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Anonymous letters providing solace in the pandemic

Wednesday, July 8th 2020, 14:21

How libraries in Colombia came up with a way of providing comfort to readers during the lockdown.
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Exotic frog found among bananas at Llanelli supermarket

Monday, July 6th 2020, 6:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Llanelli

It is thought "Asda" the frog arrived from Colombia, the UK's biggest supplier of bananas.
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Coronavirus: Colombian mayor shops son to police for breaking lockdown

Wednesday, July 1st 2020, 10:14

The town mayor in Colombia said he had to set an example after his son attended a party.
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Colombian army rescues abducted Swiss and Brazilian tourists

Friday, June 19th 2020, 3:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Switzerland Switzerland

The Swiss and Brazilian tourists were kidnapped by dissidents from the former Farc rebel movement.
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Businessman close to Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro arrested in Cape Verde

Saturday, June 13th 2020, 21:54
related countries: Cape Verde Cape Verde, United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

Colombian national Alex Nain Saab is wanted in the US on charges of corruption and money laundering.
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Discovering Colombia's rare flora and fauna

Saturday, June 6th 2020, 23:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An expedition of top UK botanists into previously unexplored rainforest in Colombia found rare species.
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Coronavirus: The Colombian jail with 859 cases

Tuesday, May 12th 2020, 14:35
related places: Villavicencio

The director of the prison in the city of Villavicencio says overcrowding is to blame.
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Colombian airline Avianca files for bankruptcy in US court

Monday, May 11th 2020, 1:05
related countries: United States United States

The firm said its income has dropped 80% since grounding its fleet due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Venezuela accuses Colombia of attempting 'terrorist' sea invasion

Sunday, May 3rd 2020, 22:12
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The government claims Colombian "terrorist mercenaries" tried to enter Venezuela on speedboats.
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Colombia: Saving rare species in jungles once protected by war

Friday, April 24th 2020, 23:01

Botanists from Kew are combing the forests of Colombia for new species threatened with extinction since peace accords were signed.
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Mothers of murdered sons fight for justice in Colombia

Wednesday, April 22nd 2020, 23:40

Beatriz Méndez's teenage son was killed in Colombia in 2004, and now she is looking for answers.
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Coronavirus: At least 23 killed in Colombia prison unrest

Monday, March 23rd 2020, 1:26

Prisoners held protests against overcrowding and poor health services during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Colombian police rescue 2,000 smuggled freshwater turtles

Monday, March 9th 2020, 17:09

The turtles were found by a sniffer dog during a routine check at an airport in Colombia.
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Colombia coca crop: Trump tells Duque to resume spraying

Tuesday, March 3rd 2020, 12:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump, Duque

Colombia is the world's largest producer of cocaine, while the US is the world's largest consumer.
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'City of Women': A refuge for Colombia's displaced

Sunday, February 16th 2020, 0:06

Women displaced by Colombia's armed conflict created their own community to offer each other support.
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Drug lord Escobar's hitman Jhon Velásquez dies in Colombia

Thursday, February 6th 2020, 16:54
related places: Escobar

Jhon Jairo Velásquez, who boasted of killing 300 people, died in hospital of stomach cancer aged 57.
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Fugitive Colombian senator Aída Merlano captured in Venezuela

Tuesday, January 28th 2020, 11:40
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Aída Merlano, who escaped from a dental surgery using a rope last year, is caught across the border.
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Jhon Viáfara: Colombia extradites ex-footballer to US on drugs charges

Friday, January 24th 2020, 4:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

Jhon Viáfara is extradited to Texas accused of being a members of a major drugs cartel.
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Venezuela crisis: Pompeo pledges more US support for Guaidó

Monday, January 20th 2020, 19:38
related countries: United States United States

The secretary of state says the US will take additional measures to support the opposition leader.
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'You can quit': Colombian cocaine farmers' message to UK user

