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Thousands March in Colombia In Defense Of Public Universities

Thousands of students, professors, and university directors of 32 public universities in Colombia participated in the National March in Defense of Higher Education to demand higher budgets and transparency from the national government Wednesday. Ahead of the march, students of several faculties in Colombia’s public...

Colombia Bomb Attack Kills Five Police, Injures Dozens

An early morning bomb attack outside a police station in Colombia’s coastal city of Barranquilla killed at least five police officers and wounded 42 on Saturday, authorities said. Relatives and friends of victims of the bomb attack at a San Jose district police station outside...

Bombs go off in Bogota: 8 injured

(TODAY COLOMBIA) Eight people were reported injured in Colombia’s capital Bogota on Thursday after two bombs went off almost simultaneously at offices of a Colombian pension fund. The first bomb went off before a Porvenir pension office in the Chapinero district at approximately 3:45PM. Within...

Colombia Dismantles Underage Prostitution Ring

(TODAY COLOMBIA) - A prostitution ring that offered underage girls to the criminal gang Clan Úsuga has been taken down thanks to cooperative efforts by the Colombian Army, National Police, and Attorney General's Office. Their work culminated in the late April arrest of Briseda Machado,...

Is Colombia Headed Back to the Bad Old Times?

(TODAY COLOMBIA) -- In Sunday's El Tiempo, the coincidence of two headlines sent a disturbing message about the danger of bad old times returning. In the upper left-hand corner, a report about the end of the informal truce between the government and the FARC guerrillas....

Colombia commemorates women victims of sexual violence

  (TODAY COLOMBIA) -- Colombia celebrated its first National Day for the Dignity of Women Victims of Sexual Violence on Monday in an attempt to bring attention to the sexual violence suffered by women as a result of Colombia’s armed conflict. The day coincided with the...

China, Colombia Launch Free Trade Talks

(TODAY COLOMBIA) -- China and Colombia have expressed an interest in signing a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA). Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Bogotá, Colombia, on May 21, 2015, to explore opportunities to deepen trade ties with the South American nation. Following a meeting with Colombian...

The Battle over Black Freedom in Colombia

(TODAY COLOMBIA) What the Afrocolombian leaders of La Toma are doing is taking matters in their own hands to resist the agents of death. The 21st of this month marks the annual Afrocolombian Day (el día de la Afrocolombianidad), commemorating the final abolition of slavery...

At least 62 killed in northwest Colombia flash flood, more missing and feared dead

(TODAY COLOMBIA) A flash flood caused by heavy rains has killed at least 45 people in a town in northwest Colombia, local authorities said Monday, warning others are still missing and feared dead. According to the Governor’s Office of the Antioquia province, heavy rains forced...

Dollar might appreciate to COP3K, sparking fears over rising food prices in Colombia

TODAY COLOMBIA - The dollar broke the barrier of COP2,600 on Monday, sparking speculation of a further substantial rise which would increase Colombia’s prices in a number of key areas. Analysts have suggested that the dollar could reach a high of COP3,000 by September, by...

Demining Colombia Will Take 10 Years

TODAY COLOMBIA - Clearing Colombia of landmines is likely to take at least 10 years, and cost more than $200 million, the government said days after announcing rebel group FARC would help in landmine removal in the event of peace. President Juan Manuel Santos, the...

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