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Death Toll from Bus Fire in Colombia Now Stands at 33, Mostly Children

Death Toll from Bus Fire in Colombia Now Stands at 33, Mostly Children

One of the children injured in a May 18 bus fire in northern Colombia died Monday at a hospital in Barranquilla, media outlets said, raising the death toll from the incident to 33. continue reading »

Colombian Actress Sofia Vergara Breaks Off Engagement to Nick Loeb

Colombian Actress Sofia Vergara Breaks Off Engagement to Nick Loeb

Colombian actress Sofia Vergara said she and fiancee Nick Loeb broke up after a four-year relationship. The 41-year-old "Modern Family" star said in a post on WhoSay, a Web site used by celebrities, that she and the businessman ended their engagement. continue reading »

Colombian Presidential Election Heads to Run-off

Colombian Presidential Election Heads to Run-off

President Juan Manuel Santos and challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga are headed to a runoff on June 15 to determine who will be Colombia's next president. continue reading »

Presidential Elections Underway in Colombia

Presidential Elections Underway in Colombia

Colombia is holding its presidential election on Sunday, with five candidates, including incumbent Juan Manuel Santos, vying to win the nation's highest office. continue reading »

Death Toll of Colombia Bus Fire Rises to 32

Death Toll of Colombia Bus Fire Rises to 32

One of the children injured in last weekend's bus fire in northern Colombia died Friday, bringing the death toll to 32. Antonio Pabon, 7, was burned over 90 percent of his body and died in Camino Universitario Adelita de Char Hospital, the Barranquilla municipal health department said. continue reading »

13 Children From 1 Family Die in Fiery Bus Crash in Colombia

13 Children From 1 Family Die in Fiery Bus Crash in Colombia

The bus fire in northern Colombia over the weekend that killed 32 children and injured 20 others left one family grieving for 13 of its children killed or hurt by the flames, media reports said. continue reading »

French Newspaper Says Colombia’s Falcao Will Miss World Cup Due to Injury

French Newspaper Says Colombia’s Falcao Will Miss World Cup Due to Injury

Colombian striker Radamel Falcao will not recover in time from a knee injury to play in this summer's World Cup in Brazil, according to French sports daily L'Equipe, which said the physician for the Andean country's national squad will make the official announcement in the coming days. continue reading »

Colombian Gov’t, FARC Reach Agreement to Combat Illegal Drugs

Colombian Gov’t, FARC Reach Agreement to Combat Illegal Drugs

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas pledged to sever all ties to drug trafficking and contribute to a definitive solution to the problem of illegal narcotics in the Andean nation once a final peace accord is reached with the government. continue reading »

FARC, ELN Announce Election Cease-Fire in Colombia

FARC, ELN Announce Election Cease-Fire in Colombia

Colombia's two main guerrilla groups, the FARC and the ELN, announced Friday a May 20-28 unilateral cease-fire for the presidential election. continue reading »

2 Youth Die Attempting to Bomb Police Facility in Colombia

2 Youth Die Attempting to Bomb Police Facility in Colombia

Two boys - ages 12 and 13 - died in an explosion when they threw a bomb at a police facilities in the rural part of the municipality of Tumaco, on Colombia's Pacific coast, authorities reported Thursday. continue reading »

Teachers Strike Affects 9 Million Colombian Students

Teachers Strike Affects 9 Million Colombian Students

Roughly 9 million Colombian public school students could not attend classes on Wednesday due to a teachers strike. continue reading »

Homeless Man Set on Fire, Killed in Bogota

Homeless Man Set on Fire, Killed in Bogota

A homeless man was killed in Bogota by unknown attackers who doused him with gasoline while he was sleeping and then set him on fire, Colombian authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Police Arrest Suspect in Warlord’s 2004 Killing in Colombia

Police Arrest Suspect in Warlord’s 2004 Killing in Colombia

Colombian police on Monday captured the suspected shooter in the 2004 slaying of Carlos Castaño, founder of the now-defunct AUC federation of rightist militias. continue reading »

Colombian Teachers Announce Strike

Colombian Teachers Announce Strike

The Fecode union representing Colombia's public school teachers announced plans for a strike after failing to reach an agreement with the government on pay, healthcare and teacher evaluation. continue reading »

Colombian Police Rescue Kidnapped Businessman

Colombian Police Rescue Kidnapped Businessman

A businessman kidnapped two months ago was rescued in an operation in which four suspects were captured, the Colombian police reported Monday. continue reading »