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Carlos Vargas

Colombia's Duque must get reforms through Congress to safeguard economic recovery

Aug 07 2019

BOGOTA President Ivan Duque must push pension and energy reforms through a hostile and polarized congress over the next year if Colombia's slow and uncertain economic recovery is to take root, analysts and lawmakers said.

Colombia to divest stakes in companies with low profits, official says

Jul 10 2019

BOGOTA The government of Colombian President Ivan Duque has started a plan sell off public stakes in low-profit companies, expecting to generate more than $1.9 billion a year for more lucrative investments, a finance ministry official told Reuters.

Number of Venezuelan migrants could double to eight million: OAS

Jun 28 2019

BOGOTA Some 5,000 Venezuelans leave their country each day, the Organization of American States (OAS) said in a report on Friday, and the number of migrants from the oil-producing country could double to 8 million by the end of 2020.

Colombian Duque's bid to change peace deal rattles sabers, but war unlikely

Mar 17 2019

BOGOTA President Ivan Duque's call for changes to key peace legislation has prompted former rebels to warn he has put Colombia on the path to war, but with his government on a weak footing in Congress, major revisions that could reignite conflict seem unlikely.

Colombian Duque's Venezuela stance avoids him lame duck status, for now

Feb 26 2019

BOGOTA Colombian President Ivan Duque's tough stance on the crisis in neighboring Venezuela has helped boost his ratings from record lows, but sustaining his popularity and pushing through key legislation may prove elusive.

Ex-city police chief claims role in Venezuela drone attack

Aug 08 2018

BOGOTA/CARACAS A former Venezuelan municipal police chief and anti-government activist says he helped organize an operation to launch armed drones over a military rally on Saturday that President Nicolas Maduro has called an assassination attempt. | Video

Former city police chief claims role in Venezuela drone attack

Aug 07 2018

BOGOTA/CARACAS, Aug 7 A former Venezuelan municipal police chief and anti-government activist says he helped organize an operation to launch armed drones over a military rally on Saturday that President Nicolas Maduro has called an assassination attempt.

Soccer: Colombia fall short of 2014 heights in painful exit

Jul 04 2018

NIZNHY NOVGOROD, Russia, BOGOTA, Colombia Colombia can count themselves unfortunate to exit the World Cup after a shootout defeat to England, but in truth they were never able to recreate the swagger of their pioneering 2014 side.

Tears of joy as rebels sign ceasefire with Colombian government

Jun 23 2016

HAVANA/BOGOTA Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels signed a historic ceasefire deal on Thursday that brought them tantalizingly close to ending the longest running conflict in the Americas. | Video

Colombia confirms two microcephaly cases linked to Zika virus

Apr 14 2016

BOGOTA Two cases of microcephaly linked to the Zika virus have been confirmed in Colombia, but there has been no explosion of cases of the birth defect, the health ministry said on Thursday.

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