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Colombia: Country in South America
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country in South America with territories in North America. It is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, the northwest by Panama, the south by Ecuador and Peru, the east by Venezuela, the southeast by Brazil, and the west by the Pacific Ocean. Colombia is composed of 32 departments and the Capital District of Bogotá, the largest city. It covers an area of 1,418,748 square kilometres (547,782 sq mi), with a population of 50 million. Colombia's culture reflects influences of its diverse Amerindian, European, Middle Eastern, and African populations. Spanish is the nation's official language, besides which over 70 languages are spoken.

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Colombia enters third week of anti-government protests [Video]

Colombia enters third week of anti-government protests

Protesters are calling for end to police violence and more economic support during pandemic, among long list of demands.

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Iván Duque: Zero tolerance for police abuse [Video]

Iván Duque: Zero tolerance for police abuse

In an exclusive interview, Colombia’s president says 65 cases have been opened into allegations of police misconduct amid ongoing national protests.

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Colombian president: We have always guaranteed rights [Video]

Colombian president: We have always guaranteed rights

In an exclusive interview, Colombian President Iván Duque responds to Christiane Amanpour’s questions about police response to massive protests in his country.

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Colombia’s Duque seeks to calm protest as grievances fester [Video]

Colombia’s Duque seeks to calm protest as grievances fester

Protest groups are sceptical of dialogue with embattled president saying similar talks accomplished little after 2019 demonstrations.

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Colombia's failing Covid economy leads to protests [Video]

Colombia's failing Covid economy leads to protests

At least 25 people have been killed in Colombia following protests fueled by frustration over Covid-19’s crushing economic pain and exacerbated by a heavy-handed police response. CNN’s Polo..

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Colombians protest with music and dance in Bogota [Video]

Colombians protest with music and dance in Bogota

Colombians protest with arts performances, music and dance in the capital Bogota as anti-government demonstrations continue in the South American country.

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'Latin America is going through hell' [Video]

'Latin America is going through hell'

Journalist and analyst Moisés Naím says the protests in Colombia fit into a broader wave of social and economic crises sweeping across South America.

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Bogotá mayor: Colombia needs a New Deal [Video]

Bogotá mayor: Colombia needs a New Deal

After days of violent protests, Mayor Claudia LĂłpez says President Duque should reach out directly to young people to address poverty and inequity.

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Colombia clashes: Demands broadened to include tackling poverty, violence [Video]

Colombia clashes: Demands broadened to include tackling poverty, violence

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Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra holds street concert for 'peace' amid unrest [Video]

Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra holds street concert for 'peace' amid unrest

The Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra play a concert in a park of the Colombian capital to "send a message of solidarity, of peace, and of union," after at least 19 people died during anti-government..

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Colombia unrest: Violent confrontations continue in Cali [Video]

Colombia unrest: Violent confrontations continue in Cali

A wave of anti-government protests across Colombia is met with heavy handed police tactics.

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Fresh protests called after deadly Colombia tax reform clashes [Video]

Fresh protests called after deadly Colombia tax reform clashes

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Police and protesters clash over Colombia tax reform [Video]

Police and protesters clash over Colombia tax reform

Protesters throw rocks at police in the streets of Columbia's Cali, while a vigil is held for some of the 19 people who have died in several days of protests

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At least 17 dead, 800 injured in days-long Colombia protests [Video]

At least 17 dead, 800 injured in days-long Colombia protests

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Colombia's president withdraws tax reform after protests [Video]

Colombia's president withdraws tax reform after protests

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Colombia’s president withdrawing tax reforms after mass protests [Video]

Colombia’s president withdrawing tax reforms after mass protests

Right-wing President Ivan Duque’s proposed tax reforms drew widespread public anger and protests across Colombia.

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Colombia: Protests intensify on fourth day over tax reform bill [Video]

Colombia: Protests intensify on fourth day over tax reform bill

Workers' rights marches descend into violence in Colombia, where there is fury about planned tax reforms.

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Thousands march in Colombia over tax proposals, rising insecurity [Video]

Thousands march in Colombia over tax proposals, rising insecurity

Strike went ahead despite calls for it to be postponed because of COVID-19, with riot police using tear gas to disperse the crowds.

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Colombia land restitution: Uphill battle for returning families [Video]

Colombia land restitution: Uphill battle for returning families

Al Jazeera visits a remote area in Colombia, where the government is failing to meet promises to return families caught up in the conflict to their homes.

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Colombia’s health system pushed to hilt amid surge in cases, slow vaccinations [Video]

Colombia’s health system pushed to hilt amid surge in cases, slow vaccinations

Colombia is on the verge of passing 400,000 coronavirus cases despite months of restrictions.

