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Colombia: Country in South America
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country largely situated in the north of South America, with land and territories in North America. Colombia is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, the northwest by Panama, the south by both Ecuador and Peru, the east by Venezuela, the southeast by Brazil, and the west by the Pacific. It comprises thirty-two departments, with the capital in Bogotá.

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Brazil for first time votes against U.N. call for end to U.S. embargo on Cuba

Brazil voted for the first time with the United States on Thursday against an annual United Nations resolution condemning and calling for an end to Washington's economic embargo on communist-run Cuba,..
Reuters - Published

Colombia defense minister resigns amid pressure over bombing casualties

Colombian Defense Minister Guillermo Botero said on Wednesday he would resign in the midst of mounting political pressure over alleged extrajudicial killings and the threat that Congress could force..
Reuters - Published

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Shakira Will Celebrate Latino Culture At The Super Bowl [Video]Shakira Will Celebrate Latino Culture At The Super Bowl

Colombian pop superstar Shakira wants to make her performance at the 2020 Super Bowl a celebration of Latino culture. “There is a lot to celebrate about our Latin culture, and it is a great..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Colombia's indigenous risk lives to remove illegal drug crops [Video]Colombia's indigenous risk lives to remove illegal drug crops

Move risks increasing violence after officials say indigenous leaders have been murdered by armed groups profiting from drug trafficking.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published

Colombia seeks murderers of indigenous leaders [Video]Colombia seeks murderers of indigenous leaders

It is believed a dissident faction of the now-demobilised FARC is responsible for the deaths of 10 indigenous people.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Colombia’s capital Bogotá elects first woman mayor [Video]Colombia’s capital Bogotá elects first woman mayor

Left-wing Claudia Lopez is known for her straight-talking approach and commitment to fighting corruption.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

Colombia local elections: Voters head to polls on Sunday [Video]Colombia local elections: Voters head to polls on Sunday

Colombia is to hold its first local elections since the signing of a peace deal with FARC rebels three years ago.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

Colombia protests: students want better funding for universities [Video]Colombia protests: students want better funding for universities

Police clamp down on 6th rally organised over alleged government mishandling of funds.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:27Published

Ex-Colombia president testifies over witness tampering, bribery [Video]Ex-Colombia president testifies over witness tampering, bribery

Alvaro Uribe is accused of trying to bribe members of a paramilitary group who had damaging information against him.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published

Former Colombian president faces bribery charges [Video]Former Colombian president faces bribery charges

Since President Alvaro Uribe left office, he has remained popular and divisive.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Former Colombian lawmaker pulls off brazen escape [Video]Former Colombian lawmaker pulls off brazen escape

CCTV footage shows a former Colombian lawmaker sentenced to 15 years in prison, making a brazen escape on Tuesday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:36Published

Venezuela To Investigate Juan Guaido Over Some Photos [Video]Venezuela To Investigate Juan Guaido Over Some Photos

Venezuela’s state prosecutor’s office said it would open an investigation into Juan Guaido. This comes after the interior minister presented suspicious photos on state television of the opposition..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Venezuela deploys army troops to border with Colombia [Video]Venezuela deploys army troops to border with Colombia

Colombia has told its citizens to remain calm as Venezuela carries out military drills along the border.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

 

Colombia to speed nearly $400 million in social investment for violence-hit region

Colombia said on Tuesday it would speed social investment of $391.6 million earmarked for southwestern Cauca province, where indigenous communities and political candidates have been recent targets for..
Reuters - Published

Five Colombian indigenous guards killed, possibly by rebel dissidents, military says

Five Colombian indigenous guards, tasked with protecting the country's tribal reservations, were killed in a confrontation, possibly with dissident rebel fighters on Tuesday, the military said.
Reuters - Published

Claudia LĂłpez: Colombia's capital elects gay woman as mayor

Claudia LĂłpez hailed the "day of the woman" to supporters as she won the key political posting.
BBC News - Published

Bogota elects first woman mayor in Colombia regional vote

Voters in Colombia's capital Bogota elected a woman as mayor for the first time on Sunday in local and regional contests marked in some places by violence against candidates and the power of political..
Reuters - Published

Colombian political clans seen set to win at Sunday's polls

Colombians go to the polls on Sunday to choose provincial governors, mayors and regional legislators in elections that could influence the 2022 presidential contest, following campaigning marred by..
Reuters - Published

