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Colombian Police Say Alleged Slaying of 5 Did Not Happen

Colombian Police Say Alleged Slaying of 5 Did Not Happen

Colombian police dismissed the alleged slaying of five people at a hamlet in the northern part of the country in a turf war between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, continue reading »

Colombian Children Continue to Die and Be Severely Injured by Landmines

Colombian Children Continue to Die and Be Severely Injured by Landmines

In 2012, 13 children died in Colombia and 52 others were injured as a result of landmines. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Colombian FARC Guerillas Explore Bilateral Cease-Fire Option

Latin America News:  Colombian FARC Guerillas Explore Bilateral Cease-Fire Option

The FARC rebels on Sunday asked the Colombian government to study the possibility of a bilateral cease-fire upon the ending of the unilateral truce that the guerrillas declared two months ago. continue reading »

Colombians Clean 23 Botero Sculptures in Medellin

Colombians Clean 23 Botero Sculptures in Medellin

The 23 sculptures by Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero and the plaza where they are displayed in the Colombian city of Medellin underwent a thorough cleaning on the weekend, a task participated in by both public and private institutions. continue reading »

Panama, Honduras Arrest Colombian Drug Kingpins

Panama, Honduras Arrest Colombian Drug Kingpins

Two drug kingpins operating from the Colombian island of San Andres were captured in Honduras and Panama, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday. continue reading »

Latin America News: Colombian Rebels Kidnap Gold Mine Employees

Latin America News: Colombian Rebels Kidnap Gold Mine Employees

Colombia's ELN guerrilla group abducted five employees from a gold mine in the northern province of Bolivar, the armed forces commander said Friday. continue reading »

Colombia Halts Hotel Project in Tayrona National Park

Colombia Halts Hotel Project in Tayrona National Park

The Colombian government has suspended a hotel project in Tayrona National Park that included the construction of 12 cabins, to prevent any possible damage to the ecosystems of this natural reserve. continue reading »

Singer Shakira Calls her Father her “Weakness”

Singer Shakira Calls her Father her “Weakness”

Colombian songstress Shakira said that her father is her "weakness," during a presentation in Barcelona of the book "Al Viento y al Azar" (To the Winds and to Chance) by her dad, continue reading »

Colombia Renews Coal Production Contract with Brazilian Firm

Colombia Renews Coal Production Contract with Brazilian Firm

Colombia's government renewed a coal production and marketing accord with Brazilian conglomerate Votorantim Group's local unit, which has operated in the central province of Boyaca since 1989. continue reading »

Narco Blog:  Narco Sub with Capacity for Crew of 4 Captured by Colombian Navy

Narco Blog:  Narco Sub with Capacity for Crew of 4 Captured by Colombian Navy

The Colombian navy reported Tuesday that it seized a small submarine used to smuggle cocaine off the country's southwestern coast. continue reading »

Handbag Designer Nancy Gonzalez Opens Store in Hong Kong

Handbag Designer Nancy Gonzalez Opens Store in Hong Kong

Designer Nancy Gonzalez is now selling luxury handbags in Hong Kong. The president and creative director of the brand recently told Women's Wear Daily, 'Things came together in a very organic way. continue reading »

Concern Over Constitutional Reforms in Colombia Giving Military Too Much Power

Concern Over Constitutional Reforms in Colombia Giving Military Too Much Power

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses its deep concern over the serious setback in human rights that would represent the constitutional reform that modifies Articles continue reading »

Drug Trafficker Operating Throughout LatAm Arrested in Colombia

Drug Trafficker Operating Throughout LatAm Arrested in Colombia

A man suspected of belonging to a drug gang that operates in Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador and Argentina was arrested in southwestern Colombia, the National Police said. continue reading »

Honduran Ambassador to Colombia Resigns Amid Scandal

Honduran Ambassador to Colombia Resigns Amid Scandal

The ambassador of Honduras to Colombia, Carlos Humberto Rodriguez, resigned his post Saturday following the scandal at his country's embassy in Bogota last Dec. 20, the Honduran Foreign Ministry said. continue reading »

Major Bus Accident Kills 11, Injures 30 in Colombia

Major Bus Accident Kills 11, Injures 30 in Colombia

Eleven people died, including four children, and another 30 were injured in a bus crash on the highway between the Colombian provinces of Caldas and Cundinamarca, traffic authorities said Saturday. continue reading »