Colombia star Rodriguez not worried about facing Brazil

Jun 30, 2014

Colombia star Rodriguez not worried about facing Brazil

World Cup sensation James Rodriguez said that Colombia would feel “no pressure” against Brazil in the quarterfinals after inspiring his side to a 2-0 victory over Uruguay. The 22-year-old scored a contender for goal of the tournament with an exquisite volley in the 28th ...

Rodriguez fires Colombia by Uruguay, into last eight

Jun 29, 2014

Rodriguez fires Colombia by Uruguay, into last eight

A sensational display from James Rodriguez fired Colombia into the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time on Saturday with the attacking midfielder scoring twice in a 2-0 victory over Uruguay including a contender for goal of the tournament. Rodriguez became the World Cup’s ...

Colombia secures spot in second round of World Cup

Jun 20, 2014

Colombia secures spot in second round of World Cup

Starved of the World Cup action for 16 years, Colombia — and its fanatical traveling supporters — are certainly making the most of being back on soccer’s biggest stage. Driven on by a partisan pro-Colombian crowd that turned the Estadio Nacional into a sea ...

Santos re-elected Colombia president in peace vote

Jun 16, 2014

Santos re-elected Colombia president in peace vote

Juan Manuel Santos convincingly won re-election Sunday after Colombia’s tightest presidential contest in years, an endorsement of his 18-month-old peace talks to end the Western Hemisphere’s longest-running conflict. Santos defeated right-wing challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga with 53 percent of valid votes against 47 percent, ...

Colombia routs Greece to open first campaign in 16 years

Jun 15, 2014

Colombia routs Greece to open first campaign in 16 years

Colombia started its first World Cup campaign in 16 years in dazzling fashion, beating Greece 3-0 to open Group C on Saturday in front of a big, loud pro-Colombian crowd. Left back Pablo Armero opened the scoring in the fifth minute when his deflected ...

Jun 2, 2014

Korean FTA to erode automakers' share in Colombia

Japanese automakers may lose traction in Colombia as a free trade agreement between that country and South Korea takes effect. Under the FTA signed in December 2013, Colombia will incrementally reduce tariffs on automobiles imported from South Korea from 35 percent to zero within ...

Soccer-playing sheep in Colombia honor World Cup

Jun 2, 2014

Soccer-playing sheep in Colombia honor World Cup

It was not a baaad performance for Colombia’s wooly warriors. To celebrate the country’s return to the World Cup after a 16-year absence, artisans in the high Andean town of Nobsa put on what they billed as the first soccer match played by sheep ...

U.S. secretly helps Colombia kill rebel leaders

Dec 22, 2013

U.S. secretly helps Colombia kill rebel leaders

by Dana Priest

The 50-year-old Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), once considered the best-funded insurgency in the world, is at its smallest and most vulnerable state in decades, due in part to a CIA covert action program that has helped Colombian forces kill at least two ...

Security around Uribe tightened over murder plot

Nov 13, 2013

Security around Uribe tightened over murder plot

Colombia’s government said Tuesday it was tightening security after details emerged of a FARC rebel plot to murder ex-President Alvaro Uribe. The accusation comes as the present Colombian government is engaged in delicate peace talks with the rebels, and it was not immediately clear ...