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Colombia finds Spanish galleon sunk in 1708 with huge treasure

Cartagena - The president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, announced the galleon 'San José', flagship of the Spanish Armada that was sunk by gunfire by English pirates in the XVIII century, was found at the bottom of the sea off the coast of Cartagena de Indias.

Spanish Navy finds 127 Kg of cocaine on board training tall ship

Cadiz - The Spanish training ship "Juan Sebastián Elcano" is at the center of a messy controversy after authorities found on board a cargo of 127 kilos of cocaine. Three crew members were arrested and are being investigated for drug trafficking.
 

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Decorated altar with image of the Virgin of Candelaria at the old  restored Convent of La Popa.
Decorated altar with image of the Virgin of Candelaria at the old, restored Convent of La Popa.
A section of the 11-Km wall that surrounds the Old Town  built over many years to protect the town f...
A section of the 11-Km wall that surrounds the Old Town, built over many years to protect the town from attacks of pirates and the British Navy. This spot is not far from the winter residence of writer Gabriel García Márquez.
The massive fortress  Castillo San Felipe de Barajas  is one of the main features of colonial milita...
The massive fortress "Castillo San Felipe de Barajas" is one of the main features of colonial military architecture in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
The  Palenquera . A traditional character at Cartagena de Indias. The women  carrying their goodies ...
The "Palenquera". A traditional character at Cartagena de Indias. The women, carrying their goodies on the head, sell sweets or tropical fruit.
 Old soldier  of the Army of Spanish commander Blas  Half-man  Lezo  finished battling the pirates a...
"Old soldier" of the Army of Spanish commander Blas "Half-man" Lezo, finished battling the pirates and ready for cocktails at the Cartagena de Indias Yacht Club.
Bocagrande Beach in the contemporary section of the city of Cartagena de Indias.
Bocagrande Beach in the contemporary section of the city of Cartagena de Indias.
The Pegasus. Large statues located near the entrance to the Old Town  Cartagena de Indias; the Clock...
The Pegasus. Large statues located near the entrance to the Old Town, Cartagena de Indias; the Clock Tower is shown in the background.
Charming street in the Old Town  Cartagena de Indias  Colombia. Beautiful wooden balconies with vine...
Charming street in the Old Town, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Beautiful wooden balconies with vines and flowers are everywhere.
Colonial narrow street in the Old Town  Cartagena de Indias  Colombia. A man sells tropical fruit ju...
Colonial narrow street in the Old Town, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. A man sells tropical fruit juices at the corner.
The Clock Tower at the entrance to the Old Town in Cartagena de Indias  Colombia. In the background ...
The Clock Tower at the entrance to the Old Town in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. In the background is the Cathedral of Santa Catalina de Alejandría.
Street scene at the Old Town  Cartagena de Indias  Colombia. Restored colonial architecture includes...
Street scene at the Old Town, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Restored colonial architecture includes colorful walls, shaded windows and balconies.
Courtyard in the old convent of La Popa  in Cartagena  Colombia. The site has a  Museum of religious...
Courtyard in the old convent of La Popa, in Cartagena, Colombia. The site has a Museum of religious artifacts and restored XVII Century furniture.
A panoramic of the port of Cartagena de Indias  Colombia. Baru Island is located south of the Port a...
A panoramic of the port of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Baru Island is located south of the Port at the end of what used to be the Barú Peninsula. Following the construction of a canal, Baru became an island.
 Old Soldier  in the Spanish Army of Commander Blas  Half-man  Lezo  ready to use the big cannon to ...
"Old Soldier" in the Spanish Army of Commander Blas "Half-man" Lezo, ready to use the big cannon to defend the fort from the British fleet of Admiral Vernon.
View of the Bocagrande tourist and business section of the city of Cartagena de Indias  Colombia.
View of the Bocagrande tourist and business section of the city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

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