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Obama Bags $600,000 Payday For Single Speech In Colombia

Former President Barack Obama was paid nearly $600,000 to speak at a Tuesday marketing conference in Bogota, Colombia, according to Colombian news outlet El Tiempo. For those keeping track, that's $100,000 more than Bill Clinton made for a single...
Related topics: Barack Obama, Colombia, Marketing, Bill Clinton

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4 Reportedly Killed, 26 Hurt In Powerful Blast At Pyrotechnics Factory In Bogota

BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Four people have died and at least 26 were injured on Friday during a powerful explosion at a pyrotechnics factory in Bogota, local media reported.
Related topics: Colombia, Argentina, Buenos Aires

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You Say Bogota, I Say Bogotá—and That's A Beautiful Thing

Listeners wonder about the policy on pronouncing non-English names and places.(Image credit: Allison Shelley/NPR)
Related topics: Colombia

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How Trump Landed An Unexpected Blow To One Of The Us's Best Friends

Colombia has worked hand-in-hand with the US on security and diplomacy, but Bogota was stung by a recent, unexpected slap from Trump.
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Colombian Football Rocked By Allegations Girls Were Sexually Abused

Bogota (AFP) – A scandal is brewing in Colombian football as allegations of discrimination and sexual abuse targeting teenage girls has shocked the nation. Colombia’s own #MeToo movement is emerging following painful testimony from a...
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Pence Urges Global Freeze On Venezuelan Oil; Vows Return Of "every Last Dollar" To...

As expected the Lima Group summit hosted in Bogota, Colombia on Monday became a collective Venezuelan regime change strategy session following the weekend showdown over US humanitarian aid entering the country, which led to riots on bridges at...
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Lima Group: There Are 'serious And Credible' Threats On Guaido's Life

The Lima Group said Monday it has "serious and credible threats" against the life of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. Diplomats from 10 Lima Group countries meeting in Bogota said Monday they will hold Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro...
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'if Something Happens With Maduro, It's On Us': Bolivian President Warns

The representatives of Lima Group countries are meeting in Bogota to discuss the current situation in Venezuela. Most of the organization's member countries are backing opposition leader Guaido. US Vice President Mike Pence has also arrived in...
Related topics: Colombia, Venezuela

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Pence To Meet Guaido, Address Lima Group In Bogota Amidst Venezuela Unrest

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is en route to Bogota, Colombia where he is scheduled to meet Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaido and deliver a speech to the Lima Group on the growing crisis in Venezuela. Pence and regional leaders are...
Related topics: Colombia, Venezuela

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Over 60 Venezuelan Servicemen Asked Bogota For Asylum - Colombian Minister

MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo said on 23 February that more than 60 Venezuelan National Guard troops who defected to Colombia had sought asylum in the country over the past day.
Related topics: Colombia, Mexico

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Maduro Culpable For Any Future Violence During Aid Delivery Attempt - Bogota

MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo has stated that Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro would be the person held accountable should violence break out during attempts to deliver humanitarian aid into Venezuela.
Related topics: Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela

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Bolton's '5,000 Troops To Colombia' Note Amid Venezuela Unrest Puzzles Bogota

The development comes hot on the heels of Donald Trump's statement that all options are on the table for Venezuela after his administration recognised opposition figure Juan Guaido as the South American country's interim president.
Related topics: Colombia, Venezuela, Donald Trump

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Colombian Eln Militants Claim Responsibility For Bogota Attack

MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN) on Monday claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on a police school in Bogota, which left 21 people killed and 68 others injured last week.
Related topics: Colombia, Mexico, Police

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Man Allegedly Involved In Attack On Police School In Bogota Detained - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A man suspected of involvement in the recent attack on a police school in the Colombian capital of Bogota was detained in the city, Noticias Caracol media outlet reported Friday.
Related topics: Police, Colombia, Russia, Moscow

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Army War Hero Pleads Guilty To Trying To Smuggle Over $1 Million Of Cocaine Into The Us Hidden In...

X-rays at the US Embassy in Bogota revealed the drugs in gutted punching bags. Master Sgt. Daniel Gould could face 10 years to life on each charge.
Related topics: Colombia

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Caracas, Bogota Mutually Expel Diplomatic Staff - Venezuelan Fm

MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The Venezuelan government has decided to expel one Colombian diplomatic worker in response to Bogota requiring a Venezuelan diplomatic employee to leave the country, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Thursday.
Related topics: Colombia, Mexico

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Police Nab Israeli Suspects In Colombia Child Sex Trafficking Ring (video)

The network is suspected of operating in a spate of Colombian cities, including the capital Bogota, the second-largest city of Medellin as well as Cartagena and Santa Marta. All of the suspects were wanted by Interpol on suspicion of pimping and...
Related topics: Police, Colombia, World Videos

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Bogota Implores Tourists To Stop Feeding Pigeons

On a bright Sunday afternoon, a group of government workers walked around Bogota's most famous square dressed as pigeons, with cardboard beaks covering their noses, as thousands of real birds swarmed overhead and left their droppings on stately...
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Ranking Us Drug Enforcement Officials Passed Secrets To Cartels And Used Government Drivers To Hire...

Officials at a single U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency office in Bogota, Colombia have been investigated passing secrets to cartels and using government funds to hire prostitutes. The Associated Press reported that the DEA’s highest-ranking...
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Christine Ford’s Polygraph Statement Indicates Coordination With Feinstein And Contradicts Her...

** TO GO WITH COLOMBIA MENTIROSOS EN TV ** A polygraph examiner applies electrodes on the fingers of a student at the Latin American Polygraph Institute in Bogota, Tuesday, June 12, 2007. The polygraph is all the rage in deception-weary Colombia,...
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