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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 Urabeños 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 »

Colombian Rebels Release Man Held Captive for 2 Months

Colombian Rebels Release Man Held Captive for 2 Months

The smaller of Colombia's two main guerrilla insurgencies has freed a man held captive since Oct. 30, the International Committee of the Red Cross told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombia Notifies Bogota Mayor of Removal

Colombia Notifies Bogota Mayor of Removal

The Colombian Inspector General's Office published an edict Tuesday formally notifying Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro that he is to be removed from office for mismanagement. continue reading »

REPORT: CIA Helped Assasinate Colombian FARC Guerillas

REPORT: CIA Helped Assasinate Colombian FARC Guerillas

The CIA has helped the Colombian army kill at least two dozen guerrilla leaders with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - or FARC - as part of a secret program, The Washington Post reported Sunday. continue reading »

Colombian Arrested for Plotting to Kill Venezuelan President

Colombian Arrested for Plotting to Kill Venezuelan President

Colombian police captured in the northwestern municipality of Bello a career criminal accused of plotting to kill Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Embattled Bogota Mayor Faces Recall

Embattled Bogota Mayor Faces Recall

Already fighting ouster by the Colombian Inspector General's Office for alleged mismanagement, leftist Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro will face a recall vote in early 2014, the Andean nation's elections chief said Wednesday. continue reading »