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News Colombia People: Police in Colombia using drones to detect people flouting coronavirus quarantine

Published on: Wednesday 20 May 2020
Police in Colombia using drones to detect people flouting coronavirus quarantine
News source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/drones-colombia-bogota-coronavirus-quarantine-1.5577395

It's not a bird, plane or Superman: the aircraft humming in the skies above Colombia's capital Bogota are instead police drones that are meant to detect people with high temperatures or those violating the country's coronavirus quarantine.

News Colombia People: Canadian man caught smuggling liquid meth on boat off Pacific Coast says Colombian cartel coerced him

Published on: Thursday 21 May 2020
Canadian man caught smuggling liquid meth on boat off Pacific Coast says Colombian cartel coerced him
News source: https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/05/canadian-man-caught-smuggling-liquid-meth-on-boat-off-pacific-coast-says-hed-been-coerced-by-colombian-cartel.html

A Canadian man caught smuggling a big load of liquid methamphetamine aboard a boat as he sailed near Newport last year said he was coerced by a Colombian cartel to carry the drugs. John Philip ...

News Colombia People: The Slow Death of Colombia’s Peace Movement

Published on: Sunday 29 December 2019
The Slow Death of Colombia’s Peace Movement
News source: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/12/colombia-peace-farc/604078/

Santos was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, and almost overnight, a conflict that had cost more than 200,000 lives and displaced more than 7 million people ended. Three years on, however, that peace ...

News Colombia People: WELCOME TO MY KITCHEN: A taste of Colombia in Tremont

Published on: Tuesday 24 December 2019
WELCOME TO MY KITCHEN: A taste of Colombia in Tremont
News source: https://www.djournal.com/itawamba/welcome-to-my-kitchen-a-taste-of-colombia-in-tremont/article_8b7f01f7-c531-5008-aa6c-94b4b19e123e.html

It’s remote and quiet and she absolutely loves it there, despite it being nothing like her bustling, raucous home in Colombia. “It’s difficult to be away from your things. Your family. Your people,” ...

News Colombia People: Colombia police under pressure over protest crackdown

Published on: Friday 27 December 2019
Colombia police under pressure over protest crackdown
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/colombia-police-pressure-protest-crackdown-191227190205229.html

Colombia's anti-riot police are under increasing pressure over their violent response to protesters taking part in a national strike. One student has died and dozens of people have suffered eye ...

News Colombia People: Arhuaco community of Colombia allows scientists to photograph ‘lost’ toad

Published on: Tuesday 17 December 2019
Arhuaco community of Colombia allows scientists to photograph ‘lost’ toad
News source: https://news.mongabay.com/2019/12/arhuaco-community-of-colombia-allows-scientists-to-photograph-lost-toad/

The indigenous Arhuaco people of the Sogrome community living in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta have been residing alongside the the starry night harlequin toad (Atelopus arsyecue) for ...

News Colombia People: Colombia’s Day of the Little Candles looks an awful lot like Hanukkah

Published on: Tuesday 17 December 2019
Colombia’s Day of the Little Candles looks an awful lot like Hanukkah
News source: https://www.jta.org/2019/12/17/global/colombias-day-of-the-little-candles-looks-an-awful-lot-like-hanukkah

Tesone said she regularly receives messages from people who believe they are descendants of crypto-Jews and want to reconnect with Judaism. As is true elsewhere in the region, relations between ...

News Colombia People: Colombia and the Revolutionary Process

Published on: Monday 16 December 2019
Colombia and the Revolutionary Process
News source: https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/12/17/colombia-and-the-revolutionary-process/

the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia—Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP – Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People’s Army) and the Ejército de Liberación Nacional (National Liberation Army – ...

News Colombia People: Steve Harvey’s cartel jokes about Colombia at the Miss Universe pageant didn’t go over well

Published on: Monday 09 December 2019
Steve Harvey’s cartel jokes about Colombia at the Miss Universe pageant didn’t go over well
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/12/09/steve-harveys-cartel-jokes-about-colombia-miss-universe-pageant-didnt-go-over-well/

“Colombia’s gotten over that,” he said ... If you focus on those who love you, you can blow over the haters. Most people hate you only because of the way other people love you. #MondayMotivation.” ...