Bolivia elections: Morales officially declared winner

The US, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia call for a second round of elections, as final results come in.
BBC News - Published

EU to help fund Colombia peace process for additional four years

The European Union said on Thursday it would extend for four years funding to support implementation of Colombia's peace accord with former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels,..
Reuters - Published

Blind and visually impaired women are checking for breast cancer in Colombia

In an innovative project in Colombia, blind and visually impaired women check for signs of breast cancer.
BBC News - Published

Former Colombian president testifies in witness tampering case

Former President Alvaro Uribe was set to begin testifying to Colombia's supreme court on Tuesday as part of an investigation into whether he participated in witness tampering and bribery.
Reuters - Published

Facing stiff competition, will Colombia's marijuana industry go up in smoke?

A intense scent hangs in the air at the 15-hectare La Chacra medicinal cannabis farm in central Colombia, where marijuana plants blossom in the warm closeness of its huge, heavily-secured greenhouse.
Reuters - Published

Colombia’s Trasandino pipeline damaged in bombing

Colombia's Trasandino pipeline was damaged in a bomb attack, state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Saturday, spilling crude into a nearby river.
Reuters - Published

Colombia 'drug smugglers' rescued after clinging to floating cocaine

Colombian authorities found the men in the Pacific Ocean after their boat capsized.
BBC News - Published

Amid criticism, Colombia defends assertions that Venezuela's Maduro supports rebels

Colombia on Monday defended evidence it says proves Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro supports guerrilla groups and drug traffickers, after the Colombian government was roundly criticized for..
Reuters - Published

Leader of Colombia's Los Pelusos crime gang killed, president says

The top leader and founder of Colombia's Los Pelusos crime gang has been killed in an operation led by the national police, President Ivan Duque said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Colombia's Duque tells U.N. that dossier proves Maduro supports terrorists

Colombia will give the United Nations a dossier of "conclusive proof" of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's support for terrorist groups, President Ivan Duque said in his speech to the..
Reuters - Published

Colombia's Duque seeks international sanctions on Venezuela to protect region

Colombian President Ivan Duque called on Saturday for coordinated international sanctions targeting Venezuela to help stop President Nicolas Maduro's support for Colombian rebels and drug traffickers..
Reuters - Published

Colombia to strengthen protection for politicians after candidate murders

Colombia will increase protection for political candidates running in October's local and regional elections after the murders of seven aspirants, President Ivan Duque said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Colombia plane crash kills seven: authorities

A small plane crashed near the southwestern Colombian city of Popayan on Sunday, killing seven of the nine passengers aboard, the city's mayor and the country's civil aviation authority said.
Reuters - Published

Venezuela investigates Guaido over photo with suspected Colombian criminals

Venezuela's state prosecutor's office said on Friday it would open an investigation into Juan Guaido after the interior minister presented photos on state television showing the opposition leader in..
Reuters - Published

Pressured by U.S., Colombians uproot coca plants, wary of landmines

Dozens of Colombian soldiers dug up coca bushes under the tropical sun on a steep hillside near the Caribbean coast. Shovels in hand and guns slung across their backs in case of a sniper attack, they..
Reuters - Published

EU to give Colombia 30 million euros in aid for Venezuelan migrants

The European Union will give 30 million euros ($33 million) in aid to Colombia to help the Andean country grapple with an influx of Venezuelan migrants fleeing economic and political strife at home, EU..
Reuters - Published

Two overnight bombings damage Colombia's Cano Limon pipeline

Two overnight bombings have damaged Colombia's Cano Limon pipeline, state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Thursday, one spilling "highly volatile" oil into a river in the eastern province of Norte de..
Reuters - Published

Colombia's armed forces on alert over Venezuela military exercises

The Colombian military is on alert in response to Venezuelan armed forces exercises along the two nations' border that Colombia considers an open threat, a senior military commander said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Venezuelan military conducts drills on Colombian border to 'intercept invasion'

Venezuela's armed forces carried out military drills along the Colombian border on Tuesday which it said were to prepare to intercept a foreign invasion, though neighboring countries have not..
Reuters - Published

Portuguese police bust darknet-based counterfeit cash network

Portugal has broken up a counterfeit money ring that used dark websites to sell fake banknotes in exchange for virtual currency, arresting five people including the suspected kingpin who was extradited..
Reuters - Published

