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Francia Marquez of Colombia, who rallied other women to vigorously oppose gold mining in the Cauca region. -- Claire Nouvian of France, who successfully campaigned against deep-sea fish trawling. -- Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid of South Africa, who fought to stop a nuclear plant deal ... water activist
Medellin energy company EPM insists on flooding a region in northwest Colombia where victims of the armed conflict say hundreds of their loved ones ... EPM wants to flood the area on July 1 to begin operating the Hidroituango hydroelectric dam located in the north of the Antioquia province and ...

Colombia on Monday extradited the founder of the country's largest illegal armed group, the AGC, to the United States on drug trafficking charges. ... mentioned the former president and his brother Santiago, who have been accused of forming their own death squads in the war-torn Antioquia province. paramilitary
Buses in Lagos, shipping containers in the Netherlands and even a couple of Colombian donkeys are enjoying a new lease of life as bookmobiles, ... When he began operating in Colombia's mountainous Magdalena Province, in 1997, the area was difficult to access by car, so donkeys were an ... libraries
"El Paisa" was the feared commander of the elite Teofilo Forero column before demobilizing and leading integration efforts in Miravalle, a village in the south Colombian Caqueta province. El Paisa disappeared shortly after the arrival of "Ivan Marquez." The FARC's political leader surprisingly left the ...

Venezuelan citizens cross the Simon Bolivar international bridge from San Antonio del Tachira in Venezuela to the Norte de Santander province of Colombia .... Colombian returnees, corruption, implementing the peace accords," says Monsignor Hector Fabio Henao, director of Caritas Colombia, which ...
"We would get guns and go to war," the grizzled miner said during his break at the Queen of Gold mine, near Vetas, Colombia, on the steep slopes of Santander province. "How else could we feed our children?" Mr. Gamboa is not alone. The Vetas municipality will soon hold Colombia's first-ever, and so far ...
Dutch Government backs reconciliation talks in Colombian coal province: The Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stef Blok, has visited Colombia's Cesar province to offer support for a reconciliation dialogue between coal mining companies and victims of human rights violations. The Swedish power company ...
... by Colombia's Constitutional Court demanding that the company paid damages to Indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities affected by its operations in the northern Cordoba province. The court overturned a previous decision and accepted as valid arguments and evidence presented by community ...
Starting 2 March 2018, an oil spill occurred from Ecopetrol´s Lisama field 158 in the Santander province of Colombia. The leak was reportedly contained one month later. The spill primarily affected La Lizama and Sogamoso river ecosystems. The Sogamoso River is a tributary of the Magdalena River, ...
Two journalists with the Ecuadorian newspaper El Comercio and their driver, who authorities say were abducted on March 26 by FARC dissident groups, were shown alive in a video broadcast on Colombian station RCN. The abduction took place close to a military checkpoint in Mataje, in the Ecuadorian ...
During the primaries, Decent Colombia received more votes than the right-wing coalition, Awake, in eight departments of the Colombian Caribbean. ... The OEM also highlighted the lack of accreditation: at least 141 towns registered more voters than inhabitants, especially in the provinces of Antioquia, ...
Under the peace agreement signed by Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos, it will nonetheless have five seats in the 108-seat senate and five of ... Sergio Fajardo, a centre-left former governor of the north-western province of Antioquia, is a long shot to get into a second round of presidential voting.
The Innovation Hub - the innovation agency of the Gauteng province - congratulates Makhamisa Foods, a company incubated at BioPark@Gauteng, for being selected to participate in the Outward Selling Mission to Bogota, Colombia from 20 to 22 March 2018 and the Agro-Food Nigeria Trade Show, taking ...
BOGOTA — Police hauled a handcuffed Cuban man into court in Colombia's capital Thursday for allegedly plotting to kill U.S. diplomats in the name of ... In 2015, he entered the country legally on a visa with the aim of eventually making his way to the U.S., a Colombian official told The Associated Press on ...
BOGOTA — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he's resuming peace talks with the nation's last remaining rebel group. Santos told the nation in a televised broadcast Monday that he's sending his chief negotiator back to Ecuador for a new round of talks in belief that “peace saves lives.”.

