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  • Archbishop hopes Colombian president will work for peace

    A Colombian bishop has said the country’s newly re-elected president, Juan Manuel Santos, has the difficult mission of confronting new violence amid continued security problems and guerrilla attacks.


  • U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, right, shakes hands with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos after giving a joint news conference at the presidential palace in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Biden met with Santos just three days after the Colombian president won re-election in what was widely seen as an endorsement of talks to end the Western Hemisphere's last sizable armed conflict. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

    On Colombia visit, Biden lauds 'a nation transformed'

    Praising Colombia's efforts to improve human rights and end ongoing conflicts with armed rebels, Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Wednesday described the South American country as "a nation transformed" and vowed that the U.S. will work closely with newly re-elected Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.


  • A man reads a newspaper fronted with the news of the death of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in Aracataca, the town were he was born in Colombia's Caribbean coast, Friday, April 18, 2014. Garcia Marquez died in Mexico City on Thursday April 17. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

    Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels.


  • ALTERNATIVE CROP OF XLAT301 - FILE - This undated file photo of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is seen in an unknown location. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. (AP Photo/Hamilton, File)

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.


  • ALTERNATIVE CROP OF XLAT301 - FILE - This undated file photo of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is seen in an unknown location. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. (AP Photo/Hamilton, File)

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.


  • FILE - In this March 6, 2014 file photo, Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets fans and reporters outside his home on his 87th birthday in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. The author's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

    Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez dies at 87

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose intoxicating novels and short stories exposed millions outside Latin America to its passions, superstition, violence and social inequality, died at home in Mexico City on Thursday. He was 87.


  • In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, photo, Army Commander Gen. Juan Pablo Rodriguez, right, talks to Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, during a military ceremony in Bogota, Colombia. Santos announced that changes on the military chain of command will be decided Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, after the country's leading newsmagazine, Semana, reported on what it called widespread kickbacks in multimillion-dollar military contracts, and the publication online of an audio recording in which Gen. Leonardo Barrero, the armed forces chief, is heard verbally maligning prosecutors' investigations into the extrajudicial killings that have brought Colombia international reproach. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    Colombia's military chief fired in scandal

    Colombia's president fired his armed forces chief Tuesday for verbally maligning and suggesting action be taken against prosecutors investigating military officers accused in extrajudicial killings of civilians.


  • FILE - I this Nov. 17, 2007 file photo, Colombia's Radamel Falcao gestures on the ground after he was injured during a World Cup 2010 qualifying against Venezuela in Bogota, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007. Falcao was injured this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 during a French Cup game against Chasselay. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)

    Colombia president to visit Falcao after surgery

    The president of Colombia will visit Radamel Falcao, the South American country's main hope for the World Cup, after he undergoes surgery on Saturday in a Portuguese hospital on torn left knee ligaments.


  • Briefly: Marines kill 4 trying to rob drug boss’ body

    Mexican marines have slain four gunmen who apparently were trying to steal the body of a Zetas cartel chieftain killed by the military a day before in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.


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