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Venezuelans fleeing crisis flood into Colombia: UN

Estanzuela - Venezuela's economic crisis has sent a huge but largely ignored wave of people into Colombia, and many more could be on the way, a senior UN refugee official said.

Colombian court backs referendum on peace deal with FARC rebels

Estanzuela - Colombia's constititutional court gave its approval for a popular referendum on a historic peace deal being negotiated with FARC rebels.

Venezuelans pour into Colombia to buy basic goods

C - Thousands of Venezuelans crossed Saturday into the Colombian city of Cucuta to buy food and medicine, taking advantage of another brief opening in the border that's been closed nearly a year.

FARC peace deal success hangs on referendum: Colombia negotiator

Estanzuela - A peace deal being negotiated with FARC rebels will ultimately be determined by a referendum previously mooted by the Colombian government, the official leading negotiations with the insurgents said Monday.

Clash with rebels was FARC 'error': Colombia government

Estanzuela - A clash between FARC guerrillas and Colombian government forces last week stemmed from an insurgent "error," the official leading peace negotiations with the rebels said Monday.

FARC rebels injured in 'combat' with Colombian army: minister

Estanzuela - FARC rebels in Colombia have clashed with government forces in the center of the country, Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said, as the two sides push to finalize a historic peace deal."This took place 48 hours ago in La Uribe.

Venezuelans cross into Colombia searching for food

C - Thousands of Venezuelans poured across the border into Colombia on Sunday to buy essential goods during a brief opening of the border that's been closed for nearly a year.

Colombia rebels warn members against boycotting peace

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC rebel group on Friday warned renegade members they will be thrown out of the movement if they boycott a peace deal aimed at ending a half-century conflict.

Colombia cocaine production soars: UN

Estanzuela - Colombia's cocaine production surged by nearly half its previous amount last year, United Nations experts said Friday.

Colombia FARC rebels stop levying 'tax' in peace drive

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC rebel force says it has halted recruiting fighters and demanding money from civilians as it works towards a historic peace deal with the government.

Colombia FARC rebels stop levying 'tax' in peace drive

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC rebel force says it has halted recruiting fighters and demanding money from civilians as it works towards a historic peace deal with the government.

Colombia to get UN peace monitors, possible referendum

Estanzuela - Some 400 UN personnel will monitor a disarmament deal ending Colombia's civil war and courts will rule in July whether a referendum can be held to endorse the ceasefire, officials said Friday.

Colombia at 'point of no return' on path to peace

Estanzuela - A historic ceasefire between the Colombian government and FARC rebels marks a "point of no return" on the road to peace but risks still lie ahead, analysts say.- What is the agreement's scope?

Santos and Timochenko: Colombia foes turn peacemakers

Estanzuela - A conservative politician from a rich family and a rural Marxist guerrilla were the lead players in the landmark Colombian ceasefire agreement signed Thursday.

As Colombia peace looms, crossfire town mourns dead

Granada - Amanda Suarez weeps as she remembers her husband, one of hundreds of Colombians killed in a crossfire when right-wing paramilitaries battled leftist rebels for the green valley where they lived.

Colombia top ex-rebel commander preaches peace

Carepa - She was one of the most-wanted FARC guerrilla commanders, but these days she sews uniforms for the very Colombian army soldiers she used to fight.

U.S.-bound migrants take the long way through Latin America

Turbo - Mohamud Warfa Hirsi is a long way from home. From a dusty Kenyan refugee camp, he has reached the sticky heat of the Caribbean, and his journey is not over.The 27-year-old Somali has traveled nearly 13,000 kilometers (8,000 miles) from East Africa.

Colombia president eyes full ceasefire this week

Estanzuela - Colombia's president said Tuesday he hoped this week to seal a permanent ceasefire that would clear the way for a peace deal ending a half-century conflict with leftist rebels.

Photographer Tunick plans nude demo against Trump's 'hate'

Estanzuela - American photographer Spencer Tunick, famous for his pictures of huge crowds of naked people, is not a fan of Donald Trump.

Pre-Hispanic tombs found in Colombia are over 2,000 years old

Estanzuela - Colombian archaeologists have identified three tombs dating back more than 2,000 years, pinpointed while working squarely in metropolitan Medellin, officials said Friday.
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