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Colombian Cyclist Narrowly Misses Gold in Men’s Road Race

Colombian Cyclist Narrowly Misses Gold in Men’s Road Race

Colombian cyclist Rigoberto Uran came tantalizingly close to winning his country's second-ever gold medal but ended up settling for silver in a surprise-filled men's road race Saturday, finishing just behind Kazakhstan's Alexandr Vinokourov. continue reading »

Colombian Governor Says Forgo Coca Eradication Program, Use Money to Combat Poverty

Colombian Governor Says Forgo Coca Eradication Program, Use Money to Combat Poverty

Colombia's program to eradicate coca - the raw material of cocaine - is a failure and the money would be better spent on efforts to alleviate rural poverty, the governor of the southwestern province of Nariño said here Friday. continue reading »

No Need to Replace Ailing Colombian V.P., Says President Santos

No Need to Replace Ailing Colombian V.P., Says President Santos

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday hailed the lucidity of Vice President Angelino Garzon, who is recovering from a stroke, and rejected calls for his No. 2 to resign. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

The Global Innovation Index (GII), a composite indicator that ranks countries/economies in terms of their enabling environment to innovation and their innovation outputs. Globally, Latin America ranked between 39 and 118 (out of 141). continue reading »

Former Soccer Player Hector Javier Cespedes Dies From Heart Attack

Former Soccer Player Hector Javier Cespedes Dies From Heart Attack

Former Millonarios and Independiente Santa Fe player Hector Javier Cespedes died from a heart attack at the Universidad de la Sabana hospital in Chia, a city north of Colombia's capital, the hospital said. continue reading »

IDB Awards $7M to Organizations in Latin America Working to Reduce Poverty

IDB Awards $7M to Organizations in Latin America Working to Reduce Poverty

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the results of the Call for Proposals for Civil Society Projects that support low-income communities and vulnerable groups, funded through the IDB-managed Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction Program. continue reading »

FARC Celebrate Colombia’s Independence By Attacking Police, Dynamiting Bridge

FARC Celebrate Colombia’s Independence By Attacking Police, Dynamiting Bridge

One police officer was killed and five others wounded Friday in an attack by leftist FARC rebels as Colombia celebrated 202 years of independence from Spain. continue reading »

Indians Put FARC Rebels on Trial in Colombia

Indians Put FARC Rebels on Trial in Colombia

Four suspected members of Colombia's FARC rebel group went on trial Thursday before a court of the Nasa Indians in the embattled southwestern province of Cauca. continue reading »

Juanes Breaks Down Language Barriers in Duet With Brazil’s Paula Fernandes

Juanes Breaks Down Language Barriers in Duet With Brazil’s Paula Fernandes

Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes said that "Hoy me voy," recorded in Spanish and Portuguese along with Brazil's Paula Fernandes, is a bridge to overcoming the language barriers between the two cultures. continue reading »

Colombia: Toddler Spends Hours in Sewer After Falling in Hole at Construction Site

Colombia: Toddler Spends Hours in Sewer After Falling in Hole at Construction Site

A three-year-old Colombian boy is recovering after emergency crews worked tirelessly to rescue him from a sewer. Jeampier Silvera Arteta had been playing with his two brothers when he disappeared Tuesday night. continue reading »

Forbes Names Sofia Vergara As Highest Paid Woman on Television

Forbes Names Sofia Vergara As Highest Paid Woman on Television

Colombian actress Sofia Vergara has added a new milestone to her meteoric career by becoming the top-earning woman on U.S. television, according to a list published Wednesday by Forbes magazine. continue reading »

Colombian Runner Unable to Compete at Olympics Due to Injury

Colombian Runner Unable to Compete at Olympics Due to Injury

An injury forced runner Maria Alejandra Idrobo to drop out of the Colombian squad taking part in the London Olympics, the vice president of the Andean nation's Olympic committee said Tuesday. continue reading »

Shakira Launches New Fragrance “Elixir by Shakira” (VIDEO)

Shakira Launches New Fragrance “Elixir by Shakira” (VIDEO)

Shakira has just launched her third fragrance “Elixir by Shakira” hoping to attractive her younger fans, calling it a ‘second skin that has an exotic feel to it.’ continue reading »

Reporters Without Borders Denounces Threat to Investigative Reporter in Colombia

Reporters Without Borders Denounces Threat to Investigative Reporter in Colombia

A Colombian broadcast reporter at work on a report about the country's murderous right-wing paramilitaries received a threatening telephone call last week, Reporters Without Borders said Monday. continue reading »

Nearly 3,000 Colombians Displaced by Fighting

Nearly 3,000 Colombians Displaced by Fighting

Fighting between leftist FARC guerrillas and the Colombian security forces in the southwestern province of Cauca has driven more than 2,800 indigenous and mestizo people from their homes. continue reading »