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Colombia wants to become player in copper in next few years: government official

9:03am EDT

BOGOTA Colombia is looking to become a notable producer of copper within the next few years, the head of the national mining agency said, in a bid to diversify its mining output without neglecting production of coal and gold.

Colombia to create fund to rescue coffee farmers when prices drop

Jul 12 2019

BOGOTA Colombia, the world's top supplier of washed arabica, is creating a special fund to subsidize coffee farmers when production costs fall below international prices.

Airbus aims to sell more than 1,000 planes over 15 years in Latin America, Caribbean

Jul 12 2019

BOGOTA European planemaker Airbus SE plans to sell more than 1,000 new passenger planes in the next 15 years in Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting about half the demand expected in the region, an executive of the company told Reuters.    

Colombia's Duque says wanted FARC lawmaker may have fled to Venezuela

Jul 11 2019

BOGOTA A fugitive lawmaker and former FARC rebel commander sought by U.S. and Colombian authorities may have fled to Venezuela, Colombia's president said on Thursday, threatening to denounce any country that protects him.

Former FARC leader's arrest sought in blow to Colombia's peace deal

Jul 09 2019

BOGOTA Colombia's Supreme Court ordered the capture of a former FARC rebel commander-turned lawmaker on Tuesday after he failed to appear for questioning about U.S. drug-trafficking charges, in a fresh blow to the country's landmark peace deal.

OAS meeting ends in disagreement over Venezuela opposition delegation

Jun 28 2019

MEDELLIN, Colombia Members of the Organization of American States (OAS) ended two days of meetings on Friday without a clear plan for increasing pressure on embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, despite a majority vote to recognize a representative from the country's opposition.

Number of Venezuelan migrants could double to eight million: OAS

Jun 28 2019

BOGOTA Some 5,000 Venezuelans leave their country each day, the Organization of American States (OAS) said in a report on Friday, and the number of migrants from the oil-producing country could double to 8 million by the end of 2020.

Uruguay withdraws from OAS meeting over Venezuela opposition delegation

Jun 27 2019

MEDELLIN, Colombia Uruguay on Thursday withdrew from a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) being held in Medellin, Colombia, in protest of the presence of what it said was an illegitimate delegation from Venezuela.

Exclusive: Colombian armed groups recruiting desperate Venezuelans, army says

Jun 20 2019

ARAUCA/CUCUTA, Colombia Venezuela's crisis is spilling across the border into Colombia as Marxist rebels and right-wing paramilitaries recruit migrants to strengthen their ranks, according to five Colombian military commanders. 

Colombia's Juan Valdez focused on return to Mexico, Argentina debut

Jun 06 2019

BOGOTA, June 6 Colombia coffee shop chain Juan Valdez will focus on expanding its presence in Latin America, including returning to Mexico and debuting in Argentina, before it looks further afield to Asia and Europe, the chain's president said.

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