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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 »

Germans Held by Colombian Rebels are Released After 4 Months

Germans Held by Colombian Rebels are Released After 4 Months

The smaller of Colombia's two main guerrilla groups on Friday handed over two German captives to a humanitarian commission, ending their four-month ordeal, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. continue reading »

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Celebrates 86th Birthday

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Celebrates 86th Birthday

Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez described himself as "very happy" on his 86th birthday, which he celebrated Wednesday at his home in this capital in the company of family and friends. continue reading »

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Candidate for Nobel Peace Prize

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Candidate for Nobel Peace Prize

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is one of 259 nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize due to his willingness to strike a peace accord with the country’s largest guerilla group. continue reading »

Multiple FARC Bombings Leave Colombian Port City without Water or Power

Multiple FARC Bombings Leave Colombian Port City without Water or Power

In Latin America news, multiple FARC guerilla bombings in the port city of Tumaco have left its residents without water or power. The bombings are coming during a break in peace talks between the guerilla movement and Colombian government. continue reading »

Maria Sharapova Will Play Tennis Exhibition in Bogota This December

Maria Sharapova Will Play Tennis Exhibition in Bogota This December

World No. 3 Maria Sharapova of Russia will play an exhibition match in Colombia in December, organizers said. "It is true, Maria Sharapova will play in an exhibition match on Dec. 6 in Colombia, in Bogota. continue reading »

Colombia Lifts Ban on Drummond Coal Shipments

Colombia Lifts Ban on Drummond Coal Shipments

Colombian environmental authorities have lifted a ban on coal exports by U.S.-based Drummond Co. while also authorizing a train to resume nighttime shipments of the fossil fuel. continue reading »

Medellin Recognized as World’s Most Innovative City

Medellin Recognized as World’s Most Innovative City

Medellin, the metropolis in northwestern Colombian was named Friday as the winner of the Innovative City of the Year competition, beating out New York and Tel Aviv. continue reading »

Colombia Arrests Italian Suspected of Working as Drug Go-between

Colombia Arrests Italian Suspected of Working as Drug Go-between

An Italian man suspected of being a go-between for the Sicilian mafia with Colombian drug gangs was arrested in Bogota, the National Police said. continue reading »

Colombian President Will Abandon Peace Talks with Rebels if They Do Not Progress

Colombian President Will Abandon Peace Talks with Rebels if They Do Not Progress

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday that if peace talks with the FARC make no progress, "we're getting up from the negotiating table," adding that the guerrillas will not get the truce they are asking for. continue reading »

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 »