Colombia’s rainy season: 20,232 homes victimized, 110 deaths

Colombia Reports In just two months, Colombia has experienced 215 disasters due to heavy rains across the country, leaving 110 dead and 20,232 recorded households victimized in its wake, with 62,610 turning to relief agencies for...

Colombia repatriated 163 victims of human trafficking since 2012

Colombia has facilitated the return of 163 victims of human trafficking since 2012, the country’s foreign ministry announced on Thursday. Vice-Minister Patti Londoño made the announcement while visiting a school in the capital Bogota where...

Chief of Colombia National Police asks US to strengthen extradition policy

The chief Colombia’s National Police has called on the United States to toughen penalties on extradited criminals, according to national media.  General Rodolfo Palomino proposed to revise and toughen sentences for Colombian drug traffickers sentenced...

Governor of Colombia’s poorest province ’embezzled 1.5M from healthcare funds’

Colombia Reports The governor of Choco, Colombia’s Pacific department where two thirds of the population live in poverty, will be charged for embezzlement after allegedly stealing $1.5 million in health funds. According to weekly Semana, Choco governor Efrain...

Getting to know Colombia’s World Cup team, part 3: Impatiently waiting

Most people don’t think of defense when they think of Colombian soccer. Most Colombians don’t think of defense when they think of Colombian soccer. Judging purely from the way the Beautiful Game is played on...

Italy soccer club buys full ownership of Colombia star Juan Guillermo Cuadrado

Italian top flight soccer team, Fiorentina, have bought the full ownership of Colombia’s Juan Guillermo Cuadrado in the wake of Colombia’s 3-0 win against Greece in their opening World Cup match, El Colombiano newspaper reported...

Secret Service Caught up in Colombia Prostitution Scandal Say Being “Railroaded”

http://cnettv.cnet.com/av/video/cbsnews/atlantis2/cbsnews_player_embed.swf (CBS News) It was the scandal that rocked the Secret Service: agents preparing for the arrival of President Barack Obama in Colombia brought prostitutes back to their hotel. The Secret Service was swift to deal...

Main Link Between the Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel and FARC Captured

Colombian police have arrested an operative from Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel who was attempting to buy cocaine laboratories from Colombia’s FARC rebels, in another sign the cartel is extending its reach further down the drug...

Submarine carrying 2.3 tons of cocaine found close to Colombia’s Pacific coast

A semi submersible vehicle carrying more than 2 tons of cocaine was found 50 miles away from the shores of Western Colombia’s state of Nariño, Colombia’s media reported Tuesday. Colombian and US authorities have worked...

Colombia on intellectual property rights watchlist: US Report

The US has asked the Colombian government to take over management of an initiative on intellectual property rights, after “earlier progress was reversed” by the Constitutional Court in 2013, national media reported Thursday. The establishment of...

Colombia: Poised To Reach Its Economic Potential

Colombia's history of a near failed state wracked by violence, ultra-violent narco-traffickers and left-wing terrorism has left an indelible mark on popular culture. It seems many investors still perceive Colombia in this light as a...

State Council finds Colombia responsible for damage caused by coca fumigation

Colombia’s State Council ruled Monday that the government was responsible for the environmental and social damages of its aerial coca fumigation policy, reported national media. Fumigation, the aerial dispersion of glyphosate herbicide over fields believed...

Historic Colombia Peace Deal Is Signed!

The Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels have signed a historic agreement that formally brings an end to 52 years of civil war. The rebel leader Timoleon Jimenez, known as Timochenko, apologised to "all the...

Colombia sees tripling of economic impact of fraud, corruption, cyber crime

Colombia is set to lose $3.6 billion to fraud this year, triple what it lost just two years ago, according to a report by auditing giant KPMG. The damage in 2013 due to economic crimes in...

Nicaragua Confident in Victory Over Colombia In The Hague

Nicaragua is quite optimistic that the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Holland, issues a favourable decision to its request to solve the maritime dispute with Colombia. "The Court of Justice will do...

‘Caldas Tear’ Resolves Puzzling Seismic Activity Beneath Colombia

Colombia sits atop a complex geological area where three tectonic plates are interacting, producing seismicity patterns that have puzzled seismologists for years. Now seismologists have identified the "Caldas tear," which is a break in a...

Colombia seizes $90 million in property linked to drug lord “Comba”

The government of Colombia has announced the seizure of $90 million in property, linked to crime lord “Comba,” local media reported on Wednesday.The property seized included houses, apartments, farms, garages and rural lots across...

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Colombia’s president during one of the bloodiest periods has died

Former Colombian President Belisario Betancur, who attempted to broker peace with Marxist rebels during his administration, died on Friday at the age of 95,...

Controversy over Documentary that Describes Uribe as “Enemy of Peace”

The premiere of the documentary "La Negociación"(The Negotiation) has caused considerable controversy in Colombia politics, with Alvaro Uribe, former president and current senator of...

Explorer to face venomous snakes and drug gangs in Colombia trek

A young adventurer is about to set off on a dangerous journey, through one of the most dangerous jungles on Earth. Daniel Eggington from...

Colombia Celebrates Peace Agreement’s Second Anniversary (Video)

President Ivan Duque, along with all members of his party, failed to attend the event, turning their backs on all victims and veterans of...

In Colombia, Venezuelan Agents Are Infiltrating Migrant Shelters

Venezuelan military agents have a new strategy: infiltrating shelters for migrants in Colombia. According to Colombian broadcaster Caracol, at least five of fifteen Venezuelans...

‘No more camps,’ Colombia tells Venezuelans not to settle in tent city

Francis Montano sits on a cold pavement with her three children, all their worldly possessions stuffed into plastic bags, as she pleads to be...

Colombia Struggles to Convict Killers of Women, Experts Say

A law aimed at reducing Colombia's female homicide rate — of three killings per day — has struggled to secure convictions as people tend...

Colombia: Over 40 Venezuelan women rescued from sex ring

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities in Colombia said Thursday they have rescued more than 40 Venezuelan women from a “21st century sex slavery” ring...

Colombia to cut all diplomatic ties with Venezuela starting in January

Colombian President Iván Duque announced that his country will sever all diplomatic relations with Venezuela as of January next year when Nicolás Maduro, whom...

U.S. Military Targets Growing Russian and Chinese Influence in Latin America

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, returning from a trip to Colombia, said over the weekend that the Trump administration is...

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