Flooding and mudslides in central Colombia have killed at least 11 people, the Red Cross said Wednesday, causing alarm in a country still recovering from mudslides that killed hundreds.
Locals light candles at the “Jardines de la Aurora” cemetery in Cali, department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on December 7, 2016, during the celebration of the Day of the Candles — one of the most important religious holidays in Colombia which marks the beginning of the Christmas holidays.
LA UNION, Colombia (AP) — A chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team to the biggest match in its history crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, killing 71 people and leaving six survivors, officials said Tuesday.
More than 20 years after drug lord Pablo Escobar died in a gunfight with police, a strange legacy survives him: his pet hippos. Escobar bought four hippos from a zoo in California and flew them to his ranch in the early 1980s. Left to themselves on his Napoles Estate, they bred to become supposedly the biggest wild hippo herd outside Africa — a local curiosity and a hazard. Estimates put them at about 35 in the area nowadays.
Oscar Vasquez Morales, 44, weighs about 880 pounds and is considered the fattest man in Colombia. He is expected to lose 660 pounds in the next three or four years after to a medical procedure.
Animal Defenders International organized the largest airlift of lions ever this week, flying 33 former circus lions from Peru and Colombia to a sanctuary in South Africa. The lions will spend their golden years at the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in Vaalwater, South Africa.
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