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Country in the northwestern part of South America

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Colombia: Country in the northwestern part of South America
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country largely situated in the north of South America, with land and territories in North America. Colombia is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, the northwest by Panama, the south by both Ecuador and Peru, the east by Venezuela, the southeast by Brazil, and the west by the Pacific. It comprises thirty-two departments, with the capital in Bogotá.

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Colombia must allow rebel dissidents to demobilize: Human Rights Watch

Colombia must allow FARC rebel dissidents to demobilize and join reintegration efforts if it wants to tackle armed groups operating along its border with Venezuela, rights group Human Rights Watch..
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Police clash with some protesters in renewal of Colombia demonstrations

Colombian police clashed with small numbers of protesters and some public transport infrastructure was damaged in Bogota on Tuesday after a renewal of demonstrations.
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Videos for Colombia

Hundreds protest tax reforms in Colombia [Video]Hundreds protest tax reforms in Colombia

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Bogota on Tuesday to call on Colombian President Ivan Duque to abandon plans for tax reform.

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Pompeo looking forward to meeting Venezuela's Guaido [Video]Pompeo looking forward to meeting Venezuela's Guaido

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday he looks forward to meeting with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Monday in Bogota at a regional counter-terrorism conference. Freddie..

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Frost linked to climate change pressures Colombian farmers [Video]Frost linked to climate change pressures Colombian farmers

Early frosts connected to climate change in Colombia's high-altitude Andean areas are laying waste to farm pastures and crops. Roger Fortuna has more.

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Colombia foils plot to kill former FARC leader [Video]Colombia foils plot to kill former FARC leader

Police in Colombia say they have thwarted an assassination attempt on the former leader of the FARC rebel group. Acting on a tip, they killed two suspects plotting an attack on Rodrigo Londono, better..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Colombia police under pressure over protest crackdown [Video]Colombia police under pressure over protest crackdown

One student has died and dozens of people have been blinded after riot police fire rubber bullets at protesters during national strike.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

For migrant children in Mexico, a mobile classroom comes to them [Video]For migrant children in Mexico, a mobile classroom comes to them

Migrant children at the Tijuana border find hope aboard the Yes We Can World Foundation mobile classroom, designed to provide bilingual education and help children deal with their emotions, while their..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:25Published

Family of Pablo Escobar to sell new smartphone [Video]Family of Pablo Escobar to sell new smartphone

Esocbar Inc. is hoping to use the worldwide fame of the family's name to sell a foldable smartphone, which they say will hit markets in January 2020. Chris Dignam has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:33Published

Colombia Protests: Anger over president's economic plan [Video]Colombia Protests: Anger over president's economic plan

University students and union members keep leading strike but as days go by larger sectors of society have been championing protest and its demands.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Top Countries Uber Users Visited In 2019 [Video]Top Countries Uber Users Visited In 2019

Business Insider reports that Uber compiled "A look back at 2019" report. Using its own data, the report included a list of 15 countries Americans used Uber in, while traveling internationally. From..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

Venezuelan migrants caught in crossfire of Colombia protests [Video]Venezuelan migrants caught in crossfire of Colombia protests

ctivists say incidents of racism and xenophobia against Venezuelans in Colombia have increased over the past 10 days.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

 

Colombia asks U.S., E.U. to include FARC dissidents on terrorist lists

Colombia is asking the United States, the European Union and other countries to include dissidents from the former FARC rebels on their lists of terrorist organizations, the foreign ministry said on..
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Colombia seeking deals with protest leaders, but some demands 'unconstitutional'

Colombia's government is willing to discuss the country's problems with leaders of demonstrations against the social and economic policies of President Ivan Duque, but some protest demands are..
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Much work remains in Colombia's fight against coca cultivation, Pompeo says

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.
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Venezuela's Guaido defies ban to arrive in Bogota, due to meet Pompeo on Monday

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido arrived in Colombia on Sunday, defying a court-imposed travel ban, and is set to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday when both will attend..
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Pompeo looks forward to meeting with Venezuela's Guaido in Colombia

