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Colombian Designer Juan Carlos Obando Preparing to Launch New Jewelry Line at Barney’s NY

Colombian Designer Juan Carlos Obando Preparing to Launch New Jewelry Line at Barney’s NY

Los Angeles-based fashion designer Juan Carlos Obando will soon be launching his new jewelry collection at Barney's New York. Just in time for the holiday season, the Co continue reading »

Colombia Must Finish Peace Talks with FARC Before Extending to Other Guerrilla Group

Colombia Must Finish Peace Talks with FARC Before Extending to Other Guerrilla Group

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos told Efe that for now his country's No. 2 guerrilla group, the ELN, will not be joining the peace process Bogota has opened with the larger FARC. continue reading »

Colombians Arrested for Selling Sensitive U.S. Information to Drug Traffickers

Colombians Arrested for Selling Sensitive U.S. Information to Drug Traffickers

Earlier this week in Bogotá, two Colombian nationals were arrested for obstructing justice by selling sensitive and confidential U.S. law enforcement information to a narcotics trafficker concerning prosecutions in New York. The arrests are the result of an extensive investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). continue reading »

Benicio Del Toro to Play Famed Drug Lord Pablo Escobar in Upcoming ‘Paradise Lost’

Benicio Del Toro to Play Famed Drug Lord Pablo Escobar in Upcoming ‘Paradise Lost’

Variety is reporting actor Benicio Del Toro is set to play famous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in the upcoming film Paradise Lost. Inspired by actual, Paradise Lost follows a young surfer named Nick who travel continue reading »

Colombian Heiress Tatiana Santo Domingo and Monaco Royal Andrea Casiraghi Expecting Child

Colombian Heiress Tatiana Santo Domingo and Monaco Royal Andrea Casiraghi Expecting Child

Tatiana Santo Domingo, the daughter of the late Colombian businessman Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Jr. and Brazilian socialite Vera Rechulski, has announced she is pregnant with her fiancé. continue reading »

Venezuela Deports Colombian Drug Lord Daniel “El Loco” Barrera

Venezuela Deports Colombian Drug Lord Daniel “El Loco” Barrera

Reputed drug kingpin Daniel "El Loco" Barrera and another Colombian national were deported back to their homeland on Wednesday, Venezuela's interior minister said. continue reading »

Fernando Botero Sculptures on Display at New York Gallery

Fernando Botero Sculptures on Display at New York Gallery

The Marlborough Gallery in New York City is currently the home of an exhibition of marble and bronze sculptures by the world-renowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero. continue reading »

Manuel “Sureshot” Marulanda Companion Claims FARC Guerrillas Rape and Torture Female Insurgents

Manuel “Sureshot” Marulanda Companion Claims FARC Guerrillas Rape and Torture Female Insurgents

The woman who was the companion of FARC guerrilla commander Manuel "Sureshot" Marulanda at the time of his death in March 2008 said the Colombian army regularly rapes and tortures captured female insurgents. continue reading »

Lucia Aldana Crowned Miss Colombia, Set to Compete for Miss Universe

Lucia Aldana Crowned Miss Colombia, Set to Compete for Miss Universe

Lucia Aldana, a student of communications and journalism from the southwestern province of Valle del Cauca, was elected Colombia's new beauty queen at the Caribbean city of Cartagena. The 20-year-old beauty, who competed in the National Beauty Contest together with 24 other candidates, will represent her country in the Miss Universe 2013 pageant. continue reading »

Kidnapped Colombian Escapes Captors and Walks to Safety with Bullet in His Head

Kidnapped Colombian Escapes Captors and Walks to Safety with Bullet in His Head

A man who was kidnapped almost three months go in northern Colombia survived after being shot in the head while escaping from his captors, and managed to reach safety after walking for four days, authorities said. continue reading »

2 Major Drug Traffickers Apprehended in Colombia

2 Major Drug Traffickers Apprehended in Colombia

Two drug traffickers suspected of having taken over for Diego Perez Henao, a Los Rastrojos gang boss arrested in Venezuela in June, have been captured by police, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said. continue reading »

IDB Loan To Improve the Quality of Human Resource Training in Colombia

IDB Loan To Improve the Quality of Human Resource Training in Colombia

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $100 million loan to the government of Colombia to reform its human capital formation system. The program aims to improve the quality and relevance of human resource training as a means of raising productivity and labor qualifications in the country. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 10 Farmworkers Massacred by Colombian Drug Trafficking Gang

Blog del Narco: 10 Farmworkers Massacred by Colombian Drug Trafficking Gang

A suspected paramilitary successor group killed 10 farmworkers at a rural property in the northwestern Colombian province of Antioquia, police said. The crime was committed by a group of armed men in a rural area of Santa Rosa de Osos, a town north of the city of Medellin, a National Police spokesperson said. continue reading »

Colombian Oil Output Up 10,000 Barrels Per Day From Last Year

Colombian Oil Output Up 10,000 Barrels Per Day From Last Year

Average oil output in Colombia climbed to 960,953 barrels per day in October, up 0.9 percent from the same month of 2011, the Mines and Energy Ministry said. continue reading »

Colombian Soliders Killed in FARC Minefield Near Ecuador Border

Colombian Soliders Killed in FARC Minefield Near Ecuador Border

Two Colombian soldiers died and another four were wounded after setting foot in a minefield installed by FARC guerrillas operating in the southwestern province of Nariño bordering on Ecuador, army officials said Saturday. continue reading »