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Colombia looks to brew coffee business with India


September 13th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Colombia is looking forward to bringing its world renowned coffee brands like Juan Valdez to India and market the products in the region."We see a ... Read more...

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Woman accused of witchcraft slain in Colombia


September 5th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 5 (IANS/EFE) A woman was slain and her body burned after being accused of casting spells against other women in the northwestern Colombian province of Antioquia.The victim was ... Read more...

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Forlan ends goal drought with double


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 3 (IANS) Uruguay international striker Diego Forlan scored for the first time since his July move to Brazil's Internacional.Forlan's double helped his team defeat Flamengo 4-1 ... Read more...

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`Colombia now South America’s No. 2 economy’


September 1st, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Colombia has moved ahead of Argentina to become South America's second-largest economy, the outgoing Colombian finance minister said Friday."Colombia surpassed Argentina in GDP, we are the ... Read more...

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Consortium to build Colombia’s largest dam


August 30th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) A consortium made up of Brazil's Camargo Correa S.A. and Colombian firms Constructora Conconcreto S.A. and Coninsa Ramon H. S.A. has been awarded a contract to ... Read more...

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10 year old Colombian girl gives birth


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bogota, Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the media houses it was recently reported that a 10 year old girl from Colombia gave birth. This is a very rare occurrence, as it ... Read more...

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Woman gunned down in church in Colombia


August 21st, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) A gunman fatally shot a woman parishioner inside a Catholic church in the southwestern town of El Dovio, Colombian media said.Nelly Perea Gonzalez, 67, was shot ... Read more...

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Colombian oil firm to export 12 mn barrels to India


August 16th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) Colombian oil firm Ecopetrol will supply 12 million barrels of crude to a private Indian refining company under a year-long contract worth approximately $1.2 billion, the ... Read more...

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Colombian musician Jairo Varela laid to rest


August 14th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 14 (IANS/EFE) Jairo Varela, considered Colombia's greatest salsa composer, was buried in a cemetery in the southwestern city of Cali amid massive crowds that came to pay their ... Read more...

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Olympic cycling: Colombia’s Pajon flies to gold in women’s BMX


August 10th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Colombia's Mariana Pajon pedalled and jumped to gold in the women's Olympic BMX final Friday.Britain's Shanaze Read and 2008 silver medallist Laetitia le Corguille of ... Read more...

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Olympic taekwondo: Gonzalez stuns Lee for gold


August 9th, 2012 - 7:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain's Joel Gonzalez thrashed South Korea's Lee Daehoon for Olympic gold in the final of the men's flyweight taekwondo tournament Wednesday.Gonzalez, a flyweight world champion, ... Read more...

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Olympics: Medals tally


July 29th, 2012 - 2:15 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The following is the medals tally of the 2012 London Games here Saturday.Country Gold Silver Bronze TotalChina ... Read more...

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Boy stuck in gutter for 24 hours


July 20th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) A three-year-old boy in Colombia managed to survive despite remaining stuck in a sewer for 24 hours by holding on to a pipe, a media report ... Read more...

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Brazil credit-card interest rate tops 300 percent


July 18th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 18 (IANS/EFE) Credit-card interest rates in Brazil climbed above 300 percent last month, a media report said.Brazilian rates are many times higher than those in other Latin American ... Read more...

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Colombian volcano erupts


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 2 (IANS/EFE) A volcano in Colombia has erupted, sending a plume of ash and vapour 10 km into the sky, officials said.The volcano erupted at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, ... Read more...

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Impounded plane stolen in Colombia


June 12th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 12 (IANS/EFE) A small plane impounded by Colombian authorities last December after entering the country illegally has been stolen from an airport in the northwestern region of Uraba, ... Read more...

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Atletico Madrid wins Europa league title


May 10th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bucharest, May 10 (IANS) Colombian Radamel Falcao's brace gave Atletico Madrid its second Europa football League title in three seasons with a 3-0 victory over fellow Spanish team Athletic Bilbao.Falcao ... Read more...

