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Colombia: Country in South America
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a sovereign state largely situated in the northwest of South America, with territories in Central America. Colombia shares a border to the northwest with Panama, to the east with Venezuela and Brazil and to the south with Ecuador and Peru. It shares its maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Colombia is a unitary, constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments, with the capital in Bogota.

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South American Leaders Launch New PROSUR Alliance

south american leaders launch new prosur alliance
A group of South American leaders met in the Chilean capital of Santiago to form a new bloc which will be open to any country which wants to collaborate on solving regional problems, according to The..
WorldNews - Published

At least nine killed in explosion amid protest in Colombia

At least nine people were killed and four injured in an unexplained explosion on Thursday in an indigenous area in Colombia's mountainous southwest, local authorities said.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Colombia

South And North Korea Seek To Host Women's World Cup [Video]South And North Korea Seek To Host Women's World Cup

According to CNN, enthusiasm, and interest is beginning to stir surrounding the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. South Korea and North Korea have expressed a common interest in jointly bidding to host the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Colombia war crimes: Mass protests in support of special tribunal [Video]Colombia war crimes: Mass protests in support of special tribunal

Anger is growing over the Colombian president's attempts to make changes to a special tribunal set up to investigate war crimes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Colombian Rebels Become Growing Threat Amidst Venezuelan Crisis [Video]Colombian Rebels Become Growing Threat Amidst Venezuelan Crisis

According to Reuters, in attempts by the United States to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the U.S. military is beginning to focus on the strengthening of Colombian rebels on both sides of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

Colombian Duque's Bid to Change Peace Deal Rattles Sabers [Video]Colombian Duque's Bid to Change Peace Deal Rattles Sabers

According to Reuters, President Ivan Duque’s call for changes to key peace legislation has prompted former rebels to warn he has put Colombia on the path to war. However, with his government on a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Colombia: March in favour of FARC peace accord [Video]Colombia: March in favour of FARC peace accord

Opposition in Colombia accuses president of breaching the constitution, as he tries to change the peace deal with FARC.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published

Protesters At Venezuela-Colombia Border [Video]Protesters At Venezuela-Colombia Border

According to Business Insider, "A month after two people died and 300 were injured in clashes at the Colombia-Venezuela border, a report from The New York Times suggests that a protester was likely..

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Fourteen killed in Colombia plane crash [Video]Fourteen killed in Colombia plane crash

Fourteen people were killed in a plane crash in the Colombian plains province of Meta on Saturday (March 09), the country's civil aviation agency said. No reporter narration.

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Thousands protest on International Women's Day in Buenos Aires [Video]Thousands protest on International Women's Day in Buenos Aires

Thousands of women took to the streets of Buenos Aires on International Women's Day calling for an end to femicides. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Venezuela shuts schools, businesses during blackout [Video]Venezuela shuts schools, businesses during blackout

Venezuela shut schools and suspended working hours on Friday after the capital Caracas and other major cities awoke without electricity for a second day due to a problem that struck the South American..

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US aid for Venezuela arrives in Colombia at Guaido's request [Video]US aid for Venezuela arrives in Colombia at Guaido's request

The shipment now moves into the hands of the Colombian government, until it can be safely transported into Venezuela.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

Venezuela children take risky trips to Colombia for school [Video]Venezuela children take risky trips to Colombia for school

With border crossings closed thousands of Venezuelan children journey into neighboring Colombia to attend school.

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Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Safely Returns to Venezuela [Video]Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Safely Returns to Venezuela

Guaidó violated a travel ban when he left Venezuela, and international watchers didn't know what would happen when he tried to return.

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A defiant Guaido returns home to Venezuela [Video]A defiant Guaido returns home to Venezuela

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido arrived at Caracas’ airport on Monday after flouting a court-imposed travel ban by touring Latin American countries to boost support for his campaign to oust..

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Opposition Leader Juan Guaido Mobbed By Supporters At Airport In Venezuela [Video]Opposition Leader Juan Guaido Mobbed By Supporters At Airport In Venezuela

(CNN)Venezuela's self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó returned to the country on Monday, risking arrest for violating a travel ban in his bid to oust the embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas..

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Guaido begins journey home from Ecuador [Video]Guaido begins journey home from Ecuador

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido left on Sunday from the Ecuadorian coastal town of Salinas after announcing his intention to return home to lead new protests against President Nicolas Maduro,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:37Published

Venezuelan Soldiers Defect To Colombia [Video]Venezuelan Soldiers Defect To Colombia

According to CNN, Venezuelan soldiers are giving themselves over to Colombian immigration officials. This comes after Venezuelan opposition protesters tried to force humanitarian aid into the country...

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Desperate Venezuelans cross Tachira River to survive [Video]Desperate Venezuelans cross Tachira River to survive

Despite the closure of a bridge between Venezuela and Colombia, Venezuelans are finding alternative ways of moving freely across the border.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published

Washington Increases Pressure On Maduro As Guaido Tours South America [Video]Washington Increases Pressure On Maduro As Guaido Tours South America

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the United States announced sanctions on Venezuelan officials who blocked a humanitarian aid convoy last week, while opposition leader Juan Guaido toured..

