15 policemen die in northwest Colombia helicopter accident

15 policemen die in northwest Colombia helicopter accident

Fifteen policemen died in a helicopter accident on Tuesday in the northwest of Colombia where police have been carrying out a major manhunt for Colombia’s most powerful drug lord.

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Posted by Fletcher Berryman on Aug 4, 2015

15 policemen die in northwest Colombia helicopter accident

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15 policemen die in northwest Colombia helicopter accident

Fifteen policemen died in a helicopter accident on Tuesday in the northwest of Colombia where police have been carrying out a major manhunt for Colombia’s most powerful drug lord.

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jul 29, 2015

Lollapalooza festival to have Colombia edition

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Lollapalooza festival to have Colombia edition

The organization of Lollapalooza announced that Colombia will have its own version of the music festival that has already been exported to Argentina, Germany, Chile and Brazil.

Posted by Emma Rosser on Jul 31, 2015

400 Bogota children poisoned by school food; 70 sent to hospital

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400 Bogota children poisoned by school food; 70 sent to hospital

Some 400 Bogota public school children suffered food poisoning on Thursday after eating pizzas that had been distributed for lunch, local media reported.

Posted by Julian Avila and Zoe Pepper-Cunningham on Jul 9, 2015

Student and rights activists among arrested ‘ELN’ bombing suspects

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Student and rights activists among arrested ‘ELN’ bombing suspects

Colombia’s police arrested 17 people for their supposed connection to two bombings in Bogota last week at two pension fund offices. However, among those said to be ELN rebels are legitimate  Full Article »

Posted by Fletcher Berryman on Aug 4, 2015

US Democrats urge focus on victims and no impunity in Colombia peace talks

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US Democrats urge focus on victims and no impunity in Colombia peace talks

A group of 65 Democrats in the United States Congress urged State Secretary John Kerry on Monday to urge FARC and Colombian government negotiators to not neglect victims and prevent impunity  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Aug 4, 2015

Colombia’s central bank raises projected 2015 inflation to 4.5%

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Colombia’s central bank raises projected 2015 inflation to 4.5%

Colombia’s Central Bank believes inflation in the country will be 4.5% this year, a consumer price growth increase significantly higher than its initial projection of 3%.

Posted by Fletcher Berryman on Aug 4, 2015

Colombia’s Gersson Rosas appointed international scout of USA basketball team

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Colombia’s Gersson Rosas appointed international scout of USA basketball team

Colombia’s Gersson Rosas has been selected as the International Player Personnel Scout for the United States National Men’s Basketball team.

Posted by The Associated Press on Jul 29, 2015

TV depiction of Colombia’s only saint angers her devotees

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TV depiction of Colombia’s only saint angers her devotees

For weeks, billboards on buses and television spots have been announcing what promises to be Colombia’s next big prime-time sensation. But the planned debut Wednesday of a TV soap opera dramatizing  Full Article »