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News Colombia: UEFA defends vote for Colombia as AFC President congratulates Australia-New Zealand for winning 2023 Women's World Cup bid

Published on: Thursday 25 June 2020
UEFA defends vote for Colombia as AFC President congratulates Australia-New Zealand for winning 2023 Women's World Cup bid
News source: https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1095686/uefa-defend-vote-for-colombia-world-cup

UEFA has defended its decision to vote for Colombia in the FIFA 2023 Women's World Cup bid race as Asian Football Confederation President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa congratulated Australia and New Zealand for winning the hosting rights.

News Colombia: Fury in Colombia as soldiers admit rape of 13-year-old indigenous girl

Published on: Friday 26 June 2020
Fury in Colombia as soldiers admit rape of 13-year-old indigenous girl
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/jun/26/fury-in-colombia-as-soldiers-admit-of-12-year-old-indigenous-girl

Seven soldiers confessed to raping child from the Emberà tribe ...

News Colombia: Women’s World Cup 2023: Fifa to name hosts - Colombia or Australia & New Zealand

Published on: Tuesday 23 June 2020
Women’s World Cup 2023: Fifa to name hosts - Colombia or Australia & New Zealand
News source: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53158847

With Fifa set to decide who will host the 2023 Women's World Cup on Thursday, find out more about the two remaining bids.

News Colombia: Colombia planned well for the pandemic. The region is reeling.

Published on: Monday 22 June 2020
Colombia planned well for the pandemic. The region is reeling.
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/22/colombia-planned-well-pandemic-region-is-reeling/

Colombian President Iván Duque began a lockdown in March that has spared his country some of the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic. But that hasn’t helped his neighbors in hard-hit Latin America, ...

News Colombia: Colombia's bid to host 2023 Women's World Cup boosted by Uefa

Published on: Wednesday 24 June 2020
Colombia's bid to host 2023 Women's World Cup boosted by Uefa
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jun/24/colombias-bid-to-host-2023-womens-world-cup-boosted-by-uefa

The vote to decide who hosts the 2023 Women’s World Cup is believed to be tighter than expected after Uefa members of the Fifa council were encouraged to back Colombia’s bid ...

News Colombia: Colombia violence: Killings continue during lockdown

Published on: Friday 19 June 2020
Colombia violence: Killings continue during lockdown
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/colombia-violence-killings-continue-lockdown-200619164311263.html

Civil society organisations say that since the start of the quarantine a local leader has been killed every other day.

News Colombia: Satnav directs tourists in Colombia to kidnapping gang

Published on: Friday 19 June 2020
Satnav directs tourists in Colombia to kidnapping gang
News source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/satnav-directs-tourists-in-colombia-to-kidnapping-gang-vspqq5pp8

Many are the tales of navigation apps going wrong: the German who crashed though several barricades to reach an unfinished autobahn, three Japanese tourists directed to an Australian island with no ...

News Colombia: How I Made It: Lido Pimienta On "Miss Colombia"

Published on: Monday 15 June 2020
How I Made It: Lido Pimienta On "Miss Colombia"
News source: https://www.npr.org/2020/11/06/877539635/how-i-made-it-lido-pimienta-on-miss-colombia

Colombian-Canadian singer-songwriter Lido Pimienta talks about her new album, "Miss Colombia" and how her love of Afro-Colombian music came to be.

News Colombia: Colombia's ELN rebels free six more hostages amid peace talks plea

Published on: Sunday 14 June 2020
Colombia's ELN rebels free six more hostages amid peace talks plea
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-53049890

President Iván Duque says the release of all hostages and the end of kidnappings and attacks are pre-conditions for talks. The group is believed to be holding at least 10 more ho ...

News Colombia: Discovering Colombia's rare flora and fauna

Published on: Saturday 06 June 2020
Discovering Colombia's rare flora and fauna
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-52948635

Colombia's tropical rainforests have been disappearing fast. Since the 2016 peace deal between the government and the Farc guerrillas much of the virgin jungle that was previously off-limits due to ...

News Colombia: Venezuelans face crime, coronavirus at Colombia's closed border

Published on: Friday 05 June 2020
Venezuelans face crime, coronavirus at Colombia's closed border
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/Voices/2020/06/05/Venezuelans-face-crime-coronavirus-at-Colombias-closed-border/9741591359630/

Millions of Venezuelans fleeing their crisis-ridden country had plenty to worry about on their journeys, from food to transport and shelter. Now there's a pandemic, too.

News Colombia: ‘Stigmatized, segregated, forgotten’: Colombia’s poor being evicted despite lockdowns

Published on: Monday 01 June 2020
‘Stigmatized, segregated, forgotten’: Colombia’s poor being evicted despite lockdowns
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/jun/02/colombia-coronavirus-poor-evicted-lockdowns

Authorities are forcing people from homes they say were unlawfully built during a nationwide quarantine ...

News Colombia: Colombia civil war survivors outraged by appointment of warlord's son

Published on: Thursday 21 May 2020
Colombia civil war survivors outraged by appointment of warlord's son
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/05/21/Colombia-civil-war-survivors-outraged-by-appointment-of-warlords-son/8801590081367/

The Colombian government this week named the son of one of the country's most notorious warlords to run a program meant for victims of its long-running civil war.

News Colombia: Colombia’s Avianca faces rocky road after Chapter 11 filing

Published on: Monday 11 May 2020
Colombia’s Avianca faces rocky road after Chapter 11 filing
News source: https://apnews.com/a5a3e262c16c37b07bbf4df184929810

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Latin American airline giant Avianca is hoping to sail into smoother skies after a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing – but it will take more to keep the region’s second largest...

News Colombia: Colombia says over 52,000 Venezuelans return home, cites lockdown

Published on: Tuesday 12 May 2020
Colombia says over 52,000 Venezuelans return home, cites lockdown
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/colombia-says-over-52-000-015613743.html

More than 52,000 Venezuelans have voluntarily returned to their country from Colombia during the coronavirus lockdown, Colombia's migration agency said on Tuesday. Colombia is the top destination for Venezuelans fleeing economic crisis and political upheaval. More than 1.82 million live in the

News Colombia: Colombian President Duque declares new state of emergency to ease pain of virus lockdown

Published on: Wednesday 06 May 2020
Colombian President Duque declares new state of emergency to ease pain of virus lockdown
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/colombia-readies-state-emergency-ease-200658515.html

Colombia has declared a second state of emergency to support sectors of the economy that will remain shut down for an extended period to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, President Ivan Duque said on Wednesday. The state of economic emergency allows the president to issue decrees without prior

News Colombia: Colombia grants amnesty to alleged IRA bomb-making trio

Published on: Wednesday 22 April 2020
Colombia grants amnesty to alleged IRA bomb-making trio
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/23/colombia-grants-amnesty-to-alleged-ira-bomb-making-trio

Men fled country while on bail after their arrest in 2001 and a highly-publicised trial ...

News Colombia: Spike in Big Cat Poaching During Coronavirus Lockdown in Colombia, Conservation Group Says

Published on: Thursday 23 April 2020
Spike in Big Cat Poaching During Coronavirus Lockdown in Colombia, Conservation Group Says
News source: https://www.newsweek.com/spike-big-cat-poaching-coronavirus-lockdown-colombia-conservation-group-1499783

"With their neighbors inside, some hunters are spending quarantine targeting jaguars, pumas and ocelots," Esteban Payán from Panthera told Newsweek.