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INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

Costa Rica’s Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), compiled a report regarding "Alcohol Drinking Patterns in Latin America." This study was based on nationwide surveys conducted in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominican Republic and Venezuela. continue reading »

Colombian Prostitute At Center of Secret Service Scandal to Launch Foundation

Colombian Prostitute At Center of Secret Service Scandal to Launch Foundation

The erstwhile call girl whose dispute with a U.S. Secret Service agent at April's Summit of the Americas in Colombia sparked a scandal will use some of the earnings generated by her notoriety to establish a foundation serving women who want to get out of prostitution, her legal representatives said. continue reading »

Pacific Rubiales to acquire PetroMagdalena, Another Canadian Firm Connected to Colombian Oil

Pacific Rubiales to acquire PetroMagdalena, Another Canadian Firm Connected to Colombian Oil

Pacific Rubiales Energy, a Toronto-based firm that is Colombia's second-largest oil producer, said here it has reached an agreement to acquire "all issued and outstanding" common shares of another Canadian oil company, PetroMagdalena, for $243 million. continue reading »

Mass Graves Found in Colombia, Believed to Contain “Disappeared” and FARC Remains

Mass Graves Found in Colombia, Believed to Contain “Disappeared” and FARC Remains

Army troops found a FARC cemetery containing numerous graves in the southern province of Caqueta, Colombian armed forces commander Gen. Alejandro Navas said. continue reading »

2.5 tons of Cocaine, $300,000 Confiscated in Colombia

2.5 tons of Cocaine, $300,000 Confiscated in Colombia

Police seized 2.5 tons of cocaine and a large amount of cash in three operations in different parts of Colombia, arresting 16 suspects, President Juan Manuel Santos said. continue reading »

Spanish Language Media Announcing Shakira Pregnant with Pique’s Baby

Spanish Language Media Announcing Shakira Pregnant with Pique’s Baby

Spanish language blogs and media sites are buzzing that Colombian singer, Shakira, is pregnant with boyfriend Gerard Pique's baby. continue reading »

Turbulent Wind Storm Attacks Colombian Town, Damages 1,000 Homes

Turbulent Wind Storm Attacks Colombian Town, Damages 1,000 Homes

A wind storm battered the northern Colombian town of Sabanalarga, leaving 108 people injured and damaging 1,000 homes, the National Risk Assessment Unit, or UNGRD, said. continue reading »

Police Officers Who Burned Dogs Alive Will Be Fired, Says Colombian Mayor

Police Officers Who Burned Dogs Alive Will Be Fired, Says Colombian Mayor

The police officers who burned two dogs alive while clearing homeless people out of a camp in Colombia's capital will be fired, Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro said. continue reading »

Red Cross Confirms French Journalist’s Release After 33 Days with the FARC

Red Cross Confirms French Journalist’s Release After 33 Days with the FARC

The International Committee of the Red Cross, or ICRC, announced Wednesday that French war correspondent Romeo Langlois was released by the FARC guerrillas, left the village of San Isidro with the humanitarian mission that took custody of him and is en route to Florencia, the capital of Colombia's southern Caqueta province. continue reading »

Violence Takes the Life of Former Pro-Soccer Player in Colombia

Violence Takes the Life of Former Pro-Soccer Player in Colombia

A former soccer player for Barranquilla's Atletico Junior was gunned down and the case is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police of that Colombian city on the Caribbean, officials said. continue reading »

FARC Will Finally Release Detained French Journalist This Week

FARC Will Finally Release Detained French Journalist This Week

French journalist Romeo Langlois will be released this week, Colombia's FARC guerrilla group said in a statement on Sunday. continue reading »

New TV Series Based on Drug Lord Pablo Escobar’s Life To Premiere

New TV Series Based on Drug Lord Pablo Escobar’s Life To Premiere

The life of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar can soon be followed on the small screen in a series that recounts his reign over a vast criminal empire during the 1980s and early 1990s when he terrorized his country with murders and car bombs. continue reading »

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences. continue reading »

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Of all the neighbors in the world to live by, Wilmer Valderrama isn’t one person’s first choice, reports state. continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez, the 16-year-old runner-up in the latest season of "American Idol", told Efe on Friday that she wants of model her career on what Beyonce has done, and that she doesn't rule out singing in Spanish in the future. continue reading »