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Heroic Officer Saves a Life on the Metro

image-187On the 13th of April an agile Metro police officer saved a 40 year old man from definite demise.  One can observe in the video that the 40 year old man attempts to jump in front of the train as it is  about to pass by.  With cat-like reflexes the ...

Medellin Solar Powered Car in Australia

image-175A group of almost 40 graduates from the University of EAFIT in Medellin will compete in the World Solar Challenge in Australia this October. The group has equipped this Medellin Solar Powered Car with 1,600 solar panels. The goal is to achieve 100 km per hour using the same amount of ...

Medellin Will Host the World Urban Forum in 2014

image-164 Medellin's Mayor Anibal Gaviria Correa Medellin Will Host the World Urban Forum in 2014 It was announced in September of last year, 2012, by Dr. Joan Clos the United Nations Under-Secretary General and the Executive Director of UN-Habitat that Medellin will be hosting the 2014 World Urban Forum. Dr. Clos said that ...

Eslabón Prendido – The Best Live Salsa in Medellin

image-116Eslabón Prendido - The Best Live Salsa in Medellin El Eslabón Prendido is exactly what you envision a Colombian salsa bar to be like.  It's small, it's cramped, it's muggy, it's loud, it's dark, and most important of all the music is completely amazing.  Eslabón Prendido is a local treasure, and a ...

Salsa Legend Rubén Blades to Give Free Concert in Medellin

image-106Salsa Legend Rubén Blades to Give Free Concert in Medellin - One of salsa's biggest stars, the legendary Ruben Blades, will be performing in Medellin in May.  The free concert is part of  Medellin's theme of no violence for the month of May.  The month of may has been dubbed 'Mayo por ...

Medellin MegaPark

image-92Medellin MegaPark - Medellin is set to take on another enormous project. The city will be turning the Medellin river banks into a giant park that spans more than 1,047 acres, from Sabanetta in the south to Bello in the north. 'Without at doubt this will be one of the ...

Downtown Medellin – UniverCITY

image-47 Downtown, La Playa, Medellin Downtown UniverCITY: The latest task for the Urban Development Company (EDU) is to make Downtown into a giant university campus. Margarita Angel, manager at EDU, explains that “the idea is to be able to generate a university campus, like other cities in the world, with the ...

The Most Innovative City of the Year!

image-1Medellin is the most innovative city in the world in 2012 City of The Year: In a competition sponsored by the Wall Street Journal and Citigroup Medellin has won the title of most innovative city in the world. Medellin was named the most innovative city in the world on March 1st, ...