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News Colombia » Politics: Venezuelan refugee crisis adds to Colombia's growing challenges

News channel or source: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/msn/venezuelan-refugee-crisis-adds-to-colombias-growing-challenges/ar-BBJtjzx
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

a worthless currency and a political regime that many governments, including that of the United States, consider a dictatorship. Those crises are driving people into Colombia in huge numbers. More than half a million Venezuelans were living in Colombia ...

News Colombia » Politics: Colombia boosts security after looting at stores with ties to FARC

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-colombia-peace-looting/colombia-boosts-security-after-looting-at-stores-with-ties-to-farc-idUSKCN1G52K5
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian armed forces on Wednesday stepped up security ... on stores that the attorney general’s office said belong to the FARC, now a Marxist political party. The top prosecutor said on Monday he would confiscate 60 supermarkets ...

News Colombia » Politics: Are Colombia’s social leaders facing another extermination?

News channel or source: https://colombiareports.com/more-than-200-social-leaders-assassinated-during-colombia-peace-process-report/
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

The political extermination of the leftists spurred the most violent and traumatic period in the 50-year history of Colombia’s armed conflict. Since 1964, the year groups like the FARC and ELN were founded, more than 265,000 Colombians have been killed.

News Colombia » Politics: Colombia: Left-Leaning Candidates Lead Presidental Polls but Face Legislative Election Test

News channel or source: https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Colombia-Left-Leaning-Candidates-Lead-Presidental-Polls-but-Face-Legislative-Election-Test-20180220-0012.html
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

The political scenario in Colombia is marked by a general anti-political establishment sentiment, and high levels of abstentionism, blank and null votes. The former mayor of Colombia's capital city Bogotá, Gustavo Petro, and former mayor of Medellin ...

News Colombia » Politics: Colombia’s Uribe Says Criminal Probe Motivated by Politics

News channel or source: http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2451482&CategoryId=12393
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

BOGOTA – Former President Alvaro Uribe said on Friday that the criminal investigation launched against him in Colombia’s Supreme Court for alleged witness tampering has been influenced by incumbent head of state Juan Manuel Santos. “I am very ...

News Colombia » Politics: The calls of Colombia: Bird watchers' delight

News channel or source: http://www.forbesindia.com/article/recliner/the-calls-of-colombia-bird-watchers-delight/49517/1
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

The pieces have a signature style: Figures depicted in large, exaggerated volume, sometimes signifying political criticism, sometimes humour. Tourists also visit Colombia’s Triángulo del Café (the Coffee Triangle) centred around the towns of Manizales ...

News Colombia » Politics: Vexed Valentine: How Can Colombia Keep Its Roses-For-Coca Effort From Wilting?

News channel or source: http://wlrn.org/post/vexed-valentine-how-can-colombia-keep-its-roses-coca-effort-wilting
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

READ MORE: Papal Peace? Francis Visit Post-Civil War Colombia - Now a Political Minefield Flowers are supposed to play a big peace process role in Colombia because they offer poor, rural campesinos jobs in something besides growing coca. That’s the key ...

News Colombia » Politics: Colombia: Political risks picking up – BBH

News channel or source: https://www.fxstreet.com/news/colombia-political-risks-picking-up-bbh-201802141153
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

The central bank of Colombia has signaled that the easing cycle is nearing an end and it comes just as political risks are picking up ahead of elections this spring, notes the research team at BBH. The presidential election will be held on May 27.

News Colombia » Politics: In Colombia border town, desperate Venezuelans sell hair to survive

News channel or source: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/in-colombia-border-town-desperate-venezuelans-sell-hair-to-survive/
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

CÚCUTA, Colombia — For the past three weeks ... Venezuela is steeped in economic and political turmoil. Inflation last year surpassed 2,600 percent, according to opposition lawmakers, which has exacerbated severe shortages of food and medicine.

News Colombia » Politics: WSJ’s Epic Distortion of Colombian and Venezuelan Refugees

News channel or source: https://fair.org/home/wsjs-epic-distortion-of-colombian-and-venezuelan-refugees/
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

The “conflict” has not exactly “ended,” given that 170 leftist political leaders and activists were assassinated in 2017. Putting aside Forero’s epic distortions by omission regarding Colombia, what about his reporting about migration from Venezuela?