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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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'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.
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 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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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'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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio has been impeded from taking charge of the Honduras national team, the Honduran Football Federation (Fenafuth) said.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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,"
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.
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.
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.
Midfielder Ricardo Álvarez was urgently summoned by Argentina’s national football team to replace injured striker Ángel Di María.
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 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.
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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.