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News Colombia Health: Colombia Will Tackle Cocaine With a Cancer-Causing Chemical. Only Problem Is, It Won't Work

Published on: Tuesday 21 January 2020
Colombia Will Tackle Cocaine With a Cancer-Causing Chemical. Only Problem Is, It Won't Work
News source: https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/3a8bg5/colombia-will-tackle-cocaine-with-a-cancer-causing-chemical-only-problem-is-it-wont-work

Colombia already destroys coca crops using manual eradication, in which workers pull the plants up by the roots, and also with small-scale, targeted drone spraying of glyphosate. But the world’s ...

News Colombia Health: Police clash with some protesters in renewal of Colombia demonstrations

Published on: Tuesday 21 January 2020
Police clash with some protesters in renewal of Colombia demonstrations
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/police-clash-protesters-renewal-colombia-024751367.html

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian police clashed with small numbers of protesters and some public transport infrastructure was damaged in Bogota on Tuesday after a renewal of demonstrations. Marchers held ...

News Colombia Health: Colombia: We’ll Spray Toxic Chemicals to Keep Americans from Doing Drugs

Published on: Tuesday 21 January 2020
Colombia: We’ll Spray Toxic Chemicals to Keep Americans from Doing Drugs
News source: https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/3a8bg5/colombia-will-tackle-cocaine-with-a-cancer-causing-chemical-only-problem-is-it-wont-work

Colombia already destroys coca crops using manual eradication, in which workers pull the plants up by the roots, and also with small-scale, targeted drone spraying of glyphosate. But the world’s ...

News Colombia Health: Colombia Passes Tax Bill That Fitch Said Will Worsen Fiscal Position

Published on: Thursday 19 December 2019
Colombia Passes Tax Bill That Fitch Said Will Worsen Fiscal Position
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/colombia-passes-tax-bill-fitch-133617158.html

(Bloomberg) -- Colombia’s congress approved a bill that cuts taxes on companies while raising them on rich individuals, and which Fitch Ratings said makes it harder for the country to hit its fiscal targets.The bill replaces the 2018 financing law that the Constitutional Court overturned in October on

News Colombia Health: Colombian rebel group frees 3 teenagers captured this month

Published on: Monday 23 December 2019
Colombian rebel group frees 3 teenagers captured this month
News source: https://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Colombian-rebel-group-frees-3-teenagers-captured-14928588.php

... who were captured earlier this month by the rebel National Liberation Army in Colombia were released Monday following mediation by several human rights groups. The International Committee of the ...

News Colombia Health: Venezuelan migrants in Colombia: A neglected crisis

Published on: Wednesday 18 December 2019
Venezuelan migrants in Colombia: A neglected crisis
News source: https://reliefweb.int/report/colombia/venezuelan-migrants-colombia-neglected-crisis

MSF will soon start providing treatment for HIV in Tibú and Tame, in collaboration with Aids Health Care Foundation Colombia. Women face barriers to sexual and reproductive health care MSF is also ...

News Colombia Health: World's largest serving of scrambled eggs cooked up in Colombia

Published on: Monday 14 October 2019
World's largest serving of scrambled eggs cooked up in Colombia
News source: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2019/10/14/Worlds-largest-serving-of-scrambled-eggs-cooked-up-in-Colombia/6071571066862/?rc_fifo=5

Fenavi, the National Federation of Poultry Farmers of Colombia, teamed with the city of Soacha to cook the approximately 62,000 eggs in a pan measuring nearly 40 feet long. The Ministry of Health of ...

News Colombia Health: The Trump Administration Is Moving to Restart Aerial Fumigation in Colombia

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
The Trump Administration Is Moving to Restart Aerial Fumigation in Colombia
News source: https://progressive.org/dispatches/trump-administration-moving-to-restart-aerial-fumigation-colombia-hunt-191010/

To address record-breaking cocaine production in Colombia, the Trump Administration is quietly working with the Colombian government to restart a controversial aerial fumigation program that a ...

