Colombia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25538/all en More US soldiers docked pay over Colombia prostitution scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/more-us-soldiers-docked-pay-over-colombia-prostitution-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Another three U.S. soldiers were docked pay and reprimanded over their roles in the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia last year, the U.S. military disclosed on Friday.</p> <p>U.S. military troops and Secret Service agents were helping provide security arrangements for President Barack Obama before his April visit to a summit in the seaside city of Cartagena.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/more-us-soldiers-docked-pay-over-colombia-prostitution-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Colombia Labor Law Laws regarding prostitution Prostitution Sex industry War Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 00:45:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733475 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia quake damaged 100 houses, injured 15 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/colombia-quake-damaged-100-houses-injured-15 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A strong earthquake that shook Colombia over the weekend destroyed 100 houses and damaged nearly 2,000 others, authorities said Sunday. Only 15 people were injured, none seriously, they said.</p> <p>The National Risk Management Unit said all areas affected by Saturday's quake had been reached, and the toll was definitive.</p> <p>"A total of 15 people injured, 100 houses destroyed, 1,896 houses damaged," the agency said via Twitter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/colombia-quake-damaged-100-houses-injured-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:45:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751987 at http://www.globalpost.com 6.5 magnitude quake reported in Colombia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130813/65-magnitude-quake-reported-colombia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 6.5 magnitude earthquake rattled northwestern Colombia Tuesday but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, authorities said.</p> <p>The Seismological Network of Colombia said the quake struck at 10:43 am (1543 GMT) in the Pacific Ocean, 99 kilometers (60 miles) from the town of Nuqui in the department of Antioquia.</p> <p>Colombian authorities ruled out the threat of a tsunami.</p> <p>The Colombian report said it was felt especially strongly in the city of Quibdo, the capital of the department of Choco, where people ran out into the streets.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130813/65-magnitude-quake-reported-colombia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia AFP Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:32:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5909174 at http://www.globalpost.com Prison fire kills 10 inmates in Colombia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140128/prison-fire-kills-10-inmates-colombia-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ten inmates were killed and 38 injured when an inferno ripped through a Colombian jail during the deadliest violence to rock the country's overcrowded prison system in more than decade, officials said Tuesday. </p> <p>The blaze broke out late Monday at a prison in the northern city of Barranquilla after inmates set fire to mattresses during a fight.</p> <p>Of the 38 injured, 12 have already been released from hospital but two remain in critical condition in intensive care, authorities said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140128/prison-fire-kills-10-inmates-colombia-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia Penology Prison Technology AFP Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:48:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6055602 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia eyes big boost in biofuel production http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140321/colombia-eyes-big-boost-biofuel-production <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cartagena, Colombia, Mar 21 (EFE).- Colombia, the fifth-largest producer of palm oil-based biodiesel and 10th-largest maker of sugarcane-based ethanol, plans to boost production of both biofuels by around 50 percent in the 2014-2015 period.</p> <p>The National Biofuels Federation's director of planning, development and innovation, Carlos Mateus, made the announcement to reporters Thursday prior to the inauguration of the inaugural International Conference on Biofuels in this Caribbean city.</p> <p>International scholars and private- and public-sector experts are attending the conference.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140321/colombia-eyes-big-boost-biofuel-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biofuels Colombia Energy Sustainability Technology Agencia EFE Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:31:09 +0000 Agencia EFE 6101599 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korean parliament ratifies bilateral FTA with Colombia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140429/s-korean-parliament-ratifies-bilateral-fta-colombia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEJONG, April 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's parliament on Tuesday ratified the country's free trade agreement (FTA) with Colombia Tuesday, over one year after the deal was signed.</p> <p>A government bill on the ratification of the South Korea-Colombia FTA was approved in a vote at the National Assembly, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.</p> <p>"The government will work to have the Korea-Colombia FTA implemented at an early date," it said in a press release.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140429/s-korean-parliament-ratifies-bilateral-fta-colombia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia International relations Republics South Korea Yonhap News Agency Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:17:33 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6133722 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korean parliament ratifies bilateral FTA with Colombia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140429/s-korean-parliament-ratifies-bilateral-fta-colombia-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEJONG, April 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's parliament on Tuesday ratified the country's free trade agreement (FTA) with Colombia Tuesday, over one year after the deal was signed.</p> <p>A government bill on the ratification of the South Korea-Colombia FTA was approved in a vote at the National Assembly, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.</p> <p>"The government will work to have the Korea-Colombia FTA implemented at an early date," it said in a press release.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> Colombia Xinhua News Agency Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:55:28 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6186356 at http://www.globalpost.com Cocaine drops in top producer Colombia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140626/cocaine-drops-top-producer-colombia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cocaine production in Colombia, a top producer, dropped nearly 13 percent last year, despite steady coca leaf agriculture, the United Nations drug watchdog said Thursday.