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Homeless Man Set on Fire, Killed in Bogota

Homeless Man Set on Fire, Killed in Bogota

A homeless man was killed in Bogota by unknown attackers who doused him with gasoline while he was sleeping and then set him on fire, Colombian authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Police Arrest Suspect in Warlord’s 2004 Killing in Colombia

Police Arrest Suspect in Warlord’s 2004 Killing in Colombia

Colombian police on Monday captured the suspected shooter in the 2004 slaying of Carlos Castaño, founder of the now-defunct AUC federation of rightist militias. continue reading »

Colombian Teachers Announce Strike

Colombian Teachers Announce Strike

The Fecode union representing Colombia's public school teachers announced plans for a strike after failing to reach an agreement with the government on pay, healthcare and teacher evaluation. continue reading »

Colombian Police Rescue Kidnapped Businessman

Colombian Police Rescue Kidnapped Businessman

A businessman kidnapped two months ago was rescued in an operation in which four suspects were captured, the Colombian police reported Monday. continue reading »

Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull Welcome J Balvin to U.S. Tour

Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull Welcome J Balvin to U.S. Tour

Colombia's J Balvin has received the chance of a lifetime to travel with Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull on their next tour of the United States. continue reading »

Man Accused of Cyber Spying on Colombian Government to Remain in Custody

Man Accused of Cyber Spying on Colombian Government to Remain in Custody

A man arrested for conducting a clandestine cyber-espionage operation targeting the Colombian government's negotiations with leftist guerrillas will remain in custody pending trial, a judge ordered Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombia Government Busts Ring Smuggling Migrants from Middle East

Colombia Government Busts Ring Smuggling Migrants from Middle East

Colombian authorities broke up a band of eight people who specialized in smuggling migrants from the Middle East, to whom they supplied fake documents to enable them to remain in the country, judicial sources said. continue reading »

REPORT:  Colombian President Target of Cyber-Spy Operation, Emails Hacked

REPORT:  Colombian President Target of Cyber-Spy Operation, Emails Hacked

Investigators discovered a clandestine cyber-espionage operation targeting the government's negotiations with leftist guerrillas, Colombia's attorney general said Tuesday, adding that the spies apparently intercepted President Juan Manuel Santos' e-mails. continue reading »

U.S. and Colombian Authorities Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine in the Caribbean

U.S. and Colombian Authorities Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine in the Caribbean

Colombian police and elements of the U.S. Coast Guard and Drug Enforcement Administration seized in international waters more than 1.5 tons of cocaine and arrested four people, authorities here said Tuesday. continue reading »

Antonio Bandaras on Hispanic Artists and Their Roles in Hollywood

Antonio Bandaras on Hispanic Artists and Their Roles in Hollywood

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas said here that he is proud to be a part of the generation of Hispanic artists who managed to open the doors of Hollywood and consolidate themselves in the movie mecca. Banderas, who was in Bogota to present his new ladies' fragrance, "Her Golden Secret," recalled at a press conference his early years in movies and gave details about his most recent film project," The 33," about the Chilean miners who were trapped in a collapsed mine for 70 days in 2010. continue reading »

7 Bodies Pulled from Illegal Colombian Mine- 6 Still Missing

7 Bodies Pulled from Illegal Colombian Mine- 6 Still Missing

Rescue teams recovered the bodies of four men and three women from the illegal mine that collapsed last week in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, emergency management officials said. The teams are searching for the bodies of six other people reported missing following the mine collapse last Wednesday, Cauca emergency management office director Maj. Juan Carlos Sandoval told Efe by telephone. continue reading »

Guerrillas Attack Colombian Pipeline Causing Environmental Hazard

Guerrillas Attack Colombian Pipeline Causing Environmental Hazard

A new guerrilla attack on Colombia's Caño Limon-Coveñas pipeline, out of service since March 25, has caused an oil spill and sparked environmental concerns. continue reading »

Mine Collapse in Colombia Kills 3, Traps 30

Mine Collapse in Colombia Kills 3, Traps 30

At least three people were killed and between 20 and 30 others trapped when an illegal gold mine collapsed in Santander de Quilichao, a city in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, officials said Thursday. continue reading »

Mine Explosion in Colombia Leaves 4 Dead, 65 Others Poisoned

Mine Explosion in Colombia Leaves 4 Dead, 65 Others Poisoned

Four dead miners and 65 more poisoned by inhaling toxic gases was the toll taken by an explosion in a gold mine in the northwestern Colombian municipality of Buritica, emergency management services said Saturday. continue reading »

Amazon River Tour Boat Sinks, Leaving 2 Dead and 3 Missing

Amazon River Tour Boat Sinks, Leaving 2 Dead and 3 Missing

Patrol boats belonging to the navies of Peru and Colombia on Monday are seeking three people who have been missing for nearly two days since a tourist boat sank on a stretch of the Amazon River that runs through the Peruvian region of Loreto, authorities said. continue reading »