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    EFE videos In Colombia, twice as many massacres were committed in 2020 as in 2019, says UN Bogotá, Feb 23 (EFE) .- In Colombia, 76 massacres were committed with 292 murdered in 2020, which represents the highest number of massacres since 2014 and almost double the 36 that occurred the previous year, as documented by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in her annual report. It is an “endemic violence” in which, despite the drop in the homicide rate -from 25 to 23.7 per 100,000 inhabitants-, in 2020 there was “an intensification of violence and an increase in control territorial and social rights by non-state armed groups and criminal groups “. This is stated in the report of the High Commissioner on the situation in Colombia, which will be presented by the director of that organization, former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, before the Human Rights...
    By MANUEL RUEDA, Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Slayings of human rights leaders and mass killings of civilians are increasing at a worrying pace in Colombia, according to a United Nations report published on Tuesday. The annual U.N. report on the human rights situation in Colombia found that violence is “intensifying” in some rural areas where state presence is weak and armed groups are fighting for territorial control following the 2016 demobilization of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group. According to the U.N. report, at least 133 human rights defenders were murdered in Colombia in 2020, a 23% increase from 2019. The United Nations also registered 76 massacres across the country last year, which are defined as events in which three or more civilians are executed at once. The number of massacres registered was “almost double” the number in 2019 and was the highest number since...
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Slayings of human rights leaders and mass killings of civilians are increasing at a worrying pace in Colombia, according to a United Nations report published on Tuesday. The annual U.N. report on the human rights situation in Colombia found that violence is “intensifying” in some rural areas where state presence is weak and armed groups are fighting for territorial control following the 2016 demobilization of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group. According to the U.N. report, at least 133 human rights defenders were murdered in Colombia in 2020, a 23% increase from 2019. The United Nations also registered 76 massacres across the country last year, which are defined as events in which three or more civilians are executed at once. The number of massacres registered was “almost double” the number in 2019 and was the highest number since 2016, said Juliette de Rivero,...
    Bloomberg Ecopetrol Results; Stock markets fall, oil rises: Colombia Today (Bloomberg) – S&P futures slide alongside European stocks as rising bond yields and commodity prices continue to weigh on tech stocks. Inflation bets fueled by the global economic recovery have added to the scrutiny of stocks that have led the rally from the depths of the pandemic a year ago. Treasuries leveled off Tuesday after the gap between 5- and 30-year yields reached the highest level in more than six years. Stable Bloomberg Dollar Index and MSCI Emerging Markets Currency Index are rising. Oil futures advance in New York at around US $ 62 a barrel as investment banks and traders forecast the market rebound may continue. In Colombia, Ecopetrol presents its corporate results for the fourth quarter and its investment plan for 2021-2023. The report will be published after the market closes. In Congress, a public hearing will be...
    Colombian authorities are searching for two individuals wanted for the murder of a Peruvian teenager who was thrown off a bridge after they asked him what country he was from. The suspects, who are believed to be Venezuelan nationals, confronted Silvano Cántaro on a vehicular bridge in the department of Cauca, where they recorded him being cornered against a guardrail. One of the men instructs the 19-year-old to 'speak clearly' and to 'talk right' before his accomplice tells him to focus the cellphone's camera on Cántaro. Silvano Cántaro appeared on a video being confronted by two men, who according to Colombian authorities may be Venezuelans, and being asked what country he is from before he replied he is from Peru. One of the suspects then flipped him over a bridge guardrail before they took off running Silvano Cántaro was reportedly convinced by a Colombian man named Andrés to...
    February 19, 2021 3:34 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. Investors from Latin America are once again looking to invest in real estate in the US to take advantage of the appreciation of the real estate market and benefit from low interest rates in an environment marked by the more positive attitude towards Latin Americans of the Joe Biden Administration. To the surprise of many, the pandemic did not wipe out the international real estate market in the United States. “It has been an unimaginable surprise for me to see that my sales have increased since the pandemic began,” said Alan Medellín, who from Bogotá (Colombia) sells furnished apartments in a resort called The Grove Resort & Water Park, near Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida). The pandemic gives good surprises “Suddenly clients began to reach me, not only from Colombia but also from Mexico, Argentina, Peru and...
    EFE Latam Vaccination puts a face on the invisible cleaning staff in Colombia Barranquilla (Colombia), Feb 18 (EFE) .- Liseidis Pérez, a 42-year-old hospital cleaning worker, was the first vaccinated this Thursday against covid-19 in the Colombian city of Barranquilla, a recognition of selfless and invisible work of people also facing the pandemic.
    Bloomberg Vaccination in big cities; Oil advances: Colombia Today (Bloomberg) – Global bond markets stabilized after a selloff, though there remains growing concern that rising borrowing costs could hurt corporate profits just as the economy recovers from the pandemic. Yield 10-year Treasury bonds operates around 1.29%. S&P futures recede alongside European stocks, while the Bloomberg Dollar index weakens and the MSCI emerging markets currency index is stable. Oil briefly surpassed $ 65 a barrel in London for the first time in a year as a cold blast that hit U.S. oil production turned into a global supply shock. In Colombia, on the first day of The country’s vaccination that was carried out on Wednesday, only 18 people were immunized, the Health Ministry reported. Today the plan for the big cities begins. Additionally, President Iván Duque announced that another 50,000 doses from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer will arrive on February 24....
    MIAMI (AP) — From a windowless cell in a maximum-security prison in Colombia, Yacsy Álvarez awaits trial on charges she helped organize an armed invasion of neighboring Venezuela. Álvarez was a translator for Jordan Goudreau, the former American Green Beret whose ill-fated plan to depose Nicolás Maduro with a ragtag army he allegedly helped train in the jungles of Colombia ended in disaster last year. Prosecutors in Colombia said Álvarez helped smuggle weapons to the volunteer force. But she claims she’s being made the scapegoat for the sins of others, including U.S.-backed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who distanced himself from the self-declared freedom fighters. She’s also lashing out at her accusers in Colombia, who she claims were in contact with the plot’s Venezuelan ringleader. Despite being aware of the soldiers’ movements, she said, Colombian authorities did nothing to stop them — even after Maduro’s vice president,...
    By JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) — From a windowless cell in a maximum-security prison in Colombia, Yacsy Álvarez awaits trial on charges she helped organize an attempted armed invasion to overthrow the government in neighboring Venezuela. Álvarez was a translator and business partner of Jordan Goudreau, the former American Green Beret whose ill-fated plan to depose Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro with a ragtag army he allegedly helped train in the jungles of Columbia ended in disaster last year. Prosecutors in Colombia said Álvarez helped smuggle weapons to the volunteer army. But she claims she’s being made the scapegoat for the sins of others, including U.S.-backed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who distanced himself from the self-declared freedom fighters. Last month, her attorney asked prosecutors to add Guaidó as a co-conspirator in the case. She’s also lashing out at her accusers in Colombia, who she claims were in contact...
    The baby was born in times of pandemic and her young parents made sure not to forget her | 02/16/2021 | ionicons-v5-c12: 46 | – Patricia Agüero | The SarsCov-2 pandemic will undoubtedly be marked for all the generations that lived through it, either because they suffered from difficult confinement, the absence of face-to-face classes, the home-office or those who were affected by the loss of a family member because of of this virus. However, a family will remember this pandemic with joy, not only because of the arrival of a baby, but also because of the arrival of vaccines against Covid-19 from the pharmaceutical company. Pfizer to Colombia. Because of the hope that this vaccine is offering to end the pandemic, a couple of young parents decided to register their first child with the name of ¡Pfizer! The baby was born in the Malambi hospital, in the south...
