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Fri, 18 Sep 2020 19:41:08 +0000
Colombia arrests ‘vandals,’ harasses opposition ahead of anti-government protests
Colombia’s prosecution arrested four alleged vandals on terrorism charges and raided the home of at least one opposition activist on Friday, days before a national strike. The announced arrests and… The post Colombia arrests ‘vandal...

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:10:45 +0000
Colombia preparing for new anti-government protests
The social leaders who organized Colombia’s biggest antigovernment protests in more than four decades in November are calling for renewed protests for Monday. The national protests come little more than… The post Colombia preparing for ne...

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:01:48 +0000
Climate of insecurity and violence persists in Colombia: UN
Top United Nations officials expressed their “deep concern” over Colombia’s “climate of insecurity and violence” in a conversation with President Ivan Duque on Thursday. In a virtual meeting with Duque… The post Cl...

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:26:50 +0000
Judge orders arrest of journalist who revealed Colombia’s 2018 election fraud plot
A judge ordered the arrest of renowned journalist Gonzalo Guillen who earlier this year published evidence that Colombia’s ruling party conspired with a drug trafficking organization to rig to the… The post Judge orders arrest of journali...

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:50:32 +0000
Paramilitaries continue to terrorize Colombia’s rights defenders: report
Paramilitary groups continued to pose by far the biggest threat to Colombia’s community leaders and human rights defenders last year, according to a newly released report. In its annual report,… The post Paramilitaries continue to terrori...

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Fri, 18 Sep 2020 20:05:32 +0000
Colombia estimates some 200,000 Venezuelans to return despite pandemic
Many Venezuelans are willing to return to Colombia despite high numbers of coronavirus cases given the broken state of their country's healthcare system.

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:49:42 +0000
Popayán offers reward for perpetrators who toppled Belalcázar monument
Belalcázar was not a benevolent historical figure, yet in his search for El Dorado founded Popayán. A monument to the conquistador is the latest target of cultural iconoclasm.

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 22:56:53 +0000
Bogotá Mayoralty and Metropolitan Police coordinate efforts to arrest vandals
After a week of accusations between the Mayoralty and Police, Claudia López announced rewards for the arrest of vandals who targeted the city's CAIs.

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 19:57:10 +0000
Judge postpones hearing over legality of Álvaro Uribe’s house arrest
Former President Álvaro Uribe must remain under house arrest until a circuit judge determines next week which legal code should govern the criminal case filed against him.

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 11:56:13 +0000
Colombia’s industrial and manufacturing output contracts – 8.5% in July
Colombia's industrial and manufacturing indices registered a sharp contraction in July despite the economic reactivation of these key sectors.

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