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Country in the northwestern part of South America

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Colombia: Country in the northwestern part of South America
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country largely situated in the north of South America, with land and territories in North America. Colombia is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, the northwest by Panama, the south by both Ecuador and Peru, the east by Venezuela, the southeast by Brazil, and the west by the Pacific. It comprises thirty-two departments, with the capital in Bogotá.

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Colombia must allow rebel dissidents to demobilize: Human Rights Watch

Colombia must allow FARC rebel dissidents to demobilize and join reintegration efforts if it wants to tackle armed groups operating along its border with Venezuela, rights group Human Rights Watch..
Reuters - Published

Police clash with some protesters in renewal of Colombia demonstrations

Colombian police clashed with small numbers of protesters and some public transport infrastructure was damaged in Bogota on Tuesday after a renewal of demonstrations.
Reuters - Published

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Hundreds protest tax reforms in Colombia [Video]Hundreds protest tax reforms in Colombia

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Bogota on Tuesday to call on Colombian President Ivan Duque to abandon plans for tax reform.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published


Pompeo looking forward to meeting Venezuela's Guaido [Video]Pompeo looking forward to meeting Venezuela's Guaido

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday he looks forward to meeting with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Monday in Bogota at a regional counter-terrorism conference. Freddie..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:20Published

Frost linked to climate change pressures Colombian farmers [Video]Frost linked to climate change pressures Colombian farmers

Early frosts connected to climate change in Colombia's high-altitude Andean areas are laying waste to farm pastures and crops. Roger Fortuna has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Colombia foils plot to kill former FARC leader [Video]Colombia foils plot to kill former FARC leader

Police in Colombia say they have thwarted an assassination attempt on the former leader of the FARC rebel group. Acting on a tip, they killed two suspects plotting an attack on Rodrigo Londono, better..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Colombia police under pressure over protest crackdown [Video]Colombia police under pressure over protest crackdown

One student has died and dozens of people have been blinded after riot police fire rubber bullets at protesters during national strike.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

For migrant children in Mexico, a mobile classroom comes to them [Video]For migrant children in Mexico, a mobile classroom comes to them

Migrant children at the Tijuana border find hope aboard the Yes We Can World Foundation mobile classroom, designed to provide bilingual education and help children deal with their emotions, while their..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:25Published

Family of Pablo Escobar to sell new smartphone [Video]Family of Pablo Escobar to sell new smartphone

Esocbar Inc. is hoping to use the worldwide fame of the family's name to sell a foldable smartphone, which they say will hit markets in January 2020. Chris Dignam has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:33Published

Colombia Protests: Anger over president's economic plan [Video]Colombia Protests: Anger over president's economic plan

University students and union members keep leading strike but as days go by larger sectors of society have been championing protest and its demands.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Top Countries Uber Users Visited In 2019 [Video]Top Countries Uber Users Visited In 2019

Business Insider reports that Uber compiled "A look back at 2019" report. Using its own data, the report included a list of 15 countries Americans used Uber in, while traveling internationally. From..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

Venezuelan migrants caught in crossfire of Colombia protests [Video]Venezuelan migrants caught in crossfire of Colombia protests

ctivists say incidents of racism and xenophobia against Venezuelans in Colombia have increased over the past 10 days.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

'Enough is enough': Protests continue into 7th day in Colombia [Video]'Enough is enough': Protests continue into 7th day in Colombia

Anti-government demonstrations continue as protesters commemorate the death of a teenager killed by a police projectile

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

Colombia protests : protesters demand tax, labor and pension law changes [Video]Colombia protests : protesters demand tax, labor and pension law changes

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 06:02Published

Colombia protests: Clashes break out after inconclusive talks between protesters, govt [Video]Colombia protests: Clashes break out after inconclusive talks between protesters, govt

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:38Published

Homemade explosive detonates in Colombia protests [Video]Homemade explosive detonates in Colombia protests

A police officer was seriously injured when a homemade explosive device detonated near his head during protests in Colombian on Tuesday. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

 

Colombia asks U.S., E.U. to include FARC dissidents on terrorist lists

Colombia is asking the United States, the European Union and other countries to include dissidents from the former FARC rebels on their lists of terrorist organizations, the foreign ministry said on..
Reuters - Published

Colombia seeking deals with protest leaders, but some demands 'unconstitutional'

Colombia's government is willing to discuss the country's problems with leaders of demonstrations against the social and economic policies of President Ivan Duque, but some protest demands are..
Reuters - Published

