Colsubisidio: A company that works for the well-being of Bogota citizens | Sponsored Content

In 1957, the Colsubsidio Compensation Fund was founded in the country, an entity created to improve the quality of life of Colombians, through an extensive portfolio of services and benefits, designed to meet the needs of workers and their families. .

Colsubsidio from its first day has been fully committed to the purpose of accompanying its members in the different stages of life, providing them with differential care and quality services that contribute to closing social gaps. And this company is aware that the best way to contribute is by working to positively transform the conditions of those who need it most.

An example of this is its most recent initiative, it is Bienestar Local Colsubsidio (BLOC), a place for everyone, in which companies can offer their collaborators enriching experiences that provide them with physical, social, emotional and intellectual where the inhabitants of the towns of Bogotá will have the opportunity to enjoy quality services and activities close to their homes.

Bloc was designed to be able to adapt it to the needs of the environment, and in that sense, it works through avant-garde spaces, in constant change, installed near the workplace or home of Bogota workers and their families. In addition to this, there are areas where they can carry out their work with high speed internet connection; make cultural, sports and recreational plans through a modern 5-a-side soccer field (does not apply to the July 20 venue); conditioning room and group classes to train under the guidance of instructors specialized in various disciplines and fitness modalities; musical rehearsal; children’s area; and courses for all ages.

It should be noted that, if you are an affiliate, you can access through a membership to enjoy the services of Bloc for a month and with a prior reservation, or purchase a day pass to be a member.

In this way, Colsubsidio shows that there are no barriers or obstacles to contribute to the well-being of the community, and that it is possible to reduce social gaps. Remember that Bloc will open its doors in November in accordance with the guidelines of the National Government in the Ricaurte neighborhood on Carrera 27 # 11 -54 and on July 20 on Calle 25B sur N ° 5–87.


Call center companies will open 16,000 job offers in Bogotá

Next Wednesday, September 30, the event that seeks to recover part of the jobs that were lost in the city due to the tail of the economic crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic. This space, according to the company, will serve for the multinational call center participating companies to present your available vacancies and solve the applicants’ questions.

“We will focus our efforts on women and young people because the figures have shown that they have been the most affected by Unemployment during this confinement ”, indicated Carolina Durán, Secretary of Economic Development of Bogota, who added that the objective of the event is to recover part of the million jobs that were lost in the city due to the pandemic.

How to access the job offers of the ‘call centers’?

The interested to participate in the job round you can register by clicking here. In this space, You will find details of the event’s agenda and information related to the participating companies. According to Invest in Bogotá, on your website There will also be a permanent space with vacancies so that citizens have direct access to job announcements.

“Through these types of initiatives we want to connect the supply and demand for bilingual personnel in the city, at a time when the generation of new jobs is essential to overcome the current situation,” emphasized Juan Gabriel Pérez, executive director from the agency.

Requirements to apply to the job offers of the ‘call center’

Participating companies will present more than 16,000 vacancies available in the capital of the country to which People who have command of the English and Portuguese languages ​​may apply, mainly. According to Invest in Bogotá, there could also be vacancies for people with a command of the French and German languages.

“During the day, academic sessions will be held with recruitment and selection firms, which will give key attendees to make their resume attractive or to have successful job interviews,” the firm added in a statement.

The ‘call center’ companies that will offer employment

The list of firms present at the event, that will take place on October 30, includes names like:

  1. Teleperformance.
  2. Banmédica.
  3. One Link.
  4. Concentrix.
  5. Sutherland.
  6. I agree.
  7. Sitel.
  8. 24-7 Intouch.
  9. Attentive.
  10. ScotiaGBS.
  11. Apex America.


Job offers Bogotá: Company that will make Bogotá metro has these job offers | Job – Sectors – Economy

The concession company Metro Línea 1 SAS is preparing to start works in the capital. This company is in charge of designing, building, operating and maintaining the first line of the Bogotá Metro and It will begin with the construction of the Bosa workshop patio and the depressed one on Calle 72.

To carry out this megaproject, jobs have been opened that are available for engineers of different specialties, operators and administrative personnel.

(Looking for a job? You may be interested in: Amazon will offer 2,000 new vacancies for Colombia).

In general, the majority of workers will be nationals, although it is expected that foreign professionals will also arrive in the three construction phases, mainly from China, but also from Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Brazil and the United States.

Distribution of total and foreign workers in the three stipulated construction phases.