Saturday, January 18th 2020, 0:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Colombian producers tell a British cocaine user they wouldn't take it as they know what's in it.
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In pictures: Mythical creatures appear in Medellín

Monday, December 9th 2019, 11:41

Hundreds of artists dressed as creatures from myth and legend parade through the Colombian city.
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Dilan Cruz, Colombian teenager injured by police projectile, dies

Tuesday, November 26th 2019, 11:41

The 18-year-old was hit on the head by a device fired by riot police on Saturday.
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Spain seizes submarine with 2,000kg of cocaine - police sources

Sunday, November 24th 2019, 20:04
related places: Galicia

Two people were held after the vessel, said to be from Colombia, was found off Galicia's coast.
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Claudia López: Colombia's capital elects gay woman as mayor

Monday, October 28th 2019, 9:40

Claudia López hailed the "day of the woman" to supporters as she won the key political posting.
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Bolivia election: Protests as Evo Morales officially declared winner

Friday, October 25th 2019, 9:07
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States
related places: Morales

International observers and the opposition call for a second-round vote amid claims of vote rigging.
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The blind and visually impaired women checking for breast cancer

Tuesday, October 8th 2019, 23:47

In an innovative project in Colombia, blind and visually impaired women check for signs of breast cancer.
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Bales of cocaine keep 'drug smugglers' afloat

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019, 20:37
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

Colombian authorities found the men in the Pacific Ocean after their boat capsized.
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Colombia 'drug smugglers' rescued after clinging to floating cocaine

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019, 10:48
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

Colombian authorities found the men in the Pacific Ocean after their boat capsized.
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Colombian soldiers killed in ambush by drugs gang

Wednesday, September 4th 2019, 9:25

Four soldiers died in the attack by the Gulf Clan criminal gang in northern Colombia.
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Colombia's former child rebels try to rebuild their lives

Sunday, August 25th 2019, 23:18

The number of children recruited to fight for Colombia's rebel groups is rising, despite a peace deal.
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The 'gravity bikers' risking death for thrills in Colombia

Saturday, August 24th 2019, 23:12

Young men from poor neighbourhoods risk their lives riding specially-adapted pushbikes down perilous mountain roads.
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Former Farc rebels become eco-warriors to stop deforestation in the Amazon

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 23:01

Ex-Farc rebels in Colombia, who spent decades fighting the government over land and power, have reinvented themselves as eco-warriors protecting the Amazon from illegal logging.
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Zumba: How a missing tape launched a global craze

Sunday, August 11th 2019, 23:02
related places: Cali

Colombian dancer Beto Perez first came up with the idea behind Zumba when he was 16.
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Tour de France champion Egan Bernal given hero's welcome in Colombia

Wednesday, August 7th 2019, 20:50
related countries: France France

Egan Bernal is the first Colombian to have won cycling's most prestigious race.
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Tour de France 2019: Egan Bernal set to win from Geraint Thomas

Saturday, July 27th 2019, 16:13
related countries: France France

Egan Bernal is poised to become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France after finishing Saturday's penultimate stage in the yellow jersey.
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Meet the woman risking her life to clear Colombia's minefields

Thursday, July 11th 2019, 23:17

Paola Sanchez is 24 years old and risks her life every day, finding and deactivating landmines after five decades of conflict in Colombia.
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Venezuela crisis: Border with Colombia reopens after four months

Sunday, June 9th 2019, 4:28

Thousands of people have crossed the border, which had been shut in February, to buy basic goods.
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How a new diet for gassy cows is helping the environment

Monday, May 20th 2019, 23:09

Colombian farmers are piloting a way of raising cows that's better for the environment.
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Colombia filmmaker shot dead reporting documentary on violence

Friday, May 10th 2019, 10:25

A Colombian filmmaker is shot dead while conducting interviews for a documentary.
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Can football with special rules help reduce violence in Colombia?

Saturday, April 27th 2019, 23:23

In Colombia, the 'Tiempo de Juego' charity is using the sport to try to reduce crime in violent neighbourhoods.
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