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Mine Explosion in Colombia Leaves 4 Dead, 65 Others Poisoned

Mine Explosion in Colombia Leaves 4 Dead, 65 Others Poisoned

Four dead miners and 65 more poisoned by inhaling toxic gases was the toll taken by an explosion in a gold mine in the northwestern Colombian municipality of Buritica, emergency management services said Saturday. continue reading »

Amazon River Tour Boat Sinks, Leaving 2 Dead and 3 Missing

Amazon River Tour Boat Sinks, Leaving 2 Dead and 3 Missing

Patrol boats belonging to the navies of Peru and Colombia on Monday are seeking three people who have been missing for nearly two days since a tourist boat sank on a stretch of the Amazon River that runs through the Peruvian region of Loreto, authorities said. continue reading »

4  FARC Rebels Killed, One Female Guerrilla Captured

4 FARC Rebels Killed, One Female Guerrilla Captured

Four FARC guerrillas have been killed in fighting in Colombia this weekend, the army said. continue reading »

Experts warn More than 30 of Colombia’s Indigenous Groups Now Threatened with Extinction

Experts warn More than 30 of Colombia’s Indigenous Groups Now Threatened with Extinction

At least 34 of the more than 100 native ethnicities and indigenous communities living in Colombia are going through a "humanitarian crisis" and are threatened with extinction, according to the Autonomy and Rights Observatory for Colombia's Indigenous Peoples, or ADPI. continue reading »

Friend Says Garcia Marquez’s Widow is “Full of Sadness”

Friend Says Garcia Marquez’s Widow is “Full of Sadness”

Mercedes Barcha is "full of sadness" for the death of husband Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a family friend said Friday as he was leaving the Mexico City home of the late Nobel laureate. continue reading »

Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies, Age 87

Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies, Age 87

Colombian Nobel prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday at his home in this capital, the chairman of Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts said. He was 87. continue reading »

President Santos Denies Garcia Marquez Battling Cancer

President Santos Denies Garcia Marquez Battling Cancer

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday denied a newspaper article stating that Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer, saying the Nobel literature laureate is merely recovering from a bout of pneumonia. continue reading »

Colombian Police Seize 3 Tons of Liquid Cocaine

Colombian Police Seize 3 Tons of Liquid Cocaine

Colombian police on Tuesday seized 2,877 kilos (6,337 lbs.) of liquid cocaine discovered in the Caribbean port of Cartagena, where seven tons of the drug in solid form were confiscated a week ago. continue reading »

FARC Guerrillas Blow Up Highway Conneting Colombia and Ecuador

FARC Guerrillas Blow Up Highway Conneting Colombia and Ecuador

Colombia's leftist FARC guerrillas blew up a portion of the main road linking their country with neighboring Ecuador, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Drummond Boat Shipwrecked Near Coast of Colombia

Drummond Boat Shipwrecked Near Coast of Colombia

The U.S. mining company Drummond reported Saturday the shipwreck of a boat that was helping with construction work at this multinational coal company's port on the Colombian Caribbean, though nothing has been said about the possible environmental impact of the accident. continue reading »

Colombian Mayor Killed by Ex-Husband

Colombian Mayor Killed by Ex-Husband

The mayor of the central Colombian municipality of Norcasia was fatally shot by her former husband, who then killed himself, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Accused Killers of DEA Agent to be Extradited from Colombia

Accused Killers of DEA Agent to be Extradited from Colombia

President Juan Manuel Santos announced Thursday that he signed the order to extradite to the United States the seven Colombians accused of the June 2013 kidnapping and murder of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent. continue reading »

Colombia’s Ecopetrol, Environmental Organizations Team Up to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Colombia’s Ecopetrol, Environmental Organizations Team Up to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Colombian environmental bodies and state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol unveiled seven joint initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions caused by deforestation and forest degradation. continue reading »

Colombian Authorities Confiscate 7 Tons of Cocaine Heading for Netherlands

Colombian Authorities Confiscate 7 Tons of Cocaine Heading for Netherlands

Colombia's National Police confiscated seven tons of cocaine bound for the Netherlands at the Caribbean port of Cartagena, in what officials described as the third-biggest seizure of that drug in the past 13 years. continue reading »

Garcia Marquez Released from Mexican Hospital

Garcia Marquez Released from Mexican Hospital

Colombian Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been discharged from the Mexico City hospital where he underwent treatment for pneumonia and will continue his recovery at home, sources at the medical center said. continue reading »