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  • Venezuela frees Miami journalist

    BOGOTA, Colombia --  A Miami Herald reporter detained Thursday by authorities in western Venezuela on suspicion of working in the country without permission has been released and is expected to return to the United States on Sunday. Jim Wyss, the...
  • Ex-U.S. Marine released after being held by Colombian rebels

    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombian rebels have freed former U.S. Marine Kevin Scott Sutay after holding him hostage since June, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross, which handled the release. Sutay was backpacking in eastern Guaviare...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kissimmee aims for more tourists from Colombia

     
    The Experience Kissimmee team is leading a six-day, two-city sales and media mission to Bogota and Cali, Colombia.  A highlight of the trip will be attending Vitrina Turistica ANATO 2013, February 27-March 1, an annual event organized by ANATO, the...