Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Tag Archives: Colombia

Colombia plane crash kills seven

BOGOTA: At least seven people were killed and another three injured when a small plane crashed in southwestern Colombia, a firefighter said. “Nine people were on board the plane. Seven died, while two are seriously injured,” Juan Carlos Ganan, the commander of firefighters in the area, told AFP. The third ...

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Venezuela government says it thwarted ‘coup’ plot

CARACAS: Venezuela’s socialist government said Wednesday it had derailed a coup bid, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a military plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro and install a general and former defense minister in his place. Maduro warned that he would be “ruthless in a revolutionary ...

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Colombian Film-maker killed while making documentary on violence

BOGOTÁ: Mauricio Lezama was collecting testimonies from people who suffered violence during the civil war when he was shot and killed by four armed men in the town of Arauquita, in Arauca department, governor Ricardo Arevalo told reporters. Arevalo blamed the killing on a splinter group of FARC which rejected ...

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17 killed, 13 missing after mudslide in Colombia

At least 17 people were killed and 13 others were missing after a mudslide buried eight houses in southwestern Colombia, authorities said. The national risk management agency gave the updated toll after rescue efforts in Rosas, in the department of Cauca, were halted at nightfall. Reducing by two an earlier toll ...

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Colombia kills dissident Farc rebel leader

BOGOTA: The Colombian military says it has killed one of the leaders of a faction of Farc rebels who have refused to abide by the peace process. Rodrigo Cadete, 52, died in an operation in the southern Caqueta region along with nine other militants. Colombian Defence Minister Guillermo Botero said ...

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Eight dead in car bomb attack at Colombian police school

BOGOTA: A car bomb attack on a police cadet training school in the Colombian capital Bogota left at least eight people dead and 10 injured on Thursday, the defense ministry said. The attack happened at the General Francisco de Paula Santander Officer’s School in the south of Bogota during a ...

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Mina winner sends Colombia through, Senegal packing

SAMARA: A powerful header from Barcelona’s Yerry Mina fired Colombia into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Group H rivals Senegal, who crashed out due to a poorer disciplinary record than Japan. Colombia and Japan will play either England or Belgium, who were playing ...

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FIFA World Cup group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds

MOSCOW: With the second round of World Cup group games completed on Sunday, qualification for the knockout rounds is now clearer. The top two teams in each group go into the last 16. In the case of teams finishing level on points, FIFA has put in place seven tie-breakers starting ...

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Colombia hails ceasefire with last rebel group

BOGOTA: Colombia’s government and the country’s last active guerrilla group, the ELN, announced a ceasefire, a key step toward sealing a “complete peace” to end Latin America’s longest civil war. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in Bogota and ELN negotiators at peace talks in Ecuador announced the ceasefire two days ...

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