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  • Chiquita asks court to toss terror payments case 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 12:52 pm
  • MIAMI - Chiquita Brands International asked a federal appeals court Thursday to dismiss lawsuits filed against the produce giant by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed in a bloody civil war, contending the cases do not belong in a U.S. court.

  • US court revives European suit vs. R.J. Reynolds 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:16 pm
  • NEW YORK - A federal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated the European Union's 12-year-old lawsuit claiming that tobacco company R.J. Reynolds sponsored cigarette smuggling in Europe and orchestrated a global money laundering scheme with organized crime groups.

  • USAF: Colombia crash caused by plane hitting hill 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 1:10 pm
  • NORFOLK, Virginia - Air Force investigators say a plane crash that killed four people in Colombia this past fall occurred when the plane's pilots failed to stay over water and slammed into a hill.

  • Colombia court reinstates ousted Bogota mayor 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:37 pm
  • BOGOTA, Colombia - A Colombian court has ordered the reinstatement within 48 hours of ousted Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro.

  • Mexico editor: Garcia Marquez left manuscript 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:47 pm
  • MEXICO CITY - Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez left behind an unpublished manuscript that he chose not to print while he was alive, an editor told The Associated Press on Tuesday as the writer's compatriots held a musical tribute to him in his native Colombia.

  • Colombia arrests 10 cocaine smugglers at airport 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 12:29 pm
  • BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's anti-narcotics police force says it arrested five foreigners and five Colombians trying to smuggle cocaine through Bogota's international airport during Holy Week.

  • Mexico bids goodbye to 'Gabo,' famed adopted son 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 12:02 am
  • MEXICO CITY - Long into the night, the line of mourners stretched for nearly a mile, waiting their turn to file into Mexico City's majestic Palace of Fine Arts and bid farewell to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian Nobel laureate considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors of all time.

  • Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:34 pm
  • ARACATACA, Colombia - Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels.

  • World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:58 pm
  • Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:

  • Velez leads Argentine clubs in Copa Libertadores 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:42 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Velez Sarsfield finished with the best record in the group stage of the Copa Libertadores, leading three other Argentine clubs into the second round.

  • Colombia seizes 7 tons of cocaine 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:37 pm
  • CARTAGENA, Colombia - Colombian police intercepted 7 tons of cocaine headed to the Dutch port of Rotterdam in one of the biggest such busts in years.

  • Top 4 for Portugal, Colombia in FIFA rankings 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:00 am
  • ZURICH - Portugal rises to No. 3 in the latest FIFA rankings and fourth-ranked Colombia now leads the South American nations.

  • Ecuador coach Rueda wants to play 7 games at WCup 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:50 am
  • QUITO, Ecuador - Reinaldo Rueda couldn't control the tears when Ecuador striker Christian Benitez died suddenly from a heart problem last July.

  • Costa Rica coach Pinto is a student of the game 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:21 am
  • SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto will need every bit of his tactical know-how if he is to lead the Central American nation out of Group D at the World Cup, where the team will play Italy, England and Uruguay.

  • Colombia's World Cup hopes hinge on Falcao 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:09 am
  • BOGOTA, Colombia - There is one important question in the minds of Colombian fans as the nation prepares for its first World Cup in 16 years: Will Radamel Falcao be ready to play?

  • 5 Colombia players to watch at the World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:09 am
  • BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia is still hoping it will be able to count on striker Radamel Falcao when it plays in the World Cup for the first time in 16 years.

  • Colombia favored in Group C of World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:08 am
  • ATHENS, Greece - Colombia is the favorite in Group C, there's not much doubt about that. That leaves Greece, Ivory Coast and Japan to play for the group's other spot in the round of 16 at this year's World Cup in Brazil.

  • Pekerman returns to World Cup with Colombia 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:07 am
  • BOGOTA, Colombia - Jose Pekerman didn't have many friends or supporters in Colombia when he accepted the job as national coach in 2012.

  • Colombian pleads to trafficking with 'El Chapo' 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:34 pm
  • ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - A Colombian man has pleaded guilty to his role in a decade-long international drug trafficking conspiracy that authorities say is connected to the recently arrested Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo."

  • Colombians outraged over new acid attack 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:27 pm
  • BOGOTA, Colombia - Police are offering a nearly $40,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever was behind the latest in a rash of acid attacks disfiguring women in the Colombian capital.