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Colombia's private crude producers cautiously optimistic about Duque

Nov 16 2018

BOGOTA Private oil producers in Colombia said on Friday they are optimistic about promises by President Ivan Duque to improve security and bolster the sector.

Colombia to probe deaths of Odebrecht whistleblower, son

Nov 14 2018

BOGOTA Colombia's attorney general has launched a criminal investigation into the deaths of a whistleblower and his son at the center of a corruption probe involving Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, it said late on Tuesday.

Spain's Sanchez offers Colombia help to reach peace with ELN rebels

Aug 30 2018

BOGOTA Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, on his first tour of Latin America since taking office in June, on Thursday offered any necessary support to push forward a peace deal between Colombia and ELN rebels.

Colombian anti-corruption referendum fails to meet quorum

Aug 26 2018

BOGOTA A referendum vote on seven anti-corruption measures failed to meet quorum in Colombia on Sunday, nullifying the results even though each of the measures, including a reduction in lawmakers' salaries and term limits for public posts, got at least 99 percent support.

Colombians vote on anti-corruption measures in Sunday referendum

Aug 26 2018

BOGOTA Colombians are voting on seven anti-corruption measures in a referendum on Sunday, including a reduction in lawmakers' salaries and term limits for public posts, as graft scandals continue to spark outrage.

U.S. to give Colombia $9 million to help Venezuelan migrants: Haley

Aug 08 2018

CUCUTA, Colombia The United States will give Colombia $9 million to help provide for hundreds of thousands of refugees from Venezuela fleeing a severe economic and political crisis over the past 18 months, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Wednesday.

U.S. 'not willing to wait too long' for North Korea to act: U.N. envoy

Aug 08 2018

CUCUTA, Colombia The United States is "not willing to wait for too long" for North Korea to take steps toward denuclearization, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Wednesday.

Duque becomes Colombia's president, promising to unite divided nation

Aug 07 2018

BOGOTA Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque was sworn in to office on Tuesday, pledging to unite a divided nation behind his plan to toughen a peace accord with Marxist rebels and rekindle economic growth. | Video

Colombia's Uribe says Britain's MI6 part of 'ruse' against him

Jul 25 2018

BOGOTA Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe on Wednesday accused President Juan Manuel Santos and Britain's MI6 spy agency of participating in a plot against him, a day after resigning his Senate seat to face a bribery and fraud investigation by the Supreme Court.

After crisis, Colombia's Ecopetrol spends big to boost output, reserves

Jul 19 2018

ACACIAS, Colombia Splattered with mud, a dozen workers wrestled a drill bit into position on a rain-soaked oil rig platform in central Colombia, readying it for work once the storm passed.

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