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Colombia pushes to stop China from executing drug smuggler.

BOGOTA, Colombia " Colombia's government on Monday protested to China over the impending execution of a convicted drug trafficker in a last-minute diplomatic effort to stop the death penalty from being applied against one of...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

ELN rebels take responsibility for deadly Colombia blast.

BOGOTA, Colombia " Colombia's second-largest rebel group says it was behind a bombing this month that killed a police officer in the capital.The explosion near Bogota's bullring injured more than 20 riot police and shocked...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Colombia pushes to stop China from executing drug smuggler.

BOGOTA, Colombia " Colombia's government is protesting the impending execution of a convicted drug trafficker in a last-minute diplomatic effort to stop the death penalty from being applied against one of its nationals.Ismael...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

ELN rebels claim responsibility for deadly Bogota bombing.

Colombian ELN rebels claimed responsibility late Sunday on Twitter for a Feb. 19 bombing in Bogota that killed a police officer and seriously wounded several others.

- The Daily Star - LB

Here's why it's so difficult to be a Syrian refugee in South Florida.

For decades, South Florida has welcomed wave after wave of people fleeing political and economic unrest in their home countries. Cubans. Haitians. Nicaraguans. Colombians. In a region awash with exiles, … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

JA to join US-led workshop on ‘Protecting Slave Related Sites and Antiquities’.

WASHINGTON, DC, USA — The United States Department of State says cultural heritage professionals from Jamaica will join others from across Africa, Brazil and Colombia in an extraordinary workshop on “Protecting Slave Related Sites and Antiquities” associated with the Transatlantic slave trade.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

French Holocaust-era historian detained for 10 hours by US immigration.

A French historian who has taught at the Sorbonne and Colombia University was detained by US customs for 10 hours yesterday. Henry Rousso, 62, was on his way to a symposium at Texas A&M University when immigration officials at Houston airport decided he should be denied entry into the USA and be deported.  Officials felt ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Jack Tame: Always chance of magical stay in home away from home.

Cartagena. Just typing the name takes me back to a hammock and a view. Warm Caribbean air. Beer at morning tea, and ceviche for every meal. I really love Colombia.But staying in hostel dorm rooms just isn't my thing any more. It's...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Florida is resettling more Syrian refugees, but their new lives remain difficult.

For decades, South Florida has welcomed wave after wave of people fleeing political and economic unrest in their home countries. Cubans. Haitians. Nicaraguans. Colombians. In a region awash with exiles, … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Discovering the world's gins.

UK's Manor House gin collection invites you to uncover the secrets of the world famous gin. Behind the doors of historic gin distilleries, one can unveil the care, skill and artistry behind every drop. The sommelier recommended an aged Colombian. Or maybe a nice Kiwi or tasty Belgian, or perhaps a Van Gogh or Three ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Fed up Israeli passenger removed from Colombia flight.

Israeli gets booted from Colombia plane after 'threatening' to detonate a bomb.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Colombian bar pays homage to soccer players killed in crash

It's just like many little sports bars around the world: Photos of members of a favorite team line the walls, young men smiling proudly in their uniforms. In this case, though, it's a team from the other side of the continent – and one with a tragic connection to the residents here in the Colombian city of Medellin.

- The Daily Star - LB

Colombian bar pays homage to soccer players killed in crash

MEDELLIN, Colombia " It's just like many little sports bars around the world: Photos of members of a favorite team line the walls, young men smiling proudly in their uniforms.In this case, though, it's a team from the other...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Futuristic €450 million yacht freed from arrest in Gibraltar; heads for Cartagena

The futuristic €450 million yacht at the centre of a €15.3m legal wrangle has been freed from admiralty arrest and sailed from Gibraltar early Wednesday morning. Sailing Yacht A weighed anchor at around 8.30am and sailed from the Bay of Gibraltar in rough seas bound for the Mediterranean, reports the Gibraltar ...

