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Colombia to Produce Flight Simulator for Drones Training

Colombia to Produce Flight Simulator for Drones Training

Colombian authorities presented the country's first domestically produced flight simulator for training operators of unmanned drones. The simulator is the debut project to emerge from Colombia's Corporation for High Technology in Defense and involved collaboration between military and civilian engineers, Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon said in an event at Apiay airbase in the central province of Meta. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Male Escaped Con Gets Implants to Better Hide from Police

LATINO BLOTTER: Male Escaped Con Gets Implants to Better Hide from Police

Some criminals will do anything to avoid being caught, but one Colombian convict took it to a whole other level. Colombian authorities have recaptured a man who escaped from jail last yea continue reading »

Trio of “Nuns” Wearing Habits Arrested for Possession of Coke in Colombia

Trio of “Nuns” Wearing Habits Arrested for Possession of Coke in Colombia

In what has to be one of the oddest cases of ‘extreme trafficking’ three fake nuns were arrested in Colombia for possessing cocaine. continue reading »

Colombian Army Kills 7 FARC Rebels

Colombian Army Kills 7 FARC Rebels

Army troops killed seven FARC guerrillas and captured an eighth in fighting in southwestern Colombia over the weekend, a high-level military commander said. The dead guerrillas belonged to the 29th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, Southwestern Joint Command chief Gen. Leonardo Barrero Gordillo told Efe. continue reading »

Four Colombian Cities Receive IDB Plans for Urban Growth

Four Colombian Cities Receive IDB Plans for Urban Growth

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced the completion of action plans for the Colombian cities of Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Manizales, and Pereira, providing them with powerful tools to prioritize their investments over the next decade. continue reading »

Colombia Investigates Alleged Massacre of 7 Indians

Colombia Investigates Alleged Massacre of 7 Indians

Colombian authorities are continuing an investigation to verify an alleged massacre in the northwestern town of Taraza, in which five children and two adults are said to have died, all members of an indigenous community. continue reading »

433,000 Visitors Headed to Bogota International Book Fair

433,000 Visitors Headed to Bogota International Book Fair

The Bogota International Book Fair, whose guest of honor was Portugal this year, drew 18,000 more visitors than the 2012 edition, with total visitors hitting 433,000, organizers said. continue reading »

Colombian President Santos Spends Night in Project of 1600 Free Apartments

Colombian President Santos Spends Night in Project of 1600 Free Apartments

President Juan Manuel Santos slept in one of the 320 apartments that will be given to the neediest of Valledupar (in this project there are 1,600 total). The Head of State claimed this act was to verify the quality of the structures and ensure that the beneficiaries may live a dignified and quality continue reading »

Colombian Teen Hit-Man Confesses to more Than 30 Assassinations

Colombian Teen Hit-Man Confesses to more Than 30 Assassinations

In Latin America news, a now 19-year-old teen gun for hire has confessed to over 30 murders when he was between the ages of 11-16. Andres Leonardo Achipiz blames his family's poverty and fathers abuse as to what lead him to a life of crime. continue reading »

Police Kill Drug Gang’s Number 2 in Colombia

Police Kill Drug Gang’s Number 2 in Colombia

The second-in-command of Colombia's Los Urabeños drug gang was killed in a shootout with police, authorities said Wednesday. Francisco Jose Morela, alias "El negro Sarley," was killed in a rural area outside the northwestern town of Turbo, Antioquia province, Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon and National Police director Gen. Jose Roberto Leon Riaño said in a press conference. continue reading »

Earth Day 2013: Honoring Nohra Padilla’s Earth Saving Work in Colombia

Earth Day 2013: Honoring Nohra Padilla’s Earth Saving Work in Colombia

As the U.S. joins others countries around the world celebrating Earth Day 2013 today, Colombia is celebrating one of their country’s great informal environmentalists, Nohra Padilla. continue reading »

IACHR Condemns Murder of Colombian Activist

IACHR Condemns Murder of Colombian Activist

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) laments the murder of Ever Cordero, who chaired a participatory dialogue process for victims of displacement in the department (province) of Córdoba, Colombia. continue reading »

Police Seize Cocaine Worth $75 Million in Colombia

Police Seize Cocaine Worth $75 Million in Colombia

Colombian police seized three tons of cocaine belonging to a gang of paramilitary drug traffickers known as "Los Urabeños" at a farm in the northern province of Antioquia on the Caribbean coast, authorities said. continue reading »

Colombia Leads Latin America in Automation

Colombia Leads Latin America in Automation

Colombia, the South American country that is second in foreign investment after Brazil, has become the regional leader in applying industrial automation, experts told Efe at the Automatisa 2013 trade fair, which began earlier this week in Bogota. continue reading »

Nobel Laureate Calls For an End to Censorship

Nobel Laureate Calls For an End to Censorship

South African-born Nobel literature laureate J.M. Coetzee offered an impassioned critique of censorship during a seminar at the Universidad Central de Bogota. continue reading »