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Too modern? Cali’s 1st electric bus fails to pass gas emission check
Oct 17, 2014 Ξ Comments

Too modern? Cali’s 1st electric bus fails to pass gas emission check

posted by Piotr Wojciak

The first electric bus made in Colombia has been denied license plates for not fitting any existing category of — oh irony — gas emission levels.

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Colombia police arrest ‘Torturer of Cordoba’ after 26 years on the run
Oct 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia police arrest ‘Torturer of Cordoba’ after 26 years on the run

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombian authorities detained the “Torturer of Cordoba”on Friday, a man wanted for 26 years over his participation in killings in northern Colombia ordered by infamous paramilitary leader Fidel Castaño.

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Santos ‘protected a terrorist': Colombia’s inspector general
Oct 17, 2014 Ξ Comments

Santos ‘protected a terrorist': Colombia’s inspector general

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia’s Inspector General has slammed President Juan Manuel Santos for “protecting a terrorist” over a decision to allow FARC rebel leader “Timochenko” to visit ongoing peace talks with his group in Cuba, local media reported Friday. 

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Colombian killed in failed attack on Panama ex-minister
Oct 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombian killed in failed attack on Panama ex-minister

posted by Piotr Wojciak

A Colombian national died in a shootout outside of the house of a former Panama minister on Thursday in what authorities presumed to be an attempted robbery.

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Colombia hackers carrying out cyber attacks against Ecuador: Correa
Oct 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia hackers carrying out cyber attacks against Ecuador: Correa

posted by Joel Gillin

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador said Thursday that his government had detected cyber attacks against his administration and the armed forces originating from Colombian territory, according to local media.

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Colombian drug traffickers pose ‘ongoing threat’ to US
Oct 17, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombian drug traffickers pose ‘ongoing threat’ to US

posted by Emil Foget

United States President Barack Obama extended sanctions on Thursday that bans US companies from doing business with alleged Colombian drug traffickers.

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Santa Marta demands improved public safety after killling of indigenous leader
Oct 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Santa Marta demands improved public safety after killling of indigenous leader

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Tensions are on the rise in the northern Colombian city of Santa Marta following the assassination of the son of an indigenous governor and an alleged increase in criminal influence in local  Full Article »

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Colombia only country to donate to UN’s Ebola fund
Oct 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia only country to donate to UN’s Ebola fund

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia is the only country in the world which has donated to the United Nations’ trust fund to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to Reuters news agency.

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Police dismantle child sex networks across Colombia
Oct 16, 2014 Ξ Comments

Police dismantle child sex networks across Colombia

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Police have taken down at least three major child prostitution rings across Colombia this week, reported local media on Thursday.

Business

Colombian power company dives as Ecopetrol ponders selling stake
Oct 16, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombian power company dives as Ecopetrol ponders selling stake

posted by Samuel Moldovan

Colombian power transmission company Interconexion Electrica SA ESP (ISA) fell almost 50% on fears that state-owned oil giant Ecopetrol might sell its $252 million stake in the company.

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