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From gunbattles to tourism: Colombia's ex-rebels turn rafting guides

4:12am EST

MIRAVALLE, Colombia The nine former rebel fighters, who traded their guns, battle fatigues and heavy rucksacks for paddles, helmets and life jackets, launch four rafts laden with visitors into the turbulent Pato River, deep in Colombia's dense Amazon jungle. | Video

Ecopetrol seeks license to starts fracking tests in Colombia

Oct 29 2018

BARRANCABERMEJA, Colombia Colombia's state oil company Ecopetrol has requested an environmental license to launch a pilot plan to explore for crude oil from unconventional deposits using fracking technology, its chief executive said.

Gran Tierra oil pipeline in Colombia damaged by bomb: army

Oct 19 2018

BOGOTA A pipeline owned by Canadian oil company Gran Tierra Energy in southern Colombia was damaged on Friday by a bomb blast triggered by an unidentified armed group, an attack that caused a fire and oil spill, a senior military chief said.    

Colombia president hopes to pass agenda without deal-making in Congress

Sep 27 2018

BOGOTA Colombian President Ivan Duque's campaign promise to eschew traditional deal-making with the legislature may make it hard for him to pass business-friendly tax proposals, modifications to a peace deal with Marxist rebels and other measures that are unpopular with some centrist and leftist legislators.

Colombia president hopes to pass agenda without deal-making in Congress

Sep 27 2018

BOGOTA, Sept 27 Colombian President Ivan Duque's campaign promise to eschew traditional deal-making with the legislature may make it hard for him to pass business-friendly tax proposals, modifications to a peace deal with Marxist rebels and other measures that are unpopular with some centrist and leftist legislators.

Pekerman resigns as Colombia coach

Sep 04 2018

BOGOTA Jose Pekerman has quit as Colombia manager two months after leading them to the last 16 of the World Cup in Russia, the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) said on Tuesday.

Colombia says rebels must free 19 captives for peace talks to resume

Aug 31 2018

BOGOTA Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels must free all 19 hostages it holds before President Ivan Duque, who is evaluating peace talks with the group, will resume dialogue, a senior government official said on Friday.

Six companies apply for 21 Colombian oil exploration areas

Aug 31 2018

BOGOTA Six mostly foreign companies have so far made bids to explore for oil in 21 areas in Colombia under a new system that seeks to boost investment and find new deposits to increase the nation's reserves, a senior government official said.

Colombia's Santos set to leave office proud yet frustrated

Jul 31 2018

BOGOTA Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who staked his legacy on ending a five-decade war with Marxist rebels, leaves office next week satisfied he oversaw a historic peace deal but frustrated he could not do more to unite the nation and reduce inequality.

Colombia could create new system for oil round bidding amid delays

Jul 24 2018

BOGOTA Colombia is preparing changes to its bidding process for oil areas in an effort to increase investment and find new reserves, the head of the oil regulator said, after repeated cancellations of its latest oil round.

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