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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- The World Food Program will begin distributing vouchers to droves of hungry Venezuelan migrants arriving in neighboring Colombia as part of a program similar to that offered to refugees from war-torn nations like Syria. Starting Monday, the United Nations food agency will ...
Residents of the Catatumbo region of Colombia, which borders Venezuela, are trapped in their own homes due to an ongoing conflict between two ... The problem worsened with the "armed strike" decreed last week by the EPL which has restricted commerce and people's free movement in the area.

The Colombian government has denied having a diplomatic representation for the Polisario Front on its territory, reiterating its position on the Sahara issue in support of the United Nations efforts to find a lasting political solution. The Colombian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that "a person in ...
Colombia's extreme inequality in land ownership is the worst in South America, a continent where land concentration is already exceedingly high. A recent report by Oxfam highlighted the alarming nature of the country's land concentration, with the top one percent of the largest farms staking claim to 81% ...
Martin Santiago, a United Nations coordinator in Colombia, called on candidates to "prioritize and emphasize" the issue with Venezuela which was "one of the essential and fundamental themes of the construction of the strategic route of the State or government agenda." "The numbers of people ... election
(Washington, DC) - A witness connected to a criminal investigation of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez was murdered on April 14, 2018, ... A Colombian journalist, Daniel Coronell, made public a video on April 21 in which Areiza says that he is "very concerned about the issues around ...
And with presidential elections scheduled later this year in Colombia and Brazil, all bets are off as to whether states in the region will succeed in taking concerted, united action to solve the Venezuelan problem. (Mexico is also headed to the polls later this year, but the outcome is unlikely to change its ...
The climate with which this fifth cycle began is quite cordial and we were able to agree on a methodology to address the ceasefire and the first point of the agenda,” said Gustavo Bell in an interview with El Tiempo newspaper. President Juan Manuel Santos called a halt to the negotiations on January 29 ...
Multiple human rights organizations have urged the Colombian government to implement more effective measures to preserve the lives of social leaders. .... However, the plan failed to properly fight drug-trafficking in the country, while poverty in rural areas has remained one of Colombia's main issues, ...
An oil spill that began nearly a month ago in the eastern Colombian department of Santander, forcing the evacuation of at least 79 people and ... Initially, Ecopetrol stated that it managed to control the oil spill, which is an issue the company has dealt with frequently in rural Colombia due to guerrilla attacks ...
An unclear amount of oil has leaked into Colombia's waterways, and environmental activists are saying an oil company is to blame. .... In addition to the symptoms reported by the Colombian locals, people suffering from oil contamination can experience respiratory issues, skin rashes, fatigue, and ...
El Estrecho, Colombia - For more than 35 years, Blanca Ducuara Gomez lived in Colombia's mountains, patrolling the countryside as a member of the ... Officials say the lack of development in Policarpa was due to its complicated and remote location, a common problem for most of the reincorporation ...
On March 2, the oil well Lizama 158 in the Lizama stream in the rural area of Barrancabermeja, Colombia ruptured. 16 days later the oil spill continues to wreak havoc on the environment and the communities. The spill of at least 550 barrels of crude oil contaminated three streams and the Sogamoso River, ...

