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  • Colombia to pay Ecuador $15 million to settle coca herbicide suit

    Colombia to pay Ecuador $15 million to settle coca herbicide suit
    QUITO, Ecuador — Colombia has agreed to pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Ecuador for human and economic damage caused by spraying an anti-coca herbicide that blew across the countries’ common border. The settlement of the 2008...
  • Nicaragua wants more ocean territory, and neighbors are angry

    Nicaragua wants more ocean territory, and neighbors are angry
    MEXICO CITY — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is making an expanded push for more territory in the Caribbean Sea, appealing to international jurisprudence and rankling many of his neighbors. Colombia was especially vocal, calling Nicaragua's...
  • PASSINGS: Oscar Espinosa Chepe, Alvaro Mutis Jaramillo, D.J.R. Bruckner

    PASSINGS: Oscar Espinosa Chepe, Alvaro Mutis Jaramillo, D.J.R. Bruckner
    Oscar Espinosa Chepe Cuban economist fell out with Castro Oscar Espinosa Chepe, 72, a high-level Cuban economist and diplomat who broke with Fidel Castro's government in the 1990s and was imprisoned for dissident activities, died Monday at a...
  • Colombia labor dispute halts Reficar refinery construction

    Colombia labor dispute halts Reficar refinery construction
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Work on Colombia’s biggest-ever construction project, a $6.47-billion refinery called Reficar going up near the coastal city of Cartagena, has ground to a halt amid ongoing labor strife, the latest in a series of setbacks that...
  • 'Sound of Things Falling' confronts Colombia's raw history

    'Sound of Things Falling' confronts Colombia's raw history
    Long before Mexico descended into its "drug war," the phrase itself was invented in another country. In the 1980s the underground industry that processed coca into cocaine and shipped it northward to U.S. consumers transformed Colombian society. It...
  • Lionel Messi fans show up at Coliseum for canceled charity game even though he doesn't

    Lionel Messi fans show up at Coliseum for canceled charity game even though he doesn't
    Soccer star Lionel Messi wasn't the only one left disappointed when a dispute with promoters led to the cancellation of his charity exhibition scheduled for Wednesday night at the Coliseum. Among the approximately 20,000 ticket holders left high and dry...
  • Apple reportedly seeks 'iWatch' trademark in half-dozen countries

    Apple reportedly seeks 'iWatch' trademark in half-dozen countries
    Following a report that Apple had applied for the "iWatch" trademark in Japan, more articles have come out claiming the tech giant also filed for the trademark in a half-dozen other countries. On Monday, Bloomberg reported that Apple had filed for the...
  • Foreigners hot step it to Colombian city for salsa lessons

    Foreigners hot step it to Colombian city for salsa lessons
    Cali, COLOMBIA — It's a long way to go for dance lessons, but that's why French law student Graziella Giacomarra has traveled 6,000 miles to Cali, to learn some of salsa's most intricate and high-energy steps. This month at the Sondeluz dance...
  • The Week Ahead: Biden goes south, classic cars go continental

    The Week Ahead: Biden goes south, classic cars go continental
    Monday-Friday, May 27-31 -- “Being Biden” is going on a road trip. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s eclectic blogsite will follow his sweep through Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago and Brazil this week as he carries out a mission to...
  • Colombia government, FARC rebels reach milestone on path to peace

    Colombia government, FARC rebels reach milestone on path to peace
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- In a milestone first step in efforts to end Latin America’s longest-running insurgency, Colombia’s largest rebel group and the government said Sunday in Havana that they had reached an agreement on land reform, the first of...
  • Bill Clinton visits Colombia, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Bill Clinton visits Colombia, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Former President Clinton visited Colombia last week, meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos while visiting Cartagena, where Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro showed him around the city in an electric taxi. Then Clinton took time out to visit with Nobel...