- MercoPress - FK

Colombian Civil Society Organizations Highlight LGBTQ Violence in New Report

Post submitted by HRC Global Fellow Diego Mora and translated by HRC Global Intern Javier Cifuentes Although Colombia has made significant progress with regards to LGBTQ rights, LGBTQ Colombians continue to be the target of human rights violations. On Tuesday, Colombian civil society organizations Colombia Diversa, ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

A Deadly Peace in Colombia as FARC Disarms

Colombia's FARC rebels are taking the first steps to end their decades-long rebellion. But the lands the group ruled are now up for grabs, and locals fear those who may seize control.

- New York Times - US

Israeli passenger removed from Colombia flight over bomb reference

, An Israeli passenger was removed from a domestic flight in Colombia after he reportedly joked about detonating a bomb due to a long delay, according to local media. Yossef Bronfen, 49, was aboard a Latam Airlines flight at the El Dorado International Airport in Bogota earlier this week for seven hours awaiting departure ...

- JTA - US

Granada, Colombia: An Emblem of War and Peace

"...we knew that the guerrillas or the paramilitaries were going to come in, so we all ran with mats, thermoses with sugar cane water, packages of saltine crackers..."

- Global Voices - US

Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere reveals 'crazy' life after winning the crown: I didn't expect to win

French model beat Miss Haiti and Colombia to win the Miss Universe 2016 beauty pageant.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Colombia activist killings 'will not be tolerated' says minister

By Ed Vulliamy / Posted at The Guardian Clara LĂłpez, key player in the peace process, vows an 'end to impunity' for rightwing death squads The woman who is emerging as a linchpin in Colombia's efforts to implement historic peace accords said … Continue reading → The post Colombia activist killings 'will not ...

- worldwide hippies - US

Colombia's Guerilla Fighters Like You've Never Seen Them

An award-winning photo by LuĂ­s Acosta shows the human side of Colombia's guerrilla fighters.

- Global Voices - US

Los Angeles named the most gridlocked city in the world

Los Angeles has topped the INRIX Global Congestion Ranking to be named the most gridlocked city in the world. Los Angeles took the number one spot after the results revealed that in 2016 drivers in the city spent 104 hours in congestion during peak time periods, followed by Moscow , New York , San Francisco and Bogota . The ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Crown Prince of Umm Al Qaiwain receives Colombian ambassador

Crown Prince of Umm Al Qaiwain receives Colombian ambassador...

- MENAFN - JO

Kaci Kullmann Five, Head of Nobel Peace Prize Committee, Dies at 65

A former member of the Norwegian Parliament, she presided over honors awarded to Tunisian pro-democracy organizations and to the president of Colombia.

- International NY Times - US

Colombian police suspect ELN rebels behind bullring explosion

BOGOTA - Colombian authorities suspect Marxist ELN rebels were behind a bomb attack near Bogota's bullring on Sunday, leaving dozens of police officers injured as they prepared for anti-bullfighting protests in Colombia's capital.

- Stabroek News - GY

Colombia: Farc rebels to begin surrendering weapons to UN

President Juan Manuel Santos said mobilisation of all rebels from their jungle camps to UN zones completed.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Colombia FARC rebels to start disarmament process

Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels can begin surrendering their weapons to the United Nations now that almost 7,000 of them have reached designated demobilisation zones around the country, President Juan Manuel Santos has said.

- RTE - IE

Colombia FARC rebels to start disarmament process

BOGOTA - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels can begin surrendering their weapons to the United Nations now that almost 7,000 of them have reached designated demobilization zones around the country, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday.

- Reuters - US

'Historic' day as last FARC-EP members gather to turn in arms - UN mission in Colombia

About 300 members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army today arrived in central Colombia's Agua Bonita zone, bringing the number to close to 6,900, to lay down their arms under United Nations verification, and to begin a transition to social, economic and political life, the UN Mission in the country ...

- UN - INT

Colombia's president visits rebels as they prepare to disarm

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is celebrating the arrival of the last contingent of leftist rebels at United Nations-supervised transition areas where they are preparing to disarm.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Colombian police suspect ELN rebels behind bullring explosion

Colombian authorities suspect Marxist ELN rebels were behind a bomb attack near Bogota's bullring on Sunday, leaving dozens of police officers injured as they prepared for anti-bullfighting protests in Colombia's capital.

