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Juanes To Finish 2012 Tour Schedule in Colombia

Juanes To Finish 2012 Tour Schedule in Colombia

Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes on Tuesday will offer the first concert in his homeland of his "Unplugged" tour, which will take him to six other cities in the Andean nation, including his native Medellin. continue reading »

Pope Benedict Elevates Six to Become Cardinals Including Ruben Salazar Gomez, Archbishop of Bogota

Pope Benedict Elevates Six to Become Cardinals Including Ruben Salazar Gomez, Archbishop of Bogota

This morning in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall the Holy Father received the new cardinals created in the consistory of Saturday November 24, and their families. continue reading »

Kidnapped Banana Industry Executive Rescued in Colombia

Kidnapped Banana Industry Executive Rescued in Colombia

The security forces rescued a banana industry executive who had been kidnapped earlier this month by unidentified individuals in northern Colombia, President Juan Manuel Santos said. continue reading »

Colombia Expects $2.6 Billion Investment From 49 Oil Blocks

Colombia Expects $2.6 Billion Investment From 49 Oil Blocks

Colombia's National Hydrocarbons Agency, or ANH, has awarded 49 oil exploration and production blocks in an auction and said it expects the winning bidders to invest some $2.6 billion over the next six years. continue reading »

Colombian Designer Juan Carlos Obando Preparing to Launch New Jewelry Line at Barney’s NY

Colombian Designer Juan Carlos Obando Preparing to Launch New Jewelry Line at Barney’s NY

Los Angeles-based fashion designer Juan Carlos Obando will soon be launching his new jewelry collection at Barney's New York. Just in time for the holiday season, the Co continue reading »

Colombia Must Finish Peace Talks with FARC Before Extending to Other Guerrilla Group

Colombia Must Finish Peace Talks with FARC Before Extending to Other Guerrilla Group

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos told Efe that for now his country's No. 2 guerrilla group, the ELN, will not be joining the peace process Bogota has opened with the larger FARC. continue reading »

Colombians Arrested for Selling Sensitive U.S. Information to Drug Traffickers

Colombians Arrested for Selling Sensitive U.S. Information to Drug Traffickers

Earlier this week in Bogotá, two Colombian nationals were arrested for obstructing justice by selling sensitive and confidential U.S. law enforcement information to a narcotics trafficker concerning prosecutions in New York. The arrests are the result of an extensive investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). continue reading »

Benicio Del Toro to Play Famed Drug Lord Pablo Escobar in Upcoming ‘Paradise Lost’

Benicio Del Toro to Play Famed Drug Lord Pablo Escobar in Upcoming ‘Paradise Lost’

Variety is reporting actor Benicio Del Toro is set to play famous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in the upcoming film Paradise Lost. Inspired by actual, Paradise Lost follows a young surfer named Nick who travel continue reading »

Colombian Heiress Tatiana Santo Domingo and Monaco Royal Andrea Casiraghi Expecting Child

Colombian Heiress Tatiana Santo Domingo and Monaco Royal Andrea Casiraghi Expecting Child

Tatiana Santo Domingo, the daughter of the late Colombian businessman Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Jr. and Brazilian socialite Vera Rechulski, has announced she is pregnant with her fiancĂ©. continue reading »

Venezuela Deports Colombian Drug Lord Daniel “El Loco” Barrera

Venezuela Deports Colombian Drug Lord Daniel “El Loco” Barrera

Reputed drug kingpin Daniel "El Loco" Barrera and another Colombian national were deported back to their homeland on Wednesday, Venezuela's interior minister said. continue reading »

Fernando Botero Sculptures on Display at New York Gallery

Fernando Botero Sculptures on Display at New York Gallery

The Marlborough Gallery in New York City is currently the home of an exhibition of marble and bronze sculptures by the world-renowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero. continue reading »

Manuel “Sureshot” Marulanda Companion Claims FARC Guerrillas Rape and Torture Female Insurgents

Manuel “Sureshot” Marulanda Companion Claims FARC Guerrillas Rape and Torture Female Insurgents

The woman who was the companion of FARC guerrilla commander Manuel "Sureshot" Marulanda at the time of his death in March 2008 said the Colombian army regularly rapes and tortures captured female insurgents. continue reading »

Lucia Aldana Crowned Miss Colombia, Set to Compete for Miss Universe

Lucia Aldana Crowned Miss Colombia, Set to Compete for Miss Universe

Lucia Aldana, a student of communications and journalism from the southwestern province of Valle del Cauca, was elected Colombia's new beauty queen at the Caribbean city of Cartagena. The 20-year-old beauty, who competed in the National Beauty Contest together with 24 other candidates, will represent her country in the Miss Universe 2013 pageant. continue reading »

Kidnapped Colombian Escapes Captors and Walks to Safety with Bullet in His Head

Kidnapped Colombian Escapes Captors and Walks to Safety with Bullet in His Head

A man who was kidnapped almost three months go in northern Colombia survived after being shot in the head while escaping from his captors, and managed to reach safety after walking for four days, authorities said. continue reading »

2 Major Drug Traffickers Apprehended in Colombia

2 Major Drug Traffickers Apprehended in Colombia

Two drug traffickers suspected of having taken over for Diego Perez Henao, a Los Rastrojos gang boss arrested in Venezuela in June, have been captured by police, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said. continue reading »