    Bloomberg Suramericana resists international bond markets (Bloomberg) – Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana resists bottoming rates and abundant liquidity in international bond markets. Colombia-based financial conglomerate has enough cash to reduce its debt levels and will pay US $ 300 million in bonds in dollars maturing in May with the proceeds from the sale of a debt denominated in pesos last year, said the financial director, Ricardo Jaramillo. “We have been in a process of deleveraging after an expansion phase that we had in the years past. Our goal was to end the year with financing and all of the 2021 cash flow very well defined. ”The company’s strategy is contrary to the trend across the region, where companies turned to bond markets and have taken on more debt to cover costs associated with covid-19. Corporate debt levels rose to their highest since 2016, based on the average debt-to-ebitda ratio of...
    Bloomberg Global bond redemption; Stock markets, crude advance: Colombia Today (Bloomberg) – Global stocks amid their longest winning streak in 17 years as optimism about the economic recovery spreads across markets. S&P futures point to a positive open after a holiday on Monday. Yield 10-year Treasury bonds hit their highest level since March, and Bloomberg Dollar index and MSCI index of emerging markets currencies fall. Crude remains near US $ 60 a barrel in New York after freezing temperatures paralyzed the Texas electrical system and disrupted crude production. In Colombia, President Iván Duque announced that the country’s vaccination plan will begin on 17 February – before the initially proposed February 20 – after the first 50,000 Pfizer vaccines arrived in the country. Additionally, through his Twitter account, he said today that 192,000 doses of Sinovac will arrive this weekend, and that the country will continue to progressively receive the doses...
    An escaped cow in Colombia went on a rampage at a hospital, and the video is insane. In a video posted by the Daily Mail, a cow can be seen entering the waiting room at Hospital San Rafael, and I’m sure you can all guess what happened next. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes) All hell broke loose. Watch the insane video below. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything) Yeah, that’s an absolutely terrifying situation. Those folks were just waiting in the hospital to get a little help, and they ended up having to fight a massive cow. (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down) The scariest part by far is when he got into the corner. That cow pins you into the corner, and you’re cooked. (SLIDESHOW: This Blonde Bombshell Might Be The Hottest Model On The Internet) It’s not that cows are inherently...
    Bloomberg First batch of vaccines, GDP 4T; Stock markets rise: Colombia Today (Bloomberg) – Stock markets rebound as vaccine rollouts and waning virus outbreaks boost stakes around global recovery. European stocks rise and Nikkei 225 index hits 30,000 for the first time since 1990. US markets closed for President’s Day holiday. The Bloomberg Dollar Index is falling and emerging market currencies are trading higher. Oil rises to a 13-month high in New York after cold weather in Texas disrupted flows from the largest patch of shale in the United States. In Colombia, President Iván Duque announced that the first 50,000 vaccines against covid-19 from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer arrive this afternoon from a flight from Belgium. The country aims to vaccinate one million people in the first 30 days after the start of the vaccination process, he said, adding that with this first block, 1,650,000 vaccines are expected in the...
    New York : “El Poderoso” revalidated his title obtained in 2019. Photo: Donaldo Zuluaga / EFE The Deportivo Independiente Medellín (DIM) won 5-4 on penalties at Deportes Tolima after having equaled 1-1 in regular time and became champion of the 2020 Colombia Cup led by Hernán Darío ‘Bolillo’ Gómez, a coach who broke a 30-year personal drought without winning titles. The 65-year-old veteran strategist, who has led the national teams of Colombia, Ecuador and Panama to the World Cup, also achieved the victory just a few weeks after taking office and He revalidated the title that “El Poderoso” got in the 2019 edition. [????????????] ???? We dedicate the triumph to all health workers, to those who lost family and friends at this very screwed-up moment, to those who never lower their arms … ???? The final is lived with @WplayColombia# DIM2021 ????????#Let’s go. pic.twitter.com/GMzpwypRba...
    Bloomberg IMF analyzes country economy; Dollar advances, crude falls: Colombia Today (Bloomberg) – The global rally in equities stalled amid dovish trading at the end of a week where new records were hit. S&P futures down, while most markets in Asia remain closed for the Lunar New Year holiday. 10-year Treasury yields fall less than one basis point, the Bloomberg Dollar index rises and the MSCI emerging markets currency index falls. Oil falls below USD58 per barrel in New York In Colombia, the government announced a plan for the economic reactivation of the country, which includes investments for more than 135 billion pesos ($ 38,298 million) and seeks to generate around 2 million of jobs, according to a statement from the Presidency. The International Monetary Fund will hold a virtual press conference at 3pm to present its conclusions on its most recent review of the country’s economy. And at 10am,...
    The forced recruitmentof children and adolescents continues to be one of the practices most used by illegal groups, even after the signing of the peace accordsAccording to Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez, high councilor for human rights. « Since the 60s the phenomenon appearedThe main recruiters and those who have used the children and adolescents were first the FARC. After the Havana process, the phenomenon continued, according to ICBF records, those who are recruiting today are from the ELN and the dissidents, ”said the official. The national government records show that in the last three years they have recruited just over 280 children across the country. In Antioquiathe highest number is registered with 70 cases, followed by Cauca with 41, Chocó with 33, Norte de Santander with 24, Caquetá with 16, Putumayo with 13, Córdoba with 10, Meta with 6, Amazonas with 3, and Huila, Risaralda and Tolima with 2 cases each. « They...
    The new ones Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra begin to be available in Latin America. These are the three Samsung flagships that were presented at Unpacked 2021. These terminals arrive loaded with news and with many points in common. However, each model targets a specific audience. The design of the new Galaxy S21 family will be new to you. Premieres new lines where the rear part takes much of the prominence. There lives a new module that groups each of the cameras that subtly joins the sides. From the outset, with this feature, these new terminals already differentiate themselves from the rest of the competition. Features of the Samsung Galaxy S21 If we talk about the screen, we must say that both Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus they lost the curvature of previous generations. Samsung has opted for a flat AMOLED screen. However, if you are...
    A 14-year-old girl has been hailed as a hero after she used a machete to fight off two men who were trying to rob her mother's shop - as one of the attackers shot her mom in the chest. Surveillance video shows the moment the gun-wielding robbers entered the store located in Bogotá, Colombia, last Thursday and proceeded to lower the entrance gate. A second video camera positioned behind the store counter shows Alejandra Peréz sitting beside her mother Nidia Buenaventura, who was counting money from the cash register.  Nidia Buenaventura (left) and her daughter, Alejandra Peréz (right), confronted two male individuals who attempted to rob her store last Thursday in Bogotá, Colombia. The 14-year-old girl has been hailed a hero for fending off the suspects with a machete. Buenaventura was struck with a bullet in the chest, but her injuries were considered non life threatening Surveillance camera shows the...
    More On: porn stars Sex star Mia Malkova buys mansion for $4M: ‘It’s a porn castle now’ Porn star banned from Instagram after ‘joking’ about sex with CEO Husband convicted in death of woman who led double life as cam girl Mom of cam-girl wife testifies on behalf of accused killer husband Between July and November 2020, the 40-room Hotel Poblado Boutique Medellin in Colombia underwent a $200,000 transformation — with a team replacing all the floors, redecorating rooms and repainting the walls. That sum also included a big investment in technology, such as professional-grade web cameras — because, due to decreased tourism amid the coronavirus pandemic, this hotel has become home to a camming studio for adult entertainers to broadcast live to their followers. This new use has helped keep the hotel afloat financially, and The Post has learned it’s one of three hotels in the city of...
