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    Colombia’s tourism industry benefits from peace deal

    After the deal was signed in 2016, Colombia has had an inflow increase of 14.5 % compared to 2015 The peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas helped Colombia consolidate itself as a top tourist destination. It is evidenced by the increase in the number of foreign visitors, according to the Industry, Business, and Tourism minister […] More

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    Colombians Have Good Reason to be Skeptical of FARC Disarmament

    Colombia’s longstanding guerrilla group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) participated in a symbolic disarmament in the Mesetas region of the country’s Meta department, southeast of Bogota. This region is one of the epicenters of the group’s criminal activity, where ferocious armed attacks have been carried out against local residents and military and police […] More

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    Colombian militants have a new plan for the country, and it’s called ‘insurgent feminism’

    TODAY COLOMBIA – When Victoria Sandino, a long-time fighter in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), joined the guerrilla organisation’s peace talks with her country’s government in 2014, she never imagined that she and her comrades would end up launching a new women’s movement. It’s called “insurgent feminism”, and, while still nascent, this philosophy […] More

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    Colombia Wants to Tax Bitcoin despite Declaring It Illegal

    TODAY COLOMBIA – In recent months, Colombia has experienced a growing interest in Bitcoin, the virtual currency that currently costs US $2,524 per coin. That high price has caused investors in the country to start paying even closer attention to the “cryto”-net, but Bitcoin is not without its controversies. Many investors have claimed the currency […] More

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    Colombian guerrillas disarm, starting their risky return to civilian life

    This article, originally published on April 5 2017 with the headline “For Colombian rebels, a risky shift from armed revolt to party politics”, has been updated to reflect the latest developments in Colombia’s peace process. As of today, the Colombian Armed Revolutionary Forces are armed no more. After missing the initial May 31 deadline to […] More

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    Disarmament of Latin America’s Oldest Civil Conflict Close To A Complete End

    TODAY COLOMBIA – Colombia’s leftist The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC ) rebel force formally completed its disarmament process on Monday to end half a century of war against the state, the United Nations (UN) said. UN monitors “today have the entirety of the FARC’s registered individual arms stored away,” except for some that were exempted […] More

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    Boat Sinks in Colombia After Capsizing, At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Missing

    TODAY COLOMBIA – A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Medellin. At least six people dead and 31 missing, officials reported. Rescuers including firefighters from nearby cities and air force pilots searched for survivors at the Guatape reservoir where El Almirante ferry sank. […] More

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    Eight Arrested in Bogota Shopping Mall Bombing

    The City Paper Bogota reports four men and four women were detained in the Centro Andino shopping mall bombing in Bogota on June 17 bombing in which three women were killed and nine injured. The arrested in the town of El Espinal, Tolima, are ndividuals affiliated with a new urban militia group known as Movimiento […] More

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    More Venezuelans Flee to Colombia As Situation Worsens

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) Six men and women rise from worn, flattened mattresses as the first hint of dawn stretches over a Colombian neighborhood known as “Little Mene Grande,” named after the warm, Venezuelan city where so many recent arrivals are from. The women do their makeup in front of a mirror hanging from the security […] More

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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 […] More

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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, […] More

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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 […] More

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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 […] More

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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 […] More

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