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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 »

Daddy Yankee to Perform at Messi’s “Match of the Stars”

Daddy Yankee to Perform at Messi’s “Match of the Stars”

Puerto Rican singer Daddy Yankee will perform Thursday in Bogota during the benefit Match of the Stars, which will donate part of its box office to the Leo Messi Foundation, its representative said. continue reading »

Major Colombian Narco Arrested on Suspicion of Committing 11 or More Murders

Major Colombian Narco Arrested on Suspicion of Committing 11 or More Murders

A regional boss of the Los Rastrojos drug gang was arrested in connection with the murders of 11 people in Colombia, the National Police said. continue reading »

U.S. Customs Seizes $7.3 Million Worth of Cocaine

U.S. Customs Seizes $7.3 Million Worth of Cocaine

On May 29, Customs and Border Protection officers at the Miami Seaport discovered approximately 459 pounds of cocaine hidden in a container at the Port of Miami. While inspecting containers at the Miami seaport CBP officers identified suspect suspicious boxes in a container which a CBP canine subsequently alerted to for the presence of narcotics. continue reading »

Bogota Mayor Has Successful Brain Operation for Blood Clots

Bogota Mayor Has Successful Brain Operation for Blood Clots

Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro was operated successfully for blood clots on the brain and remains "under strict medical observation," according to the first medical report from the clinic where he was admitted on Friday. continue reading »

Colombia Accused of Spying on Nicaragua’s Armed Forces

Colombia Accused of Spying on Nicaragua’s Armed Forces

Nicaragua has accused Colombia of sending a spy to obtain classified information about the Central American country for its armed forces. Inspector General Armando Juarez said at a press conference Friday that "convincing evidence" has been gathered about the activities of Colombian Luis Felipe Rios CastaƱo, whom the Attorney General's Office charged Thursday with espionage. continue reading »

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other events triggered by a warming planet, according to the findings of a new report to be released at the Rio+20 summit. continue reading »

15 Colombian Soldiers to Stand Trial for Murdering 6 Civilians

15 Colombian Soldiers to Stand Trial for Murdering 6 Civilians

A former battalion commander and 14 of his men will be tried for murder in the deaths of six civilians falsely reported as rebels killed in combat, the Colombian Attorney General's Office said Thursday. continue reading »

Customs Agents Seized 45 Paleontological Artifacts Dating Back Millions of Years

Customs Agents Seized 45 Paleontological Artifacts Dating Back Millions of Years

Customs agents seized 45 paleontological pieces at an airport in western Argentina that were being transported by a private plane that arrived from Colombia, officials said Thursday. continue reading »

Former Battalion Commander,14 of His Men to be Tried for Murder in Colombia

Former Battalion Commander,14 of His Men to be Tried for Murder in Colombia

A former battalion commander and 14 of his men will be tried for murder in the deaths of six civilians falsely reported as rebels killed in combat, the Colombian Attorney General's Office said Thursday. continue reading »