Following the controversial Senate session he presided over yesterday, with opposition blocs walking out of the chamber in protest against his presence, Vicepresident Amado Boudou travelled to Colombia to attend President Santos’ swearing-in ceremony.
An Argentine tourist was shot when resisting a robbery in the Colombian Island of San Andrés where he was spending his holidays along with his pregnant wife. Luciano Narcisi was injured in the stomach and arm and had to undergo surgery in a nearby hospital where his conditions were reportedly "stabilizing."
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner left the 6th Summit of the Americas held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia before the official closing meeting according to Colombian media.
The Direct Foreign Investment (DFI) in Argentina reached 7.243 billion dollars in 2011, 3 percent higher than the previous year, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
Judge Norberto Oyarbide today clarified that a small noise bomb discovered in a Buenos Aires theater where former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe was due to speak was not a lethal device.
Five members of the US military assigned to support the Secret Service during President Barack Obama's visit to Colombia violated curfew and may have been involved in "inappropriate conduct," the US Southern Command said on Saturday.
Colombia's leftist FARC rebels declared a ceasefire today from June 9 to 30, a period that will cover a run-off presidential election being contested mainly over how to end five decades of war with the guerrillas.
People with diabetes in the United States and several other countries do not get effective treatment to control their disease, US researchers said, and health insurance, not personal wealth, plays a big role in determining which diabetics get good care.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has shuttered the nation's intelligence agency after a scandal that jailed dozens of government officials from the previous administration believed to be involved in spying on political opponents, journalists and judges.
Former Colombian finance minister Jose Antonio Ocampo ended his bid to become World Bank president, leaving two candidates in an unprecedented challenge to US control of the global development institution.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the top commander of leftist FARC rebels shook hands and agreed to reach a final peace agreement within six months in Latin America's longest war.
A 69-year-old Colombian engineer smashed a plaque commemorating the death in 1741 of thousands of English soldiers in the coastal city of Cartagena just days after it was inaugurated by Prince Charles, said the mayor of the city who has now ordered its removal.
Colombia's peace talks with FARC rebels were in crisis as troops scoured a Pacific coast region for an army general kidnapped over the weekend in a brash move by guerrillas that endangers efforts to end war.
Colombia's FARC rebels confirmed that they are holding a Colombian army General Ruben Dario Alzate and two others, whose capture on Sunday led the government to suspend two-year-old peace talks taking place in Havana.
Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels have released copies of previously unpublished agreements reached at peace talks to end five decades of war, providing a glimpse of accords that could make up a final deal.
A Colombian legal tribunal has ordered 11 companies to halt gold-mining operations in a 50,000-hectare (124,000-acre) reserve in the northwest of the country and return the land to the native tribe that previously lived there.
Colombian guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono has made secret government-authorized trips to Cuba several times in the last year to meet with his team of negotiators as part of peace talks to end 50 years of civil war, Colombian officials said.
Colombia is unlikely to sign a peace accord with Marxist rebels this year as the remaining items on the negotiating agenda are complex and time consuming, FARC guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono said.
A small airplane crashed minutes after take-off in Colombia's southern jungle, killing all 10 people aboard, the country's civil aviation agency said.
Leftist guerrillas in northeastern Colombia have killed two contractors working on a pipeline for the state oil company, Ecopetrol, military sources confirmed.
Starbucks Corp opened its first shop in Colombia, 43 years after the world's biggest coffee chain first started buying beans from the country famous for its premium arabica coffee named after fictional coffee farmer Juan Valdez.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos opened a new session of Congress today, calling on lawmakers to back government efforts to strike a peace deal with Marxist rebels to end 50 years of war.
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos was sworn in to a second term today promising to bring peace and equality to the nation, but warned Marxist rebels that talks to end five decades of war could rupture if hostilities against civilians continue.
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and Democratic Centre candidate Óscar Iván Zuluaga look set to go to a run-off to decide who will lead the South American country, after preliminary results showed that the challenger held a slim lead over Santos.
Colombians vote in the tightest presidential election in decades, a contest that will decide if the nation moves ahead on peace talks with Marxist FARC rebels or step up its battlefield offensive to end a 50-year war.
Colombia's right-wing challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga conceded defeat to President Juan Manuel Santos who won a second mandate in today's presidential election, in which he has vowed to conclude a peace process he launched with Marxist FARC rebels.
