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Human rights activists and social organizations protest to demand the implementation of the substitution of illicit crops in the country, in Bolivar Square in Bogota, Colombia, Oct. 6, 2017. Banner reading "Stop the Death." The protest was called following the death of at least six coca farmers in an unclear attack in Tumaco, in rural southeastern Colombia, one of the municipalities with more coca hectares in the country, media reported. EPA-EFE/LEONARDO MUÑOZ
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The mission set out to reach the remote village of Tandil, where six people were killed and 20 others wounded last Thursday while protesting against the government's push to eradicate coca, the raw material of cocaine.

Vicepresidente viaja a Colombia en su primera gira latinoamericana

 08/14/2017 - 05:13
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) shaking hands with US Vice President Mike Pence at the Guests House in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia, 13 August 2017. Pence arrived in Cartagena as the first stop of his Latin American tour. EPA/Cesar Carrion/COLOMBIAN PRESIDENCY

En este viaje, Pence buscará remarcar el compromiso del Gobierno de Trump con Latinoamérica y reforzar el esfuerzo multilateral para aislar a Venezuela, inmersa en una profunda crisis económica y con la reciente instauración de una Asamblea Nacional Constituyente que Washington considera "ilegítima".

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US vice president arrives in Colombia at start of Latin American tour

 08/14/2017 - 04:39
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) shaking hands with US Vice President Mike Pence at the Guests House in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia, 13 August 2017. Pence arrived in Cartagena as the first stop of his Latin American tour. EPA/Cesar Carrion/COLOMBIAN PRESIDENCY

At a joint press conference with President Santos, Pence also took the occasion to condemn the violent incident on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, describing it as a tragedy, in which three people were killed and more than 20 wounded during a march by white supremacists.

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US-Panama Relations: Varela and Trump Discuss Common Challenges Facing the Region

 06/20/2017 - 04:49
US President Donald J. Trump (R) and the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela shake hands in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 19 June 2017. EPA/Molly Riley / POOL

Both leaders met in Washington and agreed to work for peace and democracy in Venezuela. With an agenda focusing on security, fighting drug trafficking and controlling illegal immigration, Varela is expected to meet today with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. 

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EEUU impone sanciones al presidente del Supremo venezolano y siete jueces

 05/19/2017 - 12:07
El magistrado Maickel Moreno, habla durante una rueda de prensa en Caracas (Venezuela). El Departamento del Tesoro EEUU impuso sanciones económicas hoy a Moreno, y a los siete magistrados restantes de la corte por "usurpar la autoridad" de la Asamblea Nacional. EFE/ARCHIVO/CRISTIAN HERNÁNDEZ

Estados Unidos impuso hoy sanciones al presidente del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia (TSJ) de Venezuela, Maikel Moreno, y otros siete jueces por "usurpar la autoridad" de la Asamblea Nacional, y pidió al mandatario venezolana, Nicolás Maduro, que libere a los presos políticos y "devuelva el poder al pueblo".

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Santos tras su encuentro con Trump: "Nosotros no construimos muros"

 05/19/2017 - 08:26
US President Donald J. Trump (R) shakes hands with President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos (L) during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 18 May 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

El presidente de EEUU Donald Trump dio el jueves la bienvenida a su homólogo colombiano, Juan Manuel Santos, de visita oficial en el país. Los líderes expresaron más interés en temas como la erradicación del problema de la cocaína, la lucha contra el tráfico de drogas y la crisis en Venezuela, que en el proceso de Paz en Colombia. 

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USA-Colombia: Trump focuses on anti-drug fight, asks Santos for help to end Venezuela political crisis

 05/19/2017 - 05:46
US President Donald J. Trump (R) shakes hands with President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos (L) during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 18 May 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

US President Donald Trump welcomed his Colombian counterpart, Juan Manuel Santos, to the White House on Thursday, appearing to express more interest in coca eradication, the anti-drug fight and the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela than in the Colombian peace agreement.

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Disaster in Colombia

 04/03/2017 - 02:32
Residents of Mocoa, Colombia, move among the city's ruins on April 2, 2017, after a mudslide wiped away portions of 17 neighborhoods, killing more than 200 people. EFE/LEONARDO MUÑOZ

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed Sunday that at least 210 people died and 203 were injured in the mudslides that buried or wiped away part of the city of Mocoa, promising that the southern jungle city will be rebuilt.

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Doves fly twice

 11/24/2016 - 16:20
A group of demonstrators protested yesterday in Bogotá against the new peace deal signed between the Government and the FARC. EFE/MAURICIO DUEÑAS CASTAÑEDA

A new peace deal was signed yesterday between the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, and the chief of the guerrillas, Rodrigo Londoño. The deal comes two months after Colombians voted "No" in a Referendum to decide wether to sign a peace with the FARC or not.