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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 »

Colombian Navy Finds Over 1 Ton of Cocaine on Boats in Caribbean Sea

Colombian Navy Finds Over 1 Ton of Cocaine on Boats in Caribbean Sea

Navy ships found one ton of cocaine aboard an abandoned vessel anchored in the Caribbean and another 160 kilos aboard a boat in northwestern Colombia, navy spokesmen said Sunday. continue reading »

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »

Colombia Prepares Itself Against Cyber Attacks

Colombia Prepares Itself Against Cyber Attacks

The Ministry of Defense of Colombia, with the support of the Organization of American States (OAS), is conducting an exercise in cyber security crisis management at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, with the objective of strengthening the capabilities of Colombia in preventing, detecting and mitigating the effects of a large scale cyber attack on the country. continue reading »

Check Out “Juanes: Fijate Bien” Today on SiriusXM

Check Out “Juanes: Fijate Bien” Today on SiriusXM

Sirius XM Radio announced that Juanes: Fijate Bien, SiriusXM's first artist-hosted show for bilingual listeners, will officially launch today, September 23, 2012, on Caliente channel 150 and La Kueva channel 540. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

Globally, outdoor urban air pollution kills 2 million people annually and indoor air pollution causes 2 million premature deaths. In Latin America, 100 million people in are exposed to levels of air pollution that exceed the recommended standards. With these rates it is important to look at the health and environmental issues connected to pollution. HS-News takes a look at which countries are culprits and which are taking strides towards environmental protection. continue reading »

Peña Nieto Appoints Colombian General to Direct LatAm Citizenship Institute

Peña Nieto Appoints Colombian General to Direct LatAm Citizenship Institute

Retired Colombian Gen. Oscar Naranjo will combine his function as security adviser to Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto with that of director of the Latin American Citizenship Institute, which seeks to "wipe out the culture of illegality." continue reading »

Critically Acclaimed Colombian Musical Sensation La Mas Grande Historia Jamas Cantada NYC Premiere

Critically Acclaimed Colombian Musical Sensation La Mas Grande Historia Jamas Cantada NYC Premiere

Direct from Colombia, the critically acclaimed musical sensation The Most Amazing Story Ever Sung (La mas grande historia jamas cantada) makes its New York premiere with four spellbinding performances continue reading »