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Local Colombian Fire Station is Also Porno Film Studio

Firefighters in the northern Colombian town of Puerto Colombia are trying to find a way to put out another kind of damaging fire - the public circulation of a pornographic video filmed at their station, the unit's former commander told Efe. continue reading »

Pablo Escobar’s Family Offering Colombian Narco Tours

Pablo Escobar's family has organized a tourist excursion of Medellin similar in style to the Gangsters of Chicago and which idealizes the biggest drug trafficker in the history of Colombia. continue reading »

Labor Secretary Solis Announces $2 Million Grant to Strengthen Labor Rights in Colombia

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today met with Colombia Minister of Labor Rafael Pardo to discuss Colombia's recent achievements in protecting workers' rights and to address the challenges that remain. continue reading »

Former Militaryman Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Killing of Colombian Journalist

A former militiaman was sentenced to 24 years in prison for his role in the murder of journalist Alvaro Alonso Escobar, who was gunned down a decade ago in a coa continue reading »

Two FARC Rebels Killed by Colombian Army

Two guerrillas were killed and one was wounded in counterinsurgency operations launched over the weekend by the army after the FARC rebel group staged ambushes in northwestern Colombia, killing two civilians and a police officer, military spokesmen said. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomat Traveling to Colombia, Mexico and Brazil this Week

The U.S. State Department is announcing that U.S. diplomat Wendy Sherman, who is a Under Secretary for Political Affairs Ambassador, will visit Colombia January 29-30, Mexico January 31-February 1, and Brazil February 2-4. continue reading »

One Dies, 7 Very Ill After Drinking Homemade Banana Liquor in Colombia Contaminated with Round-up

An Indian in the southeastern Colombian province of Guaviare died and at least seven others were gravely ill after imbibing a homemade liquor fermented from bananas that were apparently contaminated by pesticide used to eradicate coca, the raw material of cocaine, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomats Travel to Chile and Colombia to Discuss Security and Human Rights Issues

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero will travel to Chile from January 11 to 13 and to Colombia from January 17 to 20. continue reading »

117 Children Murdered in Colombia in 2011, Over 40% Under Age of 5 Years-Old

In 2011 117 children were murdered in Colombia, 41 of them under 5 years of age. This is what emerges from the statistics, sent to Fides, on the toll statements released at the end of 2011 concerning violent deaths in America. continue reading »

Medellín Replaces Precarious Steep Steps With Outdoor Escalator (VIDEO)

The escalators in six double up-and-down segments have replaced the 350 cement steps that many Medellín commune residents had to climb as part of their daily routine. continue reading »

14 Yr-Old Found Chained, Guarded by 11 Yr-Old Sibling, Dad Claims Its to Fight His Drug Addiction

Colombian police discovered a 14-year-old bound to a pole by iron chains held with padlocks, being guarded by his 11 year-old brother since the night before. continue reading »

Another Two-Headed Baby Born in Latin America! This One is Colombian (VIDEO)

22-year-old Yorlibeth Altamar Góngora from Sincelejo, Colombia gave birth to a baby girl with two heads last Thursday. continue reading »

Number of Abused & Exploited Children in Colombia Increasing

Child abuse continues to be a very serious wound in the Latin American country. According to the latest report carried out by ICBF, the Colombian Institute continue reading »

9 Killed in Colombia Bus Accident

Nine people were killed and at least nine others injured when a bus plunged into a 300-meter (984-foot) ravine in Tolima, a province in southern Colombia, the highway patrol said Sunday. continue reading »

Former Miltiaman Says Kidnapped Colombian Politician was fed to Crocodiles

A demobilized right-wing militiaman told Colombian prosecutors that a politician missing since October 2000 died after being thrown alive into a crocodile pit on the orders of a paramilitary commander, Caracol Radio said Thursday. continue reading »

Colombia President: Cano’s Death is FARC’s ‘Biggest Blow’

Colombian military forces have killed the top leader of the country's main leftist rebel group. Alfonso Cano, the top commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, was killed Friday during a military raid in the southwestern Cauca region. continue reading »

Occupy Movement Moves to Colombian Orphanage Where Kids Demand to be Adopted (VIDEO)

A group of Colombian children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, occupied a terrace of the Social Protection Center that fosters them, denouncing abuse and pledging to be adopted. continue reading »

Colombian “Peace Community” Nominated for Sakharov Human Rights Prize (VIDEO)

The Colombian town of San José de Apartadó has been nominated for the 2011 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, for their “resilience and dedication to the high values of peace and justice.” continue reading »

Colombia Cocaine Lab Destroyed in Raid

Colombia police say a large illegal drug processing laboratory has been destroyed during a raid that netted six tons of cocaine valued at $180 million. Police say they also seized tons of other material in the raid in a rural section continue reading »

Colombian Women End Sex Strike After Govt. Builds New Road

Women from the Colombian town of Barbacoas withheld sex from their partners, until a road connecting the town to the city of Pasto was built. continue reading »