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Colombia and Venezuela: The Border Dispute Over the Gulf

Posted on: Aug 30 2015 - 7:18am | #0
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  A long standing border dispute between Colombia and Venezuela over the area known as the Gulf of Venezuela, or Gulf of Coquibacoa, resurfaced when the recent decree of President Nicolás Maduro established this area as an “operating maritime and insular zone of integral defense.” On May 26, after the Guyanese government contracted ExxonMobil to look for offshore oil in an area that Caracas claims as its own, Maduro took measures to establish Venezuela’s sovereignty over several areas, including the aforementioned, through Decree 1.787. As a result, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, María Ángela Holguin, delivered a note of protest to the Venezuelan government regarding the decree’s implicit claim over the area, in...

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FARC defends Venezuela government in border crisis with Colombia

The FARC rebel group said Friday that it backed Venezuela’s government in the ongoing border dispute with neighboring Colombia and called for dialogue to overcome the tensions. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro shut the border crossings last week after a shootout between smugglers and troops wounded three soldiers. He later extended the closing indefinitely...

Posted on: Aug 29 2015 - 1:41pm | #0
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Medellin reports 133% increase in scopolamine use by robbers and rapists

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Medellin has seen a 133% increase in the number of victims who have been robbed with the drug scopolamine in 2015 compared to the same period last year, according to the police. Up until August 18 of this year, theft using scopolamine, also known as “Devil’s Breath”, has been used on 189 reported victims compared to 80 victims during the same period of 2014, according to General...

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Colombians Lead World In Emotions

Colombian soccer fans cheer for their team before the start of a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Paraguay in Barranquilla, Colombia, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

TODAY COLOMBIA – Latin Americans, with their fiery temperaments and spirit of joie de vivre, dominated the list of top countries in a new Gallup poll which surveyed citizens in 148 nations around the globe,...

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Sylvester Stallone: The next star to touch down in Colombia

Sylvester Stallone, is reported to be arriving in Colombia in the first weeks of November to film scenes for the fourth...


Colombians Lead World In Emotions

Posted on: Aug 27 2015 - 8:05am | Comments Off on Colombians Lead World In Emotions
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Colombian soccer fans cheer for their team before the start of a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Paraguay in Barranquilla, Colombia, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

TODAY COLOMBIA – Latin Americans, with their fiery temperaments and spirit of joie de vivre, dominated the list of top countries in a new Gallup poll which surveyed citizens in 148 nations around the globe, with Ecuador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Colombia and Costa Rica all making the top ten for laughter and tears. The survey, conducted throughout 2014, measured emotions by asking 1,000 people in each country whether they had experienced any of five positive and five negative emotions a lot the previous day. The five negative feelings were: anger, stress, sadness, physical pain and worry. The five positive experiences were: feeling well-rested; being treated with respect; enjoyment; smiling and laughing a lot; and learning or doing something...

5 police injured in clashes with southwest Colombia indigenous community

Colombia Reports Five police officers were injured in a clash over land rights with indigenous communities in the Cauca province in southwest Colombia. The officers are part of ESMAD, the mobile anti-disturbance squad frequently seen wearing equipment known as riot-gear. ESMAD has been charged with evicting members of the Nasa indigenous community, which took...

Posted on: Aug 26 2015 - 7:23pm | Comments Off on 5 police injured in clashes with southwest Colombia indigenous community
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Colombia’s No.2 pipeline back online after 67-day closure: Energy Minister

Posted on: Aug 26 2015 - 2:13pm | Comments Off on Colombia’s No.2 pipeline back online after 67-day closure: Energy Minister
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Colombia’s Caño Limon-Coveñas oil pipeline, the country’s second-biggest by volume, is functioning again after being offline for 67 days because of rebel attacks, Mines and Energy Minister Tomas Gonzalez said on Wednesday. State-run oil company Ecopetrol operates the 780 km (485 mile) pipeline, which has the capacity to transport 220,000 barrels of crude per day from the northeastern province of Arauca to the Caribbean coast. The stoppage was the pipeline’s longest since it began functioning in the 1980s. The government said this month that the halt was the primary reason the country did not reach its one million barrels per day production goal in July. “The pipeline is in service,” Gonzalez told journalists on Wednesday, adding...

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Sylvester Stallone: The next star to touch down in Colombia

Sylvester Stallone, is reported to be arriving in Colombia in the first weeks of November to film scenes for the fourth part of the American action series “The Expendables.” Arnold Schwarzenegger is reported to be accompanying Stallone on the visit. The “Rambo” star and Schwarzenegger, known for his character in “The Terminator”, will be the next...

Posted on: Aug 26 2015 - 9:03am | Comments Off on Sylvester Stallone: The next star to touch down in Colombia
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