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Embattled Bogota Mayor Faces Recall

Embattled Bogota Mayor Faces Recall

Already fighting ouster by the Colombian Inspector General's Office for alleged mismanagement, leftist Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro will face a recall vote in early 2014, the Andean nation's elections chief said Wednesday. continue reading »

Shakira Announces Plans to Release Album in Early 2014

Shakira Announces Plans to Release Album in Early 2014

Shakira will release a new album in early 2014, her first after becoming a mother at the beginning of this year, her recording company announced. continue reading »

Mexican Police Investigating Alleged Kidnapping of 2 Colombians

Mexican Police Investigating Alleged Kidnapping of 2 Colombians

Police in Cancun are investigating a possible case of telephone extortion and "virtual kidnapping" of two Colombian women in the Mexican resort city, a task in which they have requested consular help from the South American country. continue reading »

Highly Respected Colombian Journalist Antonio Jose Caballero

Highly Respected Colombian Journalist Antonio Jose Caballero

Colombian journalist Antonio Jose Caballero, who covered assorted incidents involving late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and was an expert on Vatican issues, died Tuesday in Bogota, RCN Radio - for which he worked - reported. He was 68. continue reading »

Colombian Woman Changes Places with Kidnapped, Ill Husband

Colombian Woman Changes Places with Kidnapped, Ill Husband

A 32-year-old Colombian woman exchanged herself for her ill husband, who was kidnapped by a guerrilla group in mid-August in the jungles of Choco province, which borders on Panama, it was reported Sunday. continue reading »

Colombian Police Chief Killed by Sniper

Colombian Police Chief Killed by Sniper

The police precinct chief in a town in southwestern Colombia was murdered by an unidentified assailant who shot him in the head, officials said. continue reading »

Mexico Honors Colombian Writer Alvaro Mutis

Mexico Honors Colombian Writer Alvaro Mutis

Mexico is paying homage to late Colombian author Alvaro Mutis (1923-2013), a major Latin American literary figure, with a three-day colloquium in this capital. continue reading »

Bogota’s Biggest Market Partially Destroyed by Fire

Bogota’s Biggest Market Partially Destroyed by Fire

A raging fire reduced to ashes 80 grocers' stalls in a Bogota market, government officials said, adding that no one was killed or injured by the spreading blaze. continue reading »

Official of Rights Watchdog Agency Murdered in Colombia

Official of Rights Watchdog Agency Murdered in Colombia

An attorney working for the Colombian Public Ombud's office in the central province of Meta was fatally shot in Villavicencio, the provincial capital, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Thousands of Colombians Take to the Street In Support of Ousted Mayor

Thousands of Colombians Take to the Street In Support of Ousted Mayor

Thousands of people flocked to the Colombian capital's Bolivar Square on Friday to show support for Mayor Gustavo Petro, ousted this week for alleged mismanagement. continue reading »

Bogota Honors Gabriel Garcia Marquez With Statue at City Hall

Bogota Honors Gabriel Garcia Marquez With Statue at City Hall

The Bogota City Hall will pay tribute to Colombia's 1982 Nobel Literature laureate, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, with a statue representing him as a young journalist placed in the gardens of Lievano Palace. continue reading »

FARC Say Ousting Bogota Mayor Hurts Peace Process

FARC Say Ousting Bogota Mayor Hurts Peace Process

Colombia's FARC rebels said Tuesday that the decision of Inspector-General Alejandro OrdoƱez to oust the leftist mayor of Bogota dealt "another serious blow" to the 13-month-old peace process between the guerrillas and the Andean nation's government. continue reading »

Record Number of Colombians Seek Visas to Travel to U.S.

Record Number of Colombians Seek Visas to Travel to U.S.

A record half a million Colombians this year have requested a U.S. visa and 85 percent of those requests have been approved, the U.S. consulate in Bogota reported after the milestone was reached. continue reading »

Bogota Mayor Kicked Out of Office, Banned 15 Yrs for Not Collecting Garbage on Time

Bogota Mayor Kicked Out of Office, Banned 15 Yrs for Not Collecting Garbage on Time

The Colombian Inspector General's Office on Monday ousted Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro and prohibited him from engaging in public functions for 15 years as a result of his handling of a crisis that broke in 2012 regarding trash collection problems. continue reading »

After Killing 8, FARC Guerrillas Declare 30-Day Cease Fire

After Killing 8, FARC Guerrillas Declare 30-Day Cease Fire

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrilla group said Sunday it was declaring a 30-day cease-fire in Colombia effective on Dec. 15. continue reading »