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Thousands of Colombians march to protest activist killings

27 Jul 2019

BOGOTA Thousands marched in cities around Colombia on Friday in protest of the murder of hundreds of human rights activists, a spat of deadly violence which the country has been unable to quell in spite of a 2016 peace deal with Marxist rebels.

Colombia wants to become player in copper in next few years: government official

19 Jul 2019

BOGOTA Colombia is looking to become a notable producer of copper within the next few years, the head of the national mining agency said, in a bid to diversify its mining output without neglecting production of coal and gold.

Colombia wants to become player in copper in next few years -government official

19 Jul 2019

BOGOTA, July 19 Colombia is looking to become a notable producer of copper within the next few years, the head of the national mining agency said, in a bid to diversify its mining output without neglecting production of coal and gold.

Colombia to create fund to rescue coffee farmers when prices drop

12 Jul 2019

BOGOTA Colombia, the world's top supplier of washed arabica, is creating a special fund to subsidize coffee farmers when production costs fall below international prices.

Airbus aims to sell more than 1,000 planes over 15 years in Latin America, Caribbean

12 Jul 2019

BOGOTA European planemaker Airbus SE plans to sell more than 1,000 new passenger planes in the next 15 years in Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting about half the demand expected in the region, an executive of the company told Reuters.    

Colombia's Duque says wanted FARC lawmaker may have fled to Venezuela

11 Jul 2019

BOGOTA A fugitive lawmaker and former FARC rebel commander sought by U.S. and Colombian authorities may have fled to Venezuela, Colombia's president said on Thursday, threatening to denounce any country that protects him.

Former FARC leader's arrest sought in blow to Colombia's peace deal

10 Jul 2019

BOGOTA Colombia's Supreme Court ordered the capture of a former FARC rebel commander-turned lawmaker on Tuesday after he failed to appear for questioning about U.S. drug-trafficking charges, in a fresh blow to the country's landmark peace deal.

OAS meeting ends in disagreement over Venezuela opposition delegation

29 Jun 2019

MEDELLIN, Colombia Members of the Organization of American States (OAS) ended two days of meetings on Friday without a clear plan for increasing pressure on embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, despite a majority vote to recognise a representative from the country's opposition.

Number of Venezuelan migrants could double to 8 million - OAS

28 Jun 2019

BOGOTA Some 5,000 Venezuelans leave their country each day, the Organization of American States (OAS) said in a report on Friday, and the number of migrants from the oil-producing country could double to 8 million by the end of 2020.

Uruguay withdraws from OAS meeting over Venezuela opposition delegation

27 Jun 2019

MEDELLIN Uruguay on Thursday withdrew from a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) being held in Medellin, Colombia, in protest of the presence of what it said was an illegitimate delegation from Venezuela.

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