Colombia

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    5 killed as protests erupt in Colombia over a man’s custodial death

    Bogota: Five people have been killed during protests in Colombia in the wake of the death of lawyer Javier Ordonez who had been tasered by police, Caracol Radio reported. Defense Minister Carlos Holmes…

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    9 killed in an armed attack in western Colombia

    Narino: At least nine people were killed as a result of an armed attack in the western Colombian province of Narino, the provincial governor, Jhon Rojas, said on Sunday. “New acts of violence…

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    At least nine dead after bus accident in Colombia

    Bogota: At least nine people died and many more were injured on Friday in a bus accident in southwestern Colombia, said the deputy commander of the Rosas Fire Brigade, Victor Valencia. The…

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    Colombia government ‘ready to meet’ with protest leaders

    Bogota:The Colombian government said Monday it is prepared to meet with leaders of the anti-government protest movement but asked they cancel a national demonstration scheduled for Wednesday. The protests, which are entering…

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    Colombia expels 59 Venezuelans who took part in protests

    Bogota: Colombia said Monday it is expelling 59 Venezuelans for taking part in street protests, as conservative President Ivan Duque gathered with business and labor leaders in a bid to quell violent…

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    Duque promises social reforms as three dead in Colombia protests

    Bogota: Protesters picketed the home of Colombian President Ivan Duque on Friday, defying a curfew and the leader’s promises of a “national conversation” on social policies following massive anti-government demonstrations that have…

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    Three dead in Colombia protests: defence minister

    Bogota: Three people were killed during nationwide demonstrations in Colombia as part of a general strike protesting against the policies of President Ivan Duque’s right-wing government, the defence minister said Friday. Carlos…

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    Colombia elects first woman mayor of Bogota

    Bogota: Claudia Lopez, a symbol of the fight against corruption in Colombia, became the first woman to be elected mayor of Bogota on Sunday. The 49-year-old anti-graft campaigner was competing in the…

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    Plane crash in southwestern Colombia kills 7

    Bogata: At least seven people were killed when a small plane crashed in the southwestern Colombian town of Popayan on Sunday, authorities said. The crash occurred shortly after the aircraft, owned by…

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    Two Colombian politicians, four others killed

    Colombia : A woman running for small-town mayor and a candidate for city council were among six people shot and killed in Colombia, an official said Monday. An armored car carrying all six was hit by long-range weapons…

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    Two Colombian politicians, four others killed

    Bogota: A woman running for small town mayor and a candidate for city council were among six people shot and killed in Colombia, an official said Monday. An armored car carrying all…

  • Sports

    Messi feels it would be crazy if Argentina fail to advance in Copa America

    Leeds: Amid Argentina’s lousy performance in Copa America, team’s bigwig Lionel Messi on Thursday said that it would be ‘crazy’ if they suffer an early exit from the tournament. “[The squad] is…

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    Copa America: Colombia defeats Qatar 1-0, moves to quarter-final

    Sao Paulo [Brazil]: Colombia in their second match of group B defeated Qatar 1-0 on Thursday here at Morumbi stadium. Colombia with a win over Qatar, sealed a spot in quarter-final of…

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    Angelina Jolie seeks more international support for Venezuela

    Bogota [Colombia]: Hollywood star and special envoy for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Angelina Jolie on Saturday urged the international community to provide more support to Venezuela, from where the…

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    Venezuela to open borders with Colombia

    Caracas [Venezuela]: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that he plans to reopen the country’s borders with Colombia on Saturday (local time). “In full exercise of our sovereignty, I have ordered the opening…

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    US supplies aid to Venezuela migrants in Colombia

    Washington: The US military on Friday (local time) delivered relief supplies to Venezuelan migrants in Colombia. The aid, comprising food, medical supplies and hygiene kits, comes as the Donald Trump administration continues…

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    8 killed in car explosion in Bogota

    Bogota [Colombia]: Eight people were killed on Thursday after a car bomb exploded outside a police academy in Columbia’s capital city Bogota. The incident occurred outside the General Santander police academy, with…

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