England beats Colombia on penalties to reach last eight

England beats Colombia on penalties to reach last eight

England players celebrate while Colombia react after the penalty shootout. (REUTERS/Christian Hartmann)   MOSCOW, July 2 (Reuters): England finally ended their penalties curse when they beat Colombia 4-3 in a shootout after drawing their World Cup last-16 clash 1-1 following extra time after the South Americans equalised in the 93rd minute.   England had previously lost all […]

Colombia court approves peace tribunals ahead of congressional vote

Colombia court approves peace tribunals ahead of congressional vote

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos speaks during a news conference in Bogota, Colombia October 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga   BOGOTA, November 15 (Reuters) – Colombia’s constitutional court said in a ruling late on Tuesday that special justice tribunals outlined in a peace deal between the government and the Marxist FARC rebels are constitutional, ahead of […]

Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes

Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes

BOGOTA, April 20 (Reuters) – At least 17 people were killed and seven are missing after a landslide sent mud and rocks crashing into several neighbourhoods in Manizales, Colombia, the government said on Wednesday, the second deadly landslide in the country this month.   Recent heavy rains have endangered residents in dozens of provincial towns, […]

Colombia starts to bury 262 landslide victims, search continues

Colombia starts to bury 262 landslide victims, search continues

MOCOA, Colombia, April 3 (Reuters) – Scores of decomposing cadavers were being released for burial on Monday as rescuers continued to search for victims of weekend flooding and landslides that devastated a city in southern Colombia, killing at least 262 people.   Desperate families queued for blocks in the heat to search a morgue for […]

Colombia mudslide, flooding kill 254 in midnight deluge

Colombia mudslide, flooding kill 254 in midnight deluge

MOCOA, Colombia, April 2 (Reuters) – Flooding and mudslides in the Colombian city of Mocoa sent torrents of water and debris crashing onto houses in the early hours of Saturday morning, killing 254 people, injuring hundreds and sending terrified residents, some in their pajamas, scrambling to evacuate.   Heavy rains caused several rivers to overflow, […]

Colombia’s City of Women rebuilds homes and hopes

Colombia’s City of Women rebuilds homes and hopes

TURBACO, Colombia, March 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When fighting in Colombia forced Everlides Almanza to abandon her farm, she ended up in a slum near the coastal city of Cartagena where with only some plastic tarpaulin to shelter her, she longed for a new home.She dreamed of a brick building with a sturdy roof […]

Colombia president’s campaign allegedly took Odebrecht cash – official

Colombia president’s campaign allegedly took Odebrecht cash – official

BOGOTA, February 8 (Reuters) – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’s 2014 election campaign allegedly received as much as $1 million from Brazil’s Odebrecht SA, the country’s attorney general said on Tuesday, as fallout from a massive corruption scandal continued.   A portion of some $4.6 billion allegedly paid by engineering company Odebrecht to Otto Bula […]

About 300 rebels from Colombia’s FARC have not demobilized, general says

About 300 rebels from Colombia’s FARC have not demobilized, general says

SAIZA, Colombia, February 5 (Reuters) – Around 300 fighters from Colombia’s Marxist FARC rebels will not demobilize under a peace deal, a military commander said, giving the first official figure of guerrillas who may join with crime gangs seeking control of lucrative rebel drug territory.   The Andean country and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of […]

Peace deal will help Colombia battle cocaine, president says

Peace deal will help Colombia battle cocaine, president says

OSLO, December 9 (Reuters) – Colombia’s peace deal with Marxist rebels will help the country battle the cocaine trade, President Juan Manuel Santos said on the eve of collecting a Nobel Peace Prize that he called a “gift from heaven”.   In Oslo for Saturday’s award ceremony, Santos said the end of a five-decade-long guerrilla […]

Colombia, rebels agree revised peace deal to end 52-year war

Colombia, rebels agree revised peace deal to end 52-year war

HAVANA/BOGOTA, November 13 (Reuters) – Colombia’s government and the Marxist FARC rebels said on Saturday they agreed on a revised peace deal to end a 52-year war, six weeks after the original was narrowly rejected in a referendum amid objections it was too favorable to the rebels.   The government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of […]

FARC welcomes Colombia’s truce extension

FARC welcomes Colombia’s truce extension

Bogota, October 15 (IANS) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has welcomed Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announcement extending the ceasefire with the rebels until December 31.   In a statement released on Twitter the FARC said: “We are deeply committed to peace and touched by all popular demonstrations in Colombia and abroad that […]