounding area and many offer bed and breakfast accommodation and "ecotourism" packages. The city has a modern international airport El Edén International Airport with daily links to Bogotá, Cartagena de Indias, Medellín and Fort

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viejo Pueblo. Cr 49 # 53-30. Phone +574 513 7563 Shopping Malls *

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. They also have a weekly radio show talking about the events in the city. Sports thumb New sport venue in Ciudad del Rio neighborhood (File:Skateboard track.JPG) Medellín is one of a few cities in the world to have all sport venues located at the same place. At '''Unidad Deportiva Atanasio Girardot''' you will find football, track & field, swimming, diving, baseball, volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis


), and the Metropolitan Theatre (1987). In 2000 the traditional Museum of Antioquia had a second official opening featuring many works of Fernando Botero. For more information see ''Cultura en Medellín'' in Wikipedia in Spanish :es:Cultura en Medellín. Plaza Mayor (Plaza Mayor, Medellín) is the epicenter of large events and business. The hotel infrastructure is focused primarily to executive market, offering all the necessities required for this segment, some include rooms almost all types

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: Medellín en Escena ''' *The city sits to classical music orchestras: '''Orquesta Filarmónica de Medellín''' and '''Orquesta de EAFIT'''. The annual opera program is held in September, organized by '''Prolírica de Antioquia'''. Go to the movies: most movies are projected in their original language with Spanish subtitles


to Colombia's numerous festivals (Festivals in Colombia), including Medellín's Festival of the Flowers, the Barranquilla Carnival (Barranquilla's Carnival), the Carnival of Blacks and Whites in Pasto and the Ibero-American Theater Festival in Bogotá. Meanwhile, because of the improved security, Caribbean cruise ships now stop at Cartagena and Santa Marta. File:Fiesta Palenque.jpg Fiesta in Palenque. Afro-Colombian tradition from San Basilio de Palenque

, a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity (Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity) since 2005. File:Feria de las Flores by Luis Perez.png Festival of the Flowers in Medellín, Antioquia (Antioquia Department). File:La pollera 2005.jpg Colombians in the Carnival of Barranquilla Telephones The country’s teledensity (the density of telephone lines in a community) is relatively high for Latin America (17 percent in 2006). However

up into multiple, smaller and often-competing trafficking organizations. Nevertheless, violence continues as these drug organizations resort to violence as part of their operations but also to protest government policies, including extradition. * Austrian honorary consulates existed in Bogotá and Barranquilla since about 1870.


Accommodations with optional open to the forest cabins are available. Day tours from Medellín are also available with optional activities to choose from such as cave trekking, white water scenic rafting, kayaking and canopy adventures to name a few. * '''Extreme sports''': Montevivo is a reservation in '''Santa Elena''', 30 minutes up the hill from Medellín. It has 5 aerial ropeslides, one is around 400 mts long, among the largest in the world. You can canopy, trek, even sleep in the park. $$-$$$. http

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was born the second of three children in Medellín, Colombia. His parents were David Botero and Flora Angulo. David Botero, a salesman who traveled by horseback, died when Fernando was four, and his mother worked as a seamstress. An uncle took a major role in his life. Although isolated from art as presented in museums and other cultural institutes, Botero was influenced by the Baroque style of the colonial churches and then the rich life of the city. "Botero's Early Life", BoteroSA DATE OF BIRTH April 19, 1932 PLACE OF BIRTH Medellín, Antioquia (Department of Antioquia) DATE OF DEATH Both of these massive demobilizations of AUC groups are an apparent improvement over the first one in 2003 in Medellín because on this occasion important leaders turned themselves in and the weapons presented were assault rifles, machine guns, grenade launchers and rockets, rather than the homemade shotguns and old, malfunctioning revolvers that were turned in the first demobilization. The AUC was supposed to have demobilized completely by 2006 but successor organizations continued to operate. Colombia From Yaviza, Panama southeast lies the virtually impenetrable Darién Gap, a WikiPedia:Medellín Dmoz:Regional South America Colombia Localities Medellín Commons:Medellín

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in Colombia Medellín was once known as the most violent city in the world, orrell, Jhon. "Colombia the Most Dangerous City – TIME." TIME Mar 21, 1988: 1–4. Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews – Web. Nov 4, 2010. Luis Flores Ballesteros. "La guerra contra las drogas y el verdadero aprendizaje del Milagro de Medellín" 54


'''Medellín''' ( ), is the second-largest city (List of cities in Colombia) in Colombia and the capital of the department of Antioquia. It is located in the Aburrá Valley, a central region of the Andes Mountains in South America. According to the National Administrative Department of Statistics (National Administrative Department of Statistics (Colombia)), the city has an estimated population of 2.44 million as of 2014. With its surrounding area that includes nine other cities, the metropolitan area of Medellín (Metropolitan Area of Medellín) is the second-largest urban agglomeration in Colombia in terms of population and economy, with more than 3.5 million people.

In 1616 the Spaniard Francisco Herrera Campuzano erected a small indigenous village ("''poblado''") known as "Saint Lawrence (Lawrence of Rome) of Aburrá" (''San Lorenzo de Aburrá''), located in the present-day El Poblado (El Poblado (Medellín)) commune. On 2 November 1675, the queen consort Mariana of Austria founded the "Town of Our Lady of Candelaria (Virgin of Candelaria) of Medellín" (''Villa de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria de Medellín'') in the Aná region, which today corresponds to the center of the city (east-central zone) and first describes the region as "Medellín". In 1826, the city was named the capital of the Department of Antioquia by the National Congress of the nascent Republic of Gran Colombia, comprised by present day Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Panama. After Colombia won its independence from Spain, Medellín became the capital of the Federal State of Antioquia until 1888, with the proclamation of the Colombian Constitution of 1886. During the 19th century, Medellín was a dynamic commercial center, first exporting gold, then producing and exporting coffee.

At the beginning of the 21st century the city regained industrial dynamism, with the construction of the Medellín Metro commuter rail, liberalized development policies, improved security and improved education. Researchers at the Overseas Development Institute have lauded the city as a pioneer of a post-Washington consensus 'local development state (Developmental state#Local Developmental State)' model of economic development. Milford Bateman, Juan Pablo Duran Ortíz and Kate Maclean 2010. A post-Washington consensus approach to local economic development in Latin America? An example from Medellín, Colombia. London: Overseas Development Institute The city is promoted internationally as a tourist destination and is considered by the GaWC as "sufficient" to be a global city.

The Medellín Metropolitan Area produces 67% of the Department of Antioquia's GDP and 11% of the economy of Colombia. Medellín is important to the region for its universities, academies, commerce, industry, science, health services, flower-growing, festivals and nightlife.

In February 2013, the Urban Land Institute chose Medellín as the most innovative city in the world due to its recent advances in politics, education and social development.

The most recent survey on the global status of the Smart Cities by Indra Sistemas catalogs Medellín as one of the best cities to live in South America, sharing the first place with Santiago de Chile, and alongside Barcelona and Lisbon in Europe.

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