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Montevideo, June 28th 2022 - 15:55 UTC

Tag: Ivan Duque

  • Monday, June 20th 2022 - 10:55 UTC

    Third-time lucky Petro to lead Colombia's turn to the left

    It was Petro's third attempt at the presidency

    Colombia elected a leftist government this Sunday for the first time after the second round of elections. Gustavo Petro, candidate of the Historical Pact coalition, will be the country's next president after a ballotage with good participation figures where he imposed over the right-wing populist Rodolfo Hernandez, who was a candidate of the League of Anti-Corruption Rulers.

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  • Monday, June 6th 2022 - 20:47 UTC

    Colombian President sentenced to 5 days' house arrest

    Duque's effective arrest is completely unlikely given his constitutional immunity

    A Colombian court in the town of Ibagué has issued an arrest warrant against President Iván Duque for disobeying a previous judicial mandate to protect the Los Nevados National Natural Park located in the “Eje cafetero” (Coffee Axis) region, it was announced.

  • Thursday, May 5th 2022 - 19:41 UTC

    Otoniel extradited to United States

    “Once he serves those sentences he will return to Colombia to pay for the crimes he committed in our country,” Duque said (Pic AFP)

    Despite several convictions in his native Colombia, Dairo Antonio Usuga, leader of the Gulf Clan drug-trafficking gang better known as “Otoniel” has been extradited to the United States on Wednesday to face various charges in both New York and Florida.

  • Monday, April 25th 2022 - 09:49 UTC

    Presidents of Paraguay, Colombia exchange compliments

    Colombia will help Paraguay fight local guerrillas

    The conservative presidents of Colombia, Iván Duque, and Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, exchanged compliments Sunday at the Caribbean beach resort of Cartagena de Indias in the framework of the “Bilateral Economic and Trade Commission.”

  • Monday, April 4th 2022 - 09:53 UTC

    Presidents of Colombia, Ukraine hold phone talk

    Colombia is the only NATO ally in this part of the world, Duque recalled

    Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez Saturday held a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian colleague Volodimir Zelensky. Duque offered Colombia's assistance to the European leader, given the South American country's long history of handling refugee crises, it was reported.

  • Friday, March 11th 2022 - 09:35 UTC

    Duque tells Biden Colombian crude available if needed

    “The United States and Colombia continue to demand the establishment of democracy in Venezuela and to call Nicolás Maduro a dictator,” Duque stressed

    President Iván Duque has made Colombian oil available to the United States if the Joseph Biden administration needs to stabilize global energy prices following Russia's military operations in Ukraine, it was announced in Bogotá Thursday.

  • Wednesday, February 16th 2022 - 09:55 UTC

    Duque wants Ukraine crisis not to repeat itself in Latin America

    Maduro's regime shelters Colombian terrorists, Duque told Strasbourg

    Colombia's President Iván Duque Tuesday told the European Parliament that Latin America was not going to be the stage of “geopolitical games of other nations,” which highly resemble the Cold War between the United States and its allies against the Soviet Union. His remarks were pointing at Russia's increasing military presence in Venezuela.

  • Saturday, January 29th 2022 - 10:00 UTC

    Duque wants Caricom to be of help in cases of natural disasters

    “We have worked hand in hand with you to strengthen multilateralism,” Duque underlined

    Colombian President Iván Duque Friday announced his intention to create a Regional Solidarity Fund, in order to serve the population in terms of health and in case of natural disasters. He made those remarks at the II Ministerial Summit of the Caribbean Community in Barranquilla.

  • Friday, January 28th 2022 - 09:25 UTC

    One killed, many injured in Colombian guerrilla violence

    Why is Cuba silent knowing several members of the ELN are in Havana?, Duque wondered

    One Colombian soldier was killed, 22 others were injured and two United Nations lorries were burned down Thursday after National Liberation Army (ELN) and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissidents attacked three military bases in the northern region.

  • Monday, January 24th 2022 - 20:35 UTC

    Colombia launches new stage of Operation Artemisa

    Duque said the new phase would focus on biodiversity and poachers

    Colombian President Iván Duque announced the extension of Operation Artemisa, a scheme devised to protect Colombian seas from illegal fishing while standing up for biodiversity in national waters.