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Colombia: Country in South America
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a sovereign state largely situated in the northwest of South America, with territories in Central America. Colombia shares a border to the northwest with Panama, to the east with Venezuela and Brazil and to the south with Ecuador and Peru. It shares its maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Colombia is a unitary, constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments, with the capital in Bogota.

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Maduro threatens to close Colombia border as opposition travels to receive aid

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido left Caracas with some 80 lawmakers on Thursday headed for the Colombian border where they hope to receive humanitarian aid in defiance of President Nicolas..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela convoy heads to Colombia border as Maduro threatens to close it

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido left Caracas with some 80 lawmakers on Thursday on a 800-km (500-mile) trip to the Colombian border where they hope to receive food and medicine to alleviate..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Colombia

Venezuelans turn to smuggling across Colombia border to survive [Video]Venezuelans turn to smuggling across Colombia border to survive

Scores of smugglers cross illegal paths on the border between Venezuela and Colombia daily to sell products like food, medicine and scrap metal in order to feed themselves and their families.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Venezuelan Gov Rejects Aid And Claims It's Sending Food to Colombia [Video]Venezuelan Gov Rejects Aid And Claims It's Sending Food to Colombia

(CNN)Venezuela will send food to feed hungry Colombian children, communications minister Jorge Rodriguez claimed Monday -- citing statistics about poverty in neighboring Colombia -- even as citizens in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Rubio says Venezuela crisis is 'man-made disaster' [Video]Rubio says Venezuela crisis is 'man-made disaster'

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio speaks to a crowd of onlookers at the Venezuelan border in Cucuta, Colombia, saying, "what is happening in Venezuela is a man-made crisis of epic proportions." Rough cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Trade with Colombia continues as Venezuela blocks US aid [Video]Trade with Colombia continues as Venezuela blocks US aid

Although shipment of food and medical supplies remains stranded in Colombia, goods continue to cross the border on a daily basis.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published

Humanitarian Aid Arrives In Venezuela Amid Uncertainty Over Distribution [Video]Humanitarian Aid Arrives In Venezuela Amid Uncertainty Over Distribution

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, a US military transport plane delivering humanitarian aid to Venezuela landed in the Colombian border city of Cucuta, where food and medicine is being..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

More U.S. aid for Venezuela arrives in Colombia [Video]More U.S. aid for Venezuela arrives in Colombia

A U.S. military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans landed in the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Saturday, where food and medicine are being stored amid uncertainty over..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:05Published

Venezuela crisis: aid still blocked in high-stakes power struggle [Video]Venezuela crisis: aid still blocked in high-stakes power struggle

US aid remains untouched on Colombia's border as President Maduro continues to refuse to allow it in.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

Trump awaits funding bill, will look for 'land mines' [Video]Trump awaits funding bill, will look for 'land mines'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will look for "land mines" in a government funding bill aimed at border security, but added that he does not want to close the government for the second..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

'El Chapo' found guilty on all counts [Video]'El Chapo' found guilty on all counts

Jurors found Mexico's most feared drug kingpin, Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, guilty of all ten criminal charges. He now faces a possible sentence of life in prison. Jillian Kitchener reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Russia to U.S.: Stay out of Venezuelan politics [Video]Russia to U.S.: Stay out of Venezuelan politics

Russia said on Tuesday it was ready to facilitate the start of dialogue between Venezuela’s government and opposition but warned the United States against intervening in Caracas’ internal affairs...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

Food, Humanitarian aid pawns in Venezuela political standoff [Video]Food, Humanitarian aid pawns in Venezuela political standoff

Venezuelans stream across the Colombian border while foreign aid remains stuck in a standoff between President Maduro and the US.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:56Published

Venezuela's Guaido urges military to not block aid [Video]Venezuela's Guaido urges military to not block aid

Venezuela's opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaido on Friday warned military officers against blocking the arrival of aid amid spiraling disease and malnutrition brought on by a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Maduro on aid: Venezuelans not ‘beggars’ [Video]Maduro on aid: Venezuelans not ‘beggars’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday the U.S.-backed humanitarian aid being stockpiled in the Colombian border city of Cucuta for his country should be distributed to poor Colombians as..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Venezuelans Protest Maduro's Blockage Of Humanitarian Aid [Video]Venezuelans Protest Maduro's Blockage Of Humanitarian Aid

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blocked the entry of humanitarian aid from the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Thursday. The aid convoys carried supplies provided by the United States. Maduro..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Venezuela's Maduro Blocks International Aid [Video]Venezuela's Maduro Blocks International Aid

