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By Today News On Monday, April 25th, 2016
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Outbreaks of Zika in Colombia declining

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Nearly 72,000 cases of Zika have been reported in Colombia since October, with almost 13,000 occurring in pregnant women, although the country is More...

By Today News On Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
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Star witness in $68M embezzlement scam murdered outside of Medellin

A key witness in a multi-million dollar scrap metal embezzlement scam in which the sons of former President Alvaro Uribe have been implicated, has died following an assassination attempt, local media reported More...

By Today News On Friday, April 22nd, 2016
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Colombia’s senate seeks allowed organ donation by default

To tackle an ever-growing transplant waiting list, Colombia’s senate has passed a bill to make all citizens by default agree to organ donation unless they explicitly opt out. The Senate met on Wednesday to More...

By Today News On Friday, April 22nd, 2016
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Oil production in Colombia down 4% in March

Crude oil production in Colombia came in at an average of 916,000 barrels per day in March, down 4% from the previous month’s total of 955,000 bpd, the Mines and Energy Ministry said Thursday. Average natural More...

By Today News On Thursday, April 21st, 2016
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Colombia’s peso on the rebound following surge in global oil prices

Following a year-and-a-half decline during which Colombia’s peso lost approximately 40% of its value, the currency seems to be recovering and has remained below the COP3000 mark for a week. The peso had its More...

By Today News On Thursday, April 21st, 2016
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Health offices bombed in Colombia’s capital Bogota

Police are on a red alert in Bogota after two homemade bombs exploded in front of offices of health intermediary Cafesalud in Colombia’s capital. The bombs exploded almost simultaneously in different parts of More...

By Today News On Thursday, April 21st, 2016
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Not bullies, but politicians are stealing Colombia’s school children’s lunch money

Several Colombian politicians and officials from the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF) are being investigated for stealing the lunch money of some of Colombia’s poorest school children. Last week, More...

By Today News On Thursday, April 21st, 2016
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Colombia’s ‘social cleansing’ phenomenon: Exterminating people like bugs

Legal authorities continue to turn a blind eye to so-called “social cleansing” practices that kill hundreds of “undesirables” in Colombia’s urban areas every year. Social cleansing killings have a long, More...

By Today News On Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
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9 Colombians confirmed dead in Ecuador quake, 223 unaccounted for

The number of Colombians who died in Ecuador’s earthquake rose to nine on Wednesday, while a frightening 223 Colombians remain missing. Regions of Ecuador have been devastated by an earthquake on Saturday which More...

By Today News On Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
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Colombia’s senate lifts ban on campaigning by sitting officials

More than a year after a far-stretching political reform that sought to balance powers in Colombia, the country’s Senate surprisingly approved a bill that effectively strengthens the executive branch in election More...

By Today News On Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
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Colombia vows to end illiteracy by 2018

Colombia’s education minister reiterated her government’s commitment to ending illiteracy by the year 2018, a goal whose achievement means that some 676,000 young people and adults will have to learn to read More...

By Today News On Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
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NASA Highlight: The Andromeda galaxy seen from Colombia

US space agency NASA on Tuesday highlighted this photo of the Andromeda galaxy taken from Colombia by photographer Hugo Armando Rua. The Andromeda galaxy is the closest galaxy to our own, the Milky Way. The galaxy More...

By Today News On Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
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Colombia to resume use of ‘cancerous’ chemical in cocaine fight

Colombia’s government decided on Monday to resume using the controversial weed killer that was suspended less than a year ago amid cancer concerns, while upholding a ban on aerial spraying. President Juan Manuel More...

By Today News On Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
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Colombia steps up efforts to keep tourist sites litter-free

Colombia kicked off a campaign on Monday to raise local awareness about the importance of keeping tourist sites clean. Vice-Minister of Tourism Sandra Howard presented the “Clean Colombia”campaign in the capital More...

By Today News On Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
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EU guarantees financial aid as soon as Colombia peace treaty is signed

The European Union has vowed to release the necessary funds for post-conflict projects once Colombia’s government has signed peace with the FARC, the country’s largest leftist rebel group. Colombia’s High More...

By Today News On Monday, April 18th, 2016
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Venezuela again claims Colombia seeks to detonate a ‘US-backed’ war

Venezuela’s Vice-President has accused Colombia of working with the United States in an alleged international effort to ignite a war against the country. During a Congress session, Aristobulo Isturiz announced More...

By Today News On Monday, April 18th, 2016
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FARC rebels seek Pope’s intervention in Colombia’s peace talks

Colombia’s left-wing FARC rebels called on Pope Francis on Sunday to intervene in ongoing peace talks with the government in an open letter penned by the group’s commander-in-chief. FARC chief “Timochenko” More...