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7.0 magnitude earthquake in Colombia felt as far away as Quito, Ecuador

A 7.0 magnitude quake shook southern Colombia Saturday and was felt as far away as Quito, Ecuador, authorities said. The quake, occurring at a depth of 129 kilometers (80 miles) at 1416 GMT, was located 11 kilometers (7 miles) southwest of Pasto, Colombia, a city of 400,000 people at the…

Hillary Clinton: The legend of the secretary of cool continues to grow

She works hard; she plays hard. We already knew the former. Now we know secretary of state Hillary Clinton can throw down just as enthusiastically as a young Hill staffer. Clinton was photographed taking a hearty swig from a beer bottle, shaking some maracas and generally letting loose on a…

Five military members accused of misconduct in Secret Service scandal

Five members of the U.S. military were allegedly involved in the prostitution scandal in Colombia that saw 12 Secret Service members relieved of duty. The United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) said that it would punish the military members for “inappropriate conduct” at the same hotel the service agents were located…

Cuba: U.S. locked in Cold War

HAVANA — Cuba criticized the United States Tuesday for “aggressive” Cold War-style moves to block it from attending the Summit of the Americas which meets in Colombia this week. The US government vetoed proposals to include Cuba, the Americas’ only Communist country, among invited leaders to the summit in Cartagena,…

10-year-old girl gives birth via C-section in Colombia

A 10-year-old indigenous Colombia girl gave birth to a health 5-pound daughter by cesarean section, according to ABC News, making her one of the youngest girls to give birth. The unnamed girl arrived at the hospital in Manaure crying from the pain of her contractions. She was 39 weeks pregnant…

Colombia’s former president calls America’s drug war a ‘failure’

Cesar Gaviria Trujillo, the former president of Colombia, told a Spanish-language radio station this week that America’s war on drugs has been a disastrous “failure” that the ruling political parties simply refuse to talk about. “Society does not want to accept that people consume [drugs],” he told RCN Radio in…

Colombia’s FARC promises to free all hostages

BOGOTA — Colombia’s FARC rebels pledged Sunday to end decades of kidnapping civilians, a historic shift for Latin America’s longest-fighting leftist guerrillas, who also vowed to release remaining police and military hostages. While dramatic in tone, the FARC promise did not include a potential cessation of hostilities, which the government…

Dallas teenager found after being mistakenly deported to Colombia

In a truly incredible story, a Dallas woman has located her 15-year-old granddaughter after she was mistakenly deported to the country of Colombia. According to WFAA-TV, Lorene Turner had been searching for her granddaughter Jakadrien since 2010 before finding her on Facebook. The adolescent was 14 when she ran away…

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