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Colombia's Ecopetrol Names New CEO, Echeverry Resigns.

Ecopetrol says its current vice-president, Felipe Bayon, will take over as chief executive.

- Rigzone.com - US

Colombia: People suffer high levels of violence despite peace process - MSF.

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Colombia Exposure to violent events or the risk of violence has led to intense mental suffering among the general population. The response to people's mental health needs is largely inadequate. Colombia: People suffer high levels of violence despite peace process Violence remains ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

MSF alerta de la falta de atención psicológica frente a la persistente violencia en Colombia.

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Colombia La violencia en Colombia sigue siendo uno de los mayores problemas para una gran parte de la población, a pesar del fin del conflicto con las FARC-EP, según un nuevo informe de la ONG. Alertamos de la falta de atención psicológica frente la persistente violencia en ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Guest house owner jailed after molesting a Columbian tourist.

Vikas Kumar, a 23-year-old guest house owner in Udaipur has been jailed till August 29 for allegedly molesting a Colombian woman who was his guest. As per the police, a 53-year-old Columbian woman was staying along with her son at 'The Journey' guest house. The incident took place on the midnight of August 15 when the co ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Colombia's Farc concludes weapons disarmament.

Colombia's Farc concludes weapons disarmament...

- MENAFN - JO

Comparing the jaws of porcupine fish reveals three new species.

Researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and colleagues compared fossil porcupine fish jaws and tooth plates collected on expeditions to Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil with those from museum specimens and modern porcupine fish, revealing three new species.

- PhysOrg - NL

Police believe thieves steal Venezuela zoo animals to eat them.

Venezuela authorities are investigating the theft of animals from a zoo in western state of Zulia that were likely snatched to be eaten, a further sign of hunger in a country struggling with chronic food shortages. A police official said two collared peccaries, which are similar in appearance to boars, were stolen over the ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Comparing the jaws of porcupine fish reveals three new species.

Researchers compared fossil porcupine fish jaws and tooth plates collected on expeditions to Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil with those from museum specimens and modern porcupine fish, revealing three new species.

- ScienceDaily - US

Colombia declares war 'truly over' as last FARC guns handed over.

President Juan Manuel Santos declared Colombia's 50-year conflict with FARC guerrillas finally over on Tuesday, as the last truckloads of decommissioned weapons rolled away to be melted down.

- France24 - FR

Pence acts as Trump's global translator, spinning his words to soothe allies.

Throughout his tour of Latin America, Vice President Mike Pence has cast himself to his hosts as a dutiful, even earnest messenger for President Donald Trump. But in visits this week to Colombia, Argentina and Chile, Pence has acted more like Trump's translator. Again and again, the vice president's...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

An off-the-cuff remark by Trump may have helped Venezuela's slide 'into dictatorship'.

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Within hours of President Donald Trump's assertion the US had a "military option" in response to turmoil in Venezuela, governments in the region, which had been nearing consensus on confronting the Venezuelan government, repudiated the statement. The president's comments came two days before Vice ...

- Business Insider - US

Mike Pence Backs Up Trump: 'I Stand By The President'

Vice President Mike Pence is standing by President Trump in the wake of Trump's off-the-rails press conference in he assigned blame to “both sides” for violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. “What happened in Charlottesville was a tragedy and the President ...

- TPM News - US

UN observers conclude FARC-EP arms removal process in Colombia

More than 8,000 weapons and over one million burned cartridges were transported to a central warehouse in Colombia as the United Nations political mission in the country concluded the process of the laying down of individual weapons of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia combatants.

- UN - INT

Colombia declares war 'truly over' as last FARC guns roll away

President Juan Manuel Santos declared Colombia's 50-year conflict with FARC guerrillas finally over on Tuesday, as the last truckloads of decommissioned weapons rolled away to be melted down.

- France24 - FR

FARC's final weapons removed 'in last breath' of Colombia conflict

The last remaining weapons belonging to revolutionary Colombian FARC rebels have been surrendered -- and will be smelted into peace monuments, officials said.

- UPI - US

Colombia declares FARC war over

President Juan Manuel Santos shut a padlock on the last lot of decommissioned rifles before it was taken out of a remote demobilization camp to formally seal the UN-supervised disarmament by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia .

