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REPORT:  Colombia Goverment Peace Accord with FARC Will Not Happen in 2014

REPORT:  Colombia Goverment Peace Accord with FARC Will Not Happen in 2014

Negotiators for the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group will not meet President Juan Manuel Santos' goal of finalizing a peace accord by the end of this year, the leader of the guerrillas said Monday. continue reading »

Poisoned Meat Kills 1 Colombian Soldier, Hospitalizes 8

Poisoned Meat Kills 1 Colombian Soldier, Hospitalizes 8

One Colombian soldier died and eight others were hospitalized after they ate pork that had apparently been poisoned in a rural area of Arauca province, which borders on Venezuela, local media reported. continue reading »

Apple Co-Founder Says Colombia Must Focus on Education to Innovate

Apple Co-Founder Says Colombia Must Focus on Education to Innovate

Colombia should focus on education to lay the foundation for a better future based on innovation, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said during a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia.inn, a news agency operated by Efe, reported. continue reading »

39 Pre-Columbian Pieces Returned to Colombia From Belgium

39 Pre-Columbian Pieces Returned to Colombia From Belgium

Colombia has recovered 39 pre-Columbian pieces that were found in Belgium, the Andean nation's foreign ministry said. continue reading »

Retired Army Officer Arrested for 1999 Murder of Colombian Journalist

Retired Army Officer Arrested for 1999 Murder of Colombian Journalist

A retired army officer accused of being one of the people involved in the 1999 murder of popular journalist and political humorist Jaime Garzon was captured Thursday after a decade on the run, the Colombian Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Over 1.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombia

Over 1.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombia

Colombian authorities seized 1,555 kilograms (3,425 lbs.) of cocaine that were found on a boat en route to Central America, the military said Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombian Oil Firm Begins Producing Oil in Gulf of Mexico

Colombian Oil Firm Begins Producing Oil in Gulf of Mexico

Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol announced Wednesday the start of crude production from two wells in U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico. continue reading »

FARC Guerillas Leave Colombia’s Most Important Port without Electricity

FARC Guerillas Leave Colombia’s Most Important Port without Electricity

The port of Buenaventura, the most important port on Colombia's Pacific coast, is without electricity after a dynamite attack on several electric towers attributed Tuesday to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, by the Colombian military. continue reading »

Colombian Rebels Blow Up Aqueduct

Colombian Rebels Blow Up Aqueduct

At least 16,000 residents in part of the central Colombian province of Meta are without potable water after the leftist FARC guerrillas dynamited a portion of a local aqueduct, media outlets said. continue reading »

President Santos Aids Drought-Stricken Regions of Colombia

President Santos Aids Drought-Stricken Regions of Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced financial aid for the agricultural sector that could be hurt if the weather phenomenon known as El NiƱo aggravates the severe drought already affecting much of the northern part of the country. continue reading »

Death Toll From Colombia Mine Collapse Climbs to 7

Death Toll From Colombia Mine Collapse Climbs to 7

Rescue teams recovered the bodies of seven workers who died in a cave-in at an unlicensed open-pit gold mine in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, authorities said. continue reading »

Unlicensed Gold Mine Collapses in Colombia, 2 Dead and 17 Missing

Unlicensed Gold Mine Collapses in Colombia, 2 Dead and 17 Missing

The collapse of an unlicensed, open-pit gold mine Wednesday in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca left at least two dead and 17 missing, authorities said. Several people also were injured in the mine accident, according to Jose Victor Amu Sinisterra, the mayor of the town of Timbiqui where the mine is located. continue reading »

Colombian Military Kills 13 Guerrillas and Captures 20

Government forces killed a total of 13 leftist guerrillas on Tuesday in separate operations, sources in the Colombia Defense Ministry told Efe. continue reading »

Colombian President Vows to Stop Future Presidents From Seeking Re-Election

Colombian President Vows to Stop Future Presidents From Seeking Re-Election

President Juan Manuel Santos told lawmakers at the opening session of Colombia's Congress that among the priorities of his second administration will be undoing the 2004 constitutional amendment allowing an incumbent head of state to seek re-election. continue reading »

Real Madrid Must Pay Monaco 85 Million Euros for Rodriguez Says French Daily

Real Madrid Must Pay Monaco 85 Million Euros for Rodriguez Says French Daily

AS Monaco FC is demanding that Real Madrid pay an 85-million-euro ($114.7-million) transfer fee for Colombia's James Rodriguez, a breakout star at the recently concluded World Cup in Brazil, Le Parisien reported Friday. continue reading »