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Colombia to Provide 100,000 Residents Free Homes, To Spend $738 Million on Housing

Colombia to Provide 100,000 Residents Free Homes, To Spend $738 Million on Housing

Colombia plans to invest 1.3 trillion pesos (about $738.13 million) in housing programs "for the poorest of the poor," which it is adding to the plan to provide 100,000 homes free to the most vulnerable among the population, President Juan Manuel Santos said. continue reading »

Colombian Adventure Park Plans to Construct Largest Jesus Christ Statute in the World

Colombian Adventure Park Plans to Construct Largest Jesus Christ Statute in the World

Huila Africa, a wildlife adventure park located in central Colombia, plans to construct the two largest statues in the world of Jesus. The extreme sports and adventure park known for activities such as camping, horseback riding, paintball, and kayaking, will now add religion to that list. continue reading »

Sir Paul McCartney Guarded by 1,400 Officers During Colombian Stop of “On the Run” Concert Tour

Sir Paul McCartney Guarded by 1,400 Officers During Colombian Stop of “On the Run” Concert Tour

Former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney was reportedly being protected by as many a massive number of police officers during a two-day stay in Colombia. While in Bogota, continue reading »

Rapper Alejandro Serna Correa Fatally Shot in Colombia

Rapper Alejandro Serna Correa Fatally Shot in Colombia

Rapper Alejandro Serna Correa was fatally shot in an attack that targeted two people accompanying him, authorities in the northwestern Colombian city of Medellin said Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombian Transit Bus Kills 7 and Injures 10

Colombian Transit Bus Kills 7 and Injures 10

Seven people were killed and ten others injured when a public transit bus collided with a truck on a highway in the province of Bolivar, Colombia. continue reading »

Bus Bombings in Colombia Leaves 8 Wounded

Bus Bombings in Colombia Leaves 8 Wounded

At least eight people were injured by two bombs left, presumably by leftist rebels, on two public buses in Ibague, police in this southwestern Colombian city said Sunday. continue reading »

Dancing With the Stars  Find Their Inner Latin Lover with the Samba, Salsa, or Argentine Tango

Dancing With the Stars Find Their Inner Latin Lover with the Samba, Salsa, or Argentine Tango

Tears were flowing as Sherri Shepherd was eliminated from the competition last week and everyone knows that they aren't safe. With the performances themed to Latin music, the celebrities have to find their rhythm to impress the judges and America. The heat was turned up even more as Santana performed, bringing even more Latin heat to the dance floor. continue reading »

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 »