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Colombia captures its most wanted drug lord ‘Otoniel’

QCOLOMBIA - Colombian authorities said on Saturday they captured Dairo Antonio Usuga, the country's biggest drug trafficker. Usuga, better known by his alias "Otoniel," is...

Canceled euthanasia: Martha Sepúlveda was ready to die on Sunday

QCOLOMBIA - 51-year-old Martha Sepúlveda, diagnosed with ALS, had been slated to become the first person in Colombia without a terminal prognosis to die...

Venezuela and Colombia to reopen borders

QCOLOMBIA - Venezuela is to reopen its border with Colombia, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said in a state television address on Monday, October...

5 years after FARC deal, peace remains elusive

QCOLOMBIA - In September 2016, the Colombian government signed a peace deal with the rebel group FARC. A look at the guerrillas who started...

Thousands march in Bogota to demand end to protests, roadblocks

QCOLOMBIA (Reuters) Waving flags and dressed in white, thousands marched in Colombia's capital Bogota on Sunday to demand an end to protests and roadblocks,...

Colombia to probe police who stood by as civilians shot at protesters

QCOLOMBIA (Reuters) Colombian authorities are investigating 10 police officers who allowed civilians to shoot at demonstrators in Cali, a high-ranking official said on Monday,...

Colombia down the tubes: At least 43 protesters killed, Palace of Justice burned

QCOLOMBIA - The Palace of Justice in Tulua, Colombia was set on fire this week amid protests and a general strike over poverty, police...

Roadblocks and protests disrupt Cali, Colombia

CALI, Colombia (AP) — The sugar mills that employ tens of thousands of people have ground to a halt. Broken stoplights dangle uselessly over...

Mothers in Colombia attend protests to protect youth from alleged police violence

(Reuters) Vanesa protects herself from the hail of tear gas, rocks and fire hose streams that often mark protests in Colombia with just safety...

Gustavo Petro, ¡Basta ya!

SEMANA Editorial - Gustavo Petro is today the favorite candidate in the polls that measure the intention to vote for the next presidential elections....

Naked, women protested against the Police for reports of sexual violence

QCOLOMBIA - At least 18 complaints of sexual violence allegedly committed by the police have been reported, mostly on social networks, within the framework...

Poverty and hunger in Colombia: symptoms of the virus and the social crisis

QCOLOMBIA (Semana) Luis Plata is only 30 years old, but on his back he carries an infinite worry that overwhelms him. What began as...

Colombia surpasses 80,000 COVID-19 deaths; ICU’s nearly full

QCOLOMBIA - Confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in Colombia passed 80,000 on Friday, May 14, with intensive care units almost full in the biggest cities,...

Why Colombian protesters are taking to the streets

QCOLOMBIA - For the past two weeks, mass protests that started on April 28, have rocked Colombia, leaving at least 42 people dead and hundreds...

Colombian Mass Protests Over Covid-19 Woes Paralyze Cali

(WSJ) CALI, Colombia - Days of rowdy, sometimes violent protests have choked off this city of 2.2 million, disrupting food supplies, paralyzing business and...

Protests leave 42 dead in a Colombia in ‘shock’ by the repression

QCOLOMBIA - At least 42 people, including a uniformed police, have died in Colombia in the framework of protests against the government that exploded...

Flexible vaccination triggers Colombians travel to the United States

QCOLOMBIA - The flexibility of six states promoting Covid-19 inoculation for tourists in the United States caught the interest of many Colombians. The states of...

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