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If you think the past two years have been intense, your perspective should be reset soon. As the pandemic becomes rampant and just another thing to watch, the digital shift it sparked won’t stop. Tectonic technological movements like the connected economy cannot be extinguished per se. Instead, the number and quality of connections will likely …

This year, Colombian police illegally used public bus terminals in the capital Bogotá to torture and detain peaceful protesters. Anti-government demonstrations protesting the social instability since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic have been happening for months and finally gained momentum when the government used public structures to violently suppress protesters in May 2021 The …

TORONTO, February 23, 2022 – Northland Power Inc (TSX: NPI), a Canadian-owned global renewable energy company dedicated to supporting the clean energy transition, and its Colombian utility Empresa de Energía de Boyacá (EBSA), celebrated the inauguration of the first phase of the Helios solar farm with the Colombian government. The project includes 20,520 solar panels, …

KELOWNA, British Columbia, Feb. 22 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Allied Corp.. (“Allied” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: ALID) is pleased to congratulate the Colombian government for passing Regulation 227 (the “Regulation”) on February 20, 2022, which aims to allow the export of cannabis flowers from Colombia. On July 23, 2021, the President of Colombia, President Ivan …

PharmaCielo plans to start exporting dried flowers in the first half of 2022, with volumes increasing throughout the rest of the year. The company’s upstream and downstream scale and quality uniquely positions it as a strong competitor, with the psychoactive flower currently being imported into the EU and other markets from Canada and other producing …

The Colombian government has planned to declare the hippos, descendants of a herd illegally imported by drug lord Pablo Escobar, an invasive alien species. In a word Hippos are not native to Colombia, these hippos were illegally imported by Pablo Escobar in the 1980s where he let the massive animals roam his huge estate. However, …

PharmaCielo expects to start exporting dried flowers in the first half of 2022, with volumes increasing throughout the rest of the year. The company’s upstream and downstream scale and quality uniquely positions it as a strong competitor, with the psychoactive flower currently being imported into the EU and other markets from Canada and other producing …

THE COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT is considering declaring a herd of hippos descended from animals illegally imported by drug lord Pablo Escobar in the 1980s as an invasive alien species. Residents of the town of Puerto Triunfo have grown accustomed to living near the herd and many oppose any population control measures. In a few weeks, the …

The Colombian government is considering declaring a herd of hippos descended from animals illegally imported by drug lord Pablo Escobar in the 1980s as an invasive alien species. Residents of the town of Puerto Triunfo have grown accustomed to living near the herd and many oppose any population control measures. In a few weeks, the …

The Colombian government is considering declaring a herd of hippos descended from animals illegally imported by drug lord Pablo Escobar in the 1980s as an invasive alien species. Residents of the town of Puerto Triunfo have grown accustomed to living near the herd and many oppose any population control measures. In a few weeks, the …

Since January 1, Colombian healthcare providers operating under the government-backed private EPS (Care Delivery Entities) scheme have been provided with an expanded list of medications and procedures that must be covered by these entities and which will be reimbursed by the government for eligible patients. In 2020, 184 medical formulations and 22 health procedures were …

Nearly half of cities’ gross domestic product (GDP) is at risk of being disrupted by the loss of nature, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF). The organization, which opened its week-long Davos Agenda 2022 virtual event, has designed a roadmap to help cities adopt nature-based solutions for urban infrastructure to …

The US government extradited a former Colombian soldier and indicted him in connection with the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. NPR reported that Mario Antonio Palacios was on a layover in Panama on his way back to Colombia when he was informed by Interpol that the United States was extraditing him. The Justice Department …

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Colombian government, through the National Infrastructure Agency (ANI), has opened the bidding process for the Magdalena River PPP after releasing the final specifications for this initiative, which aims to recover the navigability of the main tributary of the country, 668 km long, between Bocas de Ceniza (Barranquilla) and Barrancabermeja …

THE SUSTAINABLE GEOPARK AGENDA PROJECT WINS THE AWARD OF COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT Bogota – Colombia. December 15, 2021 – GeoPark’s “Viviendas Sostenibles” housing program won first place from the Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy, the National Hydrocarbons Agency and the National Mining Agency in the fourth version of the Experiencias Significativas awards for best social …

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on November 30 the guerrilla group known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is no longer designated as terrorist organization. The move comes five years after a peace agreement between the group and the Colombian government in 2016. Blinken said the designations of two new terrorist groups …