By Joseph E. Stiglitz
Last month, a remarkable gathering occurred in Medellín, Colombia. Some 22,000 people came together to attend the World Urban Forum and discuss the future of cities. The location itself was symbolic: once notorious for its drug gangs, Medellín now has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most innovative cities in the world.
A candidate in Colombia's presidential elections next Sunday has called on the leading opposition candidate, Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, to quit the race after new video evidence of spying by his campaign consultant on peace talks with leftist rebels.
Colombians vote for a president in the tightest election in two decades that may determine whether the country continues peace talks with leftist guerrillas or steps up its battlefield offensive to end a 50-year war.
By Patricio Navia
The presidential election in Colombia has turned out to be more competitive than expected. Despite the solid economic growth, real progress in poverty reduction, growing social and economic inclusion and limited (but not negligible) progress in peace talks with the weakened guerillas, incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos will fall short of the absolute majority needed to win re-election on May 25.
Colombian author and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez, who crafted enchanting stories that blurred the line between magic and reality, died on Thursday at the age of 87.
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos heads into presidential elections for a second straight term with his lead all but certain, even while seats for his ruling coalition were trimmed in a congressional vote that cemented his fiercest rival as the main opposition, results showed today.
The mayor of Colombia's capital city Bogota has been removed from his post, President Juan Manuel Santos said in a declaration, after a run of appeals to overturn a decision to dismiss him for mismanagement failed.
Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez has been hospitalized in Mexico City since March 31 for dehydration and a lung and urinary infection but has responded well to treatment, Mexico's health ministry said today.
At least five workers died and seven injured in a gold-mine collapse at Santa Bárbara de Iscuandé district in Colombia.
Colombia dismissed the head of its armed forces over disrespectful comments he made about prosecutors in audio recordings revealed by a news magazine.
Colombians vote for a new congress that will tackle legislation for the next president and play a historic role in creating laws to end five decades of conflict if peace is reached with Marxist FARC rebels.
Colombia's main leftist guerrilla group, the FARC, said today it would implement a 30-day ceasefire from December 15 while the government said it would keep pursuing the rebels after they attacked a police station a day earlier, killing eight.
Colombia's inspector general confirmed on Monday the ouster of Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro, despite weeks of protest over the move and widespread support for the former leftist rebel.
The Colombian government and FARC guerrilla negotiators said that they had made progress toward an agreement on combating illegal drug trafficking, a sign that peace talks were making headway before elections.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he would seek a second term in office next May, a widely expected decision that could offer him another four years to pursue a peace process he initiated with Marxist FARC rebels.
Colombian guerrilla organisation The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have sent out an SOS plea to the Argentine football legend, inviting him to play a "Peace Game" in the Cuban capital.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, bound for Washington on an official visit, said today that he remains cautiously optimistic about peace talks with Marxist FARC rebels taking place in Cuba.
Colombia's peace talks with Marxist FARC rebels have reached a "critical" stage, with discussions over the next couple of months a key gauge of whether an end to five decades of war is likely or not, government negotiator Sergio Jaramillo said.
The Colombian government and left-wing FARC rebels ended a 15th round of peace negotiations today trading accusations over responsibility for the slow pace of the talks and for the first time failing to issue a joint statement on their progress.
Colombia's government and FARC leaders reached a "fundamental agreement" on the guerrillas' future in politics, one of the thorniest issues addressed in peace talks in Cuba, according to a joint statement.
Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels declared a pause in peace talks to consider a bill proposed by President Juan Manuel Santos that would call a for a popular vote on any agreements that would bring an end to the five-decade conflict.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has confirmed that he would consider meeting FARC rebel leader Timochenko to accelerate talks aimed at ending 50 years of conflict but warned the nation will continue at war if Colombians reject what is agreed.
Thousands of Colombian farmers and state workers marched through Bogota, banging pots and pans as they converged on the capital after 11 days of increasingly violent protests against agricultural and trade policies they say have left them impoverished.
Colombian prosecutors have announced that they will charges 16 former FARC guerillas and AUC paramilitary leaders for up to "11,000 serious human rights violations," as well as 231 middle-ranking officials and commanders.
Colombia's FARC rebel leaders negotiating peace with the government must return to the jungle and end their days on the battlefield or in prison if talks under way in Cuba collapse, President Santos warned.
Secretary of State John Kerry promised strong US backing for peace talks aimed at ending Colombia's half century of conflict, calling the country a success story in a world where many states have failed or are failing.
