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Colombian Tourists Kidnapped in Violence Mexican Region

Colombian Tourists Kidnapped in Violence Mexican Region

Two Colombian nationals were abducted Dec. 31 in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, where conflict is raging between a powerful drug cartel and community militias, the wife of one of the captives said Thursday. continue reading »

7 Rebels Die During Colombian Army, FARC Clash

7 Rebels Die During Colombian Army, FARC Clash

At least seven Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas died and five others were captured in a military and police operation in a rural portion of Tolima province in southern Colombia, the military high command said Tuesday. continue reading »

Colombian Air Force Killes 9 FARC Guerrillas in Air Raid

Colombian Air Force Killes 9 FARC Guerrillas in Air Raid

At least nine guerrillas with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, died in a Colombian air force bombardment of one of the insurgent group's camps in the northeastern province of Arauca, media reports and military spokesman said Sunday. continue reading »

Professional Soccer Player Gunned Down in Colombia

Professional Soccer Player Gunned Down in Colombia

A player with the second division soccer team Union Magdalena was fatally shot by assailants traveling on a motorcycle, Colombian police said. continue reading »

Colombia Grants Safe-Conduct to 6 Cubans Seeking Refugee Status

Colombia Grants Safe-Conduct to 6 Cubans Seeking Refugee Status

Colombia's Foreign Ministry granted a safe-conduct for five days to six Cuban citizens, who have been in the transit lounge of Bogota's El Dorado International Airport since Jan. 1, so they can apply for official acceptance of their refugee status. continue reading »

Oil Industry Engineer Kidnapped in Colombia

Oil Industry Engineer Kidnapped in Colombia

An engineer employed by Tecnotecnica Coindustrial, a subcontractor working for Colombia's Ecopetrol, was kidnapped by an unidentified illegal armed group this weekend, the oil company said. continue reading »

Colombian Police Arrest 5 After Rape Video Posted on Facebook

Colombian Police Arrest 5 After Rape Video Posted on Facebook

Police arrested five people in connection with a video posted on Facebook that appears to show a woman being sexually assaulted, Colombian authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Colombian Government Responds to Murder of Union Leader

Colombian Government Responds to Murder of Union Leader

The Colombian Labor Ministry on Tuesday expressed regret over the murder of a regional leader of the Sinaltraceba brewery workers union in the northern coastal province of Atlantico. continue reading »

Tourists Rescued from Capsized Colombian Tour Boat

Tourists Rescued from Capsized Colombian Tour Boat

Colombian navy personnel rescued 20 tourists after their boat collided with another vessel, the military reported Monday. continue reading »

Colombia Sets Vote on Recall of Bogota Mayor

Colombia Sets Vote on Recall of Bogota Mayor

A referendum to recall embattled Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro will be held on March 2, Colombian electoral authorities said Friday. Leading the push to recall Petro is Miguel Gomez Martinez, who represents part of Bogota in the Colombian Congress and is a member of President Juan Manuel Santos' conservative Party of the U. continue reading »

Colombia Recovers Body of Drowned French Tourist

Colombia Recovers Body of Drowned French Tourist

The body of a French tourist who had disappeared last weekend while he was diving in Colombia's Caribbean waters was recovered by naval personnel, the military said Thursday. continue reading »

Colombian Marines Rescue Kidnapped Businessman

Colombian Marines Rescue Kidnapped Businessman

Marines rescued a businessman who had been kidnapped by the Los UrabeƱos gang in Buenaventura, a city in southwestern Colombia, the navy said Thursday. continue reading »

Police Officer Gunned Down in Southwestern Colombia

Police Officer Gunned Down in Southwestern Colombia

A gunman killed one police officer and wounded another in the southwestern Colombian town of La Union, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Second Child to Die by Falling into Open Sewers In Colombia

Second Child to Die by Falling into Open Sewers In Colombia

Firefighters found Tuesday the lifeless body of a 4-year-old girl who fell into an open sewer the day before when she was walking with her father through a neighborhood on the Colombian capital's south side, the municipal government said. continue reading »

Colombian AG to Appeal Acquittal in Murder of Journalist

Colombian AG to Appeal Acquittal in Murder of Journalist

The Colombian Attorney General's Office said Thursday that it will appeal a judge's decision to acquit politician Ferney Tapasco of the 2002 murder of a prominent journalist. continue reading »