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Colombia's ELN rebels deny any role in car bombing at military base

8:31pm EDT

BOGOTA Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels on Thursday denied any role in a car bombing at a military base this week that wounded 36 people, causing serious injuries to a Colombian soldier and minor ones to two U.S. military advisers.

Colombian soldier in intensive care, two U.S. advisors hurt by car bomb

Jun 16 2021

BOGOTA A Colombian soldier was in intensive care and two U.S. military personnel sustained light injuries following a car bombing in the city of Cucuta attributed to leftist guerrillas, Colombian Defense Minister Diego Molano said on Wednesday.

Car bomb explosion at Colombia military base injures 36

Jun 16 2021

BOGOTA (Reuters) -A car bomb explosion at a military base in the Colombian border city of Cucuta injured 36 people on Tuesday, the defense minister said, casting blame for the attack on leftist rebels.

Colombia protest leaders to suspend weekly demonstrations

Jun 15 2021

BOGOTA (Reuters) -Colombian protest leaders on Tuesday said their organizations would suspend anti-government demonstrations which have caused political and economic upheaval during the last six weeks, but warned their fight for solutions to a range of social and economic demands would continue.

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 to restart large events as COVID-19 deaths climb past 90,000

Jun 03 2021

BOGOTA Colombia on Thursday approved the reopening of most large events it had banned to contain the pandemic, even with intensive care units likely to be full until the end of June and more than 90,000 dead from COVID-19.

In Colombia, protesters march on as talks stall and blockades remain

Jun 02 2021

BOGOTA (Reuters) -Thousands of Colombians took to the streets again on Wednesday amid a stalemate in talks between the government and leaders of anti-government protests which are stretching into their second month.

Colombia to probe police who stood by as civilians shot at protesters

May 31 2021

BOGOTA Colombian authorities are investigating 10 police officers who allowed civilians to shoot at demonstrators in Cali, a high-ranking official said on Monday, while the attorney general's office linked three more deaths to protests.

Dozens of Colombian roads still blocked amid anti-government protests

May 20 2021

BOGOTA Road blockades connected to weeks of anti-government protests in Colombia, which have caused food and gasoline shortages and stymied exports, are still in place around the country on Thursday despite a recent presidential order to clear them.

There will be no impunity for Colombia police abuses, top cop says

May 16 2021

BOGOTA Members of Colombia's national police force who are responsible for abuses or acts of violence amid ongoing protests will be punished to the full extent of the law, the head of the force said.

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