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News Colombia: Colombia quarantine brings evictions for Bogota's poorest

Published on: Thursday 02 April 2020
Colombia quarantine brings evictions for Bogota's poorest
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/colombia-quarantine-brings-evictions-bogotas-200141909.html

Jose Ramirez - whose total belongings fit into a scratched black suitcase and a backpack - is resigned to spending the night in a scruffy park in the depressed center of Colombia's capital, Bogota. Mayor's office officials said it was unclear where he could be housed.

News Colombia: Colombia's ELN rebels call ceasefire over coronavirus

Published on: Sunday 29 March 2020
Colombia's ELN rebels call ceasefire over coronavirus
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-52090169

The rebels said the ceasefire was a "humanitarian gesture" amid the coronavirus pandemic. More than 700 people have tested positive for the virus in the Andean country and 10 have died. The rebel ...

News Colombia: Pablo Escobar's 'cocaine hippos' may be helping river ecosystems in Colombia

Published on: Tuesday 31 March 2020
Pablo Escobar's 'cocaine hippos' may be helping river ecosystems in Colombia
News source: https://www.foxnews.com/science/pablo-escobars-cocaine-hippos-may-be-helping-river-ecosystems-in-colombia

Hippos that were brought to Colombia decades ago by Pablo Escobar, the notorious cocaine kingpin, are now thriving in the country's river ecosystems. Scientists even suspect that river habitats may benefit from the presence of these non-native hippos, with the large herbivores filling an ecological niche that has been vacant in the region for thousands of years.

News Colombia: Tourists trapped in Colombia by coronavirus hope for flights home

Published on: Wednesday 25 March 2020
Tourists trapped in Colombia by coronavirus hope for flights home
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/tourists-trapped-colombia-coronavirus-hope-183224332.html

Beneath the harsh fluorescent lights of El Dorado airport's check-in area, more than 100 stranded tourists bedded down for the night on spartan cots. Outside, Colombia was settling in for a 19-day quarantine meant to stem the spread of coronavirus which has grounded international flights and left

News Colombia: Colombia goes into lockdown, Chile extends schools closures

Published on: Wednesday 25 March 2020
Colombia goes into lockdown, Chile extends schools closures
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/colombia-goes-lockdown-chile-extends-schools-closures-222914077.html

Countries across Latin America tightened measures on Wednesday to halt the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus, with more lockdowns and school closures as well as increased aid to the region's poorest. As cases of COVID-19 cases continue to rise -- more than 7,400 and 123 deaths up to now --

News Colombia: Coronavirus: Colombia prepares to enter quarantine

Published on: Friday 20 March 2020
Coronavirus: Colombia prepares to enter quarantine
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-colombia-prepares-enter-quarantine-200321061814774.html

Colombia is set to enter a national lockdown that will prevent people from leaving their homes except for essential needs like food or medicine, on Tuesday. The move will come a day after it closes ...

News Colombia: In Colombia, fleet of cartel narco-subs poses challenge for navy

Published on: Wednesday 18 March 2020
In Colombia, fleet of cartel narco-subs poses challenge for navy
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/colombia-fleet-cartel-narco-subs-poses-challenge-navy-031451888.html

For years, they were referred to in hushed tones simply as "Bigfoot" -- a mythical creature rumored but never seen -- but these days, the narco-submarines used by Colombia's drug cartels have become almost commonplace. With cocaine production at an almost record high in the South American

News Colombia: Colombia declares coronavirus state of emergency, orders elderly to stay home

Published on: Tuesday 17 March 2020
Colombia declares coronavirus state of emergency, orders elderly to stay home
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/colombia-orders-senior-citizens-self-025817470.html

Colombia's President Ivan Duque declared a state of emergency on Tuesday as the country steps up measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, including ordering the elderly to stay home from Friday until the end of May. Speaking during a televised address, Duque said full details on the state of

News Colombia: Fear as Colombia closes border with Venezuela over coronavirus

Published on: Saturday 14 March 2020
Fear as Colombia closes border with Venezuela over coronavirus
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/fear-colombia-closes-border-venezuela-coronavirus-200314190110784.html

Bogota, Colombia - Cesar Castillo and his partner begged for help on the street of a wealthy Bogota, Colombia, neighbourhood with their eight-month-old son. Castillo, 26, left Venezuela three months ...

