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Colombia , Saturday 24 February 2018

News Colombia: Colombia: Another Social Leader Killed Amid Gov't Slow Response

News channel or source: https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Colombia-Another-Social-Leader-Killed-Amid-Govt-Slow-Response-20180224-0010.html
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

More than 20 human rights defenders have been killed so far in 2018 as the government kicks off an investigation into the killings. Flover Sapuyes Gaviria, another Colombian social leader and human rights defender, was killed Friday according to Francisco ...

News Colombia: Colombia arrests cop who got Escobar for money laundering

News channel or source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/colombia-arrests-cop-who-got-escobar-for-money-laundering/2018/02/21/34ac529a-1777-11e8-930c-45838ad0d77a_story.html
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

BOGOTA, Colombia — The Colombian cop who commanded the operation that killed drug kingpin Pablo Escobar has been arrested for laundering money on behalf of a demobilized right-wing militia. Colombia*s chief prosecutor said retired Col. Hugo Aguilar was ...

News Colombia: How a youth coach in Colombia rebuilt a once-successful relief pitcher

News channel or source: https://sports.yahoo.com/youth-coach-colombia-rebuilt-successful-relief-pitcher-231135409.html
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

PHOENIX – When Ernesto Frieri could find no way back, when he’d tried to do it everyone else’s way and his fastball would neither burn nor behave, he went home, all the way home, to the first real fields he ever played on, to the man who groomed them.

News Colombia: Venezuelans' legal entry to Colombia dips 30 percent with tighter border: government

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-colombia/venezuelans-legal-entry-to-colombia-dips-30-percent-with-tighter-border-government-idUSKCN1G62W1
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The legal daily entry of Venezuelan migrants into Colombia has fallen by 30 percent in the last two weeks, the Colombian migration agency said on Thursday, after the government imposed stricter border controls. More than half a million ...

News Colombia: Colombia sends home 8 million school children as teachers lay down work

News channel or source: https://colombiareports.com/colombia-sends-home-8-million-school-children-teachers-lay-work/
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Colombia’s public school teachers have gone on strike for the second time in a year. According to the teachers, the government failed to keep the promises made to end last year’s strike. The strike means that the classes of some 8 million public school ...

News Colombia: A Bird-Lover’s Paradise in the Mangroves Outside of Cartagena, Colombia

News channel or source: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/msn/a-bird-lover%e2%80%99s-paradise-in-the-mangroves-outside-of-cartagena-colombia/ar-BBJv6ou
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

Cartagena, Colombia, might not seem like the most obvious place for a beach holiday but after a multitude of hurricanes battered most Caribbean resorts last year and the rebel faction FARC signed a peace agreement with the Colombian Government in 2016 ...

News Colombia: Colombia to install electronic readers at Venezuela borders

News channel or source: https://www.stabroeknews.com/2018/news/regional/02/24/colombia-to-install-electronic-readers-at-venezuela-borders/
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

BOGOTA, (Reuters) – Colombia will install electronic readers on doors at border controls with Venezuela to identify valid passports and entry visas in a bid to better monitor thousands of people fleeing an economic and social crisis in the oil producing ...

News Colombia: Superstar Chef Leonor Espinosa Tells Colombia’s Story Through Food

News channel or source: https://www.eater.com/2018/2/23/17004616/leonor-espinosa-leo-misia-bogota-interview
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

When Leonor Espinosa, Colombian chef and owner of restaurants Leo and Misia, accepted the controversial award for Latin America’s Best Female Chef 2017 (bestowed by the people behind the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list), there was palpable excitement ...

News Colombia: Increased internal displacement in Colombia

News channel or source: https://reliefweb.int/report/colombia/increased-internal-displacement-colombia
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

In Caceres, Colombia, 1,484 people have been displaced as a result of violence between armed groups. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) urgently calls for the protection of the indigenous and rural populations who have been seriously affected by the ...

News Colombia: Colombia increased banana production in 2017

News channel or source: https://www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2018/02/23/colombia-increased-banana-production-2017/
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

The Colombian banana industry boosted production by 5% to 97.8 million boxes year-on-year in 2017, while planted surface area rose 4% to 49,146 hectares. The Colombian Banana Growers’ Association (Augura) said that 72 million boxes were exported last ...