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Multiple FARC Bombings Leave Colombian Port City without Water or Power

In Latin America news, multiple FARC guerilla bombings in the port city of Tumaco have left its residents without water or power. The bombings are coming during a break in peace talks between the guerilla movement and Colombian government. continue reading »

COLOMBIA: FARC Rebels Doubt Pres. Santos’ Commitment to Peace

FARC rebels on Friday slammed Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for remarks made during this week's handover to peasants of land allegedly seized from continue reading »

Game of Thrones Star Natalia Tena Speaks out Over Colombian Killing

Game of Thrones and Harry Potter star Natalia Tena has lent her support to a Survival International campaign to finally bring the killers of three Colombian Indian leaders to justice. Twenty-two years ago, in November 1990, Angel María Torres and two other leaders of Colombia’s Arhuaco tribe were kidnapped, tortured and killed. continue reading »

Colombian Teen Commits Suicide When Father Denies her Plastic Surgery

A teenaged girl in Colombia jumped to her death after her father would not allow her to get liposuction. The unidentified girl was just 14 years old when she jumped from the ninth story of her apartment com continue reading »

Explosive Midnight Attack on Police Station in Colombia Leaves 6 Injured

Unknown attackers used explosives to strike a National Police station in Guapi, a town in Cauca province in Colombia's Pacific coastal region, wounding six people, civil authorities reported. continue reading »

Colombian President Still to Decide If He’ll Run for 2nd Term

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that he will wait until mid-2013 to make the decision on whether to seek a second four-year term in 2014 an continue reading »

Colombia: Three Die in Mudslide, Many Still Missing

Colombian emergency rescue workers found the body of another person killed in the mudslide that cascaded onto a rural road in the southern part of the country last weekend, continue reading »

Colombian Bullfight Festival Leaves 19 Injured

Colombia's traditional bullfight festival known as Las Corralejas left 19 people hurt, one of them seriously, in Turbaco, a village near the Caribbean city of Cartagena. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Brazil’s Petrobras Finds Oil Reserve in Colombia

State-controlled oil giant Petrobras said it found oil in a well in the upper basin of the Magdalena River in Colombia's Tolima province. continue reading »

Manuel “Sureshot” Marulanda Companion Claims FARC Guerrillas Rape and Torture Female Insurgents

The woman who was the companion of FARC guerrilla commander Manuel "Sureshot" Marulanda at the time of his death in March 2008 said the Colombian army regularly rapes and tortures captured female insurgents. continue reading »

Kidnapped Colombian Escapes Captors and Walks to Safety with Bullet in His Head

A man who was kidnapped almost three months go in northern Colombia survived after being shot in the head while escaping from his captors, and managed to reach safety after walking for four days, authorities said. continue reading »

Colombian Oil Output Up 10,000 Barrels Per Day From Last Year

Average oil output in Colombia climbed to 960,953 barrels per day in October, up 0.9 percent from the same month of 2011, the Mines and Energy Ministry said. continue reading »

Tape Reveals Former Colombian VP Met with Militia Chiefs

Francisco Santos, who was Colombia's vice president from 2002-2010, met with leaders of the AUC rightist militia federation on three occasions in the 1990s, paramilitary chiefs are heard to say in an audio broadcast Tuesday by Caracol Radio. continue reading »

FARC Guerillas and Colombian Gov’t Prepare for Peace Talks in Cuba

The Colombian government and leftist FARC guerrillas met here Thursday to formally inaugurate a peace process aimed at ending nearly five decades of internal strife. continue reading »

Prostitute at Center of Secret Service Scandal in Colombia to Write Book

Dania Londoño, the Colombian prostitute at the center of a sex scandal involving U.S. Secret Service agents, is putting the finishing touches on a book about the incident that is soon to be published in Colombia, Semana magazine reported. continue reading »

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Has Prostate Cancer

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he has prostate cancer and will be operated on Wednesday, two weeks before the beginning of peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. continue reading »

LATIN GRAMMYS - Juanes Receives 5 Nominations for “Juanes MTV Unplugged”

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Juanes received four nominations for the thirteenth installment of the Latin Grammys for his album "Juanes MTV Unplugged". The production received nominations in the category of Best Album, Best Long Form Video, plus one more for Producer of the Year (Juan Luis Guerra). continue reading »

Juanes: A Superstar Slows Down, Shifts Gears (VIDEO)

The new release from Juanes marks a departure for the Colombian pop star. The all-acoustic album was recorded in front of a live Miami audience for MTV Unplugged. Born Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez, Juanes — who appears Friday and Saturday at the Hollywood Bowl with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and conductor Thomas Wilkins continue reading »

Singer Juanes Supporting Uruguay’s Call to Legalize Pot

Colombian singer Juanes threw his support behind the initiative of Uruguayan President Jose Mujica to legalize the regulated production and sale of marijuana. continue reading »

HS-News Is Proud to Introduce “iOn the Americas”

Hispanically Speaking News is proud to introduce "iOn the Americas," a new section where you'll find all the news of Latin America at a glance. continue reading »