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  • Rebel attack in Colombia leaves 300,000 in the dark

    Colombian officials are blaming rebels for an attack on the country's energy infrastructure that left hundreds of thousands of people without power. President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday that the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of...
  • Dozens die in Colombia mudslide

    Dozens die in Colombia mudslide
    An avalanche of mud and debris roared through an alpine town in western Colombia before dawn Monday, killing at least 58 people in a flash flood and mudslide triggered by heavy rains. Residents were stirred from bed in the dead of the night by a loud...
  • Young daughter of security official kidnapped in Colombia

    Colombian authorities are offering $40,000 for help finding the kidnapped daughter of a high-profile security official. The 11-year-old girl was kidnapped Thursday afternoon in the northern city of Cucuta, on the border with Venezuela. Her father,...
  • Colombia, guerrillas agree on truth commission

    BOGOTA, Colombia Guerrilla and government negotiators in Havana agreed Thursday to form a truth commission that would investigate the origins of Colombia's half-century conflict and try to shed light on hidden atrocities that have fueled the violence....
  • Colombia's Congress eliminates presidential re-election

    Colombian lawmakers have approved a proposal to end presidential re-election. Opposition congresswoman Tatiana Cabello told The Associated Press that lawmakers in the House of Representatives, after the eighth and final debate in both legislative houses,...
  • Colombia enfocará lucha antidrogas con programas de sustitución de cultivos

    Colombia enfocará su estrategia de lucha contra las drogas en programas de sustitución de cultivos y erradicación manual, anunció el martes el presidente Juan Manuel Santos, dos semanas después de que su Gobierno suspendió las fumigaciones aéreas de...
  • Colombia struggles to restore power to port hit by rebels

    Authorities struggled on Tuesday to restore power to a major Colombian port city more than 48 hours after a rebel attack on a transmission line plunged Buenaventura's 400,000 into the dark. Guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia over...
  • Wellington's Ortiz tears Achilles on road to World Cup

     Wellington's Ortiz tears Achilles on road to World Cup
    With one apparent misstep during an exhibition game on Monday morning in Colorado, Wellington's Melissa Ortiz's dream of playing in the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada was crushed. Ortiz, 25, who starred at Lynn University after a standout...
  • Retired Colombian general on trial in murder of politician

    Colombia's Supreme Court began hearing arguments Monday in the trial of a retired army general accused of taking part in the 1989 assassination of a top presidential contender. Miguel Maza was head of Colombia's intelligence agency when Luis Carlos Galan...
  • Orlando City's Carlos Rivas looks to step up in Brek Shea's absence

    Orlando City's Carlos Rivas looks to step up in Brek Shea's absence
    One of Orlando City's top young prospects entered 2015 with a heap of expectations on his shoulders. Carlos Rivas, a young designated player signed out of Colombia's Deportivo Cali, led the traditional power in scoring in 2014. His speed drew...
  • Colombia: 1,800 muertos en lucha antidrogas

    Colombia: 1,800 muertos en lucha antidrogas
    La Policía Nacional informó que en los últimos 20 años al menos 1,800 policías murieron en Colombia en el marco de la lucha antidrogas. Así lo reveló a la prensa en Bogotá el comandante de Seguridad Ciudadana de esa fuerza, general Jorge Nieto, quien...