By Mariela Rosario | 05/09/2011 - 14:00
The Colombian embassy just announced that the South American country will be featured prominently at the Smithsonian Institute's Folklife Festival this year. The exhibition, titled Colombia: The Nature of Culture, will celebrate both the natural beauty and bio-diversity of the country, as well as the rich cultures and traditions that make Colombia unique.
By Smriti Mundhra | 03/29/2011 - 17:29
It may be Bob Marley’s name that has become synonymous with dub and reggae, but—as filmmakers Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough know—his mentor Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is the true godfather of the movement. Now 70-something and living in Switzerland, Perry gets his close-up in The Upsetter, a feature documentary directed by Higbee and Lough and narrated by Benicio del Toro.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/29/2011 - 13:14
Shakira made her relationship with FC Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué official on Facebook today! The Colombian pop star posted a photo of her and the soccer star with a caption that read: "Les presento a mi sol. Shak" ["I introduce you to my sun. Shak"]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.