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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.

News Colombia: Colombia extends coronavirus lockdown until May 11, some sectors to re-open

Published on: Monday 20 April 2020
Colombia extends coronavirus lockdown until May 11, some sectors to re-open
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/colombia-extends-coronavirus-lockdown-until-232826787.html

Colombia will extend its coronavirus quarantine until May 11, President Ivan Duque said on Monday, but will allow some sectors like construction to re-open. The Andean country has nearly 4,000 cases ...

News Colombia: Venezuelan Migrants Are Returning Home, Forced to Choose Between Ruinous Socialism and Colombia's Pandemic Authoritarianism

Published on: Wednesday 22 April 2020
Venezuelan Migrants Are Returning Home, Forced to Choose Between Ruinous Socialism and Colombia's Pandemic Authoritarianism
News source: https://reason.com/2020/04/22/venezuelan-migrants-are-returning-home-forced-to-choose-between-ruinous-socialism-and-colombias-pandemic-authoritarianism/

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA—In the midst of a pandemic, hitchhiking isn't a very good way to preserve social distancing and stop the spread of a killer virus. Yet thousands of Venezuelans are now trying to ...

News Colombia: Colombia hopes for 'humanitarian' ceasefire during coronavirus as violence resurges

Published on: Friday 10 April 2020
Colombia hopes for 'humanitarian' ceasefire during coronavirus as violence resurges
News source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/colombia-hopes-humanitarian-ceasefire-during-121502996.html

Colombia’s 2016 peace accord was meant to end a half century of conflict with the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. Yet some areas previously dominated by the FARC guerrillas are seeing unintended consequences of that agreement, including a turf war between other armed groups.

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 ...