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 going through a decline in outbreaks, according to health authorities. Additionally, four cases of microcephaly, the rare but irreversible More...

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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...