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Car bomber kills 10 in Colombia police academy attack

1:27am GMT

BOGOTA A car bomb exploded at a police academy in Colombia's capital Bogota on Thursday, killing at least 10 people and wounding over 50 in an attack that prompted fears of a return to the country's violent past. | Video

Avianca seeks to cut Airbus order as much as half: CEO

10 Dec 2018

BOGOTA Airline Avianca Holdings SA will begin negotiations with Airbus to reduce the 100 planes it had agreed to purchase in a 2015 deal to as few as 50, the chief executive of the Latin American company said.

'No more camps,' Colombia tells Venezuelans not to settle in tent city

22 Nov 2018

BOGOTA Francis Montano sits on a cold pavement with her three children, all their worldly possessions stuffed into plastic bags, as she pleads to be let into a new camp for Venezuelan migrants in the Colombian capital, Bogota. | Video

From gunbattles to tourism: Colombia's ex-rebels turn rafting guides

14 Nov 2018

MIRAVALLE, Colombia The nine former rebel fighters, who traded their guns, battle fatigues and heavy rucksacks for paddles, helmets and life jackets, launch four rafts laden with visitors into the turbulent Pato River, deep in Colombia's dense Amazon jungle. | Video

Ecopetrol seeks license to starts fracking tests in Colombia

29 Oct 2018

BARRANCABERMEJA, Colombia Colombia's state oil company Ecopetrol has requested an environmental license to launch a pilot plan to explore for crude oil from unconventional deposits using fracking technology, its chief executive said.

Gran Tierra oil pipeline in Colombia damaged by bomb: army

19 Oct 2018

BOGOTA A pipeline owned by Canadian oil company Gran Tierra Energy in southern Colombia was damaged on Friday by a bomb blast triggered by an unidentified armed group, an attack that caused a fire and oil spill, a senior military chief said.    

Colombia president hopes to pass agenda without deal-making in Congress

27 Sep 2018

BOGOTA Colombian President Ivan Duque's campaign promise to eschew traditional deal-making with the legislature may make it hard for him to pass business-friendly tax proposals, modifications to a peace deal with Marxist rebels and other measures that are unpopular with some centrist and leftist legislators.

Colombia president hopes to pass agenda without deal-making in Congress

27 Sep 2018

BOGOTA, Sept 27 Colombian President Ivan Duque's campaign promise to eschew traditional deal-making with the legislature may make it hard for him to pass business-friendly tax proposals, modifications to a peace deal with Marxist rebels and other measures that are unpopular with some centrist and leftist legislators.

Pekerman resigns as Colombia coach

05 Sep 2018

BOGOTA Jose Pekerman has quit as Colombia manager two months after leading them to the last 16 of the World Cup in Russia, the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) said on Tuesday.

Colombia says rebels must free 19 captives for peace talks to resume

31 Aug 2018

BOGOTA Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels must free all 19 hostages it holds before President Ivan Duque, who is evaluating peace talks with the group, will resume dialogue, a senior government official said on Friday.

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