Colombia Toll rises to 12 dead in illegal mine disaster

TODAY COLOMBIA - The death toll from a landslide at an illegal gold mine in western Colombia has...

Colombia authorities spot Canadian aircraft that crashed high in the Andes, killing two

TODAY COLOMBIA -  Authorities said Monday they have located a Canadian-registered aircraft that crashed high in the Andes...

Colombian Creates App To Prevent Online Child Pornography

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS - Colombia’s police have launched an application called ‘Protectio’ that allows parents to monitor their...

Colombian President Says “War On Drugs A Failure”

TODAY COLOMBIA - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says the War on Drugs has failed and we need...

Medellín, Colombia: from murder capital to model city

TODAY COLOMBIA - Residents of Medellín's poorest slums used to be suspicious of strangers. Who in their right...

Colombia’s Most Famous Author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Dies

TODAY COLOMBIA - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions...

Colombia Designer Introduces Bullet Proof Wear For Women

TODAY COLOMBIA - With the aim of providing protection to women, Colombian apparel firm Miguel Caballero has unveiled...

Mexico Cartel Involved in 7 Ton Colombia Cocaine Load

TODAY COLOMBIA - More details have emerged on the transport and seizure of a record seven tons of...

Colombia Launches Operation Against “Pots”: Demolishing Houses

   TODAY COLOMBIA - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has ordered the demolition of numerous buildings used as drug...

Colombia’s Breadbasket Feels the Pinch of Free Trade

(TODAY COLOMBIA) - “Things are getting worse and worse,” Enrique Muñoz, a 67-year-old farmer from the municipality of...

Colombia’s Alleged top synthetic drug supplier arrested

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Héctor Alonso Castro, who allegedly is Colombia’s largest supplier of synthetic drugs, has been arrested,...

Colombia Launches “Time To Return” Program

(TODAY COLOMBIA) The National Government through the Administrative Department of Science , Technology and Innovation, Colciencias , presented...

Santos ignores international court ruling, replaces Bogota mayor

(TODAY COLOMBIA) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos ignored a ruling of an international court Wednesday and signed off...

Colombia explores the possibilities of the digital age

By the end of 2014, the Colombian government will have invested US$2.45 billion in the Vive Digital project. During...

Colombia explores the possibilities of the digital age

TODAY COLOMBIA - SOPÓ, Colombia – The popularization of the Internet and the development of digital infrastructure in...

Colombia Women Victims, But Also Participants, in Violent Organized Crime

Rising arrests of women for involvement in organized crime in Cali highlights how women are increasingly part of,...

Medellin: From Cradle of Crime to Cultural Icon

The department of Antioquia’s capital city was the first in the world to implement an aerial cable car...

Medellin: From Cradle of Crime to Cultural Icon

The department of Antioquia’s capital city was the first in the world to implement an aerial cable car...

Banned German weapons being sold in Colombia

German law prohibits the export of weapons to crisis or conflict regions. But guns sporting the label “Made...

Leader of Los Urabeños Arrested in North Colombia

(TODAY COLOMBIA) The military leader of the criminal gang Los Urabeños, Heriberto Zafra (aka Diego Montoya), was arrested...

Banned German weapons being sold in Colombia

(TODAY COLOMBIA) German law prohibits the export of weapons to crisis or conflict regions. But guns sporting the...

Colombia Money Laundering Case Reminder of Cali Cartel’s Influence

An artistic rendering shows Gilberto, left foreground, 67, and Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela, right foreground, 63, (TODAY COLOMBIA) The children...

Colombia’s film industry soars

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Small- and medium-budget film projects like The 33 – a movie starring Spanish actor Antonio...

Colombia and Guatemala, allies in security

Colombian policing experts support Guatemala as it reforms its police force. Guatemala’s National Civil Police receives support from...

US-Colombia Operation Uncovers FARC, ELN Links to Russian Mafia

Alias “Frank” and alias “Mellizo” in police custody (TODAY COLOMBIA) A newspaper in Colombia has reported a drugs-for-guns arrangement...

U.S. charges alleged Colombian narco-trafficker

(TODAY COLOMBIA) Colombian Fernain Rodríguez Vásquez and seven co-conspirators are facing numerous drug-related charges in the U.S., the...

Are Colombia Paramilitaries to Blame for Venezuela Civil Unrest?

TODAY COLOMBIA - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has blamed civil unrest in the border region on Colombian paramilitaries...

Colombia: The miracle of earthworms and quinoa

The cultivation of quinoa and the use of organic fertilizer have provided hope for overcoming the rural crisis...

Spain Op Reveals Colombia-Led Money Laundering Network

Police in Spain have dismantled a transnational Colombia-led criminal network responsible for laundering around $7 million in drug...

War for Cocaine Corridors Consumes Colombia’s Busiest Port

Residents of Buenaventura have become prisoners of war in the battle for Colombia’s primary cocaine port. They are...

Colombian Flowers to Celebrate Valentine’s Day (Photo Essay)

Valentine’s Day, which is celebrated around the world on February 14, is the busiest time of the year...

Colombian Flowers to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

TODAY COLOMBIA - Valentine’s Day, which is celebrated around the world on February 14, is the busiest time...

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With less than two weeks to the 2018 presidential elections, a run-off election in April is almost guaranteed based on the latest polls that...

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A New Generation of Central American Filmmakers Are Lighting Up The Screen

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Telia Carrier, a subsidiary of Telia Company, has reached an agreement to provide its global fiber backbone to Costa Rica's state-owned telecom, the Instituto...

Good News For Renters, Not So Much For Landlords

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Court Rules Against Uber and its 83,000 Drivers

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled against Uber with a verdict that affects 83,000 drivers affiliated to the technology platform. The decision follows a similar...

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American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

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QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

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As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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We have survived contemporary intellectuals and visionaries since the don Pepe Figueres days right up to the moment. This country loves a visionary and...

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QCOSTARICA - Four armed men, Friday night entered the Eurochronos jewelry store in Multiplaza Escazu, held up at gunpoint the store manager and three...

Seismological Network Predicts A Magma Eruption of Low Magnitude But Of Great Economic Impact

QCOSTARICA - The behavior of the Turrialba volcano this past week is the trigger of a magmatic eruption of low magnitude but of great...

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QCOSTARICA - A report in the Diario Extra says Canadian businessman Ryan Piercy was kidnapped by an armed group, who is asking for US$500.000...

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