Colombia

Country Colombia
Capital Bogotá,D.C.
Continent South America
Currency Peso(COP)
Languages Spanish & English

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Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A four-decade long conflict between government forces and anti-government insurgent groups, principally the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) heavily funded by the drug trade, escalated during the 1990s. The insurgents lack the military or popular support necessary to overthrow the government and violence has been decreasing since about 2002, but insurgents continue attacks against civilians and large areas of the countryside are under guerrilla influence or are contested by security forces. More than 31,000 former paramilitaries had demobilized by the end of 2006 and the United Self Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) as a formal organization had ceased to function. In the wake of the paramilitary demobilization, emerging criminal groups arose, whose members include some former paramilitaries. The Colombian Government has stepped up efforts to reassert government control throughout the country, and now has a presence in every one of its administrative departments. However, neighboring countries worry about the violence spilling over their borders.

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Colombia’s Army Changes Pledge to Carry Out Killings - The New York TimesColombia’s Army Changes Pledge to Carry Out Killings  The New York Times

Colombia's army walked back on Tuesday part of a contentious policy to step up attacks in the country, saying it would change its pledge forms in which officers ...



Stories from the border - Colombia - ReliefWebStories from the border - Colombia  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Colombia about Education, Food and Nutrition, Children, Refugees and more; published on 06 May 2019 by UNICEF.



New York Times journalist Casey leaves Colombia after online harassment by lawmakers - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineNew York Times journalist Casey leaves Colombia after online harassment by lawmakers  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Miami, May 20, 2019-- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Colombian lawmakers to cease their harassment of New York Times Andes Bureau ...



'La Línea' Gang Takes Deadly Hold on Colombia-Venezuela Border - Insightcrime.org'La Línea' Gang Takes Deadly Hold on Colombia-Venezuela Border  Insightcrime.org

A violent criminal gang known as La Línea has triggered several deadly shootouts in battles with other armed groups seeking to control smuggling routes near.



Colombia Army’s New Kill Orders Send Chills Down Ranks - The New York TimesColombia Army’s New Kill Orders Send Chills Down Ranks  The New York Times

Senior officers told The Times that soldiers are under intense pressure to defeat rebel groups and that a pattern of suspicious killings and cover-ups has begun ...



Israeli aid group brings relief to Venezuelan refugees in Colombia - The Times of IsraelIsraeli aid group brings relief to Venezuelan refugees in Colombia  The Times of Israel

IsraAID says it plans a long-term presence in Colombia working with locals to care for some 1.2 million Venezuelans who fled their country's turmoil.



Colombia Rearrests Ex-Rebel Commander After Court’s Release Order - The Wall Street JournalColombia Rearrests Ex-Rebel Commander After Court’s Release Order  The Wall Street Journal

Authorities rearrested Seuxis Hernández, a former commander of the FARC rebel group, just minutes after he was released from jail by a special court order that ...



Futurible: Raising environmental awareness with Colombia's youth - The City Paper BogotáFuturible: Raising environmental awareness with Colombia's youth  The City Paper Bogotá

Bogotanos have become all too familiar with bad air quality given a thick smog cover caused by vehicle emissions, brush fires and illegal burning by factories.



Colombia's $15 Billion Road Plan Bounces Back From Bribe Scandal - BloombergColombia's $15 Billion Road Plan Bounces Back From Bribe Scandal  Bloomberg

Colombia's $15 billion highway program has come roaring back to life as laws to protect investors help confidence recover from a massive kickback scandal that ...



Sorry Uncle Sam Colombia’s peace tribunal defies an American extradition request - The EconomistSorry Uncle Sam Colombia’s peace tribunal defies an American extradition request  The Economist

JESúS SANTRICH was supposed to become a member of Colombia's congress in July 2018. As a former FARC commander, he was chosen to take up one of ...



US house committee proposes aid boost for Colombia, but under conditions - Colombia ReportsUS house committee proposes aid boost for Colombia, but under conditions  Colombia Reports

A US committee on government spending voted to increase financial aid to Colombia with $40 million unless the US government decertifies the South American ...



Israelis Rush to Aid Venezuelan Refugees in Colombia - TheTower.orgIsraelis Rush to Aid Venezuelan Refugees in Colombia  TheTower.org

Israeli humanitarian aid agency IsraAID reports that it has dispatched an emergency response team to help Venezuelan refugees in Columbia.