</p> <p>But the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said use of the stimulant in the South American country, at 2.2 percent of the population, was high compared to regional neighbors.</p> <p>That rate nearly matched that of the United States, but was double that of Ecuador, and was more than four times higher than in Peru and seven times higher than in Bolivia.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140626/cocaine-drops-top-producer-colombia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemistry Cocaine Colombia Pharmacology AFP Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:45:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6188603 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia posts lowest murder rate in 10 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140721/colombia-posts-lowest-murder-rate-10-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Homicides in Colombia fell to their lowest rate in a decade, plummeting more than nine percent in 2013 compared to the previous year, officials said Monday.</p> <p>The government-run Forensic Medicine Institute wrote in its annual report that there were 14,294 homicides across Colombia last year, 1,433 fewer than in 2012.</p> <p>The figures show the continuation in recent years of a steady and significant decline in the murder rate in this Andean country famous for drug-related killings.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140721/colombia-posts-lowest-murder-rate-10-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia Crime Crimes Criminal law AFP Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:45:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6211273 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia counting on offshore projects to boost reserves http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140726/colombia-counting-offshore-projects-boost-reserves <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bogota, Jul 26 (EFE).- The head of Colombia's National Hydrocarbons Agency, or ANH, said the country is counting on offshore production to boost its oil and gas reserves.</p> <p>"In Colombia, we face the challenge of increasing hydrocarbon reserves. One of the main hopes for achieving this is through hydrocarbon production offshore, where experts say the 'big oil,' the big deposits, are located," Javier Betancourt was quoted as saying in an ANH statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140726/colombia-counting-offshore-projects-boost-reserves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia Fossil fuel Oil reserves Peak oil Technology Agencia EFE Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:01:36 +0000 Agencia EFE 6215960 at http://www.globalpost.com Venezuela to close Colombia border at night to fight smuggling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140809/venezuela-close-colombia-border-at-night-fight-smuggling-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Venezuela will close its Colombia border at night starting Monday to combat smuggling of various Venezuelan products, including food and gasoline, officials said Saturday.</p> <p>The border closure will take place from 10:00 pm (0230 GMT) to 5:00 am (0930 GMT) each night "to strengthen policies tackling smuggling from Venezuela to Colombia," said a press release from the state news agency AVN.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140809/venezuela-close-colombia-border-at-night-fight-smuggling-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia Smuggling Venezuela Zulia AFP Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:23:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6227601 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia truckers say Venezuela border curfew will hurt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140810/colombia-truckers-say-venezuela-border-curfew-will-hurt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Venezuela's nighttime border closure, a move meant to combat smuggling, will be costly, Colombia's transport industry said Sunday.</p> <p>"This will result in delayed goods shipments, which will generate incalculable losses for owners," the president of the National Chamber of Transport, Ricardo Virviescas, told Colombia's Caracol Radio.</p> <p>Venezuela announced Saturday it would close its Colombia border at night, it said to combat smuggling of various Venezuelan products, including food and gasoline.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140810/colombia-truckers-say-venezuela-border-curfew-will-hurt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia Member states of the Union of South American Nations Member states of the United Nations Spanish-speaking countries AFP Mon, 11 Aug 2014 01:16:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6228238 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia questions Venezuela's border closure to stem smuggling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140813/colombia-questions-venezuelas-border-closure-stem-smuggling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia on Wednesday questioned an effort by Venezuela to reduce smuggling of heavily subsidized fuel and food by shutting their shared border overnight, saying joint military cooperation would be more effective.</p> <p>Venezuela shut traffic across the border into Colombia between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., beginning this week, to limit the movement of cargo vehicles in border municipalities and prevent lucrative cross-border trade.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140813/colombia-questions-venezuelas-border-closure-stem-smuggling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia Member states of the Union of South American Nations Member states of the United Nations Spanish-speaking countries War Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:16:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6230805 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia says Venezuela border closure no solution to contraband http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140115/cricket-provisional-england-world-twenty20-squad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Colombia said Wednesday it would work with Venezuela to stem smuggling but said the nighttime closure of their common border was not a good solution.</p> <p>Venezuela closed the border on Monday night for the first time to try to shut down the flow of contraband gasoline and other heavily subsidized products to Colombia.</p> <p>Officials say the contraband is contributing to shortages of many basic goods in Venezuela, a huge political problem for the leftist government in Caracas. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140115/cricket-provisional-england-world-twenty20-squad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia Law Member states of the Union of South American Nations Member states of the United Nations Spanish-speaking countries Venezuela AFP Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:50:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6043642 at http://www.globalpost.com