Courtesy: Metro de Bogotá

Each process will require different profiles, so it is important that you be aware of the official website of the concessionaire, the recruitment platforms of the universities and the offers that the company publishes on the LinkedIn network.

(We recommend reading: So you can apply to thousands of job offers to work at home):

Likewise, depending on the stage, some of the required specialties will change.

We start with geology and civil engineering, then come construction processes and electrical and mechanical assemblies, while towards the end, experts in control networks, communications and general electronics predominate.l “, the company told EL TIEMPO.

Available places and how to apply

At this time, there are 19 open hiring processes, among which are places for:

– Geologist engineer.
– Civil engineer.
– Accounting staff.
– Commercial staff.

In any case, as EL TIEMPO learned, the number of vacancies will increase in the following months and it is expected that, in total, the search processes for local talent that will open, between the remainder of the year and 2021, will be 80.

(Keep reading: These are the steps to apply to the Dian job call).

You can check the available places on the ‘Talent Construction’ website that Metro Line 1 SAS has arranged here.

Those interested should also send their resume to the email In addition, you can find more information at this section of the website of the company.



National strike September 21: in photos, this was the day – Bogotá

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According to the Security Secretariat of the capital, there were more than 2,000 people marching in the streets. The fact that agglomerations were registered on the public highway led to criticism of the mayor of Bogotá Claudia López, who, among other comments, received complaints from some officials of the National Government.

They pointed out that, according to current measures, there is still a ban on gatherings of more than 50 people. The presidential advisor for Economic Affairs, Víctor Manuel Muñoz, was one of those who protested him publicly. Muñoz argued that, while authorizing these mobilizations, at the same time the Mayor’s Office maintained “restrictions on churches, commerce and restaurants, and maintains a peak and ID.


they prohibit crowds of more than 50 people

In accordance with the restrictions imposed by the Ministry of Health, this Monday, September 21 no crowd of more than 50 people will be allowed during the marches, Atehortúa assured at a press conference.

“The community must remember that, based on resolution 1462, confirmed by decree 1168 of August 25, there cannot be large crowds in different cities,” the general pointed out.

The director of the National Police, further, noted that about 16,000 soldiers will be enlisted for this day of demonstrations and that there will be special vigilance in the different means of mass transport.

After meeting with all the generals of the country, Atehortúa also affirmed that no officer may use firearms in the middle of the marches. However, he stressed that they can use the endowment to preserve the safety of the attendees.

The general, finally, stressed that he asked all the control bodies to monitor the uniformed, so that acts similar to those registered during the riots in Bogota on September 9.

For this Monday, September 21, several mobilizations are scheduled in the main cities of Colombia against the Government of Ivan Duque and police brutality.


They open a process to give the Metropolitan stadium a commercial name

The Barranquilla mayor’s office opened an application process to participate in the auction that will give the stadium a commercial name Metropolitan Roberto Meléndez, as is the style in many parts of the world with sports venues. For example, the BBVA Bancomer stadium (Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico), Mercedes Benz Stadium (Atlanta, USA) and Allianz Arena (Munich, Germany), Hard Rock Stadium (Miami, USA), Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid) or Movistar Arena (Bogotá), among others.

The idea of ​​getting a sponsor for the ‘Metro’ was announced by the mayor of Barranquilla, Jaime Pumarejo Heins, in a visit to EL HERALDO on March 4, 2020, but it will begin to become a reality this Thursday, from 9 am, in a hearing to socialize the details of the application process. Interested companies must register at the following link:

“The trade name rights It is a model under which a brand / company associates or puts its name to an event or place for a specified time in exchange for the payment of those rights. Under the protection of the advertising technique, the guardian of the sports venue allows a company to be associated with it by including its brand in the name of the venue ”, explained the mayor’s office through a statement.

“This public search marks the beginning of a major modernization project for the stadium, supported, now, with resources from a private investor”Added the official announcement.

The commercial naming rights of the Colombian soccer temple may have a national or international sponsor. The brands preselected in the application phase will be able to bid in the auction.

The District Secretary for Recreation and Sports appointed Puerta de Oro, Caribbean Development Company, to take charge of the process.

“The stadium, in this case, gains the possibility of obtaining additional income that allows its reinvestment, development and modernization, as well as expanding its recognition from the hand of a brand. The investing company, for its part, gains exposure in a place with wide media coverage, ”the statement said.