- Times Of India - IN

FARC hands over weapons, prepares for the political phase of peace accord

U.N. observers on Tuesday removed the last of more than 8,000 guns once carried by the guerrillas of Colombia's largest rebel army and collected at 26 demobilization sites around the South American nation under a historic peace deal. The next phase of the peace deal is for the ex guerrillas to organize politically and run ...

- MercoPress - FK

How to impress a Colombian woman

Don't behave like a cerdo.

- Matador Network - US

U.N. removes last container holding Colombia rebel weapons

U.N. observers have removed the last of more than 8,000 guns once carried by the guerrillas of Colombia's largest rebel army and collected at 26 demobilisation sites around the South American nation ...

- The Hindu - IN

Colombia's economy grows more than expected in Q2

- Financial Times - US

Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 15 August 2017

Americas Argentina - 12 August 2017: La Nacin newspaper reported that differences within the leadership of the CGT labour umbrella organisation over the general strike on 22 August make a split likely. Colombia - 14 August 2017: ELN rebels reiterated their refusal to stop kidnapping

- Jane’s - US

Colombia declares FARC war over as last guns roll away

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has declared the country's 50-year conflict with FARC guerrillas "truly over", as the last truckloads of decommissioned weapons rolled away to be melted down.

- RTE - IE

Colombia declares FARC war over as last guns taken away

Disarmament process officially concluded as UN removed the final shipment of weapons from a FARC demobilisation camp.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Colombia's Farc concludes weapons disarmament

President Juan Manuel Santos hails the final handover as the "last breath" of the 52-year conflict.

- BBC - UK

Colombia officially declares peace with FARC after handover of weapons

Colombia has declared its conflict with The Revolutionary Armed Force of Colombia officially over. The rebel group handed over the last of its weapons to be melted down under UN oversight.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Colombia declares FARC war over as last guns roll away

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos declared the country's 50-year conflict with FARC guerrillas 'truly over' Tuesday, as the last truckloads of decommissioned weapons rolled away to be melted down.

- GMA News - PH

UN set to remove final container holding Colombia rebel arms

FONSECA, Colombia " Seven thousand guns once carried by the guerrillas of Colombia's largest rebel army are being removed from 26 demobilization sites around the South American nation.United Nations observers began removing...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

UN set to remove final container holding Colombia rebel arms

Seven thousand guns once carried by the guerrillas of Colombia's largest rebel army are being removed from 26 demobilization sites around the South American nation.

- FOX News - US

Trump's brash talk about a 'military option' in Venezuela has left diplomats scrambling to pick up the pieces

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais President Donald Trump's statement on Friday that the US was considering "military options" in response to ongoing turmoil in Venezuela elicited surprise throughout the region. It apparently came without any consultation with the US military, which said soon that it had received no ...

- Business Insider - US

Inside the task force tracking cocaine

A wave of cocaine may be about to hit the United States, according to a Coast Guard admiral. On Monday we showed you Colombia's record growth of coca, the raw ingredient in cocaine. Now we're taking a look at how the U.S. Coast Guard is tracking the drugs in the ocean. Manuel Bojorquez reports.

- CBS NEWS - US

As crisis worsens, hungry Venezuelans turn to Colombia for plate of food

Under a scorching sun just a short walk from Colombia's border with Venezuela, hundreds of hungry men, women and children line up for bowls of ...

- The Japan Times - JP

VP Mike Pence: US not going to stand by while Venezuela 'crumbles'

Pence spoke to Venezuelan families in Colombia.

- ABC News - US

Rule out Venezuela intervention, Trump told

Two days after US President Donald Trump said he would not rule out a military option to intervene in Venezuela, the President of Colombia had a message for his American counterpart: Rule it out.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Colombia's Grupo Argos sells port company to Goldman for $136m

Colombian holding company Grupo Argos has sold its 50% stake in a port operator to an investment fund administered by Goldman Sachs for about $136-million, Grupo Argos said in a statement on Monday. Compania de Puertos Asociados, called Compas, moves principally coal and cement through its ports in the Andean country. ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Colombia's biggest rebel group is handing over its weapons — and now it want to start a soccer team

© AFP/File EITAN ABRAMOVICHBogota - Demobilized fighters from Colombia's leftist FARC rebels want to form a professional league football club, officials said Friday. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have disarmed under a peace deal after a half-century conflict and are transitioning to civil and political life. ...

