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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 »

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 »