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Group of 60 International Tour Guides Study Spanish in Colombia

Group of 60 International Tour Guides Study Spanish in Colombia

A group of 60 tourist guides from Asian countries and Brazil on Thursday began a four-month Spanish as a Foreign Language course, the second such course offered at eight Colombian universities. continue reading »

Venezuela Bars Remittances to Colombia - Trying to Stop Flight of Capital from Country

Venezuela Bars Remittances to Colombia - Trying to Stop Flight of Capital from Country

The Venezuelan government suspended for an indefinite period the sending of family remittances to people living in Colombia, according to a special edition of the Official Gazette on Monday. continue reading »

Colombia’s FARC Slam President for Changing Stance on Spying

Colombia’s FARC Slam President for Changing Stance on Spying

Colombia's FARC guerrillas on Saturday criticized President Juan Manuel Santos' administration for abruptly reversing its position on the wiretapping of government peace negotiators. continue reading »

European Union to eliminate Visa Requirement for Colombians, Peruvians

European Union to eliminate Visa Requirement for Colombians, Peruvians

The European Union reached an accord to eliminate the visa requirement for brief stays by Colombians and Peruvians, the EU delegation in Bogota said Tuesday. continue reading »

Colombian President Orders Investigation of Spying on Peace Negotiators

Colombian President Orders Investigation of Spying on Peace Negotiators

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday ordered a thorough investigation of charges that the military spied on his government's delegates to peace talks with leftist FARC rebels. continue reading »

Hewlett-Packard Introduces Innovative Programs for Entrepreneurs, Students in Colombia

Hewlett-Packard Introduces Innovative Programs for Entrepreneurs, Students in Colombia

Computer giant Hewlett-Packard this year will bring to Colombia two innovative programs it is marketing worldwide aimed at entrepreneurs and students. continue reading »

Colombian Artist Botero’s Vacation Home Partially Destroyed in Fire

Colombian Artist Botero’s Vacation Home Partially Destroyed in Fire

A fire destroyed half of painter and sculptor Fernando Botero's vacation home in Rionegro, a city in the northwestern province of Antioquia, without any personal injuries to the painter or his wife, fire department spokesmen told Efe. continue reading »

Surgeon Calls Falcao’s Knee Surgery a Success

Surgeon Calls Falcao’s Knee Surgery a Success

Colombian national team and AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao underwent successful surgery Saturday in Portugal to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and now will race against the clock to recover in time for the World Cup, which gets underway on June 12. continue reading »

“Who Killed Pablo Escobar?” to Debut on Infinito TV

“Who Killed Pablo Escobar?” to Debut on Infinito TV

A documentary with new versions of the death of Medellin drug cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar Gaviria, which questions the official account, premieres Sunday in Latin America on the Infinito TV channel, the studio in Colombia announced. continue reading »

Colombian Coast Guard Seizes 1.5 Tons of Cocaine

Colombian Coast Guard Seizes 1.5 Tons of Cocaine

Coast guard and police units seized 1.5 tons of cocaine from a high-speed launch intercepted in Pacific waters near the southwestern port of Buenaventura, the Colombian navy said Friday. continue reading »

2 Colombian Police Officers Killed in FARC Attacks

2 Colombian Police Officers Killed in FARC Attacks

Two police officers were killed and another wounded in separate attacks by FARC rebels in southern Colombia, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Spanish Photojournalist Goes Missing in Colombia

Spanish Photojournalist Goes Missing in Colombia

A Spaniard went missing 17 days ago in the northern Colombian province of La Guajira, the Spanish consul in Cartagena, Juan Antonio Martinez, told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Falcao’s World Cup Chances Not Ruled Out by Surgeon

Falcao’s World Cup Chances Not Ruled Out by Surgeon

The Portuguese surgeon who will repair Colombian and AS Monaco star striker Radamel Falcao's torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee says there is still a chance the player could recover in time to play in this year's World Cup. continue reading »

Colombia’s FARC Admits, Repudiates Bombing

Colombia’s FARC Admits, Repudiates Bombing

The leadership of Colombia's FARC insurgency acknowledged that one of its units carried out last week's deadly bombing in the southwestern town of Pradera and said the commander who ordered the attack would be disciplined. continue reading »

Colombia’s Radamel Falcao Tears Ligament in Knee, Jeopardizing World Cup Play

Colombia’s Radamel Falcao Tears Ligament in Knee, Jeopardizing World Cup Play

AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and could be out of action for six months, jeopardizing his chances of competing in the World Cup for his native Colombia. continue reading »