Latest Colombia News

Dozens killed as mudslide swallows their bus in Colombia

Dec. 05, 2022 12:21 PM EST

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — A mudslide unleashed by torrential rain buried a bus and two other vehicles in central Colombia, killing at least 27 people and leaving others trapped as rescuers tried to reach them in the wreckage on Monday. The mudslide late Sunday divided a highway in...

DEA’s most corrupt agent: Parties, sex amid 'unwinnable war'

Dec. 01, 2022 09:09 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Irizarry accepts that he’s known as the most corrupt agent in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration history, admitting he “became another man” in conspiring with Colombian cartels to build a lavish lifestyle of expensive sports cars, Tiffany jewels and...

Colombia asks for legal status for its people already in US

Nov. 29, 2022 22:17 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia wants the Biden administration to grant temporary legal status to its citizens now living in the United States, noting its own efforts to address regional migration by hosting 2 million Venezuelans who fled their homes. Gustavo Petro, who was...

Hard-working Colombian beetles clean garbage, retire as pets

Nov. 22, 2022 11:39 AM EST

TUNJA, Colombia (AP) — Three yellow-and-black beetles clung to the shirt of Germán Viasus Tibamoso, a Colombian environmental engineer who uses beetle larvae to transform food waste into fertilizers. As he encouraged them to move along, he murmured to them in Japanese — trying...

Colombian government, guerrilla group resume peace talks

Nov. 21, 2022 18:42 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Colombian government and the South American country’s largest remaining guerrilla group resumed peace talks Monday, breaking a roughly four-year hiatus during which the rebels have expanded the territory where they operate. Neighboring Venezuela,...

Small plane crashes in Colombian neighborhood; 8 dead

Nov. 21, 2022 14:21 PM EST

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — A small plane crashed Monday in a neighborhood in the central Colombian city of Medellín, killing eight people on board, airport authorities said. No injuries were immediately reported on the ground. The aircraft crashed after taking off from the Olaya...

Benzema joins list of players who will miss the World Cup

Nov. 20, 2022 04:41 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Not every big soccer star will be playing at the World Cup. Some will be missing from the tournament in Qatar because of injuries or because their countries didn't qualify, including Ballon d'Or winner Karim Benzema of France and runner-up Sadio Mané of Senegal....

Nicki Minaj, Maluma, Myriam Fares release World Cup anthem

Nov. 18, 2022 13:17 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Hip hop star Nicki Minaj has teamed up with Colombian singer-songwriter Maluma and Lebanese singer Myriam Fares for the latest addition to the official soundtrack of the World Cup in Qatar. The single “Tukoh Taka,” with lyrics in English, Spanish and Arabic,...

Louisiana parole eligibility urged for drug informant killer

Nov. 18, 2022 12:29 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana parole board is recommending that a man convicted in the 1986 death of drug smuggler and federal informant Barry Seal be made eligible for parole. The Advocate reports that the Pardons and Parole board has sent the recommendation to Gov. John...

Sick child treated after migrant bus arrives in Philadelphia

Nov. 16, 2022 15:36 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A bus carrying 28 migrants from Texas arrived in Philadelphia on Wednesday, including a 10-year-old girl suffering from dehydration and a high fever who was whisked to a hospital for treatment. Advocates who welcomed them with coats and blankets as they arrived...