    EFE videos HRW: The murder of social leaders is “a failure for the Colombian state” Bogotá, Feb 10 (EFE) .- The increase in murders of social leaders puts Colombia “by far” in the first Latin American position for these crimes and represents “a failure for the Colombian State,” denounced Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a report released Wednesday. “Latin America has unfortunately high rates of murdered defenders, activists and social leaders, but the number one in the region is Colombia, by far,” explained the director for the Americas, José Miguel Vivanco, during the presentation of the report “Unprotected leaders and Defenseless Communities: Killings of Human Rights Defenders in Remote Areas of Colombia “. Colombia, along with Iraq and the Philippines, disputes the first place of the most insecure country for defenders, since since November 2016, when peace was signed with the FARC, 421 social leaders have been assassinated, according to...
    Bloomberg Manager BanRep Villar speaks; Global stocks rise: Colombia Today (Bloomberg) – Global stocks advance for the eighth day in a row driven by positive corporate news, improvements in the virus trend and stimulus plans in the US 10-year Treasury yield rises, stable Bloomberg Dollar index awaits Inflation data in the United States and MSCI index of emerging markets currencies strengthens. Oil spreads gains supported by an industry report that shows falling US crude reserves is the latest sign of global supply tightening. In Colombia, Banco de la República CEO Leonardo Villar will speak in an event of the Colombo American Chamber of Commerce from 8 a.m. The fiscal reform project that the Government will send to Congress in the first half of the year will aim to increase revenues by at least 1.5% of gross domestic product per year , the Deputy Minister of Finance, Juan Alberto Londoño, said...
    PUERTO TRIUNFO, Colombia (AP) — Tucked between mountain ranges, the sprawling palace of Pablo Escobar was home to kangaroos, giraffes, elephants and other exotic animals — a private zoo of illegally imported animals that was the greatest ostentation of the feared drug kingpin as he reigned over the cocaine trade in Colombia. Escobar and his Medellin Cartel are long dead, but one of the zoo’s prized specimens is flourishing in the tropical countryside and wetlands in and around the palace-turned-theme park — the hippopotamus. Like the man who introduced them to this country after obtaining them from a U.S. zoo, they are a source of endless controversy. Government attempts to control their reproduction have had no real impact on population growth, with the number of hippos increasing in the last eight years from 35 to somewhere between 65 and 80. A group of scientists is now warning that the hippos...
    By Oliver Griffin BOGOTA (Reuters) - The United Nations Refugee Agency has held initial talks with U.S. President Joe Biden's administration about Central American asylum claimants being processed in their own countries, but it is too early to estimate how many people could benefit from the policy, agency head Filippo Grandi said on Tuesday. The Biden administration has already said it plans to restore a program which allows certain children in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to apply for refugee status in the United States from home. "This is a complex situation," Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, told Reuters in an interview as he wrapped up a visit to Colombia. "It's very early days to come to conclusions or make comments because the work is in progress." Investment in migrants' home countries will be key to strengthening economies and security and diminishing incentives to leave, he said....
    Bloomberg Protection of Venezuelan migrants; Stock markets fall: Colombia Today (Bloomberg) – S&P futures point to negative open after the index closed higher for the sixth consecutive session, fueled by signs that the US government is committed to passing a sizeable aid bill. European stock markets down despite positive corporate results. 10-year Treasury yield falls, Bloomberg Dollar index weakens and MSCI emerging market currency index rises. Oil advances for the seventh day in New York, the longest streak in almost two years, amid continued signs that the global market is adjusting and demand is improving. In Colombia, the sale of the government’s stake in Interconectado Eléctrica SA It is closer than ever after the Ministry of Finance agreed to study the operation exclusively with the state oil company Ecopetrol, leaving aside Grupo Energía Bogotá’s intention to participate in the process. President Iván Duque gave his approval and said that if...
    Millennium Digital Mexico City / 08.02.2021 21:40:35 A 14-year-old Colombian girl confronted a thief with a machete who sought to rob her family’s stationery in the south of the capital Bogotá, where her sister, who is just two years old, was also. The mother of the minors tried to block the entry of the criminals, who went directly to the cash register to steal money; However, the thief hit her with a firearm to stop her from obstructing the entrance of the business and open the gate. Please share yesterday they interned to rob my sister-in-law in the English quarter with this already the second time in less than 4 months. But this time she was wounded by a gunshot to these hp they do not care about the lives of others, please if they see the ZCV01E license plate...
    By Angus Berwick (Reuters) - A year after a Colombian oil tanker captain was murdered by Venezuela's military, his widow says she still cannot claim his pension to support their two sons as the Venezuelan government refuses to authenticate his death certificate. Jaime Herrera, 59, was shot dead on board the tanker in February 2020 by officers tasked with guarding his crew, according to a Reuters investigation published last year that highlighted his death as an example of Venezuela's lawlessness. https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/venezuela-crime-shipping Now, Herrera's widow, Claudia Fortich, says the breakdown of diplomatic relations between Venezuela and Colombia has left her in a desperate limbo without the legal right to access his savings. Venezuela's government has denied requests she sent to obtain the required document, and Colombia's foreign ministry told her in an email that it was "impossible" to help her. "Although nothing will bring back my husband, I feel victimized again...
    RIDGEWOOD, New Jersey -- Coffee lovers rejoice as the aromatic and rich flavors of Rey Sol's Colombian coffee has made its way from South America to Ridgewood, New Jersey.The family-owned cafe, dedicated to the cultivation of coffee since 1966, is serving the fresh and authentic taste of Colombian coffee right from the mountains of their family farm into your cup."We not only wanted to be just a specialty coffee shop. We are the owners of our own farm in Colombia and we import our beans, we roast three times a week, so everything that we do is very fresh," said Rey Sol's Linda Ramirez.Related: New Jersey's ESO pasta is bringing the taste of Italy to your homeThe cafe, which opened in November 2020, offers a variety of classic coffee drinks such as espresso, Americano, cappuccinos, lattes, traditional Colombian bites, and several signature drinks such as their now-viral: S'mores latte.The latte,...
    SCOTTY T is in talks to return to Geordie Shore's new series filmed in Colombia, The Sun can exclusively reveal. The 32-year-old star was axed from the MTV series in 2018 after he was pictured in a cocaine scandal. 6Scotty T could be making a Geordie Shore comebackCredit: Rex Features His exit meant that he narrowly missed out on filming with the cast in Australia, but he could be making up for lost time three years later. In December, The Sun revealed that the next series of Geordie Shore was swapping Newcastle for Colombia to ensure that the gang can still enjoy their wild nights out while the UK remains in lockdown. And it will be even more explosive if Scotty does make a comeback - but TV insiders reveal the show's team in America are worried about him being a "loose cannon". The source told us: "Scotty is in...
    Colombian authorities have arrested a drug trafficker known as the 'Prince of Submarines' who is wanted by a federal court in Florida for helping one of Mexico's most powerful cartels in shipping $540 million worth of cocaine. Oscar Quintero, 33, used submersibles and speedboats to send shipments of cocaine from the Pacific coast departments of Nariño and Cauca to members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel in central America, authorities say. The deadly cartel then moved the massive shipments into Mexico before they were smuggled across southern United States border. Authorities claim he had arranged the shipment of 12 tons of the Type A party drug. During their investigation, Colombian security forces seized seven tons of cocaine worth at least $300 million.  Quintero's arrest in the Valle del Cauca municipality of Darién was revealed by the Colombian National Police late Thursday night.  Quintero's extradition has been requested by the United States...