Interested companies and legal entities will find the application process here and They will have until Tuesday, September 29 at 10:00 am. to subscribe with the respective requirements.


In Cartagena they seize 50 thousand false medicines against COVID-19

Three containers from Asia, which contained counterfeit products to detect and combat COVID-19 and which belonged to a recognized brand worldwide, were seized by the Tax and Customs Police in Cartagena.

The operation was carried out Within the framework of the operationalization of the International Alert System, and thanks to information provided by the Police Community of America (AMERIPOL), the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), HSI and CBP.

In the containers there were 50 thousand medicines, which, according to the investigations carried out, were going to Venezuela.

According to the investigations carried out by international agencies and the Colombian authorities, they realize that in order to avoid the suspicion of the customs agencies of our country, the merchandise would have made a stopover in Cartagena to be distributed in smaller cargo units that would enter the neighboring country of Venezuela for its illegal commercialization.

“This activity constitutes a process of materialization of an investigation carried out against a criminal structure dedicated to money laundering through foreign trade activities, with criminal interference in the cities of Cartagena, Barranquilla, Medellín and Bogotá ”, stated the POLFA.

It was also indicated that the Police and some Customs services of Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, OIJ of Costa Rica and the National Police of Colombia will begin this week, the so-called “Operation ESLABÓN”, coordinated through DIAN-POLFA and AMERIPOL in the fight against smuggling and counterfeiting of products related to COVID-19.

During the course of 2020 and the period of the pandemic in Cartagena, 556 actions have been carried out to control and apprehend 4.7 million goods valued at 220 billion pesos, among which are: medicines, cigarettes, liquors, toys, footwear, electrical appliances, among others.


Javier Ordóñez, history of the murder | Bogota – Bogota

“Javier Ordóñez was murdered.” This has been stated by his family, witnesses and even the mayor of Bogotá, Claudia López.

This would also be demonstrated by some videos and photographs that are part of the body of evidence, and that would show brutal attacks in the CAI Villa Luz (Engativá), from where Javier Ordóñez left dying for the Santa María del Lago Clinic in the early morning of September 9.

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Although it will be the competent authorities that determine the responsibility of the police officers who would be involved in this event, the video of the aggression suffered by the victim on public roads, the constant shocks with the taser, the man’s plea to release him and the The belligerent attitude of the patrolmen Juan Camilo Lloreda and Damián Rodríguez unleashed a wave of indignation that turned into excesses and clashes that left 10 fatalities in Bogotá, according to figures from the District.

Ordóñez lacked an exam to become a lawyer. He studied aeronautics, but he worked as a taxi driver, and had two children, 11 and 15 years old. He lived in the Santa Cecilia residential complex in Engativá. His mother is based in Barcelona and one of his brothers, in Buenos Aires. The Foreign Ministry arranged humanitarian flights for her return.

“Javier was very sociable. He was surrounded by people all the time, he was the entrance, the center of the meetings. He made everyone laugh. I want to highlight Javier’s heart of gold ”, remembers Eliana Garzón, her ex-sister-in-law in conversation with EL TIEMPO.

The timeline

In the early morning of September 9, Javier Ordóñez was in his apartment drinking with friends. Together they went down to buy more liquor.

When they were on public roads the problems started. “The police passed, they arrested us, they asked us for our papers. One of them told Javier: ‘I’m not saved from this’. My friend replied, ‘Well, give me the comparison’ ”, recounts Juan David Uribe, his friend, and adds: “the police take it on him, they give him like 5 or 6 electric shocks. The last one is left too long ”.

So The recording that went around the country begins. “Please, please” were Javier’s words, reduced to the ground, still receiving the shocks.
Although Colonel Alexander Amaya said that morning that the police came to attend a fight, the victims’ lawyer, Vadith Gómez, says there was no such.
A version given by the patrol car Lloreda to Police investigators and revealed by the Investigative Unit of EL TIEMPO affirms that in that encounter in front of the group, Ordóñez reprimanded them with rudeness and attacked them. The witnesses say something else: one of them has already received threats, according to Gómez told EL TIEMPO.

What happened at CAI?

After that, Ordóñez was led by the agents. They told the family that they would take him to the URI of La Granja to prosecute him, but that did not happen. “They didn’t treat him like a human being, they lied to us. The Police told us that they were going to the URI of La Granja, but they went to the CAI of Villa Luz ”, denounced Hernando Bermúdez, his cousin, who was there that morning.