- Business Insider - US

Pence says Trump will not 'stand by' on Venezuela

Vice president Mike Pence has said Donald Trump has made it clear that the U.S. will not stand by while Venezuela crumbles.' Speaking from Colombia in an interview with NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander, the vice president addressed the ongoing issues in Venezuela and Trump's threatened milita...

- The Raw Story - US

In Latin America, Pence says U.S. won't stand by as Venezuela 'crumbles'

Seeking to highlight the growing plight in Venezuela, Vice President Mike Pence is meeting with people who've fled the country to neighboring Colombia. Pence is paying a visit to the Calvary Chapel in Cartagena, where he's meeting with faith leaders and Venezuelan families before departing to Buenos...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Mike Pence Defends Donald Trump on Charlottesville Response, Highlights Antifa Agitators

Vice President Mike Pence not only defended President Donald Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, while speaking during a visit to the South American country of Colombia, but he reminded the media that there was violence among the Antifa agitators, who went there to disrupt the "Unite the Right" ...

- Breitbart - US

The Latest: Pence draws attention to plight of Venezuelans

CARTAGENA, Colombia " The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Latin America :10:20 a.m.Vice President Mike Pence is seeking to highlight the growing plight of Venezuelans with a visit with people...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Hungry Venezuelans turn to Colombia for a plate of food

CUCUTA, Colombia " Under a scorching sun just a short walk from Colombia's border with Venezuela, hundreds of hungry men, women and children line up for bowls of chicken and rice " the first full meal some have eaten in days.An...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Inside Colombia's efforts to stem cocaine production

Cocaine production has surged more than 130 percent since 2013. Colombia is the main supplier of cocaine to the United States

- CBS NEWS - US

With Pence, Colombia leader urges no U.S. military action in Venezuela

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said the United States should rule out considering a military solution to the Venezuelan political crisis.

- UPI - US

Mike Pence vows US will stand by as Venezuela 'crumbles'

US vice president Mike Pence is meeting people who have fled from Venezuela to Colombia as he seeks to draw attention to a deepening political crisis under Nicolas Maduro.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Inside Colombia and U.S. efforts to stem cocaine production

Vice President Mike Pence told the president of Colombia Sunday he is very concerned by the "dramatic increase" in the country's cocaine production. Cocaine production has surged more than 130 percent since 2013, and Colombia is the main supplier of cocain to the U.S. Manuel Bojorquez went deep into the Colombian jungle to ...

- CBS NEWS - US

Inside Colombia's efforts to stem cocaine production, one coca plant at a time

As VP Pence tells Colombia's president he is very concerned by "dramatic increase" in cocaine production, Trump administration proposes cutting aid for eradication efforts by 36%

- CBS NEWS - US

Pence Defends Trump's Charlottesville Response, Suggests Media Was Unfair

Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday evening defended President Donald Trump's response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and suggested that the media unfairly criticized Trump's remarks. “Yesterday President Trump clearly and unambiguously condemned the bigotry, violence and ...

- TPM News - US

Visiting region, Pence keeps threat to Venezuela on table

But Colombian leader warns him a U.S. military intervention "shouldn't even be considered"

- CBS NEWS - US

Pence, Santos at Odds Over Trump's Threat to Use Military Action in Venezuela

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence encountered resistance from Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Sunday over President Donald Trump's threat to use military action in Venezuela.   Speaking at a joint news conference with Santos in Cartagena, Pence did not rule out using military force, but he did not directly talk about ...

- Voice of America - US

Chapecoense seek inspiration from timely trip to Japan

TOKYO - Brazilian club Chapecoense are hoping to take inspiration from playing in Japan as they continue to rebuild after all but three of their squad were killed in a plane crash en route to the Copa Sudamericana final in Colombia last November.

- SBS.com.au - AU

In Colombia, Pence tries to strike balance on Venezuela

Demonstrating the delicate balancing act that has come to define his vice presidency, Mike Pence tried to strike a balance Sunday in Colombia between Latin American opposition to possible U.S. milita...

- The Hindu - IN

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