    BRASILIA (Reuters) - COVID-19 infections are finally decreasing in the United States and Canada after weeks of unrelenting rise, but in Mexico cases and deaths continue to increase, particularly in states that drew tourism in the holiday season, the Pan American Health Organization said on Wednesday. In South America, Colombia reported the highest incidence of cases, followed by Brazil, where the city of Manaus is still seeing exponential increases in both cases and deaths, PAHO director Carissa Etienne said. Three new variants have been detected in 20 countries of the Americas, though their frequency is still limited, she said in a briefing. (Reporting by Anthony Boadle, Editing by Franklin Paul) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: Panama, Argentina, Cuba, Chile, Dominican Republic, United Nations, Nicaragua, Colombia, coronavirus, Mexico, infectious diseases, Canada, Venezuela, Bolivia, Guatemala, Brazil, South America, Costa Rica, World Health Organization, Haiti, diseases, Ecuador, public health, Uruguay, Peru, El Salvador
    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Eleven semi-automatic rifles and 12 magazines of ammunition seized in two Colombian police raids last month were destined for leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas in Venezuela, a high-ranking police source said on Wednesday. Colombia's tax and customs police (POLFA) had on Tuesday heralded the late-January seizure of five Anderson AM-15 rifles of U.S. origin and five magazines of 5.56 caliber ammunition and the capture of two suspects, saying it was investigating whether the final destination was Venezuela. However, a police source familiar with the matter told Reuters that the guns and ammunition were headed across Colombia's porous land border with Venezuela to the ELN. "The information we have as a result of investigations, the seizure of the weapons, and the arrests is that the weapons were destined for guerrillas from the National Liberation Army who are sheltering in Venezuela," the source said. A second police source...
    LEGENDARY Colombia keeper Rene Higuita's daughter has posed naked for photos with only a pair of gloves covering her. Pamela Higuita, who is the child of the former South American shotstopper, undressed for Marca in a shoot which left many social media fans startled. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pamela Higuita (@pamehiguita) The photo was taken in response to her father posing in a similar fashion years ago. Rene Higuita was known to have a flamboyant personality both on and off the field, something he showed off with a nude photoshoot of his own. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pamela Higuita (@pamehiguita) Higuita rose to superstardom at the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy with his unorthodox style. He will be most fondly remembered for the 'Scorpion Kick' which he showed off during a friendly against England at Wembley Stadium in...
    HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam reported 82 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, hours after confirming the first two infections in nearly two months. Seventy-two of the cases came from an electronic company in Hai Duong province, where a 34-year-old female employee tested positive after her colleague was found to carry the virus from Osaka, Japan, several days earlier, the Health Ministry said. It said the woman who was tested in Japan carried the U.K. variant, which could spread faster. The company with over 2,200 workers was closed for disinfection and the provincial authority locked down surrounding communities to curb the outbreak. The ministry said over 3,000 people in the area will be tested. Meanwhile, in neighboring Quang Ninh province, 10 people tested positive after a man working at Van Don International Airport was confirmed to be infected. There has been no report of connection between the two...
    Gonzalo "Gonza" Cardona Molina dedicated his career to protecting the yellow-eared parrot and other species. Gonzalo "Gonza" Cardona Molina A Colombian conservationist who saved a species of parrot from extinction has been killed. Gonzalo "Gonza" Cardona Molina disappeared in early January. Days later he was reported dead.  He was often threatened by the military and armed groups who opposed his work to protect the birds. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Gonzalo Cardona Molina, the conservationist knows as Gonza, was killed by an unknown Colombian gang, the City Paper Bogota reported. Molina, 55, was the coordinator of Reserva Loros Andinos at Fundación ProAves, where he had worked since it was founded in 1998, according to the foundation.  For more than 20 years, Molina dedicated his career to saving the yellow-eared parrot from extinction in Colombia.  He did this by fighting against the hunting of these birds and...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento father says the pandemic stranded him in violent Colombia. It was supposed to be a short vacation in February, but out of money, and no room left on his credit cards, Joshua Baron couldn’t afford to get home. “I missed Father’s Day, I’m going to be missing my daughter’s birthday,” he said. “It really hurts.” Trapped in Colombia since February, Baron arrived for a three-week trip when the pandemic hit – and Colombia sealed its borders. His return ticket on Avianca Airlines was useless. “Nightmare. Nightmare, that would best describe it. A nightmare,” Baron said. Within weeks, he maxed out his two credit cards. then with unpaid bills at home, his credit card companies slashed his limits. When the United States government worked with Spirit Airlines to evacuate Americans in Colombia at cost, Baron said he couldn’t afford the deeply discounted flight. Staying with friends, violence in the...
    With more than 49,000 deaths to date and nearly 2 million cases of Covid-19, Colombia is the second Latin American country hardest hit by the Covid-19 epidemic. Immediate expulsion The Colombia toughens measures against foreigners in the face of a situation deemed worrying in the country. The migration service then warned against foreign nationals who violate the ban on social gatherings imposed by local authorities to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. “Foreigners who will be surprised in clandestine parties, violating the isolation measures (…) will be immediately expelled from the national territory”, is it written in a press release from this service dated Monday, January 18. A clandestine party in Bogotá According to the migration service cited by Le Figaro, the Colombia has just over 1.7 million Venezuelan nationals, 55% of whom are “irregular”. This deportation order has been decided “after the detection of...
    Surveillance video shows the moment a 31-year-old man is executed in broad daylight while sitting at a bakery in Colombia.   The security camera shows the victim, identified as Jhon Tovar, sitting at a sidewalk table while he has a drink Wednesday afternoon in the western Colombian department of Valle del Cauca. The gunman, who appears to be wearing a motorcycle helmet, approaches the 31-year-old victim who appears to be looking at his cellphone. Jhon Tovar (pictured top center the yellow t-shirt) was executed while having a drink at a bakery in Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on Wednesday. The assassin (pictured right in the white t-shirt) fired at least three shots at the 31-year-old before he escaped. No arrests have been announced by Colombian authorities RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Mexican politician ignores COVID-19 restrictions and hosts... Mother assisted Colombia authorities in arresting four...
    Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, pictured in the 1980s, was one of the richest king pins in the world, until his death by police shoot out in 1993 Around 100 hippos descended from four illegally imported into Colombia by the drug lord Pablo Escobar in the 1980s are overrunning Colombia's water-ways and poisoning wildlife with their toxic urine, sparking calls for a cull.    The drug lord and head of the Medellin Cartel was once the seventh richest man in the world worth an estimated $59billion in today's money, controlling over 80% of the cocaine shipped to the US.  With his ill-gotten gains he liked to buy exotic animals for his private zoo, including four hippos that he kept outside his mansion in Doradal, a town outside the city of Medellin. But after the 44-year-old's death by police shoot-out in 1993 four of the animals escaped, establishing the largest hippo herd...
    SICK trolls have allegedly threatened to skin a child eco-friendly activist dubbed Colombia's 'Greta Thunberg' in a series of death tweets. Francisco Vera Manzanares, 11, said he received a death threat on Twitter warning him that if he continues with his environmental activism, he will be "skinned alive and have his fingers cut off." 7Francisco says he was threatened on Twitter by trollsCredit: @franciscoactivistaoficial/Newsflash 7The youngster said that they threatened to cut off his fingers and skin him aliveCredit: @franciscoactivistaoficial/Newsflash The sickening abuse was aimed at the youngster after he posted a video a few days ago on the social media site, asking the Colombian government to guarantee internet access across the country for school classes to continue throughout the pandemic. His request seemed to infuriate some users who expressed acts of violence towards the youngster. One of the messages, allegedly written by Twitter user, 'BelboCodazzi' reportedly said: "I can't...
