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Man dies after doctor leaves scissors inside stomach during successful surgery

A Venezuelan man died after surgeons left a pair of scissors inside his stomach during an operation. 59-year-old Ivan Chavez had gone to the University Hospital of Maracaibo for an inflamed diverticula surgery. Diverticula are small, bulging pouches that can form in the lining of your digestive system. His operation was hailed a success. But […]

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Colombia kills at least 23 rebel dissidents of FARC in armed operation along Venezuela border

At least 23 dissidents of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group were killed during an operation by the Colombian armed forces along the Venezuelan border, the defence ministry said. The dissidents “died during military operations” carried out in the northern border department of Arauca, a narcotrafficking corridor that has seen fierce fighting […]

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Colombia’s Farc rebel leader ‘El Paisa’ killed in an ambush in Venezuela

A dissident former leader of Colombia’s Farc rebels was killed in an ambush in Venezuela, local media reported. Hernán Darío Velásquez, nicknamed El Paisa, was reportedly shot dead in Venezuela’s Apure state. His death has not been officially confirmed and the Colombian army said it had no knowledge of the killing. Local media have speculated […]

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Twitter removes 3,465 accounts citing “state-backed information operations”

Twitter removed 3,465 accounts operating as “state-backed information operations” that it linked to six countries: China, Mexico, Russia, Tanzania, Uganda and Venezuela. Most of the erased profiles, about 2,048 “amplified Chinese Communist Party narratives” related to the treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang province, the social media giant said in a statement published on Thursday. Another […]

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Colombia: Instagram model helps mum escape jail with hidden rope ladder and getaway bike

An Instagram model has helped her mum escape jail by distracting the security guard, reports said. Colombian influencer Aída Victoria Merlano, 21, was reportedly able to execute her daring plan of breaking her mum out of prison by using a hidden rope and a getaway bike. During a trial this week, prosecutors heard that the […]

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Venezuela Floods: At least 20 dead, 17 remain unaccounted for; More than 1,200 houses destroyed

At least 20 people died in the western Venezuelan state of Merida after intense rains that caused mudslides and rivers to overflow. The ruling Socialist Party official in Merida announced the death doll had risen and said authorities were working to restore telephone service in some areas. State governor Ramon Guevara said earlier that more […]

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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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Venezuelan court orders seizure of newspaper headquarters over defamation case

A court in Venezuela ordered the seizure of the headquarters of the El Nacional newspaper, after it failed to pay a $13 million defamation award to top socialist party official Diosdado Cabello. Venezuela’s Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) last month issued the award in a 2015 lawsuit Cabello filed against El Nacional after it reprinted […]

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Emigrant boat capsizes off the coast of Venezuela, 2 dead

At least two Venezuelans died when a vessel they were taking from eastern Delta Amacuro state to neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago sank, the state’s governor said, adding that seven people had been rescued in the incident. It marked the latest fatal shipwreck of Venezuelans attempting to reach the dual-island Caribbean nation, home to at least […]

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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 […]