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Workers at Fura emerald mine in Colombia labor in unsafe conditions: ex-employees

09 Oct 2019

COSCUEZ, Colombia Workers at the Colombian emerald mine run by Canada's Fura Gems' - the first publicly-traded emerald miner operating in the South American nation - have been laboring in unsafe conditions and sometimes lack basic safety equipment, according to four former employees.

Workers at Fura emerald mine in Colombia labor in unsafe conditions -ex-employees

09 Oct 2019

COSCUEZ, Colombia Oct 9 Workers at the Colombian emerald mine run by Canada's Fura Gems' - the first publicly-traded emerald miner operating in the South American nation - have been laboring in unsafe conditions and sometimes lack basic safety equipment, according to four former employees.

Colombia hopes to sign 20 contracts in coming oil round: official

27 Sep 2019

BOGOTA Colombia hopes to sign 20 contracts for oil exploration and production rights in its coming auction, the head of the national hydrocarbons agency said on Thursday, as it looks to possible offshore success over the next 18 months.

Low coal prices set to hit Colombia's wallet

26 Sep 2019

BOGOTA Colombia, the world's fourth-largest exporter of coal, faces a potential spending crunch in 2020 as royalties from the fuel decline amid a supply glut and slowing economic growth in China.

Colombia's Duque seeks international sanctions on Venezuela to protect region

22 Sep 2019

BOGOTA Colombian President Ivan Duque called on Saturday for coordinated international sanctions targeting Venezuela to help stop President Nicolas Maduro's support for Colombian rebels and drug traffickers from destabilizing Latin America.

Colombia can only suspend app drivers' licenses for three years, not 25 - court

18 Sep 2019

BOGOTA Colombia can only suspend the licenses of drivers who provide services via ride-hailing apps for three years, not 25, the president of the Constitutional Court said on Tuesday.

Colombia's fight against rebels would be easier without Maduro - minister

31 Aug 2019

BOGOTA There is "no doubt" it would be easier to combat Colombia's rebel groups if Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro were no longer in power, Colombia's foreign minister said, amid accusations that Caracas is providing the groups with shelter.

Colombian dissident rebel leader issues new call to arms 3 years after peace deal

30 Aug 2019

BOGOTA A group of former rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) said in a video posted overnight that they will embark on a new offensive, threatening to resume five decades of armed conflict against the government. | Video

App looks to get tips from coffee drinkers to Colombia growers

23 Aug 2019

BOGOTA An app that sends money in the form of tips from appreciative caffeine devotees around the world to coffee growers in Colombia could help farmers battered by dismal prices earn more income, the initiative's founder said.

INSIGHT-How Brazil and Vietnam are tightening their grip on the world's coffee

22 Aug 2019

SAO JOAO DA BOA VISTA, Brazil, Aug 22 A towering machine rumbles through the fields of Julio Rinco's farm in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, engulfing whole coffee trees and shaking free beans that are collected by conveyor belts in its depths.

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