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Colombia to suspend aerial bombings against armed groups

Colombia’s new left-wing government has said it will suspend aerial bombings targeting armed groups, in an effort to minimise the deaths of civilians and children who have been forcibly recruited into the organisations. Defence Minister …

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…