Amazon countries to seek deal on forest protection at Colombia summit

Leaders from Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana and Peru and Suriname have begun discussion of possible regional measures to protect the Amazon at a Friday summit, amid recent fires which..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela should spend money on food, not missiles: Colombia president

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro should spend his country's money on food, not on missiles, Colombian President Ivan Duque said on Thursday, amid renewed verbal sparring between the neighboring..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela military exercises on border a 'threat': Colombia minister

Venezuela's planned border military exercises are a direct threat to regional stability, Colombia's foreign minister said on Wednesday, as the neighboring countries renewed their frequent verbal..
Reuters - Published

Colombia rebels' new offensive brings back bad memories for businesses

When Colombian businessman Christian Ulloa heard that former members of the FARC rebels had rejected a peace deal with the government and launched a new offensive, he could not help but feel alarm.
Reuters - Published

Colombian soldiers killed in ambush by drugs gang

Four soldiers died in the attack by the Gulf Clan criminal gang in northern Colombia.
BBC News - Published

Venezuela's Maduro warns of Colombia attack, orders military exercises

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday ordered the armed forces to be on alert for a potential attack by Colombia's government and announced military exercises on the border amid the rearmament..
Reuters - Published

Reviving Colombia's 'language of resistance'

Why the residents of the first free town of the Americas are teaching their children Palenquero.
BBC News - Published

Venezuela's Guaido backs use of satellites to track guerrillas

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday backed the use of satellites to help locate guerrilla groups that have crossed into Venezuela from neighboring Colombia, days after dissident rebels..
Reuters - Published

Women entrepreneurs play 'critical role' in Colombia's economy, peace: Ivanka Trump

Women entrepreneurs are playing a "critical role" in Colombia's economic development and its transition to peace, White House adviser Ivanka Trump said on Tuesday during a visit to Bogota.
Reuters - Published

Colombian mayoral candidate killed, government blames rebel dissidents

A mayoral candidate in southwestern Colombia was killed along with five other people in an attack likely perpetrated by dissidents from the demobilized FARC guerrilla group, the government said on..
Reuters - Published

Killings, threats and delays disenchant Colombia's ex-FARC

Ricardo Bolanos lays out a camouflage vest, a small battery radio and old rubber boots on his bed, cherished relics from his 45 years as a FARC guerrilla fighter.
Reuters - Published

Radamel Falcao - 25,000 Galatasaray fans at Istanbul airport to welcome Colombian

Watch Radamel Falcao arrive at Istanbul airport, with 25,000 Galatasaray fans turning up to welcome their new signing to Turkey.
BBC News - Published

Colombia's fight against rebels would be easier without Maduro: minister

There is "no doubt" it would be easier to combat Colombia's rebel groups if Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro were no longer in power, Colombia's foreign minister said, amid accusations that Caracas..
Reuters - Published

Amid Colombia rebel rearmament, U.S. sees support from Maduro: official

The government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is increasingly providing shelter to Colombian rebel groups, a senior State Department official said in an interview, days after former FARC..
Reuters - Published

Nine Colombian rebel dissidents killed in bombing raid, president says

Nine dissidents formerly of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), including a commander, were killed in a bombing raid in southern Colombia, President Ivan Duque said on Friday, the first..
Reuters - Published

Colombia Farc rebels: President vows to hunt down new group

Iván Duque responds after former rebel commanders call on followers to take up arms once more.
BBC News - Published

Colombian dissident rebel leader issues new call to arms three years after peace deal

A group of former rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) said in a video posted overnight that they will embark on a new offensive, threatening to resume five decades of armed..
Reuters - Published

Colombia's FARC dissidents set to launch new offensive

A group of former rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) said in a video posted overnight that they will launch a new offensive, threatening to resume their five decades of armed..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to pay for thousands of doses of HIV drugs for Venezuelan migrants

The United States said on Wednesday it will provide thousands of doses of HIV medication to treat Venezuelans in Colombia as part of regional efforts to manage care for millions of migrants fleeing the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. opens Venezuelan diplomatic office in Colombian capital

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday opened a representative office for Venezuela in Bogota, Colombia, and said it will continue its opposition to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and support for..
Reuters - Published

Colombia drugs: Police seize 300kg of cannabis in coffin

Police seized the drugs after inspecting the vehicle and coffin at a check-point.
BBC News - Published

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