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Colombia and Peru Back Mexico in Trump Border Wall Conflict

Despite not saying Trump’s name aloud, both leaders made it clear where they stand on the issue of...

The Irony: 33 Injured At Rally Against Bullfights in Bogota

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Colombia Port Town in Bloody Battle Over Former FARC Turf

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Gringo Roundtable on the Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

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So How’s That Medellin Tech Hub Going?

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Can Colombia Meet Its Huge 2017 Coca Eradication Goal?

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Colombia Eases Inflation in 2016 but Level Still Worrying at 5.75%

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UN Officials Party with FARC Guerrillas They Are Supposed to Monitor

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Colombia Mulls Hike In Value Added Tax (TAX)

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Colombia kidnappings down 92% since 2000, police say

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Colombian Governor Accuses FARC of Sexual Abuse of Minors in Relocation Sites

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Drugs and Trafficking Behind Death of 15 Foreigners in Medellin

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Lack of Fuel and Mistakes Caused Air Accident in Colombia

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5 Killed In Colombia Cargo Plane Crash

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Colombia Announces Argentina-Style Price Controls on Food

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Historic Meeting of Santos and Uribe With Pope Francisco In The Vatican

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Colombia’s ELN Rebels in Crisis As Demobilization Rate Nearly Doubles

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Colombia, A Country Divided For Peace

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Why the Chapecoense Football Team’s Plane Ran Out Of Fuel

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Obstacles Remain After Colombia Ratifies New Peace Deal

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Plane taking Brazilian soccer team to cup final crashes in Colombia, 72 dead

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Revised Peace Deal Signed in Colombia

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Colombian Kingpin “Mi Sangre” Extradited To The U.S.

Argentine policemen escort Henry de Jesus Lopez Londono, alleged leader of a Colombian drug trafficking outside a courthouse...

Colombia Has a New Peace Deal, But Challenges Remain

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Colombia’s Growing Local Drug Market Now Worth US$2 Billion

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Raising Taxes in Colombia Will Not Help the Country’s Poor

A view of Medellin from the Metro Cable. The common argument for more taxes in Colombia is that...

8 Years After Indictment, US Sentences Colombia Crime Boss

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Gringo Roundtable on the Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

A peace mural is painted near the road leading to Planadas, Colombia, where a peasant uprising in 1964...

Why are Colombia, Peru Coca Numbers Going in Opposite Directions?

Today Colombia – Peru has eradicated more than 22,000 hectares of coca so far in 2016, suggesting yet...

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