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Pedal through Colombia's underrated Boyacá region [Video]

Pedal through Colombia's underrated Boyacá region

These Colombian mountains have forged the iron legs of the top Colombian cyclists. Movistar team member Miguel Angel Lopez grew up in Pesca, Boyacá – training on the unforgiving hills of the Andean..

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'If I say run, you run.' CNN goes searching for Pablo Escobar's hippos. [Video]

'If I say run, you run.' CNN goes searching for Pablo Escobar's hippos.

After notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar died in 1993, his zoo’s hippos were left unattended and began reproducing around the Magdalena River in Colombia. Today, these hippos are the topic of ongoing..

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Covid-19 cases surge in Brazil [Video]

Covid-19 cases surge in Brazil

Brazil saw its deadliest day this month since the start of the pandemic, with 4,195 people killed in just 24 hours. CNN’s Stefano Pozzebon reports from Bogota, Colombia on the latest news about the..

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Colombia to extend coronavirus restrictions as infections rise [Video]

Colombia to extend coronavirus restrictions as infections rise

Nightly curfews will vary depending on intensive care unit occupancy rates in various Colombian cities, president says.

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Humanitarian crisis worsens amid violence on Venezuela border [Video]

Humanitarian crisis worsens amid violence on Venezuela border

An escalating humanitarian crisis on the Colombia-Venezuela border - as a battle with armed groups intensifies.

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Megan Rapinoe scores twice on her return to international football as the United States thrash Colombia 6-0 in Orlando.
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USA 4-0 Colombia: Sam Mewis scores hat-trick in first home game in 10 months

Manchester City midfielder Sam Mewis scores a hat-trick as the United States beat Colombia 4-0 in Orlando on Monday.
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'Insecure' star Kendrick Sampson says police brutality is a global issue ... and he has some video evidence after a scary encounter in Cartagena, Colombia. The actor and BLM activist posted a video he..
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Rick Ross Shows Off New Chompers He Got in Colombia

Rick Ross has reason to smile ... and not just 'cause he's THE Boss, but because he's a Boss with a brand new set of chompers. We're told the rapper recently headed down to Colombia for an appointment..
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Colombian army frees two foreigners held by FARC dissidents

Colombian soldiers have freed two foreign nationals who were being held hostage by FARC rebel dissidents in the country's southwestern Cauca province, the government said on Thursday.
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U.S. offers $10 million reward for capture of former Colombian rebels

The United States on Thursday said it was offering rewards of up to $10 million each for information leading to the arrest or conviction of two former leaders of Colombia's FARC rebel group.
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Colombia's potential cocaine output up 1.5% in 2019, says U.N. drug agency

Potential production of pure cocaine hydrochloride in Colombia was up by 1.5% last year to 1,137 metric tonnes, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Wednesday, even as the areas..
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Colombia's beleaguered president gets approval bump during pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has battered the popularity of governments and leaders around the world, yet Colombia's Ivan Duque has actually received an unexpected boost in public opinion.
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Colombia's confirmed coronavirus cases rise above 50,000

Reported coronavirus cases in Colombia have risen to over 50,000, the country's health ministry said on Sunday, as neighboring Ecuador approaches the same milestone.
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Colombia guerrilla group the ELN releases six prisoners

Colombia's biggest active guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), released six hostages on Sunday in the north east of the country, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)..
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As quarantine wanes, Bogota's medics brace for a spike in COVID cases

A COVID patient lies shirtless on a gurney in a chill corridor of a hospital in Colombia's capital Bogota, oxygen tubes coiled on his chest. It takes five staff - in scrubs, masks and face shields - to..
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Colombian businessman close to Venezuela's Maduro arrested

Authorities in Cape Verde have arrested Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman close to socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro who was charged by the United States with alleged money laundering, the..
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Colombia seizes $265 million worth of cocaine in shipping containers

Colombian police on Tuesday seized cocaine with an estimated value of $265 million in shipping containers at the Pacific port of Buenaventura, a city on the Andean country's Pacific coast, a senior..
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Hundreds of Venezuelans camp in northern Bogota, await return home

Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants are camping in an array of tents along a major Bogota highway as they wait to make their way back home, even as tightening border restrictions strand returnees fleeing..
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Private planes take to the sky to ferry coronavirus tests from isolated Colombia

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Colombia arrests 50 for plant and animal trafficking

Colombia has captured 50 people and charged them with illegally trafficking plants and animals as part of efforts by authorities to protect the environment, the government said in a statement on..
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Stranded in Central America, migrants demand passage to U.S. border

Panama has stepped up border controls in the vast and wild Darien Province that neighbors Colombia, authorities said on Thursday, after some members of a group of 1,900 migrants from as far afield as..
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For Colombia's quarantined poor, lunch is served - by trendy restaurants

