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Colombia blames deadly Bogota car bombing on ELN rebels

Apo - The Colombian government on Friday blamed leftist ELN rebels for the bombing of a police training academy in Bogota that killed 20 people as well as the attacker and dealt a body blow to the peace process.

Colombia blames deadly Bogota car bombing on ELN rebels

Apo - The Colombian government on Friday blamed leftist ELN rebels for the car bomb that killed 21 people at a Bogota police cadet training academy.

21 dead in car bomb attack on Colombian police academy

Apo - Colombia' s government declared three days of mourning after at least 21 people died in a car bomb at a Bogota police cadet training academy, and 68 were wounded -- the worst such incident in the city in 16 years.

Eight dead in car bomb attack on Colombian police school

Apo - A car bomb attack on a police cadet training school in the Colombian capital Bogota left at least eight people dead and 10 injured on Thursday, the defense ministry said.

Colombia-themed bar in Paris accused of glamourising drug trade

Paris - A new Colombia-themed bar in Paris that features waiters in bullet-proof vests, cocktails named after famous cocaine traffickers and a portrait of drug lord Pablo Escobar has been accused by activists of glamorising the trade.

Lima Group states meet over Venezuela measures

- Foreign ministers from Latin America and Canada were meeting in the Peruvian capital Friday on ways to step up pressure on Venezuela's socialist regime to coincide with the second-term inauguration of President Nicolas Maduro next week.

Venezuela hits back at US and Colombia over 'failed anti-drug policies'

Caracas - Venezuela's government on Thursday accused the United States and Colombia of ganging up on President Nicolas Maduro's regime in a bid to deflect attention from their "failed anti-drugs policies.

US, Colombia aim to restore Venezuela's 'democratic heritage'

Cartagena - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Colombian President Ivan Duque discussed Wednesday how to help restore democratic rule to crisis-wracked Venezuela and reject its "dictatorship.

85 FARC members killed in Colombia since peace accord: UN

Apo - Since Colombia signed a peace deal with left-wing FARC rebels two years ago, 85 members of the former guerrilla movement have been murdered, the United Nations said on Monday.

Face of Colombian coffee Carlos Sanchez dead at 83

Apo - Carlos Sanchez, the face of Colombian coffee for decades, and of Colombia's answer to Starbucks, has died in Medellin. He was 83.

Colombia inaugurates first cable car in capital

Apo - Bogota inaugurated its first cable-car on Thursday, linking an impoverished and crime-ridden neighborhood to the city's transport network."Today we launched the TransMiCable," said the city's mayor, Enrique Penalosa on Twitter.The 3.

Colombian Marxist guerrillas release hostage after almost a year

Apo - Colombia's last remaining Marxist rebel group, the ELN on Thursday released a hostage held for almost a year, the country's ombudsman's office said on Twitter.

Pompeo to visit Colombia amid tensions with Venezuela

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet Colombian President Ivan Duque in the resort city of Cartagena next week, as tensions flare with neighboring Venezuela.

Colombia kills 'horrendous criminal' wanted for journalists' murders

Apo - A dissident rebel believed to be working for a Mexican drug cartel, and on the 'most wanted' lists of two South American countries, was killed Friday in a government operation, Colombia said.

Colombia hands down first conviction for murder of trans woman

Apo - A court has handed down Colombia's first conviction for the murder of a transsexual woman.In the sentence dated December 3 and published Monday, a judge sentenced defendant Davinson Erazo to 20 years in a psychiatric facility.

Colombian ELN rebels announce Christmas ceasefire

Apo - Colombia's ELN Marxist guerrilla group announced Monday a Christmas ceasefire as peace talks with the country's government have been on hold since August.

Cartels, ex-FARC alliance poses new threat in Colombia: HRW

Apo - A growing alliance of Mexican drug cartels and dissident FARC guerrillas is opening up a new front in Colombia's deadly war on drugs, Human Rights Watch warned Thursday.

Maduro says US behind 'assassination plot' involving Brazil, Colombia

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro lashed out Wednesday at what he said was a plot to assassinate him directed by the White House -- and involving the right-wing governments of Colombia and Brazil.

Venezuela-Russia wargames an 'alert' for region: Colombia

Apo - Venezuela's joint military exercises with Russia should put the entire South American continent on alert against an "unfriendly act", Colombia's President Ivan Duque warned Wednesday.

Medellin tourist trail pays tribute to Escobar victims

Apo - The abandoned building where Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar lived will be covered in posters paying tribute to the victims of his Medellin Cartel before it is torn down next year.

Secrets, threats and controversy: Month One of El Chapo trial

New York - From documents under seal and accomplices with colorful nicknames to suspicions about his wife and surreal details about his high-flying lifestyle, the first month of the US trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been loaded with t...

Two murders of Colombian indigenous leaders in a single day

Apo - Two indigenous leaders have been killed in Colombia in under 24 hours, officials said Saturday, as a rights group warned aboriginals have increasingly been targeted since the country's right-wing president took office.

Former Colombian president Belisario Betancur dies at 95

Apo - Former Colombian president Belisario Betancur, who steered his country through one of its most turbulent periods in the 1980s, died Friday aged 95, doctors announced.

UN rapporteur slams killings of Colombian rights defenders

Apo - A UN official called on the Colombian government to step up measures to protect human rights defenders following an upsurge in the number murdered since the signing of a peace agreement with former FARC guerrillas.

Pablo Escobar's dark legacy refuses to die 25 years on

Medell - Twenty-five years after he was gunned down by police, Pablo Escobar's legacy refuses to die in Medellin, the Colombian city where he ran his cocaine empire with a mix of brutality and largesse.

Mexican barons are the new Colombian drug trade orchestrators

Tumaco - Mexican drug traffickers used to wait at home for shipments of Colombian cocaine that would then be transferred to the United States, the world's biggest consumer of the white powder.

Two Colombian soldiers killed in bomb attack blamed on ELN

Apo - Two Colombian soldiers were killed and another two wounded Friday along the country's border with Venezuela in a bomb attack blamed by the military on rebels from the National Liberation Army.

Colombia seeks to 20-year block on Odebrecht bidding for tenders

Apo - Colombia announced Tuesday it is seeking heavy sanctions for corruption-tainted Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht that would block it from bidding for public works contracts in the country for 20 years.

'Lebanese Connection' drug trial to open in Paris

Paris - Fifteen alleged members of a vast crime ring accused of laundering Colombian drug money through luxury jewellery and using shadowy middlemen from the Lebanese diaspora go on trial in Paris on Tuesday.

Colombia's Duque calls for action against Venezuelan 'dictatorship'

Leticia - Colombian President Ivan Duque is stressing the need for international action to halt Nicolas Maduro's "dictatorship" in Venezuela, which he blames for a "massive humanitarian crisis" and a migration wave.
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