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Tuesday, July 14, 2020



Colombia's conundrum over Pablo Escobar's escapee hippos

May 21, 2020 12:11 pm

Colombia's hippo invasion can be traced straight back to one particular human — none other than cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar.

Will wealthy nations step up and help Colombia amidst its refugee crisis?

March 23, 2020 10:25 am

Venezuela's tragedy is not that different in size and impact from the Syrian one. In the past 15 years, more than five million Venezuelans, equivalent to 16 percent of the population, have left their country.

Colombia to expel four European visitors for violating quarantine

March 15, 2020 8:38 am

Two men and two women of French and Spanish nationality will be deported after ignoring mandatory instructions to isolate themselves and leaving their hotels, against the warnings of staff, the migration agency said.

Colombia goes through fifth consecutive day of protests

November 26, 2019 11:19 am

On Monday, Colombia's immigration agency initiated the deportation of 59 Venezuelan nationals who were arrested by police for allegedly conducting ``acts of vandalism'' during the protests.

Former top FARC guerrilla calls for return to war in Colombia

August 30, 2019 11:47 am

The announcement could signal a shattering of the peace agreement, which raised hopes in Colombia and the region for the end of more than 50 years of war that left at least 220,000 dead.

Thousands protest against activist slayings in Colombia

July 27, 2019 11:32 am

Across Colombia, protesters carried photos of murdered activists and signs reading: "No more bloodshed." Over 400 people have been killed in an alarming wave of violence since the 2016 peace deal was signed.

Colombians stage kiss-a-thon in support of LGBT rights

April 18, 2019 8:09 am

The ``kiss-a-thon'' was held just days after two gay men in their early 20s were harassed at the Andino shopping center by a man who pushed the couple, screamed profanities at them and accused them of fondling each other in front of a group of children.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Venezuelan migrants in Colombia

April 15, 2019 9:18 am

The opposition, with the support of the US and other countries, claimed Maduro's re-election last year to be illegitimate because leading critics were barred from running.

Colombia: At least nine killed in explosion amid protests

March 22, 2019 7:25 am

The incident came on the 10th day of a blockade of the area's major highway. Hundreds of members of indigenous groups have halted traffic on the roadway, demanding land titles and funding for social programs.

A twin inside a twin: In Colombia, an extraordinary birth

March 21, 2019 11:07 am

The condition is thought to occur in about 1 in every 500,000 births. In recent years, similar births have occurred in India, in Indonesia and in Singapore.