Nineteen Colombian soldiers were killed in clashes blamed on the country's Marxist FARC guerrillas, defense ministry sources said on Sunday, the heaviest casualties the armed forces have suffered since the government began peace talks late last year.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos on Monday agreed to turn the page on a diplomatic dispute triggered when Santos met with Venezuela's main opposition leader in May.
The Colombian government and leftist FARC rebels resumed peace negotiations in Havana on Sunday after a recess of more than two weeks, during which 19 soldiers and a number of rebels were killed and rural protests left four farmers dead and several police injured.
Cuba expressed support for its ally Venezuela in a row with Colombia, which Havana suggested could hurt peace talks it has been hosting to end Colombia's long war with leftist rebels.
Colombia expressed concern early today after revelations the United States had spied on the Andean nation, its closest military ally in Latin America, and called for an explanation.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “congratulated her Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos for the “peace process” his government is spearheading along with the FARC forces, which he said “represents good news all over South America.”
Colombian lawmakers rejected a polarizing bill to allow same-sex marriage in the predominantly Roman Catholic nation, as hundreds of people took to the streets to demonstrate for and against the measure.
Colombia and the Marxist-led FARC rebels have reached agreement on the critical issue of agrarian reform, the two sides said in what appeared to be a major step forward for the peace process aimed at ending their long war.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos dismissed as "crazy" accusations made by his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro that Santos is involved in a plot to overthrow him, and called for a diplomatic solution to the dispute.
Colombia's government will not hold back militarily or politically in its offensive against Marxist rebels, President Juan Manuel Santos said today, after FARC guerrillas said his hostile attitude was threatening peace negotiations.
Colombia's government today authorized a committee of civilians and Red Cross officials to travel to a jungle zone where it hopes two German hostages will be freed by the nation's second-largest guerrilla group.
Colombia's second-largest guerrilla group today freed two German men that the rebels had held since November, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.
Colombia's FARC rebels today admitted to holding two police patrolmen and a soldier it seized last week and pledged to free them in an apparent goodwill gesture at the end of a tense week of peace negotiations with the government.
A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake rocked southwestern Colombia, the US Geological Survey said.
Colombia and the Marxist FARC rebels said their talks aimed at ending half a century of conflict are picking up the pace and making progress toward an agreement on land reform, a key point in the peace process.
A unilateral ceasefire declared by the Marxist FARC rebels at the start of peace talks with the Colombian government ended after the government refused to join the truce, the group said.
FARC rebels and the Colombian government adjourned their latest round of peace talks today with no major advances toward ending their long conflict and said they had significant differences to overcome despite some areas of agreement.
Colombia and the Marxist FARC rebels resumed peace talks today to end their half century-long conflict amid new tensions after the guerrilla group resumed kidnappings and attacks that sparked an angry government reaction.
Honduras has removed its ambassador to Colombia amid reports his personal aide was involved in a wild party held at the embassy of Honduras in Bogota which, according to media, was attended by prostitutes and where cell phones and computers were stolen.
Representatives of the Colombian government and Marxist-led FARC rebels reconvened in Havana today for a third round of peace talks that the government says need to start moving faster.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos opened the door to a popular vote on any peace accord negotiated and signed with FARC rebels, but rejected a guerrilla demand to change the constitution if a deal is clinched.
Colombia's FARC rebels said their peace talks with the government were going well, but the lead negotiator for President Juan Manuel Santos was more reserved as the two sides finished the first round of meetings aimed at ending their protracted conflict.
Talks between the Colombian government and Marxist-led FARC rebels to end their bloody, half-century-long conflict have made progress, but broad areas of disgreement lie ahead, the two sides said as they headed into a holiday break.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who underwent cancer surgery in October, is suffering from a urinary infection but there is no risk to his overall health, his office said today.
Colombia's FARC rebels said today they would call a two-month unilateral ceasefire, the first truce in more than a decade, as peace negotiators met in Cuba in the latest attempt to end the five-decade war.
Colombia's FARC rebels freed three captive Chinese oil workers and their translator after holding them in jungle camps for more than a year, the defence ministry said today, an apparent goodwill gesture as the rebels seek to negotiate a peace accord to end five decades of war.