Colombia Moves Out Venezuela's Military Defectors - NPRColombia Moves Out Venezuela's Military Defectors  NPR

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Dylan Baddour, freelance journalist in Bogota, about Colombia's changing policy for Venezuelan military defectors, moving them out ...



Natural Disasters Monitoring - May 21, 2019 - Colombia - ReliefWebNatural Disasters Monitoring - May 21, 2019 - Colombia  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Colombia about Flash Flood, Flood and more; published on 21 May 2019 by PAHO.



FARC leader hospitalized in Colombia as US seeks his extradition - CGTN AmericaFARC leader hospitalized in Colombia as US seeks his extradition  CGTN America

Concern that U.S. request for extradition of FARC leader might affect peace accord in Colombia. Former commander remains in hospital after last week's sudden ...



Instead of informing the public, Colombia's leading weekly informed Duque about army controversy - Colombia ReportsInstead of informing the public, Colombia's leading weekly informed Duque about army controversy  Colombia Reports

Instead of informing the public about concerns that military orders put civilians' lives at risk, Colombia's leading weekly Semana reportedly informed President ...



Responding to the Crisis in Venezuela - Colombia - ReliefWebResponding to the Crisis in Venezuela - Colombia  ReliefWeb

Web Statement. May 21, 2019. Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the Episcopal Diocese of Colombia in providing assistance to migrants displaced ...



Ex-rebel hospitalized in Colombia day after polemical arrest - Washington PostEx-rebel hospitalized in Colombia day after polemical arrest  Washington Post

A former Colombian rebel leader was hospitalized with signs of “altered consciousness” on Saturday, a day after being freed from jail and then rearrested in a ...



Mysterious Murders of Activists Raise Uneasy Questions in Colombia - Havana TimesMysterious Murders of Activists Raise Uneasy Questions in Colombia  Havana Times

When the human rights activist was just a teenager in the northern Colombian town of Tiquisio, Juan Meneses stood up against paramilitary groups which tried ...



Readout of Secretary Perry's Visit to Bogota, Colombia - Energy.govReadout of Secretary Perry's Visit to Bogota, Colombia  Energy.gov

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry was in Bogotá, Colombia for the Concordia Americas Summit, a gathering of government and ...



Geospatial, racial, and educational variation in firearm mortality in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia, 1990–2015: a comparative analysis of vital statistics data - The LancetGeospatial, racial, and educational variation in firearm mortality in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia, 1990–2015: a comparative analysis of vital statistics data  The Lancet

Firearm mortality is a leading, and largely avoidable, cause of death in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia. We aimed to assess the changes over time and ...



More than 300 attend Victory Institute conference in Colombia - Washington BladeMore than 300 attend Victory Institute conference in Colombia  Washington Blade

More than 300 activists and elected officials from across Latin America attended an LGBTQ Victory Institute-sponsored conference in Bogotá, Colombia, from ...



Colombia's Supreme Court Accepts Attorney General's Resignation - Prensa LatinaColombia's Supreme Court Accepts Attorney General's Resignation  Prensa Latina

21 de mayo de 2019, 16:18Bogota, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Supreme Court of Justice accepted on Tuesday Nestor Martinez''s firm resignation as ...



Caño Cristales: Colombia's spectacular 'liquid rainbow' - CNNCaño Cristales: Colombia's spectacular 'liquid rainbow'  CNN

Visit Caño Cristales at the right time (roughly June to November), and you'll be delighted by Colombia's spectacular "liquid rainbow." Find out about this amazing ...



Colombia's ex-Davis Cup captain suspended for taking payoffs - Minneapolis Star TribuneColombia's ex-Davis Cup captain suspended for taking payoffs  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Colombia's former Davis Cup captain, Miguel Tobon, has been suspended for a year and fined $20000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit for accepting payoffs in return ...



Six Ways to Have a Luxury Trip to Colombia for Less - ForbesSix Ways to Have a Luxury Trip to Colombia for Less  Forbes

There's good news for travelers who are keen on a luxury for less trip to Colombia: Joe Sandillo, a Colombia specialist and the founder of the Tampa, Fl. travel ...



