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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 »

Colombian Gregorio Uribe, A Rising Star in NYC’s Latin Music Scene, Releases His Debut Album

Colombian Gregorio Uribe, A Rising Star in NYC’s Latin Music Scene, Releases His Debut Album

Colombian singer-songwriter Gregorio Uribe has quickly established himself as a rising force in NYC's Latin music scene and now presents his much anticipated debut album, Pluma y Vino, literally translated as Pen and Wine. continue reading »

Aussie Open: Spain’s Nadal, Colombia’s Falla Advance, American Mardy Fish Eliminated

Aussie Open: Spain’s Nadal, Colombia’s Falla Advance, American Mardy Fish Eliminated

Spain's Rafael Nadal continued his steady progression through the Australian Open draw with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 victory Wednesday over Germany's Tommy Haas in second-round play, continue reading »

Colombia’s FARC Now Selling Cows to Fund Operations

Colombia’s FARC Now Selling Cows to Fund Operations

In an attempt to increase its funding, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have begun selling cattle. With limited income from their cocaine trafficking continue reading »

One Dies, 7 Very Ill After Drinking Homemade Banana Liquor in Colombia Contaminated with Round-up

One Dies, 7 Very Ill After Drinking Homemade Banana Liquor in Colombia Contaminated with Round-up

An Indian in the southeastern Colombian province of Guaviare died and at least seven others were gravely ill after imbibing a homemade liquor fermented from bananas that were apparently contaminated by pesticide used to eradicate coca, the raw material of cocaine, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Residental Mortgage Lending in Latin America Gets Boost from International Lenders

Residental Mortgage Lending in Latin America Gets Boost from International Lenders

La Hipotecaria will get a financial package of approximately $20 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to boost residential mortgage financing to low- and middle-income individuals in El Salvador, Panama and Colombia. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomats Travel to Chile and Colombia to Discuss Security and Human Rights Issues

U.S. Diplomats Travel to Chile and Colombia to Discuss Security and Human Rights Issues

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero will travel to Chile from January 11 to 13 and to Colombia from January 17 to 20. continue reading »

Crafty Thieves Use Watermelon Rinds to Slide ATM Out of Store in Colombia

Crafty Thieves Use Watermelon Rinds to Slide ATM Out of Store in Colombia

A group of thieves entered a drugstore in the Colombian city of Barranquilla and, after subduing a security guard, stole an automatic teller machine continue reading »

Colombian Designer Adriana Castro nominated for Rising Star Award

Colombian Designer Adriana Castro nominated for Rising Star Award

Colombian designer Adriana Castro is among the nominees for the Fashion Group International's Rising Star Award in the category of Accessories. Castro recently received the 2011 Miami Award in the Women's Handbags category and also had the honor of opening the 3rd Bogota International Fashion Week. continue reading »

Narco House & Tourist Attraction Where Pablo Escobar Gunned Down is Sold

Narco House & Tourist Attraction Where Pablo Escobar Gunned Down is Sold

The house where Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar died, a must-see for tourists in the northwestern city of Medellin, is up for sale, the daily El Tiempo said Monday. continue reading »

Colombian FARC Guerrillas are Large Land Owners

Colombian FARC Guerrillas are Large Land Owners

Colombia's FARC guerrilla group has carried out land seizures and owns - in the names of straw men - farms of up to 42,000 hectares (105,000 acres), the director of the Territorial Consolidation and Reconstruction Unit, Alvaro Balcazar, said in an interview published by the El Tiempo newspaper. continue reading »

How Did Texas Runaway Jakadrien Turner, 15, Get Deported to Colombia?

How Did Texas Runaway Jakadrien Turner, 15, Get Deported to Colombia?

A Texas runaway who disappeared in 2010 was discovered to have been wrongfully deported to Colombia by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Now, the 15-year-old’s family is demanding answers, but it seems more questions are being raised instead. continue reading »