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7 Colombian Police Suspended for Electioneering

7 Colombian Police Suspended for Electioneering

At least seven members of Colombia's National Police have been suspended for engaging in political activity ahead of the June 15 presidential runoff, while an air force officer is under investigation for alleged electioneering, the Defense Ministry said Friday. continue reading »

Pablo Escobar’s Former Lover Says Hollywood Might Make a Film of Her Life

Pablo Escobar’s Former Lover Says Hollywood Might Make a Film of Her Life

Colombian journalist and former lover of the late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, Virginia Vallejo, said in an interview with the showbiz magazine Elenco that she might take her life to the big screen with a group of moviemakers "associated with Javier Bardem." continue reading »

Colombian Guerrillas Kill 4 Police Officers

Colombian Guerrillas Kill 4 Police Officers

Four police officers were killed and another wounded on Tuesday in an attack by leftist ELN guerrillas in the northeastern province of Arauca, Colombia's Defense Ministry said. continue reading »

Colombian Police Arrest 46 Members of Los Rastrojos Crime Gang

Colombian Police Arrest 46 Members of Los Rastrojos Crime Gang

Colombian police arrested 46 suspected members de the Los Rastrojos gang accused of extortion and drug dealing in the northern province of Atlantico, President Juan Manuel Santos said. continue reading »

Colombia Presents Top Engineering Award to Solar Vehicle

Colombia Presents Top Engineering Award to Solar Vehicle

Primavera, the first Colombian solar-powered vehicle that last October succeeded in crossing 3,000 kilometers (1,860 miles) of Australian desert in its debut at the World Solar Challenge, received the top prize awarded by the association of engineers in this South American country. continue reading »

Spain Awards Alfaguara Novel Prize to Colombian Writer

Spain Awards Alfaguara Novel Prize to Colombian Writer

Colombian writer Jorge Franco was presented in Madrid Friday with the Alfaguara Novel Prize for "El Mundo de Afuera," which is loosely based on a kidnapping that rocked Medellin - the Andean nation's second city - in 1971. continue reading »

Death Toll from Bus Fire in Colombia Now Stands at 33, Mostly Children

Death Toll from Bus Fire in Colombia Now Stands at 33, Mostly Children

One of the children injured in a May 18 bus fire in northern Colombia died Monday at a hospital in Barranquilla, media outlets said, raising the death toll from the incident to 33. continue reading »

Colombian Actress Sofia Vergara Breaks Off Engagement to Nick Loeb

Colombian Actress Sofia Vergara Breaks Off Engagement to Nick Loeb

Colombian actress Sofia Vergara said she and fiancee Nick Loeb broke up after a four-year relationship. The 41-year-old "Modern Family" star said in a post on WhoSay, a Web site used by celebrities, that she and the businessman ended their engagement. continue reading »

Colombian Presidential Election Heads to Run-off

Colombian Presidential Election Heads to Run-off

President Juan Manuel Santos and challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga are headed to a runoff on June 15 to determine who will be Colombia's next president. continue reading »

Presidential Elections Underway in Colombia

Presidential Elections Underway in Colombia

Colombia is holding its presidential election on Sunday, with five candidates, including incumbent Juan Manuel Santos, vying to win the nation's highest office. continue reading »

Death Toll of Colombia Bus Fire Rises to 32

Death Toll of Colombia Bus Fire Rises to 32

One of the children injured in last weekend's bus fire in northern Colombia died Friday, bringing the death toll to 32. Antonio Pabon, 7, was burned over 90 percent of his body and died in Camino Universitario Adelita de Char Hospital, the Barranquilla municipal health department said. continue reading »

13 Children From 1 Family Die in Fiery Bus Crash in Colombia

13 Children From 1 Family Die in Fiery Bus Crash in Colombia

The bus fire in northern Colombia over the weekend that killed 32 children and injured 20 others left one family grieving for 13 of its children killed or hurt by the flames, media reports said. continue reading »

French Newspaper Says Colombia’s Falcao Will Miss World Cup Due to Injury

French Newspaper Says Colombia’s Falcao Will Miss World Cup Due to Injury

Colombian striker Radamel Falcao will not recover in time from a knee injury to play in this summer's World Cup in Brazil, according to French sports daily L'Equipe, which said the physician for the Andean country's national squad will make the official announcement in the coming days. continue reading »

Colombian Gov’t, FARC Reach Agreement to Combat Illegal Drugs

Colombian Gov’t, FARC Reach Agreement to Combat Illegal Drugs

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas pledged to sever all ties to drug trafficking and contribute to a definitive solution to the problem of illegal narcotics in the Andean nation once a final peace accord is reached with the government. continue reading »

FARC, ELN Announce Election Cease-Fire in Colombia

FARC, ELN Announce Election Cease-Fire in Colombia

Colombia's two main guerrilla groups, the FARC and the ELN, announced Friday a May 20-28 unilateral cease-fire for the presidential election. continue reading »