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9 Killed in Colombia Bus Accident

Nine people were killed and at least nine others injured when a bus plunged into a 300-meter (984-foot) ravine in Tolima, a province in southern Colombia, the highway patrol said Sunday. 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, Karen Santiesteban and Libardo Cardozo continue reading »

FARC Accused of Killing Columbian Indigenous Tribe Leaders

FARC Accused of Killing Columbian Indigenous Tribe Leaders

Leftist FARC guerrillas are responsible for the deaths of two Indian leaders in the northwestern province of Antioquia, the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia, or ONIC, said Thursday. continue reading »

Bus Carrying 17 Caught in Colombian Mudslide, Slides into Ditch

A mudslide dragged a bus 80 meters (260 feet) down a highway in central Colombia and dumped it in a ditch, but the 17 people aboard survived the accident, police said. continue reading »

Former Miltiaman Says Kidnapped Colombian Politician was fed to Crocodiles

Former Miltiaman Says Kidnapped Colombian Politician was fed to Crocodiles

A demobilized right-wing militiaman told Colombian prosecutors that a politician missing since October 2000 died after being thrown alive into a crocodile pit on the orders of a paramilitary commander, Caracol Radio said Thursday. continue reading »

All in A Day for Messi: Attacked on Field and Nominated for Time’s Person of the Year Award (VIDEO)

All in A Day for Messi: Attacked on Field and Nominated for Time’s Person of the Year Award (VIDEO)

Take a look at the unusual amount of punishment Leo took last night in Barranquilla, during the 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Colombia. continue reading »

Colombia Guerrilla Group FARC Names New Leader

Colombia Guerrilla Group FARC Names New Leader

Colombia's FARC guerrilla group said it has named Timoleon Jimenez, alias "Timochenko," as successor to previous rebel chief Alfonso Cano, who was killed in a military operation earlier this month. continue reading »

Colombian Owl Brings Dinner to Soccer Match (VIDEO)

Colombian Owl Brings Dinner to Soccer Match (VIDEO)

Remember the owl that got kicked in the face last year at a Colombian soccer match? Well its cousin decided to attend a game, and bring his dinner along! continue reading »

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 »