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2 Colombian Mayors-Elect Take Oath Behind Bars, Suspected of Being Terrorist Militia

2 Colombian Mayors-Elect Take Oath Behind Bars, Suspected of Being Terrorist Militia

The mayors-elect of two municipalities in the northern Colombian province of Cordoba took the oath of office in a Bogota jail as they await trial on charges of links to murderous right-wing militias, officials told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

Mayor-elect in Colombia Gunned Down, 41 Politicians Killed this Year

Mayor-elect in Colombia Gunned Down, 41 Politicians Killed this Year

Jaime Chazatar, mayor-elect of the Colombian municipality of Santa Cruz-Guachaves in the southwestern province of Nariño, was murdered Saturday by unknown persons, officials said. continue reading »

Colombian Mudslide Claims Three: Two Children and Elderly Man

Colombian Mudslide Claims Three: Two Children and Elderly Man

A mudslide took the lives of two children and an elderly man on Friday in a rural area of the west-central province of Caldas, bringing to 185 the number of people killed in the current rainy season, the Colombian Red Cross said. continue reading »

Drunken TV Reporter Sends 1,500 Colombian Cops on Wild Goose Chase

Drunken TV Reporter Sends 1,500 Colombian Cops on Wild Goose Chase

A Colombian television reporter found herself in hot water after contacting police about an abduction that never happened, the press said Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombia, Followed by Mexico Lead in Number of Religious Workers Killed in 2011

Colombia, Followed by Mexico Lead in Number of Religious Workers Killed in 2011

Once again this year, Fides publishes an annual document of all the pastoral workers who lost their lives in a violent manner over the course of the last 12 months. continue reading »

Medellín Replaces Precarious Steep Steps  With Outdoor Escalator (VIDEO)

Medellín Replaces Precarious Steep Steps With Outdoor Escalator (VIDEO)

The escalators in six double up-and-down segments have replaced the 350 cement steps that many Medellín commune residents had to climb as part of their daily routine. continue reading »

14 Yr-Old Found Chained, Guarded by 11 Yr-Old Sibling, Dad Claims Its to Fight His Drug Addiction

14 Yr-Old Found Chained, Guarded by 11 Yr-Old Sibling, Dad Claims Its to Fight His Drug Addiction

Colombian police discovered a 14-year-old bound to a pole by iron chains held with padlocks, being guarded by his 11 year-old brother since the night before. continue reading »

Another Two-Headed Baby Born in Latin America! This One is Colombian (VIDEO)

Another Two-Headed Baby Born in Latin America! This One is Colombian (VIDEO)

22-year-old Yorlibeth Altamar Góngora from Sincelejo, Colombia gave birth to a baby girl with two heads last Thursday. continue reading »

Colombian Marines Seize 32 Homemade Bombs

Colombian Marines Seize 32 Homemade Bombs

Marines found 32 homemade bombs containing a total of 130 kilos of explosives in a rural area outside Tumaco, a port city on Colombia's Pacific coast, the navy said Sunday. continue reading »

MEET Carlos “Flaco” Hincapié Current Leader of “Your Big Year” Global Competition (VIDEO)

MEET Carlos “Flaco” Hincapié Current Leader of “Your Big Year” Global Competition (VIDEO)

Carlos is competing to win the grand prize: a 1 year-long trip to 5 continents to volunteer and work with community and world leaders to positively impact 20M people. continue reading »

More Than a Dozen Fake Cheerleaders From Colombia Arrested or Deported

More Than a Dozen Fake Cheerleaders From Colombia Arrested or Deported

Earlier this year, 16 people pretended to be cheerleaders traveling from Colombia to U.S. for a cheer competition. However, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials foiled their plan, and last week announced that the last member of the group pled guilty to visa fraud. continue reading »

Massive Colombian Pothole Eats Car (VIDEO)

Massive Colombian Pothole Eats Car (VIDEO)

A giant hole opened in the middle of a Downtown Bogotá street and swallowed a family car. Four people were pulled out of the wreck unharmed. continue reading »

Police Man Kidnapped by FARC Leaves Journal for Daughter (VIDEO)

Police Man Kidnapped by FARC Leaves Journal for Daughter (VIDEO)

Officer Yesid Edgar Duarte, who was shot in cold blood by Colombian FARC last month, spent every night of his 13 years in captivity writing and drawing for his little girl. continue reading »

Adopted Sons Returned to NY Times Reporter Chandler Burr

Adopted Sons Returned to NY Times Reporter Chandler Burr

Burr travelled to Colombia in March 2011 to adopt the two young boys. While still in country finalizing the adoption and Visa in the US, Burr went to retrieve the boys passports continue reading »

Join Juanes Onstage in New “Unplugged” Special

Join Juanes Onstage in New “Unplugged” Special

Juanes has invited fans to take part in a contest in which the winner gets to sing one of the artist's hit tunes in a duet with him in an "unplugged" special that the Colombian singer will shoot next February for MTV. continue reading »