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From Piles of Cocaine to Narco-Beauties Documentary Looks at Colombia’s Fashion Week

From Piles of Cocaine to Narco-Beauties Documentary Looks at Colombia’s Fashion Week

The Vice Series presents the not-so-glamorous side of Fashion Week in Colombia, in a documentary filled with piles of coke, plastic surgeries, and narco-beauties. continue reading »

Colombian Paramilitary Sentenced to 33 Years for Narco Terrorism

Colombian Paramilitary Sentenced to 33 Years for Narco Terrorism

Carlos Mario Jimenez-Naranjo, aka “Macaco,” a paramilitary leader and one of Colombia’s most notorious drug traffickers, has been sentenced to 33 years in prison continue reading »

Shakira Becomes First Colombian to Have a Star on the Walk of Fame (VIDEO)

Shakira Becomes First Colombian to Have a Star on the Walk of Fame (VIDEO)

Colombian singer Shakira received a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame surrounded by her parents s well as hundreds of fans. continue reading »

Rain-Fueled Landslide Kills at Least 21 People, Traps Dozens in Colombia

Rain-Fueled Landslide Kills at Least 21 People, Traps Dozens in Colombia

Colombian authorities and the Red Cross are reporting that at least 21 people are dead and dozens of others trapped in the northwestern city of Manizales from a landslide over the weekend. continue reading »

Colombia President: Cano’s Death is FARC’s ‘Biggest Blow’

Colombia President: Cano’s Death is FARC’s ‘Biggest Blow’

Colombian military forces have killed the top leader of the country's main leftist rebel group. Alfonso Cano, the top commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, was killed Friday during a military raid in the southwestern Cauca region. continue reading »

Colombian Dog Interrupts Soccer Game, Gets Own Web-Game (VIDEO)

Colombian Dog Interrupts Soccer Game, Gets Own Web-Game (VIDEO)

Earlier this week, a soccer match in Bogotá, Colombia was brought to a halt by a local canine fan that we think was just too excited the home team was winning 4-0. continue reading »

Occupy Movement Moves to Colombian Orphanage Where Kids Demand to be Adopted (VIDEO)

Occupy Movement Moves to Colombian Orphanage Where Kids Demand to be Adopted (VIDEO)

A group of Colombian children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, occupied a terrace of the Social Protection Center that fosters them, denouncing abuse and pledging to be adopted. continue reading »

Colombian “Peace Community” Nominated for Sakharov Human Rights Prize (VIDEO)

Colombian “Peace Community” Nominated for Sakharov Human Rights Prize (VIDEO)

The Colombian town of San José de Apartadó has been nominated for the 2011 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, for their “resilience and dedication to the high values of peace and justice.” continue reading »

Obama Signs US/Colombia Trade Agreement- 7 Years in the Making

Obama Signs US/Colombia Trade Agreement- 7 Years in the Making

President Obama signed a US/Colombia trade agreement on Friday after seven years of legislative effort. US Ambassador Michael McKinley said that although Obama would sign the bill “there are issues like the protection of intellectual property, customs, arbitration” that could delay the trade pact between seven and 18 months to take effect. continue reading »

Lobbying for Free Trade Pacts with Panama and Colombia, News Corp. Direct Benefit

According to federal records, Rupert Murdoch’s global media empire News Corp. lobbied in favor of the free trade pact with Panama. The free trade pact with the Latin American country makes it harder to crack dow continue reading »

2,000+ Sharks Massacred by Costa Rican Boats in Colombian Sanctuary

2,000+ Sharks Massacred by Costa Rican Boats in Colombian Sanctuary

Russian divers visiting Malpelo, a Colombian ocean sanctuary reported the disaster to authorities. Russian divers on a visit to the Colombian marine sanctuary of Malpelo, a UNESCO World Heritage site, continue reading »

Colombian Students Call for a “Kiss-a-Thon” Protest to Demand Quality Public Education

Colombian Students Call for a “Kiss-a-Thon” Protest to Demand Quality Public Education

Students from Colombia’s National University are calling for a kissing march, a kiss-a-thon, for a free, quality public education. continue reading »

Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Your backstage pass to HS-News showcase of emerging and established Latino musical talent. Introducing This Week From Colombia, TELEQUINETICS continue reading »

Colombia Cocaine Lab Destroyed in Raid

Colombia Cocaine Lab Destroyed in Raid

Colombia police say a large illegal drug processing laboratory has been destroyed during a raid that netted six tons of cocaine valued at $180 million. Police say they also seized tons of other material in the raid in a rural section continue reading »

Colombian Women End Sex Strike After Govt. Builds New Road

Colombian Women End Sex Strike After Govt. Builds New Road

Women from the Colombian town of Barbacoas withheld sex from their partners, until a road connecting the town to the city of Pasto was built. continue reading »