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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 »

Colombian Actress Maria Adelaida Puerta Announces New Telenovela About Drug Traffickers

Colombian Actress Maria Adelaida Puerta Announces New Telenovela About Drug Traffickers

Colombian actress Maria Adelaida Puerta, who captivated international audiences with her role as La Perrys in the action series "El Capo," returns now as a sophisticated drug trafficker who falls in love with a U.S. agent in a new telenovela. continue reading »

Colombia, Nicaragua to Discuss Maritime Border Dispute

Colombia, Nicaragua to Discuss Maritime Border Dispute

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said here Friday he hopes to speak in the most respectful, civilized way with Nicaraguan counterpart Daniel Ortega about a world court ruling that awarded Managua waters long claimed by Bogota. continue reading »

3 Colombian Cops Suspended After Journalist Dies from Police Beating

3 Colombian Cops Suspended After Journalist Dies from Police Beating

Three Colombian police officers were suspended Friday in connection with the death of journalist who said he was beaten in custody. continue reading »

First Round of Peace Talks Between Colombia and Rebels End

First Round of Peace Talks Between Colombia and Rebels End

The first round of talks here between the Colombian government and leftist FARC rebels has ended with progress on mechanisms for incorporating civil society into the process, which is aimed at bringing an end to a decades-long armed conflict. continue reading »

Colombia Withdraws From ICJ Pact Over Territorial Dispute with Nicaragua

Colombia Withdraws From ICJ Pact Over Territorial Dispute with Nicaragua

President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday that Colombia has pulled out of a pact recognizing the International Court of Justice's jurisdiction over its territorial disputes, a step taken in the wake of this month's world-court decision setting new maritime borders with Nicaragua. continue reading »

Shakira Shows Off Babybump on Twitter/Instagram

Shakira Shows Off Babybump on Twitter/Instagram

Colombian superstar and momma-to-be, Shakira, showed off her ever-growing baby bump on Tuesday. After posting the photo on Instagram, Shakira tweeted the photo, saying: continue reading »

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 »