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Is the Colombian Peace Period Over Already?

Is the Colombian Peace Period Over Already?

A group of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, rebels attacked the police station of a poor northwestern Colombian town, an assault that comes less than a month after the guerrilla group's leadership declared a unilateral two-month truce. continue reading »

Colombia’s Ecopetrol to Invest $9.5 Billion in 2013

Colombia’s Ecopetrol to Invest $9.5 Billion in 2013

Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol announced plans to invest more than $9.5 billion in 2013 as it strives to boost output to 1 million barrels per day by 2015. continue reading »

Colombia Receives $12 Million Loan to Train 4,000 Youth For Offshoring Industry

Colombia Receives $12 Million Loan to Train 4,000 Youth For Offshoring Industry

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $12 million loan to promote the expansion of the offshoring services industry in Colombia in order to increase employment, boost exports of high value-added services, and improve the sector’s business climate. continue reading »

3 Die, 5 Still Missing from Colombian Shipwreck

3 Die, 5 Still Missing from Colombian Shipwreck

At least three people died, five went missing and 14 were rescued after a Colombian-flagged vessel went down in the Pacific Ocean, the Colombian navy said. continue reading »

Colombian General Sentenced to 13 Years in U.S.

Colombian General Sentenced to 13 Years in U.S.

A retired Colombian police general was sentenced Friday in U.S. federal court to 13 years in prison for colluding with his country's AUC federation of right-wing militias, which is on Washington's list of international terrorist groups. continue reading »

Colombian Sentenced to Prison, Stole over 100,000 Meals from Under-Privileged Children’s Program

Colombian Sentenced to Prison, Stole over 100,000 Meals from Under-Privileged Children’s Program

Former Portland resident Gerardo Mosquera was sentenced to 60 months in prison in the United States District Court today for his convictions for stealing from a program that provides food to under-privileged children. continue reading »

Fireworks-filled Suitcase Explodes on Colombian Bus, Injuring 13

Fireworks-filled Suitcase Explodes on Colombian Bus, Injuring 13

At least 13 people were injured in the southwestern Colombian province of Valle del Cauca when a fireworks-filled suitcase exploded on a bus which then caught fire, government officials said. continue reading »

Dept. of State Honors Colombian’s Commitment to Her Community

Dept. of State Honors Colombian’s Commitment to Her Community

The U.S. Department of State selected Ms. Nathaly Rivera Victoria of Colombia as December’s International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month. continue reading »

Colombian Couple Live in Sewer for 22 Years

Colombian Couple Live in Sewer for 22 Years

A Colombian couple say they have lived better than their president for more than two decades. Miguel Restrepo, 62, and his wife, Maria Garcia, have lived in an abandoned sewer under Medellin, continue reading »

Colombia, Nicaragua Take First Steps Towards Resolving Maritime Dispute

Colombia, Nicaragua Take First Steps Towards Resolving Maritime Dispute

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he has agreed with his Nicaraguan counterpart, Daniel Ortega, "to establish lines of communication" to resolve through diplomatic channels the maritime dispute between the two countries. continue reading »

Colombian Actress Maria Adelaida Puerta Announces New Telenovela About Drug Traffickers

Colombian Actress Maria Adelaida Puerta Announces New Telenovela About Drug Traffickers

Colombian actress Maria Adelaida Puerta, who captivated international audiences with her role as La Perrys in the action series "El Capo," returns now as a sophisticated drug trafficker who falls in love with a U.S. agent in a new telenovela. continue reading »

Colombia, Nicaragua to Discuss Maritime Border Dispute

Colombia, Nicaragua to Discuss Maritime Border Dispute

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said here Friday he hopes to speak in the most respectful, civilized way with Nicaraguan counterpart Daniel Ortega about a world court ruling that awarded Managua waters long claimed by Bogota. continue reading »

3 Colombian Cops Suspended After Journalist Dies from Police Beating

3 Colombian Cops Suspended After Journalist Dies from Police Beating

Three Colombian police officers were suspended Friday in connection with the death of journalist who said he was beaten in custody. continue reading »

First Round of Peace Talks Between Colombia and Rebels End

First Round of Peace Talks Between Colombia and Rebels End

The first round of talks here between the Colombian government and leftist FARC rebels has ended with progress on mechanisms for incorporating civil society into the process, which is aimed at bringing an end to a decades-long armed conflict. continue reading »

Colombia Withdraws From ICJ Pact Over Territorial Dispute with Nicaragua

Colombia Withdraws From ICJ Pact Over Territorial Dispute with Nicaragua

President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday that Colombia has pulled out of a pact recognizing the International Court of Justice's jurisdiction over its territorial disputes, a step taken in the wake of this month's world-court decision setting new maritime borders with Nicaragua. continue reading »