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

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Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Thursday ... The extension will make the protected nature reserve on the border of the Guaviare and Caqueta departments a total of 4.3 million hectares, the size of Denmark. The park, located at the ...

News Colombia » Guaviare: The independent traveller’s guide (of sorts) to Guaviare

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Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

A chance to get away from it all and lose myself in my own thoughts. Thus was the style of the recent visit to San José del Guaviare, the dusty small town and state capital of Colombia’s Guaviare department. Up until recently, the place was generally ...

News Colombia » Guaviare: What Colombian farmers can buy when they use cocaine's raw ingredient as currency

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Publication date: Wednesday 08 June 2016

In the Guyabero region, in northern Guaviare ... with costs only about $400 or $500 in Colombia," Tom Wainwright, the former Mexico City reporter for The Economist and author of "Narconomics," told Business Insider earlier this year.

News Colombia » Guaviare: Colombia investigating alleged kidnapping of UN staff member

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Publication date: hursday 04 May 2017

BOGOTA – Colombian authorities are investigating the purported kidnapping of a United Nations staff member in the southeastern province of Guaviare. The employee ... of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) just as UN Security Council ...

News Colombia » Guaviare: Colombian rebel group FARC free US hostage

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Publication date: Sunday 27 October 2013

Sutay was in Colombia as a tourist, the U.S. Embassy has said. When the FARC announced his June 20 capture in the southeastern state of Guaviare, it said it suspected him of being an agent of the U.S. government, whose close military assistance in training ...

News Colombia » Guaviare: Colombia rebels free jubilant hostages from jungle

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Publication date: Wednesday 09 January 2008

SAN JOSE DEL GUAVIARE, Colombia (Reuters) - With tears, smiles and long hugs, two women hostages were freed by Colombia’s Marxist rebels on Thursday after years in the jungle, raising hopes for dozens more languishing in secret camps. In a Venezuela ...

News Colombia » Guaviare: Hostages Freed in Colombia Are Reunited With Families

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Publication date: hursday 03 July 2008

BOGOTA, Colombia, July 3 -- On their first full day of freedom, the hostages rescued from guerrilla captivity in Colombia were reunited with relatives ... who were freed in Colombia's southeastern Guaviare province arrived late Wednesday in San Antonio ...

News Colombia » Guaviare: Colombia jungle where locals pay for food, beer, prostitutes with cocaine

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Publication date: uesday 10 October 2017

It lies on the banks of the Inirida River in the remote southeastern department of Guaviare, Colombia’s most underdeveloped region. The lush greenery of the landscape lends itself to the production of the coca leaf, the basic ingredient of cocaine ...

News Colombia » Guaviare: Colombia: Surge in cocaine production despite government efforts

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Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

US President Donald Trump has threatened to decertify Colombia, questioning its commitment to fighting drug narcotics trafficking. The South American country could lose tens of millions of dollars in development. Alessandro Rampietti reports from Guaviare ...

News Colombia » Guaviare: Colombia: The Refugee Crises In The East

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Publication date: Sunday 14 May 2017

Most of the other duty is against drug cartels and major criminal gangs. May 3, 2017: In central Colombia (Guaviare province) a renegade local FARC group kidnapped a UN employee who was working with local farmers to help them switch from coca (used to make ...