In the bustling kitchen of one of Bogota's trendiest restaurants, a team of chefs that usually caters to the Colombian capital's well-heeled citizens is preparing meals for a community of people cut..
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Colombia court to investigate ex-President Uribe's alleged ties to hacking

Colombia's Supreme Court said on Tuesday it would investigate former President Alvaro Uribe's possible connections to a scandal involving alleged military spying on journalists, politicians and judges.
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Video calls connect anxious parents to hospitalized newborns in Colombia

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Colombia will not ease quarantine in capital, cities hit hard by coronavirus

Colombia issued new measures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus in three of its most affected cities on Saturday, including the capital Bogota, as the rest of the country prepares for..
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International naval operation nets 50 tonnes of cocaine in 45 days

A multilateral naval anti-drug operation confiscated 50 tonnes of cocaine in 45 days, Colombia President Ivan Duque said on Friday.
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Colombia ELN rebels would back U.N. ceasefire, urge government to join

Colombian rebel group the National Liberation Army (ELN) would be willing to participate in a global three-month ceasefire being discussed at the United Nations to contain the spread of coronavirus,..
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Colombia extends national quarantine until July

Colombia on Thursday extended a nationwide quarantine to contain the spread of the coronavirus until July 1, while allowing more freedom of movement in some parts of the country.
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Bogota quarantine to continue for additional two weeks

A coronavirus quarantine will continue in Colombia's capital Bogota until at least June 15, the mayor said on Thursday, even as other parts of the country begin re-opening.
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U.S. unit to arrive in Colombia to help fight drug trafficking

A U.S. army unit will arrive in Colombia in the coming days to help the Andean country's armed forces fight against drug trafficking for a four-month period, the U.S. embassy in Bogota said on..
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Colombia to begin easing restrictions from the start of June

Colombia will begin easing restrictions put in place to control the spread of the coronavirus starting from June, President Ivan Duque said Wednesday, though he asked the public to continue isolating..
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Colombia inter-city bus drivers demand to return to work

Drivers of inter-city bus services in Colombia protested on Wednesday to demand the government let them return to work after two months of quarantine aimed at stopping the spread of the novel..
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Four years ago, a bit player in the Venezuelan leadership was arrested in Colombia and extradited to the United States to face drug charges. He proved to be an important catch.
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Colombian factory adds bedrooms for workers as economy slowly reopens

Colombian seamstress Nazly Penagos got an unusual offer from her boss: come live inside the Bogota factory to reduce the chance of getting sick with the novel coronavirus.
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Colombian businessman makes hospital bed-coffin combo to serve coronavirus dead

Disturbing images of bodies of dozens of coronavirus victims awaiting burial on the streets of Ecuador's largest city Guayaquil has motivated a businessman in neighboring Colombia to design something..
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Colombia issues arrest warrants for 10 mayors for alleged graft

Colombia's attorney general's office said on Thursday it will issue arrest warrants for 10 mayors for alleged acts of corruption during the country's two months of coronavirus lockdown.
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Colombian police use drones to detect high body temperatures

It is not a bird, a plane or Superman: the aircraft humming in the skies above Colombia's capital Bogota are instead police drones that are meant to detect people with high temperatures or those..
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Colombia follows Argentina in banning all international flights through August 31

Colombia on Wednesday followed Argentina's footsteps and imposed one of the toughest travel bans in the world to fight coronavirus, saying no international passenger flights will be allowed until Aug...
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Venezuela announces border curfews as coronavirus cases jump

Venezuela imposed new curfews in a handful of towns along its borders with Colombia and Brazil in response to a jump in coronavirus cases which officials attributed mainly to returning migrants,..
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Colombia's mandatory quarantine has been extended by a further week until May 31, President Ivan Duque said on Tuesday, the fourth extension to a lockdown intended to curb the spread of the..
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Regional health body warns of COVID-19 spread in Amazon tri-border area

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned on Tuesday that new coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the tri-border area of the Amazon between Brazil, Colombia and Peru and threatens to infect..
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Residents of Bogota slum facing eviction despite quarantine

Hundreds of people expected to be evicted from their hillside homes in a slum of Colombia's capital Bogota on Friday, despite having nowhere to go during the country's coronavirus lockdown.
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Colombia bombing kills ELN rebel commander, three others

A commander from Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels known for his management of illicit finances has been killed along with three others in a military bombing, the Defense Ministry said..
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More than 52,000 Venezuelans have voluntarily returned to their country from Colombia during the coronavirus lockdown, Colombia's migration agency said on Tuesday.
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Colombia's capital, Bogota, will lift rules that required men and women to shop on different days during the country's coronavirus quarantine, the city's mayor said on Friday.
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