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Country in the northwestern part of South America

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Colombia: Country in the northwestern part of 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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Mythical creatures appear in MedellĂ­n

Hundreds of artists dressed as creatures from myth and legend parade through the Colombian city.
BBC News - Published

Colombian government, unions renew talks but no agreement reached

Union leaders and Colombian government representatives met on Thursday for the second time this week but failed to reach an agreement to end protests against President Ivan Duque's economic and social..
Reuters - Published

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Colombia Protests: Anger over president's economic plan [Video]Colombia Protests: Anger over president's economic plan

University students and union members keep leading strike but as days go by larger sectors of society have been championing protest and its demands.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Top Countries Uber Users Visited In 2019 [Video]Top Countries Uber Users Visited In 2019

Business Insider reports that Uber compiled "A look back at 2019" report. Using its own data, the report included a list of 15 countries Americans used Uber in, while traveling internationally. From..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

Venezuelan migrants caught in crossfire of Colombia protests [Video]Venezuelan migrants caught in crossfire of Colombia protests

ctivists say incidents of racism and xenophobia against Venezuelans in Colombia have increased over the past 10 days.

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'Enough is enough': Protests continue into 7th day in Colombia [Video]'Enough is enough': Protests continue into 7th day in Colombia

Anti-government demonstrations continue as protesters commemorate the death of a teenager killed by a police projectile

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Colombia protests : protesters demand tax, labor and pension law changes [Video]Colombia protests : protesters demand tax, labor and pension law changes

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Colombia protests: Clashes break out after inconclusive talks between protesters, govt [Video]Colombia protests: Clashes break out after inconclusive talks between protesters, govt

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Homemade explosive detonates in Colombia protests [Video]Homemade explosive detonates in Colombia protests

A police officer was seriously injured when a homemade explosive device detonated near his head during protests in Colombian on Tuesday. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Kiteboarders hit the heights in freestyle world championship [Video]Kiteboarders hit the heights in freestyle world championship

Colombia's Valentin Rodriguez and Brazil's Mikaili Sol win the freestyle kiteboard world titles.

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Colombia protesters defy curfew as anti-gov't rallies continue [Video]Colombia protesters defy curfew as anti-gov't rallies continue

Fresh demonstrations come day after hundreds of thousands protested across country in mass rallies that left three dead.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Curfew imposed in Bogotá, Colombia amid violent anti-government protests [Video]Curfew imposed in Bogotá, Colombia amid violent anti-government protests

Curfew imposed in Bogotá, Colombia amid violent anti-government protests

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Latin America protest wave crashes into Colombia [Video]Latin America protest wave crashes into Colombia

Latin America protest wave crashes into Colombia

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'Referendum on Duque': Thousands march against Colombia president [Video]'Referendum on Duque': Thousands march against Colombia president

Indigenous groups, students and labour unions rally against the right-wing government of Ivan Duque.

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Colombians across the country protest Duque gov't. [Video]Colombians across the country protest Duque gov't.

At a time of unrest in several South American countries, Colombian unions and student groups marched in Bogota and other cities on Thursday to insist that Colombian President Ivan Duque's government..

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Colombia set for largest national strike in years [Video]Colombia set for largest national strike in years

Riot police and soldiers have been deployed and border crossings are closed to prevent foreigners from joining anti-government protests.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Spectacular high dives into 18th century pool in Jodhpur [Video]Spectacular high dives into 18th century pool in Jodhpur

The women's world high diving champion Rhiannan Iffland, along with cliff-diving legend Orlando Duque, complete a dramatic series of dives from up to 20 metres into the 18th century Toorji Step Well in..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:55Published

Victims of Bojaya massacre laid to rest 17 years later [Video]Victims of Bojaya massacre laid to rest 17 years later

Survivors of Colombia's Bojaya massacre are warning violence is returning once again.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

'I see no reason to stop' - At 38 Federer not thinking of retirement [Video]'I see no reason to stop' - At 38 Federer not thinking of retirement

Roger Federer says he is still enjoying the tour so sees no reason to stop playing.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:16Published

Bojaya massacre: After 17 years, victims' remains returned [Video]Bojaya massacre: After 17 years, victims' remains returned

Survivors of the worst massacres committed by FARC rebels during Colombia's civil conflict are finally receiving the remains of their loved ones.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published

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

 

Polish officials seize 2 tonnes of cocaine from Colombia: PM

Polish officials have seized two tonnes of cocaine from Colombia worth around 2 billion zlotys ($510 million), Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Ten of thousands of protesters mark third national strike in Colombia

Colombian unions and student groups marked a third national strike on Wednesday with marches, chants and dancing, ahead of additional dialogue between protest leaders and the government over President..
Reuters - Published

Marches begin to mark Colombia's third national strike

Colombian unions and student groups are holding a third national strike on Wednesday amid fraught talks between protest leaders and the government over President Ivan Duque's social and economic..
Reuters - Published

Colombian unions, student groups to hold third national strike

Colombian unions and student groups plan a third national strike on Wednesday amid fraught talks between protest leaders and the government over President Ivan Duque's social and economic policies.
Reuters - Published

Talks between Colombia strike committee, government end without advances

Talks between the Colombian government and the unions and student organizations that are planning major protests this week ended without advances on Tuesday, as the country prepares for its third..
Reuters - Published

Employee of French defense company Thales killed in Bogota

An employee of French defense electronics company Thales was killed in Bogota, Colombia, on Monday, the company said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Colombia union rejects government call to halt strike, insists on dialogue

A major Colombian union that is backing a third national strike in as many weeks against the social and economic policies of President Ivan Duque on Tuesday rejected a request to call off the protest..
Reuters - Published

