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Nelson Bocanegra

Drive me crazy: Colombia ride-hailing apps, tech firms bristle at regulations

18 Dec 2019

BOGOTA Uber driver Juan Jose is quick to cover his cell phone with the red rag he keeps in his front seat whenever he spots a police officer on the streets of Bogota.

Protests put Colombia's Duque in the hotseat on tax reform

27 Nov 2019

BOGOTA Widespread street protests in Colombia are likely to force embattled President Ivan Duque to make major changes to his tax reform proposal if he wants to pass the bill before a year-end deadline.

Three Colombia police killed in bombing after thousands gather for renewed protests

23 Nov 2019

BOGOTA Three police were killed in a bomb blast late on Friday at a police station in Colombia, after thousands gathered for renewed protests and sporadic looting erupted in the capital Bogota. | Video

Facing stiff competition, will Colombia's marijuana industry go up in smoke?

07 Oct 2019

PESCA, Colombia A intense scent hangs in the air at the 15-hectare La Chacra medicinal cannabis farm in central Colombia, where marijuana plants blossom in the warm closeness of its huge, heavily-secured greenhouse.

Low coal prices set to hit Colombia's wallet

26 Sep 2019

BOGOTA Colombia, the world's fourth-largest exporter of coal, faces a potential spending crunch in 2020 as royalties from the fuel decline amid a supply glut and slowing economic growth in China.

Colombia rebels' new offensive brings back bad memories for businesses

04 Sep 2019

BOGOTA When Colombian businessman Christian Ulloa heard that former members of the FARC rebels had rejected a peace deal with the government and launched a new offensive, he could not help but feel alarm.

Reuters poll: Colombian inflation to rise on food prices, peso depreciation - analysts

29 Aug 2019

BOGOTA Expectations for Colombian inflation have risen amid persistent pressure on food prices and new concerns over the depreciation of the local peso currency, which is trading at record lows against the dollar, analysts in a Reuters poll said on Thursday.

In calls and emails, Argentine execs seek jobs abroad to escape crisis

26 Aug 2019

By Aislinn Laing, Marina Lammertyn, Marcelo Rochabrun and Nelson Bocanegra

In calls and emails, Argentine executives seek jobs abroad to escape crisis

26 Aug 2019

By Aislinn Laing, Marina Lammertyn, Marcelo Rochabrun and Nelson Bocanegra | Video

UPDATE 1-Colombian central bank chief expects end-2019 inflation at 3.6%, 2020 at 2.8%

12 Aug 2019

BOGOTA, Aug 12 Inflation in Colombia will end the year at 3.6%, above the central bank's long-term target, but eventual monetary policy decisions will help shrink it to 2.8% by the close of 2020, bank chief Juan Jose Echavarria said on Monday.

World News

China virus toll rises to nine as pandemic fears grow

The death toll from a new flu-like coronavirus in China rose to nine on Wednesday with 440 confirmed cases, Chinese health officials said as authorities stepped up efforts to control the outbreak by discouraging public gatherings in Hubei province.