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Latin America News: Bus Crash in Colombia Leaves 6 Dead

Latin America News: Bus Crash in Colombia Leaves 6 Dead

Six people, including a child, died when a small bus crashed on a highway in Norte de Santander, a province on Colombia's border with Venezuela, the highway patrol said. continue reading »

Colombian Priest Killed by Unknown Gunmen While on Vacation

Colombian Priest Killed by Unknown Gunmen While on Vacation

A Colombian priest on vacation was shot to death by unknown gunmen in Norte de Santander province, which borders on Venezuela, police said Sunday. continue reading »

Colombia Prepares to Launch $2.25 Billion Road-concession Process

Colombia Prepares to Launch $2.25 Billion Road-concession Process

Colombia's National Infrastructure Agency, or ANI, said it will launch a road-concession process next week aimed at awarding an estimated 4 trillion pesos ($2.25 billion) worth of contracts for the construction of 550 kilometers (340 miles) of roads. continue reading »

FARC Says Willing to Free 3 Colombian Security Force Members

FARC Says Willing to Free 3 Colombian Security Force Members

Colombia's FARC guerrilla group said Saturday they are willing to free two police captured on Jan. 25 and a soldier grabbed this week in the Andean nation's southwest. continue reading »

FARC Release 3 Kidnapped Engineers in Colombia

FARC Release 3 Kidnapped Engineers in Colombia

Colombia's FARC rebels have freed the three petroleum engineers they had kidnapped in the country's southwest, a police spokesman told Efe Thursday. continue reading »

Colombian Judge Allows Screening of Film Involving FARC Hostage’s Son

Colombian Judge Allows Screening of Film Involving FARC Hostage’s Son

A Colombian judge on Thursday struck down a request for an injunction from a politician and attorney who spent six years as a hostage of FARC guerrillas, ruling that a feature film inspired by the story of a peasant who cared for the son Clara Ro continue reading »

Game of Thrones Star Natalia Tena Speaks out Over Colombian Killing

Game of Thrones Star Natalia Tena Speaks out Over Colombian Killing

Game of Thrones and Harry Potter star Natalia Tena has lent her support to a Survival International campaign to finally bring the killers of three Colombian Indian leaders to justice. Twenty-two years ago, in November 1990, Angel María Torres and two other leaders of Colombia’s Arhuaco tribe were kidnapped, tortured and killed. continue reading »

Latin America Shines at Madrid’s International Tourism Fair

Latin America Shines at Madrid’s International Tourism Fair

The colors, tastes, accents and music of Latin America are being seen and heard again at the Fitur tourism fair in Madrid, whose 33rd edition was kicked off on Wednesday by Spain's Crown Prince Felipe continue reading »

Colombian Teen Commits Suicide When Father Denies her Plastic Surgery

Colombian Teen Commits Suicide When Father Denies her Plastic Surgery

A teenaged girl in Colombia jumped to her death after her father would not allow her to get liposuction. The unidentified girl was just 14 years old when she jumped from the ninth story of her apartment com continue reading »

During Peace Talks FARC Guerillas Vow to Take Prisoners During Combat

During Peace Talks FARC Guerillas Vow to Take Prisoners During Combat

The team representing the FARC guerrilla group in peace talks with the Colombian government said Wednesday that insurgents have the right to hold police and soldiers who are fall into their hands in combat. continue reading »

TRAGEDY: Colombian Immigrant in Georgia Shot When GPS Sends Them Down Wrong Driveway

TRAGEDY: Colombian Immigrant in Georgia Shot When GPS Sends Them Down Wrong Driveway

A 22-year-old Colombian immigrant in Georgia was shot and killed over the weekend after a GPS unit gave him incorrect directions and sent him and his passengers down the wrong driveway. continue reading »

Some of the Missing Kombo Kolombia Musicians Found Dead in Well

Some of the Missing Kombo Kolombia Musicians Found Dead in Well

Twelve bodies, including those of at least four members of the Kombo Kolombia band reported missing last week, were found in a well at a ranch in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, officials said. continue reading »

Medellin Up Against New York, Tel Aviv for City of the Year Award

Medellin Up Against New York, Tel Aviv for City of the Year Award

The Colombian city of Medellin is competing against New York and Tel Aviv for the title of world's most innovative, a candidacy based on a public-transport system that aims to bolster social cohesion and chip away at longstanding problems of socioeconomic inequality, violence and drug trafficking. continue reading »

“Chasing the Sun,” Juanes’ First Book, to be Released in April

“Chasing the Sun,” Juanes’ First Book, to be Released in April

In his first book, "Chasing the Sun," to be released on April 2, Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes talks about some of the more intimate aspects of his life that influenced him as a musician and as a person, continue reading »

Designers Display Creations Integrating New Technology at Fashion Fair in Colombia

Designers Display Creations Integrating New Technology at Fashion Fair in Colombia

Designers are reinventing sportswear with new synthetic fibers that combine design and technology, and are on display at the Colombiatex 2013 fair in Medellin, Colombia. continue reading »