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News Colombia Santander: Colombian Social Leader Cristóbal Anaya González Found Murdered

Published on: Friday 28 February 2020
Colombian Social Leader Cristóbal Anaya González Found Murdered
News source: https://www.democracynow.org/2020/2/28/headlines/colombian_social_leader_cristobal_anaya_gonzalez_found_murdered

four days after he disappeared in a rural area in Colombia’s Santander region. Anaya González was co-founder of an organization that serves victims of antipersonnel landmines in eastern Colombia. This ...

News Colombia Santander: Life without fear is overdue in Colombia

Published on: Wednesday 04 March 2020
Life without fear is overdue in Colombia
News source: https://www.icrc.org/en/document/life-without-fear-overdue-colombia

The growing number of victims of explosive devices and anti-personnel mines, the confinement of communities, ongoing forced displacement and disappearances, attacks on health-care personnel and facilities and breaches of international humanitarian law (IHL) are indicative of a critical backdrop in some regions of the country.

News Colombia Santander: EMERGING MARKETS-Brazilian stocks lead Latam shares higher amid trade optimism

Published on: Wednesday 09 October 2019
EMERGING MARKETS-Brazilian stocks lead Latam shares higher amid trade optimism
News source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/emerging-markets-brazilian-stocks-lead-200354322.html

MSCI's index of regional shares rose 0.8%, with shares in Colombia also up 0.2%, while Mexican shares were marginally higher. Reports said China was still open to agreeing to a partial trade deal with the United States, and that Beijing was offering to increase its annual purchases of U.S. agricultural

News Colombia Santander: Santander's venture capital fund eyes fresh Latin American investments

Published on: Friday 27 September 2019
Santander's venture capital fund eyes fresh Latin American investments
News source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/santanders-venture-capital-fund-eyes-191548334.html

MEXICO CITY/MADRID, Sept 27 (Reuters) - A venture capital fund backed by Spanish bank Santander is eyeing fresh opportunities across Latin America, an executive said on Friday, days after it completed an investment in Mexican financial technology startup Klar. Mexico and Brazil are the largest, most

News Colombia Santander: Why did Juan Guaidó Take Photos With Criminals at the Colombia Border?

Published on: Thursday 19 September 2019
Why did Juan Guaidó Take Photos With Criminals at the Colombia Border?
News source: https://www.insightcrime.org/news/analysis/juan-guaido-take-photos-with-rastrojos-at-colombia-border/

Controversial photos published in September showing Venezuela's opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, posing with a Colombian paramilitary group confirm the total control that criminal gangs have along sections of the Venezuela-Colombia border. 

News Colombia Santander: Thousands Pour Into Colombia as Venezuela Reopens Border

Published on: Friday 20 September 2019
Thousands Pour Into Colombia as Venezuela Reopens Border
News source: https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/national-international/Colombia-Venezuela-Reopens-Border-511028912.html

Thousands of people crossed into Colombia on Saturday to buy food and medicine after Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reopened a border between the countries that had been shut down for the past four...

News Colombia Santander: ELN Gains Upper Hand Over EPL in Norte de Santander, Colombia

Published on: Tuesday 24 September 2019
ELN Gains Upper Hand Over EPL in Norte de Santander, Colombia
News source: https://www.insightcrime.org/news/analysis/faceoff-epl-eln-norte-de-santander-colombia/

A recent split within the EPL has left it weakened and allowed its bitter enemy, the ELN, to gain an advantage in Norte de Santander, a department on the border with Venezuela which contains crucial drug trafficking routes. 

News Colombia Santander: Ivanka Trump Wore Statement Sleeves in Colombia, and It Didn’t Go Well

Published on: Thursday 05 September 2019
Ivanka Trump Wore Statement Sleeves in Colombia, and It Didn’t Go Well
News source: https://www.glamour.com/story/ivanka-trump-dress-statement-sleeves-colombia-reaction

Ivanka Trump landed in Colombia earlier this week to promote her Women’s Empowerment Initiative and speak to cadets at the General Santander Police Academy. And while the White House advisor decided ...

News Colombia Santander: Ivanka Trump's Big Fashion Statement Foiled by Mother Nature

Published on: Tuesday 03 September 2019
Ivanka Trump's Big Fashion Statement Foiled by Mother Nature
News source: https://www.wmagazine.com/story/ivanka-trump-sleeves-in-colombia

when it came time for Trump to head to the General Santander Police Academy the next morning, the first daughter stepped things up a notch by stepping into an army green statement dress designed by ...