Amid widespread reports of a new Omicron COVID-19 variant emerging across the world, the Colombian government has announced that from November 16, 2021, anyone 18 years of age or older will need to prove that they have received at least a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to enter large-scale events and some commercial establishments across Colombia. …

Amid widespread reports of a new Omicron COVID-19 variant emerging across the world, the Colombian government has announced that from November 16, 2021, anyone 18 years of age or older will need to prove that they have received at least a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to enter large-scale events and some commercial establishments across Colombia. …

One of Colombia’s most wanted drug traffickers, Dairo Antonio Usuga, alias “Otoniel”, leader of the violent Gulf Clan cartel, is presented to the media at a military base in Necocli, Colombia on October 23, 2021. L Former Colombian Senator Piedad Cordoba says that the Gulf Clan is certainly participating in this “big capitalist and transnational …

One of Colombia’s most wanted drug traffickers, Dairo Antonio Usuga, alias “Otoniel”, leader of the violent Gulf Clan cartel, is presented to the media at a military base in Necocli, Colombia on October 23, 2021. L Former Colombian Senator Piedad Cordoba says that the Gulf Clan is certainly participating in this “big capitalist and transnational …

Last Monday October 25, 2021, Reuters published an article warning of a potential new crisis on the Colombian border. Nicolás Maduro, the leader of Venezuela’s authoritarian left-wing dictatorship, has announced this month that he will reopen his side of the 1,379-mile border that he shares with Colombia. Due to the reopening of the border by …

The budget law for next year, which was recently approved by the Colombian House of Representatives, includes a controversial article that allows the state to confiscate a bank customer’s funds for use for budgetary purposes. In certain circumstances defined by law, these funds could be recovered if the account holders prove their ownership. Colombian government …

The Colombian government puts an end to Pablo Escobar’s “cocaine hippos”. The drug lord’s alien creatures have resided in his Hacienda Nápoles estate since his death in 1993. Escobar first smuggled four hippos – one male and three females – from a United States zoo in the 1980s, but they have since reproduced and multiplied. …

Scientists have called hippos “one of the world’s greatest invasive species challenges”. The Colombian government has had to sterilize dozens of hippos once owned by drug lord Pablo Escobar due to concerns about the impact they are having on wildlife and local people. Known as the ‘cocaine-addicted hippos’, the herd has grown from a population …

Colombian government security authorities said on Monday that they had succeeded in dismantling the Western War Front of the National Liberation Army (ELN), through a “high precision and surgical operation”, executed between members of the police and the army. The information was released by Colombia’s Interior Minister Daniel Palacios and Defense Minister Diego Molano via …

Bogota – Colombia, September 10, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Vitalpass, the digital COVID-19 vaccination passport co-created by Auna Ideas Foundation and Koibanx and developed using the Algorand blockchain, has been chosen by the Colombian government as the official vaccination certificate. Colombia is the first country of Latin America adopt this technology, joining the ranks …

Opposition sectors and analysts have questioned the actions of the Colombian government after the assassination of Jovenel Moïse, President of Haiti, for which 18 Colombian mercenaries are detained. Once the involvement of former Colombian military personnel in the assassination was uncovered, media close to President Iván Duque released a government-backed version of events that portrayed …

Opposition sectors and analysts have questioned the actions of the Colombian government after the assassination of Jovenel Moïse, President of Haiti, for which 18 Colombian mercenaries are detained. Once the involvement of former Colombian military personnel in the assassination was uncovered, media close to President Iván Duque released a government-backed version of events that portrayed …

Opposition sectors and analysts have questioned the actions of the Colombian government after the assassination of Jovenel Moïse, President of Haiti, for which 18 Colombian mercenaries are being held. Once the implication of former Colombian soldiers in the assassination was discovered, media close to President Iván Duque released a government-backed version of events which presented …

The Colombian migration authority announced last week that it had deported German citizen Rebecca Linda Marlene Sprößer (otherwise written Sproesser). Sprößer, according to the Colombian government, entered the country in March on a 90-day tourist visa, which would have expired before July. According to the 34-year-old flight attendant, in an interview with Colombian daily El …

On July 7, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) released a full report on its three-day visit to Colombia. On the same day, President Iván Duque Márquez rejected the recommendations of the IACHR, aimed at helping Colombia comply with its international human rights obligations, saying that “no one can recommend that a country tolerate …

