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Montevideo, February 19th 2018 - 15:35 UTC

Tag: Colombia

  • Thursday, February 15th 2018 - 23:25 UTC

    Maduro announces that he will attend the Summit of the Americas despite not being welcome

    “Summon a summit, are you afraid of me?” Maduro said at the press conference.

    Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, announced that he will attend the Summit of the Americas “at all costs” to bring “the truth of the country” at a press conference at the presidential palace in Caracas despite the Peruvian government reported that his presence would not be welcome in the Andean country.

  • Friday, February 9th 2018 - 10:12 UTC

    Colombia and Brazil tighten controls along Venezuelan border: thousands pouring in

    Speaking in Cucuta Santos warned that his government would strictly prosecute any unlawful behavior by Venezuelans, amid concerns over rising crime.

    Colombia and Brazil tightened border controls with Venezuela on Thursday as both nations grapple with a mounting influx of hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants fleeing a worsening economic crisis In a visit to the border region, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he would impose stricter migratory controls, suspend new daily entry cards for Venezuelans and deploy 3,000 new security personnel along the frontier, including 2,120 more soldiers.

  • Wednesday, February 7th 2018 - 21:55 UTC

    Colombian government refuses to close its border with Venezuela

    There are at least 600,000 Venezuelans on Colombian ground. Many of whom are in transit to Chile, Ecuador or Peru

    At least 8,000 Venezuelans cross the border between Colombia and Venezuela daily to the department of Arauca, southeast of Colombia. Although the migratory flow at this point does not compare with the thirty or forty thousand Venezuelans who cross the Simón Bolívar bridge between Santander and Táchira every day, in Arauca the majority of migrants arrive in conditions of extreme vulnerability.

  • Monday, February 5th 2018 - 09:02 UTC

    Scotiabank takes over Citi´s consumer and small business operations in Colombia

    Citigroup, which has operated in Colombia for more than a century, began looking to sell its consumer business in Colombia two years ago.

    Citibank has sold its Colombian consumer and small business operations to Banco Colpatria Multibanca Colpatria S.A, the Colombian subsidiary of leading Canadian financial institution Scotiabank. Citibank operations in Colombia include 500,000 customers, 47 branches, and 424 self-service access points in Colombia. The deal also includes “assumption by Banco Colpatria of Citibank’s workforce,” according to Scotiabank.

  • Monday, January 29th 2018 - 06:08 UTC

    Bomb in Colombia city of Barranquilla kills seven officers, wounds 41

    The bombing in Barranquilla was one of the deadliest on security personnel in recent years, casting a pall over preparations for the annual carnival

    At least seven police officers were killed and 41 others wounded on Saturday when alleged drug traffickers detonated a bomb at a station in the Colombian city of Barranquilla. The attack comes as President Juan Manuel Santos seeks to end the armed conflict that has wracked Colombia for 50 years. Much of the violence has been linked to drug trafficking.

  • Saturday, January 27th 2018 - 08:57 UTC

    Tillerson's first tour of several Latin American countries in early February

    At the start of his trip Tillerson will outline the Administration’s Western Hemisphere policy priorities in an address at the University of Texas at Austin.

    United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico; Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Perú; Bogotá, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7. According to a release from the State Department, Secretary Tillerson will engage with regional partners to promote a safe, prosperous, energy secure, and democratic hemisphere.

  • Wednesday, December 27th 2017 - 11:13 UTC

    Cúcuta, the solution to many Venezuelans

    More than 550,000 Venezuelans have arrived in the last year to live in Colombia by Cúcuta

    When it comes to getting medical treatments, temporary work, migration for a short time, buying food or making more money, Cúcuta has been the better option, if not the perfect one, it is the most practical, for many Venezuelans.

  • Monday, November 20th 2017 - 08:46 UTC

    Caracas ex mayor flees Venezuela and pledges to denounce the Maduro regime worldwide

    “I am going to dedicate myself to traveling the world, to spread the hope of all Venezuelans to escape this regime, this dictatorship,” Ledezma said.

    The ousted mayor of Caracas pledged to spread his protest against Venezuela's socialist government across the world as he arrived in Spain on Saturday, a day after escaping from house arrest and slipping past Venezuelan security forces into Colombia.

  • Thursday, November 2nd 2017 - 07:44 UTC

    Ex FARC leader will run for the presidency of Colombia in 2018

    Rodrigo Londoño —‘Timochenko’— will run for the presidency of Colombia next year, with the backing of former Farc rebels, the group’s new political party said

    Veteran Farc (Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces) leader Rodrigo Londono — known as ‘Timochenko’ — will run for the presidency of Colombia next year, with the backing of former Farc rebels, the group’s new political party announced. However, he and other ex-commanders will likely face trials for human rights crimes and it is unclear how they would serve in office if sentenced.

  • Thursday, October 12th 2017 - 11:30 UTC

    Peru and Colombia players deny any agreement during Tuesday night's qualifier

    With the score at 1-1, Colombia were set to qualify automatically for the finals in Russia while Peru were heading for a play-off against New Zealand.

    Peru's Renato Tapia admitted discussing World Cup qualification with Colombia captain Radamel Falcao during their match on Tuesday night but denied making a pact. Falcao, who plays his club football for French Ligue 1 side Monaco, was seen in discussion with Peruvian players with his hand covering his mouth towards the end of the 1-1 draw in Lima.