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Colombian Narco, First to be Indicted Under Narco-Terrorism Law Sentenced 194 Months

A Colombian narco and guerilla supporter that was the first person to be indicted under the federal narco-terrorism statute has been sentenced to 194 months in prison today. continue reading »

Colombia’s Former President Alvaro Uribe to Run for Senate

Former President Alvaro Uribe presented Monday his candidacy for the Senate in Colombia's March 2014 legislative elections. continue reading »

Overcrowded Bar in Bogota Leads to 6 Asphyxiation Deaths

Six people died from asphyxiation and two others were injured on Sunday morning in a confused incident at a bar in the southern part of this capital, police said, adding that they are investigating the matter. continue reading »

Medellin Strives to be LatAm’s Innovation Capital

Medellin, the city in northwestern Colombia aspires to become Latin America's innovation capital by 2021. Implementing the "MedellinInnovation" campaign will entail an investment of $389 million, the municipal government said. continue reading »

Over 300,000 Public School Teachers on Strike in Colombia

Public school teachers in Colombia went on a nationwide strike Tuesday to protest what they describe as the government's failure to keep its promises to their union. continue reading »

Colombia’s Santos Breaks Off Talks with Disgruntled Farmers

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday instructed Cabinet ministers who have held four days of talks aimed at ending a general strike in the agricultural sector to break off negotiations with farm leaders, citing the impossibility of reaching an agreement. continue reading »

Police Use Tear Gas, Water Cannon to Break Up Protest in Colombia

Colombian police used tear gas and water cannon to break up a demonstration in Bogota Thursday in solidarity with a nationwide general strike in the agricultural sector. continue reading »

Colombian Students Protest Spending on Education, Support for Farmers

Thousands of students took to the streets of the Colombian capital on Thursday to show support for a general strike in the farm sector and demand more investment in education. continue reading »

Coca-Cola Breaks Ground on $200 M Bottling Plant in Colombia

Mexico's Coca-Cola FEMSA said it broke ground on a $200 million bottling plant in Tocancipa, a city in central Colombia. The new plant will be in operation in late 2014, the Mexican corporation, considered the world's largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola products in terms of sales volume, said. continue reading »

President Santos Calls Peace Negotiators Back to Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos instructed the government team that has been holding peace talks in Cuba with FARC guerrillas to return to the Andean nation, issuing the order after the rebels announced a brief "pause" in the negotiations. continue reading »

No Casualties in Shooting at Colombian Embassy in Costa Rica

No one was hurt when assailants in a passing car fired shots at the Colombian Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica's security minister said Friday. continue reading »

FARC Announces “Pause” in Peace Talks with Government

Colombia's FARC guerrillas have announced a "pause" in the peace talks they have been holding here with the government in Bogota, saying Friday they would use the intermission to analyze President Juan Manuel Santos's proposal that any eventual accord be submitted to a referendum. continue reading »

Body of Kidnapped Spaniard Discovered in Colombia

A 28-year-old Spaniard who had been kidnapped in June in Colombia was found dead in the southwestern province of Cauca, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Colombian Farmers Shut Down Multiple Highways in Protest

Farmers taking part in a nationwide protest effectively shut down parts of 15 highways in five Colombian provinces, the Invias road authority said Tuesday. continue reading »

International Human Trafficking Ring is Busted in Colombia

The Colombian Attorney General's office said Tuesday that a multi-agency task force took down an international human trafficking ring, arresting 12 suspects and rescuing nine undocumented migrants. continue reading »

6.7 Earthquake Strikes Near Colombia in Pacific Ocean this Morning

Around 10:30 a.m. local time a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Colombia in the Pacific Ocean. The quake occurred 62 miles southwest of Mutis, Colomiba and some 200 miles southeast of Panama. continue reading »

Colombian Inmates Record 3 Music CDs From Behind Bars

Inmates of Colombia's La Modelo Prison presented in Bogota three discs - two hip-hop and one of Christian Evangelical music - recorded behind bars as part of a social reintegration program. continue reading »

Clash on Ecuador-Colombia Border Leaves 6 Dead

An Ecuadorian soldier and five Colombian irregulars died Thursday in an armed clash on the northern border in the province of Sucumbios, officials in Quito said. continue reading »

Colombia’s Santos Admits Contacts with ELN Guerrillas With Eye on Peace Talks

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday admitted that official contacts had been made with the National Liberation Army, or ELN, the country's second-largest guerrilla organization, with an eye on possible peace talks that would be held simultaneously with those currently under way with the FARC rebels in Cuba. continue reading »

FARC Bomb Kills Soldier in Colombia

One soldier died and one other was wounded Tuesday when a bomb exploded near the airport of the southwestern port city of Tumaco, the Colombian military said. continue reading »