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Rising violence along with an escalation in murders is causing grave concern in rural communities across Colombia. | Photo: Reuters. Previous; Next. Published 15 February 2018. 0. Comments. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to twitter Share to facebook Share to gmail Share to Google+ Share to Pinterest Share to email.
It was hastily erected by the government as part of the November 2016 accord that ended a five-decade conflict -- one of 28 "training and normalization camps" across the country where rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia would disarm, receive identity cards, sign up for job training and ...

Adelaide drug mule Cassie Sainsbury, who is serving a six-year jail term for trying to smuggle almost 6kg of cocaine out of Colombia, could have her ... Sainsbury's mother, Lisa Evans, is travelling to Colombia to support her daughter as she prepares to appear in court in coming weeks, the Adelaide ...
Ms Evans, who flew to Colombia on Tuesday, said she was "hopeful" the former personal trainer would be freed early. "We would love her to be released earlier. It will be entirely up to the judge," she said. Ms Evans said the judge would take into consideration evidence that had been presented during two ...

In Colombia, landslides account for nearly 50% of disaster deaths. It owns this mud-slide susceptibility to "mountainous terrain, active tectonics, occasional earthquakes, deep weathering and intense rainfall," according to disaster expert Professor Dave Petley of the American Geophysical Union. "Add to ...
(NBC News) Nearly three-quarters of flowers sold in the U.S. for Valentine's Day come from Colombia. In the early 1990s, the U.S. government incentivized farmers in Colombia to grow flowers as a way to discourage drug productionand it worked. Today, vast greenhouses, packing warehouses, and ...
2018 will be a year of great opportunities and humanitarian challenges for Colombia. The peace accord signed between the FARC-EP1 and the national government has caused a certain reduction in armed actions in some regions where violent actions and impact on the civilian population have ...
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said on Tuesday the country needs international aid to help cope with the humanitarian crisis caused by hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fleeing over the border to escape the economic crisis at home. "I appreciate the offers of financial and other aid from ...
INIRIDA, Colombia -- Huge areas of Colombia, which for nearly a half-century were unreachable by outsiders, have begun to open their doors to eco-tourists attracted by the unspoiled beauty of rainforests and rivers and the villages of indigenous people seemingly locked in time. The transformation has ...
A rebel from Colombia's Marxist National Liberation army (ELN) shows his weapon in the northwestern jungles, Colombia August 31, 2017. | Photo: ... The National Liberation Army (ELN) of Colombia announced today that it is willing to immediately begin the fifth cycle of talks with the government to find ...
In the sun-scorched desert of La Guajira Peninsula on the northern border of Colombia, a girl walks along the dirt road to her "rancheria", a handful of makeshift homes that constitute her village. The heat of the parched, barren land is broken only by a brittle tree or a few spiny cacti. She has just returned ...
TUMACO, Colombia -- The deal that ended decades of war in Colombia hinged on a simple formula: The rebels would surrender their weapons, and in exchange, earn the right to run for office in the country's democracy. But on Friday the former fighters said they were suspending their campaign.
Spain blasts Campo Of Gibraltar as 'Colombia of Spain': 'They want to be like Escobar!' SPAIN'S police union has warned Campo of Gibraltar - a region of Andalucia in Spain - is in danger of becoming the 'Colombia of Spain', with young people idolising Pablo Escobar and the drug trade. By Joey Millar.
While there was little doubt that Colombian cycling is very much on the up again, the first edition of the Colombia Oro y Paz stage race underlined not only the passion for the sport in the Latin American country, but also the depth of talent it boasts. Colombia's well-established names were very much to the ...
Out-of-nowhere victories weren't exclusive to the Monterey Peninsula on Sunday. Roughly 3,730 miles away in Bogota, Colombia, England's Ben Taylor claimed the title at the Web.com Tour's Club Colombia Championship. It was a big moment when you consider that in his 25 previous Web.com starts, the member of the ...

Nairo Quintana predicted war but in the end there was peace. Of course, there were winners and losers, but once the dust had settled after a spectacular climax to the inaugural edition of the Colombia Oro y Paz, all parties seemed to leave content.
