| Nov 9, 2013
| 4:33 PM
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...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 2:50 PM
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...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:13 PM
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...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:28 PM
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?”
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:20 PM
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...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:21 PM
One thing about our heroes in "Strike Back:" They never seem to get hit by the millions of bullets being fired at them. But that changes in tonight's episode of the Cinemax series. As you can see in the exclusive preview clip here, Sgt. Michael...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:56 AM
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...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 2:47 PM
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,...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:00 AM
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...
| May 20, 2013
| 11:37 AM
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...
| May 16, 2013
| 2:56 PM
What started for Robert McCollum as a two-year leave of absence from a teaching job in Chicago has expanded into a five-year stint guiding 300 students in a Christian school in Bogota, Colombia.
That enrollment was about a tenth of what McCollum was...