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2 Colombians missing, 21 located in Nepal after devastating earthquake

2 Colombians missing, 21 located in Nepal after devastating earthquake

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Of the 23 Colombians who were in Nepal on Saturday, when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 3,700 in the Asian country, two were still missing on Monday and feared  Full Article »

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Colombians detained in China beg to be returned home

Colombians detained in China beg to be returned home

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Colombia’s Congress is debating the welfare of Colombian nationals currently awaiting capital punishment in Chinese prisons for drug-trafficking, some of whom have begged their government for repatriation.

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US sanctions against Venezuela ‘counterproductive': Santos

US sanctions against Venezuela ‘counterproductive': Santos

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday labeled recent US sanctions against Venezuela “counterproductive,” reinforcing an opinion that has previously been expressed by his administration.

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Colombia asks Venezuela to allow Red Cross to visit jailed opposition leader

Colombia asks Venezuela to allow Red Cross to visit jailed opposition leader

posted by Rush Dorsett

Colombia’s foreign minister, together with her counterparts from Brazil and Ecuador, on Tuesday asked Venezuela to permit the Red Cross to visit an imprisoned opposition leader.

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Spain reiterates support for Colombia peace talks, but fails to offer concrete aid

Spain reiterates support for Colombia peace talks, but fails to offer concrete aid

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos returned from Spain on Thursday with no promises of concrete support for a post-conflict situation in the South American country.

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‘No evidence’ of Colombia paramilitary involvement in Venezuela

‘No evidence’ of Colombia paramilitary involvement in Venezuela

posted by Rebecca Florey

Colombia’s Interior minister on Monday stated that there is “no evidence” that the US government and paramilitaries from Colombia have incited violence in Venezuela.

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Panama lawmaker angers Colombia over xenophobic slur

Panama lawmaker angers Colombia over xenophobic slur

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s Foreign Ministry said she will write a formal letter of rejection to her Panamanian counterpart over a congresswoman who — in a debate on migration — referred to Colombians in  Full Article »

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Venezuela seeks improved US relations with controversial Colombian ex-president’s help

Venezuela seeks improved US relations with controversial Colombian ex-president’s help

posted by Rebecca Florey

Venezuela has asked Colombian ex-president Ernesto Samper for help in securing improved diplomatic relations with the United States.

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No more walking on eggshells: Colombia expresses support for Venezuela opposition

No more walking on eggshells: Colombia expresses support for Venezuela opposition

posted by Rebecca Florey

Relations with Venezuela hit rocky ground again on Tuesday after Colombia’s foreign ministry requested the release from prison of a leading Venezuelan opposition figure.

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Santos visits Paris, reiterates Colombia’s solidarity with terrorism victims

Santos visits Paris, reiterates Colombia’s solidarity with terrorism victims

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday reiterated his country’s solidarity with victims of a Muslim extremists’ attack in Paris while on an official visit to France while stressing the need for  Full Article »