Colombia

Colombia's Ingrid Betancourt, a hostage for six years, announces presidential run

The announcement comes almost two decades after Betancourt was kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia while also campaigning for the country’s top office.

published on : 19th January 2022

Fighting intensifies in eastern Colombia; at least 23 killed

Arauca is home to some of Colombia’s largest oil wells and is also crossed by a pipeline that is regularly attacked by rebel groups that steal its oil.

published on : 4th January 2022

Report links Colombia Police to deaths of 11 in protests

The report was commissioned last year by Bogota’s city government, which held a public ceremony where it asked for forgiveness from the victim’s families.

published on : 14th December 2021

Death toll from landslide in Columbia rises to 17

The tragedy occurred on Tuesday in the outskirts of the town of Mallama in the department of Narino after heavy rains.

published on : 5th November 2021

United Nations envoy urges new action to integrate Colombian ex-fighters

To protect hard-fought gains, the UN envoy said she urged decisive action on land, housing, sustainable income generation and security.

published on : 15th October 2021

WHO warns new Mu variant of COVID-19 could be more vaccine-resistant

The new 'variant of interest' is being closely monitored, the UN health agency said.

published on : 2nd September 2021

National policy in Colombia to dismantle illegal armed groups positive step: India at UN

He said that the progress in the last three months towards the implementation of the Final Agreement has been positive, despite complex challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

published on : 14th July 2021

Copa America semifinal preview: Argentina trusting Messi to tame Ospina's Colombia 

Beat the impressive Ospina and Colombia, and Argentina will take on Brazil in Saturday's decider.

published on : 6th July 2021

Argentina offers to host Copa America after Colombia's exit

Last week, CONMEBOL rejected a request from the Colombian government to again postpone Copa America to the end of the year.

published on : 27th May 2021

Colombia president appeals to football body over Copa America axing

The continent's football body said it would now decide where the games which were due to be held in Colombia will be played, with barely three weeks to go until the tournament is due to kick off.

published on : 22nd May 2021

Colombia removed as co-host of next month's Copa America amid street protests against President Iván Duque

On Tuesday, Argentinian President Alberto Fernández said his country would consider hosting the entire Copa America if Colombia was unable to co-host because of social unrest.

published on : 21st May 2021

James Rodriguez keys Colombia's 4-2 friendly win over USA 

James put the Cafeteros in the lead with a spectacular effort from the edge of the penalty area in the 36th minute, thrilling a largely pro-Colombia crowd at Raymond James Stadium.

published on : 12th October 2018

Lack of food pushes 2.3 million people to flee Venezuela: UN 

Oil-rich Venezuela has been in an economic freefall since a drop in oil prices in 2014 left a gaping hole in the country's finances.

published on : 14th August 2018

England would find Sweden tough at World Cup: Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson​

Eriksson believes Sweden, who topped Group F after beating Mexico in their final match, may not be playing scintillating football but says they are tough to score against.

published on : 1st July 2018

England's Harry Kane says he can score in every FIFA World Cup game

Kane is sure he will pick up where he left off in Moscow after scoring a hat-trick against Panama in his last outing.

published on : 1st July 2018
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