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Colombia's largest soft drink company, Postobon, was already in trouble for allegedly sponsoring death squads. Now it is accused of using children who are vulnerable to malnutrition for the testing of new drinks. The accusation that Postobon used 200 children in the impoverished La Guajira province for ...
Production and exports at Cerrejon fell for a third straight year in 2017, when it mined 31.7 million tonnes of coal, as heavy rainfall affected operations, the owners said this month. The last strike at Cerrejon, which produces coal at its open pit mine in northern La Guajira province, was in February 2013 and ...

The Wayuu populated the northeastern La Guajira province long before the Spanish conquistadors arrived in the 16th century. The arid desert climes kiss the crystal Caribbean waters in the north of the province, flanked to the east by the porous Venezuelan border. Along the coast to the west, there is more ...
A FARC guerrilla fighter studies on a tablet at their encampment at the Transitional Standardization Zone in Pondores, La Guajira department, Colombia. Photo: Getty. The exodus has been confirmed by the head of the UN's Colombia Reincorporation Mission. Only 45 per cent of demobilised Farc members ...
Before I even get out of the taxi at the Terminal de Transporte in Santa Marta, people are already shouting at me. “Barranquilla!” “Cartagena!” “Maicao!” I follow the “Maicao” guy and hop onto a bus that's about to leave. $20,000 pesos seems like a fair price for the 150-kilometer trip to Los Flamencos Fauna ...
Nine people have been injured in clashes between police and residents of Colombia's northern La Guajira province demanding more government support for the impoverished region. La Guajira is currently suffering from a drought and locals say the authorities have not done enough to mitigate its effects ...

... in July-December, up from $74/mt a year earlier and $75/mt in January-June, it said. The miner's New South Wales Energy Coal business produces coal via the Mt Arthur mine in the Hunter Valley region. In Colombia, it has a one-third interest in Cerrejon, which operates a mine in the La Guajira province.
BOGOTA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The president of Cerrejon, Colombia's largest thermal coal miner, will leave his position at the end of June, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. Roberto Junguito, who has been president for six years, is leaving for personal reasons, the company said. Cerrejon's ...
Cerrejon, one of the world's largest open-pit coal mines, is located in northern La Guajira province. It has a railway line spanning more than 90 miles (150-km) and a seaport to handle shipments. The trade union has demanded a 12 % wage increase in the first year of a new contract, while the company has ...
A FARC guerrilla fighter studies on a tablet at their encampment at the Transitional Standardization Zone in Pondores, La Guajira department, Colombia. Photo: Getty. The exodus has been confirmed by the head of the UN's Colombia Reincorporation Mission. Only 45 per cent of demobilised Farc members ...
In Colombia, they live in La Guajira department. Their home area is comprised of 20,000 km and is rich in salt and petroleum deposits. Families often earn a living from harvesting salt and extracting petroleum, but their main sources of income are cattle ranching and fishing, which makes them particularly ...
FARC guerrillas march in column during a review at their camp in the Transitional Standardization Zone in Pondores, La Guajira department, Colombia on April 3, 2017. The Colombian government reported that the FARC guerrillas provided a total list with the names of the 6,084 members of the rebel group ...
... of Education has requested WFP to support the management of the school meals program in La Guajira department by introducing innovative models that ensure transparency and accountability. Negotiations are underway to define a possible WFP intervention that would cover around 160,000 children.
Before I even get out of the taxi at the Terminal de Transporte in Santa Marta, people are already shouting at me. “Barranquilla!” “Cartagena!” “Maicao!” I follow the “Maicao” guy and hop onto a bus that's about to leave. $20,000 pesos seems like a fair price for the 150-kilometer trip to Los Flamencos Fauna ...
Nine people have been injured in clashes between police and residents of Colombia's northern La Guajira province demanding more government support for the impoverished region. La Guajira is currently suffering from a drought and locals say the authorities have not done enough to mitigate its effects ...
The tension between the two countries escalated further in May when the Venezuelan government complained about Colombian military tanks operating close to the border in the La Guajira province calling it an act of “provocation.” Colombian authorities responded by claiming that the tanks had been ...
... substation and transmission lines Colectora-Cuestecitas and Cuestecitas-La Loma, which was defined in the generation - transmission reference expansion plan 2015-2029, adopted by resolution of the mines and energy ministry. The project will connect planned wind farms in La Guajira department to the national grid.