News Colombia People: Steve Harvey Draws Backlash for 'Disrespectful' Colombian Cartel Joke During Miss Universe

Published on: Monday 09 December 2019
Steve Harvey Draws Backlash for 'Disrespectful' Colombian Cartel Joke During Miss Universe
News source: https://people.com/human-interest/steve-harvey-draws-backlash-colombian-cartel-miss-universe/

“We are a great country full of good people and we don’t deserve that image anymore. Surprising how ignorant a host can be, recommend you to open a book once in a while.” “It’s not funny, it’s ...

News Colombia People: Colombia’s ‘Valley of Souls’ Wins Marrakech’s Etoile d’Or

Published on: Saturday 07 December 2019
Colombia’s ‘Valley of Souls’ Wins Marrakech’s Etoile d’Or
News source: https://variety.com/2019/film/festivals/valley-of-souls-marrakech-film-festival-1203428589/

In his acceptance speech the director said: “Colombia is a country that people know very little about. But in this film I try to offer a glimpse of the country and make us realize how we are connected ...

News Colombia People: Third general strike keeps pressure on Colombia's Duque

Published on: Wednesday 04 December 2019
Third general strike keeps pressure on Colombia's Duque
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/third-general-strike-keeps-pressure-colombias-duque-222250472.html

Thousands of protesters took part in anti-government demonstrations in Colombia's capital Bogota and other cities Wednesday during the country's third general strike in two weeks. Strike leaders say they intend to maintain pressure on right-wing President Ivan Duque's government, after brushing

News Colombia People: Indigenous people seek dialogue with Colombia president

Published on: Thursday 05 December 2019
Indigenous people seek dialogue with Colombia president
News source: https://www.aa.com.tr/en/americas/indigenous-people-seek-dialogue-with-colombia-president/1665267

The National Strike Committee needs direct dialogue with the highest levels of Colombia’s government, namely President Ivan Duque and Interior Minister Nancy Patricia Gutierrez, a representative of ...

News Colombia People: The photographer who exposed Colombia's invisible war

Published on: Thursday 03 October 2019
The photographer who exposed Colombia's invisible war
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/photographer-exposed-colombia-invisible-war-191004040301617.html

For a quarter of a century he has tried to answer that question through his pictures showing the consequences of the criminal acts perpetuated by rebel fighters, the paramilitaries, and the Colombian ...

News Colombia People: Watch a jailed Colombian politician escape through a window during a dentist appointment

Published on: Thursday 03 October 2019
Watch a jailed Colombian politician escape through a window during a dentist appointment
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/10/03/watch-jailed-colombian-politician-escape-through-window-during-dentist-appointment/

Merlano, a former House representative in Colombia, won her Senate race last year but will not serve in the seat because of her criminal conviction. She was found guilty of buying people’s votes and ...

News Colombia People: Colombia preparing for prolonged response to Venezuela crisis

Published on: Monday 30 September 2019
Colombia preparing for prolonged response to Venezuela crisis
News source: https://www.devex.com/news/colombia-preparing-for-prolonged-response-to-venezuela-crisis-95716

People cross the Colombian-Venezuelan border over the partially opened Simon Bolivar international bridge in San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela. Photo by: REUTERS / Carlos Eduardo Ramirez WASHINGTON — ...

News Colombia People: Colombia donkey festival, a brays-worthy event

Published on: Monday 01 July 2019
Colombia donkey festival, a brays-worthy event
News source: https://www.reuters.com/video/2019/07/01/colombia-donkey-festival-a-brays-worthy?videoId=569066341

Roles seemed to have been reversed Sunday at the Colombian town of Moniquira's Donkey Festival, where donkeys were dressed as people, and people won prizes for braying. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).}

News Colombia People: Colombia mudslide death toll rises to 20

Published on: Monday 22 April 2019
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/colombia-mudslide-death-toll-rises-20-215417805.html

The bodies of two adults and a child were found during a rescue operation on Monday in Rosas, in the department of Cauca, where 17 people were pronounced dead on Sunday, Colombia's risk and disaster ...