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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 »

Missing Lichtenstein Painting Recovered, May Have Been Hiding in Colombia

Missing Lichtenstein Painting Recovered, May Have Been Hiding in Colombia

A painting that went missing in 1970 was found in a New York warehouse last week. continue reading »

FARC Commander Involved in 2011 Terrorist Attack Killed

FARC Commander Involved in 2011 Terrorist Attack Killed

A FARC commander suspected of being involved in a 2011 bombing that killed the highway patrol chief of the northwestern Colombian province of Antioquia has been killed, the Army News Agency reported. continue reading »

Colombian Sprinter, Brazilian Rower Out of Olympics After Failing Drug Tests

Colombian Sprinter, Brazilian Rower Out of Olympics After Failing Drug Tests

Brazilian rower Kissya Cataldo da Costa and Colombian 400-meter sprinter Diego Palomeque are both out of the Olympics after failing drug tests. continue reading »

FARC Rebels Attack Police Checkpoint 1 Killed, 2 Wounded

FARC Rebels Attack Police Checkpoint 1 Killed, 2 Wounded

Suspected FARC guerrillas killed one police officer and wounded two others in an ambush in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Colombian Radio Stations Most Affected by Threats, Attacks

Colombian Radio Stations Most Affected by Threats, Attacks

Community radio stations were the media outlets most affected by attacks and threats targeting journalists in Colombia in the first half of 2012, according to a report released Friday in this capital. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

The ranking system is based on a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) using a spatial adjusted livability index. The EIU ranked 70 cities internationally, Hong Kong ranked the highest and Harare, Zimbabwe ranked the lowest. The other scores (ie- education) are out of 100. continue reading »

Colombian Rebel Believed to be Dead, Reappears in TV Interview

Colombian Rebel Believed to be Dead, Reappears in TV Interview

The second-in-command of the FARC guerrilla group's Southern Bloc, believed to have been killed in a Colombian military airstrike in 2010, reappeared in an interview with Caracol Television. continue reading »

Latino Superstar’s Shakira and Pitbull Together in Music Video “Get It Started” (VIDEO)

Latino Superstar’s Shakira and Pitbull Together in Music Video “Get It Started” (VIDEO)

Latino Superstar's Shakira and Pitbull have collaborated in this new music video "Get It Started". Check it OUT. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Colombia’s Oscar Figueroa Wins Silver in Weightlifting

OLYMPICS 2012: Colombia’s Oscar Figueroa Wins Silver in Weightlifting

Colombia's Oscar Albeiro Figueroa won the silver medal in the men's under-62kg weightlifting class here Monday. continue reading »

Colombian V.P. Angelino Garzon Well On His Way to Recovery

Colombian V.P. Angelino Garzon Well On His Way to Recovery

Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon is making positive progress in his recovery following his release from hospital after suffering a stroke that kept him hospitalized for 22 days, a medical report said. continue reading »