miércoles, noviembre 20, 2019

Medellin’s scopolamine threat

Residents and tourists alike in Colombia’s second largest city Medellin are coming under increasing risk of being targeted by thieves using the scopolamine drug, according to recent data released from the...

One-third of Brazilians Are Unaware of Crisis in Venezuela, Research Says

As the situation in Venezuela worsens, only 65% of Brazilian admit to knowing the current state of the neighboring country. Among them, 54% are against any military participation of Brazil in the...

Colombia’s journalists received record number of death threats in 2018: report

The year 2018 was the most violent for journalism in the 12-year history of Colombia’s press freedom foundation, the FLIP said in its annual report. According to the FLIP, which has been...

Forced displacement in Colombia up 89%: UN

Forced displacement of large groups of people in Colombia went up almost 90% in the first 11 months of 2018 compared to the same period the year before, according to the...

The Interpol says there is no arrest warrant against Mattos

In an official letter dated March 11, 2019, the Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Interpol responded to a right of petition to the lawyer Mildred Hartman Arboleda, attorney of the Spanish-Colombian...

Uribe allies founded alleged Odebrecht front company: reports

Allies of Colombia’s President Ivan Duque and his political patron, former President Alvaro Uribe, reportedly received illegal funds from Brazilian engineering firm Odebrecht, but were never investigated. Public television network Noticias Uno...

Blaming ELN for terrorist attack, Duque ends peace talks

Colombia’s president Ivan Duque effectively ended peace talks with ELN rebels by demanding Cuba extradite their negotiators. In a televised speech, Duque echoed claims made by the country’s chief prosecutor and his...

What Colombia’s authorities say about who is behind Bogota’s bloodiest terrorist attack in 15...

Colombia’s chief prosecutor said Thursday authorities have identified the author of the bomb attack on the national police academy in Bogota on Thursday. José Aldemar Rojas. According to Prosecutor General Nestor Humberto Martinez,...

See nothing, hear nothing: more than half of Colombia left without local news

More than half of Colombia has no access to local news, it has been revealed. 578 of 994 municipalities mapped by press freedom foundation FLIP are “silent zones” where no news...

Massive increase in earthquakes raises concern over Colombia’s most dangerous volcano

A significant increase in earthquakes in central Colombia may be an indicator of volcanic activity within the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, which erupted and killed at least 20,000 people in 1985. Authorities...