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  • Colombian president appears headed for reelection victory in runoff

    Colombian president appears headed for reelection victory in runoff
    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos appeared headed for a reelection victory Sunday in a runoff against former Finance Minister Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, according to early returns. With 88% of votes counted, Santos had 50.7% of the vote versus 45.1% for...
  • Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins reelection

    In a strong show of support for peace negotiations with leftist rebels, Colombians gave President Juan Manuel Santos a solid reelection victory against a former finance minister Sunday. With nearly all ballots counted, Santos had 50.9% to Oscar Ivan...
  • Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism

     Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism
    When Colonel Aureliano Buendía faced the firing squad, time slipped away, and his life became a dream. Before him rose the mythical town of Macondo and its retinue of gypsies and their pipes and kettle drums and magical inventions. Of course Buendía's...
  • Strand Gains U.S. Rights to Daniel Burman Pic 'Mystery' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to later-life romantic comedy "The Mystery of Happiness," a Disney release in Argentina and the latest laffer from one of the best-known voices of the new Argentine cinema, Daniel Burman. HBO has acquired U.S....
  • How Colombia Lures International Filmmakers

    Colombia is the location du jour for a growing number of international filmmakers thanks to a film law launched in January 2013 and an incentive package that consists of a 40% cash rebate on qualified spend and a 20% cash rebate on logistical expenditures...
  • Herbert Hyman dies at 82; founder of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf chain

    Herbert Hyman dies at 82; founder of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf chain
    In 1968, decades before "latte" and "barista" became everyday terms, Herbert Hyman and his wife, Mona, opened a small store in the tony Westside district of Brentwood to sell coffee — not the tasteless grounds of uncertain provenance that...
  • Colombia beats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup

    Colombia beats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With a spectacular swivel-and-strike, James Rodriguez provided one of the highlights of the World Cup and gave Brazil reason to worry. Rodriguez scored one of the best goals of the tournament and added a second to put...
  • Seven Colombian taxi drivers extradited to U.S. in DEA agent's death

    Seven Colombian taxi drivers charged with murder in the death of an off-duty U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent were extradited Tuesday to stand trial in Virginia, capping a case that highlighted the pervasive danger of kidnapping in this Andean...
  • Talent, Biz Making Waves in Chilean Biz

    MAITE ALBERDI, DIRECTOR Resonant docu-feature "Tea Time," now in post-production, about old dears who've had a cuppa together for decades, stood out at pix-in-post showcase BAL Goes to Cannes. Now shooting "Children," about a group of youngsters with...
  • América Latina podría ser la joya de la oferta de AT&T por DirecTV

    La propuesta de adquisición de AT&T Inc por DirecTV dará el proveedor estadounidense de servicios inalámbricos un punto de apoyo en América Latina, una región que ofrece un importante potencial de crecimiento de la televisión de pago y la banda ancha...
  • Gabriel García Márquez takes his place in the pantheon

     Gabriel García Márquez takes his place in the pantheon
    The first time I met Gabriel García Márquez, then an unknown writer in Mexico, was on July 6, 1962, in the office of the producer of Luis Buñuel's movie "Viridiana." I remember the date well because after noticing the headline, Gabo asked to borrow the...
  • New bakery coming to Homer Glen

    New bakery coming to Homer Glen
    A pastry chef is planning to open a bakery in Homer Glen that will feature healthy recipes and Colombian coffee in a European-style setting. Martha Mejia plans to open Artesa Bakery on May 3 at 14045 S. Bell Road in Homer Glen. Mejia said her shop...