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Controversy in Colombia over the arrival of the US military

The arrival of US troops in Colombia has always caused controversy in the country and this time is no exception. According to the newspaper ‘El Tiempo’, on June 1 a mission of 53 military personnel who make up a Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB)...

Colombian President Meeting with Donald Trump

Colombian President Iván Duque met with U.S. president Trump n the Oval Office at the White House on Monday. In brief remarks, the two leaders reaffirmed the relationship between the countries and talked about humanitarian issues in Venezuela. Colombia and the United States have been...

Colombia’s loathed tax reform passed Congress

A widely rejected tax reform that was approved by Colombia’s Congress in December may become President Ivan Duque‘s latest humiliation in court. Several senators and jurists have announced they will challenge the so-called “Economic Growth and Job Creation Bill” that has been rejected by economists...

Tens of thousands march in third strike

Tens of thousands of protesters across Colombia took part in anti-government demonstrations Wednesday during the country’s third general strike in two weeks. Thousands of people — trade unionists, students, teachers, farmers and indigenous people among them — gathered to dance and sing in Bolivar Square...

Pots and pans ‘cacerolazo’ protests echo across Latin America

Medellin, Colombia – When 6 pm struck in Colombia, the sound of banging pots and pans – the “cacerolazo” – echoed across the country like they have since the mass anti-government protest kicked off more than a week ago. People bang pans and pots during...

Colombia Protests Press 0n

Widespread anti-government protests in Colombia continued for the fifth day on Monday, while the movement registered its first death. An 18-year-old high school student, who became a symbol of the movement, died from injuries he sustained from being hit by a teargas canister. Dilan Cruz was...

President Duque opens national dialogue after protests

President Iván Duque opened a national dialogue Sunday that he said will include citizens from all walks of life in tackling issues like corruption and inequality days after one of Colombia’s biggest protests in recent history. An anti-government demonstrator waves a Colombian flag after he...

3 Dead, 122 Injured In Protests Against Colombian President Ivan Duque

Colombia’s Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo on Friday confirmed that three people died and 122 civilians were injured during the nationwide strike against President Ivan Duque held on Thursday, when some 622 massive marches, rallies or other forms of protest were held in 350...

Colombia is number one in Latin America

When the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ran the rule over Latin America last month, it decided it needed to be far less bullish about growth forecasts for all of the region’s biggest economies — except one. Colombia, the IMF said, was still on track to...

Colombia the Silicon Valley of Latin America?

Colombian President Ivan Duque was present in Cartagena on Thursday, September 5,  to give the opening address to Colombia’s largest and most important ICT (Information & Communications Technology) event, ANDICOM. Duque announced the creation of an entrepreneurial ecosystem initiative led by Innpulsa Colombia, with the...

Colombia’s peace process under stress

Three years after negotiating a landmark peace agreement with the Colombian government, a top commander of the now defunct FARC guerrilla group has called for “a new stage in the armed struggle.” FARC commander Iván Márquez issued a return to armed struggle in a video...

VOA Latin America Interviews Ivan Duque

Colombian President Ivan Duque, interviewed Saturday by VOA’s Latin America Division, discussed the battle against the National Liberation Army in Venezuela and strengthening his country’s ties with Washington. Question: So, Mr. President, with a new government in Venezuela, what opportunities do you see in dealing...

Colombia Probes Alleged Plot by Venezuelans to Assassinate President Duque

The Colombian government is investigating a possible plot by three Venezuelan nationals to assassinate President Ivan Duque, Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes said in a video message. Authorities are investigating a presumed planned attempt President Iván Duque in which Venezuelan citizens would be involved The trio was...

At the United Nations, Discussion of How to Remove Maduro from Office

This week during the General Assembly of the United Nations, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil, spoke about the urgency of stopping the tragedy suffered by Venezuelans. The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is emerging as a major problem for the entire South American continent (Twitter). The president of...

Referendum on Proposed Anti-Corruption Laws Falls Short in Colombia

A set of anti-corruption initiatives in Colombia failed to attract the required number of votes Sunday, despite earning nearly 100 percent support of the voters. Supporters rallying for the nation’s new peace agreement with FARC hold a giant flag during a march in Bogota, Colombia,...

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