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Pompeo says more U.S. action coming to support Venezuelan opposition leader

20 Jan 2020

BOGOTA There will be more action by the United States to support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, after meeting with Guaido on the sidelines of a regional conference in Bogota.

Much work remains in Colombia's fight against coca cultivation, Pompeo says

20 Jan 2020

BOGOTA Much remains to be done in Colombia's fight against cultivation of coca, the base ingredient in cocaine, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a visit to Bogota on Monday.

Colombian farmers under pressure from frosts linked to climate change

19 Jan 2020

SIBATE, Colombia Potato farmer Pedro Gomez stared out across rows and rows of ruined potato plants, the usually green foliage brown and withered by heavy frost. | Video

Colombia to increase monitoring to curb deforestation, minister says

16 Jan 2020

BOGOTA Colombia's environment minister said on Thursday the Andean country will increase monitoring of its jungles and forests to fight deforestation and protect the species that call these areas home.

World leaders risk anger, more protests over inequality -UN official

09 Dec 2019

BOGOTA Political leaders around the world could face growing citizen anger if they cannot re-engage with unhappy populations, a United Nations official said on Monday, as heads of state around the world grapple with protests.

Canada's Parex, Ecopetrol among winners in Colombia oil round

05 Dec 2019

BOGOTA Companies including Canada's Parex Resources and Ecopetrol SA won contracts to operate oil blocks in Colombia’s auction round on Thursday, as the Andean nation seeks to reinvigorate its petroleum sector.

Canada's Parex, Ecopetrol among winners in Colombia oil round

05 Dec 2019

BOGOTA, Dec 5 Companies including Canada's Parex Resources and Ecopetrol SA won contracts to operate oil blocks in Colombia’s auction round on Thursday, as the Andean nation seeks to reinvigorate its petroleum sector.

Ten of thousands of protesters mark third national strike in Colombia

04 Dec 2019

BOGOTA Colombian unions and student groups marked a third national strike on Wednesday with marches, chants and dancing, ahead of additional dialogue between protest leaders and the government over President Ivan Duque's social and economic policies.

Colombian unions, student groups to hold third national strike

04 Dec 2019

BOGOTA, Dec 4 Colombian unions and student groups plan a third national strike on Wednesday amid fraught talks between protest leaders and the government over President Ivan Duque's social and economic policies.

Talks between Colombia strike committee, government end without advances

03 Dec 2019

BOGOTA Talks between the Colombian government and the unions and student organizations that are planning major protests this week ended without advances on Tuesday, as the country prepares for its third national strike since late November.

World News

China virus toll passes 130 as U.S. weighs flight ban

The death toll from a new coronavirus in China rose sharply to 132 on Wednesday with nearly 1,500 new cases, heaping pressure on Beijing to control the disease as U.S. officials said the White House was weighing whether to suspend all flights to the country.