    A woman whose daughter was kidnapped and murdered in Colombia disguised herself as a homeless person to help authorities find the alleged killers of her oldest child. Nathalie Amaya revealed she changed her appearance in order to blend in with the other homeless people who were living in an abandoned building in the Bogotá neighborhood of San Bernardo and find the suspects who killed her daughter, 15-year-old Lynda Michelle Amaya, in December. The Colombian Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday morning the arrest of three men and a woman tied to a local gang known for terrorizing the neighborhood. It wasn't clear in information released by Colombian law enforcement why the girl might have been targeted, or if her killing was random.  The distraught mother, who has three other children, - a four-year-old boy and 13-year old twin boys - helped the Bogotá Metropolitan Police and Colombian intelligence agents by volunteering...
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A French citizen wanted in his home country in connection with a homicide has been arrested in Colombia, authorities in the South American nation announced Thursday. The man was identified as Tarek M‘Naouar. He was the subject of an Interpol red notice for a homicide in Pantin, France. M‘Naouar was taken into custody at the bus terminal in Colombia’s capital, Bogota, where he had arrived from Cartagena, a port city on the country’s Caribbean coast, according to the Colombian Prosecutor’s Office. His capture was the result of a joint investigation between Colombian authorities and the United States Marshals Service, an arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. Authorities said M ‘Naouar was carrying a potentially false ID belonging to a person from Tunisia. They said he entered Colombia in 2018 but did not explain how he managed to do so. M‘Naouar was sentenced to 30...
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    Breonna Taylor shooting: Louisville Police Department fires two detectives involved in raid Demi Lovato, Common and More Celebs React After No Charges Filed in Jacob Blake Shooting Colombia Is Said to Review Plans to Divest Its Stake in ISA (Bloomberg) -- Colombia’s government is reviewing plans to sell a stake in Interconexion Electrica SA that is attracting interest from publicly owned companies, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. Load Error Grupo Energia Bogota is among companies considering a bid for the stake in the transmission company, while Ecopetrol SA and Empresas Publicas de Medellin could also look at the asset, one of the people said, asking not to be named discussing private matters. The government owns a majority 51.4% stake in ISA, which at current market prices could fetch $4.2 billion. President Ivan Duque’s administration has identified divestments as a potential source of income to...
    By Luis Jaime Acosta BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian illegal armed groups lost roughly 5,120 members in 2020 as the country's armed forces continued operations amidst the coronavirus pandemic to weaken them and stop them from growing in size and territory, said General Luis Fernando Navarro. The figure includes combat deaths, captures, and desertions affecting the National Liberation Army (ELN), dissidents of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) who rejected a 2016 peace deal, and other armed groups including Clan del Golfo, Los Caparros, and Los Pelusos, Navarro said. All five armed groups are linked to drug trafficking and illegal mining, he added. "The remnants (FARC dissidents) have lost some 1,100 men. The ELN lost more than 700 men due to legitimate state action in targeted strikes," Navarro, commander of Colombia's armed forces, told Reuters in an interview. Colombia's military is authorized to bomb the groups, which hold strategic...
    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia has set its sights on destroying 130,000 hectares (321,237 acres) of coca - the chief ingredient in cocaine - in 2021, matching eradication levels last year, President Ivan Duque said on Monday. The South American country faces pressure from the United States, the main destination for cocaine, to counter coca cultivation. The area covered by coca crops soared to 212,000 hectares in 2019, with a potential production output of 879 tonnes a year, according to the U.S. government. "In 2020 we also seized more than 500 tonnes of cocaine hydrochloride, another objective we are keeping for 2021. The fight against drugs will continue to be a key focus and will continue to combine all the available tools," Duque said at the end of a security meeting in the Caribbean city of Cartagena. In 2019 Colombia's police and armed forces destroyed 100,000 hectares of coca and seized...
    (CBS4) – A child abuse report in Colorado led law enforcement officers to a 23-year-old woman in another country. The investigation started on Dec. 13 in El Jebel when a man told the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office that Morgan Abrums was sending him pictures of an infant he was related to being abused. Morgan Abrums (credit: Eagle County) The sheriff’s office worked with the FBI, U.S. Marshals and the Embassy of Colombia to track the woman down in Bogota, Colombia. It was initially thought that she might be in one of several different places in the U.S. She was arrested and was taken on a warrant to the United States where she faces a domestic violence harassment charge and may face other charges. The child was taken into custody for safekeeping. Anyone with information about the case that might help police with their continuing investigation is asked to call Eagle...
    A police officer has been arrested in connection to the deadly mugging of a retired army general in Colombia. Authorities in the capital of Bogotá apprehended Harrison González during the middle of his patrol shift on Friday in the community of Cerro El Cable. Surveillance video made public by Colombia's Attorney General reveals the moment González fired fired several shots at Miller Cortés, 58, on December 10 in the Bogotá town of Envigatá. Still image from a surveillance camera in Bogotá, Colombia, shows the moment Harrison González escapes with a getaway driver after he shot dead former army general Miller Cortés, who died at a local hospital, December 10  Police officer Harrison González (pictured) was arrested by authorities in Bogotá, Colombia, on Friday for his role in the murder of retired military general Miller Cortés on December 10 Miller Cortés (pictured) in his vehicle when he was...
    An Instagram model, dubbed the Mexican Kim Kardashian, is reported to have died at the age of 29 after a botched butt-lift surgery in Colombia.  Joselyn Cano from Newport Beach, California, is claimed to have died on December 7 and a livestream of what is believed to be her funeral was shared on Youtube this week. Influencer Lira Mercer broke the news of the model's death on Twitter yesterday, writing: 'Omg Joselyn Cano died in Colombia getting surgery. That’s wild.' Cano's death is yet to be confirmed by her family but people have been taking to social media to share their condolences.   Joselyn Cano is reported to have died after a botched Brazilian butt-lift procedure in Colombia on December 7. Pictured: The model's last Instagram post on December 7 The death of the 29 year old model (pictured) from Newport Beach, California, was shared on social media by fellow...
    HBO 'Insecure' actor Kendrick Sampson is seen on video being punched by a police officer who then placed him under arrest in Colombia. Sampson shared on his Instagram account footage of the video recorded by a bystander in Cartagena that shows the cop addressing the actor in front of a building before he punched him in the face Tuesday. The Black Lives Matter activist stumbled, the cop then removed his service weapon from the holster and cocked it before he placed it back inside while a second police officer stood next to him as another individual looked on. HBO 'Insecure' actor Kendrick Sampson (pictured in the hat and face mask) is addressed by a police officer in Cartagena, Colombia, before he was punched and arrested on Tuesday A police officer in Cartagena, Colombia, cocks his service weapon while confronting HBO 'Insecure' star actor Kendrick Sampson Kendrick Sampson...
    A woman who sparked outcry by decapitating an owl in a social media video has been shot dead in a drive-by shooing in Colombia. Mileydis Aldana, 21, was assassinated by a motorcycle rider outside her home in the town of Corozal in Sucre state on Sunday afternoon.  It comes six months after Aldana was dubbed the 'Owl Killer' for beheading a live barn owl in a sick video she posted online. The woman then posed with the dead bird, brandishing its head in one hand and holding its headless carcass in the other.  Mileydis Aldana, 21, posing with the owl after she cut its head off (left) and brandishing a knife while holding a bottle of booze  Aldana holding the owl's body and its head (left and right) On Sunday, two men on a motorbike appeared outside her home in the Luis Carlos Galán neighbourhood at around...
