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  • Christopher Wright, teacher

    Christopher Wright, teacher
    Christopher Adam Wright, a teacher and former restaurant worker, died of an aneurysm Aug. 27 in Bogota, Colombia, where he was working as an English teacher. The former Mount Vernon resident was 40. Born in Towson, he was the son of John T. Wright, a...
  • As Starbucks heads to Colombia, growers have grounds for regret

    As Starbucks heads to Colombia, growers have grounds for regret
    BOGOTA, Colombia --  With Starbucks preparing to enter the Colombian market and compete against entrenched retailers, including the country’s signature Juan Valdez chain, some growers here can be excused for wondering, “What if?”   In...
  • Colombia to pay Ecuador $15 million to settle coca herbicide suit

    Colombia to pay Ecuador $15 million to settle coca herbicide suit
    QUITO, Ecuador — Colombia has agreed to pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Ecuador for human and economic damage caused by spraying an anti-coca herbicide that blew across the countries’ common border. The settlement of the 2008...
  • Rising Helmer Mitre Moves Into Full House (EXCLUSIVE)

    In Berlin to present Peter Weber's "Fresh" at the Berlin Co-production Market, France's Full House, run by Didar Domehri, Gael Nouaille and Laurent Baudens, has boarded the untitled second feature by Argentina's Santiago Mitre. Mitre's debut "The...
  • Venezuela's fugitive opposition leader surrenders to authorities

    Venezuela's fugitive opposition leader surrenders to authorities
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez turned himself in to authorities Tuesday to face what he says are trumped-up homicide charges, after urging supporters to stay in the streets and protest peacefully against the government....
  • Victor Carranza dies at 77; 'Emerald King' of Colombia

    Victor Carranza, known as the "Emerald King" of Colombia, who built a near monopoly in trade in the precious gems and survived at least two assassination attempts along the way, died of lung cancer Thursday at a Bogota hospital. He was 77. Officials...
  • Colombian president announces fall peace talks with rebels

     
    Prospects for an end to four decades of civil strife in Colombia inched closer to reality Tuesday as President Juan Manuel Santos announced that his government has signed an agreement to start peace talks in Norway with the country’s largest rebel...
  • Colombia's leader backs away from deadline for peace deal with FARC

    Colombia's leader backs away from deadline for peace deal with FARC
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- In a radio interview Monday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos backed away from a self-imposed deadline of November for completing a peace accord that is being negotiated in Havana with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia,...
  • Colombia, Nicaragua clash over oil exploration in disputed waters

    BOGOTA -- Colombia’s foreign ministry on Tuesday said it had received no response from Nicaragua to its protest last week Nicaragua of the Central American country’s plan to auction off dozens of offshore oil exploration blocks in disputed...
  • Bill Clinton visits Colombia, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Former President Clinton visited Colombia last week, meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos while visiting Cartagena, where Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro showed him around the city in an electric taxi. Then Clinton took time out to visit with Nobel...
  • 'Sound of Things Falling' confronts Colombia's raw history

    Long before Mexico descended into its "drug war," the phrase itself was invented in another country. In the 1980s the underground industry that processed coca into cocaine and shipped it northward to U.S. consumers transformed Colombian society. It...