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  • La reina de la cumbia Totó la Momposina en Hollywood ArtsPark

    La reina de la cumbia Totó la Momposina en Hollywood ArtsPark
    La próxima vez que escuche cantar a Totó la Momposina, cierre los ojos. De inmediato se sentirá transportado a las orillas del mar Caribe, donde el ritmo que el tambor le da a la cumbia, al bullerengue o al mapalé retumba en su pecho... en su abdomen......
  • Colombia recalls envoy to Nicaragua amid dispute about Caribbean

    Colombia recalls envoy to Nicaragua amid dispute about Caribbean
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia on Wednesday recalled its ambassador to Nicaragua, a day after the Central American nation filed a complaint with an international court alleging Colombia "made threats of force" regarding disputed territory in the Caribbean....
  • Victor Carranza dies at 77; 'Emerald King' of Colombia

    Victor Carranza dies at 77; 'Emerald King' of Colombia
    Victor Carranza, known as the "Emerald King" of Colombia, who built a near monopoly in trade in the precious gems and survived at least two assassination attempts along the way, died of lung cancer Thursday at a Bogota hospital. He was 77. Officials...
  • Concert review: Carlos Vives at Amway Center

    Concert review: Carlos Vives at Amway Center
    In terms of mainstream recognition, Colombian pop singer Carlos Vives isn’t in the realm of the crossover-ready Juanes. Of course, the mainstream can be over-rated, as the traditionally minded Vives demonstrated in a generous 2-plus hours on...
  • Juan Gabriel Vasquez on 'The Sound of Things Falling'

    Juan Gabriel Vasquez on 'The Sound of Things Falling'
    For more than a decade in the 1980s and ’90s, the Medellín drug cartel and its notorious leader, Pablo Escobar, held an entire nation hostage. Drug-related violence and terrorism were the order of the day in Colombia, with Bogotá as dangerous, in...
  • Essay: Speaking out for humanity

    Essay: Speaking out for humanity
    By the time the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought an end to World War II in 1945, an estimated 65 million to 75 million civilians and soldiers were dead. To prevent such a catastrophe from happening again, the Allied powers had already begun to...
  • Bill Clinton visits Colombia, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Former President Clinton visited Colombia last week, meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos while visiting Cartagena, where Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro showed him around the city in an electric taxi. Then Clinton took time out to visit with Nobel...
  • 'Sound of Things Falling' confronts Colombia's raw history

    'Sound of Things Falling' confronts Colombia's raw history
    Long before Mexico descended into its "drug war," the phrase itself was invented in another country. In the 1980s the underground industry that processed coca into cocaine and shipped it northward to U.S. consumers transformed Colombian society. It...
  • The Week Ahead: Biden goes south, classic cars go continental

    Monday-Friday, May 27-31 -- “Being Biden” is going on a road trip. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s eclectic blogsite will follow his sweep through Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago and Brazil this week as he carries out a mission to...
  • In Colombia, turning coca farmers into breeders of ornamental fish

    In Colombia, turning coca farmers into breeders of ornamental fish
    FLORENCIA, Colombia — The expansion of China's middle class isn't some abstract notion in this sweltering corner of Colombia's Amazon River basin. It's driving a private-public partnership trying to steer the local economy away from illegal coca...
  • Uruguay takes key step toward legalizing marijuana

    Uruguay takes key step toward legalizing marijuana
    BUENOS AIRES -- Uruguay appears likely to become the first Latin American country to legalize marijuana after its lower house of Congress approved a bill to regulate and sanction the consumption of pot. Uruguay’s upper house, the Senate, still...
  • Colombia's leader backs away from deadline for peace deal with FARC

    Colombia's leader backs away from deadline for peace deal with FARC
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- In a radio interview Monday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos backed away from a self-imposed deadline of November for completing a peace accord that is being negotiated in Havana with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia,...