    ANOTHER monolith has cropped up in Colombia, but unlike the others appearing around the world, this one is gold. The latest addition to the family of mysterious monoliths has some people claiming it is the "master monolith" which controls the others. 6The "master monolith" appeared on a field in Chia, Colombia 6It is the ninth monolith spotted around the world but the first gold one It was spotted in Chia, in the Colombian department of Cudinamarca on Saturday. It's the ninth of a series of unexplained structures to appear around the world, but this is the first gold one to appear. The monolith mystery began after a silver structure was discovered in Red Rock Desert in Utah, US on November 18.. Wildlife Resource officers stumbled upon the 12-foot tall metal pillar, similar to a scene "straight out of 2001: A Space Oddessey", when counting sheep in the area. 6The...
    A gold monolith has appeared in rural Colombia prompting locals to ask if it is the 'monolith that controls them all' after similar silver structures have popped up around the world. After the first mysterious monolith appeared in the desert in the US state of Utah at the end of November, others soon popped up in California, Romania, and the Isle of Wight. The four monoliths were all metal and silver in colour, however the fifth structure that has appeared in Colombia is golden - leaving locals wondering if it could be the 'master monolith'. The monolith was found in the municipality of Chia in the Colombian department of Cundinamarca over the weekend while another monolith was discovered at Compton Beach in the Isle of Wight. A gold monolith has appeared in rural Colombia prompting residents to ask if it is the 'monolith that controls them all' after several...
    By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States' anti-drug policy in Latin America needs to change if Washington is to effectively combat a problem worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, a U.S. congressional commission will say in a bipartisan report coming out this week. The 117-page report urges "smarter" interagency policies led by the U.S. State Department to reduce the supply of dangerous drugs. It also calls on authorities to combat money laundering by blocking the flow of illicit funds using cryptocurrencies and complex cross-border financial transactions. It is the result of 18 months of research into the "war on drugs" that has cost billions of U.S. taxpayers' dollars without ending high rates of violence and corruption in much of the western hemisphere. "An increasingly complex threat requires a more agile, adaptive long-term strategy," the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission said in the report, seen by Reuters ahead of its...
    BOGOTÁ – New evidence indicates that most of the 24 inmates killed during a riot at a prison in Colombia’s capital earlier this year for fear that overcrowding and unsanitary conditions would fuel a coronavirus outbreak were intentionally shot, according to a report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch. Autopsies commissioned by independent forensic experts shed light on one of the deadliest prison riots in the country’s recent history, the human rights group added. The Group of Independent Forensic Experts and the International Council for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture concluded that none of the dead were shot in a way that indicates that the shooter only wanted to hurt them. “Most of the gunshot wounds described in the autopsy reports are consistent with having been produced with the objective of killing,” said the experts. The report does not determine who fired the shots...
    Shocking video footage shows a mom being shot to death in Colombia in front of her two young children. The clip shared by The Sun shows a gunman in a white top and red cap running up to María Cristina Calle as she walked with two children in Cali — shooting her as she backed away with her hands up. One of the young children initially ran toward where the killer fled, while the other appeared to remain in place in shock, the footage from surveillance cameras shows. The 46-year-old mom was hit twice in Saturday’s attack — in the chest and head — and died almost instantly, officials told Canal 44. Cali Mayor Jorge Ivan Ospina denounced the “cowardly” killer. “Everything suggests that it was her ex-boyfriend so it is a new case of femicide,” he tweeted. “Why don’t early warning systems work for domestic abuse, harassment, and...
    BOGOTÁ – New evidence indicates that most of the 24 inmates killed during a riot at a prison in Colombia’s capital earlier this year for fear that overcrowding and unsanitary conditions would fuel a coronavirus outbreak were intentionally shot, according to a report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch. Autopsies commissioned by independent forensic experts shed light on one of the deadliest prison riots in the country’s recent history, the human rights group added. The Group of Independent Forensic Experts and the International Council for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture concluded that none of the dead were shot in a way that indicates that the shooter only wanted to hurt them. “Most of the gunshot wounds described in the autopsy reports are consistent with having been produced with the objective of killing,” said the experts. The report does not determine who fired the shots...
    The United States is providing $17 million in humanitarian aid to help relief efforts in Central America and Colombia in the wake of hurricanes Iota and Eta. Last week, Iota hammered areas that had been recently battered by Eta.  Both were Category 4 storms. “Our prayers are with the people of Central America and Colombia suffering from the impacts of Hurricanes Iota and Eta. The people of the U.S. are behind you,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted Saturday. “We are mobilizing U.S. military rescue craft and $17 million in humanitarian aid to assist and help save lives.” The Defense Department also tweeted a video of Air Force personnel packing pallets containing 90,000 pounds of food onto a C-17 Globemaster III to help the relief effort in Honduras IOTA DEATH TOLL IN NICARAGUA RISES AS RESCUERS SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS Iota made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on Nicaragua’s northeastern coast late Monday, hitting almost exactly the same stretch...
    Country crooner Jessie James Decker thrilled her 3.3 million Instagram followers with her most recent share, a shot taken while she was on vacation in Colombia. She referenced her adventures abroad in the caption, and also revealed her love of coffee, explaining the setting of the image a bit. Jessie sat at a worn wooden table with a few plates in front of her, as well as a vibrant circular placemat. She had a blush pink clutch bag resting atop the table as well, but the focal point of the shot was her natural beauty. Jessie showcased her flawless figure in what appeared to be a black top with a low-cut neckline. The garment revealed a tantalizing amount of cleavage, and also left her sculpted arms and shoulders bare. A knotted embellishment drew even more attention to her chest, and thick straps extended over her shoulders. The fabric clung to...
    The country star's curves got everyone's attention. Jessie James Decker had all eyes on her this week as she walked the streets of Colombia. In a video shared to Instagram on November 20, the country singer and reality star literally had heads turning as she flaunted her pert booty in tight pants. The “Roots And Wings” hitmaker and mom of three was filmed from behind. She rocked a skintight white tank top with a low back that revealed her toned shoulders and was tucked into her bottoms to highlight her slim waist. She showed off her curves in clay-colored high-waisted pants cropped at the mid-calf with block heeled sandals. Jessie had her highlighted hair in a messy bun and accessorized with large hoop earrings and a bangle while carrying a small structured bag. The star showed her 3.3 million followers what happened as she walked past a group of men...
    SAO PAULO (AP) — Ecuador, the surprise of the South American World Cup qualifying campaign, routed Colombia 6-1 on Tuesday. The Ecuadorians have nine points after four matches and awaited the outcome of Brazil vs. Uruguay and Argentina vs. Peru later Tuesday. Brazil had nine points from three games, and Argentina had seven from three matches. The top four teams will automatically qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The fifth-place team will go into an inter-continental playoff. Ecuador opened the scoring in the seventh minute when Robert Arboleda shot from close range. Two minutes later, they doubled their lead when Colombia’s high defensive line was caught off guard and let Ángel Mena calmly finish in front of goalkeeper Camilo Vargas. As Colombia tried to recover, Ecuador added a third when Michael Estrada just pushed the ball to the back of the net after a low cross from the...
    POPAYÁN, Colombia—There was still one day to go before Halloween when the latest horror show started here in a troubled province called Cauca. Just before dawn on Oct. 30, six men wearing balaclavas and carrying assault rifles turned their motorcycles down the long dirt path that led to the homestead of community president Álvaro Narváez. The men surrounded the house on the outskirts of the small village called Vado and opened fire without warning. Narváez’s daughter and sister were killed outright. His son-in-law made it out the back door, but he didn’t get far, as the young man’s bullet-riddled corpse was found just a hundred yards away. Narváez’s 7-year-old grandson, whom we’ll call Camilo, survived by using the old horror movie trope of hiding in a cupboard. It was a trick he’d had to use before. On April 29, exactly six months before, the Narváez family home had been the...
