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Five Latin American countries lead the world in homicides

Honduras continues to have the world's highest homicide rate, according to a recent United Nations report, followed by four other countries in Latin America.
In the Media by John Sevigny

After Mexico, Colombia says goodbye to Garcia Marquez

Bogot - With a mix of Mozart and folk music, Colombia said goodbye Tuesday to its Nobel-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez in a ceremony in the capital's cathedral.
In the Media by Ariela Navarro (AFP)

Op-Ed: 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' — A masterpiece of poetic prose

One Hundred Years of Solitude is a story that can be read over and over, in the same way that children watch again and again their favorite cartoon. It is a story impossible to forget, written in wonderful poetic prose, full of metaphors and symbolism.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 6 comments

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies in Mexico City home, 1927-2014

Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, famed Colombian journalist, novelist, short story writer and screenwriter Gabriel Garcia Marquez has passed away at the age of 87 in his Mexico City home.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Rash of acid attacks stir calls for change in Colombia

Bogot - A rash of acid attacks in recent weeks have horrified Colombians, provoking calls for special laws to deter a particularly fearsome form of aggression in an already violent society.
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)

'Kangaroo care' trumps incubators for Colombian babies

Bogot - At Bogota's San Ignacio hospital, Cesar Algeciras often spends five hours straight in the neonatal intensive care unit, lovingly clutching his premature son to his bare chest.
In the Media by Ariela Navarro (AFP)

Landmine victims share stories to mark awareness day

El Salvador - Angela Ruales was just 14 when she stepped on a landmine in Colombia last year that tore off her legs and claimed the life of her two-month-old niece.
In the Media by AFP

AFP Exclusive: Colombia's Santos on making and keeping peace

Bogot - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, campaigning for a second term, is basing his bid on his confidence he will conclude a peace deal to end Latin America's oldest leftist insurgency.Perhaps fittingly, the first round presidential vote, set for May ...
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)

Colombia voters give lukewarm support for peace process

Bogot - Colombian voters showed lukewarm support for peace talks with guerrillas Sunday by giving President Juan Manuel Santos a majority in Congress but also electing his conservative rival, ex-president Alvaro Uribe, to the senate.Santos, who took office in ...
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)

Colombia vote seen as referendum on rebel peace talks

Bogot - Colombians went to the polls on Sunday to elect new legislators, in a vote seen as a referendum on peace talks with leftist guerrillas and a bellwether for May's presidential election.The voting, which got under way at 1300 GMT, comes with the governme...
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)

Colombia vote seen as referendum on rebel peace talks

Bogot - Colombians head to the polls Sunday to elect new legislators in a vote seen as a referendum on peace talks with leftist guerrillas and a bellwether for May's presidential election.Peace talks that President Jose Manuel Santos has held with the Marxist ...
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)

Colombian election seen as referendum on peace talks

Bogot - Colombia holds legislative elections Sunday that are seen as a referendum on peace talks with FARC leftist guerrillas and a trial run for a presidential vote in May.Since they opened in late 2012 in Cuba, the talks that President Jose Manuel Santos has...
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)

British women extend team pursuit reign at track cycling Worlds

Cali - Great Britain retained their women's team pursuit world crown Thursday, rallying to vanquish Canada to claim Britain's first gold of the 2014 track cycling World Championships.Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell -- members of the team that won Olympic gold ...
In the Media by AFP

Colombia investigates Santos email hacking

Bogot - Colombian prosecutors Monday opened an investigation after President Juan Manuel Santos said more than 1,000 of his personal emails had been hacked, as spying allegations mar peace talks with the FARC rebels.Santos claimed unknown parties were trying t...
In the Media by AFP

Two Colombia oil sector workers freed after kidnapping

Bogot - Two oil sector workers have been freed in northeast Colombia, a day after they were kidnapped at gunpoint, authorities said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Review: God's man in the jungle

At age 14 Bruce Olson asked himself, "Who is my God?" Feeling lost, his desire to know God led Olson to read his Bible. There he found the answer, "If you will believe in your heart that God raised Him (Christ) from the dead, you will be saved."
In the Media by Kelly Jadon - 1 comment

Colombia nabs fugitive priest linked to criminal gangs

Bogot - Colombian authorities have arrested a fugitive priest convicted of links to criminal gangs, an official said Saturday.Oscar Ortiz was sentenced in absentia to 19 years in prison for ties to right-wing militias and drug traffickers in Medellin.
In the Media by AFP

Dissident Cuban blogger plans to launch digital paper

Cartagena - Dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez said she plans to launch a digital newspaper in her homeland later this year, hoping it will strike a blow for press freedom on the Communist island.
In the Media by AFP

Colombia prison fire 'kills 10 inmates'

Barranquilla - A fire at a Colombian prison killed at least 10 inmates and injured more than three dozen, prison officials said on Tuesday.The blaze broke out late Monday at a prison in the northern city of Barranquilla, authorities said.
In the Media by AFP

Divisions erupt as Colombia rebels criticize their own

Bogot - In the latest sign of division amongst Colombia's FARC rebels as peace talks continue, the group's leadership made a rare condemnation of an attack by some of its own guerrillas.
In the Media by Ariela Navarro (AFP)
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