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  • Colombian President Wets Pants During Re-election Campaign Speech

    03/19/2014 8:01:36 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03-19-2014 | Fox News
    It’s not often that a political candidate’s re-election campaign speech goes viral. But no doubt Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos would have liked the video of his speech over the weekend in the coastal city of Barranquilla to have gone viral because of the power of his message, or mesmerizing oratorical style, instead of The Spot. Video of the speech shows a spot appearing and spreading on Santos’ pants – which unfortunately were a light tan color – during his speech to supporters.
  • DEA agent killed in Colombia during apparent robbery attempt

    06/21/2013 10:11:55 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/21/13
    A DEA agent has died in an apparent robbery attempt in Colombia, U.S. Ambassador Michael McKinley said Friday. Colombian authorities said the American agent was stabbed four times.
  • ON CAMERA: Thief grabs woman’s cell phone, gets hit by bus

    05/26/2013 7:23:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Fox New York and ITN ^ | May 20, 2013
    A Colombian man attempting to snatch a woman's cell phone got a heavy dose of instant karma, and it was all caught on camera. According to ITN, the man walked by the woman, attempted to grab her purse and her cell phone and then fled out a bus terminal door…into the path of an oncoming bus.
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • More Secret Service agents will be fired in 'very near future' over Colombian prostitute scandal

    04/24/2012 5:48:34 AM PDT · by mulder1 · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/22/12 | Daily Mail reporter
    The head of the Homeland Security Committee has demanded answers from the secret service chief as to just how many agents were involved in the prostitution scandal as it appeared more will lose their jobs. Representative Peter King wanted the names of those Government employees embroiled in the incident. The episode came to light when a 24-year-old high-end escort fought with an agent who slept with her at a Colombian hotel but then refused to hand over the $800 fee they had agreed upon.
  • Colombian women on sex strike until road is paved

    06/25/2011 8:21:32 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 48 replies
    Channel 6 News ^ | June 24, 2011 | BNO News
    BOGOTA (BNO NEWS) -- Almost 300 hundred women in southwest Colombia vowed to withhold sex from their husbands until the government paves the connecting road into their village, Colombia Reports said on Friday. Dubbed the "strike of crossed legs," the women in the town of Barbacoas near the Pacific coast are trying to persuade their husbands to pressure local authorities to properly maintain the main road out of their village which stretches some 35 miles (56 kilometers) before reaching the nearest town. Many husbands of the women on strike, however, said that they would prefer that their wives engage in...
  • ...Capture of Three Members of Colombian Terrorist Group Charged with Hostage-Taking of U.S. Citizen

    12/07/2009 9:56:55 PM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 684+ views
    NewYork.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | December 4, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Capture of Three Members of Colombian Terrorist Group Charged with Hostage-Taking of U.S. Citizen PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, JOHN V. GILLIES, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the Miami Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") and MICHELE M. LEONHART, the Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA"), announced today the arrest of EDILBERTO BERRIO ORTIZ, a/k/a "El Gavilan," ALEJANDRO PALACIOS RENGIFO, a/k/a "El Gato," a/k/a "Yimi," and ANDERSON CHAMAPURO DOGIRAMA, a/k/a "El Tigre," a/k/a "Dairon," three members of the...
  • Advantage, Mr. Chávez -- Venezuelan caudillo puts the Obama administration on the defensive

    08/24/2009 7:14:35 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies · 480+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2009
    In the course of the past month, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has been exposed as a supplier of advanced weapons to a terrorist group that seeks to overthrow Colombia's democratic government. In his own country, he has shut down 32 independent radio stations. His rubber-stamp National Assembly has passed laws to gerrymander districts in next year's parliamentary elections and eliminate the autonomy of universities. Chávez has pledged to purchase dozens of tanks from Russia, and scheduled a trip to Tehran... So, naturally, Latin American leaders are planning a summit in Argentina this month to urgently confer about...an unremarkable U.S.-Colombian agreement...
  • Ignition for Colombian yucca car

