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Colombian Rebels Justify Killing 2 Police Officers

Colombian Rebels Justify Killing 2 Police Officers

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, admitted Saturday they killed two policemen they kidnapped last weekend in the southwestern part of the country, saying their deed was justified because of "the huge military pursuit operation" they had to endure. continue reading »

Bomb Kills 3 Homeless, Injures 15 in Colombia

Bomb Kills 3 Homeless, Injures 15 in Colombia

A bomb explosion at a homeless shelter in the northwestern Colombian city of Medellin left three people dead Saturday and a total of 15 people wounded, authorities said. continue reading »

Colombian Government Sends Military to Violent Port City

Colombian Government Sends Military to Violent Port City

Colombia's government has deployed 700 additional security force members to this violence-wracked Pacific port city, which has been plagued by killings, dismemberments and forced disappearances. continue reading »

Colombia To Produce 50 Percent More Biofuel This Year

Colombia To Produce 50 Percent More Biofuel This Year

Colombia, the fifth-largest producer of palm oil-based biodiesel and 10th-largest maker of sugarcane-based ethanol, plans to boost production of both biofuels by around 50 percent in the 2014-2015 period. continue reading »

Colombian Government Removes Bogota Mayor

Colombian Government Removes Bogota Mayor

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos ratified a Dec. 9 decision by the Inspector General's Office to remove this capital's leftist mayor, Gustavo Petro, for alleged mismanagement. continue reading »

Colombian FARC Guerillas Kill 2 Police Officers

Colombian FARC Guerillas Kill 2 Police Officers

The director of the Colombian Police confirmed Tuesday the murders of two officers in the southwestern part of the country and attributed the deed to leftist FARC guerrillas. continue reading »

6 Dead, 6 Missing in Colombia Downpours

6 Dead, 6 Missing in Colombia Downpours

At least six people have died, four were injured, six went missing and widespread material damage was inflicted by the torrential rains falling across a large part of Colombia, officials said. continue reading »

Police Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine in Colombia

Police Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine in Colombia

Colombian police seized 1.5 tons of cocaine being shipped in a speedboat across the Caribbean to Honduras, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Colombian Left Parties Unite for Presidential Election

Colombian Left Parties Unite for Presidential Election

The standard-bearers of Colombia's main leftist parties, the Alternative Democratic Pole and Union Patriotica, on Friday registered their candidacies for president and vice president on a unity ticket. continue reading »

Colombian Actress Celmira Luzardo Dies, Age 61

Colombian Actress Celmira Luzardo Dies, Age 61

Colombian actress Celmira Luzardo, who pursued her career in theater, film and television and may have been best known for her role in the soap opera "Yo soy Betty, la fea," has died in Bogota, family and friends said Thursday. She was 61. continue reading »

Ambulance Explodes in Colombia Killing 6

Ambulance Explodes in Colombia Killing 6

At least six people died Wednesday aboard an air ambulance that exploded for as yet undetermined reasons when it was about to land at the Villavicencio airport in the central Colombian province of Meta. continue reading »

Juanes’s New Album Focuses on Love

Juanes’s New Album Focuses on Love

After several years of using his music and voice to raise awareness about a number of social causes, Colombian singer Juanes now leaves such matters aside to sing of love. continue reading »

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Celebrates 87th Birthday

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Celebrates 87th Birthday

Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez was in high spirits Thursday on his 87th birthday, which he celebrated in the privacy of his home in this capital. continue reading »

Colombia Cracks Down on Gang War in Port City

Colombia Cracks Down on Gang War in Port City

President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday ordered a "special intervention" by Colombian security forces in the country's main Pacific port, Buenaventura, to break up criminal gangs that have been terrorizing the city. continue reading »

Colombian Police Use Tear Gas on Protesters Injuring 8

Colombian Police Use Tear Gas on Protesters Injuring 8

At least eight people were injured Tuesday when Colombian police used tear gas against commuters gathered at a Bogota bus terminal to protest poor service. continue reading »