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Human Rights Commission: Concern for Kidnapped French Journalist in Colombia

The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) states its concern for the kidnapping of French journalist Romeo Langlois, on April 28th in Caquetá, Colombia. continue reading »

Colombian Prostitute in Secret Service Scandal in Playboy? or Hustler?

Dania Suarez, the prostitute who blew the lid off the Secret Service scandal,told the press that she plans to sell her story to the highest bidder. continue reading »

Colombia to Provide 100,000 Residents Free Homes, To Spend $738 Million on Housing

Colombia plans to invest 1.3 trillion pesos (about $738.13 million) in housing programs "for the poorest of the poor," which it is adding to the plan to provide 100,000 homes free to the most vulnerable among the population, President Juan Manuel Santos said. continue reading »

Colombian Adventure Park Plans to Construct Largest Jesus Christ Statute in the World

Huila Africa, a wildlife adventure park located in central Colombia, plans to construct the two largest statues in the world of Jesus. The extreme sports and adventure park known for activities such as camping, horseback riding, paintball, and kayaking, will now add religion to that list. continue reading »

Sir Paul McCartney Guarded by 1,400 Officers During Colombian Stop of “On the Run” Concert Tour

Former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney was reportedly being protected by as many a massive number of police officers during a two-day stay in Colombia. While in Bogota, continue reading »

Panetta Embarks on South American Tour

The United States Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta left Monday for a tour of three South American countries, Colombia, Brazil, and Chile, in an effort to discuss drug trafficking, arms deals and aiding Latin American militaries. continue reading »

Bus Bombings in Colombia Leaves 8 Wounded

At least eight people were injured by two bombs left, presumably by leftist rebels, on two public buses in Ibague, police in this southwestern Colombian city said Sunday. continue reading »

President Obama Focuses on Economic and Trade Issues at Summit of the Americas

U.S. President Barack Obama called Saturday for a "new era" of mutually beneficial relations with Latin America while repeating that Cuba must progress toward democracy and saying that he is open to discussions about the war on drugs but not to their legalization. continue reading »

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has Upcoming Diplomatic Trip to Colombia and Brazil

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Colombia, Brazil, and Belgium from April 13 to April 19. Secretary Clinton will accompany President Obama for the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia from April 13-15. continue reading »

Colombia: 11-Year-Old of Wayuu Tribe Gives Birth to Daughter

Stories of teens having children are sadly fairly common, but an even more startling realization is that preteens are having children as well. A member of the Wayuu tribe, the indigenous group of the La continue reading »

Three Students Die Making ‘Potato’ Bombs in Colombia

Three Colombian university students, including a woman, died Sunday when the explosives they were handling went off at a house in Bogota, police and city officials said. continue reading »

FARC Guerillas Kill 11 Soldiers at Colombia-Venezuela Border

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas killed a non-commissioned officer and 10 other soldiers in Arauca, a province on the border with Venezuela, a military spokesman told Efe. continue reading »

Narco Sub Pioneer Captured by Colombian Authorities

The drug trafficker who pioneered the use of submarines to smuggle cocaine has been captured in southwestern Colombia, the National Police said. continue reading »

FARC Guerilla Extradited to US, Facing Kidnapping and Terrorism Charges of U.S. Citizens

Alexander Beltran Herrera, 35, aka Jhon Alexander Beltrain Herrera, aka Rodrigo Pirinolo, an accused member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), has been extradited from Colombia to face hostage taking and terrorism charges in the U.S. continue reading »

FARC Detonates Roadside Bomb Leaving 6 Wounded in Colombia

Four soldiers and two civilians - a woman and a boy - were wounded when the FARC guerrilla group detonated a house rigged with explosives as a military convoy passed by in San Vicente del Caguan, a city in the southern Colombian province of Caqueta, a military commander said. continue reading »

Colombia to Spend $46 Million to Improve Educational Quality

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $46 million to reduce educational lags and inequities and improve coverage in Colombia. continue reading »

49 Human Rights Advocates Killed in Colombia in 2011

A total of 49 human rights defenders were murdered in Colombia in 2011, a year in which individual attacks against those activists increased by 36 percent, a report from the non-governmental organization Somos Defensores says. continue reading »

FARC Release 10 Hostages, Vow to End Kidnappings

he FARC guerrillas on Sunday announced that they have banned the practice of kidnapping throughout Colombia and that they will release the 10 soldiers and police officers who remain in their hands as hostages. continue reading »

Colombia Rounds Up Record Number of Narcos Wanted in U.S., 16 Planes & 10 Tons Cocaine Also Seized

Colombian authorities captured 34 suspected drug traffickers wanted in the United States, in the biggest roundup of criminals for extradition in the history of the country's war on drugs, police officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Colombia Investing $105 Million to Modernize Public Transportation in Cali

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $105 million to Colombia to continue a program to modernize public transport in the city of Cali. continue reading »