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Indigenous Colombians protest violence with mock trial for president

Apo - Thousands of indigenous Colombians staged a symbolic trial of President Ivan Duque in the country's capital on Monday to demand an end to growing violence on their land.

Thousands of indigenous Colombians march on Bogota demanding end to violence

Apo - Thousands of indigenous Colombians arrived in the country's capital on Sunday, demanding a meeting with President Ivan Duque and an end to growing violence in their territories.

Thousands of indigenous people march to end Colombian violence

Cali - Thousands of indigenous people demonstrated in southwestern Colombia on Monday demanding an end to violence, on the day commemorating Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas.

Colombian ex-president Uribe released from house arrest

Apo - A Colombian judge on Saturday ordered an end to house arrest for former president Alvaro Uribe, who is under investigation for alleged witness tampering and fraud.

Mothers seek answers in wake of Colombian massacres

Cali - A wave of deadly violence is once again roiling rural Colombia, after several years of comparative respite following the 2016 peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas.

Haitian migrants rescued at sea off Colombia

Apo - Around 100 Haitian migrants were rescued from a boat drifting off Colombia's Caribbean coast on Tuesday as they tried to reach Panama, Bogota's coastguard service said.

Colombia arrests ex-paramilitary chief after US deportation

Apo - Colombian authorities on Monday arrested former right-wing paramilitary leader Rodrigo Tovar on his arrival in the country after he was deported from the United States.

IMF raises Colombia's credit line to $17.2 bn

Washington - The International Monetary Fund on Friday announced it had raised by $6.5 billion a credit line offered to Colombia to about $17.2 billion, aiming to help the country cope with the economic effects of Covid-19.

Colombians protest against police brutality

Apo - Thousands of Colombians protested Monday against police brutality and government policies, 11 days after the death of a man at the hands of police sparked demonstrations.

Pompeo bolsters South American alliance against Maduro

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday wrapped up a three-day tour of Venezuela's neighbors designed to heap pressure on President Nicolas Maduro, saying his malign influence in the region "cannot be tolerated.

Colombian police charged with killing that sparked riots

Apo - Colombian prosecutors on Friday charged two police officers with torture and aggravated homicide after the death of a man in custody sparked deadly rioting in the capital and other cities.

Pompeo to highlight Venezuelan refugees at Brazil border

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday he would highlight the plight of refugees from Nicolas Maduro's Venezuela on a regional trip that includes the country's border area with Brazil.

Colombia apology for police brutality fails to stop protests

Apo - An apology from Colombia's defense minister for police brutality failed to stop a third night of protests Friday, after the death of a man in custody sparked deadly rioting in the capital and other cities. "I'm tired of police abuse.

Death toll rises to 11 in Colombia rioting over police killing

Apo - At least 11 people were killed and hundreds wounded after rioting broke out in the Colombian capital Bogota during protests over the death of a man repeatedly tasered by police, authorities said.

At least 11 dead in massacres in Colombia

Apo - At least 11 people were killed in three separate group killings in Colombia, police said Monday, one of the deadliest days since FARC guerrillas signed a peace accord with the government in 2016.

Three killed amid surge of violence in Colombia

Apo - Hooded gunmen killed three people in northwest Colombia, the latest attack in a two-week wave of violence that has left at least 42 people dead, police said Friday.

Colombia close to resuming aerial spraying of coca crops

Apo - Colombia's government said on Monday it will resume the controversial practice of aerial spraying of coca plantations following a spike in gang-related violence.

Colombian leader says Venezuela trying to acquire Iran missiles

Apo - Colombia's President Ivan Duque claimed Thursday that the government of President Nicolas Maduro in neighboring Venezuela was working to acquire missiles from its ally Iran.

With streets silent, Latin American activists use walls to speak out

Medell - Coronavirus lockdowns may have largely silenced various social movements but a new form of protest is spreading on the walls of buildings in Colombia and elsewhere in Latin America.

ELN accuses supporters of Colombian ex-president of massacres

Havana - Faced with an escalation of murders in the territories where it operates, Colombia's Marxist National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels blame the violence on right-wing paramilitaries reacting to the house arrest of former president Alvaro Uribe.

Mexico, Peru each top half a million virus cases

- Countries in coronavirus epicenter Latin America reported troubling new statistics on Thursday, with Mexico and Peru both surpassing half a million confirmed infections.

Colombia's Duque faces probe over 2018 campaign funding

Apo - Colombia's top electoral body said Tuesday it had launched an investigation into whether President Ivan Duque and his party violated campaign financing rules in the 2018 election that brought him to power.

Detained Colombia ex-president has coronavirus, party says

Apo - Former Colombia president Alvaro Uribe tested positive for coronavirus a day before the Supreme Court placed him under house arrest, his political party said on Wednesday.

Colombian Supreme Court orders house arrest for ex-president Uribe

Apo - Colombia's Supreme Court on Tuesday placed former president and current senator Alvaro Uribe under house arrest as he faces charges of fraud and witness tampering.

For Colombian activist Francia Marquez, clean water is worth the fight

Cali - A year ago, Francia Marquez was attacked with grenades and automatic weapons, targeted for defending clean water against mining pollution in the black community where she lived in Colombia's southwest Cauca department.

Record 212 environmental activists murdered in 2019: NGO

Paris - At least 212 environmental campaigners worldwide were murdered in 2019, making last year the deadliest on record for frontline activists battling the destruction of Nature, watchdog group Global Witness reported Wednesday.

Honduras seizes 900kg of cocaine in joint op with Colombia

Tegucigalpa - Honduras said on Monday it had seized 900 kilos (1,984 pounds) of cocaine in a joint operation with Colombia.Military and police authorities intercepted a fishing boat on Sunday in the eastern department of Gracias a Dios.

Bogota mayor extends virus lockdown after govt refuses

Apo - The mayor of Bogota said she would expand a coronavirus lockdown from Thursday to cover five million residents of the Colombian capital after the government refused to authorize a total shutdown.

Violence forces exodus of former FARC guerrillas

Ituango - Yerlis Ballesteros has been here before, fleeing for her life.

Colombia lost forest area the size of Sao Paulo in 2019: report

Apo - Colombia lost 159,000 hectares of forest -- an area the size of Brazilian megacity Sao Paulo -- to deforestation in 2019, according to an official report presented on Thursday.
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The celebrations focus around Plaza de Bolívar, the city’s main square and civic center.
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Typical street in the Old Colonial City Centre of Zipaquirá, Colombia
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The Nukak need 'special attention' to survive, according to the report. ©D Hill/ Survival
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Main Square and City Hall (Casa del Cabildo) at Zipaquirá, Colombia.
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The Nukak have been decimated by diseases since contact © G Politis/ Survival
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General view during the inauguration ceremony of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the National Congress on August 7, 2014 in Bogota, Colombia
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Christmas lights in Usaquén Park, Bogotá.
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Christmas decorations, lights and musicians adorn the cars of Bogotá's "Christmas Express"
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Juan Manuel Santos is a presidential candidate in Colombia
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The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and St. Anthony of Padua at Zipaquirá, Colombia.
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"The Fallen Christ" (El Señor Caído). Wood carving by Colombian sculptor Pedro Lugo y Albarracín (ca. 1656).
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Zipaquirá, Colombia. The streets around the central square are dedicated (mostly) to pedestrial traffic.
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Christmas lights in Usaquén Park, Bogotá.

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