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Passenger ‘stung’ by scorpion on Colombia-Mexico flight

Passenger ‘stung’ by scorpion on Colombia-Mexico flight

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

A plane travelling from Colombia to Mexico was forced to make an emergency landing in Bogota after a Canadian passenger claimed to have been stung by a venomous scorpion.

News

‘FARC-Zetas link’ arrested in southwest Colombia

‘FARC-Zetas link’ arrested in southwest Colombia

posted by Adriaan Alsema

An alleged drug trafficker connecting Colombian rebel group FARC to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel and drug trafficking organization Los Zetas was arrested in southwest Colombia on Sunday.

News

‘Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel sending arms and troops to Medellin’

‘Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel sending arms and troops to Medellin’

posted by Emil Foget

Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel has sent arms and troops to Medellin in an attempt to increase military support for two of Colombia’s most powerful criminal organizations, according to local newspaper El Tiempo.

Economy

Trade bloc  of Colombia, Mexico, Peru & Chile to start talks with Mercosur

Trade bloc of Colombia, Mexico, Peru & Chile to start talks with Mercosur

posted by Arthi Nachiappan

The Pacific Alliance trade bloc (uniting Colombia, Mexico, Chile and Peru) announced plans to strengthen ties with Latin America’s other major trading group, Mercosur, reported Colombia’s El Espectador newspaper on Tuesday.

News

Colombia’s president bids farewell to Garcia Marquez in Mexico City

Colombia’s president bids farewell to Garcia Marquez in Mexico City

posted by Victoria McKenzie

President Juan Manuel Santos joined mourners at “Colombia’s largest farewell ceremony of all time,” the memorial service for Colombian author, Gabriel ‘Gabo’ Garcia Marquez, the president’s office reported Monday.

Culture

Gabriel Garcia Marquez cremated in Mexico

Gabriel Garcia Marquez cremated in Mexico

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who on Thursday died at 87 after a long sickbed, has been cremated in Mexico City where he spent the last 50 years of his  Full Article »

Culture

Garcia Marquez to be cremated in Mexico, Colombia to pay homage later

Garcia Marquez to be cremated in Mexico, Colombia to pay homage later

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The family of deceased Colombian author and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez announced on Thursday that the cremation ceremony will take place in Mexico where the writer has lived  Full Article »

Culture

Colombia to respect family wishes if Garcia Marquez want late writer buried in Mexico

Colombia to respect family wishes if Garcia Marquez want late writer buried in Mexico

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s President, Juan Manuel Santos, has ordered his staff to respect the decision of the family of Gabriel Garcia Marquez if they decide to bury the deceased writer in Mexico  Full Article »

News

Colombia 6th most dangerous country in Latin America, behind Mexico and Venezuela

Colombia 6th most dangerous country in Latin America, behind Mexico and Venezuela

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Colombia is the sixth most dangerous country in Latin America, according to a regional crime index, dropping below Venezuela and Mexico, both of which have seen drug-related crime surges in  Full Article »

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