60% of Colombia's voters disapprove of Duque: Gallup - Colombia Reports60% of Colombia's voters disapprove of Duque: Gallup  Colombia Reports

The disapproval rating of Colombia's President Ivan Duque increased to 60% as people are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the future of the country, ...



New York Times journalist leaves Colombia as article on army chief unleashes far-right fury - Colombia ReportsNew York Times journalist leaves Colombia as article on army chief unleashes far-right fury  Colombia Reports

The New York Times' bureau chief in Colombia said Sunday he has left the country after an article critical of the country's army commander was published and ...



Colombia's army chief in the corner: soldiers and evidence back New York Times - Colombia ReportsColombia's army chief in the corner: soldiers and evidence back New York Times  Colombia Reports

Mid-level commanders, soldiers and documentary evidence have confirmed a New York Times story that reported that Colombia's army chief put pressure on ...



Colombia filmmaker shot dead reporting documentary on violence - BBC NewsColombia filmmaker shot dead reporting documentary on violence  BBC News

A Colombian filmmaker has been shot dead while producing a documentary on the victims of violence in the north-east of the country, officials said. Mauricio ...



Colombia Captures Leader of Los Pachelly But Gang is Thriving - Insightcrime.orgColombia Captures Leader of Los Pachelly But Gang is Thriving  Insightcrime.org

The capture of a top leader of Los Pachelly, a powerful gang centered in the town of Bello near Medellín, has been lauded by authorities. But the group's power ...



For many women in Colombia, peace never arrived - Al Jazeera EnglishFor many women in Colombia, peace never arrived  Al Jazeera English

Nearly three years after the peace deal, threats and attacks against women continue to plague the South American nation.



Documentary filmmaker Mauricio Lezama shot and killed in Colombia - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineDocumentary filmmaker Mauricio Lezama shot and killed in Colombia  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Bogotá, May 13, 2019 -- Colombian authorities should conduct a swift and comprehensive investigation into the killing of documentary filmmaker Mauricio ...



Colombia Preps Privatization of $5 Billion Electric Utility ISA - BloombergColombia Preps Privatization of $5 Billion Electric Utility ISA  Bloomberg

Colombia is preparing a sale of its controlling stake in the utility Interconexion Electrica SA, as President Ivan Duque's administration moves ahead with plans to ...



Maluma Just Wants to See Colombia Dance - EsquireMaluma Just Wants to See Colombia Dance  Esquire

Global superstar Maluma talks changing his country's narcos image and balancing fame with the real world.



ELN Still Receiving Payments from Companies in Colombia - Insightcrime.orgELN Still Receiving Payments from Companies in Colombia  Insightcrime.org

The recent arrest of an Argentine businessman, accused of financing the ELN in Colombia between 2011 and 2015, has brought the ongoing ties between ...



Colombia's chief prosecutor evades corruption hearing and leaves Colombia - Colombia ReportsColombia's chief prosecutor evades corruption hearing and leaves Colombia  Colombia Reports

Colombia's resigned chief prosecutor said Friday that he has left Colombia, a week before he was supposed to be interrogated by the Supreme Court over his ...



Violence continues to displace farmers in northern Colombia - Aljazeera.comViolence continues to displace farmers in northern Colombia  Aljazeera.com

Violence displaces thousands of farmers and indigenous people in northern Colombia three years after FARC peace deal.



'I get screamed at in the streets': Colombia's patience with Venezuelan migrants wears thin - PRI'I get screamed at in the streets': Colombia's patience with Venezuelan migrants wears thin  PRI

Colombia has taken in 1.2 million Venezuelan migrants and refugees since 2015 with a flexible stance toward migration, but some Venezuelans say that ...



Trump's new ambassador to Colombia was once expelled from Bolivia - The GuardianTrump's new ambassador to Colombia was once expelled from Bolivia  The Guardian

Donald Trump has nominated a controversial career diplomat who was once expelled from Bolivia as the new US ambassador to Colombia, in a move that is ...



Colombia's Finances Are Strained. Is Privatization the Next Step? - Americas QuarterlyColombia's Finances Are Strained. Is Privatization the Next Step?  Americas Quarterly

This article has been updated. Colombia's President Iván Duque campaigned on a promise to ignite the economy through entrepreneurship. By the end of 2018, ...



Thousands rally in Colombia against Minesa's gold project - MINING.comThousands rally in Colombia against Minesa's gold project  MINING.com

People in the north-central city of Bucaramanga are worried because the project sits just outside the Páramo de Santurbán.



