Former FARC Hostage Ingrid Betancourt Now Vying for President’s Seat in Colombia

Former FARC Hostage Ingrid Betancourt Now Vying for President's Seat in Colombia

Former Colombian Senator Ingrid Betancourt has announced that she will be running for president again in Colombia after she was held captive for over six years by left-wing rebels Farc.
Massive Cocaine Shipment Worth $166M Seized by Colombia, U.S. Military Inside Speedboats Near El Salvador Coast

Massive Cocaine Shipment Worth $166M Seized by Colombia, U.S. Military Inside Speedboats Near El Salvador Coast

A joint operation between security forces of Colombia and U.S. resulted in the confiscation of more than 4,000 kilos of cocaine off the coast of El Salvador.
Victor Escobar Becomes First Person in Colombia Without Terminal Illness to Die by Legal Euthanasia

Victor Escobar Becomes First Person in Colombia Without Terminal Illness to Die by Legal Euthanasia

Colombian Victor Escobar was the first person in Colombia without any terminal illness to die legally from euthanasia, his lawyer said.
Colombian Ex-Soldier Charged in U.S. Over Killing of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise

Colombian Ex-Soldier Charged in U.S. Over Killing of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise

The U.S. announced that a former Colombian military officer has been charged in connection with the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise last July.
10 Unique New Year's Eve Traditions in Latin America Believed to Bring Good Luck

10 Unique New Year's Eve Traditions in Latin America Believed to Bring Good Luck

Here are 10 unique New Year's Eve traditions in Latin America believed to bring good luck and fortune.
5 Unique Holiday Traditions in Latin America That You Should Know

5 Unique Holiday Traditions in Latin America That You Should Know

Here are some holiday traditions in Latin America that can help you feel a little bit closer to home.
Colombia Airport Bombings Kills 2 Police

Bombings in Colombia Airport Kill 2 Police Officers, Attacker

Colombia airport bombing kills 2 police officers and the attacker.
DEA Agent Who Conspired With Colombian Drug Cartel Gets 12 Years in Prison

DEA Agent Who Conspired With Colombian Drug Cartel Gets 12 Years in Prison

A former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for conspiring to launder money with a Colombian drug cartel.
Guatemalan Man Gets 11 Years in Prison for Role in Smuggling Cocaine From Colombia to U.S.

Guatemalan Man Gets 11 Years in Prison for Role in Smuggling Cocaine From Colombia to U.S.

A U.S. federal court sentenced a Guatemalan man to more than 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to a "Colombia-to-United States cocaine conspiracy."
Colombia’s Defense Minister Calls on Colombian Gangs to Surrender or Be Hunted Down

Colombia's Defense Minister Calls on Colombian Gangs to Surrender or Be Hunted Down

After the arrest of Colombian drug kingpin Dairo Antonio Úsuga known as Otoniel, Colombia's defense minister called on other armed Colombian gangs to surrender or they will be hunted down.
 Colombia Navy: More Than 145 Tonnes of Cocaine Seized in Multinational Naval Operation Against Drug Trafficking

Colombia Navy: More Than 145 Tonnes of Cocaine Seized in Multinational Naval Operation Against Drug Trafficking

Colombia's navy said that in the eighth phase of a multinational naval operation against drug trafficking organized by authorities across Europe and the Americas, more than 145 tonnes of cocaine had been seized.
United States Submits Request to Colombia to Extradite Gulf Clan Boss Dairo Antonio Usuga

United States Submits Request to Colombia to Extradite Gulf Clan Boss Dairo Antonio Usuga

An official request from the United States has been sent to Colombia regarding the matter to extradite the Gulf Clan drug kingpin Dairo Antonio Usuga, who is also known as Otoniel.
Colombia Seizes 10 Tons of Cocaine Worth Over $300 Million, the Largest Drug Bust This Year

Colombia Seizes 10 Tons of Cocaine Worth Over $300 Million, the Largest Drug Bust This Year

Colombia's armed forces on Tuesday seized the largest shipment of cocaine so far this year, with 10 tons of the illegal drugs confiscated.
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Colombian Drug Cartel Members Disguise as Farmworkers in New Zealand; Drug Traffickers Milk Cows, Feed Pigs to Hide International Operation

An alleged Colombian Drug Cartel in rural Canterbury was exposed after fifty kilograms of cocaine were seized in New Zealand and overseas as the 10-month police investigation dubbed Operation Mist ended with multiple arrests.
Colombia President Ivan Duque Touts Opportunity in Cannabis, Says It's a ‘Different Story’ Than Cocaine

Colombia President Ivan Duque Touts Opportunity in Cannabis, Says It's a ‘Different Story’ Than Cocaine

Colombia's President Ivan Duque has high hopes for the medical marijuana industry despite the ongoing drug war in his country and considers it a different story than cocaine.
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U.S. Judge Grants Pablo Escobar's 'Cocaine Hippos' Personhood Status, Legal Rights

The offspring of Pablo Escobar's "Cocaine Hippos" could now be recognized as people after a United States federal judge granted them legal rights.
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