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13 hrs ago | Hispanically Speaking

Colombian Rebels Blow Up Aqueduct

At least 16,000 residents in part of the central Colombian province of Meta are without potable water after the leftist FARC guerrillas dynamited a portion of a local aqueduct, media outlets said.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia,

19 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Flight diversions spike at Charleston airport

On July 19, a United Airlines flight from Newark, N.J. to Bogota, Colombia, diverted to Charleston International Airport because of medical issues with two passengers.


Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Colombia, World News, Colombia Travel, Travel, Charleston County, SC, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 787

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Colombians celebrate their heritage in Overpeck Park

Chants of "Viva Colombia" rang throughout the 45th independence day festival hosted by Hackensack-based Club Colombia USA, from the morning Mass to the afternoon live performances held at Overpeck County Park.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia, Hackensack, NJ, Bogota, NJ, Passaic, NJ

The Charlotte Observer

Venezuela says Aruba to free diplomat sought by US

BOGOTA, Colombia Venezuela's government says a former general wanted by the United States on drug charges will be released by authorities in Aruba and return home shortly.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Elias Jaua, Venezuela,

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Washington Post

Correction Aruba-Venezuela-Official Detained story

In a story July 24 about the arrest of Hugo Carvajal, former head of Venezuelan military intelligence, The Associated Press reported erroneously that allegations he secretly met with leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia were based on emails recovered from a rebel computer.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Hugo Chavez, Drugs, Venezuela,

Trend Hunter Magazine

Sweater Wig Ads - The El Ropero Campaign Urges Donations for Kids with Cancer

The El Ropero ad campaign is comprised of surreal images of two young girls wearing sweater wigs.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, World News, Colombia

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Whidbey News-Times

Playhouse lends hand to film camp relocated by wildfires

Hernando Leon from Bogota, Colombia edits his short film for Wild Mind Film Camp on Oak Harbor Mexican restaurant Jumbo Burrito.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Twisp, WA, Coupeville, WA, Mazama, WA

Xenia Daily Gazette

Peace wins in Colombia12:32 pm

June was a good month for Colombia. Its streak of World Cup wins suffused the country with a euphoric patriotism.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia, Alvaro Uribe, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Opinion

Beverly Hills by Carmen Belissa brings glamour and glitz to the runway

The name is a bit of a misnomer, especially for Americans. Beverly Hills by Carmen Belissa is entirely a Colombian company, with headquarters in Bogota, Colombia.


Related Topix: Beverly Hills, CA, World News, Colombia,

The White House

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

President Obama said, "I am proud that such experienced and committed individuals have agreed to serve the American people in these important roles.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Columbia University, Oberlin College, World News, Afghanistan, Colombia, Wofford College

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Colombian Military Kills 13 Leftist Rebels, Captures 8

Colombia's Ministry of Defence said the armed forces killed 13 leftist rebels and captured eight in two separate operations.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia, Terrorism, Thailand

WAND-TV Decatur

Ex-Venezuelan intelligence chief detained in Aruba

Authorities say a doctor wounded by a patient in a deadly shooting at a suburban Philadelphia hospital campus appears to have been the person who returned fire and wounded the patient.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Hugo Chavez, Drugs, Venezuela,

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Daily Times

13 rebels killed in Colombia fighting : July 24, 2014,

BOGOTA: The Colombian army killed at least 13 leftist guerrillas early Wednesday in two separate engagements, the defense ministry said.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia,

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Can Meditation Really Slow Aging?

People take part in "The Planet Meditates," a worldwide meditation event, at Bolivar square in Bogota, Colombia, on Sept.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Santa Monica, CA, UC San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, UC Berkeley

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Colombia's economy grows 6.4 percent, follows China as fastest growing country

BOGOTA, Colombia -- In the first quarter of 2014, Colombia's economy grew 6.4 percent in relation to the same period last year, the government's statistics agency, DANE, announced.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia

Chain Store Age

Juan Valdez launches Miami expansion; 60 stores planned

Bogota, Colombia Colombian coffee retailer Juan Valdez has opened the first of 60 planned stores in Miami, with official grand opening scheduled for July 28. The downtown location is the first Juan Valdez store in Miami besides an existing store at Miami International Airport.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia, Drink, Coffee


Live Blog: Ackman's Herbalife Presentation

In Venezuela, a trainee said she spent three months satisfying the requirement of getting family and friends into clubs, says a slide.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Colombia Para Release Key to Ending Conflict, AG's Office Says

The release from prison of former paramilitary chiefs, responsible for the deaths of thousands of Colombians, is a key step toward ending the country's internal conflict, according to Carlos Villamil, director of transitional justice in the Attorney General's office.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia, Alvaro Uribe

Sun Jul 20, 2014

What It Feels Like To Take A Gun Shot Point-Blank

Sadly this weekend marks two years since psychopath James Holmes opened fire in a crowded Aurora, CO, movie theater, killing 12 and wounding 58. The anniversary got me thinking about gun violence.


Related Topix: Aurora, CO, World News, Colombia


23 Food Reasons Colombians Know What's Good

Abroad, the South American nation has suffered from age-old stereotypes and misidentification - seriously, it's Colombia, NOT Columbia - but none of it has ever stopped its people from being known as some of the happiest on earth .


Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia, Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread