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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 »

Colombian General Surrenders to DEA

Colombian General Surrenders to DEA

A retired Colombian police general who was a top aide to former President Alvaro Uribe gave himself up Tuesday to agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to answer charges he colluded with traffickers. continue reading »

No Jail Time for ‘Personal’ Possession of Marijuana and Cocaine in Colombia

No Jail Time for ‘Personal’ Possession of Marijuana and Cocaine in Colombia

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has just agreed with the country’s Supreme Court – no jail time for ‘personal doses’ of marijuana and cocaine. Therefore any Colombian caught with 20 grams or less of pot or cocaine will not be detained or prosecuted. continue reading »

Colombia’s Rock al Parque Festival Turns 18

Colombia’s Rock al Parque Festival Turns 18

The Rock al Parque (Rock in the Park) festival in Bogota, the biggest free music fest in Latin America, turns 18 on Saturday in the Colombian capital and for three days will feature 17 international bands and dozens of local ones. continue reading »

Colombian Navy and DEA Seize Submarine Used to Traffic Drugs

Colombian Navy and DEA Seize Submarine Used to Traffic Drugs

On Monday, the Colombian Navy, with help from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently seized a semi-submersible craft believed to have been used by the Rastrojos drug gang. continue reading »

Bodies of Missing Indians Discovered in Colombia

Bodies of Missing Indians Discovered in Colombia

Members of the Senu Indian community in the northwestern Colombian province of Antioquia found the bodies of three of their neighbors who went missing a year ago, the tribal government told Efe on Monday. continue reading »

Colombian FARC Rebels Using Teens to Detonate their Bombs

Colombian FARC Rebels Using Teens to Detonate their Bombs

Colombia's National Police released videos purporting to show leftist FARC rebels using teenagers to detonate bombs. continue reading »

Go Behind the Scenes of Sofia Vergara’s Vanity Fair Spain Photoshoot (VIDEO)

Go Behind the Scenes of Sofia Vergara’s Vanity Fair Spain Photoshoot (VIDEO)

"Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara graces the July cover of Vanity Fair Spain in a red strapless playsuit, complete with cigarette. An accompanying video from the magazine’s shoot shows the Colombian in various outfits ranging from lingerie to a clinging black gown. continue reading »

Shakira’s Father Does Not Confirm Pregnancy Rumors

Shakira’s Father Does Not Confirm Pregnancy Rumors

The father of Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira said Friday that the rumored pregnancy of his daughter has never been confirmed, despite the assurances of media outlets in various countries. continue reading »

Costa Rica and Colombia Happiest Countries in the World

Costa Rica and Colombia Happiest Countries in the World

A new report published today finds the UK is less efficient than Jamaica and most Latin American nations at using environmental resources to create long and happy lives for its citizens. continue reading »

Colombian V.P. in Medically Induced Coma to Prevent Brain Damage

Colombian V.P. in Medically Induced Coma to Prevent Brain Damage

The medical staff treating Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon for the stroke he suffered earlier this week is keeping him in an induced coma to avert brain damage, the Reina Sofia Clinic said. continue reading »

Turmoil in Colombia Leads to 4 Million Displaced, 400,000 Refugees

Turmoil in Colombia Leads to 4 Million Displaced, 400,000 Refugees

Strife-torn Colombia is the scene of the worst humanitarian tragedy in Latin America with nearly 400,000 refugees and 4 million people internally displaced, according to the U.N.'s refugee agency. continue reading »

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

For the fourth consecutive year the Cervantes Institute is celebrating "El Dia E" (The Day of Spanish), an event that marks the global consolidation and expansion of Spanish language and culture, with more than 50 cities joining in. continue reading »

Colombian Will Receive $120 Billion Over Next 10 years From Oil Industry

Colombian Will Receive $120 Billion Over Next 10 years From Oil Industry

The oil industry will invest up to $120 billion in Colombia over the next 10 years even though a crude output target of 1 million barrels per day has not been achieved due to persistent security challenges, the president of the Colombian Oil Association, or ACP, said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

With daily reports of homicides, violent crimes, and corruption occurring in Latin America it is obvious that Latin America is struggling with peace. Check out Hispanically Speaking News's Infographic to see the global rankings and scores of Latin American countries in terms of peace. continue reading »