Shakira reaches 30 million fans on Facebook

Colombian singer Shakira reached a new record this week in her social networks when she broke the 30 million fans on Facebook and joined the Top 10 on Twitter, as was reported today. On Facebook, Shakira is among the top five celebrity sites in the ranks, sharing the Top 5 with artists such as Eminem, […]
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FARC leader “Mono Jojoy” killed in Colombia

– During a breakfast with the board and members of the Council of Foreign Relations, the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos read a prepared speech in English and answered questions from journalists. In his speech he referred to Colombia’s security situation, diplomatic relations and the economy. “We were a failed state, we only controlled three […]
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Ingrid Betancourt: French publish cartoons that mocks her captivity

– ‘Ingrid of the Jungle’ portrays the former hostage, Ingrid Betancourt, as an ambitious and selfish woman. The cartoons were published in France on September 15, just six days before Ingrid launched her book in which she recounts her many months of captivity. ‘Ingrid of the Jungle’, is published by Fluide Glacial and satirizes Betancourt […]
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Mexico can’t be compared to Colombia: Obama

U.S. President rejected statements by Secretary of State Clinton on the drug trafficking situation in Mexico. U.S. president, Barack Obama, corrected statements by his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, today, on Mexico’s current war on drugs can not really be compares to Colombia twenty years ago. “Mexico has a large and growing democracy, with a […]
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Colombia seeks international help fighting guerrillas

Colombia is engaged in a relentless offensive against leftist guerrillas in which it does not rule out cooperation agreements that allow more determined strikes, according to statements by Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera, on Sunday. “This will be a relentless offensive with the support of the citizens and the international community until we obtain a final […]
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Colombia's Expanding Tourism Industry

Data and statistics from the Administrative Security Department (DAS), the entity in charge of immigration information in Colombia, from 2004 to February 2010, foreign visitors to Colombia rose 42 percent from 790.000 to 1.370.000 people. Only in 2009, when world tourism fell at a rate of seven percent, the Colombian tourism increased by 10.7 percent, […]
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