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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 Urabaños 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 »

Colombia Investigating Drug Ring Within Military

Colombia Investigating Drug Ring Within Military

Colombia's Defense Ministry has launched an investigation into drug trafficking by the military after seven soldiers - including a major - were arrested with a total of more than 100 kilos of marijuana in their possession. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Brazil’s Petrobras Finds Oil Reserve in Colombia

Latin America News:  Brazil’s Petrobras Finds Oil Reserve in Colombia

State-controlled oil giant Petrobras said it found oil in a well in the upper basin of the Magdalena River in Colombia's Tolima province. continue reading »

Latin American News:  Deadly Colombia Bus Accident Leaves 26 Dead

Latin American News:  Deadly Colombia Bus Accident Leaves 26 Dead

Twenty-six people were killed and 15 others hurt in a bus crash in central Colombia, the National Police transit division said Monday. continue reading »

Is the Colombian Peace Period Over Already?

Is the Colombian Peace Period Over Already?

A group of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, rebels attacked the police station of a poor northwestern Colombian town, an assault that comes less than a month after the guerrilla group's leadership declared a unilateral two-month truce. continue reading »

Colombia’s Ecopetrol to Invest $9.5 Billion in 2013

Colombia’s Ecopetrol to Invest $9.5 Billion in 2013

Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol announced plans to invest more than $9.5 billion in 2013 as it strives to boost output to 1 million barrels per day by 2015. continue reading »

Colombia Receives $12 Million Loan to Train 4,000 Youth For Offshoring Industry

Colombia Receives $12 Million Loan to Train 4,000 Youth For Offshoring Industry

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $12 million loan to promote the expansion of the offshoring services industry in Colombia in order to increase employment, boost exports of high value-added services, and improve the sector’s business climate. continue reading »

3 Die, 5 Still Missing from Colombian Shipwreck

3 Die, 5 Still Missing from Colombian Shipwreck

At least three people died, five went missing and 14 were rescued after a Colombian-flagged vessel went down in the Pacific Ocean, the Colombian navy said. continue reading »

Colombian General Sentenced to 13 Years in U.S.

Colombian General Sentenced to 13 Years in U.S.

A retired Colombian police general was sentenced Friday in U.S. federal court to 13 years in prison for colluding with his country's AUC federation of right-wing militias, which is on Washington's list of international terrorist groups. continue reading »