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OAS must avoid 'extremes,' push for dialogue, leadership candidate says

03 Dec 2019

BOGOTA The Organisation of American States (OAS) should avoid "extreme" positions when confronting regional crises like Venezuela's social and economic collapse and instead promote dialogue, a challenger for the body's top job said on Tuesday.

Colombians march in second national strike as week of protest rolls on

28 Nov 2019

BOGOTA Colombian unions and student groups held their second national strike in less than a week on Wednesday to honour a dead demonstrator and protest rumoured government economic plans, corruption and police violence. | Video

Protests put Colombia's Duque in the hotseat on tax reform

27 Nov 2019

BOGOTA Widespread street protests in Colombia are likely to force embattled President Ivan Duque to make major changes to his tax reform proposal if he wants to pass the bill before a year-end deadline.

Injured Colombian protester dies on fifth day of anti-government rallies

26 Nov 2019

BOGOTA A teenager who became a symbol of ongoing protests in Colombia when he was injured by a teargas canister died of his wounds late on Monday, after President Ivan Duque met with unions and business leaders on the fifth straight day of demonstrations.

Three Colombia police killed in bombing after thousands gather for renewed protests

23 Nov 2019

BOGOTA Three police were killed in a bomb blast late on Friday at a police station in Colombia, after thousands gathered for renewed protests and sporadic looting erupted in the capital Bogota. | Video

Colombian protests end with tear gas, curfew in city of Cali

22 Nov 2019

BOGOTA Colombian unions, student groups and other protesters marched on Thursday against rumoured economic reform plans and amid rising discontent with the government of President Ivan Duque, while the city of Cali imposed a curfew from 7 p.m.

Next year to be 'decisive' for Colombia oil, industry says

15 Nov 2019

BOGOTA Next year will be decisive for Colombia's oil and gas industry, as efforts to increase exploration and production move ahead in the midst of problems with community relations and security, industry experts said.

Next year to be 'decisive' for Colombia oil, industry says

15 Nov 2019

BOGOTA, Nov 15 Next year will be decisive for Colombia's oil and gas industry, as efforts to increase exploration and production move ahead in the midst of problems with community relations and security, industry experts said.

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.

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