CNN reports the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has blocked a bridge on the Colombia-Venezuela border amid the opposition's plans to bring humanitarian aid into the country...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Kew Gardens celebrates Colombia with this year's orchid festival [Video]Kew Gardens celebrates Colombia with this year's orchid festival

Visitors to Kew Gardens are surrounded by explosions of colour at the annual orchid festival. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

Venezuelan government blocks humanitarian aid [Video]Venezuelan government blocks humanitarian aid

President Nicolas Maduro vowed to stop U.S. aid from entering Venezuela via the Colombian border after the U.S. and major EU states recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Venezuela’s Guaido calls humanitarian aid block 'absurd' [Video]Venezuela’s Guaido calls humanitarian aid block 'absurd'

Venezuela's Maduro blocks a border crossing bridge with Colombia to stop humanitarian aid from entering the country, a move which opposition leader Juan Guaido calls "absurd". Rough cut - no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

U.N. Issues Warning Against Politicizing Humanitarian Aid For Venezuela [Video]U.N. Issues Warning Against Politicizing Humanitarian Aid For Venezuela

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, the United Nations warned against politicizing humanitarian aid for Venezuela after the United States sent food and medicine to the country's border and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Trump picks his nominee to lead World Bank [Video]Trump picks his nominee to lead World Bank

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the World Bank Group should be led by U.S. Treasury official David Malpass, a Trump loyalist and critic of multilateral institutions who has vowed to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

US sends aid to Colombia; Maduro rejects help [Video]US sends aid to Colombia; Maduro rejects help

Venezuelan opposition politicians are in Colombia, preparing for the transfer of aid and supplies from the US.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

Colombia's Duque Says Venezuelan Maduro's Hours Are Numbered [Video]Colombia's Duque Says Venezuelan Maduro's Hours Are Numbered

According to Reuters, Colombian President Ivan Duque called for more diplomatic pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, to facilitate the return of democracy to the oil-producing nation...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Venezuela Frees Detained Journalists [Video]Venezuela Frees Detained Journalists

Reuters reports Venezuela has freed journalists detained in recent days. On Thursday, Venezuela freed two French, two Colombian and one Spanish journalist, who were all detained while covering the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Venezuela's Maduro Says Putin Firmly Behind Him [Video]Venezuela's Maduro Says Putin Firmly Behind Him

According to Reuters Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused Donald Trump of ordering neighboring Colombia’s government to kill him. He went on to say that he was open to the possibility of talks..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Maduro says he's ready to talk to Venezuela's opposition [Video]Maduro says he's ready to talk to Venezuela's opposition

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he was ready to sit down for talks with the country's opposition and open to the possibility of third countries mediating, Russia's RIA news agency reported. Ed..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:05Published

 

Maduro says he is considering closing Venezuela border with Colombia

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday the government was considering closing the border with Colombia and would close the border with Brazil ahead of opposition plans to bring in..
Reuters - Published

Crowds see off Venezuela convoy headed to Colombia border for aid

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido left Caracas with some 80 lawmakers on Thursday on a 800-km (500-mile) trip to the Colombian border where they hope to receive food and medicine to alleviate..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela Aid Live: Why is Branson being told to 'back off'?

venezuela aid live: why is branson being told to 'back off'?
He is organising a benefit concert on the Colombian border - but it's already raising eyebrows.
BBC News - Published

Venezuela crisis: US planes carrying aid arrive in Colombia

venezuela crisis: us planes carrying aid arrive in colombia
The aid is being stockpiled in Colombia at the request of self-declared interim leader Juan Guaidó.
BBC News - Published

More U.S. aid for Venezuela touches down amid distribution uncertainty

A U.S. military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans landed in the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Saturday, where food and medicine is being stored amidst uncertainty..
Reuters - Published

More Venezuela aid arrives in Colombia amid uncertainty over distribution

A U.S. military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans landed in the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Saturday, where food and medicine is being stored amidst uncertainty..
Reuters - Published

U.S. raises pressure on Maduro via sanctions, aid airlift

The United States ratcheted up pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday by sanctioning some of his top security officials and the head of the state oil company, and unveiling plans to..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to deliver over 200 tons of aid to Venezuelan border

U.S. military aircraft are expected to deliver more than 200 tons of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia, with the shipment likely to take place on Saturday, a U.S. official said on..
Reuters - Published

In pictures: Venezuelans trade scrap metal to survive

in pictures: venezuelans trade scrap metal to survive
Illegal tracks known as "trochas" are being used to cross into Colombia to trade.
BBC News - Published

Colombia: Man jailed for sexual abuse of 276 children

Colombian Juan Carlos Sánchez, who used the alias Big Bad Wolf, receives a 60-year sentence.
BBC News - Published

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