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Colombia's Juan Valdez focused on return to Mexico, Argentina debut

06 Jun 2019

BOGOTA, June 6 Colombia coffee shop chain Juan Valdez will focus on expanding its presence in Latin America, including returning to Mexico and debuting in Argentina, before it looks further afield to Asia and Europe, the chain's president said.

Exclusive: Thousands of Colombian FARC rebels return to arms despite peace accord - military intelligence report

05 Jun 2019

BOGOTA Roughly a third of the fighters in Colombia's former FARC rebel army have taken up arms again following a 2016 peace accord, posing a growing security risk in the Andean nation, according to a confidential military intelligence report reviewed by Reuters.

From Colombia, Venezuelan defectors arm themselves to 'liberate' their homeland

28 May 2019

CUCUTA, Colombia Wearing camouflage shirts and combat boots, a Venezuelan militia group stands in formation in the Colombian city of Cucuta as their commander, a former Venezuelan army sergeant, outlines plans to seize towns across the border before heading to Caracas to help oust President Nicolas Maduro.

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.

Venezuela hit with new U.S. sanctions after clashes over food aid on border

26 Feb 2019

BOGOTA The United States targeted Venezuela's government with new sanctions on Monday and called on allies to freeze the assets of its state-owned oil company PDVSA after deadly violence blocked humanitarian aid from reaching the country over the weekend. | Video

Venezuela aid violence steeled U.S. pro-opposition resolve - Pence

25 Feb 2019

BOGOTA The United States targeted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government with a fresh round of sanctions on Monday after violence blocked the delivery of food and medicine to the economically devastated country during the weekend. | Video

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.

Colombia bombing, extradition request roil already stagnant peace talks

23 Jan 2019

BOGOTA The countries overseeing the long-stalled peace talks between Colombia's government and longtime ELN insurgency were divided on Wednesday over Havana's refusal to extradite 10 rebel leaders following a bomb attack in Bogota last week that killed 21 people.

Thousands of Colombians march against violence after deadly car bomb

20 Jan 2019

BOGOTA White flags and balloons filled streets nationwide as thousands of Colombians marched on Sunday to express outrage at violence after a car bomb blamed by the government on ELN rebels killed 20 police cadets and injured dozens.

Car bomber kills 10 in Colombia police academy attack

18 Jan 2019

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

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