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Colombia sends note of protest to Venezuela over border trespass

Posted on: Oct 22 2014 - 7:00am | #0
In: News
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The note of protest was signed by Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín (File photo)

The note was delivered through the Colombian Embassy in Caracas TODAY COLOMBIA (El Universal) — The Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a note of protest to Venezuela upon the irregular entry of five officers of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) last weekend into the Colombian territory. However, no response from the Venezuelan authorities has been received yet. The note, signed by Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín, was delivered through the Colombian Embassy in Caracas, Colombian radio news station Caracol Radio informed. According to official sources, the Venezuelan officers entered the Norte de Santander Department inadvertently while engaged in operations at the Venezuelan municipality of Ureña, Táchira...

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‘Rastrojos’ threaten communities in western Colombia over illegal mine

Organized crime group “Los Rastrojos” has threatened to kill black and indigenous communities who have called on authorities to shut down an illegally-operated goldmine in the region. PROFILE: Los Rastrojos Following protests over an allegedly illegal goldmine ran by armed miners in the village of La Toma, Cauca, regional leaders called on authorities to...

Posted on: Oct 21 2014 - 6:13pm | #0
In: Colombia Reports, News
Today News
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Designer drug 2C-B increasingly popular in Colombia’s club scene: Report

The expensive designer drug 2C-B is quickly becoming popular in Colombia’s nightlife, where it reportedly has become the favorite...

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Santos meets with Netflix to discuss filming series in Colombia

President Juan Manuel Santos has met with the director of internet TV station Netflix to discuss ongoing Netflix productions in Colombia. The...

A SITP bus with an impressive number of passengers. (The man on the bench is displaying his solidarity with the bus strike.)
Posted on: Oct 21 2014 - 1:53pm | #0
In: Bogota, Inside Colombia, News
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Battle Over the Buses!

COLOMBIA NEWS – Thousands of private buses stayed home today in what could be the beginning of a battle over the future of the city’s public transportation. Mayor Petro...

Bogota enters 2nd day of bus strike

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A bus strike in the Colombian capital of Bogota has entered its second day, heavily affecting the outlying parts of the of city, according to local media.  Small private bus companies are striking against license plate restrictions which will limit the days they can work during the week, leaving residents in the southern and western sections of the nation’s capital with few options...

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Battle Over the Buses!

A SITP bus with an impressive number of passengers. (The man on the bench is displaying his solidarity with the bus strike.)

COLOMBIA NEWS – Thousands of private buses stayed home today in what could be the beginning of a battle over the future of the city’s public transportation. Mayor Petro wants to replace the city’s...

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Bogota enters 2nd day of bus strike

A bus strike in the Colombian capital of Bogota has entered its second day, heavily affecting the outlying parts of the...


Colombia to play USA in friendly: FIFA

Posted on: Oct 21 2014 - 1:13pm | #0
In: Colombia Reports
Today News
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Colombia will be playing the USA in a friendly match in London on November 14, global soccer federation FIFA announced on Wednesday. The FIFA announced the two countries will meet each other at the Craven Cottage stadium of London team Fulham. Colombia’s soccer federation did not confirm the game. According to newspaper El Espectador, it is expected to do so later on Tuesday. Both the USA and Colombia played the World Cup in Brazil last summer, but did not meet each other. The post Colombia to play USA in friendly: FIFA appeared first on Colombia News | Colombia Reports. ...

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State deputy kidnapped in northeast Colombia

A Conservative Party state deputy from the northeast of Colombia has been kidnapped, local media reported on Tuesday. Unknown assailants kidnapped Norte de Santander deputy Carlos Navarro Angarita on Monday evening when he was traveling to his home in Ocaña with his two children. The region where the politician was kidnapped is called Catatumbo and is one of Colombia’s...

Posted on: Oct 21 2014 - 8:08am | #0
In: Colombia Reports, News
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Cuba’s Raul Castro Calls for Collective Work Against Ebola

Posted on: Oct 20 2014 - 1:44pm | Comments Off
In: Latin America, News
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LATIN AMERICA  NEWS (Prensa Latina) – The way to avoid negative effects by the Ebola epidemic is the collective work in prevention, said today President of Cuba, Raul Castro, when opening the Special Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA).The Cuban Head of State suggested performing collective cooperation through the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to assist in the preparation of health personnel to develop comprehensive prevention measures, having Haiti as priority. He called the nations of North America to cooperate in this effort, and noted that the Cuban personnel who collaborate in Latin America and the Caribbean are willing to support, prevent, train and offer consultancy. We...

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Colombia Minister of Justice raises concerns about rise of synthetic drug use in Colombia

The Colombia Minister of Justice has stated that the rapid development of new synthetic drugs in Europe is concerning, as the use of so called designer drugs is higher in Colombia than in neighbouring countries. Minister of Justice Yesid Reyes raised the concerns after a meeting of a think-tank related related to increased use of synthetic drugs worldwide. Existing...

Posted on: Oct 20 2014 - 11:53am | Comments Off
In: Colombia Reports, News
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