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Colombia Restores Land Seized by Militia to Peasants

Colombia Restores Land Seized by Militia to Peasants

President Juan Manuel Santos traveled to the northern province of Cordoba on Wednesday to preside over the restoration of lands stolen from 60 peasant families by the founders of Colombia's murderous AUC militia movement. continue reading »

COLOMBIA: Marchers Call for Peace Between Gov’t, FARC

COLOMBIA: Marchers Call for Peace Between Gov’t, FARC

Thousands of Colombians filled the streets of this capital and other cities Tuesday to support the peace process being negotiated by the government and FARC rebels, in the most pluralistic rally that a continue reading »

Nasa Indian Killed as Colombian Violence Continues

Nasa Indian Killed as Colombian Violence Continues

A 57-year-old Nasa Indian man has been shot dead in an alleged army attack in Colombia. Álvaro Chocué was shot in the head on Saturday, 30th March in the Caldono Indian Reserve in Colombia’s south-west Cauca province. continue reading »

Colombian “Emerald Czar” Victor Carranza Dies, Age 78

Colombian “Emerald Czar” Victor Carranza Dies, Age 78

Colombian "emerald czar" Victor Carranza, a mining tycoon who was investigated for alleged ties to right-wing militias and other crimes, died on Thursday, officials at the Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota hospital told Efe. He was 78. continue reading »

Juanes’ Autobiography Will Include “a Tour of Obscure Memories”

Juanes’ Autobiography Will Include “a Tour of Obscure Memories”

Touching stories about his beginnings, what influenced his music, the burden of fame, his relations with God and even the death of his father - Juanes' first book is an intimate door to his life. continue reading »

Continuing Peace Talks Between Colombia, FARC Delayed till End of April

Continuing Peace Talks Between Colombia, FARC Delayed till End of April

The peace delegations of the Colombian government and the FARC announced Saturday that the continuation of peace talks in Cuba, originally scheduled for April 2, will be delayed until the end of April. Meanwhile the two sides will work "separately" on pending elements of the agrarian problem. continue reading »

Dominican Authorities Seize More than 2 Tons of Cocaine

Dominican Authorities Seize More than 2 Tons of Cocaine

Dominican authorities said 1,909 kilos (roughly 2.1 tons) of cocaine were seized early Wednesday off the country's eastern coast and that a pair of Colombian suspects were arrested. continue reading »

Pacific Alliance Trade Bloc to Liberalize 90 Percent of Trades

Pacific Alliance Trade Bloc to Liberalize 90 Percent of Trades

Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico will liberalize 90 percent of their internal trade with the signing of an agreement on May 23 in Cali, Colombia, where the next Pacific Alliance summit will be held, the Chilean government announced Wednesday. continue reading »

New Coach Shakira Helps ‘The Voice’ Nab 13.4 Million Viewers

New Coach Shakira Helps ‘The Voice’ Nab 13.4 Million Viewers

The debut of Colombian singer Shakira on NBC's music competition "The Voice" was viewed by 13.4 million people, according to figures released by Nielsen on Tuesday. continue reading »

Police Nab FARC Rebel Linked to Uribe Inauguration Attack in Colombia

Police Nab FARC Rebel Linked to Uribe Inauguration Attack in Colombia

Colombian police captured a purported high-ranking member of the FARC leftist guerrilla group's Eastern Bloc who is suspected of participating in a deadly 2002 mortar attack during former President Alvaro Uribe's first inauguration. continue reading »

Sofia Vergara Freezing Her Eggs as She Prepares for 2nd Child

Sofia Vergara Freezing Her Eggs as She Prepares for 2nd Child

The highest-paid actress on TV, Colombian bomb-shell Sofia Vergara, is planning to have a 2nd child through a fertilization process that involves freezing her eggs and hormone injections. continue reading »

Colombia’s FARC Claim Responsibility for Killing 16 Soldiers

Colombia’s FARC Claim Responsibility for Killing 16 Soldiers

In Latin America news, Colombia's FARC guerilla movement has claimed responsibility for the killing of at least 16 solders in the Cauca province. This declaration puts at risk once again the peace talks between the government and guerillas. continue reading »

Colombian Army Seizes 4 Tons of Cocaine at FARC Drug Lab

Colombian Army Seizes 4 Tons of Cocaine at FARC Drug Lab

Army troops destroyed "the largest drug storage center" operated by the FARC guerrilla group in southwestern Colombia and seized four tons of cocaine bound for Central America and the United States, special counternarcotics brigade commander Col. Jorge Mora told Efe. continue reading »

Colombia’s President Santos Says FARC Guerilla Membership Down to Less Than 8,000

Colombia’s President Santos Says FARC Guerilla Membership Down to Less Than 8,000

In Latin America news, Colombian President and Nobel Peace Prize candidate, Juan Manuel Santos says there are less than 8,000 members in the once fierce guerilla FARC movement. continue reading »

Wilberto Cosme Wins It for Queretaro in Clausura 2013

Wilberto Cosme Wins It for Queretaro in Clausura 2013

In Mexican soccer news Quertaro won over Tijuana in the 10th week of Mexico's Clausura 2013 futbol tournament. Colombia's Wilberto Cosme was scored the lone goal for Queretaro. continue reading »