- GMA News - PH

Colombia's president visits rebels as they prepare to disarm

BOGOTA, Colombia " Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is celebrating the arrival of the last contingent of leftist rebels at United Nations-supervised transition areas where they are preparing to disarm.Santos shook the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Nearly 7,000 FARC-EP members ready to lay down arms and transition to civilian life

Source: UN Mission in Colombia Country: Colombia The UN Mission in Colombia is verifying the operation as more former fighters and their families arrive in designated zones on "historic" day for the country's peace process.Bogotá, Colombia, 19 February 2017 - Around 300 men and women arrived on 18 February at the zone of ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Bombing halts pumping on Colombia's Cano-Limon oil pipeline

BOGOTA - Pumping operations along Colombia's second-most important oil pipeline, the Cano-Limon Covenas, were halted due to a bomb attack by rebels from the Marxist ELN group, a police and a military official said on Monday.

- Reuters - US

Bomb near Bogota bullring injures more than 30

Stephen FellerFeb. 19 -- One person died and more than 30 people were hurt Sunday after a bomb detonated down the street from a crowded bullfighting ring in Bogota, Colombia.

- UPI - US

Bomb Explodes Near Colombia Bullring, Injuring Dozens of Officers

A homemade device left in a sewer exploded in Bogotá on Sunday, the authorities said, injuring two dozen police officers and two civilians.

- International NY Times - US

Bomb blast hits central Bogotá

Fears that Farc peace deal may not have ended residual conflict from 50-year civil war

- Financial Times - US

Bomb Explodes Near Colombia Bullring, Injuring Dozens of Officers

A homemade device left in a sewer exploded in Bogotá on Sunday, the authorities said, injuring two dozen police officers and two civilians.

- New York Times - US

Bomb near bogota bullring injures more than 30

Stephen FellerFeb. 19 -- One person died and more than 30 people were hurt Sunday after a bomb detonated down the street from a crowded bullfighting ring in Bogota, Colombia.

- UPI - US

Several casualties in Colombia bullring blast

A homemade bomb has detonated near Bogota's bullring, wounding as many as 26 people. Last month, the first bullfight in four years was held in the Colombian capital.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Bogota explosion: Many injured in blast near bullring

Animal rights activists were due to hold an anti-bullfighting march close to where the blast happened.

- BBC - UK

Colombia's Farc rebels complete move to demobilisation zones

They travelled on foot, by bus and by boat from jungle camps to meet the terms of the peace deal.

- BBC - UK

Colombian families flee criminal gangs as Farc leaves, says UN

The UN says criminal groups are filling the power vacuum left by rebels near the Venezuelan border.

- BBC - UK

Colombia families flee illegal gangs as Farc leaves

The UN says criminal groups are filling the power vacuum left by rebels near the Venezuelan border.

- BBC - UK

Colombian army to boost efforts to fight crime gangs, official says

NILO, Colombia - Colombia's army will strengthen its efforts to combat crime gangs pushing into regions displaced by Marxist FARC rebels, a high-ranking official said on Friday, as it scrambles to prevent an increase in drug trafficking and violence.

- Reuters - US

Colombia: UN chief Guterres welcomes start of peace talks with ELN

United Nations Secretary-General AntĂłnio Guterres has welcomed yesterday's launch of formal peace talks between the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army in Ecuador's capital, Quito, his spokesperson said today in a statement.

- UN - INT

Colombia: new report depicts difficult humanitarian situation in border areas

- UN - INT

Marching towards peace, FARC-EP begins turning in arms - UN Mission in Colombia

More than 200 men and women of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army marched today to demobilization camps, two months after a peace deal that ended the Western Hemisphere's longest running conflict, United Nations monitors coordinating the process reported.

- UN - INT

Challenges and opportunities in the U.S.-Colombia relationship

On February 3, the Brookings Latin America Initiative and Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence will host Mayor Federico Gutiérrez Zuluaga of Medellín, Colombia. Once one of the most violent cities in the world, Medellín's murder rates have declined by 95 percent over the past quarter century. The city has ...

- Brookings - US

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