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Venezuelan defence minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez denied on Saturday (Mar 25) that troops from his country had intruded on Colombian territory.
Forget the Colombia of Narcos. "Netflix isn't doing us any favours!" joked David Sierra of business innovation group Ruta N. He's lighthearted, but the truth is that Medellin is keen to shake off its dangerous image and remind people of the city's ...
Sixty thousand women childcare workers in Colombia are on the verge of winning pensions and back pay, after decades of making just half the minimum wage.
If corruption is not eradicated to level the political playing field, the systemically flawed democratic process will destroy any prospects of a lasting peace in Colombia. Colombia's big city streets are full of ambulant vendors offering you anything ...
A Colombian official said a four-day incursion into the country by Venezuelan troops may have been linked to Colombia's call for elections in the troubled, neighboring south American nation. Around 60 Venezuelan soldiers crossed the border into ...
But given its choice location at the tip of the mighty Magdalena River, the Caribbean port is one of the country's most important cities. Now that the 2017 carnival has passed, the city has been relegated back to a middle child status. Sandwiched ...
Breathing in Medellin, Colombia's second largest city, has become such a health hazard that the local government on Wednesday declared a red alert.
The two prosecutors, two assistant prosecutors and 11 investigators were arrested over alleged corruption in the prosecution offices of the southwestern cities Pasto and Tumaco to the benefit of local drug lord Jose Feliciano Gongora, a.k.a. "Chano ...
Barry Mccaffrey, the Clinton administration's drug czar and original mastermind of Plan Colombia, envisioned a rural job-creation program that would encourage peasant farmers to grow specialty crops, like baby corn and hearts of palm, whose market ...
The recent killing of a police chief in northeast Colombia during an operation against a drug trafficking group highlights the fact that the fight to eradicate organized crime in the South American country is far from over.
The Banana Growers Association of Colombia (Augura) is applying a strategy to restore Uraba, the country's principal producer of the fruit and a region ...
Cartagena representative Laura Gonzalez was elected Miss Colombia after days of ceremonial hokum in the winner's native city. With her title, Gonzalez will ...
Hundreds of Colombian villagers have been killed or driven from their homes despite the recent peace deal between the government and rebels, according to a new report by Amnesty International.
One of the world's best kept secrets turned into a fiasco last month when billions around the world - glued to their televisions - saw how "La La Land" was trumped by "Moonlight.
Vatican CITY - Pope Francis will be visiting Colombia in mid-September as the Latin American nation works to implement a new peace deal and rebuild after 52 years of war.
With its brightly coloured buildings, cobble-stoned streets and balconies strewn with lush purple and pink bougainvillea, the Colombian city of Cartagena is a far cry from Australia's bush capital. Nevertheless, two young Canberrans, Tom Navakas and ...
Though no companies have been granted cultivation licenses under the new rules, lawyers and business leaders consulted by The City Paper expect the government to start accepting license applications in the coming weeks. But by law, the government has ...
Later Duque dedicated his life to community service. He built more than 300 homes and buildings, and donated, among many things, a city hall, school and firehouse to his home town, Villamaria, a library to Colombian military forces, and generous ...
Rodrigo "Rocky" Valdez, the legendary Colombian boxer and two-time world champion died on Tuesday at the age of 70 in his home town of Cartagena. Valdez ... Valdez began his career in the coastal city of Cartagena, making his debut at the age of 17.
That was Colombia 10 years ago. The route to the Ciudad Perdida, the "lost city," is still very adventurous even without paramilitary soldiers and FARC or ELN guerrillas, but far less risky.
Colombian Vice President German Vargas Lleras has announced he will step down on Wednesday, fueling speculation that he will run in presidential elections next year.
This is the third of a five-part, weeklong series studying how Alzheimer's disease can affect you, no matter your age. Read the second part here.
The new rules, which are being applied across Colombia, are stringent enough that the mayor of Barranquilla recently filed a decree seeking temporary relief after realizing the coastal city's annual carnival would be violating several codes prohibiting ...
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos wipes his face as he listens to Vice President German Vargas Lleras present an annual report in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, March, 14, 2017. Earlier in a video message, Santos apologized to Colombians Tuesday ...
The making of "The Lost City of Z," which opens April 21, was an epic adventure story of its own.
