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‎Colombia‏ cancels 2 oil exploration auctions , to relaunch in 2019

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia has canceled two auctions of rights to explore for oil in dozens of areas of the Andean nation and plans to relaunch bidding early next year, the government said on Tuesday.

REUTERS - 2018-12-18 16:24:49

‎Colombia‏ 's Birds of Passage shortlisted for 2019 Oscars

The future of Colombia Reports is under threat. The country's largest independent news website needs your help. Please become our patron. Colombia’s “Birds of Passage” is one of nine films shortlisted for nomination in the Oscar’s best foreign language film category this year.

COLOMBIAREPORTS.COM - 2018-12-18 15:40:54

‎Colombia‏ hands down first conviction for murder of trans woman

Bogota (AFP) - A court has handed down Colombia's first conviction for the murder of a transsexual woman. In the sentence dated December 3 and published Monday, a judge sentenced defendant Davinson Erazo to 20 years in a psychiatric facility.

YAHOO! - 2018-12-18 07:05:02

‎Colombia‏ 's armed forces rescue kidnapped Garcia Marquez relative

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A relative of late Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the 1982 Nobel Prize for literature, was rescued from kidnappers on Monday by members of the armed forces, President Ivan Duque said.

REUTERS UK - 2018-12-17 14:46:30

‎Colombia‏ 's ELN rebels call ceasefire for festive period

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia’s largest active rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), on Monday called a 12-day unilateral ceasefire for the holiday period, while reiterating its intention to seek a negotiated solution to the armed conflict.

REUTERS UK - 2018-12-17 14:08:11

Dissident rebels fuel violence in ‎Colombia‏ port city

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - A rights group says dissident guerrillas in Colombia are leading a brutal campaign of violence. A Human Rights Watch report released Thursday found that guerrillas are responsible for a surge in violence in the Pacific port city of Tumaco.

DAILY MAIL - 2018-12-13 19:01:00

Company walks fine line to revive ‎Colombia‏ emerald mine

An informal woman miner is seen on the outskirts of a mine of the company Fura in Coscuez. An informal woman miner is seen on the outskirts of a mine of the company Fura in Coscuez, Colombia October 3, 2018. Picture taken October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez.

YAHOO! - 2018-12-12 16:01:51

Barranquilla ‎Colombia‏ Temple Dedicatory Prayer

Following is the text of the prayer offered by President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency, to dedicate the Barranquilla Colombia Temple on Sunday, December 9.

LDS.ORG - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

‎Colombia‏ Faces Downgrade Risk and ` Tax Hell ' as Bill Falls Short

(Bloomberg) -- As an opposition senator, Ivan Duque slammed Colombia’s “tax hell” of endless tweaks to the inefficient tax code, instead of an ambitious reform to put public finances on a sound footing and boost productivity.

CNBC - 2018-12-18 12:10:41

In graphs : how ‎Colombia‏ 's public universities have chronically been underfunded

The future of Colombia Reports is under threat. The country's largest independent news website needs your help. Please become our patron. President Ivan Duque has agreed to Colombia’s highest education budget ever in an attempt to rescue a public education system that has deteriorated for decades.

COLOMBIAREPORTS.COM - 2018-12-17 16:38:14

Cartels , ex-FARC alliance poses new threat in ‎Colombia‏ : HRW

Bogota (AFP) - A growing alliance of Mexican drug cartels and dissident FARC guerrillas is opening up a new front in Colombia's deadly war on drugs, Human Rights Watch warned Thursday.

YAHOO! - 2018-12-13 22:53:40

‎Colombia‏ 's healthcare crisis escalates ; threatens to bankrupt watchdog

The future of Colombia Reports is under threat. The country's largest independent news website needs your help. Please become our patron. Colombia’s ongoing healthcare crisis threatens to imminently bankrupt the sector’s government watchdog that has been ordered to pay the hospital bills of liquidat

COLOMBIAREPORTS.COM - 2018-12-13 12:00:20

‎Colombia‏ 's Gulf Clan crime gang declares holiday ceasefire

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The Gulf Clan crime gang, considered Colombia’s largest criminal organisation, has declared a month-long ceasefire for Christmas and New Year and invited other armed groups to also lay down their weapons for the festivities.

REUTERS UK - 2018-12-11 03:35:14

‎Colombia‏ hails online gambling regulatory success in 2018

Colombia’s regulated online gambling market is closing out 2018 on a high note, having registered nearly 1.7m customers since the market’s launch 17 months ago. This week, Colombian gambling regulator Coljuegos offered an update on the country’s regulated online gambling market, which made its offic

CALVINAYRE.COM - 2018-12-10 19:45:46

We are not in a democracy : ‎Colombia‏ opposition leader

The future of Colombia Reports is under threat. The country's largest independent news website needs your help. Please become our patron. According to one of Colombia’s leading opposition politicians, Gustavo Petro, “we are not in a democracy” and warned his many followers that “they have given the

COLOMBIAREPORTS.COM - 2018-12-09 15:00:04

‎Colombia‏ 's chief prosecutor admits prosecution was illegally spying on striking Avianca pilots

The future of Colombia Reports is under threat. The country's largest independent news website needs your help. Please become our patron. Colombia’s disgraced chief prosecutor was forced to admit that his own wiretap unit was used by an illegal spy network that, among other people, wiretapped pilots

COLOMBIAREPORTS.COM - 2018-12-18 12:00:05

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW ‎Colombia‏ Awards !

Voting continues for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Colombia Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

BROADWAY WORLD - 2018-12-17 18:11:00

‎Colombia‏ 's Supreme Court elects least inconvenient special prosecutor to investigate Odebrecht bribery

The future of Colombia Reports is under threat. The country's largest independent news website needs your help. Please become our patron. Colombia’s Supreme Court elected a university dean with no experience in criminal law to investigate the Odebrecht bribery scandal that is devastating public conf

COLOMBIAREPORTS.COM - 2018-12-15 17:22:23

Maduro says US behind ` assassination plot ' involving Brazil , ‎Colombia‏

Caracas (AFP) – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro lashed out Wednesday at what he said was a plot to assassinate him directed by the White House — and involving the right-wing governments of Colombia and Brazil.

BREITBART - 2018-12-12 11:37:57

War crimes tribunal asks ‎Colombia‏ 's security forces to locate missing FARC commander

The future of Colombia Reports is under threat. The country's largest independent news website needs your help. Please become our patron. Colombia’s war crimes tribunal asked the country’s security forces to locate “El Paisa,” a feared former FARC commander who disappeared earlier this year.

COLOMBIAREPORTS.COM - 2018-12-10 20:00:22