Monday, 26 October 2020

Colombia Investigates Its Armed Forces for Venezuelan Espionage

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The Venezuelan dictatorship has caused a geopolitical mess in recent weeks amidst the lockdown and a crisis accentuated by the pandemic. First, it declared that it had foiled Operation Gideon, an attempted coup d’état,...

All Bark, No Bite: How US Bungled Case of ‘Major’ Money Launderer

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Insightcrime.org - US authorities alleged in 2016 that Nidal Waked and other members of his powerful and well-connected family in Panama were among “the world’s most significant drug money launderers and criminal facilitators,” with...

Colombia Immigration Adjusts Procedures For Visas & Renewals Due To COVID-19

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Colombia’s foreign ministry and immigration, Migración Colombia, recently modified some procedures for foreign nationals in Colombia during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic and the travel restrictions. This new National Sanitary Emergency situation has forced us a...

Colombia To Permit International Flights From September 1, Reopens Ticket Sales

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Colombia’s Transportation Minister, Angela Orozco, announced last week that Colombia’s airports will reopen to international flights beginning September 1. Domestic flights are expected to resume July 1, though this has not been confirmed by the...

The Challenging New Path For Tourism In Medellín & Antioquia

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Finance Colombia - Of all the economic sectors in Antioquia & Medellin, tourism is the most affected, including its entire value chain including lodging, travel agencies, air, land, river, & maritime transport, gastronomy, bars,...

American who laundered money for a Colombian drug cartel seeks reduction of his 660-year...

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(Borderlandbeat) Rhode Island coin dealer Stephen Saccoccia is serving 660 years for laundering millions of dollars for a Colombian drug cartel in the 1990s. Now, at age 62, after serving 28 years behind bars,...

No, sadly, Japan’s government won’t pay for you to have a holiday

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In April this year, only 2,900 tourists visited Japan. In April last year, 2,926,685 people visited the country: tourism has experienced a 99.9 percent year-on-year drop. So, in an effort to try to restart the...

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Colombia’s Fight Against the Coca Trade

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The Colombian government believes people should just say no to growing coca: those that do not, risk aerial spraying of their illicit crop with...

ELN: Imminent Peace Talks With Colombian Government?

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Colombia's second largest guerrilla group, the ELN, may soon begin peace talks with the government, perhaps signalling an end to its ideological war, but...

Pablo Milanes to ConcertTour in Colombia

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The popular Cuban singer Pablo Milanes will tour several cities in Colombia in April, said on Monday his daughter, Lynn Milanes, who will accompany...

City of Buenaventura leader in urban displacement: NGO

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The ongoing criminal violence in Colombia’s southwestern city of Buenaventura have made it the capital of inter-urban displacement in the country, according to the...

FARC must be recognized as a political party before disarmament: FARC negotiator

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Colombia’s largest rebel group will not disarm until it is recognized as a political movement, according to a FARC peace talks negotiator. A FARC negotiator in...

Greatest Colombian Food Rivalries of All Time

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One of the conversations you´ll almost definitely have with a Colombian involves Colombian food. Well, today we´re going to get right down to basics....

Slim’s America Movil Hamstrung as Colombia Woos DirecTV, NII

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(Bloomberg) - America Movil, the mobile-phone carrier controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim, has to face limits in Colombia so the country can open up...

Colombia’s chief prosecutor seeks full legalization of abortion

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Colombia Reports Colombia’s public prosecutor is reportedly finalizing a proposal that seeks the full legalization of abortion that is currently only allowed in extreme cases. The...

How Colombia went from violent narco state to peaceful tourist hotspot

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Not all its problems are solved, but Colombia is a much safer — and happier — place than it was just a few years...

UNESCO declares Colombia’s vallenato genre endangered cultural heritage

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Colombia Reports Colombia’s traditional Vallenato music is Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, according to UNESCO. According to the global cultural organization, Vallenato music “faces...

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Colombia extends national quarantine until July 1

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Colombia may soon be the first, first in one the longest lockdowns of any nation due to the coronavirus, extending the stay at home order to July 1, while allowing more freedom of movement...

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Survival Calculator

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New Survival Rate Calculator to help you better understand the risks of existing and pre-existing conditions. This calculator estimates your risk of infection and mortality from COVID-19. To do this we use the data you...

Where is COVID-19 Spreading?

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A new, fast-moving and deadly coronavirus first detected in Central China's Hubei province, has sickened hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

How deadly could COVID-19 be?

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It’s too early to know how deadly the disease will be, but estimates suggest that between 0.5% to 3.4% of the people who contract the virus will die. The difference between the lower number...

Colombia Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions at Border with Brazil

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Colombia launched new measures Thursday night aimed at stopping a rise in coronavirus infections near the border with Brazil. President Iván Duque said residents in the Amazon region are instructed to stay home unless making...

Colombia Becomes 37th Member of OECD

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(QCOLOMBIA) On 28 April 2020, Colombia officially became an OECD Member, the 37th country to do so in the Organization’s near 60-year history. Colombia was the third Latin American country to be a Member of...

Will Avianca it survice this latest financial crisis?

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(QCOLOMBIA) With debts exceeding US$7 billion dollars, Avianca Holdings filed on Sunday, May 10, for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in a court in New York. The request would protect the airline from its multiple creditors while...

Immunity passport could be the new normal for international travel

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Reactivating international aviation is a major challenge for airlines and organizations involved. As the world moves forward post the COVID-19 pandemic, the health of passengers and minimizing the further spread of the virus have...

‘Dengue kills too’ – Latin America faces two epidemics at once

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BOGOTA (Reuters) - As the coronavirus kills thousands and dominates government attention across Latin America, another deadly viral infection is quietly stalking the region. Dengue - colloquially called breakbone fever for the severe joint pain...

Colombia’s Curfew & Travel Lockdown Extended to May 25

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Colombia’s travel ban & national stay-in-place order is extended at least until May 25 to continue combating the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic.   However, restrictions have started tp be lifted, such as in towns...

Six Ways Coronavirus is Impacting Organized Crime in the Americas

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(Insightcrime) Criminal groups across Latin America have been forced to dig deep by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Moving drugs and contraband, shaking down extortion victims and getting migrants across borders have all...

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