Shakira and President Santos
Shakira & Quincy Jones Join Colombian President Santos to Raise Money for Flood Victims
By Irasema Romero | 03/17/2011 - 12:30

Shakira is working on a special television program with producer Quincy Jones to raise funds for the 2.4 million victims left homeless after what many are saying has been Colombia’s worst rain season in decades.

Last Friday in Bogota, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos publicly thanked the Barranquilla native for her involvement in helping the country after harsh winter rains caused flooding and mudslides, killing more than 250 people.


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Shakira & Gerard Pique
Gerard Piqué Finally Admits: "I'm in Love"
By Mariela Rosario | 03/15/2011 - 08:45

Looks like the cat is finally out of the bag! After Colombian tabloid Caras published an undeniable photo of Shakira and Gerard Piqué sharing a passionate kiss, the FC Barcelona star was bombarded with questions about their relationship at a press conference for the Mango mens line he reps, H.E.


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Get Your Dancing Shoes! Carnival is Here!
Get Your Dancing Shoes! Carnival is Here!
By Grace Bastidas | 03/07/2011 - 14:00

Carnival kicked off this weekend, which means it’s time to let loose before Lent rolls around. Not that you have to be Catholic to indulge in a little church-sanctioned debauchery. Hedonists of all stripes can party at celebrations all across Latin America. Just pick your destination.

Barranquilla, Colombia


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Sofia Vergara Talks Colombian Christmas with David Letterman
By Mariela Rosario | 12/22/2010 - 15:15

On last night's Late Night with David Letterman, the talk show host tried to make a joke about being afraid to travel to Colombia for fear of being kidnapped and Sofia Vergara was quick on her toes, snapping, "They don't even know who you are over there!"

Watch Sofia appeal for international donations to help rebuild to communities that have been victim to the terrible flooding along the coastline in her home country, before she hysterically shuts Letterman down.

 


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Torrential Downpours in Colombia
174 People Killed in Torrential Downpours in Colombia
By Mariela Rosario | 12/06/2010 - 16:00

Torrential downpours in Colombia caused a landslide in the suburbs of Medellín over the weekend and hundreds are feared missing or dead.

The La Niña weather phenomenon is thought to be the cause of the extreme weather. In recent months around 170 people have been killed due to rains and floods. The rain has wreaked devastation across the north western region of Colombia, affecting over 1.5 million people.


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Exclusive: Chocquibtown’s First Stateside Interview After Winning Latin Grammy
By Grace Bastidas | 11/15/2010 - 08:45

Talk about never forgetting where you came from. Last Thursday, hip-hop trio Chocquibtown nabbed a Latin Grammy for Best Alternative Song for “De Donde Vengo Yo,” a track honoring their hometown of Quibdo on Colombia’s Pacific coast. They celebrated the win by performing the song in front of a packed audience at the awards show, letting everyone know that where they come from “things aren’t easy but we still survive.” We got a chance to talk to female emcee Goyo and here’s what she had to say:


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Ingrid Betancourt & Her Ex-Husband's Fighting Films
Ingrid Betancourt & her Ex-Husband's Fighting Films
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/26/2010 - 12:30

Ingrid Betancourt may be the most famous kidnap victim in recent memory, so it’s probably no surprise that the colombiana’s story is the subject of dueling projects in Hollywood. At stake: Betancourt’s legacy, which has taken a beating lately after she sued the Colombian government for her pain and suffering (despite the fact that they rescued her), and backed out after a deluge of negative PR.


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Ingrid Betancourt Responds to Critics: "I wasn't going to accept being treated like an object"
By Mariela Rosario | 09/23/2010 - 17:15

Oprah Winfrey hosted famous Colombian hostage and former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt on her talk show this week and the interview was riveting. Betancourt speaks about how we she was able to survive for so long in the jungle and what happened when she tried to escape not one, not twice, but four times from the FARC's captivity.


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Aterciopelados Get Animated for Their Latest Video
By Grace Bastidas | 09/07/2010 - 14:15

Colombian rockeros Aterciopelados have never shied away from commenting on political and social issues through their music. The band’s latest video tackles the immigration debate with lyrics and images. The clip is for the song "Bandera," which was recorded for the 2008 album Rio but might as well have been written with Arizona's controversial SB1070 legislation in mind.

"Who are you?/ Where were you born?/ Therefore you can’t enter this country," sings vocalist Andrea Echeverri.


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Sofia Vergara & Gordon Ramsay Argue Over Dulce de Leche
By Mariela Rosario | 08/05/2010 - 17:00

Sofia Vergara visited The Tonight Show yesterday and in place of her usual gift of Colombian coffee for host Jay Leno, she brought some homestyle dulce de leche.

Unfortunately, Gordon Ramsay was the other guest that night and after Vergara graciously offered the notoriously cranky chef a taste of the Latin specialty, he spit it out!  To which Sofia rightfully responded, "¡Ven, pero este tipo no respeta!"

Watch the interaction below and tell us what you think.


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