Tag - colombia



A man sits near the remains of burnt houses following the spread of wildfires in Vina del Mar, Chile, on Saturday.
Feb 4, 2024
Wildfires threaten 2 Chilean cities, destroying 1,000 homes and killing 46
The disaster comes as Colombia battles its own blazes the mountains around Bogotá, in what officials say is the hottest January there in 30 years.
Indigenous people fish in the Pira Parana River in Vaupes province, Colombia.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Dec 6, 2023
Carbon credit project 'destroys everything,' says Amazon community
Some two-thirds of Indigenous territory in the rainforest falls under carbon credit projects today, research in Colombia shows.
People in New York watch drones creating a 3D display outside the United Nations Headquarters calling attention to the Amazon rainforest and climate change.
Nov 29, 2023
Amazon rainforest destruction slows sharply year to date, report says
Destruction across the Amazon rainforest so far this year has slowed dramatically, down 55.8% from the same period a year ago.
Analysts say that the election of brash Argentine upstart Javier Milei shows that an anti-incumbent trend over the past decade is becoming a fixture.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 24, 2023
Fed-up voters put Latin American leaders on thin ice
From Chile to Peru, Colombia and Ecuador, voters have simply opted to boot out the government of the day in favor of someone new.
Armando Aroca, environmentalist, former guerrilla and current nursery manager of the Common Community Multi Active Cooperative (COMUCCOM) farm, points to a mural with the image of murdered environmentalist Jorge Santofimio in Puerto Guzman, Colombia, on June 27.
Nov 16, 2023
How the murders of activists hurt Colombian ecological preservation
Conservationists are targeted as their work poses a threat to illegal activities
Nadia Umana, a Colombian environmental leader threatened by criminal gangs, poses for a picture during an interview in Bogota on Aug. 30.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Sep 13, 2023
Colombia deadliest country for green activists in 2022: report
Many of those targeted were Indigenous people, members of Afro-descendant communities, small-scale farmers and environmental activists.
France players celebrate midfielder Kenza Dali's (right) goal against Morocco in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup round of 16 in Adelaide, Australia, on Tuesday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 9, 2023
Rampant France sets up Australia clash; Colombia also into quarters
A rampant France scored three times in eight minutes to bring Morocco's fairytale run to a brutal end.
Colombia fans cheer outside Sydney Football Stadium before their team's match against Germany at the Women's World Cup on Sunday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Jul 31, 2023
Passionate Colombia fans set tone at Women's World Cup
"It was a great atmosphere. I don't know where all the Colombian fans came from. They were really a great crowd, my compliments. It wasn't easy."
Japan Times
Jun 10, 2023
Children lost for 40 days in Colombian Amazon found alive
Originally from the Huitoto Indigenous group, the children — aged 13, 9, 4 and 1 — had been wandering alone in the jungle since May 1, when their Cessna 206 crashed.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 8, 2022
More developing countries refinancing debt in green deals to tackle climate change
Collectively, 58 of the world's developing countries most vulnerable to climate change have almost half a trillion of debt servicing payments due in the next four years.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Sep 13, 2022
Inflation is upending politics in the most unequal region on Earth
From Mexico to Brazil, persistently high inflation is widening the gap between rich and poor, stoking political upheaval that could be a foretaste of what lies ahead the world over.
Japan Times
Jun 23, 2022
Latin America's new 'pink tide' gains pace as Colombia shifts left
Around the region, angry voters have ditched mainstream parties and been lured by promises of bigger government and social spending.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 20, 2022
Colombia braces for economic change as Gustavo Petro wins presidency
The election of the former guerrilla, who wants to transform Colombia's economic model, sets up the most radical change of course in the Andean nation's recent history.
Japan Times
Feb 3, 2022
As forest threats loom, Amazon guardians organize as 'minigovernments'
The indigenous council CITMA and four other indigenous territories have been granted government recognition, covering about 25,000 people living in three Amazon provinces.
Japan Times
Sep 7, 2021
Two years on, forest pact's 'good intentions' do little to protect Amazon
Pledges have remained largely unfulfilled, with scant evidence of up-and-running forest protection and restoration efforts as a direct result of the pact, critics say.
Japan Times
Aug 1, 2021
Colombian city plants 'green corridors' to beat rising heat
The measure in Medellin, funded by city hall, is aimed at helping provide a cooler environment for its residents.
Japan Times
Apr 15, 2021
Road to ruin: Informal byways sow destruction in Colombia's Amazon
The dirt tracks winding through southern Colombia's tangled jungle often mark the beginning of the end for besieged patches of Amazon rainforest.
Japan Times
Jan 4, 2021
Stuck in Japan amid pandemic, trio of South American artists find fame and sisterhood
Teresa Currea, Clara Campos and Oriana Marin have fostered lifelong friendships and even become local celebrities.
Japan Times
May 15, 2020
U.S. may restore Cuba to list of sponsors of terrorism, source says
The United States is considering returning Cuba to its list of state sponsors of terrorism, a senior Trump administration official told Reuters on Thursday, a move that would mark another major blow to increasingly tense relations between Washington and Havana.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Apr 10, 2020
Caffeinated conservation: Colombian farmers switch coca for coffee to protect wildlife
In a clearing around his modest smallholding, farmer Arcadio Barajas stands before a sea of coffee plants, cloaked in the shadow cast by a wall of verdant forest that covers the San Lucas mountains of northern Colombia.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores