Juanes brings “Unplugged” tour home to Colombia

Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes on Tuesday will offer the first concert in his homeland of his "Unplugged" tour, which will take him to six other cities in the Andean nation, including his native Medellin. Juanes for...

Ex-Miss Colombia Goes Nude (VIDEO)

For the second time, ex-Miss Colombia Michelle Rouillard decided to ignore protocol and do exactly what she's not supposed to do: pose nude in a magazine. The 26-year-old beauty from Popayan will be appearing in...

Shakira Mebarak is a first-time mom!

Shakira, the singer, 35, and her boyfriend, Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué, 25, are the new parents of baby boy Milan Pique Mebarak, the AP reports. "Just like his father, baby Milan became a member...

Film on Sexual Abuse Wins at Colombia-Venezuela Festival

(IPS) - A Venezuelan movie about a young deaf woman who is sexually abused by her stepfather, “Brecha en el silencio” (Breach in the Silence), took top prize at the second Colombia-Venezuela film festival. Twelve...

Jamming Festival brings reggae to Colombia

The inaugural Jamming Festival celebrates Jamaican culture with live reggae performances, art, good and sports in Bogota May 20. The festival's organizers have called it "the biggest reggae event in Colombia" and will feature international...

Shakira to perform in World Cup closing ceremony

Colombia’s beloved pop star Shakira will perform at the closing ceremonies of the FIFA World Cup. The Barranquilla-born beauty will perform her new single “La La La (Brazil 2014)” in the Maracana stadium in Rio...

Colombian Incentive Looks to Attract Foreign Shoots

A newly created film law sweetens the deal for foreign producers. BOGOTA -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday is signing into law a new filming incentive that aims to substantially boost the number...

Colombia Is Set For “Breaking Bad” Series in Spanish

Though the idea of a homegrown methamphetamine empire in the hemisphere’s cocaine capital seems dissonant, the producers stuck with the plot point. Bogota, Colombia, will be the set for the Spanish version of "Breaking Bad",...

Colombia’s Shakira features soccer stars Piqué, Messi, James, Falcao and Neymar in new music...

Colombian singing superstar Shakira has featured a number of World Cup footballers in her latest music video for her single “Dare (La La La)” The song, a collaboration with Brazilian singer Carlinhos Brown, is...

Bogota tourist center to stay open all Saturday night

La Candelaria, the tourist center of Colombia’s capital Bogota, will stay open all night on Saturday to help it become the neighborhood that never sleeps. In what the mayor’s office calls a “day of culture,”...

Juanes wins Latin Grammy for ‘Best Album of the Year’

Colombian singer Juanes won Latin Grammys for “Best Album of the Year” and “Best Long Form Video” in the Las Vegas award ceremony Thursday night. Juanes’ won the coveted prize of “Best Album of the...

Benicio del Toro’s Pablo Escobar film premieres at Toronto Film Festival

“Escobar: Paradise Lost” tells the story of a young man who falls in love with a Colombian, which turns out to be the niece of the legendary leader of the Medellin cartel. Directed by Italian...

Bogota darlings rock Cosmopol to its core

Bogota darlings Bomba Estéreo set Roskilde Festival's Cosmopol stage alight with an impeccable performance that topped their 2009 debut at the event. Following in the footsteps of a blockbuster show by cumbia kings Celso...

South American cuisine coming to New Orleans’ Central City

Arepas seen in their natural habitat, a market outside Bogota, Colombia. The arepa is the staff of life in Colombia, where these golden-griddled cornmeal cakes are eaten throughout the day. They’re used to sop up...

The Colombian who teaches Colombian to Colombians

Ever spoken to someone who speaks the same language as you, and not understood what they were talking about? COLOMBIA JOURNAL (BBC Trending) -- Colombia is a Spanish-speaking country. But when a someone from the...

Bogotá Celebrates 479th!

TODAY COLOMBIA - Bogota is 479 years old today, Sunday, August 6, 2017. Colombia's major city will be celebrating with parades during the day and fireworks at night. And given that the 8th is...

Colombian superstar Juanes writes 1st book

(AP) - Juanes (WAH'-nehs) has more to say than will fit in a hit song. The Colombian singer announced Thursday that his first memoir will be released April 2 in English and Spanish. Its titles...

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