News Colombia Santander: Gold Smugglers Innovating Along Colombia-Panama Route

Published on: Monday 02 September 2019
Gold Smugglers Innovating Along Colombia-Panama Route
News source: https://www.insightcrime.org/news/brief/gold-smugglers-innovating-colombia-panama-route/

The criminal network obtained the gold from illegal miners and smelters in Colombia’s departments of Santander and Antioquia, especially the sub-region of Magdaleno Medio. In order to increase the ...

News Colombia Santander: Colombia’s Armed Groups Prey on Venezuela Migrants

Published on: Monday 19 August 2019
Colombia’s Armed Groups Prey on Venezuela Migrants
News source: https://www.insightcrime.org/news/brief/armed-groups-colombia-receive-venezuela-migrants/

People cross from Venezuela through "Trochas" --illegal trails-- near the Simon Bolivar International Bridge in Villa del Rosario, Norte de Santander, Colombia on February 13, 2019. - A crowd of ...

News Colombia Santander: Colombian police discover 47st of cannabis hidden in a COFFIN heading towards the Venezuelan border

Published on: Tuesday 27 August 2019
Colombian police discover 47st of cannabis hidden in a COFFIN heading towards the Venezuelan border
News source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7402529/Colombian-police-discover-47st-cannabis-hidden-COFFIN-heading-Venezuelan-border.html

Officers made the unusual discovery during a routine traffic stop at a checkpoint near Pamplona in north Santander. In total there were 514 packages wrapped in tape containing 300 kilos (660lb) of ...

News Colombia Santander: Colombia New Highway with Financing Secured worth USD 593.6 Million

Published on: Thursday 25 July 2019
Colombia New Highway with Financing Secured worth USD 593.6 Million
News source: https://steelguru.com/infra/colombia-new-highway-with-financing-secured-worth-usd-593-6-million/545000

World Highways reported that a finance package has been secured for Colombia’s Pasto-Rumichaca fourth generation road project. A loan package worth USD 593.6 million from a series of backers will underscore the project.

News Colombia Santander: Bitter Fight for Former FARC Areas Drives Surge in Colombia Homicides

Published on: Tuesday 30 July 2019
Bitter Fight for Former FARC Areas Drives Surge in Colombia Homicides
News source: https://www.insightcrime.org/news/analysis/bitter-fight-former-farc-areas-colombia-homicides/

Colombia’s homicide rate has risen for the first time in a decade, reflecting renewed conflicts between criminal groups in strategic areas of the country, especially in the wake of the demobilized FARC guerrillas.

News Colombia Santander: Colombia gasoline fueling cocaine production

Published on: Friday 28 June 2019
Colombia gasoline fueling cocaine production
News source: https://news.mongabay.com/2019/06/colombia-gasoline-fueling-cocaine-production/

Despite efforts by the U.S. and Colombia to crack down on cocaine production ... Near the border with Venezuela, in Norte de Santander department, the Attorney General’s Office has identified ...

News Colombia Santander: Venezuelan migrants are swelling the ranks of Colombia's criminal groups

Published on: Wednesday 19 June 2019
Venezuelan migrants are swelling the ranks of Colombia's criminal groups
News source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7163413/Venezuelan-migrants-swelling-ranks-Colombias-criminal-groups.html

Violence still simmers in Colombia despite a 2016 peace deal with leftist FARC ... identified themselves as paramilitaries as they trekked through the mountains of Santander province near the border. ...

News Colombia Santander: Colombia-Venezuela Border Reopens, But Hidden Trails Still Hotspots

Published on: Wednesday 26 June 2019
Colombia-Venezuela Border Reopens, But Hidden Trails Still Hotspots
News source: https://www.insightcrime.org/news/brief/colombia-venezuela-border-reopens-but-hidden-trails-still-hotspots/

The reopening of a major Colombia-Venezuela border crossing is an important step to stop Venezuelans from trekking across remote trails where they are easily extorted by armed groups. But it's unlikely to stem conflict or the flow of contraband in the region.

News Colombia Santander: ‘Communities not important’ says former Colombia mining head in leaked video

Published on: Tuesday 23 April 2019
News source: http://www.mining.com/communities-not-important-says-former-colombia-mining-head-leaked-video/

Comment was made during a meeting about Minesa’s application for an environmental licence a large underground gold project in the Colombian province of Santander ... protesters as activists linked to ...