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Ecuador, Colombia slam use of wild animal species after MasterChef episode

Ecuador on Tuesday warned would-be wild animal eaters of possible prison time and Colombia launched an investigation after a competitive cooking TV show featured...

Colombia’s forgotten Alcatraz: the island prison of Gorgona

At the end of October, a presidential candidate stirred up old memories when proposing to send corrupt politicians to Colombia's notorious former island prison...

Colombian Amazon: Casualty of Peace

In just a few minutes, an enormous century-year-old tree is felled by an electric saw in the middle of a protected national park. The...

Bird Watching for Peace in Colombia

As a bird perches on a telegraph pole, two young girls are deep in consultation -- is it "Tyrannus melancholicus" or perhaps "Pyrocephalus rubinus?" The...

Colombia’s most-wanted drug lord ‘Otoniel’ captured

Colombia's most-wanted drug trafficker "Otoniel" has been captured, officials said Saturday, a major victory for the government of the world's top cocaine exporter. Dairo Antonio...

Colombian photographer documents world’s largest variety of butterflies

Like the more than 3,000 species of butterflies in Colombia, agronomist Juan Guillermo Jaramillo underwent his own metamorphosis several years ago, as his passion...

Costa Rican authorities assist in major drug busts

The Colombian government announced Tuesday that 116 tons of cocaine had been seized in a month and a half of joint military operations with countries in America and Europe.

Military deployed to Cali as Colombia marks full month of protests

Colombia marked a full month of nationwide protests, which began over a proposed tax increase but have since morphed into a broader anti-establishment mobilization.

Calm urged after deadly Colombia protest clampdown

The anti-government protests in Colombia come at a time of economic despair for many, fueled by the global health crisis. 

Colombia protests over boundaries of Nicaragua nature reserve

Colombia on Tuesday lodged a protest at Nicaraguan plans to create a nature reserve that Bogota said included parts of its Caribbean territorial waters. 
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