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Panetta Reaches Out to Latin American Partners Post Scandal (VIDEO)

Panetta Reaches Out to Latin American Partners Post Scandal (VIDEO)

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta heads to South America as part of Washington’s efforts to build partnerships in the region in the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism. But the U.S. defense chief will also deal with the backlash of the scandal involving U.S. security personnel and Colombian prostitutes. continue reading »

Shakira Screw Up:  Sings Colombian National Anthem at Summit and Fumbles It

Shakira Screw Up:  Sings Colombian National Anthem at Summit and Fumbles It

Shakira is one of the biggest stars in the world and the biggest star in Latin America but for sure the pride and joy of her native Colombia. That is until she appeared before 31 world leaders this weekend to sing the Colombian national anthem at the Sixth Summit of the Americas. continue reading »

U.S. - Colombia Announce Increase in Visa Validity from Five to Ten Years

U.S. - Colombia Announce Increase in Visa Validity from Five to Ten Years

The State Department announced an increase in the validity of visas for Colombians traveling on a temporary basis to the United States from five years to ten years. continue reading »

Shakira Announces Alliance Funding Education for Poor Students

Shakira Announces Alliance Funding Education for Poor Students

Colombian singer Shakira announced on the eve of the Americas Summit here an alliance of foundations to fund quality education for low-income children. continue reading »

“No Longer Empty” Fills New York Mansion With Work of Hispanic Artists

“No Longer Empty” Fills New York Mansion With Work of Hispanic Artists

An exhibition named after F. Scott Fitzgerald's debut novel "This Side of Paradise" is bringing art, splendor and new life to a New York mansion that once served as a rest home for the formerly wealthy. "Our mission is to transform the empty spaces with art," said Jodie Dinapoli, program director of No Longer Empty, a New York-based non-profit arts organization that since 2009 has filled buildings with works of installation art, including the 32 creations distributed throughout the Andrew Freedman Home in The Bronx. continue reading »

Botero’s  Bronze “El Gato” Has His Whisker Stolen in Medellin

Botero’s Bronze “El Gato” Has His Whisker Stolen in Medellin

One of the whiskers on the giant "El Gato" (The Cat) statue donated by painter and sculptor Fernando Botero to his native Medellin has been stolen, an official in the Colombian city told Efe. The theft targeting the 1,050-kilo (1.2-ton) work of art occurred on Holy Thursday. continue reading »

Colombia: 11-Year-Old of Wayuu Tribe Gives Birth to Daughter

Colombia: 11-Year-Old of Wayuu Tribe Gives Birth to Daughter

Stories of teens having children are sadly fairly common, but an even more startling realization is that preteens are having children as well. A member of the Wayuu tribe, the indigenous group of the La continue reading »

Colombian Rebel Group FARC Releases 10 Captives

The last 10 security force members held by Colombia's FARC rebels arrived here Monday after a handover in the jungle to a team from the International Committee of the Red Cross. continue reading »

Colombian Rock Band Dante Makes its Mark on the U.S. Music Scene

Colombian Rock Band Dante Makes its Mark on the U.S. Music Scene

The Colombian rock band Dante began its international tour thanks to "The Rorschach Manifesto" disc they were able to record with ace producer Sylvia Massy. continue reading »

FARC Captives to be Released in Early April

FARC Captives to be Released in Early April

Colombia's FARC guerrilla group put an end to the uncertainty surrounding the release of its last 10 military and police hostages by designating April 2 as the start of the humanitarian missions. continue reading »

Three Students Die Making ‘Potato’ Bombs in Colombia

Three Students Die Making ‘Potato’ Bombs in Colombia

Three Colombian university students, including a woman, died Sunday when the explosives they were handling went off at a house in Bogota, police and city officials said. continue reading »

Mediator in Colombian Says FARC Will Free Soldiers and Police Next Week

The FARC rebel group's promised release of 10 police and soldiers will begin on March 26, a former Colombian senator involved in the process said Wednesday. continue reading »

Human Rights Commission Condemns Murder of Well-Known Colombian Radio Journalist

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of Colombian broadcast journalist Argemiro Cárdenas Agudelo, which took place on March 15 continue reading »

FARC Guerillas Kill 11 Soldiers at Colombia-Venezuela Border

FARC Guerillas Kill 11 Soldiers at Colombia-Venezuela Border

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas killed a non-commissioned officer and 10 other soldiers in Arauca, a province on the border with Venezuela, a military spokesman told Efe. continue reading »

Narco Sub Pioneer Captured by Colombian Authorities

Narco Sub Pioneer Captured by Colombian Authorities

The drug trafficker who pioneered the use of submarines to smuggle cocaine has been captured in southwestern Colombia, the National Police said. continue reading »