Colombia has withdrawn from a treaty that binds it to the UN International Court of Justice in anger at a ruling that shifts some of its resource-rich waters to Nicaragua, President Juan Manuel Santos said today.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos defended his signature law that returns land seized by illegal armed groups to peasants after leftist rebels assailed the measure at the start of peace talks.
Peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC rebels in Cuba will be delayed until Monday so both sides can work on "technical details," according to a joint statement sent by the president's office.
The top FARC rebel negotiator wants a national assembly to change the constitution once a peace deal is reached with the government, according to an interview on a left-wing website published today
Colombian government negotiators and rebels have delayed their departure for peace talks in Norway aimed at ending nearly half a century of conflict but still plan to arrive in time for their only publicly scheduled event on Wednesday, Norway said.
Colombia's government and Marxist rebels will start peace talks as planned on Wednesday in Oslo in a bid to end nearly half a century of conflict after logistical problems delayed departure of the delegates, Colombia's government said.
Historic closed-door talks between Colombia and Marxist rebels began on Wednesday in Norway after FARC rebel and government negotiators arrived secretly in Oslo in a bid to end almost half a century of armed conflict, Norwegian officials said.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos made his first public appearance after prostate cancer surgery and said he was fine and working from his hospital room.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will be released from the hospital on Saturday following surgery for prostate cancer that has not spread beyond the gland, his medical team said.
Colombia's government and rebels will sit down this week to start peace talks aimed at ending nearly half a century of conflict after a 10-year military offensive against the guerrillas failed to deliver a coup de grace.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will spend two or three days in the hospital after surgery for non-aggressive prostate cancer, his doctor said, a day before the 61-year-old was scheduled for the operation.
Nearly two decades after Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar died in a hail of bullets, his eldest son is conquering new markets in Mexico - with a fashion line in his father's image.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' surgery for non-aggressive prostate cancer was successful and the 61-year-old is recovering in the hospital, his medical team said.
There were no immediate reports of deaths or major damage from a strong earthquake that struck the southwest of Colombia, local media reported.
Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles pledged to help Colombia in its peace talks with rebels and distance himself from Iran should he defeat President Hugo Chávez in an increasingly tight race ahead of Sunday's election.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that he would undergo surgery for prostate cancer this week but that the tumor was minor and non-aggressive.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos rejected a proposal by leftist FARC rebels for a bilateral ceasefire during talks next month aimed at bringing an end to half a century of war.
One of Colombia's most wanted drug traffickers was captured in neighbouring Venezuela with the help of Caracas as well as British and US intelligence agencies, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he is "cautiously optimistic" that his government can reach a peace deal with Marxist rebels.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos named close ally Federico Renjifo as energy and mining minister in part of a Cabinet shuffle as the leader begins pursuing a peace process with FARC rebels.
Colombia's peace talks with leftist FARC guerrillas to try and end Latin America's longest-running insurgency will begin next month in Norway before moving to Cuba, President Juan Manuel Santos said.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos unveiled a six-man team to negotiate with FARC rebels in the hope of ending almost 50 years of war.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced he replaced his finance minister, in a move that surprised financial markets, and named current Energy Minister Mauricio Cardenas to take over running Latin America's fourth-largest economy.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he would not remove his embattled defense minister in a cabinet shake-up despite growing criticism over an increasing number of attacks by Marxist guerrillas in Latin America's No. 4 economy.
Colombia's government will soon begin talks that could lead to formal negotiations for peace with the country's biggest guerrilla group, known as the FARC, according to a Colombian intelligence source.
Colombia began evacuating people from communities close to the Nevado del Ruiz volcano after an eruption today that spewed smoke and ash from its crater, bringing back memories of avalanches that in 1985 buried tens of thousands under rocks.
Colombian security forces clashed on Wednesday with indigenous activists who stormed a hill-top military base in the volatile south as critics lambasted President Juan Manuel Santos for failing to protect troops.
A US citizen arrested in Venezuela while entering illegally from Colombia is a former US Marine and is refusing to explain himself under interrogation, President Hugo Chávez said.
Colombia's leftist FARC rebels accused the government of manipulating journalists and demanded a debate on freedom of information as a step that may lead to the release of a French reporter kidnapped nine days ago.
Colombia on Tuesday rejected a call by FARC rebels to debate freedom of information and news media bias as a condition for the release of a French reporter they hold hostage.
Colombia's Congress passed a law that could pave the way for peace talks with leftist guerrillas, raising hopes for an end to the war, but drawing criticism from human rights groups that say the law is too lenient toward rebel leaders.
