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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 »

Colombian Singer Juanes Will Perform at Bruce Springsteen Tribute Concert

Colombian Singer Juanes Will Perform at Bruce Springsteen Tribute Concert

Colombia's Juanes will be the Latino voice at the concert to be held Feb. 8 in Los Angeles to pay tribute to Bruce Springsteen, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Colombian Military Kills 13 Guerrillas

Latin America News:  Colombian Military Kills 13 Guerrillas

At least 13 guerrillas were killed during an operation by Colombian security forces against the FARC rebels in Chigorodo, a town in the northwestern province of Antioquia. continue reading »

Explosive Midnight Attack on Police Station in Colombia Leaves 6 Injured

Unknown attackers used explosives to strike a National Police station in Guapi, a town in Cauca province in Colombia's Pacific coastal region, wounding six people, civil authorities reported. continue reading »

Colombian President Still to Decide If He’ll Run for 2nd Term

Colombian President Still to Decide If He’ll Run for 2nd Term

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that he will wait until mid-2013 to make the decision on whether to seek a second four-year term in 2014 an continue reading »

Colombia: Three Die in Mudslide, Many Still Missing

Colombia: Three Die in Mudslide, Many Still Missing

Colombian emergency rescue workers found the body of another person killed in the mudslide that cascaded onto a rural road in the southern part of the country last weekend, continue reading »

Colombian Bullfight Festival Leaves 19 Injured

Colombian Bullfight Festival Leaves 19 Injured

Colombia's traditional bullfight festival known as Las Corralejas left 19 people hurt, one of them seriously, in Turbaco, a village near the Caribbean city of Cartagena. continue reading »

IDB Committed More Than $11.5 Billion in 2012 to Development Projects in LatAm

IDB Committed More Than $11.5 Billion in 2012 to Development Projects in LatAm

The economies of Latin America and the Caribbean have performed strongly in the face of a challenging external environment, Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno said, but the region needs to continue to pursue key reforms to ensure growth in the future. continue reading »

Breakups Inspire Colombian Singer Marre’s New Album

Breakups Inspire Colombian Singer Marre’s New Album

Colombian pop singer-songwriter Marre sought inspiration in bygone romances to create the songs of love and loss she composed in New York and will launch in January 2013 in the album "Sombras de Luz" (Shadows of Light). continue reading »

Pique’s Birth Announcement Only an Innocents’ Day Joke

Pique’s Birth Announcement Only an Innocents’ Day Joke

Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique played an Innocents' Day joke on his 4.7 million followers on Twitter with a message early Friday announcing the birth of the baby he was having with singer Shakira, only to acknowledge hours later it was a joke. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Kidnapped Oil Workers in Colombia Freed

Latin America News:  Kidnapped Oil Workers in Colombia Freed

Two Colombian engineers kidnapped while working for U.S.-based Occidental Petroleum were freed in the northeastern province of Arauca, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Colombian Police Seize 1,760 Pounds of Cocaine Headed for Mexico

Colombian Police Seize 1,760 Pounds of Cocaine Headed for Mexico

In a new blow at the Los UrabaƱos crime gang in the port of Cartagena, Colombian police seized Saturday 800 kilos (1,760 pounds) of cocaine chlorohydrate of the highest purity that was being shipped to the Los Zetas cartel in Mexico by way of Honduras. continue reading »

Shakira and Pique’s Son To Be Made FC Barcelona Member at Birth

Shakira and Pique’s Son To Be Made FC Barcelona Member at Birth

Following in the footsteps of his father, the son that Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique and Colombian singer Shakira expect this January will be an FC Barcelona soccer club member from the minute he is born. continue reading »

Court Bans Film in Colombia After Testimony of Former Hostage

Court Bans Film in Colombia After Testimony of Former Hostage

A politician and attorney who spent six years as a hostage of FARC guerrillas has convinced a court to prohibit the marketing in Colombia of "Operacion E" (Operation E), a film inspired by the story of a peasant who cared for a son she bore in captivity. continue reading »