Tag: Republic of Colombia

Colombia Discovers Two Historical Shipwrecks In The Caribbean

BOGOTA (Reuters) — Colombian naval officials conducting underwater monitoring of the long-sunken San Jose galleon have discovered two other historical shipwrecks nearby, President Ivan Duque said this week. The San Jose galleon, thought by historians to be carrying treasure that would be worth billions of dollars, sank in 1708 near Colombia’s Caribbean port of Cartagena. […]

United States and Colombia Conduct Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in Caribbean Sea

BOGATA — The Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) and the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Billings (LCS 15) conducted a bilateral anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training exercise in the Caribbean Sea with the Colombian navy, February 27-28. Minnesota and Billings were joined by Colombian navy submarine ARC Pijao (SSK 28), frigates ARC Independiente […]

Colombia Takes Steps Towards Recovering 200 Tons of Treasure From ‘Holy Grail’ of Shipwrecks

BOGATA — Colombia has taken a step toward recovering a long-lost Spanish wreck and its fabled riches, but it may be a rough ride as Spain and native Bolivians have also staked claims to the booty. Maritime experts consider the wreck of the San Jose to be the “holy grail” of Spanish colonial shipwrecks. Long the daydream […]

Fires In Colombia’s Amazon Spark Alarm Over Deforestation

BOGOTA — Intense fires in Colombia’s Amazon region so far this year point to rising deforestation by people clearing land for ranching and other uses, alarming environment groups, while officials also warned of pollution caused by smoke. The burning is occurring in Colombia’s so-called arc of deforestation in Caqueta, Meta and Guaviare provinces, where it […]

2 Colombians, 1 Ecuadorian Caught With 1,748 Pounds Of Cocaine On The High Seas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three South Americans caught with 1,748 pounds of cocaine on the high seas have been arrested near Colombia in the Caribbean, authorities said. Ignasio Espana, 30, and Jairo Riascos Preciado, 52, each of Columbia, and Nestor Vera Escalante, 41, of Ecuador were charged in a criminal complaint on Thursday with possession of […]

Colombians Who Crammed Cocaine In Their Coochies Prior To Flight Arrested

Colombian waddling powder: 2 women smuggling cocaine hidden in their genitals; they ‘walked strangely’ CARTAGENA — Two Colombian women have been caught smuggling cocaine hidden in their genitals after they were spotted “walking strangely.” The pair were caught at the Rafael Nunez International Airport in the city of Cartagena trying to board a flight to the […]

Colombia Becomes Weigh Station For 9,000 Migrants Heading To North America

BOGOTA — Some 9,000 migrants are stranded in a Caribbean municipality in Colombia amid a surge of people passing through on their way to north America following the re-opening of international borders post-lockdown, the Colombian migration agency said. The irregular migrants – who are mostly Haitians but also include Venezuelans and Cubans, as well as […]

USVI Women’s Basketball Team Looking To Rewrite Script On Colombian Team

SAN JUAN — When the USVI senior women’s basketball team squares off against Colombia at Coliseo Roberto Clemente in Puerto Rico at 12:10 p.m. on ESPN+, the current team will try to start a winning streak to erase three previous losses to their current opponent in Americup competition. It’s a rematch from the 2017 AmeriCup, […]