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At Least 23 Inmates Killed In Prison Riot Over Coronavirus In Colombia

A prison riot in Colombia’s capital Bogota late on Saturday left 23 prisoners dead and 83 injured, the justice minister said on Sunday, as detainees protested sanitary conditions amid the global outbreak of coronavirus. Thirty-two injured...
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The Fruitless Narco Wars

Bogota, Colombia—Colombia is about to dust off a controversial weapon from the bloodiest period of the nation's decades-long battle against cocaine production. The aerial fumigation program was halted in 2014 after the World Health Organization...
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A Glut Of Arms: Curbing The Threat To Venezuela From Violent Groups

Demonstrators in the neighborhood of Cotiza, on the north side of Caracas. Credit: Courtesy of EfectoCocuyo.comBy External SourceCARACAS/BOGOTA/BRUSSELS, Feb 28 2020 (IPS) Power in Venezuela is slipping away from state institutions and concentrating...
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Bogota's First Woman Mayor Pledges To Fight Racism, Xenophobia

Bogota's first woman mayor Claudia Lopez took office Wednesday promising leadership in the troubled Colombian capital and pledging to fight "racism, class distinctions and xenophobia."The center-left mayor, who married her same-sex partner last...
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Venezuelan Minsiter Accuses Opposition Of Preparing Terrorist Attack On Military

The Venezuelan government believes that the planned terrorist attack was financed from abroad, particularly from Colombia. The relationship between the two countries has worsened lately, ever since Bogota, along with the US, endorsed Guaido as the...
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People Take To Streets In Bogota Amid Third National Strike - Video

The protests started in Colombia last week after the government headed by President Ivan Duque had announced a pension reform.
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Mass Demonstrations Against Government Enter Seventh Day In Bogota - Video

At least four people have been killed and 500 more injured since the start of the protests last week. 
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Colombia Police Station Bombed As Unrest Intensifies

Three police officers were killed in a bomb blast late Friday at a police station in Colombia, after thousands gathered for renewed protests and sporadic looting erupted in the capital of Bogota.A police source told Reuters 10 officers were also...
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Bogota Imposes Citywide Curfew Amid Mass Protests, Colombian President Calls For Nationwide Dialogue

The Colombian Migration Office announced earlier this week that all border checkpoints in the country would be closed through 22 November due to ongoing protests.
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Colombian Airline Avianca Announces Suspension Of Flight Sales To Cuba Amid Us Sanctions

BOGOTA (Sputnik) – Colombian airline Avianca announced suspending sales of flights to Cuba amid restrictions imposed by the United States.
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Colombia Elects First Woman, Who Is Openly Gay, Mayor Of Bogota

Claudia Lopez, a symbol of the fight against corruption in Colombia, on Sunday became the first woman to be elected mayor of the capital Bogota. The 49-year-old center-left candidate, who is openly gay, won the local election with 35.2 percent of...
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Ivanka Trump’s Haircut In Spotlight As She Heads To South America, Promoting Women’s Empowerment

The presidential daughter and White House aide has arrived in Bogota, Colombia, on a mission to advance the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP), launched by her father’s administration this year. However, not only her...
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Trump Pushed ‘frontal Assault’ On Colombian Peace Deal, Undermining Guerrilla Reincorporation

On Thursday, the former top commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Ivan Marquez, announced the 2016 peace deal with Bogota had not been honored, and a return to armed struggle was underway. The government never intended to...
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The Amazon Is On Fire—indigenous Rights Can Help Put It Out

Naomi KleinColombian natives and activists protested against the government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over the fires in the Amazon rainforest, in front of the Brazilian consulate in Bogota, Colombia, on August 23, 2019.(Raul...
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Cops: Colombian Drug Smuggler Had Cocaine Hidden Under His Towering Toupee

The accused mule was arrested last month after arriving in Barcelona, Spain on a flight from Bogota. read more
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An Arm Of The World Bank Has Been Implicated In Latin America’s Biggest Corruption Scandal

(BOGOTA, Colombia) — María Victoria Guarín was a key adviser on Colombia’s biggest-ever transportation project: a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) highway across mountainous terrain connecting the capital to busy Caribbean...
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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...
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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.
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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)
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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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