Tag Archives: Colombia

09Nov/17

Colombia seizes 12 tons of cocaine, its biggest ever haul

APARTADO, COLOMBIA (NOVEMBER 08, 2017) (MUTE) (COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT TV) – Police seized more than 12 tons (11 metric tonnes) of cocaine from Colombia’s top crime gang on Wednesday (November 8), the biggest haul ever in the nation’s long-running fight against drug trafficking, President Juan Manuel Santos said. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Spain seizes massive cocaine haul in Atlantic

CADIZ, SPAIN (OCTOBER 7, 2017) (GUARDIA CIVIL) – Spanish authorities seized 3.8 tonnes of cocaine found in a hidden compartment of a tug-boat on Saturday, (October 7). The massive drugs haul was part of an international operation in the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading

26Sep/17

In need of food and medicine, Venezuelans resort to selling hair

(MARACAIBO, VENEZUELA) (SEPTEMBER 18, 2017) (REUTERS) – In Venezuela, woman are resorting to selling their own hair in order to buy food and medicine as an ongoing economic crisis continues to wrack this petroleum producing country. Continue reading

08Aug/17

Chapecoense crash survivor emotional at Nou Camp ovation

BARCELONA, SPAIN (AUGUST 7, 2017) (REUTERS) – Barcelona’s traditional curtain-raiser, the Joan Gamper Trophy, took on emotional significance with the visit of Chapecoense, the Brazilian team who lost most of their playing and coaching staff in an air crash last year.
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15Jun/17

Colombia recognises first three-man marriage as legal

SHOWS: MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA (JUNE 12, 2017) (RCN TV) – Three men in Colombia have gained legal recognition for a “polyamorous” marriage, a first for the conservative Catholic country. Continue reading

02Apr/17

Survivors face tragic first night after deadly landslide

Roads and bridges lay in destruction as the death toll following a landslide in Colombia’s southwestern border province rises to over 200 with hundreds more injured. Saskia O’Donoghue reports Continue reading

17Jan/17

Shakira urges Davos elite to nurture future leaders

Music star and a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira talks about her campaign for early child education at a meeting held at the sidelines of World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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06Jan/17

At least 33 inmates killed in new Brazil prison riot

At least 33 inmates killed in the latest prison riot in Brazil.

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29Nov/16

Chapecoense soccer team in plane crash in Colombia

The Brazilian league soccer team Chapecoense are among 81 people aboard an aircraft that has crashed near Medellin in Colombia.

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31Oct/16

Colombia cartels use high-tech torpedoes to smuggle drugs

The Colombian Navy on Oct. 23 found 73 kg of cocaine submerged and attached to a docked sailboat off Baru island near the coastal city of Cartagena on Oct. 23.
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