Colombia

  • Pope heads to Colombia seeking to heal conflict’s wounds

    Pope Francis is heading to Colombia on Wednesday to try to help heal the wounds of Latin America’s longest-running conflict, bolstered by a new cease-fire with a holdout rebel group but fully aware of the fragility of the country’s peace process. During a deeply symbolic five-day visit starting Wednesday,...
  • A load of cocaine about to hit the U.S. tracked by Coast Guards

    A wave of cocaine may be about to hit the United States, according to a Coast Guard admiral. On Monday, “CBS This Morning” showed you Colombia’s record growth of coca, the raw ingredient in cocaine. Coca production surged nearly 20 percent in Colombia between 2015 and 2016. Much of it...
  • Shocking Video of at Least 9 dead in Tourist Boat Disaster!

    At least nine people were dead and 30 feared missing after a Colombian tourist boat suddenly sank in the waters near Medellin, officials said. The boat, which was carrying more than 200 people, sank into a reservoir for unknown reasons on Sunday. Rescuers were able to quickly save about...
  • Drug gangs take aim at police officers amid coca crackdown

    With a shot to the chest, Alejandro Caro fell from his motorbike while on patrol in a small town in northern Colombia, another victim of criminal gangs who have killed 11 officers over the past month, mostly in gang-dominated regions. Caro’s mother, Consolacion Jabe, is still stunned by his...
  • Black Excellence: NFL Wide Receiver Receives Masters Degree from Ivy League School 

    Andrew Hawkins is goals beyond goals. The NFL wide receiver, who played six seasons with the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals, just walked the stage to receive a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies in sport’s management. As reported by the New York Daily News, every...
  • Trump welcomes Colombia’s President to the White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has welcomed the president of Colombia to the White House for their first official meeting. President Juan Manuel Santos is seeking Trump’s support for a peace accord Colombia signed last year with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. The rebel group...