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Colombian Judge Allows Screening of Film Involving FARC Hostage’s Son

Colombian Judge Allows Screening of Film Involving FARC Hostage’s Son

A Colombian judge on Thursday struck down a request for an injunction from a politician and attorney who spent six years as a hostage of FARC guerrillas, ruling that a feature film inspired by the story of a peasant who cared for the son Clara Ro continue reading »

Game of Thrones Star Natalia Tena Speaks out Over Colombian Killing

Game of Thrones Star Natalia Tena Speaks out Over Colombian Killing

Game of Thrones and Harry Potter star Natalia Tena has lent her support to a Survival International campaign to finally bring the killers of three Colombian Indian leaders to justice. Twenty-two years ago, in November 1990, Angel María Torres and two other leaders of Colombia’s Arhuaco tribe were kidnapped, tortured and killed. continue reading »

Latin America Shines at Madrid’s International Tourism Fair

Latin America Shines at Madrid’s International Tourism Fair

The colors, tastes, accents and music of Latin America are being seen and heard again at the Fitur tourism fair in Madrid, whose 33rd edition was kicked off on Wednesday by Spain's Crown Prince Felipe continue reading »

Colombian Teen Commits Suicide When Father Denies her Plastic Surgery

Colombian Teen Commits Suicide When Father Denies her Plastic Surgery

A teenaged girl in Colombia jumped to her death after her father would not allow her to get liposuction. The unidentified girl was just 14 years old when she jumped from the ninth story of her apartment com continue reading »

During Peace Talks FARC Guerillas Vow to Take Prisoners During Combat

During Peace Talks FARC Guerillas Vow to Take Prisoners During Combat

The team representing the FARC guerrilla group in peace talks with the Colombian government said Wednesday that insurgents have the right to hold police and soldiers who are fall into their hands in combat. continue reading »

TRAGEDY: Colombian Immigrant in Georgia Shot When GPS Sends Them Down Wrong Driveway

TRAGEDY: Colombian Immigrant in Georgia Shot When GPS Sends Them Down Wrong Driveway

A 22-year-old Colombian immigrant in Georgia was shot and killed over the weekend after a GPS unit gave him incorrect directions and sent him and his passengers down the wrong driveway. continue reading »

Some of the Missing Kombo Kolombia Musicians Found Dead in Well

Some of the Missing Kombo Kolombia Musicians Found Dead in Well

Twelve bodies, including those of at least four members of the Kombo Kolombia band reported missing last week, were found in a well at a ranch in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, officials said. continue reading »

Medellin Up Against New York, Tel Aviv for City of the Year Award

Medellin Up Against New York, Tel Aviv for City of the Year Award

The Colombian city of Medellin is competing against New York and Tel Aviv for the title of world's most innovative, a candidacy based on a public-transport system that aims to bolster social cohesion and chip away at longstanding problems of socioeconomic inequality, violence and drug trafficking. continue reading »

“Chasing the Sun,” Juanes’ First Book, to be Released in April

“Chasing the Sun,” Juanes’ First Book, to be Released in April

In his first book, "Chasing the Sun," to be released on April 2, Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes talks about some of the more intimate aspects of his life that influenced him as a musician and as a person, continue reading »

Designers Display Creations Integrating New Technology at Fashion Fair in Colombia

Designers Display Creations Integrating New Technology at Fashion Fair in Colombia

Designers are reinventing sportswear with new synthetic fibers that combine design and technology, and are on display at the Colombiatex 2013 fair in Medellin, Colombia. continue reading »

Colombian Artist Fernando Botero Celebrates His 80th with National Tributes

Colombian Artist Fernando Botero Celebrates His 80th with National Tributes

Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero said at the conclusion of a months-long series of events to mark his 80th birthday that he spent 15 years of his career striving to achieve a "radical, distinct and original" style. continue reading »

Colombian Police Confiscate Cocaine Worth $1 Billion

Colombian Police Confiscate Cocaine Worth $1 Billion

Drug enforcement agents seized 3,826 kilos of cocaine suspected of belonging to Colombia's Los Urabeños gang and bound for the Mexican Gulf port of Veracruz, where the drugs would be received by the Los Zetas cartel, National Police director Gen. Jose Roberto Leon Riaño said. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Colombian Robbers’ Plan Foiled by Uncooperative Donkey

LATINO BLOTTER: Colombian Robbers’ Plan Foiled by Uncooperative Donkey

A Colombian shop owner is very grateful for the stubbornness of a donkey. At around 2 a.m. on Sunday, three criminals entered Fabio Orozco's shop continue reading »

Colombian Authorities Arrest Kidnappers of Mining Employees

Colombian Authorities Arrest Kidnappers of Mining Employees

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said authorities have three people in custody in connection with last week's kidnapping of five mining company employees in the northern province of Bolivar. continue reading »

Colombian Police Say Alleged Slaying of 5 Did Not Happen

Colombian Police Say Alleged Slaying of 5 Did Not Happen

Colombian police dismissed the alleged slaying of five people at a hamlet in the northern part of the country in a turf war between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, continue reading »