Owner of bus destroyed in bus tragedy sought by police

The owner of the bus that caught fire, claiming the lives of 33 people in northern Colombia, has had an arrest warrant put on him and is currently being sought by authorities, reported Colombian...

Colombia coffee growers bristle at proposal to plant robusta

The idea of growing robusta at an annual coffee farmers’ conference this week in Colombia drew a hostile response from growers who fear it would tarnish the image of their premium produce.(JOSE MIGUEL GOMEZ/REUTERS) BOGOTA —...

Colombia’s El Tiempo Newspaper Bought By Billionaire Sarmiento

BOGOTA (Dow Jones)--Colombia's richest person, Luis Carlos Sarmiento, has finalized his purchase of the country's leading newspaper El Tiempo, according to a statement from his firm, Organizacion Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo Ltd., or OLCSAL. The...

Uribe stirs anti-peace talks sentiment by publishing candid photos of FARC

Colombia’s former President Uribe, an outspoken opponent of the peace talks between Colombia’s largest rebel group and the government, has published photographs of FARC leaders relaxing on a boat in Cuba. FARC delegate Rodrigo Granda...

Colombia’s former intelligence chief on trial over 1989 murder of presidential candidate

Colombia Reports The former head of Colombia’s now-defunct intelligence agency DAS will go on trial for helping orchestrate the murder of a powerful presidential candidate during Pablo Escobar’s reign. The accused, General Miguel Maza, has fully denied...

Soldiers kill 10 guerrillas in northeast Colombia

(UPI) — Colombian soldiers killed 10 guerrillas and injured two others in an operation in northeast Colombia, authorities said. The joint operation by the army, navy and air force was carried out in the municipality...

Colombia imports up for September due to rise in oil imports

Colombia’s imports climbed 10%, as compared to the same month last year, due to a major increase in oil imports, reported the Colombian government on Monday. Imports increased from $4.68 billion for September 2012 to...

Former Pachuca and Colombia national team goalkeeper Miguel Calero dies at 41

Miguel Calero, the former Colombia goalkeeper who played for more than a decade for with Mexican club Pachuca, has died of complications following a stroke. He was 41. Pachuca said in a statement that Calero...

How women brought down these 10 of Colombia’s most wanted

Some Colombian villain stories end in a spectacular calamity as criminals lose their edge for beautiful women who guide them straight to the hands of authorities. Criminals run, but they can’t hide forever. Even the masterminds of crime...

Buenaventura crisis could undermine US military aid to Colombia: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (HRW) held a special briefing for US congress members on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Colombian port city of Buenaventura. “According to the law, 25% of the military...

Colombia, the United States, and Montesquieu

In this column, Johan Galtung, rector of the TRANSCEND Peace University and author of ‘50 Years - 100 Peace and Conflict Perspectives’, writes that structural violence in the U.S. and Colombia will continue until...

Weather not only cause of drought in eastern Colombia: Govt watchdog

Colombia’s Comptroller’s Office released a report stating that agriculture and oil exploration projects are largely responsible for the drought in Colombia’s eastern state of Casanare. Casanare Agricultural, infrastructure, and oil exploration projects are responsible for the severity of...

Colombia Banker: More Cuts May Overheat Economy

Wall Street Journal - Colombia's central-bank officials will meet on May 31 to discuss possible action on interest rates. While some key economic data including industrial production continue to disappoint, many analysts believe the...

Colombia, South Korea sign FTA

The respective governments of Colombia and South Korea signed a joint declaration in Bogota Monday officially concluding negotiations of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries that began in 2009. "We decided to...

Massacre shocks Cali: 8 executed in suspected drug trafficking feud

Eight men were found assassinated on Friday in a mansion in the rural south of Cali, the southwestern Colombian city that had only just able been to show positive results in attempts to lower its staggering homicide...

Colombia’s president is demonstrating his political nous

Two years into office, Juan Manuel Santos's drive to be modern and decent is rebalancing his hardline predecessor's policies Santos attends an event last month during which he handed land titles to 154 families in...

Emirates Secretly Sends Colombian Mercenaries to Yemen Fight

WASHINGTON — The United Arab Emirates has secretly dispatched hundreds of Colombian mercenaries to Yemen to fight in that country’s raging conflict, adding a volatile new element in a complex proxy war that has...

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday said his government would strive to negotiate a second ceasefire agreement with the National Liberation Army (ELN)...