Much work remains in Colombia's fight against coca cultivation, Pompeo says

Much remains to be done in Colombia's fight against cultivation of coca, the base ingredient in cocaine, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a visit to Bogota on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Venezuela's Guaido defies ban to arrive in Bogota, due to meet Pompeo on Monday

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido arrived in Colombia on Sunday, defying a court-imposed travel ban, and is set to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday when both will attend..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo looks forward to meeting with Venezuela's Guaido in Colombia

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday he looks forward to meeting with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Monday in Bogota at a regional counter-terrorism conference.
Reuters - Published

Venezuela's Guaido to meet with Pompeo in Colombia on Monday: sources

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido will meet on Monday in Bogota with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a regional counter-terrorism meeting, according to two people close to Guaido.
Reuters - Published

'You can quit': Colombian cocaine farmers' message to UK user

Two Colombian producers tell a British cocaine user they wouldn't take it as they know what's in it.
BBC News - Published

Colombia protests to intensify this year, union leader says

Protests against the social and economic policies of Colombian President Ivan Duque will restart with more intensity this year, a top union leader said.
Reuters - Published

Coca eradication best way to fight violence in Colombia, Duque says

The eradication of Colombia's plantations of coca, the raw material for cocaine, is the best way to protect peace efforts and fight the drug trafficking that fuels violence in the South American..
Reuters - Published

More than 300 human rights activists were killed in 2019, report reveals

more than 300 human rights activists were killed in 2019, report reveals
Colombia was the bloodiest nation with 103 murders and the Philippines was second, followed by Brazil, Honduras and Mexico More than 300 human rights defenders working to protect the environment, free..
WorldNews - Published

Armed conflict in Colombia could heat up in 2020: peace mediator

Armed conflict in Colombia could heat up in 2020 and there could even be bombings in cities if dissidents from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) follow through with plans to pressure..
Reuters - Published

Colombia foils plot to kill former FARC leader

colombia foils plot to kill former farc leader
Police in Colombia say they have thwarted an assassination attempt on the former leader of the FARC rebel group. Acting on a tip, they killed two suspects plotting an attack on Rodrigo Londono, better..
WorldNews - Published

Colombia foils attempt to assassinate ex-Farc leader Timochenko

Police said they killed two would-be assassins who were about to target ex-rebel chief Timochenko.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Lawsuit forces Uber to stop operating in Colombia

lawsuit forces uber to stop operating in colombia
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Uber said Friday it will stop operating in Colombia following stiff opposition from taxi drivers’ unions and a lawsuit that said the ride-sharing app was breaking local..
WorldNews - Published

Colombia eradicates record amount of coca fields last year, president says

Colombia, a top source of coca, the base ingredient in cocaine, eradicated more than 100,000 hectares (247,000 acres) of the crop last year, President Ivan Duque said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Two strong quakes shake central Colombia, no damage reported

Two strong earthquakes, of magnitude 6.2 and magnitude 5.7, struck central Colombia on Tuesday, the Colombian Geological Service said, but there were no immediate reports of any injuries or major..
Reuters - Published

Wider Image: Portraits from the frontlines of global protests

Protests swept the globe in 2019, with millions of people taking to the streets from Catalonia to Colombia, Haiti to Hong Kong.
Reuters - Published

Fall of a heavyweight? Colombia's ex-president Uribe faces charges in Supreme Court

Colombia's former president Alvaro Uribe once enjoyed sky-high support for the way he dealt with the country's FARC guerrillas. But a decade on from his presidency, it's a very different story, with..
France 24 - Published

Today in History for December 17th

Wright brothers conduct the first successful manned, powered flight of the airplane. U.S. test-fires the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile; Simon Bolivar dies in Colombia; television's Tiny Tim..
USATODAY.com - Published

Colombian police force two young protesters into unmarked cars

Videos posted online show police officers forcing two young protesters into unmarked cars while demonstrations were taking place in Bogota on December 10. The videos have caused quite a scandal in..
France 24 - Published

Colombia peace court exhumes bodies in extrajudicial killings case

Colombia's special justice tribunal has begun to exhume bodies from a grave in the country's northwest as part of an investigation into as many as 50 possible extrajudicial killings allegedly committed..
Reuters - Published

Mythical creatures appear in MedellĂ­n

Hundreds of artists dressed as creatures from myth and legend parade through the Colombian city.
BBC News - Published

In Colombia, ex-guerrilla fighters walk the runway for peace

Colombian models strutted the runway on Monday in the capital Bogotá.
France 24 - Published