    08/21/2009 7:40:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 487+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/21/09 | AFP
    CALI (AFP) – After a three-year slog Colombian scientists have revved up a car that runs on yucca-derived ethanol, spurring hopes that the Latin American staple could be transformed into an abundant fuel. Boffins at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) have adopted a commercial car to run on hydrated ethanol, based on yucca -- a carbohydrate-rich plant root that is also known as cassava or manioc. The vehicle has clocked up 700 kilometers (435 miles) without major hitches CIAT said. The tuber is more commonly found on plates in low-land and tropical regions of Latin America, where it...
  • Revelations of Heaven & Hell to 7 (Colombian) Youths [OPEN]

    07/11/2008 6:06:59 AM PDT · by Quix · 150 replies · 5,190+ views
    The international ministry "Light for the Nations" presents: Revelations of Heaven and Hell to 7 Youths Together as a group, these 7 Columbian youths were taken by Jesus Christ and shown Heaven and Hell. Hear their account of the Glories of Heaven and misery of Hell. Due to the recording, we could only record 6 testimonies, Originally transcribed from Spanish Audio, Illustrations/Pictures were added later, and were not part of the testimony, Translation help by Claudia Alejandra Elguezabal -Heaven- [Youtube.com Video] http://www.minluznaciones.org --Hell—[translations listed at the link] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --- (1st Testimony, Esau) --- 2 Corinthians 12:2 : I know a...
  • Colombian paramilitary member appears in US court

    05/18/2008 11:45:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 60+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/18/08 | Juan A. Luzano - ap
    HOUSTON - A member of a right-wing paramilitary group who was extradited from Colombia made his first appearance in Houston federal court Friday on a charge he participated in a $25 million arms-for-cocaine deal. Diego Alberto Ruiz Arroyave was one of 14 right-wing paramilitaries nabbed in a surprise pre-dawn operation this week and brought to the United States to face charges of supporting a terrorist organization and drug trafficking. Many of the others made their court appearances earlier in New York, Washington, Miami and Tampa, Fla. During a brief court hearing, Ruiz appeared before a federal magistrate judge on a...
  • Chavez: Colombian rebels free 2 hostages (former captives are being flown out of jungle)

    01/10/2008 8:56:37 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 81+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/10/08 | Toby Muse - ap
    SAN JOSE DE GUAVIARE, Colombia - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said two women held hostage by Colombian rebels for more than six years were freed Thursday, saying he spoke with the former captives by phone and they were being flown out of the jungle. Clara Rojas, an aide to former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, and former Colombian congresswoman Consuelo Gonzalez would arrive in Venezuela in the afternoon, Chavez said. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below. SAN JOSE DE GUAVIARE, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan helicopters landed in southern Colombia...
  • VIDEO - Drug smugglers shot down over Amazon jungle

    06/21/2007 7:43:02 AM PDT · by Freeport · 24 replies · 1,200+ views
    www.flightglobal.com ^ | 21/06/07 | Barbara Cockburn
    This video shows drug smugglers being shot down over the Colombian Amazon jungle. The Colombian air force had been trailing the drug smugglers in an Embraer Super Tucano, which is used to patrol borders, among other missions. The video presents a coordination between English speaking and Spanish speaking crews during the interception.
  • 5 Colombian congressmen arrested (including the brother of the foreign minister)

    02/16/2007 10:50:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 203+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/07 | Carlos Gonzales - ap
    BOGOTA, Colombia - Five Colombian congressmen, including the brother of the foreign minister, were arrested in a widening scandal linking the country's political class and far-right militias drew closer to the president, local media reported. It was the latest wave of arrests of lawmakers arising from a Supreme Court investigation into collusion between politicians and the militias, who are responsible for some of the worst massacres of Colombia's five-decade civil conflict and a sizable portion of its cocaine trade. Previously, other politicians have been charged with funding the paramilitaries and ordering murders during the civil conflict. Colombian media reported late...
  • Cardinal Warns About Colombia Abortion

