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Colombia’s Ecopetrol Discovers Crude in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Colombia’s Ecopetrol Discovers Crude in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Colombian state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol on Wednesday announced a crude discovery at a well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico that it has been exploring in partnership with operator Royal Dutch Shell and Canada's Nexen. continue reading »

Shakira Comforts Pique After Spain’s Lackluster World Cup Appearance

Shakira Comforts Pique After Spain’s Lackluster World Cup Appearance

Colombian singer Shakira, who will perform in Sunday's World Cup closing ceremony, said her boyfriend, Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique, was still trying to get over his team's ouster from the tournament. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Ramps Up Trade with Colombia with New Trade Office

Puerto Rico Ramps Up Trade with Colombia with New Trade Office

The Puerto Rican government this week will open a trade office in Bogota with the aim of promoting the Caribbean island as an investment destination, a government official announced Sunday. continue reading »

Grenade Blast in Medellin Kills One and Wounds 40

Grenade Blast in Medellin Kills One and Wounds 40

A 23-year-old woman was killed and 40 other people were wounded when a man pulled out a hand grenade during a fight in a neighborhood in Medellin, a city in northwestern Colombia, police said Sunday. continue reading »

Colombia to Invest $4 Billion in Water System Upgrades

Colombia to Invest $4 Billion in Water System Upgrades

Colombia will invest 7.6 trillion pesos ($4 billion) over the next 10 years to improve water service for around 4.4 million people, the National Planning Department, or DNP, reported on Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombian Murder Suspects of DEA Agent Extradited to U.S.

Colombian Murder Suspects of DEA Agent Extradited to U.S.

Colombia on Tuesday extradited to the United States seven suspects in the June 2013 murder of a Drug Enforcement Administration agent in the course of a robbery, authorities said. continue reading »

Colombia Defeats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup

Colombia Defeats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup

A pair of goals by emerging superstar James Rodriguez gave Colombia a 2-0 victory Saturday over Uruguay and earned the South American country its first-ever World Cup quarterfinal berth. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Colombian Police Arrest Drug Trafficker Wanted by U.S.

Blog del Narco: Colombian Police Arrest Drug Trafficker Wanted by U.S.

Colombian police said Friday that they captured a reputed drug trafficker who is wanted in the United States. Seized from the man in custody, Pedro Corredor, and his organization were 198 kilos (438 pounds) of cocaine that were found in a rural area of Cienega municipality in the Caribbean province of Magdalena, police said in a statement. continue reading »

Colombia Beats Japan 4-1 in Brazil

Colombia Beats Japan 4-1 in Brazil

Colombia beat Japan 4-1 in Cuiaba on Tuesday to end the group phase of the 2014 World Cup with a perfect 3-0 record. With his team already assured of a place in the round of 16, coach Jose Pekerman fielded a lineup including eight substitutes, including 43-year-old backup goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon, who became the oldest player to compete in a World Cup. continue reading »

Colombia’s Catherine Siachoque Says She Loves Portraying the Villainess in Telenovelas

Colombia’s Catherine Siachoque Says She Loves Portraying the Villainess in Telenovelas

Colombian actress Catherine Siachoque said playing a villainess on the telenovela "Reina de Corazones" allowed her to explore someone with a complex psyche that was the opposite of her own personality, providing a "license to do things that are prohibited." continue reading »

Colombia Into Knockout Stage After Japan Ties With Greece

Colombia Into Knockout Stage After Japan Ties With Greece

Japan had a one-man advantage for nearly an hour of their World Cup Group C match against Greece but had to settle for a 0-0 draw, a result that sent Colombia into the tournament's knockout stage. continue reading »

Colombia’s J Balvin Joins Free Concert Series Online

Colombia’s J Balvin Joins Free Concert Series Online

Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin is the latest artist to sign on for the "Terra Live Music" Internet concert series, the Terra Web portal said in a statement in Miami. continue reading »

Colombia Looks to Advance After Defeating Ivory Coast 2-1

Colombia Looks to Advance After Defeating Ivory Coast 2-1

Colombia beat Ivory Coast 2-1 here Thursday to vault to the top of Group C in the 2014 World Cup, leaving the Andean squad all but assured of a berth in the knockout phase. continue reading »

18 Colombians Arrested After Robberies in Brazilian World Cup City

18 Colombians Arrested After Robberies in Brazilian World Cup City

Police in one of the 12 Brazilian cities hosting World Cup matches arrested 18 Colombian nationals on suspicion of robbery, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Juan Manuel Santos Re-elected to Second Term as Colombia’s President

Juan Manuel Santos Re-elected to Second Term as Colombia’s President

Juan Manuel Santos was re-elected over the weekend to a second term as Colombia's president, winning with the support of the left and grassroots organizations that backed his agenda of continuing the peace process with guerrillas and achieving social justice. continue reading »