Fireworks Factory Catches Fire, Explodes, Knocks Guy on Ass

Jay Hathaway · 01/06/15 05:40PM

"One person sustained minor injuries and several roads were closed" in Granada, Colombia, the BBC reports, which is the BBC's way of saying "Holy fucking shit, a fireworks factory caught fire, setting off hundreds of fireworks at once in an explosion that knocked this local TV cameraman on his ass."

Another Secret War: CIA Killed FARC Leaders in Colombia

Max Rivlin-Nadler · 12/22/13 12:15PM

It's never been a secret that the United States has heavily funded and influenced the Colombian government's battle against FARC, which the U.S. believes to be a terrorist organization. What has been secret however, is just how far the CIA has gone in Colombia, which includes the targeted killings of FARC leaders.

Road Raging Driver Rams Into Taxi After Running Out of Patience

Neetzan Zimmerman · 09/16/13 03:11PM

An allegedly drunk driver whose path was being blocked by a taxi decided she was done being mildly inconvenienced and put her foot down — right on the gas pedal, ramming the vehicle at least twice before using her Mazda to push the cab out of the way.

How Apple Helps Fund a Bloody Colombian Rebel Army

Hamilton Nolan · 08/08/13 11:22AM

Tungsten is a mineral used in manufacturing everything from auto parts to pens to cell phones and computers. Some of the tungsten purchased by some of the world's most well-known companies is illegally mined and used to enrich FARC, a Colombian rebel army.

Allegations of Prostitution Misconduct in Colombia: 'Biggest Scandal in Secret Service History'

Louis Peitzman · 04/14/12 09:20AM

President Obama arrived in Colombia for the Summit of the Americas yesterday, but the Secret Service agents sent in advance of his arrival were M.I.A. That's because 12 agents were relieved of duty and sent home after allegations of misconduct involving prostitution. Former Washington Post reporter Ronald Kessler calls it "clearly the biggest scandal in Secret Service history."