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Manchester United transfer news: Colombian forward Jeison Lucumi dreams of completing Old Trafford move.

Lucumi played a key role in helping America of Cali achieve promotion in Colombia's first division.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

More than 1.3 million grapple with flooding, landslides in South America.

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru In the first quarter of 2017, sea temperature changes brought on by El Niño have unleashed heavy rainfall on Colombia, Ecuador, and particularly Peru, where more than 1,200,000 people are affected. OCHA ROLAC produces this ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

U.S. Deports Colombian Spy Wanted for Torture of Journalist.

Immigration officers removed the former Colombian director of intelligence from the U.S. to face charges in his home country for psychologically torturing a journalist.

- Breitbart - US

America Movil returns to organic EBITDA growth in Q1.

America Movil reported a return to EBITDA growth in the first quarter, its first in eight quarters. EBITDA rose 1.5 percent at constant exchange rates, driven by a 3.1 percent increase in service revenue. The company attributed the growth to strong results in Mexico and Colombia, but said the recovery was broad based. On a ...

- Telecompaper - NL

Millions of Colombians at risk to climate change: minister.

BOGOTA - Climate change has put nearly 12 million Colombians at risk from natural disasters like flooding and landslides, which could kill hundreds and cause serious infrastructure damage, the environment minister said on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Watch: Musical roadtrip across the USA - New York .

   In 10 episodes, Music on the Road roadtrips across the United States to explore America's music scene. From the Colombian coast to the East River in Brooklyn, Elkin Pautt and his group Delsonido are playing cumbia to the sound of dub step. A musical gesture that reflects their desire for emancipation from the position ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Suarez heaps praise on Messi after Barca star nets 500th goal.

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez led the tributes to Lionel Messi after the Argentinian scored the 500th goal of his career to give Luis Enrique's side a last-gasp 3-2 win over 10-man Real Madrid. Messi struck twice in a dramatic victory to take Barcelona to the top of LaLiga. Ivan Rakitic was also on target for Barcelona, ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

How Univision's investigative journalists teamed up with Story House screenwriters for a 'fictionalized series' on El Chapo .

Columbia Journalism Review: How Univision's investigative journalists teamed up with Story House screenwriters for a “fictionalized series” on El Chapo  —  A film crew in Colombia works on a close-up shot for the new biopic El Chapo.  Photo courtesy of Univision.  —  In September 2013 …

- Mediagazer - US

Colombia: Activists at Risk.

Expand Henry Pérez, a local campesino leader, was last seen in late January in the norteastern zone of El Catatumbo, Colombia. © Colprensa/ VANGUARDIA LIBERAL The Colombian government should redouble its efforts to protect rights defenders and community activists and to investigate killings of activists in the country, ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Colombia murder leads attorneys for Florida man to Utah looking for drug money.

Seeking to collect on a $191.4 million award in a court case against some of Colombia's most notorious drug traffickers and...

- Deseret News - US

Hostage held by Colombia's ELN escapes after disarming militant.

Colombia's National Liberation Army rebel group said hostage Voskanya Arcen Levoni, a Russian-Armenian wildlife trafficker, has escaped.

- UPI - US

Russian captive flees from Colombia guerrillas en route to release: rebel group

A Russian-Armenian national has escaped from his guerrilla captors in Colombia after disarming a rebel and setting off a firefight that left six wounded, the leftist National Liberation Army said Sunday. The rebels were transferring Voskanya Arcen Levoni for release in Colombia's Choco Department when he took matters into ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Colombia's ELN loses kidnap victim in jungle escape

Colombia's ELN guerrillas say a Russian-Armenian wildlife trafficker they held hostage has escaped.

- BBC - UK

Russian captive escapes from Colombia guerrillas: rebel group

A Russian-Armenian national has escaped from his guerrilla captors in Colombia after disarming a rebel and setting off a firefight that left six wounded, the leftist National Liberation Army said...

- Expatica - NL

A Colombian Philosopher Explores the Alternatives to Overusing Mother Nature

"It might sound like a cliché: 'We must unite to face worldly problems', but that unity is necessary. Divided peoples don't win."