“Javier left walking, they threw him in the patrol and received the first blow to the head, they took him to the CAI and the next news was that he had died,” he said.
This statement is in addition to the one that the lawyer released in an interview with Citytv and, later, with the Investigative Unit. He indicated that he has in his possession photographs that reveal the blows that the victim received. “In the CAI torture continues, he was brutally beaten,” he said, adding that there is “a ‘macabre’ blow to the right front.”
Another big question is where and how did he die.

“At 1:00 am, Mr. Javier Humberto Ordóñez says he feels bad, for this reason a police vehicle is requested to transfer him to the Clinic (…) We admit him from the emergency room, where he is treated immediately at that time. And about 15 minutes later the doctor who is treating him comes out and informs us that the man had died, ”Lloreda explained.

Versions from friends indicate that they saw Javier ‘fainted’ at the CAI. And the lawyer Gómez maintains that “the victim does not die during the hospital (…) he has indications on his body that would show that many minutes before he had already died.” That would be revealed in the official Legal Medicine opinion that, as of press time, was still unknown. But, with material collected by a private investigator, the lawyer says that there is “aggravated homicide and torture.”

Engativá Police


Another of the battles that the taxi driver’s family is facing is that information has circulated through social networks that suggests that this man was problematic. These comments have been rejected by his family and friends. “Don’t want to dull a person’s memory by saying bad things. Saying that he was a ‘gem’, that he was a drunk, that he attacked the police, that never happened ”, asked his ex-sister-in-law. The victim has no record of any kind with the Attorney General’s Office.

For now, the family of this man, who became a symbol of the rejection of the abusive actions of the police, accepted the forgiveness offered by General Gustavo Moreno, director (e) of the National Police, who asked “I’m sorry to Javier Ordóñez’s family and friends, I’m sorry to all citizens, to all Colombians, because we know that these situations seriously damage their confidence in the Police ”.

For now, some decisions against those involved have already been known. It would not only be Rodríguez and Lloreda – who have already been withdrawn from the Police – but also five uniformed men who were in the CAI who were suspended while the investigations progress.

While what happened is clarified and responsibilities are individualized, part of the Bogota citizenry, mainly young people, have taken to the streets every night since September 9 to reject police abuse.

Due to these facts, the mayor of Bogotá, Claudia López, today called an act of reconciliation, forgiveness and amendment.



Gustavo Gutiérrez: 80 years for a ‘long road’ of bohemia

From his residence, located in the Novalito neighborhood of Valledupar, the vallenato singer-songwriter Gustavo Gutiérrez Cabello, who celebrates 80 years of life, continues “staring at the sky, and among the mountains makes his thoughts fly”, just as he did long ago to create true jewels of our folklore as Camino Largo, immortalized by the voice of Diomedes Díaz and the accordion of his great friend Colacho Mendoza, on the album Para mi fanaticada (1980).

The letters of the ‘Romancero del Vallenato‘, due to their lyrical richness, are among the favorites of artists such as Hermanos Zuleta, Diomedes Díaz, Jorge Oñate, Binomio de Oro, and transcended to other genres from the hand of Pacho Galán and Billo’s Caracas Boys who recorded The Thorn for him.

In dialogue with EL HERALDO, Gutiérrez Cabello expressed having mixed feelings for reaching this stage. “I feel great nostalgia for my great friends who leftLike Colacho Mendoza, Rafael Escalona, ​​El Trío Malanga, which was the one with whom I participated in the parrandas; but hey, I’m happy because I reached 80, I feel that I have lived them well, in fact 20 years ago I quit drinking to have a better lifestyle”.

Many have classified him as a poet or philosopher of music; he, plain and simple, considers himself a “romantic and dreamer.”

Just as he expressed it in the theme Landscape of the Sun, recorded by Jorge Oñate and Juancho Rois. “All my life I have been a dreamer, a sensitive, simple person, I live a lot remembering when I made my songs along all these long roads that Valledupar has for Patillal and Atánquez. My life has been full of bohemia, all my songs came from my soul, I always liked poetry and I have a sensitivity for verses, I partied a lot with Jaime Molina who was the ‘Poeta de Valledupar’, So my songs bear that stamp, that indelible mark of romanticism“, Held.

