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Lenny Kravitz to play first-ever Colombia gig

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US rocker Lenny Kravitz will be playing his first gig in Colombia in March next year, according to local media. According to several media reports, the Grammy-winning artist will be…

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Duque’s approval takes unseen nosedive, plummets below 30%

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The popularity of Colombia’s President Ivan Duque has taken a virtually unprecedented nosedive, particularly in the regions where he received most votes in June’s election, according to the latest poll.…

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Odebrecht Colombia and the alleged murders that could cost the chief prosecutor his head

Colombia Reports

Homicide investigations related to Odebrecht’s bribery practices in Colombia have all the hallmarks of a “whodunnit” murder mystery novel, but it’s real and could cost the head of Colombia’s chief prosecutor. The…

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Colombia’s Duque treats students with Venezuela-like repression

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Students peacefully protesting to demand increased funding for Colombia’s chronically underfunded higher education were violently attacked by police on Thursday. As tens of thousands of students, teachers, indigenous peoples and…

Thursday, Nov 15

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Violence cost Colombia a third of its GDP last year: report

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The economic impact of conflict, terrorism, homicides and sexual assaults in Colombia was over $275 billion, about a third of its GDP, a quarter of the country’s GDP. According to a…

Wednesday, Nov 14

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Audio reveals Colombia’s chief prosecutor knew about Odebrecht bribery and people start dying

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Colombia’s chief prosecutor knew of Odebrecht’s bribery practices since 2015 when he was the legal adviser of the Brazilian engineering firm subsidiary, according to a dead key witness. Television new program Noticias…

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Colombia’s FARC members massively deserting reintegration process and rearming

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Some 6,500 former guerrillas of the FARC have abandoned their reintegration camps and approximately 2,000 have rearmed, according to a source close to Colombia’s peace process. Only 1.500 former FARC…

Tuesday, Nov 13

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Bogota refuses entry to hundreds of victims from war-torn western Colombia

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Police outside Colombia’s capital on Monday retained hundreds of victims of ongoing armed conflict in the west of the country for two days, refusing them entry to Bogota until Monday.…

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Engineering success: Chocó’s robotic school

Colombia Reports

For many living in Colombia’s Pacific region, the idea of economic development seems almost impossible. This is something Jimmy Garcia, a 36-year-old systems engineer from Quibdó, wants to change. He…

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Protests over violence in Colombia mar Duque’s first trip to Europe

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Colombia’s President Ivan Duque first visit to Europe was met with protests by activists demanding an end to the mass killing of social leaders and the repression of student protests.…

Monday, Nov 12

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Colombia’s delivery app Rappi is not as profitable as it seems

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Delivery service app Rappi has come under fire in recent weeks as their riders demand better wages and rights. But in spite of receiving $392 million in funding, this startup unicorn still isn’t profitable.

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Bogota dwellers have grim security perception of Colombia’s capital

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18% of people in the biannual Chamber of Commerce study, Encuesta de Percepción de Seguridad y Victimización en Bogotá said that they’d fallen prey to some form of crime – over half of those personal theft.

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22 vandals and death threats: not enough to deter Colombia’s striking students

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Colombia’s students said they would continue protesting for increased education budgets despite death threats and violence that broke out during protests on Thursday. The police attacks and vandalism broke out…

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Investing in Colombia? These are the best places to buy politicians

Colombia Reports

Buying politicians is big business in Colombia, especially in the Antioquia province where the “paisas” so far have delivered $129 on every dollar invested in the 2015 elections. The Electoral…

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What was it like to fight for the FARC?

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It’s five in the morning in the FARC reincorporation camp Agua Bonita: The former fighters begin their work day, wanting to keep the habit of getting up early, as they…

Sunday, Nov 11

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Five wounded as ELN attacks vehicles and pipeline

Colombia Reports

According to reports, five were injured after ELN guerrillas attacked buses and trucks in the César department of Colombia in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Saturday, Nov 10

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Yerry Mina set to make his first ever Premier League start

Colombia Reports

Colombian World Cup hero Yerry Mina is finally set to make his first ever Premier League start this Sunday, as Everton travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea. The…

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Colombia failing millions of children affected by war: report

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The Colombian state is failing the millions of children who have been affected by the country’s half-century long war, a new report claims. Released on November 8 by the Alliance…

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Colombia’s military chief claims FARC leaders ‘possibly’ rearming ex-guerrillas: report

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The commander of Colombia’s armed forces, General Alberto Jose Mejia, has claimed that top FARC leaders are plotting to revive their demobilized guerrilla organization, according to Caracol Radio. The radio…

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Talks fail; Colombia’s student protests turn violent

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Student protests across Colombia descended into disorder as reports circulated online on Thursday that violence had broken out between police officers and students. Thousands of students protested against the lack…

Friday, Nov 9

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First look at 2018 census: How Colombia has changed since times of violence

Colombia Reports

Colombia’s census authority released preliminary data that has been more than 13 years in the offing, providing a first look at how the country has shifted since the 2016 peace…

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Chris Froome to kick off 2019 cycling season in Colombia

Colombia Reports

Sir Christopher Froome, four-time Tour de France winner and current Giro d’Italia champion, has announced his intention to kick off 2019’s cycling season in Colombia.

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I am one of Colombia’s students. We were protesting peacefully and police attacked us

Colombia Reports

I was one of the thousands of students who took to the streets yesterday to protest about the financial crisis in higher education. We wanted to make our voices heard…

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‘It’s about restoring dignity:’ inside a shelter taking on the Venezuelan immigration crisis

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“Someone’s fainted. He’s dehydrated and exhausted. We need to go now,” a volunteer announces, causing a ripple of activity in the small reception center of the Fundacion de Atencion al…

Tuesday, Nov 6

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Colombia’s war crimes tribunal to hear kidnapping victims behind closed doors

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Colombia’s war crimes tribunal on Tuesday began hearing victims of kidnapping by demobilized FARC guerrillas behind closed doors after the victims expressed fear of repercussions. Case #001 of the Special…

Monday, Nov 5

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Uber is illegal in Colombia, but nobody cares what the law says

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Colombia’s transport minister reiterated Monday that taxi service Uber is illegal, but the law has been ignored both by customers, drivers and the government itself for years. Following a meeting…

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‘ELN guerrillas’ kill four soldiers in Venezuela

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Four Venezuelan soldiers were killed and 10 were injured in an attack by alleged guerrillas of the ELN, Colombia’s last standing guerrilla group. The attack took place in Atures, a…

Sunday, Nov 4

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Hundreds flee warfare in northeast Colombia days after Duque vowed to “restore peace”

Colombia Reports

Locals from northeast Colombia begged Ivan Duque not to militarize their region, claiming this would only escalate violence, but the president ignored them. Within a week, more than 350 people…

Saturday, Nov 3

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“Popeye” called for questioning 32 years after Medellin Cartel assassinated newspaper director

Colombia Reports

Thirty-two years after the Medellin Cartel assassinated legendary newspaper director Guillermo Cano, Colombia’s prosecution called in one of Pablo Escobar’s former lieutenants to testify. Cano was the director of newspaper…

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More than one million Venezuelans entered Colombia in 2018: foreign ministry

Colombia Reports

Nearly half of the estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans who have fled the deteriorating situation in their country now reside in Colombia, according to the Colombian Migration agency. The report comes…