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Montevideo, January 28th 2023 - 14:34 UTC

Tag: Colombia

  • Wednesday, January 11th 2023 - 03:50 UTC

    Bomb seeking to kill Colombian VP defused

    Marquez is a world-renowned environmental activist, and also heads the new Ministry of Equality seeking to improve women's rights and help the poor access healthcare and education

    Colombian Vice-president Francia Márquez Tuesday said a plan to kill her had been defused by members of her security team after an explosive device was found and subsequently deactivated.

  • Tuesday, January 10th 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    ELN warns peace negotiations stalled after unilateral announcement

    The Petro Government announced Dec. 31, a truce that constituted a “unilateral” imposition that harmed dialogue, the ELN argued

    Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas said Monday that peace talks with the leftwing government of President Gustavo Petro were stalled, with disagreements standing in the way. The group underlined that in last week's communiqué it had warned that a bilateral ceasefire was still to be discussed.

  • Thursday, January 5th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    No truce with ELN, Colombian gov't now says

    The ceasefire remains effective regarding the other rebel groups, Prada said

    Colombia's government Wednesday announced it was suspending its previous decision to decree a truce with the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas after the rebel organization denied having agreed to it.

  • Monday, December 26th 2022 - 20:41 UTC

    Convicted Colombian drug lord waiting for clearance to enter Argentina

    Ignacio Alvarez Meyendorff is banned from the Argentine territory but claims it is a humanitarian issue due to his diabetes

    A Colombian drug lord was denied entry into Argentina, where he was seeking to avoid deportation. Ignacio Alvarez Meyendorff, 62, arrived at the Ezeiza airport on Avianca's Flight 87 on Dec. 23 from Bogotá but the alarms went off the minute his name was punched into the migrations screens. He has remained at the airport since. He has a wife and four children in Buenos Aires. He

  • Thursday, December 22nd 2022 - 19:26 UTC

    Adulterated liquor kills at least 37 in Bogota

    Since his days as mayor of Bogota, Petro has made the homeless one of his priorities

    At least 37 people died between Nov. 24 and Dec. 20 in Bogota for having consumed adulterated liquor containing methanol. According to local media reports, 7 others are hospitalized in critical condition.

  • Monday, December 19th 2022 - 20:35 UTC

    Colombia: ELN guerrillas announce Christmas truce

    The ELN is known not to have fully observed previous ceasefires. Hence, instead of optimistic analysts are rather cautious

    Colombian guerrilla fighters of the National Liberation Army Monday announced a unilateral Christmas truce from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2, although the measure would only cover the State Military and Police Forces. The ELN also warned they will defend themselves in case of being attacked.

  • Monday, December 12th 2022 - 16:15 UTC

    Social leaders linked to government coalition murdered in Colombia

    Juan Navarro and Luis Peña were murdered last week.

    Unknown assassins killed in the last 72 hours two Colombian social leaders linked to the leftist Historic Pact, the government coalition of President Gustavo Petro, in the department of Bolivar, located in the north of the country, members of that group reported Sunday.

  • Saturday, November 26th 2022 - 10:51 UTC

    Colombia: Mexico agrees to join as guarantor of peace talks with ELN

    ”Mexico accepts the invitation to be a guarantor country at the Dialogue Table between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN),” a statement said

    President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) Friday told his Colombian colleague Gustavo Petro that Mexico had accepted the invitation to join as guarantor of the peace talks between the South American country's administration and the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas.

  • Saturday, November 26th 2022 - 09:51 UTC

    Guarantors of Colombia-ELN peace talks ratified

    Other countries such as Mexico Brazil and the United States might soon join the process

    Negotiators in the Colombian peace process involving the government of President Gustavo Petro and remnants of the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas Friday agreed in Caracas to ratify Cuba, Norway, and Venezuela as guarantor countries in the talks.

  • Tuesday, November 22nd 2022 - 10:39 UTC

    Colombian gov't, ELN resume peace talks in Caracas

    The new talks are a “message of hope” for Maduro

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said that “time for peace has arrived” as dignitaries from the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas started their ceasefire talks in Caracas Monday.