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Bragantino Cheerleader Named Queen

By on May 11, 2011

Bragantino Cheerleader Named Queen

To the joy of soccer fans everywhere, Latin American soccer teams have cheerleaders, or porristas as they're termed in Spanish.  At the recent Campeonato Paulista, fans were also treated to a beauty contest, with each club sending one representative. This year's Queen of the Campeonato was Caroline Sautchuk of Athletico Bragantino.  While another contestant is shown more...

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Melanie in Medellin’s La 70, Again

By on May 6, 2011

Melanie in Medellin’s La 70, Again

Your trusty correspondent returned to Medellin's La 70 neighborhood several nights ago in pursuit of a story and who should he come across but Melanie who appeared several weeks ago on ColombiaBeat.   I told her I was searching for a club in the area that might appeal to foreigners and she, being a native, offered to show me around.  Though I am fairly well acquainted more...

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Santo Domingo Nightlife

By on May 3, 2011

Santo Domingo Nightlife

The barrio of Santo Domingo has a lot going for it.  Nestled in the hills surrounding Medellin, it commands a fantastic view of the central city.  It is easily accessible from Medellin's metro:  take the train to Acevedo station and then transfer to a cable car to Santo Domingo station.  The vistas from the cable car are spectacular as well.  Unfortunately, Santo more...

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La 70 Part Deux

By on April 29, 2011

La 70 Part Deux

While visiting La 70 the other day, your trusty correspondent stumbled upon a bachelorette party.  None of the girls had a camera or camera phone so I, ever the gentleman, volunteered my photographic services. This is Tatiana, a 22 year old housewife who lives in the Manrique neighborhood of Medellin and is the cousin of the bride-to-be.  (Manrique probably falls in more...

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Medellin’s La 70 Nightlife

By on April 19, 2011

Medellin’s La 70 Nightlife

La 70 is one of Medellin's most popular areas for nightlife, and for good reason.  Wall to wall bars and dance clubs line Carrera 70 (whence the neighborhood gains its name) for several blocks near Circular 2, blasting merengue, vallenato, salsa, and the occasional English language song.  Drinks are relatively inexpensive at about $1.50 a beer, $14 a media for guaro.  more...

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Tongue-Pierced Luisa Revisited

By on April 13, 2011

Tongue-Pierced Luisa Revisited

Luisa of tongue-piercing fame has become so popular since the first piece mentioning her that I, NickAtNight, took it upon myself to track her down for some new photos.  After several nights of bar hopping, false leads and countless cuarticos of guaro, I managed to locate the elusive Luisa.  I hope you, kind reader, appreciate the lengths I go to for your reading more...

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Prado Centro Nightlife

By on April 11, 2011

Prado Centro Nightlife

Medellin is an incredibly friendly city.  In the US, if you go out for an evening with some friends you will almost invariably spend your evening with your friends and with only them.  You will seldom meet new people.  In contrast, in Medellin you will definitely meet people.  I cannot count the number of times I have been talking with an acquaintance or two and had a more...

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Laura At Club Blue In El Poblado

By on April 1, 2011

Laura At Club Blue In El Poblado

Just like in college, weekends in Colombia tend to start on Thursday.  For example, this Thursday night we met accounting student Laura at Club Blue in the trendy El Poblado neighborhood of Medellin.  We're sure Laura was a scintillating conversationalist, but the music at Blue tends to drown out any attempts at conversation.  Nevertheless, Laura was amenable to our more...

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More Than Drug Busts In Bello

By on March 29, 2011

More Than Drug Busts In Bello

We recently reported on the discovery of a hidden cache of 250 kilos of liquid cocaine in the Medellin suburb of Bello.  A friend who lives in the Copacabana neighborhood of Bello took offense and accused us of unfairly maligning his adopted home!  So to appease him and brighten the pages of ColombiaBeat.com, we've added a picture of the belle of Bello, our friend's more...

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Q’Hubo, Colombia’s Daily News

By on March 23, 2011

Q’Hubo, Colombia’s Daily News

There was a time in my life where, each day when I arrived at work, there would be a New York Times and a Wall Street Journal waiting for me at my desk.  On the train home, however, I would pick up a more relaxing periodical, say The Daily News.  For those not from the North East, The Daily News had more local stories, more car accidents, more robberies, more gratuitous more...

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