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News Colombia » Caqueta: Colombia’s biggest national park to become 1.5 million hectares bigger

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Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Almost half of Colombia’s animal species can be found in the Caqueta province, in which the southern half of the park lies. Apart from the extention, Santos also vowed to add another $525 million to the country’s conservation budget to “protect and ...

News Colombia » Caqueta: Colombia’s two anti-coca strategies are at war with each other

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Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

In January Colombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos, suspended peace talks with the ELN after a series of bombings that killed seven policemen. As well as attacking the state, armed groups also target small-scale growers of coca who want to switch crops.

News Colombia » Caqueta: Colombian police die in clash with 'FARC dissidents'

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Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Bogota (AFP) - Two policemen were killed in a gunbattle in southern Colombia with alleged FARC dissidents, the defense minister said Tuesday. The clash happened in San Vicente de Caguan in the Caqueta department when the police stopped and tried to search ...

News Colombia » Caqueta: Baby girl is raped, tortured and murdered after being snatched from her parents' hotel room in Colombia

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Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

The parents of the unnamed child woke to find their daughter missing from their hotel room in the city of Florencia in the southern Colombian department of Caqueta. They launched a desperate search for the baby and her tiny body was found shoved inside one ...

News Colombia » Caqueta: Colombia’s legendary forests and a few mythical creatures

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Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

As the second most bio diverse nation on the planet, Colombia has few mythical beasts. The large canine that gobbles up Granny in Little Red Riding Hood would be the equivalent of an endangered San Lucas jaguar, and the fire spewing dragons of medieval ...

News Colombia » Caqueta: Colombia sentences gunman for 2015 murder of local radio journalist

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Publication date: hursday 08 February 2018

This statement was originally published on on 2 February 2018. The sentencing of the gunman responsible for the 2015 murder of Colombian radio journalist Luis Antonio Peralta Cuéllar and his wife Sofía Quintero is a welcome step toward justice ...

News Colombia » Caqueta: UPDATE 1-Nespresso expands coffee purchases in post-conflict Colombia

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Publication date: uesday 28 November 2017

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Nestle Nespresso said on Tuesday it plans a substantial increase in the amount of coffee it buys from one of the regions hardest hit by Colombia’s long-running guerrilla war, as it sources more beans from southern Caqueta province.

News Colombia » Caqueta: In Colombia, turning coca farmers into breeders of ornamental fish

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Publication date: onday 12 August 2013

Officials in Colombia's Caqueta province, of which Florencia is the capital, see a new industry developing. Gov. Victor Isidro Ramirez this year set aside $2.4 million in state funds to subsidize fish farming by 300 families. Many of them are farmers who ...

News Colombia » Caqueta: Colombian state governor abducted by rebels is found dead

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Publication date: uesday 22 December 2009

Defense Minister Gabriel Silva blamed the kidnapping on the Teofilo Forero unit of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. Caqueta has long been a FARC stronghold and is among those Colombian states with the highest military presence.

News Colombia » Caqueta: Colombia is about to end a 52-year war, but a bigger, tougher fight is looming

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Publication date: Wednesday 27 July 2016

"Remember that Colombia has to be on good terms with the United States," Szterenfeld told Business Insider. With the Obama administration requesting $450 million to support post-conflict programs in Colombia, it's likely that the "US Congress, and ...