The US-Colombia free trade agreement will enter into force next month, far earlier than expected, as a result of what the Obama administration called "historic" progress for Colombian worker protections and human rights.
Colombia has sent a letter to the World Trade Organization protesting Argentina's import restrictions on its products, the government announced.
A French journalist reporting alongside Colombian security forces tracking drug-funded rebels disappeared after a gun battle with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia that killed three soldiers and a police official, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
Colombia's FARC rebels freed 10 members of the armed forces held hostage in jungle prison camps for more than a decade, the last of a group of captives the drug-funded guerrilla group has held as bargaining chips to pressure the government.
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said he will not attend this month's Summit of the Americas in Colombia, nor any other gathering that excludes Cuba or fails to address what he calls the region's most pressing issues.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will attend the Summit of the Americas in Colombia this weekend, Colombia's foreign minister said, in what would be a show of strength for the socialist stalwart who has been weakened by cancer.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will return home next week from Cuba where he is recovering from surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.
Colombian troops killed 33 FARC rebels today in an oil-producing region close to the border with Venezuela, the government said, in one of the harshest blows against the group in more than a year.
Colombian troops killed 35 leftist FARC rebels in a remote jungle region, President Juan Manuel Santos said, the second blow to the drug-funded group in less than a week.
Colombia's feared FARC rebel group said it would abandon its decades-long policy of economic kidnapping and free all military and police hostages it holds in jungle camps, another sign the drug-funded leftist insurgents may want a move toward peace.
At least 11 Colombian oil workers were seized by an unidentified armed group as they worked on a pipeline near the border with Venezuela, Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon said.
Colombia's ELN guerrillas have freed 11 oil workers who were kidnapped in late February, the International Red Cross said, the latest in a flurry of security incidents that could limit growth of the country's oil industry.
At least three people died in attacks allegedly committed by Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group to a communication tower and to a tailback of vehicles transporting oil in the South American country, sources said.
A Colombian FARC rebel commander named six military and police captives the group pledged to free in the coming weeks and proposed a constitutional change to allow the exchange of jailed guerrillas for hostages.
Colombia's largest rebel group said that guerrillas would delay the release of six members of the armed forces held hostage for more than a decade due to military activity in the area.
Colombia vowed to keep searching for captives of FARC guerrillas despite cries from families to prevent loved ones from facing the same fate as four hostages killed by rebels during a military operation.
A huge explosion at a gasoline and diesel pipeline in Colombia killed 11 people, injured at least 70, and destroyed dozens of homes, in an incident described by President Juan Manuel Santos as a "great tragedy."
Former Mendoza governor Celso Alejandro Jaque was approved by the Colombian government as the new Argentine ambassador in Bogota, sources in the Foreign Ministry announced.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said the Andean nation was nearing the final phase of nearly 50 years of war and his government would be willing to sit down and talk peace if rebels were serious.
Colombian FARC rebels killed at least four military hostages who had been held prisoner for years, Colombia's defense minister said.
The presidents of Venezuela and Colombia announced the capture of one of the region's most-wanted drug traffickers and touted it as evidence that their ideologically opposed governments were united against crime.
Colombia's FARC rebels scorned the "happy laughter" of their foes and rejected a plea to demobilize after the killing of their leader Alfonso Cano gave President Juan Manuel Santos his biggest military victory.
Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon said that 6,000 soldiers would be added to around 70,000 troops defending oil and mining operations in Latin America's No. 4 oil producer.
Colombia's FARC guerrillas named Timoleon Jimenez, known as Timochenko, as the group's new leader after its previous boss was killed this month, according to a rebel statement published on a website.
Seven Colombian soldiers and 11 guerrillas died in two separate clashes between the military and FARC guerrillas, less than three weeks before local elections to choose mayors and governors nationwide.
Ten Colombian soldiers on a mission to keep the peace before local elections died from a guerrilla ambush in what the military called the deadliest attack it has suffered this year.
Colombian forces killed top FARC rebel leader Alfonso Cano in the biggest blow yet to Latin America's longest insurgency and a triumph for President Juan Manuel Santos, the Defense Ministry said.
The Union of South American Nations (Unasur) will hold an “urgent meeting,” suggested by Colombia, to establish actions to protect the region from the possible economic crisis of the United States, the Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa reported.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos vowed to develop better strategies in the war on Marxist guerrillas who still manage regular small attacks despite being at their weakest in decades.
