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Accused Colombian Cocaine Distributor, Known As ‘El Loco,’ Pleads Not Guilty

Daniel Barrera, 44, is charged with conspiracy to import narcotics, which can carry a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison, or a maximum of life in prison if he is convicted.

07/10/2013

Rep. Peter King (file / credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

King Refuses To Meet With Colombian Prostitute In Secret Service Scandal

Rep. Peter King said that a meeting with the woman, identified by her lawyer as Dania Londono Suarez, is “simply not necessary.”

05/14/2012

A general view of the Hotel Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia on April 15, 2012. US secret service agents who have been accused of misconduct amid a sex scandal had reportedly stayed at the Hotel Caribe before being sent back to the US. (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

NY Rep. King Calls Alleged Actions Of Secret Service Members ‘Irresponsible’

President Barack Obama says he expects the investigation of Secret Service misconduct in Colombia to be thorough and rigorous, and says he will “be angry” if the allegations turn out to be true.

04/16/2012

Russian Arms Dealer ‘Merchant Of Death’ Viktor Bout Convicted In NYC Federal Court

A shadowy Russian arms dealer was convicted Wednesday of seeking to make millions of dollars by selling heavy weaponry to a terror group so it could attack what prosecutors said he told his customers was a common enemy – U.S. forces helping the Colombian government.

11/02/2011

Viktor Bout (c) is escorted by DEA agents upon arrival in New York - Nov 16, 2010 (credit: AP Photo/Drug Enforcement Administration)

Jury Selection Begins In Accused Former Soviet Arms Dealer’s NYC Trial

Jury selection got off to a rocky start Tuesday in the arms sale trial of a former Soviet military officer known as the Merchant of Death when reporters were initially kept out of the federal courtroom.

10/11/2011

Handcuffs - File Photo

Teaneck Stabbing Suspect Arrested In Florida Before Escaping To Colombia

Customs agents in Florida arrested a suspect in a fatal New Jersey stabbing minutes before his flight took off for Colombia. Authorities found Pedro Guittierez had flown from JFK Airport to Orlando on Tuesday.

10/05/2011

24-year-old Edward Nino Hernandez, the World's Shortest Man, is seen in his home - Bogota, Colombia - Sep 5, 2010 - AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez

Colombian 24-Year-Old Is World’s Shortest Man

Edward Nino Hernandez is in many ways a typical 24-year-old Colombian male. He loves to dance reggaeton, dreams of owning a car, and wants to see the world.

09/07/2010