Colombian government, unions renew talks but no agreement reached

Union leaders and Colombian government representatives met on Thursday for the second time this week but failed to reach an agreement to end protests against President Ivan Duque's economic and social..
Reuters - Published

Polish officials seize 2 tonnes of cocaine from Colombia: PM

Polish officials have seized two tonnes of cocaine from Colombia worth around 2 billion zlotys ($510 million), Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Third general strike in Colombia keeps pressure on Duque government

third general strike in colombia keeps pressure on duque government
Thousands of protesters took part in anti-government demonstrations in Colombia’s capital Bogota and other cities Wednesday during the country’s third general strike in two weeks. Strike leaders..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24

Ten of thousands of protesters mark third national strike in Colombia

Colombian unions and student groups marked a third national strike on Wednesday with marches, chants and dancing, ahead of additional dialogue between protest leaders and the government over President..
Reuters - Published

Marches begin to mark Colombia's third national strike

Colombian unions and student groups are holding a third national strike on Wednesday amid fraught talks between protest leaders and the government over President Ivan Duque's social and economic..
Reuters - Published

Colombian unions, student groups to hold third national strike

Colombian unions and student groups plan a third national strike on Wednesday amid fraught talks between protest leaders and the government over President Ivan Duque's social and economic policies.
Reuters - Published

Talks between Colombia strike committee, government end without advances

Talks between the Colombian government and the unions and student organizations that are planning major protests this week ended without advances on Tuesday, as the country prepares for its third..
Reuters - Published

Employee of French defense company Thales killed in Bogota

An employee of French defense electronics company Thales was killed in Bogota, Colombia, on Monday, the company said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Accused drug kingpin linked to David Ortiz shooting arrested

Cesar Emilio Peralta was taken into custody in Colombia Monday.
CBS News - Published

Colombia union rejects government call to halt strike, insists on dialogue

A major Colombian union that is backing a third national strike in as many weeks against the social and economic policies of President Ivan Duque on Tuesday rejected a request to call off the protest..
Reuters - Published

Colombian government asks strikers to call off protest, offers more dialogue

Colombia's government on Monday asked unions and student organizations that are set to hold a third national strike in as many weeks on Wednesday to cancel the protest and agreed to union demands to..
Reuters - Published

Protests in Colombia spark backlash against Venezuelan migrants

Daniels Herrera kept quiet on his long walk home from work following violent protests in the Colombian capital Bogota last week, fearful his Venezuelan accent would give him away.
Reuters - Published

Colombia: videos show night of police violence in one Bogotá neighbourhood

Police officers hit people, smashed windows and fired shots in the middle of the street in the Policarpa neighbourhood in Bogotá on the evening of November 21, a day of national strikes. The accounts..
France 24 - Published

Union calls another Colombia strike as protest turnout falls

Reduced groups of protesters are expected to gather in the Colombian capital Bogota on Thursday to mark an eighth day of anti-government protests in the Andean country, as a major union called for an..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela's Guaido fired his ambassador in Colombia, oil union chief quits

venezuela's guaido fired his ambassador in colombia, oil union chief quits
Former Venezuela's Colombia ambassador Humberto Calderon Berti. By Argus CARACAS Petroleumworld 11 28 2019 Another prominent figure in Venezuela's US-backed parallel administration has abruptly..
WorldNews - Published

Colombians protest against government, US backs Bogota

colombians protest against government, us backs bogota
Thousands of Colombians have flocked to the streets in the country’s capital during a second nationwide strike against the government’s economic reforms, corruption, and police violence. Colombian..
WorldNews - Published

Colombians march in second national strike in less than a week in wake of slain protester

Colombian unions and student groups held their second national strike in less than a week on Wednesday to honor a dead demonstrator and protest rumored government economic plans, corruption and police..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

U.S. stands by Colombia government during protests, Pompeo tells Duque

Colombia's government has the support of the United States as it faces public protests and marches against rumored economic plans, corruption and police violence, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo..
Reuters - Published

Reggaeton star posts tribute to teen killed in Colombia protests

Dilan Cruz, 18, who was set to graduate next week from high school, was killed when he was hit by a projectile fired by Colombian riot police
CBS News - Published

Colombia strike begins as week of protests rolls on

Colombian unions and student groups held their second national strike in less than week on Wednesday in honor of a dead demonstrator and to protest rumored government economic plans, corruption and..
Reuters - Published

Protests put Colombia's Duque in the hotseat on tax reform

Widespread street protests in Colombia are likely to force embattled President Ivan Duque to make major changes to his tax reform proposal if he wants to pass the bill before a year-end deadline.
Reuters - Published

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