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Colombia Threatens Cuba, Wants Guerrilla Leaders Returned

Colombia threatened Tuesday to denounce Cuba at the United Nations unless it immediately turns over two guerrilla commanders believed to be living on the communist island.The demand came in a letter sent to the Cuban Embassy in Bogota.President Ivan...
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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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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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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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Vice President Pence Announces New Sanctions Against Venezuela’s Maduro In Speech From Colombia

(BOGOTA, Colombia) — The Trump administration on Monday announced new sanctions on allies of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro as it struggles to find new ways to boost his opponent Juan Guaido after an effort to deliver humanitarian aid to the...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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9 Dead In Car Bombing In Colombia Capital

At least nine people were killed and more than 20 injured in a car bombing at a Colombian police academy in Bogota on Thursday, recalling the high-profile attacks associated with bloodiest chapters of the country's guerrilla and drug...
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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.
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