Biblioburro: The amazing donkey libraries of Colombia - World Economic ForumBiblioburro: The amazing donkey libraries of Colombia  World Economic Forum

Literacy rates across Latin America are generally pretty high, particularly among younger generations. But it's still common for children in remote communities to ...



Thousands hold 'national strike' in Colombia over budget cuts - Aljazeera.comThousands hold 'national strike' in Colombia over budget cuts  Aljazeera.com

Bogota, Colombia - Thousands of Colombians filled the capital Bogota's main square on Thursday in a national strike against government plans to decrease the ...



Alfredo Morelos misses out on Colombia Copa America squad - SkySportsAlfredo Morelos misses out on Colombia Copa America squad  SkySports

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has been left out of the Colombia squad for this summer's Copa America.



CARICOM and Colombia relations get a boost - Breaking Belize NewsCARICOM and Colombia relations get a boost  Breaking Belize News

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, the revival of the relationship between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Colombia was given a boost with discussions ...



Colombia expected to sharply increase LNG imports if domestic production does not grow - S&P Global PlattsColombia expected to sharply increase LNG imports if domestic production does not grow  S&P Global Platts

Colombia could be forced to sharply increase LNG imports between 2021 and 2023 amid declining natural gas reserves and production eclipsed by double-digit ...



Colombia landslide: 11 more bodies found in Rosas - BBC NewsColombia landslide: 11 more bodies found in Rosas  BBC News

Rescue workers have found 11 bodies buried in the mud after a landslide hit the Colombian town of Rosas on Sunday. The number of people killed in the town ...



Colombia: 'Terrible trend' of rights defenders killed, harassed; UN calls for 'significant effort' to tackle impunity - UN NewsColombia: 'Terrible trend' of rights defenders killed, harassed; UN calls for 'significant effort' to tackle impunity  UN News

Alarmed by the “strikingly high number” of human rights defenders being killed, harassed and threatened in Colombia, the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) in ...



Ex-FARC Mafia Shaking Down Smugglers on Colombia-Ecuador Border - Insightcrime.orgEx-FARC Mafia Shaking Down Smugglers on Colombia-Ecuador Border  Insightcrime.org

The hijacking of 11 vehicles loaded with contraband by ex-FARC Mafia along the border with Ecuador has revealed a new form of criminal financing for the ...



UK signs trade continuity agreement with Colombia, Ecuador and Peru - GOV.UKUK signs trade continuity agreement with Colombia, Ecuador and Peru  GOV.UK

The United Kingdom has today signed the UK-Andean Countries Trade Agreement.



Venezuela crisis: Security forces personnel stranded in Colombia - Aljazeera.comVenezuela crisis: Security forces personnel stranded in Colombia  Aljazeera.com

More than a thousand members of Venezuela's security forces are in Colombia, waiting to join the fight against Nicolas Maduro.



Philadelphia is as unequal as Colombia. Will a minimum wage boost help? - Technical.lyPhiladelphia is as unequal as Colombia. Will a minimum wage boost help?  Technical.ly

Yes. These are the whats and whys from a conversation with city leaders and urbanist Richard Florida ahead of an Election Day ballot question. Philadelphia is ...



Colombia, Now What?: 'The Shape of Now' - Progressive.orgColombia, Now What?: 'The Shape of Now'  Progressive.org

In his new film, director Manuel Correa casts a cool eye on the oddly surreal social landscape of the country after years of civil war.



From ‘Narcos’ Danger Zone to Rising Tourist Star: Colombia’s Medellín - The Wall Street JournalFrom ‘Narcos’ Danger Zone to Rising Tourist Star: Colombia’s Medellín  The Wall Street Journal

Young entrepreneurs are turning Medellín and its surroundings—former Escobar country—into one of South America's most dynamic destinations.



A fossil hunter in Colombia who offers his private collection to the world - CGTN AmericaA fossil hunter in Colombia who offers his private collection to the world  CGTN America

Andres Felipe Vanegas became a full-time explorer with a collection of hidden treasures so large that he was able to open his own Natural History Museum.



Colombia will not allow Venezuela border to be rebel sanctuary: Duque - ReutersColombia will not allow Venezuela border to be rebel sanctuary: Duque  Reuters

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will not allow its border with Venezuela to become a sanctuary for the leftist ELN rebel group, President Ivan Duque said on ...



