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New healthcare corruption scandal cost Colombia over $130M in 6 months
Jan 29, 2015 Ξ Comments are off

New healthcare corruption scandal cost Colombia over $130M in 6 months

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office is investigating a criminal network suspected of defrauding the country’s healthcare system for over $130 million in the past six months, it announced.

Peace talks

Former paramilitary leaders apologize to Colombia’s conflict victims
Jan 29, 2015 Ξ Comments are off

Former paramilitary leaders apologize to Colombia’s conflict victims

posted by Rebecca Florey

Three former heads of paramilitary organization AUC on Wednesday offered apologies to the victims of hundreds of their crimes.

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No chance of Santos-Uribe alliance against left in Bogota mayor race
Jan 29, 2015 Ξ Comments are off

No chance of Santos-Uribe alliance against left in Bogota mayor race

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Allies of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his political rival, former President Alvaro Uribe, are too divided to jointly present a mayoral candidate for the capital Bogota where the leftist  Full Article »

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Colombia’s political players united following suicide of senator’s son
Jan 29, 2015 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s political players united following suicide of senator’s son

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The alleged suicide of the son of an opposition senator has unexpectedly united Colombia’s coalition and opposition whose lawmakers en masse expressed their condolences Wednesday.

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Venezuela defuses diplomatic tensions with Colombia
Jan 29, 2015 Ξ Comments are off

Venezuela defuses diplomatic tensions with Colombia

posted by Rebecca Florey

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday defused diplomatic tensions with Colombia that had risen after the latter had called for the release of a Venezuelan opposition leader.

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Colombian army sergeant arrested for providing weapons, intelligence to FARC
Jan 29, 2015 Ξ Comments are off

Colombian army sergeant arrested for providing weapons, intelligence to FARC

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s military on Wednesday said it had arrested an army sergeant and three alleged members of the FARC for funneling military arms and intelligence to the country’s largest guerrilla group.

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Colombia’s illegal textile trade used for laundering drug money
Jan 29, 2015 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s illegal textile trade used for laundering drug money

posted by Rebecca Florey

Colombia’s National Police on Wednesday warned that the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel and other drug trafficking organizations are using the local fabric and textile industry to launder money.

Economy

OECD urges Colombia to fix unfair tax system, inequality and poor productivity
Jan 29, 2015 Ξ Comments are off

OECD urges Colombia to fix unfair tax system, inequality and poor productivity

posted by Nat Smith

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) announced a key charter of policy priorities and economic advice regarding Colombia’s economic growth and prosperity.

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Violence in Colombia significantly reduces citizens’ life expectancy
Jan 28, 2015 Ξ Comments

Violence in Colombia significantly reduces citizens’ life expectancy

posted by Rebecca Florey

Colombians’ life expectancy has been reduced by at least two years as a result of the country’s armed conflict and violence related to drug trafficking, said the National Health Observatory (ONS)  Full Article »

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Colombia oil workers union victim of ‘series of threats’ and attacks
Jan 28, 2015 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia oil workers union victim of ‘series of threats’ and attacks

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s oil workers union said Tuesday that just this month two of its leaders have been attacked while another 11 received death threats.

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