In this March 3, 2017 photo, a peasant harvests coca leaves in Puerto Bello, in the southern Colombia's state of Putumayo.
Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the Colombian city of Cartagena in September has part of his trip to the South American country.
TUMACO, Colombia - Dozens of submarines, torpedoes and various other sea-going vessels and objects that were confiscated from drug traffickers have turned a beach in the Colombian Pacific port city of Tumaco into a veritable boat cemetery, revealing ...
... in Pool C and advance to the second round by beating Colombia on Sunday. Venezuela 11, Italy 10: All-Star catcher Salvador Perez injured his left knee in a home-plate collision with Drew Butera, his backup with the Kansas City Royals, and Venezuela ...
FEDERICO RIOS ESCOBAR/NYT The scenic view from a hillside home in Jardin, Colombia, Nov. 17, 2016. The hillsides abound with coffee bushes around the village of Jardin, in the Andes mountains of Colombia, where the bean is as central to life and ...
Vatican City, Mar 10, 2017 / 08:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis will make a six-day trip to Colombia in September with four cities on his itinerary, almost a year after the government and FARC rebels signed a ...
It was March 2011, and this village in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains on the Caribbean coast of Colombia was being resettled as part of government efforts to support Indigenous communities' return to their ancestral lands. Security ...
Taking the road to Ciudad Perdida (Spanish for lost city) without the protection of non-governmental armed members, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), or the gangs of Liberation National army was considered an adventure, but nowadays, ...
For most of my adult life, when I thought about Colombia at all, it was in the context of drugs, kidnapping, murder and endless civil war.
Vatican CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis will be visiting Colombia in mid-September as the Latin American nation works to implement a new peace deal and rebuild after 52 years of war.
Julio Teheran is used to being the Opening Day starter for the Braves, but he's more than happy to line up behind Jose Quintana in Colombia's WBC debut.
Authorities in Spain seized over one ton of cocaine from a Colombian drug trafficking network and arrested dozens of its members, a potential sign that the surge in Colombia's cocaine production is altering trafficking patterns in yet another part of ...
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and head of the FARC group Timoleon Jimenez shake hands during the signing of a historic peace agreement in Cartagena, Colombia, Sept. 26, 2016. (Photo by AFP). Under the peace deal, thousands of FARC ...
The government, which has received billions in American aid to eradicate the drug trade, will license a small number of companies to cultivate medical ...
If you get a bunch of singles with just a couple extra-base hits sprinkled in, you can score a lot of runs.
Taking the road to Ciudad Perdida (Spanish for lost city) without the protection of non-governmental armed members, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), or the gangs of Liberation National army was considered an adventure, but nowadays, ...
Colombia's armed conflict is "far from over," primarily because of increased far-right paramilitary activity following peace with Marxist FARC guerrillas, according to Amnesty International.
Colombia natives husband and wife Gustavo Obeso and Mary Romero started Mary's Arepas at Soda City three years ago at the suggestion of their son who wanted to promote Latin food locally while also earning some money.
The 50-year-old man was detained in the city of Medellin after police allegedly found him having sex with the girl.
The men were responsible for the 1993 murder of Dagoberto Florez in Necocli, a municipality in northwest Colombia. The soldiers then dressed the victim as a guerrilla in order to present him as a combat kill, a military practice that cost more than 4 ...
A van and driver we had prearranged picked us up at Matecana International Airport in Pereira and drove us out of the not-especially-attractive, medium-sized city. But as soon as we began to climb out of the crowded chaos, we ... This was Salento, a ...
Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, one of Latin America's most widely acclaimed authors, died in 2014. He would have turned 90 on March 6 this year.
Hundreds of people were forced to flee their homes in the Pacific region of Colombia after fighting broke out between Marxist ELN guerrillas and their paramilitary rivals, the AGC, a.k.
Torn from the sky, the plane fell momentarily, thrown off-kilter by a strong gust of wind. Sweat prickled the foreheads of those seated next to me; the heat was sweltering and each turbulent cloud threatened to send us plunging towards the sea again ...
FILE - In this June 5, 2014 file photo, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos gives a thumbs up during a campaign event in Bogota, Colombia. A corruption scandal that has spread across Latin America is inching closer to Santos amid new evidence on ...


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