Violent protests have erupted at state-controlled Ecopetrol's Castilla, Chichimene and CPO-9 oilfields in Colombia's central Meta province. ... since 2013, resulting in a sharp impact on its oil-dependent economy — causing export earnings, national income and the value of the Colombian peso to decline.
The governor of a province in north-eastern Colombia has declared a state of emergency over fighting between rival rebel groups. ... The Colombian government suspended peace talks with the ELN in January following attacks in the north of the country which left seven police officers dead and 47 ...
Results in Colombia's legislative elections and interparty primaries show Ivan Duque and Gustavo Petro winning the right-wing and left-wing coalition vote ... of accreditation "generating protests": at least 141 towns registered more voters than inhabitants, especially in the provinces of Antioquia, Boyaca and ...
In Antioquia, however, many remember the far right death squad that left at least 4,000 victims in Uribe's home province. The Bloque Metro was not investigated by a court until 2016, because the group was excluded from the so-called “Justice and Peace” process that sought to clarify paramilitary crimes.
Almost half of Colombia's animal species can be found in the Caqueta province, in which the southern half of the park lies. Apart from the extention, Santos also vowed to add another $525 million to the country's conservation budget to “protect and defend our environment.” Colombia's Amazon rainforest ...
BOGOTA: Colombian armed forces on Wednesday stepped up security after mobs broke windows and stole food at 16 supermarkets in Bogota and other cities that the ... Stores in Tolima, Quindio, Cundinamarca and Boyaca provinces were looted and 28 people were arrested, according to the police.
The Ecuadorian soldiers found themselves in a skirmish at the Colombian border in the province of Esmeraldas near the city of San Lorenzo along the Pacific coast on Sunday. According to the Ecuadorian armed forces, the attackers are supposed former FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) ...
Five towns in central Colombia decreed a curfew after looters attacked supermarkets linked to money laundering activities of the now-defunct FARC guerrilla group. The towns in the central Cundinamarca and Tolima provinces announced the curfew on Tuesday after reports of looting and violence in ...
Colombia's foreign ministry estimates that roughly 600,000 Venezuelans have arrived in the country, straining the health system. ... Those in the northeast Colombian province of Norte de Santander, of which Cucuta is the capital, announced last month that they were planning measures such as vaccination ...
Violent protests have erupted at state-controlled Ecopetrol's Castilla, Chichimene and CPO-9 oilfields in Colombia's central Meta province. ... since 2013, resulting in a sharp impact on its oil-dependent economy — causing export earnings, national income and the value of the Colombian peso to decline.
In Colombia, its task was to map the situation of small and medium-sized precious metal miners in the Choco province. There are many of them and they often lack a valid mining licence, Sourek said. "The Colombian government is seeking ways to legalise the black market," he said. He said mainly surface ...
People cross the Simon Bolivar international bridge from San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela to Norte de Santander province, Colombia. (AFP). Asharq Al-Awsat. Colombia established the first shelter for Venezuelans escaping their country's stifling economic crisis. The bare-bones shelter opened Saturday ...
One of the new attacks killed two officers and wounded a third just before midnight local time in rural Bolivar province, police said in a statement, while ... Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos visited the wounded after that explosion and vowed the government would not rest until the perpetrators were ...
In four years as governor of Antioquia, Colombia's most economically important province, Fajardo more than doubled its debt burden and increased its ... [on Fajardo's record] were to take on long-term debt in foreign currency, and the rapid growth in debt until it reached the upper limit" allowed to provinces.
In southern Narino province, which concentrates the majority of coca leaf crops - the raw material that makes cocaine - there are hundreds of former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) who decided not to adhere to the peace accord signed late in 2016. Scores of crime gangs ...
The United States specified its travel advisory for Colombia, recommending increased caution due to “crime and terrorism” for much of the country in 2018. Unlike previous years, the latest travel advisory specified threats for American visitors and government personnel per region. The State Department ...
The bombings against the pipeline, which is Colombia's second most important, forced the suspension of pumping operations, the government said. The ELN also staged a grenade attack on a naval base in Arauca province, injuring two soldiers. Separately, the state oil company Ecopetrol reported an ...
Profetas is an Afro-Colombian band that has been around for a few years. This year ..... Elkin Robinson is the latest representatives of Colombia's Caribbean San Andres province's unique culture. ... Colombian ensemble Ondatropica has been mixing Colombian traditional music with afrobeat since 2012.
An estimated 170 Colombian social leaders were killed in 2017, up from 117 in 2016, according to a recent report. ... Nixon Mutis, from the province of Bolivar, and Leidy Amaya, from the province of Catatumbo, were killed "because they defended and demanded the right to live peacefully," Agencia Prensa ...
Living in the Shadow of Colombia's Largest Coal Mine ... The sun is rising in the Indigenous reserve Provincial, in the northern Colombian province of La Guajira. ... Communities in La Guajira, one of Colombia's poorest provinces, say mining activities are polluting their water and harming their health.
Colombian Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas described Mesa-Vajello's detention as "one of the most powerful blows against drug trafficking this year" on his Twitter account Saturday. The arrest was carried out by special forces at a luxury estate in the El Penol municipality, Antioquia province, of which ...
Although information is scarce, campesinos are reporting on social media that the clashes started around 9 a.m. and lasted until 3 p.m. in Cerro Tijeras, about a 90-minute drive from the town of Suarez, in the south-eastern province of Cauca — an area known for the presence of illegal armed groups and ...
Casinos in the Canadian province of British Columbia will start to roll out new anti-money laundering policies in the near future, pushing to combat what the ... General David Eby says new steps must be taken in order to crack down on money laundering at high-volume casinos in the Canadian province.
Blind Colombian photographer embraces Impressionism ... Arboleda, takes a photo with his camera in Medellin, Colombia on November 21, 2017. ... Arboleda, who was born in Manizalez province, developed his art through ...
... people have died and 32 have been injured after a mudslide swept through the town of Corinto in Colombia's south-west Cauca province.
More often than not, Western images of Colombia tell the story of a country ... The uniquely Colombian phrase roughly translates as “don't give a papaya,” and ... That meant traveling to Colombia's Choco province in 2011, ...
“By securing a commitment by the Colombian government to take serious ... Wayuu indigenous communities in the northeastern province of La ...
Late last month the prosecution discovered three new alleged school food embezzlement plots in the northern city of Cartagena, the nearby Magdalena province and the southern Putumayo province. The national government told the newspaper a few weeks ago that more than 700 verification visits to rural ...
Thirteen people, including civilians, were killed during a confrontation between Colombia's ELN rebels and dissidents from the now-demobilized FARC ... It is the second act of violence which has overshadowed the ceasefire, after the ELN admitted to killing an indigenous leader in restive Choco province.
The weekend drug bust was made in the border province of Darien on a ... complained that a peace deal between the Colombian government and the ... Colombia's production of coca, the base ingredient in cocaine, hit a low ...
Ten people are still missing after a boat ran into trouble on the Orinoco River in the eastern Colombian province of Vichada, on Tuesday, ...
The Colonial Betrayal That Haunts Colombian Peace ... called it justice, insisting that Benkos posed a threat to his mineral-rich, New World province. ... In the mid-1980s, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), ...
Yobany Orozco, a Senate candidate from the MAIS political party in the Huila province, now has pushed that debate further, proposing ...


 

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