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Colombia offers $800,000 reward for information on attackers who fired at helicopter carrying president

Authorities in Colombia are offering a reward of nearly $800,000 for information leading to the capture of those behind an attack on a helicopter carrying President Ivan Duque near the Venezuela border on Friday. The helicopter was approaching Cucuta airport on a flight from Sardinata when several shots were aimed at it. Duque was flying […]

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Iván Duque: Helicopter carrying Colombian president hit by gunfire

The helicopter carrying the president of Colombia was hit by gunfire as it flew near the border with Venezuela. President Iván Duque was flying toward Cúcuta in the Norte de Santander province, alongside the defence minister, interior minister, and the province’s governor. A spokesman for the presidency said nobody was hurt in the incident. Mr […]

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Colombia investigates car bomb explosion at military base near Venezuela border

A car bomb explosion struck a military base near Colombia’s border with Venezuela, injuring 36 people. Two explosions took place on Tuesday at a base used by the 30th Army Brigade in the north eastern city of Cucuta, the defence ministry said, after two men drove a white Toyota truck onto the site after passing […]

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Mass protests forces Colombian president to withdraw tax reforms proposal

Colombian President Ivan Duque decided to withdraw his contentious tax reform proposal after thousands of protesters took to the streets for several days. Duque in a video said he would ask Congress “to withdraw the law proposed by the finance ministry and urgently process a new law that is the fruit of consensus, in order […]

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Thousands protest against tax changes proposed in Colombia

Thousands of people took to the streets to protest against the government’s proposed tax proposals despite a court order to postpone the strike over concerns of an overstretched health system amid a third wave of coronavirus. Teachers, university students, trade unions, Afro-Colombian and Indigenous groups and many others took part in the protests on Wednesday […]

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Dozens wounded in southeast Colombia following armed group attack

At least 31 people were wounded in southeast Colombia on Thursday after an illegal armed group opened fire on them while they destroyed crops of coca, the chief ingredient in cocaine, an organization representing the community said. The attack took place in the rural municipality of Caldono, in Colombia’s Cauca province. The region is a strategically […]

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Colombia extends COVID restrictions as intensive care admissions rise amid surging infections

Colombia will extend coronavirus restrictions in various cities across the country, President Ivan Duque has announced, as intensive care unit admissions have increased amid a surge in infections. Duque on social media said the restrictions would vary based on ICU occupancy rates. The curfews will be in place from Monday and continue through April 19, […]

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Thousands of Venezuelans escape to neighbouring Colombia after Venezuelan military launch raids

About 4,700 Venezuelans have been displaced to neighbouring Colombia during the past week, according to Colombian government figures, after the Venezuelan military launched an operation against armed groups near the border. The Venezuelan military launched an operation last weekend against fighters belonging to what it described as “irregular Colombian armed groups“. The operation began in […]

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Rogue cow runs into hospital waiting room, attacks patients

A cow wrecked havoc in Colombia after it ran into a hospital’s waiting room and attacked patients. The rather strange and yet horrific incident took place at the Hospital San Rafael in Antioquia, situated in north-western Colombia on Saturday. CCTV footage from the incident shows patients sitting in a crowded waiting room when suddenly a […]

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‘OWL KILLER’: Vigilante group assassinate Colombian woman who went viral for beheading a living barn owl

Social media fame cost a woman dearly as a vigilante in Colombia took matters in his own hands and punished an animal abuser by killing her. The victim was a woman who had caused a great stir online after she posted images of a decapitated owl on social media. The police, however, have been unable […]

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ILLEGAL Chinese fishing vessels STRAY near UNESCO heritage site

The Chilean Navy is closely watching Chinese fishing vessels in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), authorities say. A Chinese fishing fleet has been accused by conservation group Oceana of “pillaging” the waters off the Galapagos Islands for squid. The fleet is made up of more than 400 fishing vessels, of which 11 are currently in […]

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Colombia: Gunmen storm house party, shoot dead eight youngsters

Four gunmen burst into a party held at a house in Samaniego on Saturday and shot dead seven men and one woman. The victims were part of a group of about 20 revellers. The government of Colombia has offered a reward of 200m pesos for information about the killing in south-western Nariño province. The motive […]