    08/30/2006 3:19:02 PM PDT · by Stone Mountain · 98 replies · 1,418+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 30, 2006 | Associated Press
    Cardinal Warns About Colombia Abortion BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A leading cardinal said the Vatican will excommunicate the doctors who performed Colombia's first legal abortion on an 11-year old girl who allegedly was raped by her stepfather. Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Family, made the announcement in an interview with RCN television Tuesday. ''Every Christian Catholic who submits to an abortion, whether it be directly or indirectly, will be excommunicated,'' Lopez said. It was not immediately clear if he also was referring to the girl and her family. [... cut to excerpt] The...
  • Colombian Voters Lead Backlash Against Revolution From The Left

    05/27/2006 5:26:18 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 575+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-28-2006 | John Webster - Sophie Arie
    Colombian voters lead backlash against revolution from the Left By John Webster in Bogota and Sophie Arie (Filed: 28/05/2006) Colombian voters will thwart the grand plan of Venezuela's Left-wing and populist leader, Hugo Chavez, to spread revolucion throughout the region if, as looks probable, they re-elect a loyal ally of George W Bush as president in elections today. Two other big Latin American countries are likely to follow suit in coming months. Alvaro Uribe, the son of a wealthy landowner who has campaigned vigorously against Colombia's drugs trade, is expected to win a clear majority today. Conservative candidates in Peru...
  • Colombian Army Discovers Huge Cocaine Lab

    09/20/2005 8:03:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 625+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/20/05 | Fernando Vergara - ap
    MARIPI, Colombia - Colombian troops raided a sprawling clandestine drug laboratory run by a paramilitary group that was capable of producing 10 tons of cocaine a month, officials said Tuesday. "This is the biggest cocaine processing factory we've found this year, it contained a large quantity of chemicals used to process the drugs," Gen. Gustavo Matamoros, commander of the army's 5th Division, told The Associated Press. In a separate operation, the military announced Tuesday that it had seized six tons of marijuana allegedly belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, the country's main leftist rebel group. The...
  • Colombian senator says cocaine dealers in congress

    08/25/2005 10:12:11 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 663+ views
    BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian congressmen are not only using cocaine but buying it in the Congress building, a senior Colombian senator said on Wednesday. "I know names of people who distribute cocaine here in Congress," Sen. Edgar Artunduaga told local RCN television. "There are important officials who distribute and senators and representatives who consume," said Artunduaga, who is deputy speaker of the Senate. Colombia is the world's largest producer of cocaine but the government has received more than $3 billion in mainly military U.S. aid since 2000 to stamp out the drug trade so Artunduaga's remarks are likely to...
  • Colombian possibly tied to FARC arrested

    08/24/2005 8:44:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 264+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/24/05 | AP
    SAO PAULO, Brazil - Brazilian police arrested a Colombian man Wednesday accused of being an unofficial ambassador for Colombia's largest rebel group. The arrest of Francisco Antonio Cadena Collazzos came at the request of the Colombian government so he can be extradited to Colombia, officials said. A police statement said that Cadenas is accused in Colombia of homicide for terrorist purposes and links to the leftist rebel group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. Cadena has long acted as the FARC's spokesman to Brazil, and had been arrested once before in Sept. 2000 after his visa had expired and...
  • Feds charge heroin ring operated inside embattled city department (Chicago)

    06/08/2005 1:56:18 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 12 replies · 970+ views
    ABC 7 chicago ^ | June 8, 2005 | AP
    Eight men and women, including two employees of Chicago's scandal-plagued city water department, were arrested Wednesday as federal investigators rolled up what they described as one branch of a Colombian drug-trafficking operation. The water department itself, already awash in charges of bribery and other political corruption, was not charged with being part of the heroin distribution ring. But investigators did find that department workers "were engaging in this kind of conduct during weekdays, during workdays, when they should not have been," U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald said at a news conference. Federal officials said the ongoing investigation got under way...
  • Fan dies at Colombian soccer match

