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Colombia hopes to share Garcia Marquez remains

A wreath decorates the entrance to the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum, at the house were he was born in Aracataca, Colombia, Friday, April 18, 2014. Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez died at the age of 87 in Mexico City on April 17, 2014. AP

The final resting place for the ashes of Gabriel Garcia Marquez remains unclear. It could be Mexico where he lived for decades or his native Colombia. Perhaps even both.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Mixed feelings for Gabriel Garcia Marquez in hometown

Friends surround Melquin Merchan, an 18-year-old painter from Aracataca, as he paints a portrait of Gabriel Garcia Marquez in front of the house where the Nobel laureate was born in Aracataca, Colombia, Friday, April 18, 2014. Garcia Marquez died at the age of 87 in Mexico City on Thursday. AP

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

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Presidents, celebrities mourn writer Garcia Marquez

(FILE) Literature Nobel Prize Colombian Gabriel Garcia Marquez, gestures upon arriving at the University of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico, on November 23, 2007. Garcia Marquez, the author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude", died on April 17, 2014 in Mexico City at the age of 87, Mexican and Colombian media reported.   AFP

Presidents, writers and celebrities mourned the death of Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Thursday, bidding farewell to the 87-year-old giant of Latin American literature.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A couple takes a photo of a portrait of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in front of the Casa de la Moneda Museum in downtown Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Garcia Marquez died in Mexico City on Thursday. The author was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism. (AP Photo/Diana Sanchez)

“A thousand years of loneliness and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time!” — Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nobel writer Garcia Marquez hospitalized in Mexico

Gabriel Garcia Marquez AP FILE PHOTO

Colombia’s Nobel-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the 87-year-old author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” was hospitalized Thursday for undisclosed reasons in Mexico City, a health ministry official said.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5 die as helicopter crashes in Colombia

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Colombia’s army says a private helicopter on a mission for the military has crashed in the country’s northwest, killing all five people aboard.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Colombian president says he will run again

In this Nov. 6, 2013 file photo, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos speaks during a graduation ceremony for police cadets in Bogota, Colombia. Santos announced on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 that he will run for reelection in 2014. AP

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he will run for re-election.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bomb attack partially derails train in Colombia

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Assailants in northern Colombia triggered a blast that derailed part of a coal freight train, the Cerrejon company said Wednesday, the second such recent strike.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

11 missing in Colombia building collapse – officials

Rescue workers look at the remains of a building that collapsed late Saturday, in Medellin, Colombia, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Medellin disaster preparedness chief Jaime Enrique Gomez says they're trying to rescue 11 people missing in the collapse of a high-rise building and they still hold out hope of finding all alive following the Saturday night collapse in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods of Medellin, Colombia's second-largest city. AP/Luis Benavides

A new 21-story apartment building collapsed in the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving 11 workers missing in the rubble, authorities said Sunday.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

3 Americans, Panamanian killed in Colombia air crash

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An aircraft used by the US government to monitor drug trafficking routes crashed Sunday in northern Colombia, killing three Americans and a Panamanian, the US military said Sunday.

Posted: October 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US-backed drug flight crashes in Colombia; 4 dead

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A plane carrying five Americans and a Panamanian on an anti-drug mission crashed Saturday in a remote, jungle region in northern Colombia, killing four of the occupants and injuring the other two.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thieves steal $3 million in gold and platinum in Colombia

A boy stands behind a sign that says "We buy gold and platinum" in downtown Tado Choco department, Colombia on July 8, 2010. AFP FILE PHOTO

Gunmen, including three in police uniform, stole $3 million in gold and platinum on Wednesday from a warehouse in Medellin, northwestern Colombia, police said.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

6.5-magnitude quake reported in Colombia

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled northwestern Colombia Tuesday but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, authorities said.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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