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Ousted Caracas mayor reaches Spain after fleeing Venezuela

Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma has arrived in Madrid a day after he escaped from house arrest in Venezuela and slipped past security forces into Colombia. Ledezma's flight from Bogota … Click to Continue »

Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to Europe

11 hours agoNews : The Cutline

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma said he plans to take his fight against Venezuela's socialist government to Europe after he escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia on Friday. The flight was an apparent embarrassment for security forces who had been keeping close watch over one of Venezuela's most prominent opposition leaders.

Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, arrives in Colombia in 'movie-like' escape

Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia on Friday, an apparent embarrassment for security forces who had been keeping close watch over one of Venezuela's most prominent opposition leaders. Colombian immigration authorities said in a statement that Ledezma...

Caracas mayor in Colombia after escaping house arrest

Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma, a key opponent of President Nicolas Maduro, arrived in neighboring Colombia Friday after escaping house arrest in the Venezuelan capital. "My voice is joining a chorus of Venezuelans who have asked for help from Colombia," Ledezma told reporters after arriving in the Colombian border town of Cucuta. Show More Summary

Venezuela opposition leader Ledezma flees to Colombia

CARACAS/BOGOTA (Reuters) - Veteran Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, under house arrest after his 2015 arrest for alleged coup plotting, escaped across the border to Colombia on Friday.

Dutch woman with a trumpet taking Colombian salsa by storm

20 hours agoArts : Artdaily

A woman playing trumpet in a salsa band in traditionally macho South America is a rare thing. It's rarer still when that woman is Dutch. Since arriving on Colombia's salsa scene, Maite Hontele has been blasting her horn to full houses from Bogota to Seoul and has gradually won the respect of salsa's greats. Show More Summary

Chapecoense avoids relegation one year after plane crash

Chapecoense has avoided relegation in the Brazilian championship almost one year after an plane crash killed 19 of its players in Colombia        

Latin America’s Presidential Elections: Are Mexico, Brazil and Colombia Ready for Anti-Establishment Candidates?

Critical elections in the region’s three most populous countries are likely to reveal a distemper stemming from citizen disgust.

Colombia court approves peace tribunals ahead of congressional vote

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's constitutional court said in a ruling late on Tuesday that special justice tribunals outlined in a peace deal between the government and the Marxist FARC rebels are constitutional, ahead of a congressional vote on the subject.

James Rodriguez explains why he left Colombia camp for early Bayern Munich return

Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez has today revealed why he opted to make an early return to Germany, having been on international duty with Colombia. Adapting well Rodriguez, who made the move to the Allianz Arena this summer on a surprise two-year loan from Real Madrid, has made a positive start to life in Germany, […]

Colombia beats China 4-0 in friendly in Chongqing

Colombia has rebounded from losing to South Korea 2-1 by defeating China 4-0 in a friendly in Chongqing        

do: She Took On Colombia’s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced.

The debate over taxing sugary drinks has turned into a ferocious global policy brawl. In Colombia, proponents faced intimidation and censorship.

EU removes Colombia's FARC from terror blacklist

The EU on Monday removed Colombia's FARC from its list of terrorist organisations, an official told AFP, after the former guerilla movement disarmed as part of a peace deal and relaunched itself as a political party. The Revolutionary...Show More Summary

Colombia—a megadiverse paradise still to be discovered

Not so long ago, Colombia was listed as a failed state. People were trapped inside cities because of the high risk of being kidnapped, and for decades armed confrontations affecting civilians happened almost every single day. As a Colombian scientist and field biologist, I learned how to carry out research under those conditions. Show More Summary

Colombia floods and mudslide prove deadly

Troops called in to help search for victims after torrential rains hit southwest Colombia.

Japan Update

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Biggest news in Japan while this reporter was absent to attend the WBA convention in Medellin, Colombia, was that former WBC bantamweight champion… Read More » The post Japan Update appeared first on

Colombia Reports A Historic Seizure Of Cocaine: More Than 13 Tons

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The drugs are worth more than a third of a billion dollars, according to President Juan Manuel Santos.

At least four dead, 18 missing in Colombia landslide

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A landslide killed at least four people and left 18 missing in southwest Colombia, authorities said on Wednesday, as the country grappled once again with the deadly pairing of heavy rains and poor infrastructure.

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