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INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Final Medal Count at the 2012 Olympics

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Final Medal Count at the 2012 Olympics

Of the 962 medals awarded, Latin America won 56. Ranging from Mexico's gold in soccer to Guatemala's first olympic medal, Latin America did very well at the 2012 Olympics. Check out HS News' infographic to see which LatAm country had the highest medal count. continue reading »

No Justice for Colombian Journalist’s Death 13 Years Later

No Justice for Colombian Journalist’s Death 13 Years Later

Press organizations, defenders of human rights, families and journalists gathered here Monday to commemorate the 13th anniversary of journalist and humorist Jaime Garzon's murder and to protest the authorities' failure to punish anyone for the crime. continue reading »

Famous Salsa Composer, Jairo Varela, Laid to Rest in Colombia

Famous Salsa Composer, Jairo Varela, Laid to Rest in Colombia

Jairo Varela, considered Colombia's greatest salsa composer, was buried in a cemetery in the southwestern city of Cali amid massive crowds that came to pay their last respects. continue reading »

Colombian Police Seize Cocaine en Route to Sinaloa Cartel

Colombian Police Seize Cocaine en Route to Sinaloa Cartel

Drug enforcement agents seized one ton of cocaine on a highway in northwestern Colombia that was bound for Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, the National Police said. continue reading »

UN: Colombia Must Further Dialogue with Indigenous People in Cauca

UN: Colombia Must Further Dialogue with Indigenous People in Cauca

A United Nations independent expert called on the Government of Colombia to advance the dialogue process with indigenous authorities in the state of Cauca to find a solution to the recent military presence in their territory and other related matters. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

How many families are homeless or live in poor quality houses? Despite the strong economic performance Latin America and the Caribbean has enjoyed in the past decade, the lack of adequate housing for low income people remains a serious development problem for the region. continue reading »

Colombia Magazine: Shakira and Gerard Pique Expecting a Baby Boy in January

Colombia Magazine: Shakira and Gerard Pique Expecting a Baby Boy in January

Colombian singer Shakira and Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique will become the parents of a baby boy in late January 2013 that they have given the nickname of "Ulicito," the Colombian magazine Gente said in its latest edition. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: 20-year-old Colombian Wins Country’s First Gold Medal in London

OLYMPICS: 20-year-old Colombian Wins Country’s First Gold Medal in London

Mariana Pajon's triumph here Friday in the women's BMX cycling competition brought Colombia its first gold medal of the 2012 London Olympics. continue reading »

Colombian Wrestler Overcame Poverty to Win 2 Bronze Medals

Colombian Wrestler Overcame Poverty to Win 2 Bronze Medals

Colombian wrestler Jackeline Renteria, who at age 25 has won the second Olympic bronze medal of her career, in 1999 chose wrestling classes that were free instead of judo classes that cost money because her family was so poor. continue reading »

GM Walks Out of Talks with Colombian Hunger Strikers

GM Walks Out of Talks with Colombian Hunger Strikers

Four months after President Barack Obama announced “mission accomplished” on the U.S.-Colombia Labor Action Plan that facilitated the implementation of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Colombia’s Jackeline Renteria Wins Bronze in Women’s Wrestling

OLYMPICS 2012: Colombia’s Jackeline Renteria Wins Bronze in Women’s Wrestling

Colombia's Jackeline Renteria has duplicated the bronze medal she had won in Beijing in 2008 in the 55kg freestyle wrestling category, defeating Ukraine's Tatyana Lazareva. continue reading »

Report: US Service Members Brought Prostitutes, Dogs into Colombian Hotel Rooms

Report: US Service Members Brought Prostitutes, Dogs into Colombian Hotel Rooms

Details from the investigation by the commander of U.S. Southern Command, Air Force General Douglas Fraser, involving the inappropriate actions of U.S. service members in Cartagena, Colombia in April, have been released. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012:  Colombia’s Caterine Ibarguen Takes Silver in Triple Jump

OLYMPICS 2012:  Colombia’s Caterine Ibarguen Takes Silver in Triple Jump

Colombia's Caterine Ibarguen took the silver medal in the women's triple jump at the Olympic Games here. continue reading »

Singer Juanes Supporting Uruguay’s Call to Legalize Pot

Singer Juanes Supporting Uruguay’s Call to Legalize Pot

Colombian singer Juanes threw his support behind the initiative of Uruguayan President Jose Mujica to legalize the regulated production and sale of marijuana. continue reading »

Nicaraguan Directly Connected to Colombian Cartel Arrested

Nicaraguan Directly Connected to Colombian Cartel Arrested

A man suspected of being the "main operator" of Colombia's Norte del Valle drug cartel in Nicaragua and who was the subject of an arrest warrant issued in June 2011 has been arrested, the National Police said. continue reading »