27 March 2018: In preparation for the UN Economic and Social Council's (ECOSOC) 2018 Special Meeting, the Czech Republic and Colombia co-hosted a gathering to explore the role of collective action in issues related to participation and inclusion in the 2030 Agenda. The 2018 special meeting will take ...
In 2014, Colombia's Ministry of Mines and Energy gave fracking the green light, pending environmental reviews. At the end of 2017, Colombia hosted the Colombian Petroleum Association and attracted investors and oil companies from all over the world. A major topic of discussion at the convention was ...
The former rebels cited both criticism of the political process and Londono's serious health problems. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, ... As expected, support for their radical agenda was soundly defeated, with FARC candidates getting less than 0.5 percent of the overall vote. That means their political party, ...
Colombia issues call for power transmission works. By Michael Place Monday, March 12, 2018. BNamericas. Notify me Bookmark. Share ... Colombia's mining and energy ministry planning unit UPME has launched a tender for new transmission infrastructure in the northern department of .
Earlier, Mr. Trump had said that coca cultivation and cocaine production had risen to record levels in Colombia, and challenged Mr. Santos to remedy the problem. The United States has a long history of cooperation with Colombia on that issue and others. The efforts to build the border wall, along with the ...
This doesn't bode well for the company, especially as it battles a range of preexisting issues like dwindling reserves and oil output. ... in decline 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.
“Our association is evaluating positively these new rules,” president of the Colombian solar energy association SER Colombia, Alejandro Lucio Chaustre told pv magazine. “In general, we see that the issuance of this regulation clears the way for small-scale self-generation in Colombia to become a reality ...
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former combatants with Colombia's once largest rebel group are suspending their political campaign activities amid mounting .... The ex-rebels have proposed that the focus of the political party be aimed at addressing many of the same entrenched issues that gave birth to the ...
The enforced closure of the Bogota-Villavicencio road link following the collapse has caused transport problems and the Colombian Government has now ... Coviandes has commissioned an audit of the bridge collapse from US specialist Modjeski and Masters (M&M) to identify the cause of the problem.
The Colombian Red Cross Guajira branch has worked in more than 110 indigenous communities, contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of ... the Colombian Red Cross reached 1,988 people, helping to improve the health problems presented by these communities in vulnerable situation.
Escobar in China Square Central came under the spotlight after the Colombian Embassy took issue with its branding last week. The pub ... The owner of gastropub Escobar, named after the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, has agreed to revamp its logo and images of his likeness on the premises after ...
And Colombia does not laugh at this very important issue for us because it's a matter of national security.” [Translation by the US State Department]. Instead, the Colombian President focused on the metrics that Tillerson alluded to; like the eradication of 54,000 hectares of coca crops, and the ambition to ...
Now they are a legal political party, thanks to a 2016 peace deal with the Colombian government. And they will participate in this year's congressional and presidential elections, fielding more than 70 candidates around the country. Like the IRA in Northern Ireland, or the ANC in South Africa, the FARC are ...
At least 8,000 Venezuelans cross the border between Colombia and Venezuela daily to the department of Arauca, southeast of Colombia. ... The area, which also faces problems with the control of armed groups, comes displaced from the FARC, paramilitaries and indigenous people who are displacing ...
The 300-page accord signed between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla, in December 2016, is a case in point. The agreement covers six key points: Comprehensive Rural Reform; Political Participation; End of the Conflict; Solution to the Problem of Illicit Drugs; Victims of the Conflict; and ...
A bar named after Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar found itself in a tricky situation after the Embassy of Colombia in Singapore and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) took issue with its theme. The embassy confirmed that it had sent an official note to Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to denounce ...
Colombian Archbishop Luis Castro Quiroga of Tunja, former president of the Colombian bishops' conference, said one of the church's roles is “helping people step away from vengeance and toward forgiveness and reconciliation.” The first steps are the most difficult for people who have lived with violence ...
COLOMBIA has lodged an angry complaint with Singapore over a restaurant in the city-state named after drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. In a three-page letter to the foreign ministry dated February 2, the Colombian embassy expressed "serious concern", saying the eatery was paying tribute to the "worst ...
The letter argues that the company had negotiated in good faith, that there were no access issues in Colombia, and hints that a compulsory licence might not be in line with the “rule of law.” But it does not explain how that could be, since countries have the right to issue such licences under international ...
The issue of missing persons does not appear on the political agenda of implementation. ... and the structure of the special justice system and truth commission, the aggressors in the conflict will provide details and locations associated with the disappearance of tens of thousands of Colombian citizens.
Colombian policymakers have been grappling with the twin pressures of the global drop in oil prices and rising inflation. In October, the ratings agency Standard & Poor's lowered Colombia's long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating by a notch to BBB-minus. Santos, who will step down in May, said ...
Colombia: A Monthly Review November 2017 DDR and Child Soldier Issues ... people in the process of reintegration and former child soldiers, the former of which are sourced from the Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization (ARN), and the latter from the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF).
On Wednesday, October 11th, the Colombian Constitutional Court unanimously approved the constitutionality of the Final Accord and called for the next three governments to follow through on implementation. The document itself will not be considered a constitutional mandate; such mandates will emerge ...
A security council meeting will be held during which it will be decided, among others issues “the amount of the award for information that helps to find the ... The Colombian Human Rights Network of the Colombian Southwest 'Francisco Isaias Cifuentes' claimed that the security situation is complex in the ...
The UN chief said he was impressed by Colombia's commitment to not only building peace but also guaranteeing the presence of the State throughout the Colombian territory, including the presence of administration, security, public services, education, and health in creating a development framework for ...
The DOL's January 2017 report recognized “meaningful progress” by the Colombian government on these issues but also identified concerns ... to discuss these problems, the 19 recommendations in the DOL report for addressing those problems and Colombia's progress toward implementing those ...
The latest issue of gay travel mag Elska presents the Colombian capital as a "stunning, modern, cosmopolitan, and safe city full of open and positive ... But the latest issue, shot in Bogota, Colombia, is the first in Latin America—and the one editor-photographer Liam Campbell says he's the most eager to ...
On the contrary, the points on the agreed agenda need to be further elaborated," said Nicolas Rodriguez Bautista, known as Gabino, in a video message to the Colombian people on December 29. Gabino is the top Colombian ELN guerrilla (Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional – the National Liberation Army).
Prior to the peace process, health economists worldwide had touted the success of Colombia's 1993 health care expansion, especially as a potential ... that about 10.87 percent of the Colombian population deal with mental health issues—mainly post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety.
Just last week, the reports rolled in: ICE deports convicted narco kingpin, Hebert Veloza Garcia. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers with ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deported the former leader of a Colombian paramilitary drug-trafficking organization on December 26.
The Commerce Department preliminarily determined that exporters from Belgium, Colombia and Thailand have sold citric acid and certain citrate ... final determinations of dumping and the U.S. International Trade Commission makes affirmative final injury determinations, Commerce will issue AD orders.
According to the National Council for Economic and Social Policy (CONPES), this will involve both concessionaires and contractors in setting their own tariff policies. The main thrust of the policy will be to strengthen institutions, adjust the compensation formula, guarantee tariff freedom and identify future ...
Colombia had recently started publishing detailed public contracting records as open data for the first time. So our first port of call was to work with our national procurement agency, Colombia Compra Eficiente, to analyse the US$136m that we were spending on meals and other services. What we found ...


 

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