    05/12/2005 3:30:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 532+ views
    Slam! Sports ^ | Thu, May 12, 2005 | AP
    BOGOTA (AP) - Rival fans clashed at a domestic soccer match in the Colombian capital late Wednesday, killing one person and wounding 23. Edison Andres Garzon died of injuries sustained during the riots that erupted after America de Cali defeated Santa Fe 5-2 in a Colombian first division game, firefighters said. Garzon, 20, was struck in the head and his body thrown over a balcony in Bogota's El Campin stadium, Garzon's cousin, Andrea Hernandez, told local radio. Most of the wounded were treated on the spot. The violence started when up to 100 Santa Fe fans angry over the referee's...
  • US: Two-ton cocaine load shipped under Saudi prince's protection

    03/11/2005 7:10:47 PM PST · by conservativecorner · 17 replies · 1,151+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | March 11, 2005 | CATHERINE WILSON
    MIAMI -- Federal prosecutors are tying a Saudi prince with diplomatic immunity to a 2-ton Colombian cocaine smuggling run from Venezuela to Paris on his personal aircraft and $10 million in artwork seized by drug agents pursuing the prince's ex-girlfriend. In opening statements Tuesday, the defense responded that the government's case is built on the word of an enormously successful Colombian drug dealer who "duped" everyone by laundering drug money from behind bars while cooperating with federal agents. Doris Mangeri Salazar, the ex-girlfriend and a Coral Gables real estate agent, and Ivan Lopez Vanegas, who was extradited from Colombia, are...
  • Feliz Año Nuevo, Mi Colombia Querida

    01/01/2005 7:29:00 PM PST · by stevejackson · 14 replies · 1,264+ views
    Leftist “militants” ushered in the new year in Colombia in true form: Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) murdered 17 peasants, including 6 women and 4 children, who were gathered to celebrate New Year’s Eve. When I say “true form,” I mean FARC was practicing the art that the extreme left has mastered, perhaps invented: terrorism. On this New Year’s Eve, the FARC was proving it believes the “end justifies the means,” as it is the grotesque, disfigured child of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and, yes, even Hitler -- remember, he was a National Socialist (Nazi). FARC is...
  • Medellin, Mujahedin in the Balkans

    06/18/2004 4:19:40 PM PDT · by Balkanalysis · 4 replies · 253+ views
    Balkanalysis.com ^ | 19 June 2004 | Balkanalysis.com
    Dear FR list members: Here is a link to today's article, which starts from the recent news that the Colombian mafia has infiltrated the Balkans to mention several telling examples of how the globalizing mafia cooperates with terrorists, weapons dealers, etc, in the Balkans and beyond- and the powerlessness of even the all-powerful US to stop it. The article begins thus: "...As if organized crime wasn’t already pervasive enough in the Balkans, we now have the news that Colombian drug lords have established a beachhead in the region for their exports to Eastern European mafias. Channel News Asia today quoted...
  • Rumsfeld To Resume US Air Missions In Colombian Drug Trade Crackdown

    08/19/2003 2:52:27 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 323+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 8-20-2003 | Andrew Gumbel
    Rumsfeld to resume US air missions in Colombian drug trade crackdown By Andrew Gumbel 20 August 2003 The United States is resuming drug-interception flights over Colombia after a two-year hiatus, possibly signalling a desire by the Bush administration to become more heavily involved in the Colombian government's military crackdown on drug dealers and left-wing guerrilla rebels. The resumption of the flights, jointly operated by the US and Colombia and known by their military codename Airbridge Denial, was announced by Donald Rumsfeld, the US Defence Secretary, who was in Bogota on a trip widely seen as an indication of greater US...
  • Colombian rebels admit holding 3 American hostages

    02/22/2003 8:38:35 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 263+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/22/03 | Michael Easterbrook - AP
    <p>BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Leftist rebels said for the first time Saturday they are holding three Americans hostage, claiming to have shot down their plane over southern Colombia. The guerrillas on Saturday demanded the Colombian military halt operations in their area in return for the Americans' safety.</p>