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Colombia's Santos dubs new legislature 'Congress of peace'

Estanzuela - Colombia's newly re-elected President Juan Manuel Santos installed a new legislature Sunday, calling it a "Congress of peace" and asking for its support in creating a post-conflict nation amid negotiations with the FARC.
In the Media by AFP

Shakira breaks world record with over 100 million Facebook likes

Barranquilla - The only Facebook page with more likes than Shakira is Facebook's own Facebook page, as the popular Colombian singer hits an all time high of over 100 million likes.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Divers take a plunge with an ocean giant: the Goliath grouper

Miami - At first glance, an adult goliath grouper can appear intimidating. Equipped with a capacious Edward G. Robinson-esque lower jaw and weighing as much as 360 kg, or 793 pounds, encountering one while you're diving or snorkeling can give you pause.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton - 2 comments

World Cup: Europe or South America, the balance of power shared

Brazil has seen the best World Cup for decades — skilful play, last-gasp goals, smaller nations nearly upsetting the big boys and most of all a direct split between Europe and South America as to who holds the balance of power.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Cocaine drops in top producer Colombia, says UN

Estanzuela - Cocaine production in Colombia, a top producer, dropped nearly 13 percent last year, despite steady coca leaf agriculture, the United Nations drug watchdog said Thursday.
In the Media by Lissy de Abreu (AFP)

Pope Francis the most influential world figure on Twitter

Geneva - Pope Francis has less than one-third the Twitter followers of President Obama, but what the Pontiff lacks in bare Twitter numbers, he more than makes up for when it comes to retweets.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Australian, Chinese navies ready to fire

Canberra - Ships of the the Royal Australian Navy and the Navy of the People's Republic of China are operating in close proximity to each other, according to the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
In the Media by Chikako Uchinami - 1 comment

UNESCO grants World Heritage status to ancient Inca road system

Doha - The Inca Trail, a complex road network crossing six South American countries was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The award recognizes the historic and cultural significance of the ancient route used by the Incas and later by the conquistadors.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 9 comments

Serey Die breaks into tears during Ivory Coast national anthem

Prior to the match against Colombia, Ivory Coast midfielder Serey Die broke down in tears as his national anthem played, setting off a rumor that he had found out hours before the game that his father had passed away.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle

Colombia adopts new sexual violence law

Bogot - Sexual violence now may be prosecuted as a crime against humanity in Colombia, where President Juan Manuel Santos signed a law to stem assaults against women during the ongoing civil war.
In the Media by AFP

Voters in Colombia voters back peace talks, re-elect president

Bogot - Colombia's voters gave President Juan Manuel Santos a second term Sunday in a closely fought election that could mark a turning point in the country's decades-long struggle with Marxist guerrillas.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

After Santos election victory, Colombia resumes peace bid

Bogot - Colombia resumed its path toward peace with leftist rebels, bolstered by President Juan Manuel Santos' victory in elections seen as a referendum on his bid to end the 50-year-old conflict.Santos picked up 50.
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)

After Santos election victory, Colombia resumes peace bid

Bogot - Colombia resumed its path toward peace with leftist rebels Monday, bolstered by President Juan Manuel Santos's victory in elections seen as a referendum on his bid to end the 50-year-old conflict.Santos picked up 50.
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)

Colombians re-elect Santos in boost for FARC talks

Bogot - Colombians re-elected President Juan Manuel Santos in a cliffhanger seen as a referendum on peace talks with FARC guerrillas.The center-right Santos registered 50.
In the Media by Alina Dieste (AFP)

Santos, Colombia's would-be peacemaker

Bogot - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who was re-elected Sunday, is seen as his country's best hope for a potential peace deal with Marxist rebels.With nearly all votes tallied, the center-right Santos registered 50.
In the Media by AFP

Colombians re-elect Santos in boost for FARC talks

Bogot - Colombians re-elected President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday in a cliffhanger poll seen as a referendum on peace talks with FARC guerrillas, election authorities said.With 99.37 percent of votes tallied, the center-right Santos registered 50.
In the Media by Alina Dieste (AFP)

Colombia votes in cliffhanger presidential poll

Bogot - Colombians went to the polls Sunday in a cliffhanger presidential election that has become a referendum on peace talks with FARC guerrillas.
In the Media by Alina Dieste (AFP)

Colombia, ELN guerrillas launch peace process

Bogot - Colombia's government and the country's second largest guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army, announced Tuesday they have opened peace talks, with a tense presidential election just days away.
In the Media by Lissy de Abreu (AFP)

Colombia, ELN guerrillas launch peace process

Bogot - Colombia's government and the country's second largest guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army, announced Tuesday they have opened peace talks, with a tense presidential election just days away.
In the Media by Lissy De Abreu (AFP)

Santos promises to end draft if Colombia peace is struck

Bogot - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in a close re-election fight, promised Wednesday to abolish the military draft if a peace agreement is reached with FARC rebels.
In the Media by AFP
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