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In 2016, Colombia's government and the FARC rebel group signed a peace agreement to end their decades-long conflict after years of negotiation.
A BEAUTY queen's furious reaction at being knocked out of the Miss Colombia competition has gone viral, sparking a hilarious stream of online memes.
Colombia suspended a coca crop substitution pilot program after locals turned against the project, claiming the government failed to honor commitments made to coca-growing communities in a peace deal with Marxist FARC guerrillas.
Colombia is the world's top producer of cocaine. According to the report, the recent rise in productivity of coca cultivation is the largest single-year increase ever recorded in the country.
They are one point ahead of Argentina (22), who are one point ahead of Colombia (21), who are one point ahead of both Ecuador and Chile (20).
26 de marzo de 2017, 12:43Bogota, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A rockfall caused by unstopping rains in Colombia reached a bus on the Bogota-Girardot route, causing the death of four people and wounds to seven in the locality of Puerto Araujo, department of ...
As the FARC continues to demobilize, authorities now look to secure the peace deal in Colombia.
Colombia ranked in the top five of several categories in International Living's 2017 Global Retirement Index, including healthcare and climate.
Time for a little R&R! Selena Gomez flew to Colombia on Friday, March 24, to spend time with her boyfriend The Weeknd during a small break in his South America tour.
Caracas: Venezuelan defence minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez denied on Saturday (Mar 25) that troops from his country had intruded on Colombian territory. Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday he had complained to his Venezuelan ...
Colombia. 2017. The Cauca jungle where FARC guerrillas lived for 52 years. For the first time since it's formation, FARC members have been able to emerge from hiding and are currently living in a temporary camp as they wait for government-sponsored ...
For many decades, the story of the war in Colombia has, unfortunately, been a story with many different and varying accounts.
Members of Colombia's National army were just a few meters away from the site where Oteca was shot, but did not detain those responsible, witnesses also claim.
24 March 2017 - Concluding a mission to Colombia, a multi-disciplinary team of United Nations environment experts have highlighted that the country has a unique opportunity to promote sustainable and resilient livelihoods in which the nature serves as ...
The union has drawn on innovative protest tactics, often incorporating traditional cultural actions like Afro-Colombian dances with member-led peaceful occupation of public spaces.
21 March 2017 - UN Environment will assist Colombia with overcoming the environmental degradation legacy of the internal conflict which lasted for more than 50 years, especially in remote rural areas.
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With the Shambolic FARC peace deal finally in place, the Colombian government is hoping to shift the country's farmers from Colombia's major cash crop: the coca leaves that are refined into the world's cocaine supply. Perhaps with the guerrillas no ...
A leader of the ELN, Colombia's last remaining active rebel force, has been killed in an operation by security forces, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday.
Recent corruption scandals throughout Latin American have highlighted the importance of a free and robust press as well as the systemic weaknesses and lack of transparency of Colombia's democratic institutions. For instance, throughout the last two ...
Colombia, who came into the day a point outside the qualifying zone, needed a victory against ninth-placed Bolivia to keep pace with the top-five teams.
When Inty Maleywa was 23 and still in art school, she went to visit Colombia's largest guerrilla groups with a sketchpad and colored pencils in her backpack.
The Colombia 4.0 conference in Bogata welcomed over 17,000 gamers, musicians and animators through its doors. This is a nation of teenagers.
Colombia's banana growers long suffered from violence during the war. Now they hope to raise their harvest and exports.
A communique circulated by a coalition of groups is demanding that Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and his government "immediately cease their repression of social organizations in Bolivar who form part of Congreso de los Pueblos (the Peoples' ...
InSight crime takes a closer look at shifts in coca cultivation trends in 19 of Colombia's departments based on the most recent US estimates, shedding light on the different dynamics on the ground as the country's cocaine production hits a historic high.
For decades, Colombia has struggled with rural poverty rates so profound that they provided the main fuel for Latin America's longest-running civil war.
The recent killing of a police chief in northeast Colombia during an operation against a drug trafficking group highlights the fact that the fight to eradicate ...
Colombia could produce at least 95 million tonnes of coal in 2017, below an initial target of 102 million tonnes, the mining vice-minister said on Wednesday.
Madrid-- Gas Natural SDG SA, one of Spain's largest companies, said it was taking Colombia to international arbitration after the government seized one of its ...
Colombia's armed conflict is "alive as ever" in "large parts" of the South American country, Amnesty International (AI) said Monday, three months after the government signed peace with the country's largest rebel group.
The digital magazine Semana published today a letter addressed to President Juan Manuel Santos by an organization called Alliance Colombia Free of fracking, which includes environmentalists, social organizations, trade unionists and human rights and ...
The Banana Growers Association of Colombia (Augura) is applying a strategy to restore Uraba, the country's principal producer of the fruit and a region ...
Colombia will look to get their World Cup qualifying campaign back on track on Thursday evening, and the visit of Bolivia should provide Los Cafeteros with the perfect opportunity to pick up three points.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - An award-winning lawyer, activist and author whose work on human rights and historical memory in Colombia has been highly acclaimed, will present a free public lecture about the war-torn country's future after a peace accord, ...
What Rioux found were natives "living a very secluded life" in the mountains, he said. The Indigenous farmers - who live near Cali, Colombia, close to the country's west coast - are part of a coffee cooperative called Fondo Paez, which sets its wages ...
An unabated wave of threats, killings and forced displacement of hundreds of peaceful villagers in north-western Colombia is a frightening illustration that the armed conflict is far from over, months after a peace accord was signed, warned Amnesty ...
Colombia's meteorological agency IDEAM has issued its highest alert for flooding after heavy rainfall and persistent storms are affecting large areas of the country.
Colombian police are investigating claims that four journalists in the northern Caribbean region received death threats following their denunciation of corruption in the area.
BOGOTA, March 21 (Reuters) - Colombia has lost 893,000 barrels of oil production, more than a day's worth of total national output, this year due to rebel attacks on the Cano Limon-Covenas pipeline, state oil company Ecopetrol
To help break down how Colombia will be changed by the the massive undertaking - known as the 4G Project, standing for Fourth Generation - finance Colombia's Executive Editor Loren Moss was recently featured as a guest on the PanAm Podcast, ...
Colombia sent 30 tons of humanitarian aid to Peru on Monday after floods killed more than 70 people in the neighboring country.
Hundreds of Colombian villagers have been killed or driven from their homes despite the recent peace deal between the government and rebels, according to a new report by Amnesty International.
Cartagena representative Laura Gonzalez was elected Miss Colombia after days of ceremonial hokum in the winner's native city.
New Colombia Resources Inc (OTCMKTS:NEWC), which happens to be one of the most renowned Colombian companies listed in the U.S with high end marijuana operations and premium metallurgical coal properties has made an announcement about its ...
Blacklists are not generally considered a good thing. I mean, right when you hear the word "blacklist," you kind of recoil and nearly inaudibly say, "egh," don't you.
Colombia's government denies the existence of paramilitary groups in the country, ignoring the fact that these extreme-right drug trafficking groups have existed ...
Colombia's current peace process is facing numerous challenges. In a country that has suffered the worst impacts of the international drug war, one main dilemma is this: what to do with rural regions which have specialised in producing coca leaf, the ...
finance Colombia: Generally, what did the report find about the South American market overall? Karan Chechi: The growing presence of various multinational companies - such as Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Bajaj, BMW, Lifan, and Kawasaki - coupled with ...
Vatican CITY - Pope Francis will be visiting Colombia in mid-September as the Latin American nation works to implement a new peace deal and rebuild after 52 years of war.


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