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Bogotá: Capital of Colombia
Bogotá, officially Bogotá, Distrito Capital, abbreviated Bogotá, D.C., and formerly known as Santa Fe de Bogotá between 1991 and 2000, is the capital and largest city of Colombia, administered as the Capital District, as well as the capital of the department of Cundinamarca. Bogotá is a territorial entity of the first order, with the same administrative status as the departments of Colombia. It is the political, economic, administrative and industrial center of the country.

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

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

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Curfew imposed in Bogotá, Colombia amid violent anti-government protests [Video]Curfew imposed in Bogotá, Colombia amid violent anti-government protests

Curfew imposed in Bogotá, Colombia amid violent anti-government protests

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:05Published

Colombians across the country protest Duque gov't. [Video]Colombians across the country protest Duque gov't.

At a time of unrest in several South American countries, Colombian unions and student groups marched in Bogota and other cities on Thursday to insist that Colombian President Ivan Duque's government..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Colombia’s capital Bogotá elects first woman mayor [Video]Colombia’s capital Bogotá elects first woman mayor

Left-wing Claudia Lopez is known for her straight-talking approach and commitment to fighting corruption.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

 

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

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

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

Colombia protesters march in honor of injured teenager

Hundreds of people marched in the Colombian capital, Bogota, on Sunday, in honor of a gravely injured teenage demonstrator, on the fourth day of protests in the Andean country that began with a..
Reuters - Published

Protests roll on for third day in Colombian capital

Protests continued in Colombia for a third day on Saturday, as a group of hundreds of demonstrators was dispersed by tear gas, following an overnight curfew and isolated looting in the capital Bogota.
Reuters - Published

Three Colombia police killed in bombing after thousands gather for renewed protests

three colombia police killed in bombing after thousands gather for renewed protests
BOGOTA - Three police were killed in a bomb blast late on Friday at a police station in Colombia, after thousands gathered for renewed protests and sporadic looting erupted in the capital Bogota. A..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Deadly bomb blast at Colombian police station as protestors defy curfew

Three police were killed in a bomb blast late on Friday at a police station in Colombia, after thousands gathered for renewed protests and sporadic looting erupted in the capital Bogota.
France 24 - Published

Thousands gather for renewed Colombia protests, curfew called in Bogota

Thousands of Colombians gathered for renewed protests on Friday and sporadic looting erupted in several parts of the capital Bogota, after mass marches on Thursday ended in three deaths.
Reuters - Published

Colombia protests: Curfew covers all Bogotá amid fresh protests

Tear gas is used to disperse protesters marching against the government of President Iván Duque.
BBC News - Published

Authorities impose curfew in capital of Colombia, deploy 20k police against protesters

authorities impose curfew in capital of colombia, deploy 20k police against protesters
The mayor of Bogota has imposed an overnight curfew on Bosa, Kennedy and Ciudad Bolivar – three districts in the Colombian capital – and deployed 20,000 uniformed police to “establish order” as..
WorldNews - Published

Thousands gather for renewed Colombia protests, 3 dead after Thursday marches

Colombians gathered for renewed protests on Friday as sporadic looting took place in several parts of the capital Bogota, after mass marches on Thursday ended in three deaths.
Reuters - Published

General strike as thousands protest Colombia's govt

general strike as thousands protest colombia's govt
Tens of thousands of Colombians took to the streets of the capital Bogota on Thursday amid a general strike to protest the policies of President Ivan Duque's right-wing government. There were reports..
WorldNews - Published

Claudia Lopez: Colombia elects gay woman as mayor of Bogota

claudia lopez: colombia elects gay woman as mayor of bogota
Claudia Lopez, a gay politician who advertises herself as "incorruptible", has become the first woman to be elected mayor of Colombia's capital, Bogotá. The 49-year-old centre-left candidate had won..
WorldNews - Published

Colombia's capital Bogota elects first female mayor

Claudia Lopez, a symbol of the fight against corruption in Colombia, on Sunday became the first woman to be elected mayor of the capital Bogota.
France 24 - Published

Bogota elects first woman mayor in Colombia regional vote

Voters in Colombia's capital Bogota elected a woman as mayor for the first time on Sunday in local and regional contests marked in some places by violence against candidates and the power of political..
Reuters - Published

7 dead, 3 injured in Colombia plane crash

7 dead, 3 injured in colombia plane crash
Bogota: At least seven people were killed and another three injured when a small plane crashed in southwestern Colombia on Sunday, a...
WorldNews - Published

Venezuela launches military exercises, warns Colombia

venezuela launches military exercises, warns colombia
Venezuelan President Maduro has accused Colombia of plotting his overthrow, while Bogota said Venezuela harbors and backs rogue rebel fighters. The US offered Colombia its "full support" against any..
WorldNews - Published

Women entrepreneurs play 'critical role' in Colombia's economy, peace: Ivanka Trump

Women entrepreneurs are playing a "critical role" in Colombia's economic development and its transition to peace, White House adviser Ivanka Trump said on Tuesday during a visit to Bogota.
Reuters - Published

U.S. opens Venezuelan diplomatic office in Colombian capital

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday opened a representative office for Venezuela in Bogota, Colombia, and said it will continue its opposition to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and support for..
Reuters - Published

Colombia Says International Aid Funding For Venezuelan Migrants Is Too Low

colombia says international aid funding for venezuelan migrants is too low
Colombia's foreign minister said international donations have been insufficient to help support the hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans migrants compared to refugee crises around the world on..
WorldNews - Published

US sanctions Venezuela President Maduro's stepsons for alleged food corruption

us sanctions venezuela president maduro's stepsons for alleged food corruption
BOGOTA, Colombia — The U.S. on Thursday imposed sanctions on three stepsons of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, accusing them of forming part of a sophisticated scheme that stole hundreds of..
WorldNews - Published

Convicted money launderer arrives in Colombia from U.S.

A Colombian man convicted by the United States of laundering drug trafficking proceeds returned to Bogota on Tuesday to serve additional jail time under a pyramid scheme conviction.
Reuters - Published

FARC Leader Calls On Colombia To Protect Former Rebels

farc leader calls on colombia to protect former rebels
The leader of Colombia's former FARC rebels sent an open letter to President Ivan Duque calling on Bogota to end the "systemic murder" of former fighters after two were killed this past month,..
WorldNews - Published

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