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Do Colombia's FARC rebels have a hidden fortune?

Estanzuela - Do Colombia's FARC guerrillas have a multi-billion-dollar fortune from kidnapping and drug trafficking stashed in foreign bank accounts?

Colombia deports top Peruvian crime lord

Estanzuela - Colombia deported top Peruvian crime lord Gerson Galvez on Sunday, a day after arresting the man described as the new version of Mexico's Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Rescued lions roar into South Africa after flight from Peru

Johanesburg - The roaring of 33 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia echoed through Johannesburg's international airport Saturday after they arrived in their ancestral homeland for the first time.

Colombia's illegal mining linked to malaria outbreak

Estanzuela - Colombia's widespread illegal mining is blamed for causing environmental damage and holding workers in slave-like conditions -- and now is also being blamed for a malaria outbreak.

Danger zones keep Colombians from burying their dead

Palmira - Zamira Diaz has a map showing where her brother Oswaldo is buried. But like many who have lost loved ones in Colombia's civil conflict, she cannot go and find him.

33 rescued lions to fly from Peru to South Africa

- A total of 33 lions rescued from abuse in Peruvian and Colombian circuses will be taken by plane on Friday to South Africa, in what campaigners are calling the largest-ever airlift of big cats.

33 rescued lions to fly from Peru to South Africa

- A total of 33 lions rescued from abuse in Peruvian and Colombian circuses will be taken by plane on Friday to South Africa, in what campaigners are calling the largest-ever airlift of big cats.

33 rescued lions to fly from Peru to South Africa

- A total of 33 lions rescued from abuse in Peruvian and Colombian circuses will be taken by plane on Friday to South Africa, in what campaigners are calling the largest-ever airlift of big cats.

Colombia legalizes same-sex marriage

Estanzuela - Colombia became the fourth South American country to allow same-sex marriage when the constitutional court definitively legalized it on Thursday.

Nearly 72,000 cases of Zika in Colombia since October

Estanzuela - Nearly 72,000 cases of Zika have been reported in Colombia since October, with almost 13,000 occurring in pregnant women, although the country is going through a decline in outbreaks, health authorities said Saturday.

Colombia leader says peace offers 'golden opportunity' on drug trade

Estanzuela - President Juan Manuel Santos says Colombia has a "golden opportunity" to uproot the drug trade in this world hub of cocaine production, once a 50-year conflict with leftist insurgents is put to rest.

Colombia FARC rebels seek Pope's backing in peace bid

Havana - Colombia's FARC leftist rebel force called on Sunday for Pope Francis's support to prevent other armed groups from disrupting its efforts to seal a peace deal with the government.

Peru reports first sexually transmitted Zika case

- Peru has suffered its first case of sexually transmitted, locally contracted Zika virus, authorities said Saturday.

Colombia violated gay man's rights after partner's death: Court

San Jos - Colombia violated a gay citizen's rights to non-discrimination and equality by refusing him the pension from his partner who died in 2001, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled.

Colombia reports first two Zika-linked microcephaly cases

Estanzuela - Colombian health authorities on Thursday reported the country's first two cases of microcephaly associated with Zika, the day after US scientists concluded the virus can cause babies to be born with abnormally small heads.

Botero sculptures centerstage in Colombia pollution protest

Medell - Sculptures by Colombia's most famous artist, the world-renowned Fernando Botero, unwittingly found themselves thrust into the midst of an anti-pollution protest Friday when activists strapped surgical masks on their giant faces.

Colombia's FARC rebels reject setting disarmament date

Havana - The leader of Colombia's FARC rebels on Friday rejected President Juan Manuel Santos's demand to set a date to disarm, showing that tensions are still marring the peace process.

Colombia court paves way for same-sex marriage

Estanzuela - Colombia took a major step towards legalizing same-sex marriage when the constitutional court dismissed a petition that wanted to deny equal rights for heterosexual and homosexual couples.

Bahrain teachers’ activist freed after long campaign

Mahdi Abu Dheeb, the leader of the Bahrain Teachers Association, who was jailed for his work promoting human rights in his country, has been freed after over three years in prison.

Colombia rebels free ex-governor held since 2013: Officials

Estanzuela - Colombia's second-largest guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), freed an ex-governor on Sunday held captive since 2013, in a new boost to peace efforts.

Tens of thousands of Colombians stage anti-government protest

Estanzuela - Tens of thousands of people protested in more than 20 cities across Colombia against President Juan Manuel Santos and his government's peace process with the FARC guerrillas.

Rebels free Colombian policeman held for 13 days

Estanzuela - Colombia's second-largest guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), freed a policeman after holding him captive for 13 days, in a boost to peace efforts.

Hostages key to tricky new Colombia peace talks

Estanzuela - New talks to end Colombia's half-century of conflict face tough challenges as the government presses for hostages to be released by a rebel group with a sprawling command structure.

Rebels in new Colombia peace talks hold 'unknown' number of hostages

Estanzuela - New talks to end Colombia's half-century conflict depend on a rebel force releasing hostages, the government said Thursday, but admitted it does not know how many the group is holding.

Colombia extends peace talks to second big rebel force

Caracas - Colombia's government launched peace negotiations with the country's second-biggest guerrilla group, setting its sights on a total end to a bloody half-century conflict.

Colombia set to launch peace talks with ELN rebels

Estanzuela - The Colombian government said it will announce Wednesday the start of peace negotiations with the country's second-biggest guerrilla group, the left-wing ELN, broadening the push to end a half-century conflict.

Colombia to charge two generals over civilian killings

Estanzuela - Colombian prosecutors will charge two army generals for their alleged role in the murders of civilians who were later presented as rebels killed in combat, sources said Tuesday.

Colombian soldier survives three weeks lost in jungle

Estanzuela - A Colombian soldier who went missing in the jungle has been found after a 23-day ordeal that he survived by eating raw tortoise and singing rap songs to himself, the army said Tuesday.

Colombia demands FARC rebels set disarmament date

Estanzuela - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos told the FARC rebels Monday to set a date to disarm, after a self-imposed March 23 deadline to sign a peace deal passed unmet.

HRW warns of Colombia military's impunity in civilian deaths

Washington - A global rights group warned Monday that some of the most heinous crimes committed by military personnel against civilians during Colombia's armed conflict could go unpunished under an agreement between the government and FARC guerrillas.
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The celebrations focus around Plaza de Bolívar, the city’s main square and civic center.