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Colombian Rebel Group Kills 2 Children

Two children were killed and two other people wounded in an attack staged by National Liberation Army, or ELN, guerrillas on Sipi, a city in the northwestern Colombian province of Choco, media reports said. continue reading »

Shakira is a GENIUS says MENSA with 140 IQ

Everyone who has followed Shakira’s career, her rise from Barranquilla, Colombia club singer to cross-over international superstar, assumes she’s got some brains. Now its official not only is Shakira, 36, smart she is a certified genius. continue reading »

Colombians Love to Shop on Line for Erotica Amongst Other Things

E-commerce sales in Colombia amounted to nearly $2 billion last year, according to a report released on Friday. continue reading »

Police Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine in Colombia

Colombian police said Wednesday that they seized 1.5 tons of high-quality cocaine that the Los Rastrojos criminal organization was planning to ship to Guatemala. continue reading »

Colombian Govt and FARC Reach Agreement on First Stage of Peace Talks

The Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas announced here Sunday that they have reached an agreement on the issue of land, the first point on the agenda created for the peace talks they are pursuing in the Cuban capital. continue reading »

Jaguar Kills Fisherman on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

A fisherman was killed by a jaguar in a rural area outside Turbo, a city in northern Colombia, in the second attack of this kind in the area since April, media reports said. continue reading »

Colombian Rebel Group Kills 9 Soldiers

The death toll from the attack staged by National Liberation Army, or ELN, guerrillas on soldiers in a rural area outside Chitaga, a city in Colombia's Norte de Santander province, has risen to nine, the army said Wednesday. continue reading »

Labor Dept Provides $9 Million in Funding to Reduce Child Labor in Colombia

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced it is providing $9 million in grant funding to help reduce child labor in Colombian mines. continue reading »

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Travels to Ecuador, Colombia

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) Anne C. Richard will travel to Ecuador, May 17-18, and Colombia, May 19-23. continue reading »

Juan Manuel Santos Looking At Re-Election in 2014

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos gave advance notice Friday that he will seek a second term in the 2014 elections, though he added that, in compliance with the law, he will not make the formal announcement until six months prior to the vote. continue reading »

Bill Clinton Meets With Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombian President

Visiting U.S. former President Bill Clinton met in Cartagena with Colombian head of state Juan Manuel Santos and literary icon Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and on Thursday joined Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro for a ride around that Caribbean city in an electric taxi. continue reading »

Pope Francis Receives Colombian President – Urges Peace with FARC Guerillas

This morning, Pope Francis I received President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and urged for peace between the government and FARC guerillas. continue reading »

Journalist Gunned Down in Colombia

Colombian journalist Alberto Lazaro Del Valle died after being shot in the southwestern city of Cali, officials said. Authorities said the motive for Friday night's homicide would have nothing to do with his profession as a radio announcer and disc jockey, according to the latest investigations into the killing of the director of Cali's Radio Planeta. continue reading »

Colombia to Produce Flight Simulator for Drones Training

Colombian authorities presented the country's first domestically produced flight simulator for training operators of unmanned drones. The simulator is the debut project to emerge from Colombia's Corporation for High Technology in Defense and involved collaboration between military and civilian engineers, Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon said in an event at Apiay airbase in the central province of Meta. continue reading »

Colombian Army Kills 7 FARC Rebels

Army troops killed seven FARC guerrillas and captured an eighth in fighting in southwestern Colombia over the weekend, a high-level military commander said. The dead guerrillas belonged to the 29th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, Southwestern Joint Command chief Gen. Leonardo Barrero Gordillo told Efe. continue reading »

Four Colombian Cities Receive IDB Plans for Urban Growth

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced the completion of action plans for the Colombian cities of Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Manizales, and Pereira, providing them with powerful tools to prioritize their investments over the next decade. continue reading »

Colombia Investigates Alleged Massacre of 7 Indians

Colombian authorities are continuing an investigation to verify an alleged massacre in the northwestern town of Taraza, in which five children and two adults are said to have died, all members of an indigenous community. continue reading »

433,000 Visitors Headed to Bogota International Book Fair

The Bogota International Book Fair, whose guest of honor was Portugal this year, drew 18,000 more visitors than the 2012 edition, with total visitors hitting 433,000, organizers said. continue reading »

Colombian President Santos Spends Night in Project of 1600 Free Apartments

President Juan Manuel Santos slept in one of the 320 apartments that will be given to the neediest of Valledupar (in this project there are 1,600 total). The Head of State claimed this act was to verify the quality of the structures and ensure that the beneficiaries may live a dignified and quality continue reading »

Colombian Teen Hit-Man Confesses to more Than 30 Assassinations

In Latin America news, a now 19-year-old teen gun for hire has confessed to over 30 murders when he was between the ages of 11-16. Andres Leonardo Achipiz blames his family's poverty and fathers abuse as to what lead him to a life of crime. continue reading »