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15 Colombian Soldiers to Stand Trial for Murdering 6 Civilians

A former battalion commander and 14 of his men will be tried for murder in the deaths of six civilians falsely reported as rebels killed in combat, the Colombian Attorney General's Office said Thursday. continue reading »

Customs Agents Seized 45 Paleontological Artifacts Dating Back Millions of Years

Customs agents seized 45 paleontological pieces at an airport in western Argentina that were being transported by a private plane that arrived from Colombia, officials said Thursday. continue reading »

Colombian Prostitute At Center of Secret Service Scandal to Launch Foundation

The erstwhile call girl whose dispute with a U.S. Secret Service agent at April's Summit of the Americas in Colombia sparked a scandal will use some of the earnings generated by her notoriety to establish a foundation serving women who want to get out of prostitution, her legal representatives said. continue reading »

Pacific Rubiales to acquire PetroMagdalena, Another Canadian Firm Connected to Colombian Oil

Pacific Rubiales Energy, a Toronto-based firm that is Colombia's second-largest oil producer, said here it has reached an agreement to acquire "all issued and outstanding" common shares of another Canadian oil company, PetroMagdalena, for $243 million. continue reading »

Mass Graves Found in Colombia, Believed to Contain “Disappeared” and FARC Remains

Army troops found a FARC cemetery containing numerous graves in the southern province of Caqueta, Colombian armed forces commander Gen. Alejandro Navas said. continue reading »

2.5 tons of Cocaine, $300,000 Confiscated in Colombia

Police seized 2.5 tons of cocaine and a large amount of cash in three operations in different parts of Colombia, arresting 16 suspects, President Juan Manuel Santos said. continue reading »

Turbulent Wind Storm Attacks Colombian Town, Damages 1,000 Homes

A wind storm battered the northern Colombian town of Sabanalarga, leaving 108 people injured and damaging 1,000 homes, the National Risk Assessment Unit, or UNGRD, said. continue reading »

Police Officers Who Burned Dogs Alive Will Be Fired, Says Colombian Mayor

The police officers who burned two dogs alive while clearing homeless people out of a camp in Colombia's capital will be fired, Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro said. continue reading »

Red Cross Confirms French Journalist’s Release After 33 Days with the FARC

The International Committee of the Red Cross, or ICRC, announced Wednesday that French war correspondent Romeo Langlois was released by the FARC guerrillas, left the village of San Isidro with the humanitarian mission that took custody of him and is en route to Florencia, the capital of Colombia's southern Caqueta province. continue reading »

FARC Will Finally Release Detained French Journalist This Week

French journalist Romeo Langlois will be released this week, Colombia's FARC guerrilla group said in a statement on Sunday. continue reading »

New TV Series Based on Drug Lord Pablo Escobar’s Life To Premiere

The life of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar can soon be followed on the small screen in a series that recounts his reign over a vast criminal empire during the 1980s and early 1990s when he terrorized his country with murders and car bombs. continue reading »

UN Official Implores Colombia to Fight Impunity For Sexual Violence Crimes

Colombia must increase its efforts to fight impunity for crimes of sexual violence, a United Nations envoy said today, adding that such efforts should be paired with assistance to survivors and victims. continue reading »

FARC Rebels Recruited Teens Against Their Will in Colombia

Colombia's FARC guerrillas pulled at least 13 teenagers out of boarding schools in the southern province of Putumayo and forced them to join the ranks of the insurgency, a prominent human rights activist told Efe on Friday. continue reading »

Poverty and Destitution Plagues More Than a Third of Colombians

More than a third of the close to 46 million Colombians are living in poverty or destitution, conditions particularly oppressive in small towns and rural areas, according to a study released in Bogota by the government statistics service. continue reading »

UPDATE: Colombian Government to Assist in Release of French Journalist

The Colombian government notified France that it will do what is necessary to enable leftist rebels' plan to release a French journalist who fell into guerrilla hands, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday. continue reading »

France Yet To Respond to Colombian Rebels’ Offer to Release French Journalist

Former Sen. Piedad Cordoba and the International Committee of the Red Cross agreed on Monday to form a delegation to receive a French journalist captured last month by leftist FARC rebels while embedded with Colombian security forces, but neither Paris nor Bogota commented on the proposed release. continue reading »

Bodies of Missing 4-year-old Colombian Girls Found

The bodies of two missing 4-year-old girls have been found and it appears that they were raped, Colombian police said, adding that two suspects are under arrest. The killings occurred in the provinces of Huila and Atlantico, the commander of a special police unit to track down missing persons, Gen. Humberto Guatibonza, said continue reading »

Shakira Celebrates 50 Million Facebook Fans

Colombian pop star Shakira set a new record on social networks this week as the number of her fans on Facebook zoomed to 50 million. continue reading »

Uribe’s Re-election Campaign Financed by Chief of Colombian Militia Federation

The former military chief of Colombia's AUC militia federation, extradited four years ago to the United States on drug charges, said Friday he and his now-demobilized organization supported and financed the 2006 re-election campaign of then-President Alvaro Uribe. continue reading »

Lebanese Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Arms to FARC in Exchange for Cocaine

A Lebanese citizen has pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court in Manhattan to conspiracy to provide weapons to Colombian guerrillas in exchange for more than a ton of cocaine, prosecutors said. continue reading »