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Colombia: Country in the northwestern part of South America
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country in the north of South America, with territories in North America. Colombia is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, the northwest by Panama, the south by Ecuador and Peru, the east by Venezuela, the southeast by Brazil, and the west by the Pacific Ocean. It comprises 32 departments and the Capital District of Bogotá, the country's largest city.

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Bogota: Clashes over police brutality continue in Colombia [Video]

Bogota: Clashes over police brutality continue in Colombia

Anger in Colombia as police kills a man for breaking coronavirus restrictions. Protesters say brutality is systemic.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published
US Secretary of State urges Venezuelan president to leave office [Video]

US Secretary of State urges Venezuelan president to leave office

Mike Pompeo delivered his unequivocal message while visiting Suriname, Guyana, Brazil and Colombia.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:14Published
Colombia protests: Bogota mayor calls for reconciliation [Video]

Colombia protests: Bogota mayor calls for reconciliation

Why the mayor of Colombia's capital is calling for reconciliation with protesters.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:16Published
Colombia police brutality: Protests rage for third day in Bogota [Video]

Colombia police brutality: Protests rage for third day in Bogota

The two days of violent demonstrations killed at least 13 people.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published
Police killing sparks riots across Colombia that leave seven dead [Video]

Police killing sparks riots across Colombia that leave seven dead

Video of the police abuse went viral sparking unrest across the country with more than 150 civilians and police injured.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published
Colombia eases restrictions, but a happy public ignores rules [Video]

Colombia eases restrictions, but a happy public ignores rules

Country eases coronavirus restrictions as peak passes, but crowds in public spaces raise fears of a new spike.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published
DJ Erick Morillo Known For 'I Like To Move It' Has Died At 49 [Video]

DJ Erick Morillo Known For 'I Like To Move It' Has Died At 49

DJ Erick Morillo has died according to Miami Beach Police. According to CNN, the popular DJ was found dead at his Florida home on Tuesday morning. The Colombia-born artist had a huge influence on house..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
Colombia lifts restrictions as COVID-19 cases stabilise [Video]

Colombia lifts restrictions as COVID-19 cases stabilise

Colombia lifts months-long travel ban and allows restaurants to reopen, as it eases one of Latin America's longest coronavirus lockdowns.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published
Colombian priest holds mass in drive-in Cinema [Video]

Colombian priest holds mass in drive-in Cinema

Quarantine restrictions have not been lifted in Colombia after almost five months of stay-at-home orders.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Colombia: 17 youth dead in attacks by armed groups in 24 hours [Video]

Colombia: 17 youth dead in attacks by armed groups in 24 hours

A spike in violence in Colombia's countryside raises questions over the country's fragile peace.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:06Published
Colombia tribunal: Former rebels testify to recruiting minors [Video]

Colombia tribunal: Former rebels testify to recruiting minors

Addressing the issue of forced recruitment of children into conflict, Colombia opens a tribunal to help come to terms with the past.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published
Colombia economic slump: Fears 20 years of gains could be erased [Video]

Colombia economic slump: Fears 20 years of gains could be erased

Many shops that have reopened since the beginning of July are struggling to get back into gear.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published
Colombia’s ex-president Alvaro Uribe tests positive for COVID-19 [Video]

Colombia’s ex-president Alvaro Uribe tests positive for COVID-19

Colombia's former president gets more bad news, just a day after he was placed under house arrest over an investigation into witness tampering.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published
Colombia top court places ex-President Uribe under house arrest [Video]

Colombia top court places ex-President Uribe under house arrest

Supreme Court's ruling is the first ever in Colombia ordering the detention of a former president.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

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Everton are hopeful of completing an ambitious deal worth more than £20m for Real Madrid and Colombia forward James Rodriguez by the end of the week.
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