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Oil Industry Union Leader is Assassinated in Colombia

Oil Industry Union Leader is Assassinated in Colombia

A union leader in the oil industry in the central Colombian province of Meta was gunned down by hired killers riding a motorcycle, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Car-Bomb Injures 3 Soldiers in Southern Colombia

Car-Bomb Injures 3 Soldiers in Southern Colombia

Three Colombian soldiers suffered slight injuries in a car-bomb explosion in front of an army installation in the southern province of Caqueta, the military said. continue reading »

Panamanian Police Arrest Fugitive Colombian Warlord on the Run

Panamanian Police Arrest Fugitive Colombian Warlord on the Run

A former rightist militia chief convicted in absentia for his role in massacres has been arrested in neighboring Panama, Colombian police said Friday. continue reading »

Shakira Announces Second Pregnancy, It’s a Boy

Shakira Announces Second Pregnancy, It’s a Boy

Colombian songstress Shakira is pregnant with her second child, the 37-year-old global superstar said in an interview with the Mexican edition of Cosmopolitan. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Medellin Cartel Top Assassin Paroled after 22 Years in Prison

Blog del Narco: Medellin Cartel Top Assassin Paroled after 22 Years in Prison

Alias ​​"Popeye", one of the heads of assassinations for lord Pablo Escobar received conditional freedom this week after serving 22 years in prison for the killing of Colombian politician Luis Carlos Galán. The decision was criticized by victims continue reading »

Rebels Release Kidnapped Geologist in Northern Colombia

Rebels Release Kidnapped Geologist in Northern Colombia

Leftist ELN rebels released a geologist kidnapped nearly two months ago while on a mapping mission in the northern Colombian province of Cesar, the academic institution that hired him for the project said Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombian Military Hacks President’s Email

Colombian Military Hacks President’s Email

Colombian military personnel linked to former President Alvaro Uribe spied on President Juan Manuel Santos' emails, arrested computer programmer Andres Fernando Sepulveda said in an interview in the current issue of Semana magazine. continue reading »

Colombia: “Serious Possibilities” Exist For Ending the Conflict

Colombia: “Serious Possibilities” Exist For Ending the Conflict

The head of the Colombian government delegation negotiating peace with leftist FARC guerrillas said on Friday that the process is entering "decisive moments" and that there are "serious possibilities" for ending the decades-long conflict. continue reading »

Colombia’s FARC, ELN Attacks on Oil Infrastructure Cause $531 Million in Losses

Colombia’s FARC, ELN Attacks on Oil Infrastructure Cause $531 Million in Losses

Nearly 100 attacks by leftist rebels on Colombian oil infrastructure this year have cost the Andean nation roughly 1 trillion pesos ($531 million), an industry group said. continue reading »

1.3 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombia

1.3 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombia

Colombian police announced the seizure of 1.3 tons of cocaine found in a cargo container aboard an outbound ship in the Pacific port of Buenaventura. continue reading »

Odebrecht-Led Consortium Wins Colombian River Contract

Odebrecht-Led Consortium Wins Colombian River Contract

Colombia's government has awarded a consortium led by Brazilian engineering giant Odebrecht a 3.5-trillion-peso ($1.3-billion) contract to improve the navigability of the Magdalena River, the Andean nation's longest. continue reading »

Reporters Without Borders Blames Negligence For Colombian Journalist’s Death

Reporters Without Borders Blames Negligence For Colombian Journalist’s Death

Reporters Without Borders said Colombian authorities' negligence was partially to blame for the death of a radio journalist who was gunned down just two weeks after his police protection was removed. continue reading »

3 Cargo Trucks Burned By Violent Groups in Colombia

3 Cargo Trucks Burned By Violent Groups in Colombia

Unidentified violent groups on Wednesday burned three cargo trucks on a road linking the town of Ocaña with the city of Cucuta, both in Colombia's northeastern Norte de Santander province, which borders on Venezuela, sources with the National Police confirmed to Efe. continue reading »

Colombia Postpones Sale of Majority Stake in Isagen

Colombia Postpones Sale of Majority Stake in Isagen

Colombia's government has postponed the sale of its 57.61 percent stake in power producer Isagen, with Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas saying the auction will be delayed for a year. continue reading »

Colombian Troops Injured in Explosion, Possible FARC Attack

Colombian Troops Injured in Explosion, Possible FARC Attack

Eight soldiers were wounded Tuesday when an explosive device was launched at them by unknown persons in the northeastern Colombian province of Arauca, military officials told Efe. continue reading »