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Church in Town of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Birthplace to be Restored

Church in Town of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Birthplace to be Restored

The church at Aracataca, the birthplace of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, will be restored by the government as part of a renovation plan for places that inspired "magical realism," officials said. continue reading »

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Seeks Treatment for Respiratory Infection

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Seeks Treatment for Respiratory Infection

Acclaimed Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez was hospitalized this week in the Mexican capital with a respiratory infection and is expected to be discharged in a few days, his son said Thursday. continue reading »

Colombian Oil Industry Denies Responsibility for Drought

Colombian Oil Industry Denies Responsibility for Drought

Colombia's oil sector is not responsible for the severe drought blamed for the death of more than 20,000 animals in the eastern province of Casanare, the trade group representing the industry said Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombian Port City Sees 30 Homes Destroyed by Fire

Colombian Port City Sees 30 Homes Destroyed by Fire

At least 30 houses in the Pacific port of Buenaventura were destroyed by a fire but no injuries were reported, Colombian authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

FARC Guerrillas Blow Up Section of Pan-America Highway in Colombia

FARC Guerrillas Blow Up Section of Pan-America Highway in Colombia

Suspected FARC guerrillas used 100 kilos (more than 200 lbs.) of dynamite to blast a hole in a stretch of the Pan-American Highway in southwestern Colombia, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Spain to Invest $15 Billion in Colombian Road Work Projects

Spain to Invest $15 Billion in Colombian Road Work Projects

Sacyr expects to invest around $1.5 billion in road projects in Colombia, the CEO of the Spanish construction company, Manuel Manrique, said at the end of a visit to the South American country. continue reading »

Colombian President Falls Off Bike At Ceremony

Colombian President Falls Off Bike At Ceremony

President Juan Manuel Santos fell off a bicycle presented to him by victims of Colombia's internal armed conflict at a ceremony in the northwestern city of Apartado, but he was not hurt. continue reading »

Colombian Rebels Justify Killing 2 Police Officers

Colombian Rebels Justify Killing 2 Police Officers

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, admitted Saturday they killed two policemen they kidnapped last weekend in the southwestern part of the country, saying their deed was justified because of "the huge military pursuit operation" they had to endure. continue reading »

Bomb Kills 3 Homeless, Injures 15 in Colombia

Bomb Kills 3 Homeless, Injures 15 in Colombia

A bomb explosion at a homeless shelter in the northwestern Colombian city of Medellin left three people dead Saturday and a total of 15 people wounded, authorities said. continue reading »

Colombian Government Sends Military to Violent Port City

Colombian Government Sends Military to Violent Port City

Colombia's government has deployed 700 additional security force members to this violence-wracked Pacific port city, which has been plagued by killings, dismemberments and forced disappearances. continue reading »

Colombia To Produce 50 Percent More Biofuel This Year

Colombia To Produce 50 Percent More Biofuel This Year

Colombia, the fifth-largest producer of palm oil-based biodiesel and 10th-largest maker of sugarcane-based ethanol, plans to boost production of both biofuels by around 50 percent in the 2014-2015 period. continue reading »

Colombian Government Removes Bogota Mayor

Colombian Government Removes Bogota Mayor

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos ratified a Dec. 9 decision by the Inspector General's Office to remove this capital's leftist mayor, Gustavo Petro, for alleged mismanagement. continue reading »

Colombian FARC Guerillas Kill 2 Police Officers

Colombian FARC Guerillas Kill 2 Police Officers

The director of the Colombian Police confirmed Tuesday the murders of two officers in the southwestern part of the country and attributed the deed to leftist FARC guerrillas. continue reading »

6 Dead, 6 Missing in Colombia Downpours

6 Dead, 6 Missing in Colombia Downpours

At least six people have died, four were injured, six went missing and widespread material damage was inflicted by the torrential rains falling across a large part of Colombia, officials said. continue reading »

Police Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine in Colombia

Police Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine in Colombia

Colombian police seized 1.5 tons of cocaine being shipped in a speedboat across the Caribbean to Honduras, authorities said Friday. continue reading »