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Julia Symmes Cobb

Arrest of Colombia's Uribe will not curb his power but has focused party on reform

Aug 06 2020

BOGOTA The house arrest of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe in a witness tampering case is unlikely to dim his influence, but has focused his party on justice reform proposals they say will bring more consistency to the judicial process, according to politicians and analysts.

Colombia Supreme Court places former President Uribe under house arrest

Aug 04 2020

BOGOTA Colombia's Supreme Court placed former President Alvaro Uribe under house arrest in a unanimous decision on Tuesday while a fraud and witness tampering case continues.

Venezuela is a health 'time bomb,' Colombian president says

Jun 26 2020

BOGOTA Colombian President Ivan Duque on Friday called Venezuela a public health "time bomb," and said the lack of reliable information about the status of its neighbor's coronavirus outbreak was a worry as his administration tries to control its own infections.

Lawyer asks U.N. to intervene with Cerrejon mine on behalf of indigenous Colombians

Jun 22 2020

(This June 18 story corrects to clarify origin of statement)

Colombia peace funding not at risk amid coronavirus budget crunch: government

Jun 19 2020

BOGOTA The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic will not put at risk funding for programs created under Colombia's peace deal with the former FARC rebels, the government said on Friday.

As quarantine wanes, Bogota's medics brace for a spike in COVID cases

Jun 14 2020

BOGOTA A COVID patient lies shirtless on a gurney in a chill corridor of a hospital in Colombia's capital Bogota, oxygen tubes coiled on his chest. It takes five staff - in scrubs, masks and face shields - to wheel him into the intensive care unit.

Colombia coronavirus quarantine extended through end of May

May 19 2020

BOGOTA Colombia's mandatory quarantine has been extended by a further week until May 31, President Ivan Duque said on Tuesday, the fourth extension to a lockdown intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Arabica coffee growers see harvest delays, possible losses due to coronavirus

May 11 2020

SAO PAULO/BOGOTA/NEW YORK South American coffee growers may delay harvest this year and limit the number of workers they employ as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, threatening to reduce this year's crop of export-quality beans.

Transgender people face discrimination, violence amid Latin American quarantines

May 07 2020

BOGOTA Alis Nicolette Rodriguez is bracing themself, nervously looking over their shopping list and preparing in case someone tries to bar their way at the grocery store. It has happened before.

Two dozen people deported to Colombia on U.S. flight found to have coronavirus: sources

Apr 30 2020

About two dozen migrants deported from the United States on a flight to Colombia last month have since tested positive for the coronavirus, two people familiar with the matter said, adding to worries U.S. deportations could be spreading the disease.

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