IACHR makes 40 observations to Colombian government regarding social protests Thursday, July 8 2021 – 09:33 UTC Full article IACHR advised Duque against opposing roadblocks, which the president disagreed with The Colombian government received 40 recommendations from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on Wednesday following a visit to the country by an observation …

Protests continue across Colombia against police brutality as the statue of famous colonizer Christopher Columbus was toppled by protesters in the coastal town of Barranquilla. Since April 28, demonstrators have been active in the streets of Colombia, initially rejecting a tax reform project that would have removed tax exemptions for employees and increased taxes on …

Colombian government offers award for capturing presidential helicopter shooters Monday, June 28, 2021 – 08:49 UTC Full article Duque is willing to pay nearly US $ 795,000 to catch whoever shot his helicopter The Colombian government has offered a reward of US $ 795,000 in exchange for information leading to the capture of those behind …

The Colombian government has offered a reward of 3,000 million pesos (approximately $ 795,000) for information leading to the capture of those responsible for the attack on the helicopter that President Iván Duque was in when it landed at Cucuta airport. “A reward of up to 3,000 million pesos is offered to this person who …

Colombian police violated human rights during mass protests, which left 42 dead and more than 800 injured. Mass protests began on April 28 after the government attempted to raise taxes, cut economic deficits and raise funds for social services. Colombian President Iván Duque announced on Friday May 28 that military assistance would be sent to …

CNP continues to protest as dialogue with Colombian government makes no progress Monday, June 7, 2021 – 09:06 UTC Full article CNP says Colombian government was against responding to various demands and preferred to cancel them by force The Colombian National Strike Committee (CNP) decided on Sunday to continue by organizing marches and demonstrations, because …

The meeting between representatives of the National Strike Committee and the Colombian government, held on May 17, ended without reaching an agreement. The National Strike Committee, which brings together a diverse group of social organizations and unions, published A declaration after the meeting and reported that the far-right national government of President Iván Duque had …

Colombian government ready to negotiate but protests must end first Friday, May 14, 2021 – 08:44 UTC Full article ?? We are ready to sit down to negotiate, ?? said Ceballos The Colombian government of President Iván Duque insisted on Thursday that the National Unemployment Committee must withdraw from the conflicts affecting the country if …

Top line Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) joined several other U.S. lawmakers in condemning the Colombian government‘s crackdown on its citizens, as widespread protests against poverty and inequality in the country that have been gravely worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic continue into a second week. Protesters take part in a demonstration against a tax reform proposed …

Amid continuing unrest across Colombia and as reports of state violence mount, the US State Department has weighed in, urging the Colombian government to exercise restraint and dialogue in responding to the protests. Jalina Porter, deputy spokesperson for the US Department of State released a public statement that reads: Jalina Porter is the principal deputy …

Colombian President Ivan Duque speaks during an interview with Reuters in Bogota, Colombia, March 12, 2021. REUTERS / Luisa Gonzalez / File Photo BOGOTA, April 28 (Reuters) – The Colombian government has cut the amount of money it hopes to get from a tax reform bill in an attempt to gain enough support to push …

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese Mission to the United Nations (UN), called on the UN and the international community to support the Colombian government and promote peace, security and development in that country. Staff of the United Nations Mission in Colombia (Source: UN) Addressing the United Nations Security Council’s open online debate …

By Carlos Vargas, Nelson Bocanegra BOGOTA, April 15 (Reuters) – The Colombian government officially proposed to Congress a $ 6.4 billion tax reform on Thursday that would eliminate many deductions and increase rights for individuals and businesses. The measure, seen as essential by financial markets and analysts to manage fiscal pressures caused by the coronavirus …

In recent years, the border between Venezuela and Colombia has seen one of the most significant migratory flows of the decade, which has seen numerous economic, political, social and cultural crises on both sides. As a consequence of the mismanagement of the 2014 oil crisis in Venezuela which led to hyperinflation, the predominant flow of …

New York, March 16, 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Colombian government to return to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights hearing on the case of Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya and to respect its obligations to ensure justice in cases of violence against journalists. Colombian officials withdrew in protest yesterday …

NEW YORK, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Clever Leaves Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVR, CLVRW) (“Clever Leaves” or the “Company”), a leading multinational operator and licensed producer of pharmaceutical grade cannabinoids, today announced that the Colombian Technical Quotas Group (“TQG” ) authorized Clever Leaves’ Colombian operations to manufacture up to approximately 59,000 kilograms of cannabis …

