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    Colombia’s peso at 7-month high as global oil prices tumble

    The Colombian peso lost 7 months of gains against the U.S. dollar, Tuesday, trading above the 3,000 peso benchmark as increased supply by several key oil producing nations hammered crude futures. Currencies of leading oil exporting nations led currency declines across Latin America with the Colombian peso slipping 2.2% to its lowest point in 2017 […]

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    Colombia Authorities Release Composites of Suspects in Bogota Mall Bombing

    The explosion that rocked the Centro Andino shopping center in Bogotá, Saturday, killing three women and injuring 11 has security forces in Colombia searching for clues to arrest persons implicated in the terror attack. The bomb placed in the women’s bathroom on the eve of Father’s Day detonated at 5:10pm forcing the evacuation of shops, […]

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    Three Theories on Bogota Bombing

    TODAY COLOMBIA (BOGOTA) Investigators are looking at three theories in connection with the bombing that killed three women, including a 23-year-old French citizen, in Bogota, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Sunday. “The investigating team has three basic hypotheses and I’m not going to mention them so as not to harm the investigation,” said […]

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    Bogotá Bombing Kills Three People And Leaves Nine Wounded

    TODAY COLOMBIA – Three people died, and nine were injured in a bomb explosion occurred on Saturday in a women’s bathroom in Centro Comercial Andino, a shopping mall in the northern part of the Colombian capital Bogotá. Right after the bombing, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos canceled a state visit to Portugal to take charge […]

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    Two Dutch journalists kidnapped in Colombia by ELN rebels

    TODAY COLOMBIA – Two Dutchmen were kidnapped in the northeast of Colombia on Monday, the country’s ombudsman announced. According to local media, the victims were journalists. The Ombudsman’s Office tweeted that the reported journalists were “retained” in El Tarra, a municipality in the mainly lawless region of Catatumbo, Norte de Santander in the northeast of […]

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    How many jobs does fashion generate in Colombia?

    The fashion industry continues growing at an unstoppable speed. Increasingly companies are betting on the fabric and clothing business in Latin America According to Fashion United, the global apparel market is valued at 3 trillion dollars and accounts for 2% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In Colombia, the textile-clothing sector has more than […]

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    Los Tres Maridos: Three Men Marry in Colombia

    Three gay men in Colombia have announced they have been recognized legally as the first “polyamorous family” in the country. Same-sex marriages were legalised in Colombia last year. A notary in Colombia’s second-largest city Medellin granted full legitimacy to a marital union between three men, the first such arrangement to be recognized in the South […]

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    Colombian surgeon rebuilds acid victims’ lives

    TODAY COLOMBIA – Angeles Borda ignored the cat calls as she walked past the building site. But she couldn’t ignore the nitric acid that her tormentor then threw in her face. A decade on she is still disfigured. But help is at hand. In Colombia, said by authorities to be one of the countries worst […]

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    Colombia’s Muslims celebrate Ramadan

    TODAY COLOMBIA – The holy month of Ramadan has not been ignored in Colombia, especially in the capital Bogota. Like millions around the world, Bogota’s Muslims are also fasting from sunrise to sunset. Every evening, members of Bogota’s small but growing Muslim community come together to break their fast. Catholicism is the dominant religion in […]

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    FARC Accuses Colombian Government of ‘Repeatedly Breaking’ Peace Accord

    The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) accused the Colombian government Sunday of “repeatedly breaking” various terms of their peace deal, and threatened to delay the Marxist rebels’ demobilization. “In face of government’s repeated failure to comply with the Peace Agreement, the FARC is going to seek international monitoring,” rebel leader Rodrigo Londoño, also known […]

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    Colombia peace deal faces tough challenges

    In Colombia, a peace process between Colombia’s Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) and the government is about to hit a milestone. On Monday, the FARC rebel group is due to hand over their arms stockpile to the United Nations. That will mark a decisive step in the historic peace deal that has brought an end to […]

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    Colombian rebels turn to parenting

    During the 52-year war, rebel women FARC fighters were obliged to use birth control. Those who became pregnant were made to leave their babies with family members, or even forced to terminate their pregnancy. As Colombia transitions out of its 50-year civil war, dozens of guerrilla fighters are dropping their guns to become parents. Under […]

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    Colombian Peasants Turn Away from Coca

    LAHT.com – BRICEÑO, Colombia – The time has come for peasants here in what was once reputed to be the most heavily mined municipality in Colombia to abandon coca cultivation and put behind them the era of living in fear of stepping on an explosive device, a community elder told EFE. Gerardo Antonio Vera Jaramillo, […]

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