Friday Apr 18
Courthouse News Service
Rolled for $1 Million, Developer Says
A financier who promised to introduce a Colombian report developer to bankers in the Middle East stole $1 million and spent it on fast cars, Florida real estate and a "prolific shopping spree," the developer claims in court.
Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Dr. Emily Cutrer, president of Texas A&M University-Texarkana, talks with Father Alvaro Betancur, president of Universidad Catlica de Pereira in Colombia, and Claudia Maria Castao, who works in international relations at Universidad Cat&oacut... "How do you say 'wonderful' in Spanish?" asked Dr. Emily Cutrer, ... (more)
Leader of synthetic drug distribution ring captured
The head of the largest synthetic drug distribution ring in Colombia who was also a leading member of an armed-group, was arrested on Wednesday according to the Colombian national police.
Buenos Aires Herald
For the love of coffee
What might a Colombian from the world-famous eje cafetero, a pair of entrepreneurs who met at university in Russia, and the Indonesian ambassador to Argentina have in common? Well, to start with, they all seem to love well-prepared coffee in a city where the average brew tastes more like umbrella water - to use an Argentine term - than a typically ... (more)
754 irregularities reported as Colombia elections end
As polling stations of Colombia's 2014 congressional elections close their doors, the country's Electoral Observation Mission reports 858 irregularities and cases of electoral fraud until 3 PM.