Promoting Recovery and Resilience During Conflict in Colombia - Colombia - ReliefWebPromoting Recovery and Resilience During Conflict in Colombia - Colombia  ReliefWeb

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access. Posted by Alex Russell. While conducting field research in rural Colombia in 2011, Andrés Moya ...



In Colombia, Civil Society Fights for Peace - NACLAIn Colombia, Civil Society Fights for Peace  NACLA

In the early morning of April 2, 2019, Colombian police violently attacked Indigenous, Afro-Colombian and peasant protestors near the Pan-American Highway ...



Social activists risk their lives as Colombia’s peace process falters - PRISocial activists risk their lives as Colombia’s peace process falters  PRI

Nearly three years on, Colombia's fragile peace process is faltering as armed gangs and drug cartels continue to grip the country.



Colombia's inadequate environmental goals - Science MagazineColombia's inadequate environmental goals  Science Magazine

The 2016 peace agreement between Colombia's government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) led to optimism about Colombia's ...



Back to war: Colombia's military reports 33% increase in combat kills, 52% increase in captured combatants - Colombia ReportsBack to war: Colombia's military reports 33% increase in combat kills, 52% increase in captured combatants  Colombia Reports

Colombia's security forces reported a 33% increase in combat kills and a 29% increase in arrests of alleged members of illegal armed groups in the first quarter ...



Duque Has Left Colombia’s Peace Process Rudderless - World Politics ReviewDuque Has Left Colombia’s Peace Process Rudderless  World Politics Review

Nine months into his tenure and still finding his footing, Colombian President Ivan Duque is close to a bitter legislative defeat on one of the country’s most ...



Colombia seeks arrest of ex-rebel leader for dodging courts - Minneapolis Star TribuneColombia seeks arrest of ex-rebel leader for dodging courts  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A special peace tribunal in Colombia has for the first time ordered the arrest of a former rebel for failing to contribute to reconciliation efforts mandated by the ...



Can football with special rules help reduce violence in Colombia? - BBC NewsCan football with special rules help reduce violence in Colombia?  BBC News

In Colombia, the 'Tiempo de Juego' charity is using the sport to try to reduce crime in violent neighbourhoods.



FROM THE FIELD: Hardy seeds bear fruit to protect Colombia's environment - UN NewsFROM THE FIELD: Hardy seeds bear fruit to protect Colombia's environment  UN News

Communities in Colombia in South America are being helped by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to preserve and reintroduce indigenous crops as a ...



More than 300000 Venezuelan children in Colombia need humanitarian assistance - UNICEF - Colombia - ReliefWebMore than 300000 Venezuelan children in Colombia need humanitarian assistance - UNICEF - Colombia  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Colombia about Education, Food and Nutrition, Children, Refugees and more; published on 27 Apr 2019 by UNICEF.



UN Tent Camp Near Venezuelan Border Plans To Expand To Meet Growing Need - NPRUN Tent Camp Near Venezuelan Border Plans To Expand To Meet Growing Need  NPR

The United Nations refugee agency set up a facility in Maicao near the Venezuelan border, providing help for more than 300 migrants. The facility aims to ...



Colombia Fails to Tackle Illegal Fishing in Malpelo Reserve - Insightcrime.orgColombia Fails to Tackle Illegal Fishing in Malpelo Reserve  Insightcrime.org

Colombia's island of Malpelo, home to a vast marine reserve, is suffering the consequences of staggering illegal fishing by domestic and foreign crews, with ...



Global wrap: Colombia, UAE and Ukraine on the rise - The RoarGlobal wrap: Colombia, UAE and Ukraine on the rise  The Roar

Colombia demolished Paraguay on Saturday to claim their first victory in the South American championships, United Arab Emirates crushed hosts Thailand to ...



Colombia's 'never-ending grief' for the many disappeared - PBS NewsHourColombia's 'never-ending grief' for the many disappeared  PBS NewsHour

In Colombia, an estimated 83000 people have been forcibly disappeared since 1958. But peace accords between the government and the FARC, the country's ...



Colombia's compound women take team gold in Medellin to open season - World Archery Official WebsiteColombia's compound women take team gold in Medellin to open season  World Archery Official Website

The Colombian compound women's team is the reigning World Archery Champion.



