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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Celebrates 87th Birthday

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Celebrates 87th Birthday

Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez was in high spirits Thursday on his 87th birthday, which he celebrated in the privacy of his home in this capital. continue reading »

Colombia Cracks Down on Gang War in Port City

Colombia Cracks Down on Gang War in Port City

President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday ordered a "special intervention" by Colombian security forces in the country's main Pacific port, Buenaventura, to break up criminal gangs that have been terrorizing the city. continue reading »

Colombian Police Use Tear Gas on Protesters Injuring 8

Colombian Police Use Tear Gas on Protesters Injuring 8

At least eight people were injured Tuesday when Colombian police used tear gas against commuters gathered at a Bogota bus terminal to protest poor service. continue reading »

Colombia Refuses to Stop Ouster of Bogota Mayor

Colombia Refuses to Stop Ouster of Bogota Mayor

Colombia's top administrative court declined to issue an injunction against a move by the Inspector General's Office to oust capital Mayor Gustavo Petro for alleged mismanagement. continue reading »

Colombian President Santos Taps Former Cabinet Member as His Re-election Running Mate

Colombian President Santos Taps Former Cabinet Member as His Re-election Running Mate

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday named former Cabinet member German Vargas Lleras as his running mate in his bid for a second four-year term. continue reading »

Military Helicopter Crashes Killing 4 Soldiers in Colombia

Military Helicopter Crashes Killing 4 Soldiers in Colombia

Four soldiers died in a helicopter crash in central Colombia that was apparently caused by bad weather, the army said Monday. continue reading »

Colombian Presidential Candidate Survives Gunfire Attack

Colombian Presidential Candidate Survives Gunfire Attack

The convoy carrying Patriotic Union presidential candidate Aida Avella Esquivel was attacked Sunday by two men riding a motorcycle in Tame, a city in Colombia's Arauca province, police said. continue reading »

Colombian Authorities Arrest 26 FARC, Gang Members

Colombian Authorities Arrest 26 FARC, Gang Members

Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon announced Saturday that a total of 26 members of the FARC and of the criminal gang Los UrabeƱos were captured in several operations by the police and army in different regions of the country. continue reading »

Colombian President Says Foreign Investment in Mining Sector Up 21 Percent

Colombian President Says Foreign Investment in Mining Sector Up 21 Percent

Foreign direct investment in Colombia's mining sector grew 21 percent in the first nine months of 2013 from the same period of 2012, President Juan Manuel Santos said. continue reading »

REPORT: Colombia No Longer Considered “Emerging” Tech Nation

REPORT: Colombia No Longer Considered “Emerging” Tech Nation

Colombia "has ceased to be an emerging country in technology," MIT Technology Review in Spanish publisher Pedro Moneo said. The South American country's innovation and entrepreneurship environment is "developed and mature," Moneo said. continue reading »

Colombian President Overhauls Military Amidst Corruption Scandal

Colombian President Overhauls Military Amidst Corruption Scandal

President Juan Manuel Santos announced Tuesday a major overhaul of Colombia's armed forces high command following revelations of corruption in military procurement. continue reading »

Bogota Mayor’s Recall Referendum Moved to April 6

Bogota Mayor’s Recall Referendum Moved to April 6

The Colombian electoral authority set April 6 as the date for the recall referendum for Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro, originally scheduled for March 2 but postponed this week because of budget delays. continue reading »

Group of 60 International Tour Guides Study Spanish in Colombia

Group of 60 International Tour Guides Study Spanish in Colombia

A group of 60 tourist guides from Asian countries and Brazil on Thursday began a four-month Spanish as a Foreign Language course, the second such course offered at eight Colombian universities. continue reading »

Venezuela Bars Remittances to Colombia - Trying to Stop Flight of Capital from Country

Venezuela Bars Remittances to Colombia - Trying to Stop Flight of Capital from Country

The Venezuelan government suspended for an indefinite period the sending of family remittances to people living in Colombia, according to a special edition of the Official Gazette on Monday. continue reading »

Colombia’s FARC Slam President for Changing Stance on Spying

Colombia’s FARC Slam President for Changing Stance on Spying

Colombia's FARC guerrillas on Saturday criticized President Juan Manuel Santos' administration for abruptly reversing its position on the wiretapping of government peace negotiators. continue reading »