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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 Ocaña 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 »

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 Niño aggravates the severe drought already affecting much of the northern part of the country. continue reading »