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President Santos Denies Garcia Marquez Battling Cancer

President Santos Denies Garcia Marquez Battling Cancer

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday denied a newspaper article stating that Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer, saying the Nobel literature laureate is merely recovering from a bout of pneumonia. continue reading »

Colombian Police Seize 3 Tons of Liquid Cocaine

Colombian Police Seize 3 Tons of Liquid Cocaine

Colombian police on Tuesday seized 2,877 kilos (6,337 lbs.) of liquid cocaine discovered in the Caribbean port of Cartagena, where seven tons of the drug in solid form were confiscated a week ago. continue reading »

FARC Guerrillas Blow Up Highway Conneting Colombia and Ecuador

FARC Guerrillas Blow Up Highway Conneting Colombia and Ecuador

Colombia's leftist FARC guerrillas blew up a portion of the main road linking their country with neighboring Ecuador, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Drummond Boat Shipwrecked Near Coast of Colombia

Drummond Boat Shipwrecked Near Coast of Colombia

The U.S. mining company Drummond reported Saturday the shipwreck of a boat that was helping with construction work at this multinational coal company's port on the Colombian Caribbean, though nothing has been said about the possible environmental impact of the accident. continue reading »

Colombian Mayor Killed by Ex-Husband

Colombian Mayor Killed by Ex-Husband

The mayor of the central Colombian municipality of Norcasia was fatally shot by her former husband, who then killed himself, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Accused Killers of DEA Agent to be Extradited from Colombia

Accused Killers of DEA Agent to be Extradited from Colombia

President Juan Manuel Santos announced Thursday that he signed the order to extradite to the United States the seven Colombians accused of the June 2013 kidnapping and murder of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent. continue reading »

Colombia’s Ecopetrol, Environmental Organizations Team Up to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Colombia’s Ecopetrol, Environmental Organizations Team Up to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Colombian environmental bodies and state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol unveiled seven joint initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions caused by deforestation and forest degradation. continue reading »

Colombian Authorities Confiscate 7 Tons of Cocaine Heading for Netherlands

Colombian Authorities Confiscate 7 Tons of Cocaine Heading for Netherlands

Colombia's National Police confiscated seven tons of cocaine bound for the Netherlands at the Caribbean port of Cartagena, in what officials described as the third-biggest seizure of that drug in the past 13 years. continue reading »

Garcia Marquez Released from Mexican Hospital

Garcia Marquez Released from Mexican Hospital

Colombian Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been discharged from the Mexico City hospital where he underwent treatment for pneumonia and will continue his recovery at home, sources at the medical center said. continue reading »

Church in Town of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Birthplace to be Restored

Church in Town of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Birthplace to be Restored

The church at Aracataca, the birthplace of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, will be restored by the government as part of a renovation plan for places that inspired "magical realism," officials said. continue reading »

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Seeks Treatment for Respiratory Infection

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Seeks Treatment for Respiratory Infection

Acclaimed Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez was hospitalized this week in the Mexican capital with a respiratory infection and is expected to be discharged in a few days, his son said Thursday. continue reading »

Colombian Oil Industry Denies Responsibility for Drought

Colombian Oil Industry Denies Responsibility for Drought

Colombia's oil sector is not responsible for the severe drought blamed for the death of more than 20,000 animals in the eastern province of Casanare, the trade group representing the industry said Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombian Port City Sees 30 Homes Destroyed by Fire

Colombian Port City Sees 30 Homes Destroyed by Fire

At least 30 houses in the Pacific port of Buenaventura were destroyed by a fire but no injuries were reported, Colombian authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

FARC Guerrillas Blow Up Section of Pan-America Highway in Colombia

FARC Guerrillas Blow Up Section of Pan-America Highway in Colombia

Suspected FARC guerrillas used 100 kilos (more than 200 lbs.) of dynamite to blast a hole in a stretch of the Pan-American Highway in southwestern Colombia, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Spain to Invest $15 Billion in Colombian Road Work Projects

Spain to Invest $15 Billion in Colombian Road Work Projects

Sacyr expects to invest around $1.5 billion in road projects in Colombia, the CEO of the Spanish construction company, Manuel Manrique, said at the end of a visit to the South American country. continue reading »