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CNN Report: Colombia Training Rats to Detect Landmines and Other Explosives

CNN Report: Colombia Training Rats to Detect Landmines and Other Explosives

Rats in Colombia are currently being trained to locate landmines that have killed and maimed a number people, many children. The Colombian National Police tried to use dogs to sniff out the landmines continue reading »

Colombian Navy, Air Force, Police Work Together in One Ton Drug Bust

Colombian Navy, Air Force, Police Work Together in One Ton Drug Bust

Colombia's navy, air force and police collaborated Tuesday in the confiscation of 1,000 kilos (2,202 pounds) of cocaine, authorities said. continue reading »

Priests Paid Men to Kill Them after Botched Suicide Attempt, say Prosecutors

Priests Paid Men to Kill Them after Botched Suicide Attempt, say Prosecutors

Two Catholic priests gunned down a year ago in Bogota hired the hit men who killed them, the Colombian Attorney General's Office said Tuesday. The Revs. Rafael Reatiga Rojas and Richard Armando Piffano Laguado put out the word that they would "pay for their deaths," prosecutor Ana Patricia Larrota said at the arraignment of the two alleged shooters. continue reading »

Pablo Escobar’s Family Offering Colombian Narco Tours

Pablo Escobar’s Family Offering Colombian Narco Tours

Pablo Escobar's family has organized a tourist excursion of Medellin similar in style to the Gangsters of Chicago and which idealizes the biggest drug trafficker in the history of Colombia. continue reading »

Colombian Hen May Break Guinness Record with 245-gram Egg (VIDEO)

Colombian Hen May Break Guinness Record with 245-gram Egg (VIDEO)

Hernando Nino, owner of Altamira ranch in Colombia and of the now famous hen, is convinced 245-gram egg is the biggest of its kind and will break the Guinness Record. continue reading »

John Leguizamo and ABC Sign Deal for Sitcom Based in New York City

John Leguizamo and ABC Sign Deal for Sitcom Based in New York City

John Leguizamo, best known for his one man stage shows, just signed a development deal with ABC for a new sitcom about his life in New York City. continue reading »

Labor Secretary Solis Announces $2 Million Grant to Strengthen Labor Rights in Colombia

Labor Secretary Solis Announces $2 Million Grant to Strengthen Labor Rights in Colombia

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today met with Colombia Minister of Labor Rafael Pardo to discuss Colombia's recent achievements in protecting workers' rights and to address the challenges that remain. continue reading »

Former Militaryman Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Killing of Colombian Journalist

Former Militaryman Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Killing of Colombian Journalist

A former militiaman was sentenced to 24 years in prison for his role in the murder of journalist Alvaro Alonso Escobar, who was gunned down a decade ago in a coa continue reading »

Colombian Boy Dies, Brother Injured After Stepping on Rebel Landmine

Colombian Boy Dies, Brother Injured After Stepping on Rebel Landmine

One indigenous person was killed and another three were injured when they stepped on landmines planted by leftist FARC rebels in the mountains of the southwestern Colombian province of Valle del Cauca, community leaders said. continue reading »

Animal Rights Activists Protest Bullfighting in Colombia

Animal Rights Activists Protest Bullfighting in Colombia

Some 180 half-naked people with banderillas attached to their backs put themselves "into the bull's hide" in the northwestern city of Medellin by positioning themselves to form the word "stop" to demand an end to bullfighting in Colombia. continue reading »

Colombian Spy Chief Currently in Panama Will Not be Extradited

Colombian Spy Chief Currently in Panama Will Not be Extradited

Panama rejected on Friday a request from Colombia to extradite former spy chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado, who faces charges in Bogota over an illegal wiretapping scandal. continue reading »

FARC Suspected in Hotel Bomb in Colombia

FARC Suspected in Hotel Bomb in Colombia

One person died and four others were injured Thursday when a bomb detonated at a hotel in the west-central Colombian city of Cajamarca, authorities said. continue reading »

Two FARC Rebels Killed by Colombian Army

Two FARC Rebels Killed by Colombian Army

Two guerrillas were killed and one was wounded in counterinsurgency operations launched over the weekend by the army after the FARC rebel group staged ambushes in northwestern Colombia, killing two civilians and a police officer, military spokesmen said. continue reading »

Fox to Launch Spanish-Language TV Network this Fall

Fox to Launch Spanish-Language TV Network this Fall

News Corp. unit Fox and Colombia's RCN Television Group announced Monday the launch of MundoFox, a new Spanish-language television network with general content targeting the U.S. Hispanic market. continue reading »

ABC’s ‘Brothers and Sisters’ Being Remade for Latin American Audiences

ABC’s ‘Brothers and Sisters’ Being Remade for Latin American Audiences

The Disney company is hoping to strike gold twice with its ABC ‘Brothers and Sisters’ television show. The now cancelled show is getting a Latin American remake with a Colombian version being produced. continue reading »