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Colombia enters 5th wave of COVID-19 pandemic

The Minister of Health and Social Protection of Colombia, Fernando Ruiz, specified this Friday that the country is at a fifth peak of Covid-19 infections, for this reason he urged people to reinforce vaccination schemes. “Obviously we…

Colombia prison riot sparks deadly fire

A fire inside an overcrowded Colombian prison killed 51 inmates in the early hours of Tuesday morning, authorities said, marking one of the deadliest incidents of its kind in the country's recent history. The fire broke out amid a…

Gustavo Petro wins Colombia’s presidential election

Colombia has elected former guerrilla fighter Gustavo Petro as its first left-wing president. The former member of the M-19 guerrilla movement narrowly defeated real estate millionaire Rodolfo Hernandez, vowing to enact profound social…

Colombia mine blast death toll rises to nine

Nine coal miners have died and six remain trapped underground after an explosion in a coal mine in Colombia, the National Mining Agency (ANM) said. The explosion near the northern town of El Zulia on Monday was caused by a…

Work progresses to rescue trapped miners in Colombia

The rescue efforts of the 14 Colombian miners trapped in a coal mine continued on Wednesday against the clock, indicated the organizations that carry out the operations to save the miners. According to Catalina Gheorghe, who leads the…