Colombia beat USA 2-0 in Copa America 2016 debut

Colombia began their Copa America campaign with an impressive 2-0 victory over the USA in California. An early goal from center-half Cristian Zapata and a penalty from captain James Rodriguez just before the break was...

Copa America Group A: Colombia, Costa Rica the teams to beat

The Copa America is set to kick off, with Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay and hosts the United States getting things underway. Arguably the most difficult group of the four, each match in Group A should...

Colombian Team Negotiates for Cuban Pitcher Freddy Asiel Álvarez

TODAY COLOMBIA - (Prensa Latina) The Colombian baseball club Tigres de Cartagena negotiates possible acquisition of Cuban pitcher Freddy Asiel Alvarez, confirmed today sport authorities of this country. Ernesto Ruiz, top authority of baseball in...

Colombia’s Nairo Quintana named best athlete in Ibero-America

Colombia Reports Colombia rider Nairo Quintana was recognized as the best Latin American athlete of 2014 Tuesday after major performances in cycling events like the Tour de France. Quintana received the award from Spanish King Felipe in...

Argentina beat Colombia 1-0 in World Cup qualifier

Colombia Reports Colombia lost 0-1 to Argentina on Tuesday in a World Cup qualifying match, leaving “Los Cafeteros” with a disappointing four points after four matches. Colombia, which has only won one game so far, stands...

Former Pittsburgh Pirates minor league player killed in airplane crash

Colombia Reports Former minor league baseball player Jordan Galvez (Pittsburgh Pirates) and a pilot were killed Tuesday when their aircraft crashed in northwest Colombia. Others on board the aircraft were injured. The 25-year-old Galvez was signed by...

Rodriguez snatches draw for Colombia in Chile

Colombia Reports James Rodriguez struck in the second half to give Colombia a 1-1 draw away against Chile in 2018 World Cup qualifying on Thursday as the hosts dropped their first points of the South...

Colombia soccer chief resigns amid FIFA corruption links

Colombia Reports The top boss of Colombia’s soccer federation announced his resignation on Monday amid accusations he received bribes in an elaborate FIFA corruption scheme. Luis Bedoya, director of the Colombian soccer federation FCF, said to resign over...

Chelsea sells Colombia’s Juan Cuadrado to Juventus for $25 million

Colombia Reports Chelsea and Juventus reached an agreement for the Colombian winger Cuadrado to be permanently transferred for just under $25 million, Italian press reported Wednesday. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Cuadrado will join the Italian Juventus...

Colombia’s Maria Luisa Calle fails at Pan Am Games drug tests

Colombian cyclist Maria Luisa Calle has tested positive in drug tests at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, bringing the count of athletes caught doping at the games to nine, two of which are Colombian. The 46-year-old...

4 Colombia soccer players among the world’s best in 2014

Four Colombian national soccer team members have been included in a prestigious list of 100 best players in the world in 2014 published by an English magazine FourFourTwo on Monday. James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado and...

US blacklists Colombia’s Envigado soccer club over drug money laundering

Envigado FC of Colombia’s top soccer league has been placed under on the “Kingpin List” for supporting the Medellin-based “La Oficina de Envigado” crime syndicate. Designation on the list freezes all United States-based assets of...

Colombia Undergoes Cycling Boom

COLOMBIA SPORTS NEWS -- With its professional cyclists winning international competitions. And that has led to increased popularity throughout the nation. We get more now from our friends at AFP. Every Sunday, hundreds of Bogota’s...

Colombia’s Juan Cuadrado renews contract with Italy’s Fiorentina

Colombia midfielder Juan Cuadrado has agreed to stay with his club, Italy’s Seria A side Fiorentina, until 2019, the player confirmed Friday. Fiorentina have yet to confirm the news although it has been widely reported...

Colombia Rushes Preparation to World Roller Speed Skating Tournament

COLOMBIA NEWS -- (Prensa Latina) Colombia works at top speed with a short list of 32 athletes with a view to the World Skating Championships to be held from next November 7 in Rosario,...

As Colombia soccer competitions heat up, debate over scheduling demands simmers

With Colombia’s soccer league entering the final chunk of the regular season, and the national cup tournament almost at the semifinal stage, the debate over excessive scheduling is once again at the forefront of national soccer.  Unlike most of...

The Return of Cricket in Colombia

COLOMBIA NEWS (The Guardian) -- “My friends think of me as a madman.” Jairo Andres Venegas is a rather unusual Colombian. He’s very probably the only Colombian with a collection of cricket bats from...

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Deadline Expires for Striking Avianca Pilots in Colombia

This Monday was the deadline for striking Avianca pilots, who are still in the process of being reinstated, to return to their jobs. Avianca, Colombia’s...

Tourists Face Being Thrown Out of Country On This ‘Hooker Holiday’

A risqué promotional video offers a drug-fuelled orgy offering unlimited sex with big-bottomed hookers in a “sex island experience” holiday in Colombia. The raunchy clip...

In Latin America, is there a link between abortion rights and democracy?

Three-quarters of all abortions in Latin America are performed illegally, putting the woman’s life at risk. Together with Africa and Asia, the region accounts...

Colombia Qualifies For World Cup 2018

Colombia qualified for next year’s World Cup on Tuesday after a dramatic last round of South American fixtures that also saw qaulity Uruguay and...

Who Are the Real Targets of Bogota’s Crackdown on Crime?

It was just before rush hour on Aug. 23, 2017, when the Bogota, Colombia, district police and SWAT squad came for the gangs of...

Corruption On The Rise in Latin America and the Caribbean

Corruption is a scourge that hurts ordinary people every day across the Americas. And when they speak out about it, far too often they...

Colombia President Signs Ceasefire Deal With ELN Rebels for 1st Time in History

A deal signed on Friday by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos marks a significant milestone in efforts to end political violence in South America...

Avianca Pilot’s Strike Continues After Talks Collapse

Talks to end a strike by the largest pilots’ union at Colombia’s flagship airline Avianca were suspended after failing to reach agreement on wages...

US Ambassador to Colombia Says FARC Hasn’t Earned Removal from List of Terrorist Organizations

The United States Ambassador to Colombia, Kevin Whitaker, doesn’t believe that the Revolutionary Armed Forces guerrilla has adequately complied with the agreement it made...

Avianca In A Battle For Supremacy Of South America’s Skies

Over the past couple of decades, consolidation and bankruptcies have reshaped the airline industry in North America. Historic brands such as TWA, Continental, Northwest,...