Friday, March 5, 2021

We do not move even half the passengers we would have on a normal...

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QCOLOMBIA - The public transport system in Colombia has been one of the worst-hit sectors since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as quarantines forced citizens to stay at home much of the time...

Colombia Suffered Its Deepest Slump Since 1905 Last Year

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(Bloomberg) -- Colombia’s economy suffered its deepest contraction in more than a century last year, leaving it wracked by soaring debt, mass unemployment and hunger. Gross domestic product fell 6.8% last year, the statistics agency...

Colombia receives first batch of vaccines

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QCOLOMBIA - Colombia advanced the start of the immunization campaign against the coronavirus to February 17, three days ahead of schedule, after receiving the first batch of 50,000 vaccines on Monday. "Today is a very...

There’s A Good Chance Your Valentine’s Flowers Come From Colombia

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QCOLOMBIA - If you send a bouquet of roses for Valentine's Day, chances are they were grown in Colombia. It remains the No. 1 supplier of flowers to the U.S. even though the coronavirus...

Colombia begins 2021 with a reactivation of 55% in flights

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QCOLOMBIA - The end of the year travel season arrived with important expectations of recovery for the tourism sector. The improvement in the tourist infrastructure, support from the National Government and the adoption of...

Pope thanks Colombia for efforts to protect migrants

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Q REDAQTED (Vatican News) - “I always look with gratitude at the efforts of those who work for migrants,” Pope Francis said on Sunday following the recitation of the Angelus. “I thank all of...

Colombia okays US$38 billion dollar reactivation plan

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QCOLOMBIA - Colombia’s economic and social policy council (Conpes) has greenlighted a 135 trillion Colombian peso (US$38 billion) economic reactivation plan, which will be implemented together with the private sector. The investments represent 12.5% of...

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Alleged American Land Grab Sets Off a Political Storm in Colombia

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Was it a good-faith investment by a U.S. multinational in Colombia? Or a flagrant land grab? That’s what Colombians are debating following revelations that...

Colombia As A Potential New Free Trade Haven

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Colombia, with its 45 million consumers, has long seemed a prime market for U.S. exports in the region. It has the third-largest economy in...

Ecuador, Colombia to Sign Maritime Boundaries Agreement

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Governments of Ecuador and Colombia agreed to sign on Wednesday a Maritime Boundaries Agreement, which has been considered as sign of political will between...

Colombiatex trade fair “transcends limits” of fashion industry

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Colombiatex de las Americas, Colombia’s annual trade fair dedicated to fashion supplies and equipment, returns to Medellin this week in the renewed aim of...

Church will not go to Cuba For Peace Dialogue Between Colombia’s Govt and FARC

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(Agenzia Fides) - The Archbishop of Bogota, announced that the Catholic Church is not going to Havana, capital of Cuba, in response to the...

Anti-coca spraying halted in Colombia after 2 U.S. pilots shot down

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One pilot was killed after his crop-duster was brought down, apparently by leftist rebels. FARC rebels are also believed to have shot down the...

Path to political participation for FARC ‘screams positive’ for Colombia: Conflict expert

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The agreement reached Tuesday between the Colombian government and the FARC outlining a path to political participation for the country’s largest rebel group “screams...

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...

North Colombia tribe devastated as lightning strike kills at least 11

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At least 11 people died and 14 were injured when lightning struck a group of indigenous leaders united in a field in northern Colombia. Some media...

Jailed FARC guerrillas on hunger strike

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Colombia Reports Imprisoned members of Colombia’s largest guerrilla group the FARC are on hunger strike to demand that seriously injured jailed comrades are released and given medical...

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Colombian Clever Leaves made first shipment of medical cannabis to the U.S.

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QCOLOMBIA - Clever Leaves, a Colombian company authorized to handle pharmaceutical grade cannabinoids, announced that its subsidiary, Herbal Brands, managed to establish a strategic alliance with Looper Group and TruSource Hemp Group, to import...

Colombia in conundrum over Pablo Escobar’s hippos

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(Narco Legacy In Colombia) By the time he died, Colombia's biggest drug lord, Pablo Escobar, had managed to amass a huge fortune. He left behind many properties including buildings, mansions and estates as well as...

Foreigners kidnapped, held hostage in southwest Colombia

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(COLOMBIA REPORTS) Two foreigners have been taken hostage by an unidentified illegal armed group in southwest Colombia, regional authorities said Tuesday. According to the Cauca province’s top security official, Luis Cornelio Angulo, the victims were...

Colombia hospitals overwhelmed under second wave of coronavirus

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Q COLOMBIA - Amid a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals in Colombia are getting overrun and havoc is reigning across the country, as overworked healthcare professionals are feeling the crunch as the...

At least 12 dead after boats sink on Colombia’s Pacific coast

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BOGOTA (Reuters) - At least 12 people have died, including seven children, after two vessels sank close to a port on Colombia’s Pacific coast, a naval official said on Sunday, adding that causes of...

The fourth-largest earthquake of the 20-century triggered a 5-meter tsunami

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Q REPORTS - On Wednesday, January 31, 1906, Ecuador and Colombia were hit with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake. On the Richter scale (which was only developed in 1935), this magnitude is categorized as a...

Colombian authorities dismantle illegal mine funding powerful drug cartel

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MINING.COMAn illegal mining operation that funded a faction of the Clan del Golfo was dismantled over the weekend in a joint action led by the Colombian army, the National Police Force, and the Attorney...

Colombia reports case of COVID-19 variant detected in Brazil

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QCOLOMBIA - The Colombian Ministry of Health confirmed on Saturday that a new variant of the novel coronavirus discovered in Brazil is already circulating in the country. "We confirmed the presence of the P1 strain...

Purchase of Damaged Dollar Bills Is the Latest Unusual Business in Venezuela

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TODAY VENEZUELA – On the streets of Venezuela, dollar bills that have been punctured, erased, stained, scratched, discolored, or burned are bought for half their value. This is the new business emerging in the...

First vaccines against covid-19 arrive in Panama, the country with the most infections in...

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TODAY PANAMA – With a sideways view of the syringe, nurse Violeta Gaona received the first dose of the vaccine against covid-19 in Panama on Wednesday in her left arm. Panama has the highest...

Ortega Regime Promises Vaccines, with No Details

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TODAY NICARAGUA – Former Nicaraguan health minister and current presidential advisor Carolina Davila has announced that COVID-19 vaccinations will begin in 2021. Her announcement came after weeks of government silence. Plans are to prioritize...