Thousands of Venezuelans have rushed to border crossings with Colombia after Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced a tightening of controls. Only those who have registered for a special border card or can produce a passport will be able to cross. They fear it will become more difficult for ...
CHANGE: A campaign to curb the use of plastic bags in Colombia has seen widespread success, with many consumers switching to canvas bags like ... The number of plastic bags circulating in Colombia has dropped by 10 per cent since the government started obliging consumers to pay for the bags in ...
Migration into Colombia has surged as Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has moved to consolidate his rule and the nation's economy plummets. Colombia migration authorities say there are an estimated 600,000 Venezuelans currently in Colombia - double the number six months ago. Venezuela ...
A forensic doctor examine the bones of an unidentified victim which is analyzed in the lab of the Attorney-General's office in Bogota, Colombia, May 5, 2017. Reuters/Inaldo Perez ... SOGAMOSO, Colombia (Reuters) - Margarita Lucia Fonnegra did not flinch when the needle pricked her finger. Others had ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Colombia is drawing up plans to hedge against declines in the price of crude, its main export, the country's finance minister said on ... Mauricio Cardenas said "it is the right time" for Colombia to start thinking about implementing an oil hedge for the first time, adding that the country ...
But now Perez's lucrative legal career may be threatened after he was thrown out of La Picota in mid-January when a prison director berated him and another American lawyer for trying to visit extraditable inmates without proper permission. The prison wrote up a complaint and referred it to the Colombia ...
That same day, Sanroque and other FARC candidates appeared at a sparsely attended rally at the National University of Colombia. As she handed out fliers to students at the college, a hotbed of rebel support during the conflict, she said a key strategy of the FARC is to harness youth's "nonconformity and ...
CUCUTA, Colombia - A group of Venezuelans run their small business out of a small apartment's kitchen in Colombia. A few empanadas were frying on the stove. On a small counter, a man was unrolling the crescent dough, cutting it, adding the chicken and using plastic to carefully fold the dough.
It was a similar scene to the previous two days in Palmira, Colombia's so-called 'city of cycling'. In fact, these opening three days have been almost identical: flat stages, Quick-Step domination, Gaviria triumph, Colombian adulation. Some details have changed - after two second-places Juan Molano ...
Finding the right destination to be with that special someone doesn't have to be a tormented affair, though, for in Colombia there are picture-perfect places for that relaxing weekend enjoying a roaring fireplace and, if the Cabernets didn't get the best of the evening, a romantic walk under the stars. The best ...
MONTES DE MARIA, Colombia - Under a cloudless sky and a baking sun in late January, Argemiros Capela, 76, pointed to a patch of scrubland on his lot that had started to grow back after years of desertification. "The iguanas have started to come back too," Capela said, smirking. Splash upon splash ...
Colombia and Brazil have tightened border controls with Venezuela as both nations deal with a big influx of hundreds of thousands of migrants from their neighbour. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday his government would implement stricter migratory measures and suspend new ...
Palaeontologists have discovered a never-before-seen species of fish in Colombia with the help from a ten-year-old curious tourist. The fossil, Candelarhynchus padillai, is about 90-million-years old and has no modern relatives, said Oksana Vernygora from the University of Alberta in Canada. "A kid was ...
Nacho Deschamps, Group Head of International Banking and Digital Transformation at Scotiabank says, "We're excited about this acquisition because it will allow us to serve new customers in Colombia and it is in line with Scotiabank's strategy to increase scale within the Colombian banking sector, as well ...
Breaking Glass Pictures, founded in 2009 by industry veterans Richard Wolff and Richard Ross, has announced the acquisition of the Colombian Academy Award submission "Guilty Men," which swept Colombia's Macondo Awards last December. The deal was negotiated by Breaking Glass' CEO Richard ...
However, one of the most glaring examples of how misinformation was deployed to achieve political ends comes not from Europe or North America, but Colombia. In the fall of 2016, a prominent politician admitted to deliberately misleading the public ahead of one of the most important votes in the country's ...
