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Over 1.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombia

Over 1.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombia

Colombian authorities seized 1,555 kilograms (3,425 lbs.) of cocaine that were found on a boat en route to Central America, the military said Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombian Oil Firm Begins Producing Oil in Gulf of Mexico

Colombian Oil Firm Begins Producing Oil in Gulf of Mexico

Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol announced Wednesday the start of crude production from two wells in U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico. continue reading »

FARC Guerillas Leave Colombia’s Most Important Port without Electricity

FARC Guerillas Leave Colombia’s Most Important Port without Electricity

The port of Buenaventura, the most important port on Colombia's Pacific coast, is without electricity after a dynamite attack on several electric towers attributed Tuesday to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, by the Colombian military. continue reading »

Colombian Rebels Blow Up Aqueduct

Colombian Rebels Blow Up Aqueduct

At least 16,000 residents in part of the central Colombian province of Meta are without potable water after the leftist FARC guerrillas dynamited a portion of a local aqueduct, media outlets said. continue reading »

President Santos Aids Drought-Stricken Regions of Colombia

President Santos Aids Drought-Stricken Regions of Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced financial aid for the agricultural sector that could be hurt if the weather phenomenon known as El NiƱo aggravates the severe drought already affecting much of the northern part of the country. continue reading »

Death Toll From Colombia Mine Collapse Climbs to 7

Death Toll From Colombia Mine Collapse Climbs to 7

Rescue teams recovered the bodies of seven workers who died in a cave-in at an unlicensed open-pit gold mine in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, authorities said. continue reading »

Unlicensed Gold Mine Collapses in Colombia, 2 Dead and 17 Missing

Unlicensed Gold Mine Collapses in Colombia, 2 Dead and 17 Missing

The collapse of an unlicensed, open-pit gold mine Wednesday in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca left at least two dead and 17 missing, authorities said. Several people also were injured in the mine accident, according to Jose Victor Amu Sinisterra, the mayor of the town of Timbiqui where the mine is located. continue reading »

Colombian Military Kills 13 Guerrillas and Captures 20

Government forces killed a total of 13 leftist guerrillas on Tuesday in separate operations, sources in the Colombia Defense Ministry told Efe. continue reading »

Colombian President Vows to Stop Future Presidents From Seeking Re-Election

Colombian President Vows to Stop Future Presidents From Seeking Re-Election

President Juan Manuel Santos told lawmakers at the opening session of Colombia's Congress that among the priorities of his second administration will be undoing the 2004 constitutional amendment allowing an incumbent head of state to seek re-election. continue reading »

Real Madrid Must Pay Monaco 85 Million Euros for Rodriguez Says French Daily

Real Madrid Must Pay Monaco 85 Million Euros for Rodriguez Says French Daily

AS Monaco FC is demanding that Real Madrid pay an 85-million-euro ($114.7-million) transfer fee for Colombia's James Rodriguez, a breakout star at the recently concluded World Cup in Brazil, Le Parisien reported Friday. continue reading »

Colombian Ex-Spy Chief Charged With 1989 Murder

Colombian Ex-Spy Chief Charged With 1989 Murder

A Colombian former intelligence chief has been charged in the 1989 assassination of presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan. continue reading »

Colombian Police Seize 11 Tons of Smuggled Food From Venezuela

Colombian Police Seize 11 Tons of Smuggled Food From Venezuela

More than 11 tons of fish, chicken and beef smuggled into Colombia from neighboring Venezuela were seized in the northeastern border province of Norte de Santander, the customs and tax police said Wednesday. continue reading »

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 »