UN criticizes Colombian government for killing ex-guerrilla activists Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – 08:55 UTC Full article The killings of at least 248 FARC ex-combatants since the signing of the agreement are due to an “absence of a comprehensive state presence”. In certain regions. The United Nations human rights body called on the Colombian government …

Friends and relatives mourn Heine Collazos y Esneider Collazos, two men killed in a massacre on August 21, 2020 in El Tambo, Colombia. LUIS ROBAYO AFP / Getty Images The Colombian government is failing in its obligation to protect social leaders targeted by illegal armed groups following the country’s historic peace agreement, Human Rights Watch …

Bogotá, Colombia, February 8, 2021 – The International Rescue Committee welcomes today’s announcement of temporary protection status for Venezuelan migrants. This initiative, presented by the Colombian government today, will be essential to protect the rights of Venezuelans who arrived before January 31, offering them the possibility of obtaining a resident visa over the next ten …

Today, the Colombian state-owned oil company Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC) revealed that it is seeking a controlling stake in Interconectado Eléctrica SA (ISA) by purchasing the 51.4% held by the Colombian Ministry of Finance and of Public Credit (Minhacienda). ISA is an international power grid operator with positions in power infrastructure across the Andes, including Argentina, …

Cyber ​​security researchers have put an end to an ongoing surveillance campaign directed against Colombian government institutions and private companies in the energy and metallurgy sectors. In a report released by ESET on Tuesday, the Slovakian internet security company said the attacks – dubbed “Operation Spalax” – began in 2020, with the modus operandi sharing …

The South American country, Colombia, has announced plans to repeat the widespread eradication of coca from the previous year for 2021. With the use of a banned herbicide, glyphosate, manual eradication will be replaced by aerial spraying and will wipe out 321,237 acres or more of coca crops. Coca leaves are used to produce cocaine, …

Former Colombian President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Juan Manuel Santos (top left) told a conference at the Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce in Bogotá that he had received credible intelligence from Washington that officials in the administration of current Colombian President Ivan Duque have offered to help the re-election effort of US President Donald Trump. …

Earlier this week, Colombian airline Avianca Airlines announced it would resume flight after five months of inactivity. The airline is currently undergoing restructuring after encountering financial difficulties due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Latin America. Today, the Colombian government confirmed that it will give Avianca a loan of $ 370 million to help …

(Reuters) – The Colombian government said on Saturday it would grant up to $ 370 million in loans to Avianca AVT_p.CN, as part of the airline’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection process in the United States. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows Colombian airline Avianca planes parked at El Dorado International Airport amid the coronavirus disease …

July 23 – The Colombian government says the National FA should expel any officials found guilty of wrongdoing following a two-year investigation by the country’s business regulator into the resale of tickets for the World Cup qualifiers at inflated prices. Earlier this month, the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) and a series of its most influential …

Nairo Quintana convinced the Colombian government to allow professional cyclists to train outdoors. Different rules had been put in place in each municipality in Colombia, but most parts of the country had temporarily banned outdoor cycling as part of measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, the government relaxed the rules to allow one …

After decreeing a 19-day curfew to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Colombian government dispelled the confusion by confirming that foreign trade activities through ports, airports and border crossings can continue to operate without interruption. Likewise, transport, storage and logistics for the import and export of goods and necessary domestic transport by …

Union leaders and Colombian government officials met for the second time on Thursday this week, but failed to reach an agreement to end protests against President Ivan Duque’s economic and social policies. The meeting took place just a day after a nationwide strike organized by unions, students and rights groups drew thousands of protesters. “We …

The search for the truth is not always welcome for governments that have something to hide. This appears to be the case with the Colombian government which recently denied entry to Alejandra Rajal, a Mexican journalist. The IWMF has issued the following statement, which we reproduce here in its entirety: “On October 1, 2019, Mexican …

The National Liberation Army (ELN) and Gulf Clan resume planting anti-personnel landmines on Colombian territory, the High Commissioner for Peace Miguel Ceballos denounced this week to the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS). ELN, the last left-wing guerrilla movement in Colombia, and Gulf Clan – a right-wing paramilitary organization also known as …

The killings of human rights defenders and community leaders in Colombia continue unabated, despite the government’s advice to the contrary. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has confirmed 285 cases of human rights defenders killed since January 2016. And the total may well be higher. Yet the Colombian government …

