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Stories with place: Colombia
  • China premier arrives in Colombia as part of investment tour 
    Updated: May-21-15 9:34 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang vowed to deepen economic ties with Colombia during a visit to the Andean nation Thursday as part of his four-nation South American tour aimed at boosting trade and investment.

  • Colombia bids farewell to victims of deadly flooding story has photos
    Updated: May-21-15 7:38 pm

    SALGAR, Colombia - Thousands of mourners poured into the streets Thursday to bid farewell to dozens of the victims of a deadly mudslide that ravaged this coffee-growing town nestled deep in the Andes

  • Colombia arrests woman wanted in 2007 New Jersey death 
    Updated: May-21-15 6:58 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Police have arrested a former New Jersey resident wanted in the U.S. to face charges over the 2007 death of a woman on whom she allegedly performed plastic surgery without a medical license, Colombian officials said Thursday.

  • Drug plane from Venezuela crashes off Colombia's coast 
    Updated: May-20-15 11:50 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - A small plane en route from Venezuela with more than a ton of cocaine on board crashed into the Caribbean on Wednesday after being pursued by Colombia's air force.

  • Chinese PM starts South American investment tour story has photos
    Updated: May-19-15 3:07 pm

    BRASILIA, Brazil - China's Premier Li Keqiang and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff agreed on Tuesday to embark on studies for an ambitious railway linking Brazil's Atlantic coast with a Pacific port in Peru, and announced billions in other investments and trade deals.

  • 6 bodies recovered from flooded gold mine in Colombia story has photos
    Updated: May-15-15 6:19 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Six bodies were recovered from a flooded gold mine, and rescuers were searching for nine other people still missing, Colombian officials said Friday.

  • Colombia bishop offends both Catholics, gays with remarks 
    Updated: May-15-15 4:23 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - A prestigious Roman Catholic bishop has managed to offend both conservative Catholics and members of Colombia's gay community during a speech intended to denounce discrimination based on sexual orientation.

  • In rural Colombia, ban on anti-coca herbicide is bittersweet story has photos
    Updated: May-14-15 10:04 pm

    CRUCITO, Colombia - Manuel de Jesus Sanchez holds up a green poncho to protect his skin from the midday sun. The farmer says he was working in a rice paddy four years ago when a crop duster buzzed by, dumping large quantities of what everyone here refers to as "the poison."

  • Calley back from state's 1st trade trip to Chile, Colombia 
    Updated: May-10-15 11:34 am

    LANSING, Michigan - Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley says leading the state's first trade mission to Chile and Colombia laid the foundation for future economic development opportunities and partnerships.

  • Colombia suspending use of anti-coca herbicide story has photos
    Updated: May-09-15 2:56 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos announced Saturday he is halting use of a herbicide that has been a key part of U.S.-financed efforts to wipe out cocaine crops, saying the country will seek other ways to destroy coca plants.

  • Colombia officials say stolen Garcia Marquez book recovered 
    Updated: May-08-15 7:14 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's National Police force says authorities have recovered a valuable first edition copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's masterpiece "One Hundred Years of Solitude."

  • Coca production in Colombia jumped 39 pct in 2014 story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 11:32 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Cultivation of the leaf used to make cocaine skyrocketed last year in Colombia, according to a new White House report that's likely to pressure authorities here to preserve a threatened U.S. aerial eradication program at the heart of the drug war.

  • Donations help undocumented student with college 
    Updated: May-02-15 12:17 pm

    MIAMI - One Miami teen is heading to the University of Florida and hopes to become a doctor thanks to donations from hundreds of friends and strangers.

  • Colombia's high court urges probe of ex-President Uribe story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-15 5:28 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's Supreme Court called on Thursday for an investigation of former President Alvaro Uribe for what it charged was his role organizing a domestic spying ring that illegally intercepted the communications of his opponents.

  • Former soldiers try to spur manufacturing in Afghanistan 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 12:26 pm

    TACOMA, Washington - Matt Griffin and Andy Sewrey felt triumphant as they drove through Kabul on the back of a pickup truck. The brothers-in-law sat on 2,000 pairs of designer sandals they had just commissioned from an Afghan factory to launch their own business.

  • U. of Pittsburgh Medical Center to manage Colombian center 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 9:20 am

    PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has announced a 10-year agreement to develop and manage a cancer center in Colombia, South America.

  • Colombia's health ministry seeks to halt coca spraying 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 11:02 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia*s Health Ministry is recommending the immediate suspension of aerial spraying of a herbicide that*s the cornerstone of U.S.-financed efforts to wipe out cocaine crops.

  • Professional liars are undermining justice in Colombia story has photos
    Updated: Apr-23-15 1:40 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Sen. Luis Fernando Velasco's life began to unravel in 2008 when a lawyer appeared before prosecutors and accused him of conspiring with leftist rebels to coerce voters to support him.