BOGOTA Colombia, the world's fourth-largest banana exporter, has maintained production and exports of the yellow fruit to its largest buyers, despite the twin threats of coronavirus and dangerous fungus Fusarium R4T, an industry leader said Friday.
BOGOTA, July 3 Colombia, the world's
fourth-largest banana exporter, has maintained production and
exports of the yellow fruit to its largest buyers, despite the
twin threats of coronavirus and dangerous fungus Fusarium R4T,
an industry leader said Friday.
Fungus fusarium tropical type 4, cause of the so-called
Panama disease, or wilt, which attacks banana varieties
including the Cavendish and the plantain, was detected last July
in the northern La Guajira province, where 190 hectares (470
acres) of the fruit were eradicated.
BOGOTA At least 118 members of the Colombian army have been investigated since 2016 for alleged involvement in sexual abuse against minors, the head of the army said on Wednesday, amid accusations of sexual violence by soldiers against young girls.
BOGOTA Colombian President Ivan Duque on Friday called Venezuela a public health "time bomb," and said the lack of reliable information about the status of its neighbor's coronavirus outbreak was a worry as his administration tries to control its own infections.
BOGOTA The coronavirus pandemic has battered the popularity of governments and leaders around the world, yet Colombia's Ivan Duque has actually received an unexpected boost in public opinion.
LA PRIMAVERA, Colombia "This is HK4679 G on a humanitarian flight between La Primavera and Cumaribo, transporting COVID-19 tests at 3,500 feet," Ernesto Perez radioed to a nearby military base as he piloted his twin-engine plane above Colombia's wide eastern plains. | Video
BOGOTA, June 3 Colombia's government will focus
lawmaking efforts in the next legislative session on economic
recovery, after months of coronavirus quarantine, the interior
minister said, though it will push announced reforms to voting
and the justice system.
BOGOTA Deysi Silva cannot see, hug or kiss her infant daughter.
BOGOTA Colombian rebel group the National Liberation Army (ELN) would be willing to participate in a global three-month ceasefire being discussed at the United Nations to contain the spread of coronavirus, the head of its negotiating team said.
BOGOTA Disturbing images of bodies of dozens of coronavirus victims awaiting burial on the streets of Ecuador's largest city Guayaquil has motivated a businessman in neighboring Colombia to design something he hopes would prevent a similar scenario in other countries: hospital beds that can be converted to coffins.