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Colombia must invest in education to have peace, singer Shakira says

Nov 03 2018

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia Colombian must invest more in education if there is to be peace, pop star Shakira said on Friday, during a visit to her home country to close her El Dorado tour and break ground at two schools to be built by her charitable foundation.

Venezuelans flood into Ecuador, defying passport rules

Aug 21 2018

IPIALES, Colombia More than 200 Venezuelans crossed the border illegally into Ecuador on Tuesday, fleeing a deepening economic and political crisis at home in a desperate race to get to Peru before new entry restrictions kick in on Saturday.

Desperate Venezuelans defy Ecuador's passport rules and cross border

Aug 20 2018

IPIALES, Colombia Dozens of furious Venezuelan migrants fleeing economic misery in Venezuela for a new life elsewhere on Sunday defied rules requiring they hold a valid passport to cross the border from Colombia into Ecuador, and authorities appeared to be allowing it. | Video

Venezuelan migrants' dreams of new life dashed by Ecuador passport rule

Aug 19 2018

IPIALES, Colombia Tears welled up in Gabriel Malavolta's eyes on Saturday as he realized his dream of a new life in Peru was over, at least for now. | Video

Colombia fans mourn World Cup shootout loss to England

Jul 04 2018

BOGOTA The piercing sound of horns and cheers of Colombia's football fans fell silent after their World Cup dreams were shattered in a nail-biting last-16 loss on penalties to England on Tuesday. | Video

Colombia fans mourn World Cup shootout loss to England

Jul 04 2018

BOGOTA The piercing sound of horns and cheers of Colombia's football fans fell silent after their World Cup dreams were shattered in a nail-biting last-16 loss on penalties to England on Tuesday. | Video

Colombia president-elect vows to unite nation, alter peace deal

Jun 18 2018

BOGOTA Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque, who swept aside leftist Gustavo Petro in Sunday's election, pledged to unite his South American nation after a divisive campaign but insisted he would change a landmark peace accord with leftist rebels. | Video

Colombia votes in polarized election putting peace, economy at stake

Jun 17 2018

BOGOTA, June 17 Colombians vote on Sunday in a deeply divisive presidential runoff that pits candidates offering polar opposite views and has stirred fears the winner will upset a fragile peace process or derail the economy.

Colombia's rampant corruption a hot topic in presidential vote

Jun 15 2018

BOGOTA Embezzled school meal funds, under-the-table vote payments and the extradition of Colombia's own anti-corruption czar for taking bribes are just some of the brazen cases outraging voters ahead of Sunday's presidential election.

Colombian peace deal critic to face fiery leftist in runoff

May 27 2018

BOGOTA Right-winger Ivan Duque, who wants to overhaul a peace deal with Marxist rebels, won Colombia's first-round presidential election on Sunday, setting up a runoff next month with leftist Gustavo Petro, who has pledged to confront privileged elites. | Video

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