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“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 »

Colombian Artist Fernando Botero Celebrates His 80th with National Tributes

Colombian Artist Fernando Botero Celebrates His 80th with National Tributes

Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero said at the conclusion of a months-long series of events to mark his 80th birthday that he spent 15 years of his career striving to achieve a "radical, distinct and original" style. continue reading »

Colombian Police Confiscate Cocaine Worth $1 Billion

Colombian Police Confiscate Cocaine Worth $1 Billion

Drug enforcement agents seized 3,826 kilos of cocaine suspected of belonging to Colombia's Los Urabeños gang and bound for the Mexican Gulf port of Veracruz, where the drugs would be received by the Los Zetas cartel, National Police director Gen. Jose Roberto Leon Riaño said. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Colombian Robbers’ Plan Foiled by Uncooperative Donkey

LATINO BLOTTER: Colombian Robbers’ Plan Foiled by Uncooperative Donkey

A Colombian shop owner is very grateful for the stubbornness of a donkey. At around 2 a.m. on Sunday, three criminals entered Fabio Orozco's shop continue reading »

Colombian Authorities Arrest Kidnappers of Mining Employees

Colombian Authorities Arrest Kidnappers of Mining Employees

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said authorities have three people in custody in connection with last week's kidnapping of five mining company employees in the northern province of Bolivar. continue reading »

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 »