- Global Voices - US

Rubio denies setting up secret Mar-a-Lago meeting

President Trump held an undisclosed meeting with two former presidents of Colombia at his Florida resort

- CBS NEWS - US

Questions linger over who President Trump has met at Mar-a-Lago

There are new questions about whom President Trump has been meeting with at Mar-a-Lago, his exclusive Florida club. Access at the resort is unparalleled, and just last weekend, two former presidents of Colombia quietly met with Mr. Trump. Margaret Brennan reports.

- CBS NEWS - US

Private meetings at Trump's Mar-a-Lago raise questions about access

Two former Colombian presidents met privately with President Trump at his Florida resort, and the encounter was not on Trump's public schedule

- CBS NEWS - US

Trump had undisclosed meeting with former Colombian presidents

The White House confirmed the meeting today.

- ABC News - US

Colombian landslide kills 17, seven missing

Colombian officials said at least 17 people died after a landslide in the city of Manizales, where rescue efforts were inhibited by ongoing rain.

- UPI - US

Colombia: Rescue teams continue search for survivors as deadly mudslides destroy parts of Manizales

Recent heavy rains have endangered residents in dozens of provincial towns, where makeshift construction on the slopes of the Andes makes neighbourhoods particularly susceptible to landslides and flooding.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

M-Appeal Snags Natalia Santa's 'The Dragon Defense'

Berlin-based international sales company M-Appeal has picked up global sales rights to Colombian filmmaker-scribe Natalia Santa's directorial debut The Dragon Defense' , which plays at Cannes' Directors Fortnight in May. Natalia's vision is right in line with ours, and her delicate portrayal of three men in the later stage ...

- Variety - US

Trump met secretly with two Colombian ex-presidents at Mar-a-Lago

President Trump met with former Colombian Presidents Alvaro Uribe and Andres Pastrana at Mar-a-Lago last weekend, an undisclosed meeting that Colombian media says was arranged by Sen. Marco Rubio . Rubio, Uribe, and Pastrana are all prominent critics of the peace deal Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos negotiated with ...

- The Week - US

'It was killing me': Growing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela driving citizens to flee to Colombia

According to government figures, more than one million Venezuelans fled to the country between 2014 and 2016, and the rate is rising

- National Post - CA

Trump held a secret meeting at Mar-a-Lago with former Colombian presidents

While eyebrows are being raised about President Donald Trump's meetings with mega-donors to his inaugural committee, it seems another meeting is causing controversy. The Miami Herald reported Thursday that Trump held secret meetings at Mar-a-Lago with former presidents of Colombia, which, they...

- The Raw Story - US

Colombia president asked to testify in campaign probe

BOGOTA, Colombia " Colombia's National Electoral Council is asking President Juan Manuel Santos to voluntarily testify in its investigation into whether his re-election campaign received contributions from the scandal-tarred...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

How to reduce risk from extreme weather events

Source: UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Country: Colombia, Haiti, Peru, World Events such as the Colombia mudslide, the recent Peru floods, and last October's Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, highlight the need to address the underlying social and economic forces that place human settlements at risk.By Robert Glasser, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Were peasant farmers poisoned by the US war on drugs?

After a 15-year legal battle, a U.S. jury began deliberations Wednesday over whether a U.S. security contractor must pay damages to as many as 2,000 Ecuadoran farmers who say they were poisoned by the U.S. and Colombian governments' years-long, coca-eradication campaign.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes

At least 17 people were killed and seven are missing after a landslide sent mud and rocks crashing into several neighbourhoods in Manizales, Colombia, the government said on Wednesday, the second deadly landslide in the country this month.

- BDNews24 - BD

At least 16 killed in Colombia floods - Government

Floods in central Colombia have killed at least 16 people with seven others missing.

- Daily Nation - KE

Deadly landslides hit Colombia for 2nd time in 2 weeks

Like disaster earlier this month that claimed 300 lives, this deluge swept over a poor mountain community as residents slept

- CBS NEWS - US

At least 16 killed in Colombia floods: government

At least 16 killed in Colombia floods: government...

- MENAFN - JO

At least 17 killed in fresh mudslides in Colombia

At least 40 to 50 avalanches of mud and rock destroyed homes and inundated the streets in Manizales city in western Colombia.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

More Mudslides in Colombia Kill at Least 17 People

A deluge of rain set off landslides that smashed homes and filled streets with mud Wednesday in a mountain city in a coffee-growing part of Colombia, and authorities said at least 17 people were killed and two dozen injured. The disaster struck in the early morning when many people in Manizales were still asleep, just as a ...

