Colombia real-time news

Former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe tests positive for Covid-19 after house arrest order (source — rss.cnn.com) 06/08/2020 01:14:01

The former President, who is currently a senator in Colombia, was ordered to be kept under house arrest on Tuesday, in relation to a case investigating alleged witness tampering.

UAE sends third medical aid shipment to Colombia in fight against COVID-19 (source — www.emirates247.com) 28/07/2020 09:55:55

The UAE Monday sent a third aid shipment carrying 6 metric tons of critical medical supplies to Colombia to bolster the More...

Risk coronavirus or go hungry: an impossible choice faced by Colombia's indigenous communities (source — www.telegraph.co.uk) 27/07/2020 14:28:58

Colombian guerrillas are using coronavirus curfews to expand their control (source — www.independent.co.uk) 26/07/2020 18:06:45

'They see this as an opportunity to show that they are in charge,' says researcher

Coronavirus live news: no sign of infection slowing across Americas; UK records 110 new deaths (source — www.theguardian.com) 21/07/2020 19:46:53

€750bn EU Covid-19 recovery plan agreed in early morning talks; Trump to resume daily briefings; two Brazil ministers test positiveEU leaders agree spending and €750bn Covid-19 recovery plansUS failur...

How a Colombian market is using AI to combat Covid-19 outbreaks (source — www.bbc.co.uk) 18/07/2020 03:02:49

Markets have been virus hotspots in Colombia, so one of them is trying a new way to curb the spread.

Militant groups use murder, arson to enforce lockdown in Colombia, says rights organization (source — rss.cnn.com) 16/07/2020 21:50:02

Armed groups in Colombia are using killings and other forms of violence to force civilians to follow their rules to slow coronavirus transmission, Human Rights Watch alleged on Wednesday.

Militant groups use murder, arson to enforce lockdown here (source — www.cnn.com) 16/07/2020 21:40:24

Armed groups in Colombia are using killings and other forms of violence to force civilians to follow their rules to slow coronavirus transmission, Human Rights Watch alleged on Wednesday.

Militant groups use murder, arson to enforce lockdown (source — www.cnn.com) 16/07/2020 21:40:24

Armed groups in Colombia are using killings and other forms of violence to force civilians to follow their rules to slow coronavirus transmission, Human Rights Watch alleged on Wednesday.

Colombian cartels killing anyone who doesn't obey coronavirus lockdown orders: report (source — www.foxnews.com) 16/07/2020 19:29:35

Colombian cartels warned residents in nearly half the country's states that armed fighters would kill anyone who disobeyed coronavirus lockdown restrictions. 

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