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US women beat Colombia 2-0; World Cup qualifying next

Jun. 29, 2022 01:16 AM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Kelley O'Hara scored in the 77th minute after a lengthy lightning delay, and the U.S. women beat Colombia 2-0 on Tuesday night in their final tuneup ahead of World Cup qualifying. The United States extended its unbeaten streak to 69 games on home soil. Lightning...

Fire kills 51 after apparent riot attempt at Colombia prison

Jun. 28, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A fire at a prison in southwestern Colombia has killed at least 51 people and injured more than 20 others, authorities said Tuesday. The director of the national prison system, Tito Castellanos, told Radio Caracol that it's not clear if all of the dead were...

Colombia truth commission gives scathing report on civil war

Jun. 28, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Truth Commission presented its final report on Colombia’s armed conflict Tuesday, urging the government, military and rebel groups that are still fighting in the countryside to recognize the suffering victims have endured and ensure that political disputes are no...

Fire kills at last 49 following prison riot in Colombia

Jun. 28, 2022 09:01 AM EDT
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Fire kills at last 49 following prison riot in Colombia.

4 killed when stands collapse during Colombian bullfight

Jun. 26, 2022 23:16 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Part of the wooden stands collapsed during a bullfight in central Colombia Sunday, sending spectators plunging to the ground and killing at least four people and injuring hundreds, authorities said. The disaster took place in a stadium in the city of El...

Smith scores twice, US women beat Colombia 3-0 in Colorado

Jun. 25, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Sophia Smith scored twice in the second half and the U.S. women's national team beat Colombia 3-0 on Saturday night to extend its home unbeaten streak to 68 games. Taylor Kornieck added a late goal in her national team debut. On Tuesday...

New Colombian president pledges to protect rainforest

Jun. 25, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s first elected leftist president, will take office in August with ambitious proposals to halt the record-high rates of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Petro has promised to limit agribusiness expansion into the forest, and create reserves...

Colombia: President-elect looks to build governing coalition

Jun. 23, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — President-elect Gustavo Petro, who has vowed to lift up Colombia’s poor and disenfranchised, has won the support of an influential party of the establishment as he tries to build a majority coalition in Congress. Petro, a former Bogotá mayor and a...

Portugal seizes tons of cocaine hidden in banana shipments

Jun. 23, 2022 08:09 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Police in Portugal said Thursday they found just over 8 metric tons (8.8 short tons) of cocaine concealed inside banana shipments from Colombia. The cocaine was hidden in the hold of three cargo ships that docked in Setubal, a port about 50 kilometers (30...

Former Colombian rebel leaders recognize role in kidnappings

Jun. 21, 2022 23:38 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A group of former leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia said Tuesday that the guerrilla organization was responsible for war crimes, including the kidnapping of thousands of civilians for ransom and also holding politicians as hostages for several years in...