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Monday, Sep 24

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Venecia, the town that became the icon of Colombia’s coffee culture

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Venecia, a small town some 50 miles southwest of Medellin, offers visitors a tranquil scenery, a unique culture and possibly the most famous hill in Colombia. Upon entering Venecia, visitors…

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Trump praises Duque at UN meeting in pledge to fight cocaine production

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US President Donald Trump on Monday praised Colombia’s new leader Ivan Duque for winning on an anti-drug platform and pledged to partner with his administration to “eradicate coca in his…

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7 expert tips on how to reduce drug abuse globally and drug trafficking in Colombia

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The Global Commission on Drug Policy released a report on Monday in which it made seven recommendations that could reduce drug abuse worldwide and drug trafficking from Colombia. This report…

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Duque calls for international emergency fund for Venezuela displacement crisis

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Colombia’s president Ivan Duque on Sunday called on the international community to create an emergency fund that would help Latin America deal with an ongoing exodus of Venezuelans. Speaking at…

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Colombia’s largest opposition movement gathers to be allowed in next year’s local elections

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Thousands of people from across Colombia joined opposition Senator Gustavo Petro in Bogota on Saturday to seek their movement’s formal recognition as a political party. Despite receiving 42% of votes…

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Colombia to begin persecuting marijuana consumers this week: Duque

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Colombia’s President Ivan Duque said Sunday he will sign a decree that would allow police to confiscate small amounts of drugs from presumed consumers, despite warnings this would be in…

Sunday, Sep 23

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Bogota city officials coerced kindergarten teachers to promote far-right vote: prosecution

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Two Bogota city officials have been sent to jail for allegedly threatening teachers they would lose their job if they didn’t gather votes for a far-right senator during Colombia’s legislative…

Saturday, Sep 22

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Colombia’s opposition leader uses court order to double down on Uribe war crime claims

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Opposition leader Gustavo Petro has doubled down on his claim that Colombia’s former President Alvaro Uribe should be in jail over crimes against humanity after a court ordered him to…

Friday, Sep 21

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How Colombia’s Supreme Court accidentally wiretapped Uribe

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Colombia’s ex-president Alvaro Uribe was wiretapped by the Supreme Court after he began using the phone of a congressman investigated for corruption. Uribe in April formally requested that the Supreme…

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UN chief in Colombia urges Duque to continue implementation of FARC peace deal

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The United Nations’ mission chief in Colombia urged President Ivan Duque on Thursday to continue implementing a 2016 peace accord with demobilized FARC guerrillas. After Duque claimed that “this government…

Thursday, Sep 20

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Colombia’s peace process budget is $25B short: comptroller

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Colombia’s government is $25 billion short to effectively execute the 15-year peace process agreed with former FARC guerrillas and war victims, according to newspaper El Tiempo. The newspaper reported on…

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‘FARC dissidents’ kill three Continental Gold geologists in north Colombia

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At least three people were killed, three were injured an one person is missing after alleged FARC dissidents attacked a mining project of multinational Continental Gold in northern Colombia, the…

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Medellin shuts down Pablo Escobar museum

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Medellin’s city authorities shut down a museum dedicated to the memory of late drug lord and Congressman Pablo Escobar on Wednesday. The museum had been set up by former Medellin…

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France vows increased support for Colombia’s peace process

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France’s embassy in Colombia confirmed Wednesday that the European country will contribute $137,000 to the reintegration of former guerrillas taking part in a peace process. The money will go towards a…

Wednesday, Sep 19

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Colombia could have produced 1.4 million kilos of cocaine in 2017: UN

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Despite decades of counter-narcotics efforts, Colombia potentially produced a record 1,379 metric ton of cocaine in 2017, the United Nations said Wednesday. The production is more than 10 times the…

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Colombia’s military chief refuses to confirm Duque’s claim ‘Guacho’ was injured

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Colombia’s top military commander on Tuesday refused to confirm President Ivan Duque’s claim that FARC dissident leader “Guacho” was seriously injured in a military operation. Armed Forces commander General Alberto…

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Colombia’s leading newspaper selling propaganda as news: report

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Colombia’s most renowned newspaper, El Tiempo, has been publishing propaganda without adequately disclosing that the apparent news content was paid for, according to a report. A recent investigation by the…

Tuesday, Sep 18

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Duque reactivates commission to monitor Colombia’s peace process

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Colombia’s President Ivan Duque assigned top officials to reactivate the government’s participation in a tripartite commission that monitors the country’s peace process with demobilized FARC guerrillas. The commission that consists…

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Colombia can count on US in case of Venezuela attack: ambassador

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The United States will defend Colombia against possible Venezuelan military aggression, the US ambassador said after Bogota ended its opposition against possible military action against its neighbor. In an interview…

Monday, Sep 17

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Duque criticized after appointing close friend as Colombia’s industry watchdog

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President Ivan Duque received over 80 resumes for the role of Superintendent of Industry and Commerce, and chose one of his closest friends, Andres Barreto. “I have designated @andresbarretog as…

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Colombia’s Lopez confirms “Superman” status after successful Vuelta a España

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Miguel Angel Lopez confirmed his “Superman” status in Colombia this season after ending on the podium in two the world’s most important cycling races. Lopez finished in third place in…

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“If I were Colombian, I’d be dead by now”: Oliver Stone

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American filmmaker Oliver Stone has criticized Colombia’s ruling party, claiming the country is more dangerous than Venezuela and that he would be assassinated if he were a citizen there. The…

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Can ‘Guacho’ outrun 3,000 soldiers from both Colombia and Ecuador?

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Colombia and Ecuador have deployed 3,000 soldiers in a joint attempt to find “Guacho,” the allegedly injured FARC dissident leader who is wanted in both countries. The Ecuadorean leader of…

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How to steal land the size of a small country and get away with it

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Colombia’s ruling party wants to hinder war victims’ efforts to seek the return of 3 million hectares of land — an area the size of Belgium — they say was…

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One months after taking office, Colombia’s finance minister already facing no confidence motion

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Colombia’s finance minister Alberto Carrasquilla has been in office for little more than a month and is already facing a possible removal from office. Colombia’s congress ordered the minister to…

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Colombia’s government negotiating with ELN rebels through intermediaries

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Colombia’s top presidential adviser on peace said Sunday that the government is negotiating a possible resumption of peace talks with ELN guerrillas through mediators. In an interview with newspaper El…

Sunday, Sep 16

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Heavy combat in southwest Colombia as military tries to catch ‘injured’ FARC dissident

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Colombia’s security forces were engaged in heavy combat with members of the FARC dissident group in the southwest of the country after allegedly injuring dissident chief “Guacho.” According to local…

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Colombia stands down against possible military intervention in Venezuela

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Colombia’s government has ended its opposition to possible US military intervention in Venezuela, breaking with regional allies who demand a political solution to the neighbor’s crisis. Colombia is part of…

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ELN kidnaps girl, putting future of Colombia’s peace process further at risk

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The kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl because ELN guerrillas in western Colombia believed she was an army informant has dealt a blow to the prospects of peace in the country.…

Saturday, Sep 15

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Colombia’s most-feared FARC dissident seriously injured in military operation: Duque

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“Guacho,” the leader of one of Colombia’s most violent FARC dissident group, has been “seriously injured” in a military operation that sought to take him down, President Ivan Duque said…