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Juanes, Carlos Vives, 58 Other Colombian Artists Record Song for Peace

Juanes, Carlos Vives, 58 Other Colombian Artists Record Song for Peace

Sixty Colombian musical artists, including Carlos Vives, Juanes and Andres Cepeda, have released the song "A Step Toward Peace," as part of the I Can campaign that aims to end the decades-long armed conflict in the country. continue reading »

Colombian Economy Grew 5.4 Percent in First Half of 2014

Colombian Economy Grew 5.4 Percent in First Half of 2014

Boosted by a construction boom, Colombia's gross domestic product grew 5.4 percent between January and June, compared with an increase of 3.7 percent during the same period of 2013, the National Statistics Department said Tuesday. continue reading »

Colombian Presidents Responds to Attack on Argentine Tourists

Colombian Presidents Responds to Attack on Argentine Tourists

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos presented Saturday a five-step plan for improving security on Colombia's San Andres Island, where two Argentine tourists were assaulted last month. continue reading »

Expert: Climate Change to Increase Pests, Disease in Coffee Crops

Expert: Climate Change to Increase Pests, Disease in Coffee Crops

Pests and diseases such as the coffee berry borer, coffee rust and leaf spot disease could make a strong comeback due to drastic climate change, a scientist warned the 25th International Conference on Coffee Science in the Colombian city of Armenia. continue reading »

6 FARC Rebels Killed in Colombian Military Operation

6 FARC Rebels Killed in Colombian Military Operation

Six leftist FARC rebels were killed in a military operation in the central province of Meta, the Colombian military said Friday. continue reading »

Colombian Government Says Aerial Fumigation Will Not Affect Ecuador

Colombian Government Says Aerial Fumigation Will Not Affect Ecuador

The aerial fumigations that Colombia has carried out recently against coca plantations along its southern border have not affected Ecuador, Quito's top diplomat said Tuesday. continue reading »

Brother of Former Paramilitary Chief Arrested in Colombia

Brother of Former Paramilitary Chief Arrested in Colombia

A brother of former warlord Salvatore Mancuso was arrested along with three other people accused of having links with the disbanded AUC rightist militia federation and of participating in 18 murders, Colombian police reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Small Plane Carrying 10 Persons Crashes in Colombia

Small Plane Carrying 10 Persons Crashes in Colombia

A small plane carrying 10 people, including a boy, crashed in a jungle area in southern Colombia, aviation officials said. continue reading »

Colombian Artist Ana Mercedes Hoyos Dies, Age 72

Colombian Artist Ana Mercedes Hoyos Dies, Age 72

Colombian painter and sculptor Ana Mercedes Hoyos, a paradigm of the arts in Latin America, died Friday in Bogota, her family said. She was 72. continue reading »

Colombian Official Accuses Builder of Collapsed High-Rise of Negligence

Colombian Official Accuses Builder of Collapsed High-Rise of Negligence

Colombia's Attorney General's Office said the builder of the Space residential high-rise complex, one of whose towers collapsed in the city of Medellin in October 2013, leaving 12 dead, was guilty of negligence. continue reading »

U.N. Honors CIAT Project That “Saved” Rice Crops in Colombia

U.N. Honors CIAT Project That “Saved” Rice Crops in Colombia

Research by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, or CIAT, which saved some 1,800 hectares (4,400 acres) of rice from the drought in northern Colombia, has been awarded a prize by the United Nations as one of the best ideas for dealing with climate change worldwide. continue reading »

Colombia: Technology is the Key to Fighting Poverty

Colombia: Technology is the Key to Fighting Poverty

Technology must be leveraged as a key tool for fighting poverty and helping spur businesses that can boost the social inclusion of very low-income Colombians, who make up 30.6 percent of the population, the deputy information and communications technology minister said. continue reading »

Greek Arms Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years for Trying to Sell to FARC

Greek Arms Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years for Trying to Sell to FARC

A New York federal court on Wednesday sentenced Greek citizen Ioannis Viglakis to 10 years behind bars for trying to sell arms to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, judicial authorities said. continue reading »

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 »