South America's indigenous people lock down as coronavirus takes hold

World Mar 27, 2020

South America's indigenous people lock down as coronavirus takes hold

For decades, indigenous groups from Colombia to Brazil have been fighting the threat to their lives posed by oil exploration, deforestation and illegal logging. Now the battle is against the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Indigenous tribes are locking down and closing off their reserves to visitors as ...

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido to attend Davos forum

Business Jan 21, 2020

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido to attend Davos forum

Venezuela's opposition leader, Juan Guaido — who declared himself acting president last year — will attend this week's World Economic Forum in Davos, lawmaker Stalin Gonzalez told AFP on Monday. Guaido is currently in Colombia, where he is due to meet with U.S. Secretary of ...

Two strong quakes shake central Colombia; no damage reported

World Dec 25, 2019

Two strong quakes shake central Colombia; no damage reported

Two strong earthquakes, of magnitude 6.2 and magnitude 5.7, struck central Colombia on Tuesday, the Colombian Geological Service said, but there were no immediate reports of any injuries or major damage. The quakes were very close to each other and only minutes apart. The epicenters ...

Third general strike keeps pressure on Colombia's Duque

World / Social Issues Dec 5, 2019

Third general strike keeps pressure on Colombia's Duque

Thousands of protesters took part in anti-government demonstrations in Colombia's capital Bogota and other cities Wednesday during the country's third general strike in two weeks. Strike leaders say they intend to maintain pressure on right-wing President Ivan Duque's government, after brushing aside his appeals to ...

Japan U-22 lacks finishing touch in loss against Colombia

Soccer Nov 17, 2019

Japan U-22 lacks finishing touch in loss against Colombia

A lack of ruthlessness in front of the goal proved costly for Japan's Olympic hopefuls on Sunday as they lost 2-0 to Colombia in an under-22 friendly. Headlined by senior national team regulars Takefusa Kubo and Ritsu Doan, Hajime Moriyasu's side created several scoring opportunities ...

FARC leaders take responsibility for Colombia kidnappings

World / Crime & Legal Sep 24, 2019

FARC leaders take responsibility for Colombia kidnappings

Former FARC leaders formally recognized at a special tribunal Monday "ethical and political responsibility" for thousands of kidnappings carried out during Colombia's long conflict. At a hearing in Bogota, Rodrigo "Timoshenko" Londono — FARC ex-commander and now leader of the movement's political party — handed ...