Bogotá – Colombia – Catholic Church leaders are urging the Colombian government to protect community leaders who are the targets of hired killers. As many as 300 local leaders have been killed since late 2016, when the government signed peace agreements to end a half-century conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as …

In the past two years, coca production in Colombia has increased by 50%, and in areas where the drug is produced, killings of local political activists are escalating even more rapidly. Last year alone saw a 45% increase. The killings mostly occur in areas that were at war from 1964 to 2016, when FARC rebels …

The Colombian government supports a dialogue between the mining companies active in Cesar and the victims of the armed conflict. Paula Gaviria, Presidential Adviser for Human Rights, expressed this support in a public letter addressed to the representatives of the Cesar Peasant Assembly who, supported by PAX, represent 14 communities of victims of the armed …

The Council, by a new resolution, decided that the United Nations Verification Mission, on a temporary basis until January 9, 2018, “will verify the respect of the temporary, bilateral and national ceasefire with the ELN at the levels national, regional and local “. “[It shall also] strive to prevent incidents through better coordination between the …

The Colombian government on Thursday pledged that it would quickly implement a peace deal after Congress approved an amended deal with Marxist rebels two months after voters rejected the original deal in a referendum. The lower house unanimously approved the new deal on Wednesday evening, a day after the Senate gave its support. “Now we …

The Colombian government and left-wing rebels said they would sign a modified peace deal on Thursday despite strong resistance from former President Alvaro Uribe. The signing ceremony promises to be more subdued than the heavily symbolic one that several heads of state attended in September in the colonial city of Cartagena. Reflecting the darker mood …

Colombian police guard Electricaribe’s main offices.Hugo Penso (EFE) More information The Colombian government has temporarily taken control of the ailing electricity distribution company Electricaribe, 85.38% owned by the Spanish electricity company Gas Natural Fenosa. Tuesday’s decision by the Superintendency of Residential Utilities, or SSP, Colombia’s utility regulator, was aimed at ensuring continuity of electricity supply …

November 13, 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised the efforts of the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) to conclude an amended peace agreement that incorporates good many of the proposals from groups representing Colombians who voted “No” in the October 2 plebiscite, Ban spokesman said today. The …

A new peace deal between the Colombian government and left-wing Farc guerrillas aims to broaden support after voters narrowly rejected an original deal last month ending more than 50 years of conflict. Government and rebel negotiators announced on Saturday evening in Havana that they had agreed on a series of changes to the original deal, …

The Colombian government and Marxist FARC rebels said on Saturday they agreed to a revised peace deal to end a 52-year war, six weeks after the original was narrowly dismissed during a referendum amid objections that it was too favorable to the rebels. The government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which have held …

The 52-year war between the Colombian government and FARC insurgents officially ended on Monday with the start of a ceasefire and the peace deal is seen as boosting tourism and investment, but neither as much nor as quickly as some would like. Capital Economics said the peace deal will boost the Colombian economy in the …

The Colombian government has struck a groundbreaking peace deal with left-wing Farc rebels, promising to end a war that has ravaged the country for more than half a century, killing tens of thousands and displacing millions. of people. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Wednesday that a national plebiscite would be held on October …

HAVANA – After 52 years of fighting and nearly four years of fierce negotiations, the Colombian government and the country’s rebel group FARC said on Wednesday they had reached an agreement to end the Americas’ oldest armed conflict. “The war is over,” said Humberto de la Calle, the government’s main negotiator, after signing the agreement …

HAVANA – The Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas have reached an agreement on a bilateral ceasefire and disarmament of the rebels, two of the last major obstacles at the end of 50 years of bloodshed. The deal announced on Wednesday is not a final peace deal, but it is a step forward that essentially …

The Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels have announced that they have reached an agreement on a bilateral ceasefire that would be the last important step towards ending one of the world’s longest wars. “We have successfully reached an agreement on the bilateral and final ceasefire and the end of hostilities,” the two sides said …

A statement released today by a spokesperson for Mr. Ban said the statement was issued by both sides from Havana, Cuba, where peace talks have been ongoing since 2012. According to the statement, the The requested UN mission would constitute “the international component of a tripartite mechanism to monitor and verify a future agreement on …

Screenshot Pablo Escobar grew up on a humble farm in the Colombian countryside and, through violence and cunning, he became the most powerful hub in the country – and, indeed, the world. During the process, Escobar recruited many Colombian officials and security forces in order to protect himself and his company from rivals and government …