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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 »

Colombian Sentenced to Prison, Stole over 100,000 Meals from Under-Privileged Children’s Program

Colombian Sentenced to Prison, Stole over 100,000 Meals from Under-Privileged Children’s Program

Former Portland resident Gerardo Mosquera was sentenced to 60 months in prison in the United States District Court today for his convictions for stealing from a program that provides food to under-privileged children. continue reading »

Fireworks-filled Suitcase Explodes on Colombian Bus, Injuring 13

Fireworks-filled Suitcase Explodes on Colombian Bus, Injuring 13

At least 13 people were injured in the southwestern Colombian province of Valle del Cauca when a fireworks-filled suitcase exploded on a bus which then caught fire, government officials said. continue reading »

Dept. of State Honors Colombian’s Commitment to Her Community

Dept. of State Honors Colombian’s Commitment to Her Community

The U.S. Department of State selected Ms. Nathaly Rivera Victoria of Colombia as December’s International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month. continue reading »

Colombian Couple Live in Sewer for 22 Years

Colombian Couple Live in Sewer for 22 Years

A Colombian couple say they have lived better than their president for more than two decades. Miguel Restrepo, 62, and his wife, Maria Garcia, have lived in an abandoned sewer under Medellin, continue reading »

Colombia, Nicaragua Take First Steps Towards Resolving Maritime Dispute

Colombia, Nicaragua Take First Steps Towards Resolving Maritime Dispute

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he has agreed with his Nicaraguan counterpart, Daniel Ortega, "to establish lines of communication" to resolve through diplomatic channels the maritime dispute between the two countries. continue reading »