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Colombia walks away with 6 Latin Grammys
Nov 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia walks away with 6 Latin Grammys

posted by David Wing

Five Colombian artists walked away with a total of six Latin Grammys at the musical ceremony Thursday. Two of the awards were for singer Carlos Vives.

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Colombia’s Carlos Vives favorite in Latin Grammys
Nov 20, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s Carlos Vives favorite in Latin Grammys

posted by David Wing

Colombia pop singer Carlos Vives is among the favorites to win Singer of the Year in the 2014 Latin Grammys.

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Colombia beauty queens dethroned by ‘Talented Young Women’
Nov 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia beauty queens dethroned by ‘Talented Young Women’

posted by David Wing

Colombia’s northwestern Antioquia state has canceled funding for the popular Miss Antioquia beauty pageant and –under the leadership of the governor’s wife — put that funding in a talent show for young women.

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Singer achieves internet stardom teaching Colombian to Colombians
Nov 4, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Singer achieves internet stardom teaching Colombian to Colombians

posted by Craig Corbett

An aspiring pop singer from Colombia’s Caribbean coast is gaining worldwide popularity with a short internet tutorials on how to speak to mystical dialect of the Caribbean region which leaves even native  Full Article »

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Pablo Escobar hurt and helped a lot of people: Benicio del Toro
Oct 27, 2014 Ξ Comments

Pablo Escobar hurt and helped a lot of people: Benicio del Toro

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Slain Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is difficult to judge as “to some he’s still a Robin Hood, but to the rest of the world he is a monster,” said  Full Article »

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Medellin close to bringing Rolling Stones to Colombia: Mayor
Oct 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin close to bringing Rolling Stones to Colombia: Mayor

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Medellin is close to bringing one of rock n’ roll’s best groups in history, the Rolling Stones, to Colombia’s second largest city, Mayor Anibal Gaviria claimed Thursday.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez to be honored in Brussels
Sep 23, 2014 Ξ Comments

Gabriel Garcia Marquez to be honored in Brussels

posted by Matthew Sterne

The European Parliament and the Colombian Embassy will participate in an event dedicated to the life and work of late writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, reported local media.

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Colombia vallenato legend Enrique Diaz dies, aged 69
Sep 19, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia vallenato legend Enrique Diaz dies, aged 69

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Colombian vallenato singer, accordionist, and composer Enrique Diaz died in the early hours of Thursday morning at the age of 69, according to local media. 

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Film ‘Mateo’ chosen to represent Colombia at 2015 Oscars
Sep 18, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Film ‘Mateo’ chosen to represent Colombia at 2015 Oscars

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombia’s branch of the Academy of Arts and Cinematography has chosen the movie ‘Mateo’ to represent the country at the 2015 Oscar Awards.

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Sep 17, 2014 Ξ Comments

60 Colombian musicians launch ‘song for peace’

posted by Matthew Sterne

Sixty Colombian artists from around the country on Tuesday launched the song “Un paso hacia la paz” (A step towards peace) in an attempt to promote peace and end the country’s 50-year-long armed  Full Article »

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