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Two Colombians Make Forbes List of Newest Billionaires, Carlos Slim Tops Richest List  for 3rd Year

Two Colombians Make Forbes List of Newest Billionaires, Carlos Slim Tops Richest List for 3rd Year

A group many can only dream of some day being a part of has welcomed two Colombians, the billionaires club. Forbes has added Alejandro Santo Domingo Avila and Woods Staton of Colombia to the continue reading »

49 Human Rights Advocates Killed in Colombia in 2011

49 Human Rights Advocates Killed in Colombia in 2011

A total of 49 human rights defenders were murdered in Colombia in 2011, a year in which individual attacks against those activists increased by 36 percent, a report from the non-governmental organization Somos Defensores says. continue reading »

Anonymous Hackers Caught in Latin America

Anonymous Hackers Caught in Latin America

Interpol (The International Criminal Police Organization) carried out an investigation against Anonymous that led to 10 arrests in Argentina and another 15 in other countries. continue reading »

Telenovela Stars Aylin Mujica and Gabriel Valenzuela Separate

Telenovela Stars Aylin Mujica and Gabriel Valenzuela Separate

According to reports, Aylin Mujica and Gabriel Valenzuela have separated due to alleged cheating accusations. continue reading »

FARC Release 10 Hostages, Vow to End Kidnappings

FARC Release 10 Hostages, Vow to End Kidnappings

he FARC guerrillas on Sunday announced that they have banned the practice of kidnapping throughout Colombia and that they will release the 10 soldiers and police officers who remain in their hands as hostages. continue reading »

Colombia Rounds Up Record Number of Narcos Wanted in U.S., 16 Planes & 10 Tons Cocaine Also Seized

Colombia Rounds Up Record Number of Narcos Wanted in U.S., 16 Planes & 10 Tons Cocaine Also Seized

Colombian authorities captured 34 suspected drug traffickers wanted in the United States, in the biggest roundup of criminals for extradition in the history of the country's war on drugs, police officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Narco Guerrero-Jimenez Sentenced for Distributing Coke via Self-Propelled Submarines

Narco Guerrero-Jimenez Sentenced for Distributing Coke via Self-Propelled Submarines

U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces today that U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday sentenced Neiser Guerrero-Jimenez (33, Colombia, South America) to 235 months in federal prison continue reading »

Colombia Investing $105 Million to Modernize Public Transportation in Cali

Colombia Investing $105 Million to Modernize Public Transportation in Cali

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $105 million to Colombia to continue a program to modernize public transport in the city of Cali. continue reading »

Shakira and Prince Royce Big Winners in “Premio Lo Nuestro” awards

Shakira and Prince Royce Big Winners in “Premio Lo Nuestro” awards

Colombian pop star Shakira and Dominican-American bachata singer Prince Royce were the big winners here at Univision's "Premio Lo Nuestro" Latin music awards show, taking home four trophies each. continue reading »

Local Colombian Fire Station is Also Porno Film Studio

Local Colombian Fire Station is Also Porno Film Studio

Firefighters in the northern Colombian town of Puerto Colombia are trying to find a way to put out another kind of damaging fire - the public circulation of a pornographic video filmed at their station, the unit's former commander told Efe. continue reading »

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 »