Bogota, May 17 (IANS) Independiente Santa Fe defeated Gremio 1-0 and advanced to the quarter-finals of the Copa Libertadores. The result at El Campin stadium Thursday left the teams tied 2-2 on aggregate but the Colombian outfit progressed on away goals, reports Xinhua. Forward Wilder Medina broke the deadlock in the 79th minute by playing a one-two with Omar Perez before jinking past three defenders and firing a low shot past goalkeeper Dida
Apiay (Colombia), May 11 (IANS/EFE) Colombian authorities presented the country's first domestically produced flight simulator for training operators of unmanned drones. The simulator is the debut project to emerge from Colombia's Corporation for High Technology in Defense and involved collaboration between military and civilian engineers, Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon said in an event at Apiay airbase in the central province of Meta
Bogota, May 9 (IANS/EFE) Bogota's Circulo de la Moda opened with the sensual designs of Pepa Pombo and the exotic colors of Hernan Zajar, with the Colombian capital's annual fashion extravaganza showcasing trends in the national fashion industry and new talent. The three-day fashion event's theme this year is "Evolucion" (Evolution), and organizers hope to live up to the billing with an emphasis on "radical modernism"
Bogota, May 3 (IANS/EFE) The Bogota International Book Fair, whose guest of honour was Portugal this year, drew 18,000 more visitors than the 2012 edition, with total visitors hitting 433,000, organizers said. The 14-day fair, which closed its doors Wednesday, saw attendance rise 4.3 percent from the 415,000 visitors registered last year. Figures are not yet available on deal volume at the fair, but it is estimated that transactions exceeded the $20.4 million in business done last year.
Bogota, April 25 (IANS/EFE) The Colombian Senate Wednesday voted 51-17 to reject the same-sex marriage bill after debate on the measure was postponed twice. The Senate thus derailed the effort seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in the second of four debate sessions.
Bogota, April 12 (IANS/EFE) South African-born Nobel literature laureate J.M. Coetzee offered an impassioned critique of censorship during a seminar at the Universidad Central de Bogota. Drawing from the themes of his 1996 book, "Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship", the famously reticent 73-year-old author recounted personal experiences with censorship in apartheid South Africa
Monteria (Colombia), April 11 (IANS/EFE) President Juan Manuel Santos travelled to the northern province of Cordoba Wednesday to preside over the restoration of lands taken away from 60 peasant families by the founders of Colombia's murderous AUC militia movement. "Where murders reigned, the peasants return," Santos said to an enthusiastic ovation. "You who have suffered from violence like nobody else understand the significance of seizing these lands from the Castano clan," the president told a crowd of some 400 people in a rural area near Monteria.
Bogota (Colombia), April 10 (IANS) Independiente Santa Fe secured their passage to the Copa Liberatdores knockout phase with a 2-1 away victory over Deportes Tolima in an all-Colombian clash.
Bogota, April 2 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels criticised authorities for seeking to implicate the guerrillas in drug trafficking. "We of the FARC are revolutionaries, not drug traffickers," the high command of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia's Western Bloc said in a statement posted on the Internet
Bogota, March 27 (IANS) Colombian police have seized more than 7.7 tonnes of marijuana that allegedly belonged to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), reports Xinhua. Police found 158 packages which tested positive for cannabis in two trucks stopped at a toll booth Tuesday, authorities said. FARC rebels reportedly planned to distribute the marijuana in Colombia's capital