Colombia's Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera resigned today amid growing criticism of the security forces and increasing attacks by leftist rebels in the Andean nation.
A gunman shot dead a Colombian rights leader campaigning for the return of land snatched by illegal militias, police said today, just days before a new land reparations law was set to come into effect.
Colombia took another step toward US approval of a long-delayed free trade agreement with the completion of several labor and judicial reforms aimed at reducing opposition to the pact.
A car bomb wounded 17 people in Colombia's colonial-era city of Popayan, but a "calamity" was averted when police intercepted the vehicle before it reached its target in the main square, authorities said.
Human rights saw a significant improvement in Colombia in 2010 after Juan Manuel Santos took office, according to the annual report on the subject from the US Department of State.
Colombian rebels no longer have camps in Venezuela, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said, in a sign of greatly improved ties the year after the two countries' spat over the guerrillas raised fears about regional stability.
Last year 37 unionists were murdered, according to official statistics, a 30 percent increase from 2009 after a decade of improvements that saw union murders fall by 80 percent. The National Labor School, a respected rights monitor, has a higher count of 52 union members killed in 2010 and seven this year.
Colombia's FARC rebels released another hostage, bringing the total to four in the past week, but the additional handover of two kidnapped military officers was suspended, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.
The Colombian government authorized a new operative with the goal of recovering two hostagaes held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The guerrilla group was supposed to hand over the hostages in question but the coordinates given for the location of the rescue were communicated incorrectly.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez reported he will begin in Buenos Aires his trip to Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia and Colombia to strengthen bilateral relationships with these countries.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that the government had extended a temporary state of emergency for an additional 20 days due to heavy rains that have battered the Andean nation.
Colombia's FARC rebels have handed over a kidnapped local politician, the first of five hostages they plan to release in the next week, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.
Colombian FARC rebels freed a kidnapped politician and a marine in the latest hostage release the guerrillas call a humanitarian gesture, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.
Troubled Argentina, without talisman Lionel Messi, today won after Lucas Biglia scored the only goal of a match played in hot and humid port city of Barranquilla.
Monaco star Radamel Falcao was today included in Colombia's preliminary 30-man squad for the 2014 World Cup squad in Brazil, as the ex-River Plate man battles to recover from a cruciate ligament injury in time to make the tournament.
Cyclist Nairo Quintana took victory in the Giro d'Italia in commanding style at his first attempt, becoming the second Colombian to win a grand tour.
Striker Radamel Falcao has failed to recover from knee surgery and was left out of Colombia's World Cup squad, said coach Jose Pekerman confirmed in a press conference held today in the Buenos Aires province town of Los Cardales.
Millonarios, the team that was a stepping stone for Alfredo di Stefano on his way from River Plate to Real Madrid 60 years ago, have ended a 24-year wait for a record 14th Colombian league title.
Argentina's U-20 national football team failed to achieve its first victory in the South American Cup after being defeated by Paraguay by 2-1.
Paraguay's Olimpia advanced to the final of the Libertadores Cup, losing the second leg of their semi-final 1-0 to Independiente Santa Fe but going through 2-1 on aggregate.
Former Colombia defender Gerardo Bedoya has been suspended for 15 matches for violent conduct after being sent off for the reported 41st time in his career.
Neymar blamed an "unstable" pitch after the Brazil forward missed a penalty against Colombia with an effort which bore more resemblance to an American football field goal or rugby conversion.
Former Colombia goalkeeper Miguel Calero died at the age of 41, one week after being taken to hospital suffering from cerebral thrombosis, his ex-club Pachuca said in a statement
Vélez Sarsfield defeated Colombia's Atlético Nacional 1-0 in the first leg of the pre-quarter finals match of the Libertadores de América Cup.
Vélez Sársfield drew Colombia's Atlético Nacional de Medellín 1-1 at its José Amalfitani Stadium for the second leg of the pre-quarter finals of the Libertadores de América Cup. The aggregate score ended 3-2.
North Korea women's football team delayed the beginning of the match against Colombia after the South Korean flag was incorrectly displayed on a giant screen before kickoff at Glasgow's Hampden Park stadium.
Argentine player Leonel Messi was exhausted after the Argentina- Colombia match he played as part of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers at Barranquilla Colombia on Tuesday, the Spanish media assured.
