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Colombia: Toddler Spends Hours in Sewer After Falling in Hole at Construction Site

Colombia: Toddler Spends Hours in Sewer After Falling in Hole at Construction Site

A three-year-old Colombian boy is recovering after emergency crews worked tirelessly to rescue him from a sewer. Jeampier Silvera Arteta had been playing with his two brothers when he disappeared Tuesday night. continue reading »

Forbes Names Sofia Vergara As Highest Paid Woman on Television

Forbes Names Sofia Vergara As Highest Paid Woman on Television

Colombian actress Sofia Vergara has added a new milestone to her meteoric career by becoming the top-earning woman on U.S. television, according to a list published Wednesday by Forbes magazine. continue reading »

Colombian Runner Unable to Compete at Olympics Due to Injury

Colombian Runner Unable to Compete at Olympics Due to Injury

An injury forced runner Maria Alejandra Idrobo to drop out of the Colombian squad taking part in the London Olympics, the vice president of the Andean nation's Olympic committee said Tuesday. continue reading »

Shakira Launches New Fragrance “Elixir by Shakira” (VIDEO)

Shakira Launches New Fragrance “Elixir by Shakira” (VIDEO)

Shakira has just launched her third fragrance “Elixir by Shakira” hoping to attractive her younger fans, calling it a ‘second skin that has an exotic feel to it.’ continue reading »

Reporters Without Borders Denounces Threat to Investigative Reporter in Colombia

Reporters Without Borders Denounces Threat to Investigative Reporter in Colombia

A Colombian broadcast reporter at work on a report about the country's murderous right-wing paramilitaries received a threatening telephone call last week, Reporters Without Borders said Monday. continue reading »

Nearly 3,000 Colombians Displaced by Fighting

Nearly 3,000 Colombians Displaced by Fighting

Fighting between leftist FARC guerrillas and the Colombian security forces in the southwestern province of Cauca has driven more than 2,800 indigenous and mestizo people from their homes. continue reading »

Colombian Indians Boo President Santos as he Arrived in Cauca -“We Don’t Want Any More Army”

Colombian Indians Boo President Santos as he Arrived in Cauca -“We Don’t Want Any More Army”

Dozens of Colombian Indians greeted President Juan Manuel Santos with boos Wednesday in the southwestern province of Cauca and demanded he withdraw security forces from that violence-wracked region, continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Heroin Found in Shipment of Flowers from Colombia

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Heroin Found in Shipment of Flowers from Colombia

Last week U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Miami International Airport seized .25 Kg of Heroin found in a cargo of flowers. The seizure took place during a routine examination of cargo coming from Bogota, Colombia. continue reading »

Colombian Drug Operative Who Faked Own Death in 2010 Arrested During his Caribbean Wedding Party

Colombian Drug Operative Who Faked Own Death in 2010 Arrested During his Caribbean Wedding Party

A man wanted by Colombian authorities was arrested at a really inconvenient time – during his week-long wedding reception. Last week, Camilo “Fritanga” Torres was celebrating his wedding in the Car continue reading »

FARC Attack Colombian Towns, Children Injured

FARC Attack Colombian Towns, Children Injured

At least five people, including four children, were wounded in attacks staged by FARC guerrillas this weekend on towns in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, army 28th Mobile Brigade commander Col. Martin Hernando Nieto told Efe. continue reading »

6-year-old Girl Miraculously Survives 18-story Fall

6-year-old Girl Miraculously Survives 18-story Fall

A 6-year-old Colombian girl survived a fall from the 18th floor of a building in the northwestern Colombian city of Medellin, doctors who treated her said, adding that the child is in "grave" but "stable" condition. continue reading »

Obstacles Will Not Stop U.S.-Colombian Gymnast From Competing in the Olympics

Obstacles Will Not Stop U.S.-Colombian Gymnast From Competing in the Olympics

Gymnast Jessica Gil had to overcome some serious obstacles to qualify for the Olympic Games in London. Gil, who has dual U.S.-Colombian citizenship, is a member of Colombia's Olympic squad. continue reading »

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Suffering from Dementia

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Suffering from Dementia

Colombian Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez suffers from senile dementia but still maintains his good sense of humor, joy and enthusiasm, his brother said here Friday. continue reading »

19 Days After Suffering a Stroke Colombian V.P. Leaves Hospital

19 Days After Suffering a Stroke Colombian V.P. Leaves Hospital

Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon was released from hospital Friday, 19 days after suffering a stroke, Bogota's Reina Sofia Clinic said in a statement. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

Latin America proves to be home to some of the happiest places on earth. While Costa Rica is the global leader, some other countries did not fare as well. continue reading »