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Colombia to send country’s most wanted drug trafficker to the United States

Colombia has announced that the country’s most wanted drug trafficker will be extradited to the US after his capture on Saturday.Dairo Antonio Úsuga, better known as Otoniel, was seized after a joint army, air force and police operation.He led the country’s largest criminal gang and has been on the US Drug Enforcement Agency’s most wanted […]

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Colombia’s most wanted drug trafficker, gang leader Otoniel captured

Colombia’s most wanted drug trafficker and the leader of the country’s largest criminal gang has been captured. Dairo Antonio Usuga, better known as Otoniel, was seized after a joint operation by the army, air force and police on Saturday. The government had offered a $800,000 reward for information about his whereabouts, while the US placed […]

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Cases of Havana syndrome reported at US embassy in Colombia

The United States is investigating potential cases of Havana syndrome in the South American nation of Colombia, US media reported. The investigation comes a week ahead of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s scheduled travel to Bogota next week. US embassy staff in Bogota may have been injured by the mysterious illness, which causes a […]

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American Airlines passenger opens exit door and walks out on to wing of plane at Miami airport

An American Airlines passenger on a flight from Colombia used an emergency exit and walked out onto the wing of the plane at the Miami International Airport, Miami-Dade Police said. The plane had just landed and was getting into position at the gate, according to police. After walking onto the wing, the man jumped into […]

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Five killed in shooting in south-west Colombia, breakaway rebel group blamed

Five people were shot dead in south-west Colombia on Sunday in the latest of a series of attacks by armed groups. Six other people were injured. A military commander blamed a breakaway rebel group for the attack. The government signed a peace deal with the left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) five years ago […]

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Colombia confiscates 3,493 shark fins bound for Hong Kong from Bogota airport

Colombia confiscated a shipment of 3,493 shark fins which were to be illegally trafficked to Hong Kong from Bogota’s airport. Environmental authorities in the capital said the quantity of fins meant between 900 and 1,000 sharks between 1 and 5 meters in length would have to be killed. In some countries shark fins are sold […]

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Scientists study debris of alleged UFO crash, metals not known to Earth

Physical debris obtained through on field research of alleged UFO crashes in Colombia and Argentina, is now being studied by scientists. Dr. Jacques Vallée purportedly collected metal debris from UFO cases dating as far back as 1947 Now a team of experts are analyzing them in a state-of-the-art laboratory at Stanford University. The breakthrough has […]

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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 […]