Former Argentina coach José Néstor Pekerman has been put in charge of Colombia's bid to end a 16-year wait to reach the World Cup finals in Brazil in 2014.
Controversial Colombian striker Teófilo Gutiérrez, who allegedly threatened his teammates with a paintball gun after being sent off in Saturday's 4-1 derby defeat against Independiente, will no longer play for Racing, according to club's president Gastón Cogorno.
Midfielder Ricardo Álvarez was urgently summoned by Argentina’s national football team to replace injured striker Ángel Di María.
Vélez Sársfield defeated Colombia's Independiente Santa Fe 3-0 and reached the Sudamericana Cup's semi-finals in the second leg played at the José Amalfitani stadium.
Former South American champions Once Caldas became the second Colombian team in a week to face a 30-day suspension over unpaid wages to their players.
Forward Sergio Agüero, who scored the goal that allowed Argentina to tie with Bolivia in the inaugural match of the Copa America, said the national squad “is eager to win the next match against Colombia on Wednesday, because “ the first place on th group is very important,"
Argentina won three of the four rowing gold medals and Colombia was joined by Venezuela atop the cycling podiums on a good day for South America at the Pan-American Games.
Panamanian international Luis Moreno said he had been threatened for kicking an owl, which subsequently died, during a Colombian championship match.
The player who caused outrage by kicking an injured owl during a Colombian championship match was banned for two games and fined.
The Champion of Argentina’s Apertura Tournament, Estudiantes de La Plata draw 1-1 with Colombia’s Deportes Tolima and qualified to the pre-quarter final of the Libertadores Cup.
Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio has been impeded from taking charge of the Honduras national team, the Honduran Football Federation (Fenafuth) said.
Argentina's under-20 national football team defeated Colombia 2-0, but goals from Facundo Ferreyra and Bruno Zuculini weren't enough in their final encounter of the Under 20 South American Championships to secure a ticket for London.
Estudiantes de La Plata defeated Colombia's Deportes Tolima 1-0 at the recently re-inaugurated Unico Stadium during the second round of the Libertadores Cup after being crushed 5-0 by Cruzeiro last week.
In his first visit to Colombia in more than a decade, US Vice-President Joe Biden said he’s pleased security concerns can now take a back seat to trade and economic issues in talks with Washington’s longtime ally.
Colombia showed again yesterday it is one of the powers in South American World Cup qualifying with a 3-1 victory over a 10-man Chile.
Striker Adrian Ramos gave Colombia a 1-0 win over 10-man Costa Rica that put them top of Group A after their first match at the Copa América.
Striker Radamel Falcao scored twice as Colombia beat Bolivia 2-0 to win Group A at the Copa América at Colón's stadium Brigadier Estanislao López.
The three groups of the Copa América 2011 are formed by: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, Uruguay, Peru, Chile and Mexico. Watch the complete fixture here.
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Colombia defender Juan Camilo Zuñiga will not be punished for the tackle on Neymar that left the Brazil striker with a broken bone in his back and forced him out of the rest of the World Cup.
Colombia reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time after a double from James Rodriguez gave them a 2-0 win over Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro.
A second-half free kick from David Luiz sealed a 2-1 win over Colombia in a frantic World Cup quarter-final, keeping the hosts on track for a sixth world title.
Neymar's exit from the World Cup due to a back injury left Brazilians shocked and angered, darkening the mood after the hosts' 2-1 win over Colombia in the quarter-finals had sparked nationwide celebrations.
Colombia want to boost their World Cup tally of five goals against Japan and finish the group stage with three wins for the first time, coach Pekerman said.
Jackson Martinez scored twice as Colombia beat Japan 4-1 to top World Cup Group C with maximum points today, earning a second-round meeting with Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro. Greece took second place with an agonising last-minute win over Ivory Coast.
A fearless La Roja was in the verge of making World Cup history, but Brazil ended up going through the last-16 stage against Chile 3-2 by penalty shootouts at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte.
River Plate midfielder Carlos Carbonero was today called up as a late replacement to the Colombia World Cup squad, entering the 23-man list in place of the injured Aldo Leao Ramírez.
Colombia marked their return to the World Cup after a 16-year absence with an attacking display that earned a 3-0 victory over Greece today, and the early initiative in what looks to be a really tight Group C.
Colombia beat Ivory Coast 2-1 in yet another action-packed World Cup clash today to top Group C on six points and move within touching distance of making the knockout phase for the first time since 1990.