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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The World Food Program will begin distributing vouchers to droves of hungry Venezuelan migrants arriving in neighboring Colombia as part of a program similar to that offered to refugees from war-torn nations like Syria. Starting Monday, the United Nations food agency will offer ...
Residents of the Catatumbo region of Colombia, which borders Venezuela, are trapped in their own homes due to an ongoing conflict between two ... The problem worsened with the “armed strike” decreed last week by the EPL which has restricted commerce and people's free movement in the area.

The Colombian government has denied having a diplomatic representation for the Polisario Front on its territory, reiterating its position on the Sahara issue in support of the United Nations efforts to find a lasting political solution. The Colombian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that “a person in the ...
Colombia's extreme inequality in land ownership is the worst in South America, a continent where land concentration is already exceedingly high. A recent report by Oxfam highlighted the alarming nature of the country's land concentration, with the top one percent of the largest farms staking claim to 81% of ...
Martin Santiago, a United Nations coordinator in Colombia, called on candidates to “prioritize and emphasize” the issue with Venezuela which was “one of the essential and fundamental themes of the construction of the strategic route of the State or government agenda.” “The numbers of people migrating ...
(Washington, DC) – A witness connected to a criminal investigation of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez was murdered on April 14, 2018, ... A Colombian journalist, Daniel Coronell, made public a video on April 21 in which Areiza says that he is “very concerned about the issues around that ...

And with presidential elections scheduled later this year in Colombia and Brazil, all bets are off as to whether states in the region will succeed in taking concerted, united action to solve the Venezuelan problem. (Mexico is also headed to the polls later this year, but the outcome is unlikely to change its ...
The climate with which this fifth cycle began is quite cordial and we were able to agree on a methodology to address the ceasefire and the first point of the agenda,” said Gustavo Bell in an interview with El Tiempo newspaper. President Juan Manuel Santos called a halt to the negotiations on January 29 ...
Multiple human rights organizations have urged the Colombian government to implement more effective measures to preserve the lives of social leaders. .... However, the plan failed to properly fight drug-trafficking in the country, while poverty in rural areas has remained one of Colombia's main issues, ...
An oil spill that began nearly a month ago in the eastern Colombian department of Santander, forcing the evacuation of at least 79 people and ... Initially, Ecopetrol stated that it managed to control the oil spill, which is an issue the company has dealt with frequently in rural Colombia due to guerrilla attacks ...

An unclear amount of oil has leaked into Colombia's waterways, and environmental activists are saying an oil company is to blame. .... In addition to the symptoms reported by the Colombian locals, people suffering from oil contamination can experience respiratory issues, skin rashes, fatigue, and ...
El Estrecho, Colombia - For more than 35 years, Blanca Ducuara Gomez lived in Colombia's mountains, patrolling the countryside as a member of the ... Officials say the lack of development in Policarpa was due to its complicated and remote location, a common problem for most of the reincorporation ...
On March 2, the oil well Lizama 158 in the Lizama stream in the rural area of Barrancabermeja, Colombia ruptured. 16 days later the oil spill continues to wreak havoc on the environment and the communities. The spill of at least 550 barrels of crude oil contaminated three streams and the Sogamoso River, ...
27 March 2018: In preparation for the UN Economic and Social Council's (ECOSOC) 2018 Special Meeting, the Czech Republic and Colombia co-hosted a gathering to explore the role of collective action in issues related to participation and inclusion in the 2030 Agenda. The 2018 special meeting will take ...
In 2014, Colombia's Ministry of Mines and Energy gave fracking the green light, pending environmental reviews. At the end of 2017, Colombia hosted the Colombian Petroleum Association and attracted investors and oil companies from all over the world. A major topic of discussion at the convention was ...
The former rebels cited both criticism of the political process and Londono's serious health problems. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, ... As expected, support for their radical agenda was soundly defeated, with FARC candidates getting less than 0.5 percent of the overall vote. That means their political party, ...
Colombia issues call for power transmission works. By Michael Place Monday, March 12, 2018. BNamericas. Notify me Bookmark. Share ... Colombia's mining and energy ministry planning unit UPME has launched a tender for new transmission infrastructure in the northern department of .
Earlier, Mr. Trump had said that coca cultivation and cocaine production had risen to record levels in Colombia, and challenged Mr. Santos to remedy the problem. The United States has a long history of cooperation with Colombia on that issue and others. The efforts to build the border wall, along with the ...
This doesn't bode well for the company, especially as it battles a range of preexisting issues like dwindling reserves and oil output. ... in decline since 2013, resulting in a sharp impact on its oil-dependent economy — causing export earnings, national income and the value of the Colombian peso to decline.
“Our association is evaluating positively these new rules,” president of the Colombian solar energy association SER Colombia, Alejandro Lucio Chaustre told pv magazine. “In general, we see that the issuance of this regulation clears the way for small-scale self-generation in Colombia to become a reality ...


 

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