    Entertainment : BARRANQUILLA, Colombia (AP) – Colombian national team coach Carlos Queiroz harshly criticized Argentine referee Fernando Rapallini on Sunday and said he did not score a penalty for Colombia in a 3-0 loss to Uruguay on matchday three. of the South American qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The performance of the Colombian team in Barranquilla on Friday generated a wave of criticism against Queiroz and the soccer players. Rapallini pointed to a penalty in favor of Uruguay in the 53rd minute, which Luis Suárez converted, while, according to Queiroz, he missed a maximum penalty received by Luis Díaz. “It is the first time that I speak of arbitration and I know that I am going to open the door to perverse comments, which is an excuse, but I have to be very clear: We do not understand how it is possible...
    Sport is life, they say. And he knows a lot about wanting to live Daniella Alvarez, a television presenter and model who had part of her left leg amputated a few months ago and now takes refuge in sports to continue living and being happy. The former Miss Colombia 2011-2012 underwent surgery in the summer to amputate her left foot due to ischemia. “I will have my last operation where they will have to remove my left foot, they will also have to take a bit of my leg in order to have a more prosperous life, because I could have a foot but it would not be a functional foot,” she said at the time On Instagram. But the fact of losing part of that limb does not prevent Daniella Álvarez from playing sports, far from it. Is coming back to learn to ride a...
    Qatar 2022 South American World Cup Qualifiers Surez, Cavani and Nez scored Uruguay, a small country accustomed to making history, brought up all the charra claw after the disappointing loss to Ecuador. On the day he not only achieved his first victory in Barranquilla, the ‘Celeste’ also gave Colombia its worst defeat (0-3) in coffee territory in 82 years. You want to see a clash with James, Surez or Cavani present. The initial plan worked for the two-time world champion. High pressure and a lot of rhythm. Yerry Mina err at the start and Nndez bit to recover and leave a Cavani who did not forgive. They call him ‘Matador’ for something. Uruguay successfully executed the board, while Colombia needed a turn of the steering wheel to react. Queiroz was also hired to make decisions like this. After half an hour, Wilmar Barrios left...
    SAO PAULO (AP) — Uruguay thrashed Colombia 3-0 in a South American World Cup qualifier marked by goals from its 33-year-old strikers Edinson Cavani and Luis Suárez on Friday. Darwin Nuñez added the third in Barranquilla. Uruguay, fourth in the standings after three matches, will on Tuesday face Brazil. Brazil was playing Venezuela late Friday for the lead in the 10-team pack. Colombia remained in sixth place. It next plays Ecuador in Quito. Uruguay was without key players including goalkeeper Martín Silva, defender Sebastián Coates, midfielder Federico Valverde, and striker Maxi Gómez. But a mistake by Colombia defender Yerry Mina in the fifth minute gave Uruguay the lead. Mina lost the ball near his penalty box, Nahitan Nández pounced, and Cavani hit gently from close range, giving no chance to goalkeeper David Ospina. Colombia missed a chance when Duván Zapata’s header hit the right post. Uruguay came...
    PILGRIMS are flooding to pray for protection from Covid-19 at the foot of a water stain they believe is a representation of the Virgin Mary. The "miracle" mark was first spotted on the wall of a car park outside a bakers in Bogota, Colombia, by a security guard doing his rounds. 4The 'miracle' water stain appeared on the wall of a car park outside a bakersCredit: Newsflash 4Some Catholics believe the mark is a representation of the Virgin MaryCredit: @vivi.citta/Real Press It has now been transformed into a makeshift shrine - complete with flowers and candles - by locals desperate for help during the pandemic. Bakery worker Lorena told the newspaper Noticentro: “Every day, between 50 and 60 people come here. "Before buying something they visit the spot and pray, and somehow it is really important for them and us.” She added that they believe it is a “miraculous...
    No surfer ever had a wilder ride. A member of the U.S. Coast Guard, in full combat gear, is hammering furiously on the hatch of a semi-submerged small submarine, clinging desperately to its stubby conning tower as it surges at top speed through the Pacific off the coast of Colombia. The brave American seaman has already risked his life jumping on to the sub from a high-speed pursuit boat. One slip could be fatal as waves crash over the the fibreglass deck of the violently pitching vessel. Its crew, peering furtively through the narrow cabin windows, have ignored demands to stop and, given the preciousness of their cargo, are making a run for it. However, with boats shadowing them on either side, they clearly realise that resistance is futile. As other members of the Coast Guard train their guns on the hatch, it opens and hands appear, raised in surrender....
    Rapper Lil Pump attended President Donald Trump’s rally in Miami on Sunday, just days after he publicly endorsed the president’s bid for re-election. Lil Pump, 20, appears to have posted a video of himself at Sunday’s rally to his Instagram Stories account. The video shows the rapper and Miami native standing near the front of the audience, close to the stage, wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. Watch below: Star rapper Lil Pump was front and center Sunday night at Donald Trumps rally in Florida. Pump has become one of Trumps most vocal supporters, and infamously said "F**k Sleepy Joe" a few days ago. pic.twitter.com/RUXI2VDwMt — David Hookstead (@dhookstead) November 2, 2020 Other photos from the rally have emerged showing Lil Pump at the rally in Miami, accompanied by @lilpump pic.twitter.com/4hF2alOQ6V — Chris Jenkins (@CJenks313) November 2, 2020 The rapper has also said that he will move to Colombia...
    By Luis Jaime Acosta BOGOTA (Reuters) - Hundreds of demobilized former members of the FARC rebel group marched in Colombia's capital Bogota on Sunday to demand more security, implementation of a 2016 peace deal, and an end to the killings of former combatants. Waving both white and Colombian flags, former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) arrived in Bogota as part of the 'pilgrimage for life and peace.' The killings of 236 former members of the demobilized FARC since the signing of the 2016 peace deal has been a major hurdle for implementation of the agreement that ended the group's role in more than five decades of conflict which has left 260,000 dead and millions displaced. The United Nations has expressed concern over killings of former FARC in the wake of the peace deal, which allowed some 13,000 members of the leftist rebel group to demobilize. "We...
    By JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — “Don’t WORRY!,” reads the cryptic note scribbled on a scrap of perforated paper smuggled out of a dank, basement cellblock. “Han Solo always wins!” The weeks-old message is all the family of Matthew Heath has to pin its hopes on since the former U.S. Marine corporal was arrested at a roadblock in Venezuela almost two months ago and accused by President Nicolás Maduro of being a terrorist and spying for Donald Trump. But other than the brief mention by Maduro, the American’s plight has largely gone unnoticed. Nobody in the family or Trump administration has spoken to Heath. Nor has the Maduro government — never shy about taking a swipe at the U.S. — shared a video of the former intelligence contractor as it did when it nabbed two former Green Berets tied to a failed beach raid in May to...
    MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — “Don’t WORRY!,” reads the cryptic note scribbled on a scrap of perforated paper smuggled out of a dank, basement cellblock. “Han Solo always wins!” The weeks-old message is all the family of Matthew Heath has to pin its hopes on since the former U.S. Marine corporal was arrested at a roadblock in Venezuela almost two months ago and accused by President Nicolás Maduro of being a terrorist and spying for Donald Trump. But other than the brief mention by Maduro, the American’s plight has largely gone unnoticed. Nobody in the family or Trump administration has spoken to Heath. Nor has the Maduro government — never shy about taking a swipe at the U.S. — shared a video of the former intelligence contractor as it did when it nabbed two former Green Berets tied to a failed beach raid in May to overthrow him. Now, for the...