Colombia tells 800 Venezuelan soldiers to get a job instead of overthrowing Maduro - VICEColombia tells 800 Venezuelan soldiers to get a job instead of overthrowing Maduro  VICE

BOGOTA — Williams Cancino thought he had come to Colombia to join an army that would one day liberate his native Venezuela from embattled President ...



Venezuelan Troops Trained Rebels to Fire Rockets, Colombia Says - BloombergVenezuelan Troops Trained Rebels to Fire Rockets, Colombia Says  Bloomberg

Venezuelan soldiers loyal to embattled President Nicolas Maduro have trained members of South America's most dangerous guerrilla force to use heat-seeking ...



Mexican Drug Cartels Now Make Their Own Cocaine, Colombia Says - BloombergMexican Drug Cartels Now Make Their Own Cocaine, Colombia Says  Bloomberg

Mexican drug cartels are no longer just importing cocaine from South America: They have now begun to produce it themselves, according to Colombian police.



Colombia - Land Slide (Government of Colombia, NOAA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 23 April 2019) - Colombia - ReliefWebColombia - Land Slide (Government of Colombia, NOAA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 23 April 2019) - Colombia  ReliefWeb

Following the heavy rains and landslides that affected the southern part of Colombia (Departments of Cauca and Narino) in recent days, the number of ...



Colombia AG Says Gold Trader Created Fake Miners to Launder Millions - Insightcrime.orgColombia AG Says Gold Trader Created Fake Miners to Launder Millions  Insightcrime.org

A new investigation by Colombia's Attorney General's Office has revealed a potential stain on revenues of a major gold mining company concerning attempts to ...



Colombia - Internal conflict (DG ECHO, UN) (ECHO Daily Flash of 15 May 2019) - Colombia - ReliefWebColombia - Internal conflict (DG ECHO, UN) (ECHO Daily Flash of 15 May 2019) - Colombia  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Colombia about Protection and Human Rights and Women; published on 15 May 2019 by ECHO.



Meet the Women Who Detonate Land Mines in Colombia's Former War Zones - TeenVogue.comMeet the Women Who Detonate Land Mines in Colombia's Former War Zones  TeenVogue.com

Women explain why they work as deminers in Colombia, a role that is largely held by women.



Bitcoin Traders Break BTC Records in Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela on Crypto Trading Platform LocalBitcoins - The Daily HodlBitcoin Traders Break BTC Records in Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela on Crypto Trading Platform LocalBitcoins  The Daily Hodl

Bitcoin trading volume is hitting new all-time highs in Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela on the peer-to-peer crypto trading platform LocalBitcoins.



Some 300000 Venezuelan children in Colombia need humanitarian assistance; UNICEF looks to boost response funding - UN NewsSome 300000 Venezuelan children in Colombia need humanitarian assistance; UNICEF looks to boost response funding  UN News

Without increased support, the health, education and well-being of at least 327000 children from Venezuela living as migrants and refugees in Colombia will be ...



Women's World Cup 2019: Montoya's incredible strike from 2015 - 17 days to go - BBC SportWomen's World Cup 2019: Montoya's incredible strike from 2015 - 17 days to go  BBC Sport

BBC Sport looks back on Daniela Montoya's thunderous strike for Colombia against Mexico, one of a string of excellent goals scored at the 2015 World Cup.



Mexico Cartel Presence in Colombia May Have Been Exaggerated - Insightcrime.orgMexico Cartel Presence in Colombia May Have Been Exaggerated  Insightcrime.org

A series of arrests of alleged Mexican drug traffickers in Colombia has revived controversy over the establishment of foreign cartels in the South American ...



NATO Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security visits Colombia - NATO HQNATO Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security visits Colombia  NATO HQ

Clare Hutchinson, the NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security visited Colombia (25-26 April 2019) to participate in an ...



As More Venezuelan Families Flee To Colombia, UNICEF Is There To Help - ForbesAs More Venezuelan Families Flee To Colombia, UNICEF Is There To Help  Forbes

With new groups arriving every day, UNICEF is amping up support for migrants, refugees and their host communities in Colombia. On April 24, 2019 in Cucuta, ...



