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News Colombia Economy: Colombia to fully shut down Bogota neighborhood amid rising virus cases

Published on: Saturday 30 May 2020
Colombia to fully shut down Bogota neighborhood amid rising virus cases
News source: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/live-blog/2020-05-31-coronavirus-news-n1220136/ncrd1220171

Worldwide, the JHU data shows more than 6 million cases have been recorded with more than 500,000 of those reported in Brazil. Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus, plus a timeline of ...

News Colombia Economy: Colombia protests to intensify this year, union leader says

Published on: Friday 17 January 2020
Colombia protests to intensify this year, union leader says
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/colombia-protests-intensify-union-leader-163748422.html

Protests against the social and economic policies of Colombian President Ivan Duque will restart with more intensity this year, a top union leader said. Marchers in the Andean country held mass demonstrations in November and December last year to demand a varied laundry list of concessions from Duque

News Colombia Economy: How Do You Chip Away Colombian Stereotypes? With Microchips!

Published on: Thursday 12 September 2019
How Do You Chip Away Colombian Stereotypes? With Microchips!
News source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewwight/2019/09/12/how-do-you-chip-away-colombian-stereotypes-with-microchips/

A group of Colombian engineers at the Industrial University of Santander in the mid-sized Colombian city of Bucaramanga are mastering microchips, to take on the world and find a new viable industry for post-conflict Colombia. #GlobalSouthScience

News Colombia Economy: What’s behind rising tensions between Colombia and the FARC

Published on: Friday 30 August 2019
What’s behind rising tensions between Colombia and the FARC
News source: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/whats-behind-rising-tensions-between-colombia-and-the-farc

Colombia’s three-year-old peace deal may be coming apart. On Thursday, hardliners from the country’s main rebel group, the FARC, renewed the call to arms, claiming the Colombian government was not living up to its part of the agreement. The president elected last year, Ivan Duque, said during his campaign that the deal was too lenient. William Brangham talks to the Wilson Center’s Cynthia Arnson.

News Colombia Economy: Colombia creates 'elite unit' of labour inspectors to combat human trafficking

Published on: Wednesday 31 July 2019
Colombia creates 'elite unit' of labour inspectors to combat human trafficking
News source: http://news.trust.org/item/20190731211354-p8h02/

About 1.3 million Venezuelans have crossed into neighboring Colombia, fleeing political and economic turmoil, and their dire straits make them vulnerable to forced labour and exploitation ...

News Colombia Economy: Pigs for peace: winding back from war in Colombia

Published on: Thursday 01 August 2019
Pigs for peace: winding back from war in Colombia
News source: http://news.trust.org/item/20190802054514-y9g7z/

"Only by addressing the deep socio-economic disparities that grip these communities can Colombia truly move past the legacy of violence," according to the International Crisis Group, a think-tank ...

News Colombia Economy: Colombia central bank likely to hold rate until September - analysts

Published on: Monday 22 April 2019
News source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-colombia-cenbank-idUSKCN1RY19Z

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia’s seven-member central bank board will hold the benchmark interest rate steady at its April meeting this week, taking advantage of a lack of pressure on either inflation or ...

News Colombia Economy: Venezuela’s Trade Scheme With Turkey Is Enriching a Mysterious Maduro Crony

Published on: Wednesday 24 April 2019
News source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-04-25/venezuela-turkey-trading-scheme-enriches-mysterious-maduro-crony

When Browne, the prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, is asked about Colombia’s arrest order for Saab, he hasn't hear about it, and he’s taken aback. Recovering himself, he says Saab’s status as ...

News Colombia Economy: Miami-Dade’s tale of two cities: 30 billionaires and the economic inequality of Colombia

Published on: Monday 22 April 2019
News source: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article229441144.html

Maria Mejia, left, and others join in a fast-food workers’ protest demanding a $15 minimum wage and better working conditions in Miami in 2014. Joe Raedle Getty Images A new report draws a stark ...