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Colombian proposal to ditch NY coffee price may send buyers elsewhere

19 Mar 2019

BOGOTA/NEW YORK A proposal by Colombian coffee growers' federation that producer countries sell their high-quality harvests untethered from the New York market price could encourage buyers to look for alternative providers, importers and exporters said.

Despite Andean sun, renewable energy in Colombia faces cloudy outlook

14 Mar 2019

YUMBO, Colombia The 36,000 solar panels gleam in the tropical heat of a valley outside the city of Yumbo in western Colombia, feeding dozens of megawatts to a nearby soft drinks factory as well as the national grid.

Fracking could nearly triple Colombia oil and gas reserves: minister

08 Mar 2019

BOGOTA At least five companies are interested in six fracking blocs in Colombia, and use of the technique could nearly triple the country's reserves of crude and gas, the energy minister said.

Colombia coffee crop to recover in 2019, buoyed by weather, federation says

05 Feb 2019

BOGOTA, Feb 5 Colombia's arabica coffee crop will recover in 2019 as a mild El Nino weather phenomenon aids flowering, the head of the country's growers federation said on Tuesday, but low prices remain a worry.

Company walks fine line to revive Colombia emerald mine

14 Dec 2018

COSCUEZ, Colombia/TORONTO A tiny company is trying to breathe new life into a fabled, four-century-old Colombian emerald mine without triggering unrest among wary locals who fear being shut out of the tunnels where they hunt for gems and make a meagre living. | Video

RPT- Venezuelan migrants, Colombians get surgery aboard U.S. hospital ship

29 Nov 2018

ABOARD THE USNS COMFORT, Nov 28 Three-year-old Emily is curled in the corner of a bunk bed, under anesthesia. Her Venezuelan mother watches over her, swaying as the hospital ship pitches back and forth off the coast of northern Colombia.

Sick Venezuelan migrants, Colombians get surgery aboard U.S. ship

28 Nov 2018

ABOARD THE USNS COMFORT Three-year-old Emily is curled in the corner of a bunk bed, under anaesthesia. Her Venezuelan mother watches over her, swaying as the hospital ship pitches back and forth off the coast of northern Colombia.

U.S. navy hospital ship brings care to Venezuela migrants in Colombia

27 Nov 2018

RIOHACHA, Colombia Even though five-year-old Kamila is used to getting blood drawn, she cried out when the needle pricked her arm, clinging to her mother for comfort in a classroom-turned-clinic in the northern Colombian city of Riohacha.

New machine offers relief for Colombian coffee-growers' labour woes

22 Nov 2018

CHINCHINA, Colombia Third generation Colombian coffee farmer Mauricio Giraldo knows all too well the stress of seeing some of his crop rot on the tree because he cannot find enough workers to pick the cherry-like red fruit.

Colombia's private crude producers cautiously optimistic about Duque

16 Nov 2018

BOGOTA Private oil producers in Colombia said on Friday they are optimistic about promises by President Ivan Duque to improve security and bolster the sector.

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