U.S. Lawmakers do damage control after Trump rips President Duque

(McClatchy) Florida lawmakers went into damage control mode after President Donald Trump attacked Colombian President Ivan Duque during an off-the-cuff comment about closing the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday. Trump said Duque, the U.S.’s most important...

Colombia could become a target of retaliation

Intervention in Venezuela would also destabilise its closest neighbour and endanger the peace process. Following are questions asked by conducted by Claudia Detsch in the article by Kristina Birke Daniels, who heads the office...

Historic Mega-Concert on Colombian-Venezuelan Border

British billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Richard Branson is spearheading a unique and historic concert on the Venezuelan-Colombian border, in conjunction with the beginning of the delivery of international humanitarian aid to mitigate the shortages...

VOA Latin America Interviews Ivan Duque

Colombian President Ivan Duque, interviewed Saturday by VOA's Latin America Division, discussed the battle against the National Liberation Army in Venezuela and strengthening his country's ties with Washington. Question: So, Mr. President, with a new...

PriceSmart Declares Dividend, Announces Expansion

PriceSmart declared a US$0.70 per share dividend at the company's 2019 annual meeting of stockholders held on January 30, 2019, in San Diego. A $0.35 per share is payable on February 28, 2019, to stockholders...

Colombia Military Kills Dissident Militant Leader

Colombia’s military says it has killed a militant leader who refused to adhere to a peace accord his rebel group and the government agreed to in 2016. “Today in a seamless operation the criminal known...

Colombia Denies Entry to Over 200 Venezuelan Supporters Of Maduro

Colombian authorities have banned over 200 Venezuelan officials and supporters of President Nicolas Maduro from entering the country amid the escalating political crisis in Venezuela, according to Christian Kruger, the head of Migración Colombia,...

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Colombia players James Rodriguez and Jackson Martinez among 2014 Brazil World Cup’s most valuable

Stars for the Colombian National Football Team James Rodriguez and Jackson Martinez comprise the top 50 most valuable players competing in the 2014 Brazil...

FARC blamed for grenade attack that injures 18

QUIBDÓ, Colombia – The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is being blamed for a grenade attack at a supermarket that injured 18 people...

Colombia seeks extradition of FARC ‘forced abortion medic’

Colombia Reports Colombia is seeking the extradition of an alleged FARC medic who was arrested in Spain on Friday and is accused of having carried...

Colombia once again ranked happiest country in the world: survey

For the second year in a row, Colombia has topped the list as the world’s happiest country, according to a survey released Thursday by...

Colombia army plane crashes, killing 4

An army plane flying from Colombia's Tolemaida air base to Saravena, which borders with Venezuela, crashed, killing the four people aboard. The military said in...

Despite Peace Talks, Colombia’s Oil Industry Increasingly Under Attack

With peace talks engaged for the first time in a decade, and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) at its weakest point in...

‘USS America’ warship drops anchor in Cartagena to strengthen US-Colombia ties

The US Navy’s most modern tactical aircraft carrier made port on its maiden voyage in Colombia’s Caribbean as part of a Latin American tour...

Police rescue 35 minors working at Bogota’s main food supply center

Police swept into Bogota’s main food market Corabastos and rescued 35 child laborers who illegally were employed to do heavy labor. The children were unloading trucks,...

Tax reform helping drive Colombia’s ‘promising’ economy: IMF

A year-old tax reform aimed at making it cheaper to hire people is helping to drive Colombia’s “promising” economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

Colombia paramilitaries wanted force in Venezuela to fight FARC

Colombian paramilitary group AUC was planning the creation of a Venezuelan force to fight border-crossing FARC rebels in the neighboring country, a Colombian court has confirmed...

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UN Condemns Bogota Terrorist Attack And Urges International Support For Justice For Victims

The United Nations is urging its members to "actively cooperate" with Colombian authorities in their efforts to bring to justice those responsible for last week’s terrorist attack in Bogota. In a press statement, the UN...

Cuba Will Adhere to Protocol after Breakdown of Colombia-ELN Peace Talks

Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, reiterated, through his official Twitter account, that Cuba will act in strict respect for the Peace Dialogue Protocols signed between the Colombian Government and the National...

Colombia Tells Cuba There Are No Agreements That Protect Terrorism

The Colombian government told Cuba on Monday there are no agreements that protect terrorism and so repeated its request that the Caribbean island hand over members of the National Liberation Army (ELN) who form...

Terror cannot be the seed of peace, Bogota cardinal says after car bomb

Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Bogota said that terror can never be the seed of justice and peace, following Thursday's car bomb attack at a police academy in the Colombian capital. The Jan. 17 attack...

UN Secretary-General Condemns Car Bomb Attack In Colombia

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, condemned on Friday the bomb attack on Friday in the Colombian capital, Bogota, against a police academy and also expressing condolences to the families of the...

President Duque calls on Colombians to march against terrorism on Sunday

On Twitter, President Ivan Duque called on all Colombains to March, this Sunday, in rejection of terrorism and in memory of the young people killed in Thursday's car bomb attack in Bogota. "We are prepared...

21 Dead, Dozens Hurt in Colombia Car Bomb Explosion

A car bomb exploded Thursday, January 17, at a police academy in Bogota, leaving at least 21 people dead and dozens injured, Colombian police reported. "Unfortunately, the preliminary toll is 21 people dead, including the...

President Duque Calls on Cuba to Hand Over ELN Peace Delegation

Colombia's President Ivan Duque is demanding the Cuban government hand over the National Liberation Army (ELN) peace delegation and ordering the lifting of the suspension of capture orders for the 10 members of the...

No, The US and Colombia Will Not Eradicate 50% of Colombian Coca by 2023

It’s hard not to feel a bit snubbed by Donald Trump if you’re Colombian President Ivan Duque. Twice now, Trump has canceled official visits to the Andean coca giant, often correctly referred to as...

Third Social Leader Killed in First 4 Days of 2019

Wilmer Antonio Miranda, a Campesino and social leader of Colombia’s Cauca region was shot to death Friday. He is the third social leader to be killed since 2019 started. According to the political movement Marcha...

Colombia Probes Alleged Plot by Venezuelans to Assassinate President Duque

The Colombian government is investigating a possible plot by three Venezuelan nationals to assassinate President Ivan Duque, Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes said in a video message. The trio was arrested in the cities of Valledupar...

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