Regarding the song that most moves him to listen, he does not hesitate to say that it is Confidencias, his first composition. He also delights with The thorn, Long way, Without measuring distances and My child grew up, dedicated to his son Gustavo José when he turned 10 years old. “I had four childrenOne of them died seven years ago (Jaime Daniel), two work in Bogotá, Gustavo José and Evaristo Raúl, and Kike who lives with me, I adore them all ”.


Javier Ordóñez has 9 skull fractures: Legal Medicine

He Secretary of Security of Bogotá, Hugo Acero, revealed this Friday that lawyer Javier Ordóñez, victim of the case of police brutality that has shocked the country and the world, died as a result of the blows that were inflicted on him, apparently, the policemen who took him to CAI last Tuesday night.

“There is a report from Legal Medicine that talks about a possible blunt weapon in the death of Javier Ordóñez. (…) From the point of view of forensic medicine, there are different causes of death. A blunt weapon can be a closed fist, ”the official told the public radio station Radio Nacional.

In the preliminary opinion of the forensic entity Specifically, nine fractures are evidenced in the victim’s skull, as well as other serious injuries apparently caused by blows to different parts of his body.

Likewise, it was known that There are videos in the possession of the authorities in which the severe beating of Ordóñez could be evidenced in the CAI to which he was taken in the town of Engativá.

Old quarrels

It was also aired that the researchers have found alleged old quarrels between the uniformed men and the victim, which could well become the motives for crime.

The death of Ordóñez, which has unleashed a day of protests that left 13 people killed by firearms in three days in Bogotá and Soacha, occurred at dawn last Wednesday, after being taken by several policemen to a CAI in Engativá.

Prior to his arrest, a video in which two agents discharge electric shocks from a ‘taser’ gun on repeated occasions against Ordóñez, whom they allegedly sued for consuming liquor on public roads.

“They massacred him.” Vadith Gómez, defender of the Ordóñez family, told the press that the policemen “massacred him inside the CAI”, So those responsible should be charged, he said, the crimes of aggravated homicide, torture and abuse of authority.

The lawyer also advocated because the case remains in the ordinary justice and do not go to the military criminal justice system, since, he warns, the excessive use of force cannot be considered an act of service.


Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo, He asked for forgiveness on behalf of the Police and announced that in the middle of the investigations another five uniformed men were suspended, who join the two who had been temporarily removed from their positions last Wednesday.

This case, Trujillo said, “it hurts and outrages us, and generates solidarity ”.

For this reason, he stated: “The Police apologizes for any violation of the law or ignorance of the regulations incurred by any of the members of the institution.”

He reported in this regard that “A hearing has been summoned for abuse of authority and murder” and that “the police have been suspended so that the investigation is not obstructed.”

Likewise, it pointed out that the investigations are progressing with respect to “other police officers who may have been responsible for the death of Javier Ordóñez by act or omission.

So it finally resolves, “suspend five more police officers to subject them to the investigation process”.

In turn, the director in charge of the Police, General Gustavo Moreno, also asked for forgiveness: “On behalf of all the police officers in Colombia I want to ask the family of Mr. Javier Humberto Ordóñez Bermúdez for forgiveness. (…) Sorry to your family, sorry to your friends, sorry to all citizens, sorry to all Colombians, because we know that this type of situation seriously damages that faith that citizens should have in their Police ”.

They ask for the removal of Trujillo

Fourteen human rights organizations filed a disciplinary complaint with the Attorney General’s Office against the Minister of Defense, in which they request the dismissal of the senior official and the police officers of Bogotá and Soacha. This before the 13 people killed by firearms that left the protests of recent days as a balance. “In addition to the dismissal and disqualification after a process in the Office of the Attorney General, the immediate suspension must be given to prevent the events of September 9 from happening again. (…) The patterns under which the Police acted in Bogotá are striking, which suggests that acted under specific orders or influenced by doctrine and training processes”The statement read.

Training in Human Rights

After a meeting between the Defense Minister and the Ombudsman, Carlos Camargo, the Ministerial Chief announced how the process of transformation and modernization of the institution will be carried out.

One of the fundamental axes of this meeting was training the police force on Human Rights. “We will have the support of the UN and the Ombudsman’s Office on the issue of protection of Human Rights. We will reference the best international practices and improve the internal process, For this, the Ombudsman will accompany us and a review of the protocols will be made”Trujillo detailed.

In this sense, the defender stated: “The Ombudsman will accompany the review and evaluation of procedures of police operations in the light of international rights and protocols. It will also accompany the human rights training process for Police units ”.