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Rebel Landmines Kill Colombian Soldiers

Rebel Landmines Kill Colombian Soldiers

Two Colombian soldiers were killed and four others were injured by landmines planted by leftist FARC guerrillas in the northeastern province of Norte de Santander, the military said Friday. continue reading »

Juanes to Record ‘Greatest Hits’ Mtv Unplugged

Juanes to Record ‘Greatest Hits’ Mtv Unplugged

The Colombian singer personally asked Juan Luis Guerra to be in charge of the direction and production of the album, to be recorded in February 2012. continue reading »

Colombian Psychologist Targeting Kids 6-9 to STEAL THEIR BABY TEETH

Colombian Psychologist Targeting Kids 6-9 to STEAL THEIR BABY TEETH

Colombian Psychologist Carlos Saavedra has been labeled “Ratón Pérez” (Tooth Fairy) after several outraged parents accuse him of stealing their kids’ baby teeth! continue reading »

Author of Emblematic Cumbia Song “La Pollera Colorá” Dies (VIDEO)

Author of Emblematic Cumbia Song “La Pollera Colorá” Dies (VIDEO)

Colombian composer Wilson Choperena, famous for being the author of “La Pollera Colorá”, died Tuesday in Bogotá, at the age of 87 years-old. continue reading »

Colombian Guerillas Use Dead Body Laced with Explosives to Deter Local Police

Colombian Guerillas Use Dead Body Laced with Explosives to Deter Local Police

Four police officers were slightly wounded on Wednesday when they approached a dead body that FARC rebels left surrounded with explosives on the outskirts of Florencia, a city in the southwestern Colombian province of Caqueta, officials said. continue reading »

Shakira Edits, Writes Foreword On Her Father’s Book

Shakira Edits, Writes Foreword On Her Father’s Book

“Al Viento y al Azar,” is a collection of socio-political essays and love-fiction stories compiled by Colombian singer Shakira, and penned by her father, William Mebarak. continue reading »

Shakira, Tito el Bambino Each Get 6 Nominations for Univision’s 2012 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards

Shakira, Tito el Bambino Each Get 6 Nominations for Univision’s 2012 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards

Colombian pop star Shakira and Puerto Rican reggaeton headliner Tito el Bambino are the artists with the most nominations - six each - for Univision's 2012 Premio Lo Nuestro awards, to be presented in Miami next February. continue reading »

Multinationals to Invest $1.3 “Billion in Colombian Mine “El Cerrejón”

Multinationals to Invest $1.3 “Billion in Colombian Mine “El Cerrejón”

Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Xstrata confirmed to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos their plans to invest $1.3 billion to expand the Cerrejon coal mine. continue reading »

Colombian Rejects Lawsuit Against García Márquez

Colombian Rejects Lawsuit Against García Márquez

A Colombian court has ruled in favor of Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in a suit filed by the nonagenarian who inspired part of the plot of the novella "Chronicle of a Death Foretold." continue reading »

Charlie Sheen on Vacation in Colombia …With a Film Crew?

Charlie Sheen on Vacation in Colombia …With a Film Crew?

Charlie Sheen was recently seen smoking a cigar and strolling around Cartagena in northwest Colombia with a group of people, which included bodyguards and a camera crew. continue reading »

Colombian Military Hostages Held 14 Years Executed When Army Attempts to Rescue Them, One Survives

Colombian Military Hostages Held 14 Years Executed When Army Attempts to Rescue Them, One Survives

Colombia’s defense ministry has announced that a rescue mission carried out in the jungle has resulted in four hostages being killed by their FARC captors. continue reading »

Colombia says guerrillas killed 4 captives

Colombia says guerrillas killed 4 captives

Four security force members held by the FARC guerrilla group were killed during a military operation in the southern province of Caqueta continue reading »

Colombia: ‘FTA Will Bring New Sexual Fantasies to the Country’

Colombia: ‘FTA Will Bring New Sexual Fantasies to the Country’

The Colombian sex industry is looking forward to the benefits of the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas kicking in next year; for it means higher quality items, for smaller prices. continue reading »

Number of Abused & Exploited Children in Colombia Increasing

Number of Abused & Exploited Children in Colombia Increasing

Child abuse continues to be a very serious wound in the Latin American country. According to the latest report carried out by ICBF, the Colombian Institute continue reading »

Colombia arrests 14 drug suspects wanted by U.S.

Colombia arrests 14 drug suspects wanted by U.S.

Colombian police announced Monday the capture of 14 suspected drug traffickers wanted for extradition to the United States continue reading »