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday he looks forward to meeting with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Monday in Bogota at a regional counter-terrorism conference.
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Venezuela's Guaido to meet with Pompeo in Colombia on Monday: sources

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido will meet on Monday in Bogota with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a regional counter-terrorism meeting, according to two people close to Guaido.
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Colombia protests to intensify this year, union leader says

Protests against the social and economic policies of Colombian President Ivan Duque will restart with more intensity this year, a top union leader said.
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Coca eradication best way to fight violence in Colombia, Duque says

The eradication of Colombia's plantations of coca, the raw material for cocaine, is the best way to protect peace efforts and fight the drug trafficking that fuels violence in the South American..
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Armed conflict in Colombia could heat up in 2020: peace mediator

Armed conflict in Colombia could heat up in 2020 and there could even be bombings in cities if dissidents from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) follow through with plans to pressure..
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Colombia says police foil attempt to assassinate FARC leader Timochenko

Colombian police thwarted an assassination attempt against Rodrigo Londono, former commander of the demobilized FARC rebels better known by his nom de guerre Timochenko, a senior official said Sunday...
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Colombia eradicates record amount of coca fields last year, president says

Colombia, a top source of coca, the base ingredient in cocaine, eradicated more than 100,000 hectares (247,000 acres) of the crop last year, President Ivan Duque said on Thursday.
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Wider Image: Portraits from the frontlines of global protests

Protests swept the globe in 2019, with millions of people taking to the streets from Catalonia to Colombia, Haiti to Hong Kong.
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Colombia peace court exhumes bodies in extrajudicial killings case

Colombia's special justice tribunal has begun to exhume bodies from a grave in the country's northwest as part of an investigation into as many as 50 possible extrajudicial killings allegedly committed..
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Colombian government, unions renew talks but no agreement reached

Union leaders and Colombian government representatives met on Thursday for the second time this week but failed to reach an agreement to end protests against President Ivan Duque's economic and social..
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Polish officials seize 2 tonnes of cocaine from Colombia: PM

Polish officials have seized two tonnes of cocaine from Colombia worth around 2 billion zlotys ($510 million), Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday.
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Ten of thousands of protesters mark third national strike in Colombia

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..
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Marches begin to mark Colombia's third national strike

Colombian unions and student groups are holding a third national strike on Wednesday amid fraught talks between protest leaders and the government over President Ivan Duque's social and economic..
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Colombian unions, student groups to hold third national strike

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.
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Talks between Colombia strike committee, government end without advances

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..
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Employee of French defense company Thales killed in Bogota

An employee of French defense electronics company Thales was killed in Bogota, Colombia, on Monday, the company said on Tuesday.
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Colombia union rejects government call to halt strike, insists on dialogue

A major Colombian union that is backing a third national strike in as many weeks against the social and economic policies of President Ivan Duque on Tuesday rejected a request to call off the protest..
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Colombian government asks strikers to call off protest, offers more dialogue

Colombia's government on Monday asked unions and student organizations that are set to hold a third national strike in as many weeks on Wednesday to cancel the protest and agreed to union demands to..
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Protests in Colombia spark backlash against Venezuelan migrants

Daniels Herrera kept quiet on his long walk home from work following violent protests in the Colombian capital Bogota last week, fearful his Venezuelan accent would give him away.
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Union calls another Colombia strike as protest turnout falls

Reduced groups of protesters are expected to gather in the Colombian capital Bogota on Thursday to mark an eighth day of anti-government protests in the Andean country, as a major union called for an..
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Colombians march in second national strike as week of protest rolls on

Colombian unions and student groups held their second national strike in less than week on Wednesday to honor a dead demonstrator and to protest rumored government economic plans, corruption and police..
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U.S. stands by Colombia government during protests, Pompeo tells Duque

Colombia's government has the support of the United States as it faces public protests and marches against rumored economic plans, corruption and police violence, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo..
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Protests put Colombia's Duque in the hotseat on tax reform

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.
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More protests in Colombia as Duque makes changes to tax reform

Colombian unions and student groups will hold another protest on Wednesday in honor of a teenage demonstrator who died after being injured by a tear gas canister, as President Ivan Duque announced..
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Injured Colombian protester dies on fifth day of anti-government rallies

