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Colombian Rock Band Dante Makes its Mark on the U.S. Music Scene

Colombian Rock Band Dante Makes its Mark on the U.S. Music Scene

The Colombian rock band Dante began its international tour thanks to "The Rorschach Manifesto" disc they were able to record with ace producer Sylvia Massy. continue reading »

FARC Captives to be Released in Early April

FARC Captives to be Released in Early April

Colombia's FARC guerrilla group put an end to the uncertainty surrounding the release of its last 10 military and police hostages by designating April 2 as the start of the humanitarian missions. continue reading »

Three Students Die Making ‘Potato’ Bombs in Colombia

Three Students Die Making ‘Potato’ Bombs in Colombia

Three Colombian university students, including a woman, died Sunday when the explosives they were handling went off at a house in Bogota, police and city officials said. continue reading »

Mediator in Colombian Says FARC Will Free Soldiers and Police Next Week

The FARC rebel group's promised release of 10 police and soldiers will begin on March 26, a former Colombian senator involved in the process said Wednesday. continue reading »

Human Rights Commission Condemns Murder of Well-Known Colombian Radio Journalist

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of Colombian broadcast journalist Argemiro C├írdenas Agudelo, which took place on March 15 continue reading »

FARC Guerillas Kill 11 Soldiers at Colombia-Venezuela Border

FARC Guerillas Kill 11 Soldiers at Colombia-Venezuela Border

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas killed a non-commissioned officer and 10 other soldiers in Arauca, a province on the border with Venezuela, a military spokesman told Efe. continue reading »

Narco Sub Pioneer Captured by Colombian Authorities

Narco Sub Pioneer Captured by Colombian Authorities

The drug trafficker who pioneered the use of submarines to smuggle cocaine has been captured in southwestern Colombia, the National Police said. continue reading »

FARC Guerilla Extradited to US, Facing Kidnapping and Terrorism Charges of U.S. Citizens

FARC Guerilla Extradited to US, Facing Kidnapping and Terrorism Charges of U.S. Citizens

Alexander Beltran Herrera, 35, aka Jhon Alexander Beltrain Herrera, aka Rodrigo Pirinolo, an accused member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), has been extradited from Colombia to face hostage taking and terrorism charges in the U.S. continue reading »

FARC Detonates Roadside Bomb Leaving 6 Wounded in Colombia

FARC Detonates Roadside Bomb Leaving 6 Wounded in Colombia

Four soldiers and two civilians - a woman and a boy - were wounded when the FARC guerrilla group detonated a house rigged with explosives as a military convoy passed by in San Vicente del Caguan, a city in the southern Colombian province of Caqueta, a military commander said. continue reading »

Colombia to Spend $46 Million to Improve Educational Quality

Colombia to Spend $46 Million to Improve Educational Quality

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $46 million to reduce educational lags and inequities and improve coverage in Colombia. continue reading »

Protesters of Transmilenio Bus Network in Colombia Bring Traffic to a Stand-Still

Protesters of Transmilenio Bus Network in Colombia Bring Traffic to a Stand-Still

Windows were shattered, traffic disrupted and some 30 people arrested here Friday amid protests by thousands of riders of the Colombian capital's Transmilenio bus network. continue reading »

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 »