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Maria Angela Holguin
By Today News On Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
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Venezuelans’ shopping sprees in Colombia are over: Minister

Maria Angela Holguin Colombia will not allow more temporary border openings to allow Venezuelans shop for goods that have become scarce in the neighboring country, the country’s foreign minister said Monday. Instead, More...

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By Today News On Monday, July 18th, 2016
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US Issues Security Warning Over Colombia Truckers Strike

The United States issued a security warning for Colombia where an ongoing truckers strike has raised tensions across the South American country. The alert urged US citizens on Friday to avoid areas where demonstrations More...

latino1
By Today News On Monday, July 18th, 2016
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Pereira’s Latino: Beyond Colombia’s typical cuisine

It’s easy finding typical food in Pereira, the unofficial capital of Colombia’s coffee region. What’s not so easy is finding a restaurant that takes the local cuisine beyond that. Anyone… Read more Pereira’s More...

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By Today News On Friday, July 15th, 2016
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Why cocaine production in Colombia increased so dramatically

The potential cocaine production in Colombia shot up a staggering 46% between 2014 and 2015, meaning the country now has the resources to produce 646 metric tons (712 US tons)… Read more Why cocaine production More...

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By Today News On Friday, July 15th, 2016
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Ex-Kit Digital CEO extradited from Colombia to face US fraud case

The former chief executive of Kit Digital Inc was extradited on Thursday from Colombia to face US charges that he engaged in a wide-ranging market manipulation and accounting fraud scheme at the now-bankrupt technology More...

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By Today News On Thursday, July 14th, 2016
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Colombia to militarize highways after angry truckers block roads

After 37 days of failed negotiations between the Colombia’s government and truckers, frustrated truck drivers began blocking roads and the government ordered the military to take action. The truckers have been More...

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By Today News On Monday, July 11th, 2016
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137 children died of hunger in Colombia so far this year

At least 137 children have died of starvation in Colombia so far this year, the National Health Institute (INS) announced Monday. According to the INS, last week alone six children died… Read more 137 children More...

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By Today News On Monday, July 11th, 2016
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Colombia kicks off pilot program to replace coca with legal crops

Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, on Sunday kicked off a pilot project that seeks to curb the cultivation of coca by offering farmers alternative crops.… Read more Colombia More...

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By Today News On Friday, July 8th, 2016
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Colombia coca cultivation jumps 39% ahead of peace accord

Coca cultivation in Colombia, one of the world’s biggest cocaine producers, rose 39% last year as farmers ramped up production on hopes they would be paid to switch to legal… Read more Colombia coca cultivation More...

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By Today News On Thursday, July 7th, 2016
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US offers $2M reward for top Medellin crime lord

The United States has announced it would give $2 million to anyone who is able to give information leading to the arrest of one of the top bosses of Medellin crime syndicate “Oficina de Envigado.” The Oficina More...

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By Today News On Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
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Venezuelans storm border with Colombia to stock up

Five hundred hungry Venezuelan women rushed across a bridge into Colombia in defiance of a year-long border closure in search of basic foods and commodities that have grown scarce at… Read more Venezuelans storm More...

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By Today News On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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Majority of urban Colombia to vote in favor of peace with FARC

A comfortable majority of urban Colombians will vote in favor of a peace deal currently being negotiated with their country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, according to a poll. Pollster Cifras… Read more More...

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By Today News On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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FARC chief ‘ordered troops’ to end extortion practices in Colombia

FARC chief Timochenko said Monday he has ordered all guerrillas in Colombia’s oldest rebel group to end extortion practices as the organization is preparing for a peace process. The FARC… Read more FARC chief More...

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By Today News On Friday, July 1st, 2016
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End of armed conflict will boost Colombia’s GDP growth with 1%: Santos

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday that the national economy could grow an extra percentage point per year if the country’s 52-year-old armed conflict comes to an end. Santos has been… Read More...

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By Today News On Friday, July 1st, 2016
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Former Mister Colombia finalist accused of being serial rapist

A 2013 finalist of the Mister Colombia beauty pageant was arrested on Thursday for allegedly raping 11 women in the area around Cali. Following two years of reports of an active… Read more Former Mister Colombia More...

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By Today News On Friday, July 1st, 2016
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Colombia and Venezuela begin talks to reopen border

Colombia’s defense minister met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and other top officials to work out a joint security plan that would allow the reopening of the border separating the two neighbors. Venezuela More...

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By Today News On Friday, July 1st, 2016
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Colombia, Italy, US seize 11 tons of cocaine, arrest 33 people

Italian, Colombian and U.S. police have seized 11 metric tons of cocaine and arrested 33 people from a mafia-linked ring which refined the drug in the jungles of Colombia and… Read more Colombia, Italy, US seize More...