2017 saw a stepping up in the systematic murder of human rights defenders across Latin America for standing up to multinationals and local oligarchs. New Matilda’s Michael Gillard reports from Colombia’s oil fields, where death is a regular outcome for standing against the powerful. The sombre guitar of Mauricio Jimenez cast an embracing shadow over the [...]Show More Summary
BOGOTA (Reuters) - At least 13 people, including a newborn, were killed on Sunday when a landslide pushed a bus into a ravine in southwest Colombia, the disaster relief agency said.
Hilton has officially opened the Conrad Cartagena on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. It’s marks Conrad’s entry into the Colombian market and joins just two other of the brand’s properties in Latin America. The hotel boasts five pools, a huge spa, a golf course, and seven food and beverage options. Show More Summary
Juan Villacis hoped his family would get political asylum in the United States after fleeing threats of violence in Colombia. Instead, they are being deported, starting with him.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Sunday he would seek a new truce with the ELN group in a bid to salvage peace talks that had been set back after a recent offensive by the rebel group. The ELN indicated a willingness to resume negotiations. Show More Summary
More than half a million Venezuelans have taken refuge in Colombia to escape the crippling economic crisis in their country, Bogota's migration authority said Friday. It said the number of Venezuelans entering the country -- 550,000 -- had increased by 62 percent in the last year. Show More Summary
BOGOTA (Reuters) - The number of Venezuelans living in Colombia jumped 62 percent in the last half of 2017 to more than 550,000, its migration authority said on Friday, as Venezuela's economic devastation hastens migration to the neighboring country.
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban actress Aniet Hernandez lost all hope that she and her two children would ever join her husband in Miami when the Trump administration slashed staffing at the U.S. embassy in Havana in September and stopped almost all visa processing.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Colombian peace process is a "good reference" for Mexico to follow to try and end years of drug violence, the security advisor of leftist presidential frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thurs...
Bogotá, Colombia, January 18, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the Colombian Supreme Court ruling that forces a business magazine to reveal its sources and urges the court to overturn its decision on appeal.....
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Two former fighters from Colombia's FARC rebels were killed in Antioquia province after campaigning for a political candidate for the now-demobilized guerrilla group, the FARC said in a statement on Wednesday.
Two ex-combatants with Colombia's once-largest rebel group have been shot to death while participating in a campaign event for the guerrilla's new political party. Wilman Asprilla and Ansel Montoya were … Click to Continue »
STRINGER Colombia Democrats won a Wisconsin Senate seat in a deeply Republican district Tuesday night, their 34th legislative pickup since President Trump’s took office. Patty Schachtner defeated Republican Adam Jarchow in Senate District 10, flipping control of a seat that has been held by Republicans since 2000. Show More Summary
At least nine construction workers have been killed in Chirajara, Colombia, after the partially-constructed bridge they were working on collapsed. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
At least nine construction workers were killed and five injured when a partially-constructed bridge collapsed in central Colombia on Monday, an official from the disaster response agency said. The bridge, located in Chirajara on theShow More Summary
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Colombian officials say 10 workers died after a bridge they were building outside the nation's capital collapsed.
My expectations for food in Colombia were not high. I envisaged quite a bit of meat and a lot of black beans! I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food in Colombia – and it is generally amazing value! I visited Bogota,...Show More Summary