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U.S. and Colombian Authorities Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine in the Caribbean

U.S. and Colombian Authorities Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine in the Caribbean

Colombian police and elements of the U.S. Coast Guard and Drug Enforcement Administration seized in international waters more than 1.5 tons of cocaine and arrested four people, authorities here said Tuesday. continue reading »

Antonio Bandaras on Hispanic Artists and Their Roles in Hollywood

Antonio Bandaras on Hispanic Artists and Their Roles in Hollywood

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas said here that he is proud to be a part of the generation of Hispanic artists who managed to open the doors of Hollywood and consolidate themselves in the movie mecca. Banderas, who was in Bogota to present his new ladies' fragrance, "Her Golden Secret," recalled at a press conference his early years in movies and gave details about his most recent film project," The 33," about the Chilean miners who were trapped in a collapsed mine for 70 days in 2010. continue reading »

7 Bodies Pulled from Illegal Colombian Mine- 6 Still Missing

7 Bodies Pulled from Illegal Colombian Mine- 6 Still Missing

Rescue teams recovered the bodies of four men and three women from the illegal mine that collapsed last week in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, emergency management officials said. The teams are searching for the bodies of six other people reported missing following the mine collapse last Wednesday, Cauca emergency management office director Maj. Juan Carlos Sandoval told Efe by telephone. continue reading »

Guerrillas Attack Colombian Pipeline Causing Environmental Hazard

Guerrillas Attack Colombian Pipeline Causing Environmental Hazard

A new guerrilla attack on Colombia's Caño Limon-Coveñas pipeline, out of service since March 25, has caused an oil spill and sparked environmental concerns. continue reading »

Mine Collapse in Colombia Kills 3, Traps 30

Mine Collapse in Colombia Kills 3, Traps 30

At least three people were killed and between 20 and 30 others trapped when an illegal gold mine collapsed in Santander de Quilichao, a city in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, officials said Thursday. continue reading »

Mine Explosion in Colombia Leaves 4 Dead, 65 Others Poisoned

Mine Explosion in Colombia Leaves 4 Dead, 65 Others Poisoned

Four dead miners and 65 more poisoned by inhaling toxic gases was the toll taken by an explosion in a gold mine in the northwestern Colombian municipality of Buritica, emergency management services said Saturday. continue reading »

Amazon River Tour Boat Sinks, Leaving 2 Dead and 3 Missing

Amazon River Tour Boat Sinks, Leaving 2 Dead and 3 Missing

Patrol boats belonging to the navies of Peru and Colombia on Monday are seeking three people who have been missing for nearly two days since a tourist boat sank on a stretch of the Amazon River that runs through the Peruvian region of Loreto, authorities said. continue reading »

4  FARC Rebels Killed, One Female Guerrilla Captured

4 FARC Rebels Killed, One Female Guerrilla Captured

Four FARC guerrillas have been killed in fighting in Colombia this weekend, the army said. continue reading »

Experts warn More than 30 of Colombia’s Indigenous Groups Now Threatened with Extinction

Experts warn More than 30 of Colombia’s Indigenous Groups Now Threatened with Extinction

At least 34 of the more than 100 native ethnicities and indigenous communities living in Colombia are going through a "humanitarian crisis" and are threatened with extinction, according to the Autonomy and Rights Observatory for Colombia's Indigenous Peoples, or ADPI. continue reading »

Friend Says Garcia Marquez’s Widow is “Full of Sadness”

Friend Says Garcia Marquez’s Widow is “Full of Sadness”

Mercedes Barcha is "full of sadness" for the death of husband Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a family friend said Friday as he was leaving the Mexico City home of the late Nobel laureate. continue reading »

Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies, Age 87

Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies, Age 87

Colombian Nobel prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday at his home in this capital, the chairman of Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts said. He was 87. continue reading »

President Santos Denies Garcia Marquez Battling Cancer

President Santos Denies Garcia Marquez Battling Cancer

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday denied a newspaper article stating that Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer, saying the Nobel literature laureate is merely recovering from a bout of pneumonia. continue reading »

Colombian Police Seize 3 Tons of Liquid Cocaine

Colombian Police Seize 3 Tons of Liquid Cocaine

Colombian police on Tuesday seized 2,877 kilos (6,337 lbs.) of liquid cocaine discovered in the Caribbean port of Cartagena, where seven tons of the drug in solid form were confiscated a week ago. continue reading »

FARC Guerrillas Blow Up Highway Conneting Colombia and Ecuador

FARC Guerrillas Blow Up Highway Conneting Colombia and Ecuador

Colombia's leftist FARC guerrillas blew up a portion of the main road linking their country with neighboring Ecuador, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Drummond Boat Shipwrecked Near Coast of Colombia

Drummond Boat Shipwrecked Near Coast of Colombia

The U.S. mining company Drummond reported Saturday the shipwreck of a boat that was helping with construction work at this multinational coal company's port on the Colombian Caribbean, though nothing has been said about the possible environmental impact of the accident. continue reading »