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Stories with place: Colombia
  • Residents take canoes as Venezuela expands border closure story has photos
    Updated: Aug-29-15 8:47 pm

    BOCA DEL GRITA, Venezuela - Venezuelans took to dugout canoes to shop in Colombia on Saturday as a government crackdown on smuggling and migrants cut off access to at least six border crossings key to the life of communities on both sides.

  • Venezuela extends border closure despite Colombia's protests story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 8:28 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Friday broadened a crackdown on Colombian migrants and border smugglers that has drawn strong rebuke by Colombian leaders and international organizations.

  • Colombia, Venezuela recall ambassadors amid dispute story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 10:01 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Venezuela and Colombia each recalled their ambassadors for consultations on Thursday amid a dispute over the closing of a major border crossing and a weeklong crackdown on Colombian migrants and smugglers.

  • US targets Swiss bodega for ties to Colombian rebels 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:43 am

    BOGOTA, Colombia - The U.S. Treasury Department is levying financial sanctions on four Colombians accused of laundering money for leftist rebels through a speciality grocer and money transfer shop in Switzerland.

  • Terror group member pleads guilty to holding 3 US hostages 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 3:36 pm

    WASHINGTON - A member of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia faces a possible life sentence after admitting his role in the 2003 kidnapping of three Americans.

  • Colombian garbage collector rescues books for children story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 12:22 am

    BOGOTA, Colombia - A second-grade education has not stopped garbage collector Jose Gutierrez from bringing the gift of reading to thousands of Colombian children.

  • Top Dog: Karam wants to impress with win on home track story has photos
    Updated: Aug-22-15 8:24 pm

    LONG POND, Pennsylvania - With the dog days of the IndyCar season in full swing, Sage Karam traded a ride on four wheels for a walk with his four-legged friend.

  • Cuban doctors fleeing Venezuela protest for US visas story has photos
    Updated: Aug-22-15 4:59 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - About 100 Cuban doctors who deserted a medical mission in Venezuela and have been stranded for months in Colombia seeking entry into the U.S. staged a protest Saturday to draw attention to their plight.

  • World Cup experience made Miami goalie Catalina Perez better 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 1:11 pm

    CORAL GABLES, Florida - Miami goalkeeper Catalina Perez held her ground against the best women's soccer team in the world this summer.

  • Colombia revisits violent past in Pablo Escobar biopic story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 1:16 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - When it comes to drug lords, there's no matching Pablo Escobar. More than two decades after he was gunned down, his vast wealth, megalomania and ruthless violence still mesmerize, as evidenced by the attention surrounding Netflix's upcoming series "Narcos" about the cartel boss.

  • Little-known Colombian band mystified by Obama playlist spot 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 10:07 am

    MIAMI - The members of the little-known Colombian salsa band are clueless as to how an obscure song they recorded more than a decade ago landed on a Spotify playlist curated by President Barack Obama.

  • Cultivation of coca leaf in Bolivia falls to 13-year low story has photos
    Updated: Aug-17-15 5:04 pm

    LA PAZ, Bolivia - The United Nations said Monday that Bolivia's eradication of unauthorized crops dropped the Andean nation's area under coca cultivation by 11 percent last year and by one-third since 2010.

  • Garcia Marquez's ashes to be held in his native Colombia story has photos
    Updated: Aug-11-15 4:47 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - The cremated remains of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez are making their return journey home to Colombia and starting in December will be exhibited in the Caribbean city of Cartagena where he began his writing career.

  • Debt collector for Colombian drug ring sentenced in Boston 
    Updated: Aug-06-15 7:46 pm

    BOSTON - A man who federal authorities say was the principal debt collector for a Colombia-based crime syndicate has been sentenced in Boston to seven years in prison for conspiring to invest proceeds from the sale of hundreds of kilograms of cocaine.

  • Ex-President Carter shuts down electoral office in Venezuela 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 10:52 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - A pro-democracy foundation run by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has shut down its 13-year-old electoral observation office in Venezuela as the South American country gears up for closely watched legislative elections.

  • 16 police officers killed in Colombia helicopter crash 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 6:34 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Sixteen Colombian police officers died Tuesday when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed while taking part in a manhunt for the nation's most-wanted drug trafficker, the second deadly air accident affecting the U.S.-trained military in less than a week.

  • Colombian military plane crashes, killing all 11 on board 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 8:25 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - A Colombian military transport plane crashed in the country's north on Friday, killing all 11 personnel aboard.

  • Freed Colombian warlord apologizes for atrocities 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 3:14 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - One of Colombia's most-feared right-wing warlords has been released from jail and apologized Friday for his atrocities.