Will an Algorithm Help Colombia Predict Crime? - Insightcrime.orgWill an Algorithm Help Colombia Predict Crime?  Insightcrime.org

An initiative to create an artificial intelligence system that analyzes massive amounts of data to recognize criminal patterns underscores how Colombia seeks to ...



Colombia Holds Key Rate at 4.25% as Recovery Needs Support - BloombergColombia Holds Key Rate at 4.25% as Recovery Needs Support  Bloomberg

Colombia left its benchmark interest rate unchanged as policy makers remain wary of derailing the weak, jobless recovery by raising borrowing costs too soon.



USNS Comfort Heading to Colombia to Treat Venezuelan Refugees - USNI NewsUSNS Comfort Heading to Colombia to Treat Venezuelan Refugees  USNI News

Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is excepted in June to provide humanitarian and medical assistance to Venezuelan refugees in Colombia.



Colombia at odds with Cuba over extradition of leftist group leaders - The Globe and MailColombia at odds with Cuba over extradition of leftist group leaders  The Globe and Mail

Colombia and Cuba are locked in a stalemate over the extradition of 10 guerrilla leaders on the island nation after negotiations to end Colombia's last armed ...



Drug Dealers Masqueraded as FARC to Enter Colombia's Peace Process - Insightcrime.orgDrug Dealers Masqueraded as FARC to Enter Colombia's Peace Process  Insightcrime.org

The capture of a former FARC leader in Colombia has revealed how he tried to falsely enlist drug traffickers within the country's peace process, registering them ...



SoftBank Is Near $1 Billion Investment in Colombia's Rappi - BloombergSoftBank Is Near $1 Billion Investment in Colombia's Rappi  Bloomberg

SoftBank Group Corp. is close to making a $1 billion investment in Latin American delivery app Rappi, according to people familiar with the matter.



Venezuela's neighbors accuse Maduro of protecting 'terrorist groups' in Colombia - ReutersVenezuela's neighbors accuse Maduro of protecting 'terrorist groups' in Colombia  Reuters

The Lima Group regional bloc on Friday accused the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of protecting "terrorist groups" in Colombia, keeping ...



Extrajudicial Killing Dims Hopes for Colombia's Demobilized FARC - Insightcrime.orgExtrajudicial Killing Dims Hopes for Colombia's Demobilized FARC  Insightcrime.org

A Colombian soldier recently killed a demobilized FARC member in a reintegration camp, adding to the mounting deaths and disappearances of former ...



Lopez ties personal best, leads Colombia to team world record - World Archery Official WebsiteLopez ties personal best, leads Colombia to team world record  World Archery Official Website

Sara Lopez scored 713 out of a possible 720 points to match her own world record for the compound women's 72-arrow 50-metre ranking round and lead ...



See Colombia's rainbow river, Caño Cristales (photos) - CNNSee Colombia's rainbow river, Caño Cristales (photos)  CNN

See stunning photos of Colombia's rainbow river, Caño Cristales. For about half of the year, it supports a dazzling display of colors.



Shootout rattles nerves near busy Venezuela, Colombia border bridge - TVNZShootout rattles nerves near busy Venezuela, Colombia border bridge  TVNZ

A shootout near a busy border bridge between Venezuela and Colombia sent droves of people ducking for cover today as they crossed in search of food and ...



Governments of the world must listen to Colombia's silenced social leaders - Open DemocracyGovernments of the world must listen to Colombia's silenced social leaders  Open Democracy

We spoke with threatened social leaders in the Humanitarian Refuge that took place last week in Bogotá to hear what they had to say about the current crisis.



Mother, daughter immigrants from Colombia graduate college together - WTNH.comMother, daughter immigrants from Colombia graduate college together  WTNH.com

Graduation day was a special milestone for two students at William Paterson University in New Jersey.



Venezuela migration to Colombia tops 1.2 million amid crisis - Bradenton HeraldVenezuela migration to Colombia tops 1.2 million amid crisis  Bradenton Herald

More than 1.2 million Venezuelans are now living in neighboring Colombia and that figure could hit 2 million by year's end amid a brutal power struggle and a ...



Natural Disasters Monitoring - April 22, 2019 - Colombia - ReliefWebNatural Disasters Monitoring - April 22, 2019 - Colombia  ReliefWeb

Official Sources: Severe Weather. Colombia. On 22 April 2019, the Colombia National Disaster Risk Management Unit (UNGRD), reported heavy rain and ...