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On Saturday, an attack on the presidential candidate from the Colombia Humana movement, Gustavo Petro, was perpetrated in the city of Cucuta, in the northern department of Santander. Petro accused former Colombian Vice-President and Presidential Candidate German Vargas Lleras of being behind the attack.
... injured a soldier during an ambush in the mountainous Catatumbo region, Norte de Santander department. Several cargo trucks were destroyed by the guerrilla near the Pacific port city of Buenaventura, and an inter-municipal bus transporting passengers from Miranda to Corinto, Cauca, was set on fire.

Photo: Residents of Sucre celebrate results of a special referendum on October 1. In this small Colombian town, 99% of voters said they did not want mining projects in the mostly agricultural county. (Credit: Juan Carlos Higuera). "This was a vote for life," said Marelba Quiroga, a 60-year-old campesina.
As short-term options are affordable, many tourists opt to stay in small towns near Betania rather than spend on the impersonal chain hotels of the capital. ... Feliza Tovar has been churning out achiras for most of her life, and runs a successful small business in the town based entirely on a recipe her mother ...
Angelica Lamos Ballesteros, 51, was welcomed in Venezuela when gun-toting guerrillas forced her from her home in Colombia's mountainous Norte de Santander department. Now back in Colombia, she has opened her home to Venezuelans in their hour of need.
In the same city, a Migration Assistance Center was opened in Villa del Rosario to serve hundreds of citizens in vulnerable conditions. The center is being maintained with resources from the same Department of Santander. However, an agreement between Colombia and the US is expected with the visit of ...

Photo: Residents of Sucre celebrate results of a special referendum on October 1. In this small Colombian town, 99% of voters said they did not want mining projects in the mostly agricultural county. (Credit: Juan Carlos Higuera). "This was a vote for life," said Marelba Quiroga, a 60-year-old campesina.
Angelica Lamos Ballesteros, 51, was welcomed in Venezuela when gun-toting guerrillas forced her from her home in Colombia's mountainous Norte de Santander Department. Now back in Colombia, she has opened her home to Venezuelans in their hour of need.
Kit Miyamoto met up with The City Paper to talk about why this Andean capital was chosen above others for his structural engineering rm that implements ... In Colombia, the town of Mesa de los Santos in Santander Department sits on a fault line which shifts everyday, resulting in low-intensity movement.
The Colombian city of Bucaramanga, capital of Santander Department, extended the deadline for awarding the contract for a new waste management ... new technologies and the installation of a new waste management plant at a landfill known as El Carrasco, which according to the city government's ...
Bolt urgently needs medication, George Quintero, police commissioner of the Norte de Santander Department, said to AD. "Mr. Bolt indeed needs medication. As far as I know it is for diabetes", Quintero said. The police commissioner is involved in the negotiations for the Dutch men's release. He is positive ...
Ecopetrol has called on public authorities to help "ensure public order" in the Department of Santander, where the state-controlled oil company says that ... contaminated two waterways that feed into an aqueduct that provides water to the city of Barrancabermeja, which has a population of some 230,000, ...
... injured a soldier during an ambush in the mountainous Catatumbo region, Norte de Santander Department. Several cargo trucks were destroyed by the guerrilla near the Pacific port city of Buenaventura, and an inter-municipal bus transporting passengers from Miranda to Corinto, Cauca, was set on fire.
A project to install waste-to-energy technologies in Bucaramanga, located in Colombia's Santander Department, faces uncertainty as the city government has decided .
A project to install waste-to-energy technologies in Bucaramanga, located in Colombia's Santander Department, faces uncertainty as the city ...
Walking through an extraction plant in the Santander Department is a ... Since all that is grown around his village Puerto Wilches is oil palm, ...
Photo: Residents of Sucre celebrate results of a special referendum on October 1. In this small Colombian town, 99% of voters said they did not want mining projects in the mostly agricultural county. (Credit: Juan Carlos Higuera). "This was a vote for life," said Marelba Quiroga, a 60-year-old campesina.

