Posts Tagged Colombia

Colombia busts animal trafficking ring smuggling thousands of baby turtles

Marje Pelayo   •   March 9, 2020

REUTERS – Authorities in Colombia on Sunday (March 8) busted an animal smuggling ring out of the country, rescuing thousands of native matamata turtles. According to officials, a sniffer dog...

77-year-old drug mule becomes oldest Spanish inmate in Latin America

UNTV News   •   December 20, 2019

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – Rodrigo Cariñana, a 77-year-old currently housed in the foreigners’ wing of the Colombian capital’s La Modelo prison, became the oldest Spaniard behind bars in Latin America after...

Drug smugglers use cocaine packs as floaties in dramatic sea rescue

Robie de Guzman   •   October 3, 2019

Three alleged drug smugglers were rescued from the Pacific Ocean’s high seas off Colombia’s coast by members of Colombia’s army after they were found using their cocaine packs as floaties....

Seven die in Colombia plane crash

UNTV News   •   September 16, 2019

A small plane crashed near the southwestern Colombian city of Popayan on Sunday (September 15), killing seven of the nine passengers aboard, the city’s mayor and the country’s civil aviation...

Forest fire burns Cristo Rey monument area in Colombia

Jeck Deocampo   •   September 11, 2019

Emergency officials stepped in after massive fire burns near tourist spots in Colombia on Tuesday (September 10) Video shared with Reuters showed the fire burning mass areas of the hill...

People, pets unleash efforts for animal rights in Colombia

Jeck Deocampo   •   September 2, 2019

People and their pets marched together in the streets of Bogota, Colombia on Sunday (September 01) to demand their government do more to protect animals from mistreatment and abuse. Marchers...

Petro touts new vision for Colombia against right-wing critic of peace deal

admin   •   May 28, 2018

Leftist Gustavo Petro is to face right-winger Ivan Duque after the two emerged as the favorites in the country’s first-round presidential election on Sunday (May 27). The first election since...

USAID and Colombian firefighters join rescue efforts in quake-stricken Mexico

admin   •   September 22, 2017

Rescue workers working against the odds in Mexico City on Thursday received reinforcements from USAID amidst a rising death toll and dwindling hope of finding people alive more than 48...

Rescuers, locals dig for Colombia flood victims, 254 die

UNTV News   •   April 3, 2017

Families and rescuers searched desperately on Sunday through mud-plastered rubble for victims of flooding and landslides in Colombia that have killed 254 people, injured hundreds and devastated entire neighborhoods. Several...

Ex-Colombian president criticizes Duterte’s war on drugs

admin   •   February 9, 2017

PHILIPPINES — President Rodrigo Duterte has gained another critic in his anti-drug war. In an article published in New York Times dated February 7, former Colombian president, Cesar Gaviria said...


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