    MEDELLIN – “Don’t WORRY!,” reads the cryptic note scribbled on a scrap of perforated paper smuggled out of a dank, basement cellblock. “Han Solo always wins!” The weeks-old message is all the family of Matthew Heath has to pin its hopes on since the former U.S. Marine corporal was arrested at a roadblock in Venezuela almost two months ago and accused by President Nicolás Maduro of being a terrorist and spying for Donald Trump. But other than the brief mention by Maduro, the American’s plight has largely gone unnoticed. Nobody in the family or Trump administration has spoken to Heath. Nor has the Maduro government — never shy about taking a swipe at the U.S. — shared a video of the former intelligence contractor as it did when it nabbed two former Green Berets tied to a failed beach raid in May to overthrow him. Now, for the...
    Hunter Biden's business group highlighted former Vice President Joe Biden's influence in Colombia in 2017 when seeking a $10 million deal with a Chinese energy firm that sought oil investments in the South American country, the Daily Caller reported Tuesday. The news appears to further corroborate claims made last week by former Hunter Biden business associate, Tony Bobulinski, who alleged that the Biden family "aggressively leveraged" their family name to make millions of dollars from foreign entities, including from communist China.What are the details?Included in a 42-page investment proposal sent from Hunter Biden's group, EEIG, to the Chinese firm, CEFC China Energy, is a picture of Joe Biden shaking Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' hand with a blurb about the United States' newfound "pragmatic" relationship with Colombia under the Obama administration. "The relationship between Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and Joe Biden has been a strong one throughout the...
            by Chuck Ross  In 2017, Hunter Biden and a group of business partners seeking a $10 million investment deal with a Chinese energy firm touted Joe Biden’s friendly relations with Colombia’s president in their sales proposal, which suggested a series of oil investments in the South American country, according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Hunter Biden and four other businessmen, including his uncle James Biden, highlighted the former vice president’s positive relationship with Juan Manuel Santos in a May 15, 2017 investment outline for CETC China Energy, a Chinese energy conglomerate. The Biden consortium, which would be called SinoHawk, sought a $10 million seed investment from CETC China Energy, with a goal of eventually securing billions of dollars in investments in the U.S. and around the world. The report is part of a trove of records held by Tony Bobulinski, a California-based businessman...
    Joe Biden’s relationship with Colombia’s president is highlighted in an investment proposal that Hunter Biden and a group of business partners made in an investment pitch to a Chinese energy company in 2017.  Hunter Biden and his partners sought a $10 million seed investment from CEFC China Energy, a company whose chairman had close ties to the People’s Liberation Army.  The Biden consortium’s 42-page investment outline from May 15, 2017 features Joe Biden shaking hands with Colombia’s president, and proposes investments in a Colombian oil field and a pipeline from Venezuela.  In 2017, Hunter Biden and a group of business partners seeking a $10 million investment deal with a Chinese energy firm touted Joe Biden’s friendly relations with Colombia’s president in their sales proposal, which suggested a series of oil investments in the South American country, according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Hunter Biden...
    (CNN)The United States and Colombia are close friends, and close friends speak honestly. That's why, as US elected representatives, we have a very clear message for our Colombian counterparts: Show us the respect of staying out of our elections. Rep. Gregory MeeksRep. Ruben Gallego In recent weeks, we have noticed a deeply troubling trend: Several Colombian politicians are publicly choosing sides in the US election. Politicians such as Senator María Fernanda Cabal, Senator Carlos Felipe Mejía, and Congressman Juan David Vélez -- a dual US-Colombian citizen, whom we could more reasonably expect to participate in American democracy -- have taken to social media, and one has taken to the press to take sides in America's upcoming presidential vote. Some have even repeated the fabrication that Vice President Joe Biden is a communist or a radical socialist. Earlier, Senator Gustavo Petro also weighed in, expressing a preference for Biden on...
    BOGOTA – Thousands of union members, teachers, students and indigenous people participated in a national strike in Colombia on Wednesday to protest the social and economic policies of President Ivan Duque, the killing of human rights activists and police violence. The marches are the latest in a sporadic series of protests which began late last year, including September demonstrations against police brutality that led to 13 deaths. The government warned protesters of increased risk of coronavirus infections. Colombia, which was under lockdown for more than five months, is set to top one million confirmed infections this weekend. Protesters are demanding a variety of government concessions, including guaranteed income for those who lost jobs in the pandemic, more funding for health and education and steps to stop gender-based violence. “We’re asking for no more massacres against our indigenous leaders,” said Harold Arias, 32, who was among thousands of indigenous people...
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Protesters filled a historic square in Colombia’s capital Wednesday to demonstrate against the government’s handling of a wide range of issues including the economic fallout of the pandemic and implementation of the peace accord. Indigenous leaders, students and union members gathered at the Plaza Bolivar waving flags and banners decrying the government nearly one year after massive protests rocked the country only to fizzle with little to show by way of reform. The COVID-19 pandemic had largely put a halt to demonstrations this year, but organizers were hoping to renew momentum after the government lifted six months of strict quarantine measures aimed at containing the virus. “There are lot of people going to sleep hungry and waking up hungry,” union organizer Julio Roberto Gómez told Colombia’s BLU Radio. Colombia is on track to reach 1 million confirmed virus cases this week and is one of the...
    BOGOTA – Protesters filled a historic square in Colombia’s capital Wednesday to demonstrate against the government’s handling of a wide range of issues including the economic fallout of the pandemic and implementation of the peace accord. Indigenous leaders, students and union members gathered at the Plaza Bolivar waving flags and banners decrying the government nearly one year after massive protests rocked the country only to fizzle with little to show by way of reform. The COVID-19 pandemic had largely put a halt to demonstrations this year, but organizers were hoping to renew momentum after the government lifted six months of strict quarantine measures aimed at containing the virus. “There are lot of people going to sleep hungry and waking up hungry,” union organizer Julio Roberto Gómez told Colombia’s BLU Radio. Colombia is on track to reach 1 million confirmed virus cases this week and is one of the hardest hit...
    By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Colombia called Wednesday for improved protection for former combatants who continue to be killed “in alarming numbers,” and he complained of rising violence and massacres by other groups that have cropped up since the 2016 peace accord. Carlos Ruiz Massieu told the U.N. Security Council that efforts must also be stepped up to fight impunity for these crimes, “including by bringing intellectual authors to justice.” “Priority should be given to staffing and resources for the National Protection Unit to clear the backlog of pending requests for protection for former combatants,” he said. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ latest report to the council, circulated last week, said the U.N. political mission in Colombia verified 19 killings of former combatants from the country’s main rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in the three-month period ending Sept. 25....
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Colombia called Wednesday for improved protection for former combatants who continue to be killed “in alarming numbers,” and he complained of rising violence and massacres by other groups that have cropped up since the 2016 peace accord. Carlos Ruiz Massieu told the U.N. Security Council that efforts must also be stepped up to fight impunity for these crimes, “including by bringing intellectual authors to justice.” “Priority should be given to staffing and resources for the National Protection Unit to clear the backlog of pending requests for protection for former combatants,” he said. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ latest report to the council, circulated last week, said the U.N. political mission in Colombia verified 19 killings of former combatants from the country’s main rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in the three-month period ending Sept. 25. The latest victims included one of...
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