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More than 90 tonnes of cocaine seized in 29-country operation

25 Nov 2020

BOGOTA The 29-country anti-drug trafficking Orion Campaign seized more than 90 tonnes of cocaine over about six weeks earlier this year, Colombian President Ivan Duque said on Wednesday.

Venezuelan migrant women's rights at risk due to informal jobs - report

25 Nov 2020

BOGOTA The majority of migrant Venezuelan women living in Colombia work informally in unstable jobs which risk their fundamental rights such as access to healthcare, education and housing, a report by academics and humanitarians said on Wednesday.

Protesters march against economic, social policies in Colombian cities

19 Nov 2020

BOGOTA Thousands of workers and students protested in Colombia on Thursday against the social and economic policies of President Ivan Duque, despite restrictions to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Colombia coal mine Cerrejon requests arbitration to end strike

13 Nov 2020

BOGOTA Colombian coal mine Cerrejon on Friday requested the Labor Ministry convene an arbitration tribunal to solve a dispute with its largest workers' union and lift a more than 70-day strike.

Colombia hopes to maintain U.S. investment under new administration

11 Nov 2020

BOGOTA Colombia hopes the U.S. government under President-elect Joe Biden will maintain a $5 billion investment program to boost economic and social development, as well as improve security in regions affected by drug-related violence, President Ivan Duque said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Colombian mine Cerrejon says it has initial deal with indigenous Wayuu, leaders disagree

10 Nov 2020

BOGOTA, Nov 10 Colombian coal mine Cerrejon has reached a preliminary agreement with a Wayuu indigenous community to comply with environmental and health requirements in its operations, the company said on Tuesday, which community leaders denied.

Former FARC guerrillas march in Colombia to demand end to killings

01 Nov 2020

BOGOTA Hundreds of demobilized former members of the FARC rebel group marched in Colombia's capital Bogota on Sunday to demand more security, implementation of a 2016 peace deal, and an end to the killings of former combatants.

Despite closed border and pandemic, desperate Venezuelans return to Colombia

01 Nov 2020

BOGOTA/BUCARAMANGA, Colombia Dodging army border patrols, fording rivers and braving low Andean temperatures, thousands of Venezuelan migrants are making arduous journeys into Colombia in search of a better life, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Four Mexican drug cartels top buyers and traffickers of Colombian cocaine, official says

22 Oct 2020

BOGOTA Mexico's Sinaloa, Jalisco Nueva Generacion, Zetas and Beltran Leyva drug cartels are the top buyers and traffickers of cocaine produced by criminal groups in Colombia, including current and former leftist rebels, according to a high-ranking Colombian security official.

Political failings put Colombian activists at risk - Amnesty

08 Oct 2020

BOGOTA Frequent threats, attacks and killings targeting local activists across Colombia highlight the government's inability to protect human rights defenders, advocacy group Amnesty International said on Thursday.

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