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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 OcaƱa 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 »

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 »