- Voice of America - US

Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes

BOGOTA - At least 17 people were killed and seven are missing after a landslide sent mud and rocks crashing into several neighborhoods in Manizales, Colombia, the government said on Wednesday, the second deadly landslide in the country this month.

- Reuters - US

More landslides in Colombia kill at least 14 people

A deluge of rain set off landslides that smashed homes and filled streets with mud in Colombia on Wednesday , killing at least 14 people and injuring two dozen.

- Stuff - NZ

More mudslides in Colombia kill at least 17 people

BOGOTA, Colombia — A deluge of rain set off landslides that smashed homes and filled streets with mud Wednesday in a mountain city in a...

- Townhall.com - US

Landslide kills at least 17 as heavy rains slam Colombia

The landslide followed a similar disaster in Mocoa that killed more than 320 people and displaced thousands

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes

BOGOTA, April 20 — At least 17 people were killed and seven are missing after a landslide sent mud and rocks crashing into several neighborhoods in Manizales, Colombia, the government said yesterday, the second deadly landslide in the country...

- The Malay Mail - MY

AP Top Stories April 19, 2017

Here are the top stories for Wednesday, April 19th: Bill O'Reilly out at Fox News; Apparent suicide by Aaron Hernandez mars Patriots' visit to the White House; Key GOP congressman says he won't run for reelection; Deadly landslides in Colombia.         

- USA TODAY - US

Colombian Air Force to continue flying Kfir fighters

Colombia's air force is set to continue operating its fleet of 20 second-hand IAI Kfir fighter jets for several more years as procurement of a new combat aircraft will not materialise in the short term, a senior Colombian military source told Jane's . Consequently, the air force plans to acquire

- Jane’s - US

Venezuelan woman, 24, dies after being shot at protest: relatives

A Venezuelan woman, 24, died after being shot at an anti-government protest in the volatile Andean state of Tachira near the Colombian border, relatives and witnesses told Reuters on Wednesday afternoon.

- The Daily Star - LB

Nearly a dozen killed in Manizales landslide

Mud and debris spil through streets of city in west Colombia that receives equivalent of one month of rain overnight.

- Al Jazeera - QA

At least 7 dead, 20 missing in Colombia landslides

BOGOTA, Colombia " At least seven people are dead after intense rains provoked several landslides in a mountainous, coffee-growing part of Colombia.Authorities say the landslides happened early Wednesday after the city received...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

M6.0 temblor strikes northern Peru, felt in Colombia and Ecuador

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has struck an Amazonian region of northern Peru. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, though the quake could be felt strongly as far away as Colombia and Ecuador. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the tremor occurred early Tuesday afternoon in a sparsely populated area 263 km ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Inside a FARC camp that's preparing guerrilla soldiers for civilian life

After 52 years of pitched conflict that claimed the lives of some 220,000 people , displaced 7 million more, and saw families torn apart by thousands of kidnappings, Colombia's historic transition to peace has stumbled, but remains on course. As the peace deal is slowly implemented, around 6,300

- VICE News - US

Crime, conflict, and regime transitions: Colombia, Nigeria, and Myanmar

Organized crime and illicit economies interact in complex ways with violent conflict, often fueling it. They also shape peace negotiations and post-conflict transition, deeply influencing post-conflict economic and political arrangements as well as regime transitions. Criminal and militant actors involved in illicit ...

- Brookings - US

As Colombia emerges from decades of war, migration challenges mount

Source: Migration Policy Institute Country: Colombia As the country enters a post-conflict phase and turns its focus to peace and stability, addressing the main causes of internal displacement and developing effective strategies to improve immigration services will be key. By Dayra Carvajal In December 2016, Colombia ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

ACT Alliance issues preliminary appeal for floods and mudslides in Colombia 

Source: ACT Alliance Country: Colombia The US$ 179,493 appeal targets priority needs in Mocoa identified as food security, WASH, community-based psychosocial support, protection, livelihood and early recovery. Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 179,493.15 Balance Requested: US$ 179,493.15 THE CRISIS During the early ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Drugs and peace in Colombia: Which way forward

In the fall of 2016, the Colombian government signed a peace agreement with the country's long-running insurgency group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia , earning the Colombian President Manuel Santos the Nobel Peace Prize. The peace deal provides an unprecedented opportunity not only to end decades of vicious ...

- Brookings - US

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