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COVID-19 vaccine access, not acceptance, key issue in Americas -PAHO

Jun 16 2021

BOGOTA (Reuters) -The primary issue with lagging COVID-19 vaccinations in the Americas is access to doses, not acceptance of vaccine safety or efficacy, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday, urging donor countries to send shots as soon as possible.

COVID-19 vaccine access, not acceptance, key issue in Americas-PAHO

Jun 16 2021

BOGOTA, June 16 The primary issue with COVID-19 vaccination in the Americas is access to doses, not acceptance of vaccine efficacy, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday, urging donor countries to send shots as soon as possible.

Colombia ex-president asks forgiveness for army's extrajudicial killings

Jun 11 2021

BOGOTA In public testimony to Colombia's truth commission on Friday, former President Juan Manuel Santos asked for forgiveness for extrajudicial killings of thousands of people committed by the country's armed forces partly during his time as defense minister.

If COVID-19 trends continue, it could be years before virus is controlled: PAHO

Jun 09 2021

BOGOTA If the spread of COVID-19 continues at current rates it will be years before the virus is controlled in the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday, as it called for countries to share excess vaccine doses.

Rights panel begins Colombia visit into possible abuses during protests

Jun 07 2021

BOGOTA Representatives from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) met with Colombian officials on Monday ahead of a three-day visit to gather information about possible rights abuses during nearly six weeks of anti-government protests.

Colombia president announces policing changes as protest leaders call off talks

Jun 06 2021

BOGOTA (Reuters) -Colombia's government will ask congress to approve better human rights training for police and increase oversight of officers, President Ivan Duque said on Sunday, amid accusations of police brutality during recent anti-government protests.

Colombia government, strike committee reach 'pre-agreement' in protest talks

May 24 2021

BOGOTA (Reuters) -Colombia's government and national strike committee, made up of major unions and student groups, reached "pre-agreements" on Monday which the government said it hopes will lead to talks to end almost a month of widespread protests. | Video

Colombia bars travelers from India over coronavirus variant

May 21 2021

BOGOTA Colombia has barred non-resident arrivals from India through the end of June in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 variant B.1.617, the health ministry said on Friday.

Colombia bars travelers from India over coronavirus variant

May 21 2021

BOGOTA Colombia has barred non-resident arrivals from India through the end of June in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 variant B.1.617, the health ministry said on Friday.

Ex-FARC leader Jesus Santrich killed in Venezuela, dissident group says

May 19 2021

BOGOTA (Reuters) -Jesus Santrich, one of the most prominent leaders of a group of Colombia's former FARC rebels who reject a 2016 peace accord, has been killed in Venezuela in an operation by Colombia's military, former FARC dissidents said late on Tuesday. | Video

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