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6.9 Quake in Southern Colombia Injures 8, Damages 143 Homes

6.9 Quake in Southern Colombia Injures 8, Damages 143 Homes

A total of eight people were injured and 143 homes were damaged by a magnitude-6.9 earthquake that rocked southwest Colombia, according to the latest report by the National Risk Assessment Unit, or UNGRD, on its Twitter account. continue reading »

Latin America News: Colombian Government Suspends 4G Broadband Auction

Latin America News: Colombian Government Suspends 4G Broadband Auction

Colombia's government has suspended a scheduled auction of 4G mobile broadband service after learning about a potential merger deal involving two of the participants, Information Technologies and Communications Minister Diego Molano said. continue reading »

Netflix Looking to Nab Pablo Escobar Series for Original Programming

Netflix Looking to Nab Pablo Escobar Series for Original Programming

Netflix is looking into series for the first of its original programming and they reportedly have their eye on wirking with Gaumont International Television for a drama series about Colombia's notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar. continue reading »

Colombian Army Investigates Car Bombs that Killed 2, Wounded 2

Colombian Army Investigates Car Bombs that Killed 2, Wounded 2

Colombia's army said two car bombs - not one, as was initially reported - were used in attacks in the conflict-ridden province of Cauca that left two dead and two others wounded. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Two Killed in Car Bombing in Colombia

Latin America News:  Two Killed in Car Bombing in Colombia

At least two people died and three others were wounded Tuesday when a car bomb exploded in a rural part of the strife-torn Colombian province of Cauca, authorities told Efe. continue reading »

Latin America News: Bus Crash in Colombia Leaves 6 Dead

Latin America News: Bus Crash in Colombia Leaves 6 Dead

Six people, including a child, died when a small bus crashed on a highway in Norte de Santander, a province on Colombia's border with Venezuela, the highway patrol said. continue reading »

Colombian Priest Killed by Unknown Gunmen While on Vacation

Colombian Priest Killed by Unknown Gunmen While on Vacation

A Colombian priest on vacation was shot to death by unknown gunmen in Norte de Santander province, which borders on Venezuela, police said Sunday. continue reading »

Colombia Prepares to Launch $2.25 Billion Road-concession Process

Colombia Prepares to Launch $2.25 Billion Road-concession Process

Colombia's National Infrastructure Agency, or ANI, said it will launch a road-concession process next week aimed at awarding an estimated 4 trillion pesos ($2.25 billion) worth of contracts for the construction of 550 kilometers (340 miles) of roads. continue reading »

FARC Says Willing to Free 3 Colombian Security Force Members

FARC Says Willing to Free 3 Colombian Security Force Members

Colombia's FARC guerrilla group said Saturday they are willing to free two police captured on Jan. 25 and a soldier grabbed this week in the Andean nation's southwest. continue reading »

FARC Release 3 Kidnapped Engineers in Colombia

FARC Release 3 Kidnapped Engineers in Colombia

Colombia's FARC rebels have freed the three petroleum engineers they had kidnapped in the country's southwest, a police spokesman told Efe Thursday. continue reading »

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 »