For BBVA, the Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias offers a wonderful opportunity to interact with customers, journalists, intellectuals and national opinion leaders.
Life and Culture
Life and Culture
Although it took Ruta BBVA more than 27 years to visit Colombia for the first time, the expedition has travelled across Colombia twice in less than four years: First from Cali to Cartagena and then from Cartagena to Bogota. Two editions of an initiation journey that for many years has captured the hearts and minds of the Colombian people. So much so that more than 100 young Colombians have taken part in its 31 editions.
After enduring over 40 civil wars during the 19th century, the 20th century brought the rise of the guerilla warfare to Colombia. Today, in the midst of the 21st century, the country still does not know what it means to live in peace. But hope remains alive today more than ever, thanks to the strides made in the negotiation process that Juan Manuel Santos’ government is holding with the two only guerrillas that remain active in the country, and in Latin America at large: The FARC or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the ELN or National Freedom Army. Signing a final deal with these two groups would mean the end of one of the world’s longest-running conflicts in the world.
Negotiations between Juan Manuel Santos’ government and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) began in 2012. Talks with the Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) will start in May. It has been a long, complicated peace process. While a definitive peace agreement is still pending, the steps taken so far can be considered milestones in Colombia’s history.
La próxima parada para Garbiñe Muguruza es Stuttgart. El ‘Porsche Tennis Grand Prix’ es el primer gran torneo de tierra batida para la número cuatro en el inicio de su gira europea. Una cita con cierto aroma a Roland Garros ya que los organizadores del torneo alemán usan el mismo tipo de grano fino que en el Grand Slam galo.
Just when we thought we were getting used to the millennials, a new generation has arrived that is better prepared and technologically-savvy. They were born after 1995 and are known for having a more realistic view of the world. Are we ready for the new Generation Z?
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG-F) has chosen the BBVA Microfinance Foundation, along with three more Spanish institutions, as a case study in the guide it is preparing on the role of enterprise in achieving these goals.
The top Spanish universities are mostly located in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia. This is one of the main conclusions drawn from the fourth edition of U-Ranking, the Spanish university system’s ranking compiled by the BBVA Foundation and the Valencia Institute of Economic Research (IVIE – Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas).
Francisco González has presented Queen Letizia with the BBVA Microfinance Foundation’s “2015 Social Impact Report. Measuring what really matters”. Among other details, this report highlights that 32.5% of the people served by the entity escapes poverty two years after joining the entity, and after three years their sales increase by 57%.