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US ‘archbishop’ touts bleach as Covid ‘miracle cure’ from Colombia jail cell

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The head of a phoney church who is in jail in Colombia awaiting extradition to the US to face trial for selling bleach fluids as a “miracle cure” for Covid-19 is continuing to tout the potentially fatal products from ...

Colombia under fire for backing Cuba protests while stifling dissent at home

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Colombia’s government has been accused of hypocrisy after calling for solidarity with protesters in Cuba even as it cracks down harshly on mass demonstrations against economic inequity and human rights abuses. Colombi...

Late goal gives Brazil controversial Copa América win over Colombia

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Brazil went behind for the first time in eight games but responded with a controversial equaliser before netting a dramatic winner deep into stoppage time for a 2-1 victory over Colombia in the Copa América. Brazil ha...

‘Everything is collapsing’: Colombia battles third Covid wave amid unrest

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Marisol Bejarano, an intensive care unit doctor at El Tunal hospital in the Colombian capital, Bogotá, has watched people die – slowly and far from family – since the pandemic began. She has been at the frontlines as...

Why brutal protests have been sweeping across Colombia – video explainer

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From the Amazon to the Caribbean coast, several weeks of protests have swept Colombia – dozens have died as demonstrators have faced sometimes deadly retaliation from police. The catalyst was a proposed tax hike, sinc...

Colombia politician tells protesters hurt by police to ‘stop crying over one eye’

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After a month of protests in which 46 people have suffered eye injuries from police teargas rounds and rubber bullets, a Colombian politician has prompted outrage by saying that supporters of the anti-poverty demonstr...

Colombia politician says ‘stop crying over one eye’ as protesters injured by police

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After a month of protests in which 46 people have suffered eye injuries from police teargas rounds and rubber bullets, a Colombian politician has prompted outrage by saying that supporters of the anti-poverty demonstr...

Colombia enters second week of violent unrest as police crack down on protests

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Colombia has entered its second week of violent unrest as riot police continued a brutal crackdown on nationwide protests against poverty and inequality exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. As many as 37 people h...

25 Colombia police stations vandalized and dozens injured as unrest continues

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Twenty-five police stations in Colombia’s capital city have been vandalized and dozens of protesters and police injured as street violence continued after a more than a week of angry anti-government demonstrations. So...

Colombia protests: what is driving the deadly unrest? – video report

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The UN has condemned the violent repression of protests in Colombia after clashes between police and demonstrators left at least 18 dead and 87 people missing. The demonstrations began with a general strike last Wedne...

Superiore 10 books about Colombia

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Growing up in Colombia in the 1990s, I rarely saw any tourists. That has changed dramatically in the past decade, especially following a historic peace deal with the Farc in 2016. My novel The Anthill examines the tra...

Colombia braces for further unrest after police react violently to mass protests

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Colombia is bracing for further unrest after a weekend in which largely peaceful nationwide demonstrations were met with a violent police reaction which left at least 16 demonstrators and one police officer dead and h...

Colombia defence chief calls children who died in bombing ‘machines of war

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Colombia’s defence minister is facing calls to resign amid growing indignation over his callous response to the death of at least one child in a government airstrike against dissident rebels. After reports that severa...