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Former senator stripped of investiture after drunk-driving incident
Nov 5, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Former senator stripped of investiture after drunk-driving incident

posted by David Wing

Former Senator Eduardo Merlano was officially stripped of his investiture by Colombia’s State Council on Wednesday after he had been caught driving under the influence.

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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.

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Marc Anthony receives $150K for north Colombia orphanage
Oct 6, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Marc Anthony receives $150K for north Colombia orphanage

posted by Adriaan Alsema

An orphanage and school recently opened in Barranquilla by singer Marc Anthony has received a $150,000 donation for its operations.

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North Colombia man lynched after shooting 3
Oct 6, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

North Colombia man lynched after shooting 3

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Three people were fatally shot and one lynched in a spontaneous outburst of violence in the Caribbean coast city Barranquilla on Sunday.

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Syria freedom fighters, Russia punks to feature in Colombia documentary festival
Sep 3, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Syria freedom fighters, Russia punks to feature in Colombia documentary festival

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Colombian cities Bogota, Medellin, Barranquilla, and Cartagena will be screening critically acclaimed national and international documentaries as part of the Ambulante Documentary Film Festival. 

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Heavy rain affects hundreds of families, leaves 1 dead in Colombia’s Atlantic coast
Aug 29, 2014 Ξ Comments

Heavy rain affects hundreds of families, leaves 1 dead in Colombia’s Atlantic coast

posted by Joel Gillin

Torrential rain in Colombia’s coastal city of Barranquilla, Atlantico has affected more than 1,500 homes, leaving one person dead and another still missing, according to local media.

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Colombia national soccer team receives new training center in Barranquilla
Aug 19, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia national soccer team receives new training center in Barranquilla

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Plans to build a new high performance training center for Colombia’s national soccer team were announced Tuesday, according to local media reports.

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Barranquilla, Colombia to host 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
Jun 12, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Barranquilla, Colombia to host 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games

posted by Larisa Sioneriu

Colombia’s coastal city of Barranquilla has been selected to host the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games (CACG), Colombian media reported on Wednesday.

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46 suspected ‘Rastrojos’ members arrested in north Colombia raids
May 31, 2014 Ξ Comments

46 suspected ‘Rastrojos’ members arrested in north Colombia raids

posted by Adriaan Alsema

President Juan Manuel Santos said Friday that police had arrested 46 members of drug trafficking organization “Los Rastrojos” in a series of operations in Colombia’s Caribbean region.

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Failing public utilities spur riots in northern Colombia; 1 dead, at least 6 injured
May 6, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Failing public utilities spur riots in northern Colombia; 1 dead, at least 6 injured

posted by Adriaan Alsema

One person was killed and more than 30 were injured in riots in the northern Colombian port city of Barranquilla on Monday. The violence emerged from spontaneous protests over blackouts  Full Article »

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