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Luis Jaime Acosta

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

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

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