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Priest slain in Colombia


May 3rd, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 3 (IANS/EFE) The Rev. Jesus Maria Parra, a priest of Colombia's Orthodox Catholic denomination, was fatally shot at a downtown Bogota hotel he owned, police said Wednesday.Two suspects ... Read more...

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Salsa singer hurt in accident in Colombia


May 1st, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 1 (IANS/EFE) Popular Puerto Rican salsa singer Andy Montanez was injured Monday in an accident in Colombia after giving a concert in the city of Valledupar, one of ... Read more...

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Prostitution scandal: Secret Service agent identified


April 28th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) The Secret Service agent at the centre of the prostitution scandal - during US President Barack Obama's visit to Colombia - has been identified as ... Read more...

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Rapper killed in Colombia


April 26th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 26 (IANS/EFE) Rapper Alejandro Serna Correa was fatally shot in an attack that targeted two people accompanying him, authorities in the northwestern Colombian city of Medellin said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Obama never in danger from Secret Service scandal: Official


April 26th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) US President Barack Obama was never in danger because of a prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents during a trip to Colombia, a top official ... Read more...

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Colombian prostitutes could be Russian spies: Senator


April 25th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) A US senator has claimed that the prostitutes who were involved in Colombia with President Barack Obama's Secret Service agents could have been placed there ... Read more...

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Brazil’s World Cup-winning coach in demand


April 17th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 17 (IANS) Brazil's 2002 World Cup-winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says he has been approached by Colombia and "two Asian teams" to coach them for the ... Read more...

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Obama’s Secret Service agents accused of misconduct


April 14th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) A dozen US Secret Service agents accompanying President Barack Obama on a visit to Colombia's Cartagena city for a summit were sent home for alleged ... Read more...

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Cuba receives a million visitors


April 6th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 6 (IANS) The number of visitors to Cuba this year reached one million Thursday.The largest number of visitors came from Canada, followed by Argentina, Russia, Germany, France and ... Read more...

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Brazil, Colombia battle for Davis Cup playoff


April 6th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 6 (IANS) Brazil and Colombia will play for a spot in the Davis Cup world group playoff when they meet on the clay surface of ... Read more...

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Dominican Republic seizes 1.5 tonnes of cocaine


March 26th, 2012 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Santo Domingo, March 26 (IANS) Authorities in Dominican Republic have seized 1.5 tonnes of cocaine and arrested three people for drug-trafficking.The cocaine was intercepted off the coast of Juan Dolio, ... Read more...

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Giant cat statue arrives in Colombia


March 5th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, March 5 (IANS/EFE) Painter and sculptor Fernando Botero's giant "El Gato" (The Cat) statue, which is made of bronze and weighs 1,050 kg, has arrived at the port of ... Read more...

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Mexico has 190 mn tourists in 2011


February 14th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) Mexico registered "nearly 190 million tourists", of whom 22.67 million were foreigners, in 2011, eclipsing 185.7 million tourists registered in 2008, the Tourism Secretariat said.The ... Read more...

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Animal rights activists protest bullfighting in Colombia


February 6th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) Some 180 half-naked people in the northwestern city of Medellin positioned themselves to form the word "stop" to demand an end to bullfighting in Colombia."'Stop. That's ... Read more...

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Thieves slide out ATM on watermelon rinds!


January 11th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Jan 11 (IANS/EFE) A gang of thieves entered a store in Colombia's Barranquilla city and, after subduing a security guard, used watermelon rinds to slide an ATM machine out ... Read more...

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Five new UNSC members begin their term


January 2nd, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 2 (IANS) Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo, the five new non-permanent members of the 15-nation UN Security Council (UNSC) have begun serving their two-year terms.The five ... Read more...

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Colombia pipeline blast kills 11


December 24th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 24 (IANS/EFE) Eleven people were killed and 81 injured Friday when a gasoline pipeline exploded in the west-central Colombian town of Dosquebradas, authorities said."It's a very sad morning," ... Read more...

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Colombian oil company to invest $8.48 bn in 2012


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Nov 23 (IANS/EFE) Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol S.A. plans to invest $8.48 billion next year and has set a goal of boosting production to 750,000 barrels of oil ... Read more...

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