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Police Man Kidnapped by FARC Leaves Journal for Daughter (VIDEO)

Police Man Kidnapped by FARC Leaves Journal for Daughter (VIDEO)

Officer Yesid Edgar Duarte, who was shot in cold blood by Colombian FARC last month, spent every night of his 13 years in captivity writing and drawing for his little girl. continue reading »

Adopted Sons Returned to NY Times Reporter Chandler Burr

Adopted Sons Returned to NY Times Reporter Chandler Burr

Burr travelled to Colombia in March 2011 to adopt the two young boys. While still in country finalizing the adoption and Visa in the US, Burr went to retrieve the boys passports continue reading »

Join Juanes Onstage in New “Unplugged” Special

Join Juanes Onstage in New “Unplugged” Special

Juanes has invited fans to take part in a contest in which the winner gets to sing one of the artist's hit tunes in a duet with him in an "unplugged" special that the Colombian singer will shoot next February for MTV. continue reading »

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

Yesterday, Latin American iTunes Store users could only download apps for their Apple devices; today, they can purchase music, movies, TV shows and more! At midnight this morning, the iTune continue reading »

‘Quickie Tents’ Become a Problem in Colombian Public Park

‘Quickie Tents’ Become a Problem in Colombian Public Park

According to watchmen at Bogotá’s Simón Bolívar Park, out of every 10 tents installed in the park, 4 are used by couples to have sexual intercourse. continue reading »

Shakira Debuts New Haircut at Spanish Awards Gala

Shakira Debuts New Haircut at Spanish Awards Gala

Shakira was impressive Friday with her glittery sequined dress and new haircut at the Gala of Los 40 Principales Prizes, on the eve of the big soccer match between her boyfriend's Barcelona squad and Real Madrid. continue reading »

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 »