News Colombia: Colombia closes border with Venezuela over coronavirus

Published on: Friday 13 March 2020
Colombia closes border with Venezuela over coronavirus
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/colombia-turn-away-visitors-stayed-050225946.html

Colombia will close its borders with Venezuela and stop visitors who have been in Europe or Asia from entering the country, President Ivan Duque said late on Friday, as it looks to contain the spread of coronavirus. Duque said Colombia will close its border with Venezuela from five o'clock Saturday

News Colombia: Colombia Is Dealing With a Terrifying Refugee Crisis. Will Wealthy Nations Step Up to Help?

Published on: Monday 09 March 2020
Colombia Is Dealing With a Terrifying Refugee Crisis. Will Wealthy Nations Step Up to Help?
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/10/opinion/international-world/venezuela-colombia-refugees-crisis.html

Venezuela’s tragedy is not that different in size and impact from the Syrian one. MEXICO CITY — Venezuela’s refugee crisis is the worst Latin America has ever experienced. In the past 15 years, more ...

News Colombia: At least 8 killed in fighting between illegal armed groups on Colombia-Venezuela border

Published on: Sunday 08 March 2020
At least 8 killed in fighting between illegal armed groups on Colombia-Venezuela border
News source: https://colombiareports.com/at-least-8-killed-in-fighting-between-illegal-armed-groups-on-colombia-venezuela-border/

The future of Colombia Reports relies on your support. Please become a patron and support independent reporting from Colombia. At least eight people were killed in fighting between alleged drug ...

News Colombia: Colombia ‘spying’ on journalists who revealed president’s drug trafficking links

Published on: Sunday 08 March 2020
Colombia ‘spying’ on journalists who revealed president’s drug trafficking links
News source: https://colombiareports.com/colombia-spying-on-journalists-who-revealed-presidents-drug-trafficking-links/

The future of Colombia Reports relies on your support. Please become a patron and support independent reporting from Colombia. Journalists who revealed links between Colombia’s President Ivan Duque ...

News Colombia: Colombia maintains abortion ban

Published on: Monday 02 March 2020
Colombia maintains abortion ban
News source: https://colombiareports.com/colombia-maintains-abortion-ban/

The future of Colombia Reports relies on your support. Please become a patron and support independent reporting from Colombia. Colombia’s constitutional court declined to vote on a magistrate’s ...

News Colombia: Colombia coca crop: Trump tells Duque to resume spraying

Published on: Monday 02 March 2020
Colombia coca crop: Trump tells Duque to resume spraying
News source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-51722456

Colombia will have to resume aerial spraying to destroy coca crops, US President Donald Trump has said. Mr Trump made the remarks at a joint press conference with Colombian President Ivan Duque in ...

News Colombia: Abortion Case in Colombia Could Be a Landmark in Latin America

Published on: Sunday 01 March 2020
Abortion Case in Colombia Could Be a Landmark in Latin America
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/01/world/americas/abortion-colombia.html

A ruling in the case, which has reopened a fierce debate over the procedure’s legal and moral implications, could have repercussions across the region. BOGOTÁ, Colombia — A top court in Colombia is ...

News Colombia: Colombia was the deadliest place on Earth for environmental activists. It's gotten worse.

Published on: Saturday 22 February 2020
Colombia was the deadliest place on Earth for environmental activists. It's gotten worse.
News source: https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/colombia-was-deadliest-place-earth-environmental-activists-it-s-gotten-n1139861

Colombia is the most dangerous place in the world for activists who seek to help protect land and other natural resources, according to a recently released report by Front Line Defenders, an Irish advocacy group.

News Colombia: Colombia ends coca crop substitution monitoring deal with UN: report

Published on: Sunday 23 February 2020
Colombia ends coca crop substitution monitoring deal with UN: report
News source: https://colombiareports.com/colombia-ends-coca-crop-substitution-monitoring-deal-with-un-report/

The future of Colombia Reports relies on your support. Please become a patron and support independent reporting from Colombia. Colombia’s government reportedly ended its cooperation with the United ...