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TODAY COLOMBIA – One Colombian woman was on the Germanwings airplane that crashed in the French Alps on Wednesday, killing all 150 on board, local...

The new labeling of the world’s most-popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer is raising more questions for an aerial spraying program in Colombia that is the cornerstone of the US-backed war on drugs. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a French-based research arm of the World Health Organization, has reclassified the herbicide glyphosate as a result...

The majority of Colombia’s government officials believe that spousal abuse “should be solved in privacy” rather than by judicial authorities, a recent study showed. When asked if they agreed with the statement that “what happens in privacy should be solved in privacy,” 54% of the polled government officials said they did, according to data from a study carried...

Three FARC guerrillas and one soldier were killed in combat in central Colombia, the military said Sunday. A fourth guerrilla surrendered. According to the army, a military patrol caught the guerrillas red-handed when collecting an extortion payment from a local farmer. The rebels called a unilateral ceasefire to support ongoing peace talks in December, but have continued...

Colombia’s capital Bogota was surprised on Sunday by a major hail storm that covered the south of the city with a 24-inch layer of icy snow. The excessive...

US soldiers and military contractors have sexually abused more than 54 children in Colombia between 2003 and 2007, according to a recently released historic...

Police in Colombia’s second largest city, Medellin, on Saturday arrested a priest for the alleged sexual abuse of a 13-year-old boy. According to the prosecution, the priest led a church in Los Pinos, a neighborhood in the affluent Las Americas district in the west of the city. He was arrested on Saturday and surrendered to prosecution officials who will proceed...

As Colombia’s Supreme Court investigates illegal spying by the country’s former intelligence agency, an increasing amount of details are revealed about the alleged political persecution of leftist opponents of former President Alvaro Uribe. A former director of Colombian intelligence agency DAS, Jorge Noguera, is currently on trial for various charges surrounding...

The number of Chikungunya cases in Colombia has multiplied by 14 times in five months. The virus has infected more than 200,000 people, according to the national health institute INS. 213,021 Colombian citizens are currently infected by the virus, the INS said in a report. Monitoring of the virus — contracted through mosquito bites — began in September 2014, and...

A trucker strike in Colombia reached an end when the government and protesters reached agreement on Thursday, concluding 24 days of strike and losses of approximately $300 million to the Colombian economy. The negotiations between the truckers and the national government began on Wednesday morning. The agreement was reached after almost 24 hours of discussion over the...

Bogota’s city council angrily suspended a debate on the city’s “failed” public security policy on Wednesday after the chief of police announced he would not be assisting in the debate. General Humberto Guatibonza had been called to appear at the council session to discuss disappointing results of the city’s “75/100″ security offensive that failed to...

Colombia’s constitutional court on Tuesday ordered a referendum that seeks the impeachment of the unpopular Bogota mayor Gustavo Petro. Opponents of the socialist mayor have been seeking Petro’s impeachment practically since he came into office in 2012 and had already successfully gathered the necessary public support for a referendum in 2013. However, this attempt...

Colombia’s foreign minister, together with her counterparts from Brazil and Ecuador, on Tuesday asked Venezuela to permit the Red Cross to visit an...

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