Perhaps the contrast is best seen when examining the protracted and largely needless hunger crisis in northern La Guajira province. There, the Wayuu, the country's largest indigenous group, suffer dire malnutrition exacerbated, if not caused, by serious failures of governance. Limited access to water and ...
... allocates 45.8bn pesos (US$15mn) for water, sewerage and sanitation projects to be carried out in La Guajira department in the northeast of ...
... to strengthen WFP's actions in La Guajira department to support Wayuu indigenous communities affected by acute and chronic malnutrition, ...
... mine owned by Glencore (LON:GLEN), BHP Billiton (LON:BLT) and Anglo American (LON:AAL) in the northern La Guajira department.
In Colombia, they live in La Guajira department. Their home area is comprised of 20,000 km and is rich in salt and petroleum deposits. Families ...
FARC guerrillas march in column during a review at their camp in the Transitional Standardization Zone in Pondores, La Guajira department, ...
Fishermen cast nets in the flamingo reserve in Colombia's northern La Guajira department. (Photo by Jacqui de Klerk). I sit in the back.
Nine people have been injured in clashes between police and residents of Colombia's northern La Guajira province demanding more ...
He offered more details during a public event in northeast La Guajira department, telling reporters he had called the White House to offer ...
... mine owned by Glencore (LON:GLEN), BHP Billiton (LON:BLT) and Anglo American (LON:AAL) in the northern La Guajira department.
... locals reported that uniformed Venezuelan troops crossed the border in the La Guajira province and set upon a group of indigenous people.
A UN representative stands in front of the houses in the Transitional Standardization Zone in Pondores, La Guajira department, Colombia on ...
Fishermen cast nets in the flamingo reserve in Colombia's northern La Guajira department. (Photo by Jacqui de Klerk). I sit in the back.
Nine people have been injured in clashes between police and residents of Colombia's northern La Guajira province demanding more ...
Amalfi Rosales, a journalist who was forced to flee the northern La Guajira province after exposing corruption, told AP. Another journalist, Claudia Julieta Duque, reported in August last year that the devices have a built-in microphone they hadn't ...
According to the reports, the Venezuelan officials crossed the Colombia border into the La Guajira province, while in armed pursuit of two criminals fleeing on motorbike.
... prison overcrowding throughout Colombia continues to climb, due in major part to a backlogged justice system and wholly inadequate facilities.
Lara says Atlantis will save around $170,000 by skipping Christmas decorations and plans to earmark $100,000 of that to help three indigenous villages in Colombia's arid La Guajira Province. The plan, according to Lara, is to finance education projects ...
Miss Castellanos upped sticks from Bogota and spent time with the women of the Wayuu and Arhuaca tribes in La Guajira province. Her goal was to tell their story of how they keep themselves and their families survive in the desert region through the ...
Fishermen cast nets in the flamingo reserve in Colombia's northern La Guajira department. (Photo by Jacqui de Klerk). I sit in the back.
Charred by the pulsing heat, the earth has turned to dust. Rivers have thinned to threads. Wells and ponds have parched. Across the sun-punished lands of Colombia's La Guajira province, the northernmost point of South America, the symptoms of drought ...
Local media in La Guajira province reported that one person died in flooding. Matthew caused at least one death when it entered the Caribbean on Wednesday, with officials in St. Vincent reporting a 16-year-old boy was crushed by a boulder as he tried ...
Local media in La Guajira province reported that one person died in flooding. Matthew caused at least one death when it entered the Caribbean on Wednesday, with officials in St. Vincent reporting a 16-year-old boy was crushed by a boulder as he tried ...
We all carry a photographer inside and a digital camera - from snazzy SLR with megas of memory to a cellphone. When visiting Colombia there are too many choices of where to go and what to see, so we've decided to lend a helping hand and our ...
The northern La Guajira province, where corruption is rife and recent extreme drought worsened conditions, 26 children died, more than a quarter than the total of 101 children who died in the entire country.
With the death of yet another toddler, a total of 25 children have died of malnutrition in northern Colombia's La Guajira province alone so far this year, local media reported Monday. The two-year-old died in the arms of his grandmother Monday ...
Take the unfortunate incident last month when four of FARC's senior com- manders, well-armed, held a politically charged rally in the rather nondescript hamlet of Conejo, in La Guajira department. It can hardly be refuted that the guerrilla commanders ...
Take the unfortunate incident last month when four of FARC's senior com- manders, well-armed, held a politically charged rally in the rather nondescript hamlet of Conejo, in La Guajira department. It can hardly be refuted that the guerrilla commanders ...
The union represents 4,200 of the 10,000 workers at the mine, located in La Guajira province in northern Colombia. More than 98 per cent of union members who voted were in favor of the action, with a total number 3,428 electing to strike.
President Juan Manuel Santos halted the visits in February after guerrilla leaders Ivan Marquez, Jesus Santrich and Joaquin Gomez met with local residents and participated in public events with armed fighters in La Guajira province, despite ...
... Minister Luis Carlos Villegas, as well as the heads of the armed forces and army and four unit commanders, may have broken the law by allowing four members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to visit El Conejo in La Guajira ...
Jorge Piedrahita, director of the Clinica de la Costa, said the 18-month-old child, who arrived at the hospital last month from La Guajira province, died Monday. Her death brings to four the number of Wayuu children from La Guajira who have died this ...
Three members of the FARC negotiating team had been given permission to travel to northern La Guajira province to explain details of an accord to FARC members, but the government said they violated the terms under which they were allowed to return by ...


 

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