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Venezuelans cross into Colombia despite border closure [Video]Venezuelans cross into Colombia despite border closure

Desperate Venezuelans are circumventing the official entry points to flee from their country's economic and political crises.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

U.S.-Venezuelan Standoff Untenable, But No Clear Way Forward [Video]U.S.-Venezuelan Standoff Untenable, But No Clear Way Forward

As both sides of the Venezuelan crisis entrench themselves in a standoff — the U.S. is running out of options for ways to resolve it.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:46Published

Russia Accuses U.S. Of Preparing A Military Invasion Of Venezuela [Video]Russia Accuses U.S. Of Preparing A Military Invasion Of Venezuela

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, a top Russian security official accused Washington of deploying forces in Puerto Rico and Colombia in preparation for a military intervention in Venezuela..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:06Published

Venezuela's Guaido To Begin Exercising Duties [Video]Venezuela's Guaido To Begin Exercising Duties

CNN reports Venezuela's self-declared interim president Juan Guaido says he will exercise his "duties as president" as soon as he returns to Venezuela from Colombia where he met Monday with US Vice..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Shakira Faces Tax Fraud Accusations In Spain [Video]Shakira Faces Tax Fraud Accusations In Spain

Reuters reports Colombian singer Shakira has been called to appear in a Spanish court on June 12 to face accusations of failing to pay $16.5 million in tax .A court statement dated Jan. 22 summoning..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Russia: U.S. Preparing Military Intervention In Venezuela [Video]Russia: U.S. Preparing Military Intervention In Venezuela

Reuters A top Russian security official on Tuesday accused the United States of deploying forces in Puerto Rico and Colombia in preparation for a military intervention in Venezuela to topple Moscow’s..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Shakira to face Spanish court over tax fraud on June 12 [Video]Shakira to face Spanish court over tax fraud on June 12

The Colombian singer is accused of failing to pay 14.5 million euros ($16.5 million) in tax. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

 

Colombia Says 1,000 Venezuelan Troops Have Fled Across Border

colombia says 1,000 venezuelan troops have fled across border
After eight years in Venezuela's National Guard, Lt. Juan Carlos Mora fled to Colombia last month, denounced President Nicolás Maduro and declared his support for Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader..
WorldNews - Published

Jhon Viáfara: Ex-Premier League footballer in drug trafficking arrest

jhon viáfara: ex-premier league footballer in drug trafficking arrest
Jhon Viáfara could be extradited from Colombia to the United States, prosecutors say.
BBC News - Published

Colombia court says cannot yet rule on possible changes to peace law

Colombia's constitutional court said on Wednesday it cannot rule on whether potential changes to legislation that implements a peace deal with Marxist rebels are constitutional until after they are..
Reuters - Published

Ex Colombia soccer star arrested for drug shipments

Former Southampton and Portsmouth midfielder Jhon Viafara has been arrested in his native Colombia on a U.S. drug warrant
USATODAY.com - Published

David Ospina: Brain injury charity 'deeply shocked and appalled' at football's flouting of concussion rules

david ospina: brain injury charity 'deeply shocked and appalled' at football's flouting of concussion rules
Football has been accused of failing to take concussion seriously by a brain injury charity after Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina collapsed during a match on Sunday. Ospina, on loan at the Italian club..
WorldNews - Published

U.S.-sanctioned Venezuelan defects to Colombia, slams Maduro

(Reuters) - A Venezuelan general under sanction by the United States denounced the government of President Nicolas Maduro on Monday as "inept and corrupt" after fleeing for neighbouring..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

More Than 1,000 Venezuelan Security Forces Crossed Over Into Colombia Since February

more than 1,000 venezuelan security forces crossed over into colombia since february
Colombian authorities said 1,000 members of the Venezuelan security forces fled to Colombia since February, according to NBC News. Bogota said many of the soldiers gave up their weapon and uniforms..
WorldNews - Published

Colombia FARC fighters who committed rape were shot: party leader

BOGOTA (Reuters) - FARC rebels who committed rape during Colombia's more than five decades of conflict were shot as punishment, the group's leader said on Monday, denying sexual abuse by fighters was..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Exclusive: As Venezuela crisis deepens, U.S. sharpens focus on Colombia rebel threat

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the United States makes its biggest diplomatic push in Latin America in years to try to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the U.S. military is zeroing..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Full interview of Sen. Tim Kaine on "Face the Nation"

"Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan spoke with Sen. Tim Kaine for the show's March 17, 2019 broadcast. The Virginia Democrat had been visiting the Colombia-Venezuela border.*
CBS News - Published

Egan Bernal wins Paris-Nice race after lively final stage

Team Sky rider Egan Bernal won the Paris-Nice weeklong race for his most prestigious title so far after resisting a bold offensive from fellow Colombian Nairo Quintana in Sunday's final stage
USATODAY.com - Published

Kaine says Trump's rhetoric "emboldens" white nationalists

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, joins Margaret Brennan from the Colombian border to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and the massacre in New Zealand.
CBS News - Published

Colombian Duque's bid to change peace deal rattles sabers, but war unlikely

President Ivan Duque's call for changes to key peace legislation has prompted former rebels to warn he has put Colombia on the path to war, but with his government on a weak footing in Congress, major..
Reuters - Published

Military intervention not an answer for Venezuela: Colombia president tells paper

A military intervention in Venezuela is not the way to resolve the crisis in the country, Colombia's President Ivan Duque said in an interview in Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore published on Friday.
Reuters - Published

In Venezuela, not even the dollar is immune to effects of hyperinflation

In San Antonio del Tachira, like scores of Venezuelan towns near the border with Colombia, if you want to buy food or medicine it is no use amassing huge piles of bolivar currency. You need Colombian..
Reuters - Published

Colombia bans Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes from its airspace

colombia bans boeing 737 max 8 planes from its airspace
Colombia's civil aviation authority said on Wednesday it would not allow Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 planes to fly into its airspace after the grounding of the aircraft by several nations, while the cause of..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

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