News Colombia Health: Good incentives, bad timing: crop substitution, coca cultivation, and aerial spraying in Colombia

Published on: Thursday 17 October 2019
Good incentives, bad timing: crop substitution, coca cultivation, and aerial spraying in Colombia
News source: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/latamcaribbean/2019/10/17/good-incentives-bad-timing-crop-substitution-coca-cultivation-and-aerial-spraying-in-colombia/

Coca cultivation in Colombia has risen dramatically in recent years, leading the Colombian government to consider a return to aerial-spraying campaigns previously halted over health concerns. But former president Juan Manuel Santos suggests that factors other than a suspension of spraying were to blame, not least a reconfiguration of non-FARC armed groups and the perverse incentive of a future crop-substitution programme announced early on in the peace process. Analysis of temporal variations created by this announcement and geographical variations relating to coca suitability and possible benefits from the substitution initiative suggest that Santos may be correct, write Daniel Mejía (Universidad de los Andes), Mounu Prem (Universidad del Rosario) and Juan Vargas (Universidad del Rosario).

News Colombia Health: Hunger looms for Colombia's Venezuelan migrants as aid falls short

Published on: Tuesday 23 July 2019
Hunger looms for Colombia's Venezuelan migrants as aid falls short
News source: https://nationalpost.com/pmn/environment-pmn/hunger-looms-for-colombias-venezuelan-migrants-as-aid-falls-short

By Thin Lei WinRIOHACHA, Colombia, July 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – I t is mid-morning and the Rancheria community kitchen in northern Columbia is already full of families queuing for a free meal of pasta with chicken, bread and guava juice.

News Colombia Health: FEATURE-Hunger looms for Colombia's Venezuelan migrants as aid falls short

Published on: Tuesday 23 July 2019
FEATURE-Hunger looms for Colombia's Venezuelan migrants as aid falls short
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/feature-hunger-looms-colombias-venezuelan-050000128.html

I t is mid-morning and the Rancheria community kitchen in northern Columbia is already full of families queuing for a free meal of pasta with chicken, bread and guava juice. Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants rely on the community kitchen for survival, among them Marbellis Atencia, 39, who comes here every

News Colombia Health: More than 4 in 10 of Colombia’s young adults were abused as minors: survey

Published on: Monday 22 July 2019
More than 4 in 10 of Colombia’s young adults were abused as minors: survey
News source: https://colombiareports.com/more-than-1-in-10-of-colombias-young-women-were-sexually-harassed-as-minors-survey/

The survey gave more insight in the extremely high prevalence of sexual violence against children in Colombia where, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office one child is raped every 20 minutes. ...

News Colombia Health: NBC News Whitewashes Colombia’s Right-Wing President

Published on: Tuesday 02 July 2019
NBC News Whitewashes Colombia’s Right-Wing President
News source: https://fair.org/home/nbc-news-whitewashes-colombias-right-wing-president/

Colombia Reports (4/4/14) explains that this means the livelihoods and health of small-scale farmers are continuously threatened by the damaging effects of chemical pesticides dropped from ...

News Colombia Health: Colombian Minister of Health presented country health priorities to high-level authorities from WHO and PAHO

Published on: Monday 15 April 2019
News source: https://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15086:ministro-de-salud-de-colombia-presento-las-prioridades-en-salud-del-pais-a-altas-autoridades-de-la-oms-y-la-ops&Itemid=135&lang=en

According to national authorities, Colombia has 1.2 million registered migrants. In 2018, the country provided 800,000 medical appointments to more than 200,000 people of Venezuelan origin. The health ...

News Colombia Health: Improving Water Supply and Sanitation Services in La Guajira, Colombia

Published on: Tuesday 23 April 2019
News source: http://www.worldbank.org/en/results/2019/04/23/improving-water-supply-and-sanitation-services-in-la-guajira-colombia

The desertic region of La Guajira, one of Colombia’s most impoverished and underdeveloped ... (i.e., below 5 percent on the Water Quality Risk Index of the Colombian National Health Institute). As ...

News Colombia Health: At Venezuela-Colombia border, Temple doctor cares for 'incredibly sick'

Published on: Sunday 21 April 2019
News source: https://www.phillyvoice.com/health-crisis-colombia-venezuela-border-temple-doctor-infectious-disease/

"Everybody on the private sector and the public sector in Colombia is doing everything they can to pitch in and help," Bryan said. "But you're looking at a total public health catastrophe when you ...