Colombian government asks strikers to call off protest, offers more dialogue

Colombia's government on Monday asked unions and student organizations that are set to hold a third national strike in as many weeks on Wednesday to cancel the protest and agreed to union demands to..
Reuters - Published

Protests in Colombia spark backlash against Venezuelan migrants

Daniels Herrera kept quiet on his long walk home from work following violent protests in the Colombian capital Bogota last week, fearful his Venezuelan accent would give him away.
Reuters - Published

Union calls another Colombia strike as protest turnout falls

Reduced groups of protesters are expected to gather in the Colombian capital Bogota on Thursday to mark an eighth day of anti-government protests in the Andean country, as a major union called for an..
Reuters - Published

Colombians march in second national strike as week of protest rolls on

Colombian unions and student groups held their second national strike in less than week on Wednesday to honor a dead demonstrator and to protest rumored government economic plans, corruption and police..
Reuters - Published

U.S. stands by Colombia government during protests, Pompeo tells Duque

Colombia's government has the support of the United States as it faces public protests and marches against rumored economic plans, corruption and police violence, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo..
Reuters - Published

Protests put Colombia's Duque in the hotseat on tax reform

Widespread street protests in Colombia are likely to force embattled President Ivan Duque to make major changes to his tax reform proposal if he wants to pass the bill before a year-end deadline.
Reuters - Published

More protests in Colombia as Duque makes changes to tax reform

Colombian unions and student groups will hold another protest on Wednesday in honor of a teenage demonstrator who died after being injured by a tear gas canister, as President Ivan Duque announced..
Reuters - Published

Injured Colombian protester dies on fifth day of anti-government rallies

A teenager who became a symbol of ongoing protests in Colombia when he was injured by a teargas cannister died of his wounds late on Monday, after President Ivan Duque met with unions and business..
Reuters - Published

Colombia protests enter fifth day, Duque meets with unions, business leaders

Protesters took to Colombia's streets on Monday for a fifth day of demonstrations over issues including economic reforms, police violence and corruption as President Ivan Duque was set to meet with..
Reuters - Published

Colombia protesters march in honor of injured teenager

Hundreds of people marched in the Colombian capital, Bogota, on Sunday, in honor of a gravely injured teenage demonstrator, on the fourth day of protests in the Andean country that began with a..
Reuters - Published

Spain seizes submarine with 2,000kg of cocaine - police sources

Two people were held after the vessel, said to be from Colombia, was found off Galicia's coast.
BBC News - Published

Colombia protests: Troops stay on streets as unrest continues

Police fired tear gas at protesters, as anti-government protests entered their third day.
BBC News - Published

Colombian protests roll on for third day amid tear gas, injury

Groups of demonstrators were dispersed by tear gas on Saturday during a third day of protests in Colombia and videos on social media showed at least one gravely injured protester.
Reuters - Published

Protests roll on for third day in Colombian capital

Protests continued in Colombia for a third day on Saturday, as a group of hundreds of demonstrators was dispersed by tear gas, following an overnight curfew and isolated looting in the capital Bogota.
Reuters - Published

Three Colombia police killed in bombing after thousands gather for renewed protests

Three police were killed in a bomb blast late on Friday at a police station in Colombia, after thousands gathered for renewed protests and sporadic looting erupted in the capital Bogota.
Reuters - Published

Thousands gather for renewed Colombia protests, curfew called in Bogota

Thousands of Colombians gathered for renewed protests on Friday and sporadic looting erupted in several parts of the capital Bogota, after mass marches on Thursday ended in three deaths.
Reuters - Published

Colombia protests: Curfew covers all Bogotá amid fresh protests

Tear gas is used to disperse protesters marching against the government of President Iván Duque.
BBC News - Published

Thousands gather for renewed Colombia protests, 3 dead after Thursday marches

Colombians gathered for renewed protests on Friday as sporadic looting took place in several parts of the capital Bogota, after mass marches on Thursday ended in three deaths.
Reuters - Published

Colombia protests: Three dead as more than 200,000 demonstrate

Some 200,000 protesters took to the streets across the country against feared austerity measures.
BBC News - Published

Three dead after Colombia protests, tear gas used in renewed confrontations

Three people were killed following Thursday protest marches across Colombia, the defense minister said, and widespread public transportation problems plagued cities on Friday amid calls for another..
Reuters - Published

Three dead after Colombia protests, as country wakes to transport problems

Three people were killed in events following Thursday marches across Colombia, the defense minister said, as cities woke on Friday to widespread public transportation problems and calls for another..
Reuters - Published

Colombian protests end with tear gas, curfew in city of Cali

Colombian unions, student groups and other protesters marched on Thursday against rumored economic reform plans and amid rising discontent with the government of President Ivan Duque, while the city of..
Reuters - Published

Curfew called for Colombian city of Cali amid national protest

Colombian unions, student groups and other protesters marched on Thursday against rumored economic reform plans and amid rising discontent with the government of President Ivan Duque, while the city of..
Reuters - Published

Colombians march as government warns against violence

Colombian unions, student groups and other protesters were marching on Thursday to insist the government maintain the minimum wage for young people and the universal right to a pension, even though the..
Reuters - Published

Colombia authorizes riot-control measures ahead of protests

Colombia on Monday said it would authorize local authorities to adopt exceptional measures to contain protests planned for Thursday, given the government's wariness over the sort of violent unrest that..
Reuters - Published

Colombia foreign minister to move to top defense post

Colombia's foreign minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo will move to head the defense ministry, President Ivan Duque said on Tuesday, where he will focus on everyday security and the fight against armed..
Reuters - Published

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

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

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