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Undercover DEA Agent’s Book Chronicling his Time With Pablo Escobar to be Made Into Movie

Undercover DEA Agent’s Book Chronicling his Time With Pablo Escobar to be Made Into Movie

Robert Mazur, Former DEA Undercover Agent and Author of 'The Infiltrator: My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel' After five years deeply undercover within Pablo Escobar's network, Robert Mazur wrote a book about his life that has now been picked up by Hollywood for a new movie. continue reading »

COLOMBIA: FARC Rebels Doubt Pres. Santos’ Commitment to Peace

COLOMBIA: FARC Rebels Doubt Pres. Santos’ Commitment to Peace

FARC rebels on Friday slammed Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for remarks made during this week's handover to peasants of land allegedly seized from continue reading »

PEW STUDY: 60% of Catholics Think New Pope Should Hail from Developing Region Like South America

PEW STUDY: 60% of Catholics Think New Pope Should Hail from Developing Region Like South America

As the pontificate of Benedict XVI winds down, many American Catholics express a desire for change, according to a new survey report by the Pew Research Center. For example, most Catholics say it would be good if the next pope allows priests to marry. And fully six-in-ten Catholics say it would be good if the next pope hails from a developing region like South America, Asia or Africa. continue reading »

80 Percent of Colombian Households have Cable TV

80 Percent of Colombian Households have Cable TV

Colombia has the highest pay television penetration rate in Latin America, with eight of every 10 households subscribing to cable service due to the variety of offerings and prices available in the market, the Latin American Multichannel Advertising Council, or LAMAC, said in a report. continue reading »

First Ever Colombian Film Festival Coming to NYC

First Ever Colombian Film Festival Coming to NYC

The first ever Colombian Film Festival is coming to New York City, celebrating all that is great about Colombian moviemaking. The festival, that will take place at the Tribeca Cinemas, will be held from March 20th until March 24, 2013. continue reading »

Madonna’s Son Upsets Colombians, Calls Medellín “Cocaine Central”

Madonna’s Son Upsets Colombians, Calls Medellín “Cocaine Central”

The son of pop icon Madonna has upset the people of Medellín, Colombia after posting a photo of the city and labeling it the "cocaine center of Columbia." Rocco Ritchie, 12, is the son of Madonna and Guy Ritchie. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Colombian Wife Pours Boiling Water on Husband’s Genitals After Learning he Cheated

LATINO BLOTTER: Colombian Wife Pours Boiling Water on Husband’s Genitals After Learning he Cheated

Police are still looking for a Colombian woman who poured boiling water on her husband’s genitals as he slept. On Tuesday, Yolivel Lopez allegedly poured boiling water on to continue reading »

Canadian Engineer Remains Captive by Colombian Guerillas

Canadian Engineer Remains Captive by Colombian Guerillas

The smaller of Colombia's two main guerrilla groups said Monday that a Canadian mining engineer abducted last month will remain a captive. continue reading »

ELN Rebel Group Release Kidnapped Mine Workers in Colombia

ELN Rebel Group Release Kidnapped Mine Workers in Colombia

Five foreign workers kidnapped last month from a mining project in northern Colombia were released Friday by the smaller of the Andean nation's two main guerrilla groups, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. continue reading »

Latin America News: Colombian FARC Guerillas Release Kidnapped Police

Latin America News: Colombian FARC Guerillas Release Kidnapped Police

Colombia's FARC rebels on Friday released two police officers taken prisoner last month, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. continue reading »

Latin America News: 7 Colombian Soldiers Killed in Clashes with FARC Guerillas

Latin America News: 7 Colombian Soldiers Killed in Clashes with FARC Guerillas

Seven Colombian soldiers were killed and five more wounded in clashes with leftist rebels in the southern province of Caqueta, the military said continue reading »

Juanes Hosts Intimate Concert to Celebrate Grammy for “Best Latin Pop Album”

Juanes Hosts Intimate Concert to Celebrate Grammy for “Best Latin Pop Album”

Colombian singer Juanes celebrated his Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album with an intimate concert in Los Angeles, where he told reporters that he intends to include songs in English on his next album. continue reading »

Colombian Military Kill 3 FARC Guerillas, Capture Four Others in Gun Battle

Colombian Military Kill 3 FARC Guerillas, Capture Four Others in Gun Battle

Colombian troops killed three FARC rebels and captured four others during operations in the province of Caqueta, the army said, while Bogota daily El Tiempo reported that a guerrilla attack in Guaviare province left two dead and 25 injured. continue reading »

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia Have Best Climate for Private-Public Partnerships

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia Have Best Climate for Private-Public Partnerships

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia are the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean most able to carry out sustainable public-private partnerships (PPPs) to develop infrastructure and increase access to basic services, according to the continue reading »

Colombian Drug Lord Arrested in Panama

Colombian Drug Lord Arrested in Panama

A man suspected of being the leader of Colombia's Oficina de Envigado gang was arrested over the weekend by the National Police in Panama, officials said. continue reading »