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Colombian Mudslide’s Death Toll Climbs to 10

Colombian Mudslide’s Death Toll Climbs to 10

The death toll from the mudslide that hit a hamlet in southwestern Colombia earlier this month has risen to 10, with five people still listed as missing, emergency management officials said. continue reading »

Labor Dept. Looking to Fund $1.5M Grant for Improving Labor RIghts in Colombia

Labor Dept. Looking to Fund $1.5M Grant for Improving Labor RIghts in Colombia

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs is seeking eligible applicants under a $1.5 million competitive grant solicitation to develop centers for workers' rights in Colombia. continue reading »

Colombian Police Arrest 71 After “Day of Dignity” Protests

Colombian Police Arrest 71 After “Day of Dignity” Protests

Colombian "indignados" took to the streets of the nation's biggest cities during their "Day of Dignity" protest against the country's social inequality, during which 71 people were arrested in the capital for disturbing the peace. continue reading »

Hundreds of Thousands of Colombians Protest Inequality Across Country

Hundreds of Thousands of Colombians Protest Inequality Across Country

Colombian counterparts of Spain's "indignados" took to the streets of the Andean nation's major cities on Friday to protest inequality. The "Day of Dignity" events in Bogota included students participating in an apprenticeship program and judicial employees, who walked off the job Thursday to demand the government comply with a 20-year-old mandate to standardize their pay. continue reading »

Search Teams Continue to Scour Southern Colombia for Mudslide Victims

Search Teams Continue to Scour Southern Colombia for Mudslide Victims

Search teams resumed looking Sunday for 11 people reported missing after a mudslide in Villas del Prado, a hamlet outside the southwestern Colombian city of Isnos, with the official death toll from the disaster at four, officials said. continue reading »

13 People Missing Since Mudslide Attacks Southern Colombia

13 People Missing Since Mudslide Attacks Southern Colombia

At least 13 people went missing Saturday and five were injured in a mudslide that buried a hamlet in the southwestern Colombian province of Huila, emergency management services in Bogota said. continue reading »

Colombian President Santos Discharged From Hospital After Cancer Surgery

Colombian President Santos Discharged From Hospital After Cancer Surgery

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was discharged Saturday from the Bogota hospital where he underwent prostate cancer surgery earlier this week. continue reading »

Norway Confirms Peace Talks Between Colombia and FARC WIll Begin Oct. 17

Norway Confirms Peace Talks Between Colombia and FARC WIll Begin Oct. 17

Peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrilla group will officially begin on Oct. 17 in Oslo, a spokeswoman for the Norwegian foreign ministry said Thursday. continue reading »

Luis Soriano Brings Books to Remote Colombian Villages Via the Biblioburro (VIDEO)

Luis Soriano Brings Books to Remote Colombian Villages Via the Biblioburro (VIDEO)

Some people just want to watch the world learn, people like Colombian primary school teacher Luis Soriano Bohorquez. For more than a decade, Soriano has been bringing book continue reading »

Colombian President Santos Enters Hospital For Cancer Surgery

Colombian President Santos Enters Hospital For Cancer Surgery

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos checked into a Bogota university hospital Wednesday morning to undergo surgery for prostate cancer. continue reading »

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Awarded Mexico’s Top Fine Arts Medal

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Awarded Mexico’s Top Fine Arts Medal

The Mexican government announced Tuesday that it had awarded the country's Fine Arts Medal to Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who has been living in Mexico since the 1970s. continue reading »

Peace Talks Between Colombia and FARC to Begin October 15

Peace Talks Between Colombia and FARC to Begin October 15

Representatives of Colombia's FARC rebel group said that peace talks with the Andean nation's government will begin Oct. 15, a week later than originally announced. continue reading »

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Has Prostate Cancer

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Has Prostate Cancer

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he has prostate cancer and will be operated on Wednesday, two weeks before the beginning of peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. continue reading »

7.3 Earthquake Shakes Souther Colombia

7.3 Earthquake Shakes Souther Colombia

A magnitude-7.3 earthquake rocked no fewer than 11 provinces in southern and southwestern Colombia on Sunday, but so far there have been no reports of deaths or injuries, although a few homes were damaged in a small village. continue reading »

LATIN GRAMMYS - Juanes Receives  5 Nominations  for “Juanes MTV Unplugged”

LATIN GRAMMYS - Juanes Receives 5 Nominations for “Juanes MTV Unplugged”

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Juanes received four nominations for the thirteenth installment of the Latin Grammys for his album "Juanes MTV Unplugged". The production received nominations in the category of Best Album, Best Long Form Video, plus one more for Producer of the Year (Juan Luis Guerra). continue reading »