A teenager who became a symbol of ongoing protests in Colombia when he was injured by a teargas cannister died of his wounds late on Monday, after President Ivan Duque met with unions and business..
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Colombia protests enter fifth day, Duque meets with unions, business leaders

Protesters took to Colombia's streets on Monday for a fifth day of demonstrations over issues including economic reforms, police violence and corruption as President Ivan Duque was set to meet with..
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Colombia protesters march in honor of injured teenager

Hundreds of people marched in the Colombian capital, Bogota, on Sunday, in honor of a gravely injured teenage demonstrator, on the fourth day of protests in the Andean country that began with a..
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Colombian protests roll on for third day amid tear gas, injury

Groups of demonstrators were dispersed by tear gas on Saturday during a third day of protests in Colombia and videos on social media showed at least one gravely injured protester.
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Protests roll on for third day in Colombian capital

Protests continued in Colombia for a third day on Saturday, as a group of hundreds of demonstrators was dispersed by tear gas, following an overnight curfew and isolated looting in the capital Bogota.
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Three Colombia police killed in bombing after thousands gather for renewed protests

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.
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Thousands gather for renewed Colombia protests, curfew called in Bogota

Thousands of Colombians gathered for renewed protests on Friday and sporadic looting erupted in several parts of the capital Bogota, after mass marches on Thursday ended in three deaths.
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Thousands gather for renewed Colombia protests, 3 dead after Thursday marches

Colombians gathered for renewed protests on Friday as sporadic looting took place in several parts of the capital Bogota, after mass marches on Thursday ended in three deaths.
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Three dead after Colombia protests, tear gas used in renewed confrontations

Three people were killed following Thursday protest marches across Colombia, the defense minister said, and widespread public transportation problems plagued cities on Friday amid calls for another..
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Three dead after Colombia protests, as country wakes to transport problems

Three people were killed in events following Thursday marches across Colombia, the defense minister said, as cities woke on Friday to widespread public transportation problems and calls for another..
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Colombian protests end with tear gas, curfew in city of Cali

Colombian unions, student groups and other protesters marched on Thursday against rumored economic reform plans and amid rising discontent with the government of President Ivan Duque, while the city of..
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Curfew called for Colombian city of Cali amid national protest

Colombian unions, student groups and other protesters marched on Thursday against rumored economic reform plans and amid rising discontent with the government of President Ivan Duque, while the city of..
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Colombians march as government warns against violence

Colombian unions, student groups and other protesters were marching on Thursday to insist the government maintain the minimum wage for young people and the universal right to a pension, even though the..
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Colombia authorizes riot-control measures ahead of protests

Colombia on Monday said it would authorize local authorities to adopt exceptional measures to contain protests planned for Thursday, given the government's wariness over the sort of violent unrest that..
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Colombia foreign minister to move to top defense post

Colombia's foreign minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo will move to head the defense ministry, President Ivan Duque said on Tuesday, where he will focus on everyday security and the fight against armed..
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Brazil for first time votes against U.N. call for end to U.S. embargo on Cuba

Brazil voted for the first time with the United States on Thursday against an annual United Nations resolution condemning and calling for an end to Washington's economic embargo on communist-run Cuba,..
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Colombia defense minister resigns amid pressure over bombing casualties

Colombian Defense Minister Guillermo Botero said on Wednesday he would resign in the midst of mounting political pressure over alleged extrajudicial killings and the threat that Congress could force..
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Colombia to speed nearly $400 million in social investment for violence-hit region

Colombia said on Tuesday it would speed social investment of $391.6 million earmarked for southwestern Cauca province, where indigenous communities and political candidates have been recent targets for..
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Five Colombian indigenous guards killed, possibly by rebel dissidents, military says

Five Colombian indigenous guards, tasked with protecting the country's tribal reservations, were killed in a confrontation, possibly with dissident rebel fighters on Tuesday, the military said.
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Bogota elects first woman mayor in Colombia regional vote

Voters in Colombia's capital Bogota elected a woman as mayor for the first time on Sunday in local and regional contests marked in some places by violence against candidates and the power of political..
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