Decades have passed since the bulk of marijuana cultivation in The Americas shifted from Colombia up to Mexico. But the tides are turning again. This time, suited business people, not drug cartels, are betting on a lucrative Colombian weed crop, bound for markets around the world. The investors?
In recent years, Colombia's IT services sector has quickly garnered a reputation in the US for its high-performance development teams, world-class best practices, and top-notch quality, all factors that have been attracting major IT players and services clients alike, which in turn has been driving up costs.
Brothers in court over £50m plot to import cocaine from Colombia to the UK. Half a tonne of the Class A drug, spread across 15 suitcases, was seized from a private jet. 15:37, UK, Wednesday 31 January 2018. A suitcase containing packages of cocaine that was detained at Farnborough Airport. Image: A suitcase containing ...
The humanitarian situation in Colombia remains an issue of concern. It has been exacerbated in the last weeks by the end of the ceasefire with the ELN (National Liberation army), which has led to an escalation in armed actions in different parts of the country, particularly at the border with Venezuela.
Venezuela's economic and social crisis is fuelling a major increase in crime, not just at home, but also in neighbouring Colombia. The collapse in Venezuela's currency has made cross-border smuggling a lucrative business for criminal gangs. Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti, reporting from Villa del ...
On 20 December 2017, ABColombia sent a letter to Sir Alan Duncan, UK Minister of State for Europe and The Americas, expressing concerns regarding the situation of human rights defenders (HRDs) in Colombia. In the letter, ABColombia asked the Minister to ensure a statement is made at the UN Security ...
A bombing targeted a police outpost in northern Colombia on Sunday, a police official said. Several people were injured from the blast in Soledad, a suburb of the coastal city of Barranquilla, a local police officer, who asked not to be identified, told CNN en Espanol. The Metropolitan Police of Barranquilla ...
Colombia, long notorious as a violence-torn drug war dystopia, is now set to become a global leader in the legal production of cannabis for the medical market. Vancouver-based International Cannabis Corp, also known as ICC Labs, is the latest foreign company to win a production license in the South ...
Setting aside combat fatigues and weapons, Colombia's once-fearsome rebels enter world of politics. By Chris Kraul. Jan 27 ... A man takes part in the launch of the political campaign for president of FARC leader Rodrigo Londono Echeverri, known as "Timochenko," on Saturday in Bogota, Colombia.
It wouldn't be the only name change for Millarworld titles. The secret Service would become Kingsman, Jupiter's children became Jupiter's Legacy, Chosen would become American Jesus, the trademark to Supercrooks would be dropped after DC Comics objected and Unfunnies would be wiped from all ...
Former rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, known as Timochenko, salutes at an event to present candidates running for Congress for the political party formed by former guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, in Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo ...
Colombia is one of world's top cocaine producers, home to a thriving underground economy dedicated to making, trafficking, and selling the drug. Roughly 90 percent of the country's coke winds up in the US--but getting it to the States is a difficult, dangerous process. On this episode of VICE INTL, VICE ...
The 23-year-old will now look to recover over the coming days before he competes at the inaugural Colombia Oro y Paz event in his native Colombia. The six-day race will begin on February 6. Gaviria won two stages of last year's Vuelta a San Juan and looked on track to match that with a commanding ...
Over the last year, hundreds of social activists, Indigenous leaders, and former guerilla militia have fallen victim to Colombia's violence. ... At least five guerrillas from the ELN, Colombia's National Liberation army, were killed during a clash with military forces in the rural department of Antioquia Wednesday.
A protected area of 3,060 square kilometres, El Cocuy National Park hosts Colombia's largest collection of glacier peaks, with 150 lakes and ecosystems that stretch from the dry forest at 500 meters up to the paramos ecosystems and glaciers above 5,000 meters. On my journey, I discovered not only ...
With Venezuela's economy on the brink of collapse, the number of Venezuelans crossing the border into Colombia is on the rise. It is estimated that more than 500,000 made the move recently. Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from the border city of Cucuta, where many Venezuelan refugees are ...


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