martes, julio 16, 2019

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Jailed suspect in Bogota terrorist attack claims to be innocent

A Bogota resident who was arrested for his alleged participation in a terrorist attack in Bogota on Thursday told media and the court he is innocent. A judge approved the detention of Ricardo...

Colombia’s largest hydroelectric dam survives first leg of operation to save mega-project

Medellin public utilities company EPM on Wednesday successfully finished the first leg of an operation to prevent the failure of the construction of the country’s largest hydro-electric dam. The company said that...

Colombia loses letter requesting US evidence against FARC leader

Colombia’s government lost the letter in which the country’s war crimes tribunal requested the United States Department of Justice to surrender evidence of alleged drug trafficking by a demobilized FARC leader. The...

Colombia’s government tries to dispel rumors claiming death of “Guacho” was “false positive”

A leaked photo of the alleged body of “Guacho” has raised doubts about the veracity of Colombian President Ivan Duque’s claim that security forces killed the dissident FARC guerrilla. The photo was...

‘ELN attack’ on oil pipeline causes environmental disaster in northeast Colombia

A suspected guerrilla attack on an oil pipeline in northeastern Colombia is causing a major environmental disaster as oil spillage threatens waterways and vegetation. The alleged bombing of the Caño Limon-Coveñas pipeline...