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Colombia mine blast leaves 11 dead 05 Apr 2020

Colombia mine blast leaves 11 dead

An accidental explosion at a coal mine in Cucunuba, near Bogota in Colombia, on Saturday, left eleven people killed and four injured.

Maduro Says US, Colombia Preparing Provocation 30 Nov 2019

Maduro Says US, Colombia Preparing Provocation

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he had information that Colombia and the United States were planning a provocation on the Bolivarian Republic's western border and called on all staff of the country's armed forces to be prepared for battle.

Colombia president-elect Duque picks peace pact critic as defense chief 18 Jul 2018

Colombia president-elect Duque picks peace pact critic as defense chief

Colombia’s right-wing President-elect Ivan Duque announced a controversial appointment as defense minister on Tuesday, choosing a vocal critic of the 2016 peace agreement with FARC rebels. The 70-year-old entrepreneur Guillermo Botero, a lawyer by profession, has no experience in security matters. “We’re going to have a new defense minister, a defense minister with great management […]

UNESCO marks Colombian national park for conservation 02 Jul 2018

UNESCO marks Colombian national park for conservation

Colombia’s massive Chiribiquete National Park has made UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the United Nations body announced Sunday. “Congratulations,” the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization announced on Twitter. With an area of ​​2.7 million hectares (6.7 million acres) covering five Amazonian municipalities in the southern Guaviare and Caqueta regions, Colombia’s largest natural park has rich […]

Pekerman ‘optimistic’ as Colombia seek Senegal win 28 Jun 2018

Pekerman ‘optimistic’ as Colombia seek Senegal win

Jose Pekerman has refused to entertain the prospect of seeing Colombia’s stuttering World Cup campaign end with their final Group H clash against Senegal on Thursday. Despite following a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Japan with a decisive 3-0 win over Poland, Colombia need to beat the on-form Africans in Samara if they are to avoid […]

Colombia to resume aerial spraying to destroy coca crop 27 Jun 2018

Colombia to resume aerial spraying to destroy coca crop

Colombia will resume aerial spraying of coca plantations with the herbicide glyphosate to counter a record increase in production of the cocaine crop, President Juan Manuel Santos announced Tuesday. Santos, who will step down at the end of his term in August, said the health and environment ministry had approved pilot plans to resume spraying […]

Falcao, Cuadrado and Mina star as stylish Colombia break Polish hearts 25 Jun 2018

Falcao, Cuadrado and Mina star as stylish Colombia break Polish hearts

Radamel Falcao, Yerry Mina and Juan Cuadrado scored as stylish Colombia boosted their World Cup last 16 hopes with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Poland on Sunday. In a match destined to see the loser sent home after the group stages, Colombia overcame a nervous start against Adam Nawalka’s men to move up to third […]

World Cup: Japan Stun Colombia to Earn Historic Win 20 Jun 2018

World Cup: Japan Stun Colombia to Earn Historic Win

In catching Colombia cold at the Mordovia Arena, Japan earned their first ever win over Los Cafeteros, avenging their 4-1 defeat to the same opponents at Brazil 2014, and picked up three precious points in their bid to advance from Group H. The game began at a frenetic pace, with Japan forcing a penalty that led to […]

In Colombia, birders find their version of Eden 13 Mar 2018

In Colombia, birders find their version of Eden

Despite his small stature, 10-year-old Juan David Camacho has big dreams: pacing through Colombia’s jungle with binoculars in tow, he aims to spot all the bird species his country offers. It’s a mighty goal: Colombia boasts the greatest number of bird types on the planet — 1,920, or 19 percent of those on the planet […]

Kupal goes to Colombia’s Botoga Filmfest. 16 Sep 2017

Kupal goes to Colombia’s Botoga Filmfest.

TEHRAN – ‘Kupal’, a feature film directed by Kazem Mollaie, will be screened as the only Asian representative in the 34th edition of Bogota International Film Festival in Colombia. Bogota International Film Festival is one of the most renowned competitive festivals in South America, launched in 1984 and held every October in Bogota, the Capital of […]