Gulf Times - Colombia
Colombian protesters return to streets amid disputes with government

Colombian protesters return to streets amid disputes with government

Colombians across the country took to the streets on Wednesday after the government failed to reach an agreement with the organizers of protests that have continued for two weeks.

Duque to meet with Colombia protest leaders

Duque to meet with Colombia protest leaders

Under-fire Colombian President Ivan Duque will meet with protest leaders on Tuesday, a minister announced, after five consecutive days of anti-government protests.

Three dead after Colombia protests, tear gas used in renewed confrontations

Three dead after Colombia protests, tear gas used in renewed confrontations

Three people were killed in events following Thursday marches across Colombia, the defense minister said, as cities woke on Friday to widespread public transportation problems

Amazon countries discuss strategy for preservation of rainforest

Amazon countries discuss strategy for preservation of rainforest

The measures "will have to be taken not only by the Amazon countries, but also by the nations in the region and the international community in general"

Copa America: Argentina, Uruguay, Peru through to quarter-finals

Copa America: Argentina, Uruguay, Peru through to quarter-finals

An early goal by Lautaro Martinez and Sergio Aguero's late second gave Argentina a 2-0 win over Qatar Sunday that qualified them for the Copa America quarter-finals.

'They shot at us,' say injured Venezuela protesters

'They shot at us,' say injured Venezuela protesters

Edinson Cisneros gasped and wheezed as he tried to talk -- he was one of the protesters struck by rubber buckshot fired by Venezuelan security forces breaking up border demos demanding the entry of emergency aid from Colombia.

Venezuela troops fire tear gas on demo at Colombia border

Venezuela troops fire tear gas on demo at Colombia border

Venezuelan forces on Saturday fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up a crowd demanding to cross a closed border bridge to Colombia, AFP journalists reported.

Colombia blames deadly Bogota car bombing on ELN rebels

Colombia blames deadly Bogota car bombing on ELN rebels

The Colombian government on Friday blamed leftist ELN rebels for the bombing of a police training academy in Bogota that killed 20 people as well as the attacker and dealt a body blow to the peace process.

Bus accident in Ecuador kills 23

Bus accident in Ecuador kills 23

A bus carrying travelers from Colombia and Venezuela crashed in Ecuador early Tuesday, killing 23 people and injuring 20 others, officials said.

Venezuela vows to eradicate plots after Maduro 'assassination' bid

Venezuela vows to eradicate plots after Maduro 'assassination' bid

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday renewed his accusation against his Colombian counterpart, blaming him for what Caracas has called a drone "assassination" attempt on the Socialist leader over the weekend.

Netanyahu cancels Colombia trip amid Gaza truce talks

Netanyahu cancels Colombia trip amid Gaza truce talks

Netanyahu will convene his security cabinet on Sunday to discuss an emerging deal, brokered by the United Nations and Egypt, for long-term peace in Gaza.

England win first-ever World Cup shoot-out to make quarters

England win first-ever World Cup shoot-out to make quarters

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was helped by the crossbar and then saved from Carlos Bacca before Eric Dier converted as England shook off their World Cup penalty trauma by beating Colombia 4-3 in a shoot-out on Tuesday for a place in the quarter-finals.