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Trash Collector Preserves 20,000 Books For Underprivileged Children In Colombia

A Colombian trash collector is an everyday superhero for children in his southern Bogotá neighborhood. While on shift in the capital’s wealthier parts, José Alberto…

A Gang Of Police Officers Injured In Bogota Explosion

At least 26 people were injured after an explosion near a bullring in the South American city of Bogota, Colombia. Police officers, who were prepping for…

Pope Francis Brings Rival Colombian Leaders Together To Discuss FARC Deal

Pope Francis attempted to plant the seed of peace between rival Colombian leaders on Friday (Dec. 16). President Juan Manuel Santos and his predecessor Álvaro Uribe…

Colombian Activist With Cerebral Palsy Is CNN’s Hero Of The Year

A doctor once predicted that Jeison Aristizábal would amount to nothing in life because of his physical disability. Now, the Colombian activist stands before the world…

Shakira’s Public School Is Named Best In All Of Colombia

Shakira has another win to bask in after taking song and record of the year honors at the 2016 Latin Grammys in November. Founded in Barranquilla in 2009, the…

Sing For The Moment: J Balvin Raises A Glass To Record Billion Views (Video)

Reggaeton extraordinaire J Balvin is a far cry from his mixtape days in Medellin, Colombia. After exploding onto the scene with “6 AM” featuring Puerto Rican artist…

Colombia President Pledges Nobel Peace Prize Money To Communities Affected By FARC

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday (Oct. 7), days after the nation’s voters shut down a peace deal with the Revolutionary…

Diane Guerrero Turns Her Immigration Story Into A CBS Drama

Diane Guerrero’s memoir In the Country We Love: My Family Divided is headed to the small screen. After putting pen to paper to detail how, as a teen, she was thrust into…

What Americans Might Not Understand About Colombia’s “No” To Peace

Earlier this week, Colombia voted “no” on the peace treaty negotiated with FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), a rebel organization that is 52 years-old and…