Angelica Lamos Ballesteros, 51, was welcomed in Venezuela when gun-toting guerrillas forced her from her home in Colombia's mountainous Norte de Santander Department. Now back in Colombia, she has opened her home to Venezuelans in their hour of need.
Kit Miyamoto met up with The City Paper to talk about why this ... the town of Mesa de los Santos in Santander Department sits on a fault line ...
The Colombian city of Bucaramanga, capital of Santander Department, extended the deadline for awarding the contract for a new waste management ... new technologies and the installation of a new waste management plant at a landfill known as El Carrasco, which according to the city government's ...
The Colombian city of Bucaramanga, capital of Santander Department, extended the deadline for awarding the contract for a new waste ...
... Tachira, Venezuela to Cucuta, Norte de Santander Department, Colombia, ... The outflow is already evident in the Colombian border town of ...
... order" in the Department of Santander, where the state-controlled oil ... into an aqueduct that provides water to the city of Barrancabermeja, ...
Santander Department, in fact, is the adventure capital of Colombia. ... Barichara, 30 minutes from San Gil, an early 18th-century village overlooking a gorgeous canyon. It's one of Colombia's most beautiful and best-preserved colonial towns. ... We Found a Different Miraculous Cure in This Colombian Town ...
Kit Miyamoto met up with The City Paper to talk about why this ... the town of Mesa de los Santos in Santander Department sits on a fault line ...
At an overnight protest in Villa del Rosario, a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border, hundreds of Venezuelans taking shelter there decried ...
The outflow is already evident in the Colombian border town of Cucuta, where more and more spots have opened up selling Venezuelan food ...
Bolt urgently needs medication, George Quintero, police commissioner of the Norte de Santander Department, said to AD. "Mr. Bolt indeed ...
... order" in the Department of Santander, where the state-controlled oil ... into an aqueduct that provides water to the city of Barrancabermeja, ...
... that a new hospital will be built in the Department of Santander. ... a small city known as an eco-sports hub due to the many rafting, hiking, ...
The baby, who weighs just 2.2kg, is now recovering having contracted hypothermia, doctors said. police in the Department of Santander said ...
One such region is the remote area of Catatumbo in the mountainous Norte de Santander Department. In Catatumbo, humanitarian needs remain dire.
The one-page open letter circulated in the northern Department of Santander - one of the areas hardest-hit by the armed conflict - is signed by the Urban Command of the Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces of Colombia paramilitary group in the city of ...
Beltran war born in 1953 as Israel Ramirez in San Gil, a town in the central Colombian Santander Department. While studying chemical engineering, Beltran joined the ELN in the 1970s, less than a decade after the group first announced its presence.
By 4 p.m. on Saturday, the day Colombia reopened its border with Venezuela, at least 40,000 people had streamed into the border town of Cucuta. They came by ... During a visit to the border in Colombia's Norte de Santander Department this month, Devex ...
The Venezuelans crossed the border into the city of Cucuta in Colombia's Norte de Santander Department as Venezuelan authorities briefly opened border crossings on Saturday.
Cucuta (Colombia) (AFP) - Thousands of Venezuelans crossed Saturday into the Colombian city of Cucuta to buy food and medicine, taking advantage of another brief opening in the border that's been closed nearly a year.
Now, however, it is evident that the outcome is exactly the opposite to what Maduro predicted: Colombian towns and cities are well supplied while Venezuelans must go without basic products of food and medicine.
... governor of the Norte de Santander Department that includes Cucuta, said on twitter. "Thank you for this welcome, the people of Venezuela are experiencing a serious humanitarian situation," Jose Gregorio Sanchez, a resident of the border town of ...
On Sunday, President Juan Manuel Santos ordered security forces to begin search and rescue operations in the mountainous region of the Norte de Santander Department and in the vicinity of El Tarra, the town where the Spanish journalist was last seen ...
Hidden under a layer of cement in a pit 6.5 meters wide and 2.5 meters deep, the cocaine had reportedly been collected from drug operations in Norte de Santander Department, the Bajo Cauca sub-region of Antioquia, and the Eastern Plains region ...
Director of the Departmental Health Institute, John Bitar said the outbreak was in Norte de Santander Department in northern Colombia, bordering Venezuela.
The government agency said that one case was in Norte de Santander Department near the border with Venezuela and the other in the lowland areas near the capital, Bogota.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Aleppo-based activist Bahaa al-Halaby say government warplanes, helicopter gunships and artillery have been bombarding rebel-held parts of the city on Thursday. The pro-government Addounia TV ...
Belgian prosecutors have launched a public appeal for any information on the "man in hat" suspect in the Brussels Airport suicide bombings that killed 16 people.
14 on the road to Patio Cemento in the northeastern Colombian Department of Santander, where Camilo Torres was killed in combat half a century ago on Feb. 15, 1966.
Just months later, in his first skirmish with government troops in the northeastern Department of Santander, he was shot dead at 36 years old.
The north-central Colombian city of Bucaramanga is not-so-creatively referred to as the "City of Parks" because of its more-than-160 shady parks and plazas.
Just months later, in his first skirmish with government troops in the northeastern Department of Santander, he was shot dead at 36 years old.
Colombian health officials reported the deaths of a man and a women in second city, Medellin, on Thursday after they were confirmed to be carriers of Zika and showed symptoms of the Guillain-Barre syndrome.


 

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