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Source: The Economist

Bogotá :: Colombia | updated 2014-04-16 08:25:51 -0700 | political-news

Juan Manuel Santos would fail to win a second term in an election on May 25th...Colombia's economy is in decent shape, and unemployment and poverty have fallen steadily...They give him 25%-35% of the vote, with the rest split among four...
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Source: CNN

Aracataca :: Colombia | updated 2014-04-16 05:56:18 -0700 | health-news

EDT, Wed April 16, 2014 Gabriel Garcia Marquez, seen here in 2007, turns 85. (CNN) -- The health of literary giant Gabriel Garcia Marquez is stable but "very fragile," his family said in a statement this week. At 87 years...
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Source: The Guardian

Bogotá :: Colombia | updated 2014-04-16 09:39:28 -0700 | political-news

Mike Ceaser of Mike's Bogota Blog How long have you lived in your city?...Previously, I lived in Caracas, Venezuela; Asuncion, Paraguay; La Paz, Bolivia; and Vina del Mar, Chile. Before moving to South America (initially for just one year, to...
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Source: SwissInfo

Bogotá :: Colombia | updated 2014-04-16 02:10:00 -0700 | technology-news

Yet opposition is growing to a pepper patent granted to Swiss agrochemical giant Syngenta. A coalition has stepped up the fight against patents and the threat they pose to farmers everywhere. If we don't defend our indigenous seeds, we won't...
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Posted by: rsa76

Bogotá :: Colombia | updated 2014-01-05 14:39:40 -0800 | odd-news

The Colombian government delegations and the FARC announced today in a joint statement that Cuba peace negotiations will resume on Thursday November 28, ten days after the date initially planned. The statement issued by the party said that the postponement,...
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Breaking News: A bomb explosion in the vicinity of a field army practices shooting in eastern Colombia
   
Posted by: rawaha

Santa Marta :: Colombia | updated 2013-11-13 23:00:15 -0800 | disasters-news

A bomb explosion in the vicinity of a field army practices shooting in eastern Colombia on Wednesday caused the death of three children and wounded another , sources reported . According to the declaration , to be informed about the...
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Posted by: rsa76

Bogotá :: Colombia | updated 2013-11-06 23:44:06 -0800 | political-news

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has promised to send a note of protest to Moscow in connection with the violation of its airspace by Russian Tu-160 bombers, ITAR-TASS reported. "The situation with these Russian bombers as follows: Friday two aircraft...
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Posted by: Asif Ali

Bogotá :: Colombia | updated 2014-02-06 14:10:06 -0800 | disasters-news

Colombian rebels freed an American citizen satay Kevin Scott, who was their prisoner for more than four months. U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry thanked Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his efforts to free the hostages. In a special...
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Posted by: rsa76

Bogotá :: Colombia | updated 2013-12-08 12:20:02 -0800 | disasters-news

BOGOTA - A total of eleven people were killed by the collapse of a building in the Colombian city of Medellin (northwest) 15 days ago, officials said Sunday after recovering the last three bodies. Carlos Ivan Marquez, director of the...
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Breaking News: Woman Accused for Selling Virginities of her Own Daughters
   
Posted by: mohsinarif

Bogotá :: Colombia | updated 2013-10-29 14:18:44 -0700 | disasters-news

Bogota, Colombia- Police revealed that a mother of 14 children was arrested for selling the virginities of her 12 daughters for just £125 each. The 45 year old woman is known as Margarita de Jesus Zapata Moreno who has committed...
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Posted by: Jennifer Rees

Bogotá :: Colombia | updated 2013-10-26 09:47:58 -0700 | odd-news

Authorities in Colombia have arrested a mother of 14 for selling the virginity of her 12 young daughters to make ends meet. According to a report on the Herald Sun, Margarita de Jesus Zapata Moreno was arrested in Bogota earlier...
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Posted by: chnarendra

Bogotá :: Colombia | updated 2013-10-24 18:52:51 -0700 | political-news

The decision of Colombia’s Constitutional Court to throw out reforms of the country’s military justice system is a setback for government attempts to shield from scrutiny human rights violations committed by the security forces, said Amnesty International. The new reforms...
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Breaking News: Amnesty concerned over safety of indigenous protesters in Colombia
   
Posted by: chnarendra

Bogotá :: Colombia | updated 2013-10-21 09:40:18 -0700 | disasters-news

There are serious ongoing concerns for the safety of indigenous protesters in Colombia amid escalating violence against them by the security forces and after their leaders received a death threat from a right-wing paramilitary group, Amnesty International said. Dozens of...
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Posted by: rsa76

Medellín :: Colombia | updated 2014-04-11 01:11:34 -0700 | disasters-news

MEDELLIN - The collapse of a 21-story building on Saturday in the Colombian city of Medellin (northwest) left 11 missing, but rescue teams located a body in the rubble that have not yet been recovered, an official said Sunday. "It...
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Posted by: rsa76

Bogotá :: Colombia | updated 2014-04-09 01:07:04 -0700 | sports-news

Colombia today became the second South American team that ensures the ball World Cup in Brazil a month after it Argentina, while Ecuador and Chile, now tied on 25 points, were on the verge of seal their qualification, a road...
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