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Colombia – Colombia offers $800,000 reward for info on helicopter attack (Al Jazeera)

The Colombian government is offering a reward of nearly $800,000 for information leading to the capture of those behind an attack on a helicopter carrying President Ivan Duque near the Venezuela border on Friday.

Colombia offers $800,000 reward for info on helicopter attack | FARC News | Al Jazeera

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Colombia – A Conversation with Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia (Wilson Center)

Facing one of the most challenging moments in Colombia’s history, Colombian President Iván Duque engaged in a wide-ranging conversation in an event co-hosted by the Wilson Center and the Inter-American Dialogue. In recent weeks, Colombia has witnessed massive street protests along with acts of vandalism, looting, police violence, and road blockages. The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the Colombian economy, leading to increases in unrest, poverty, and unemployment.

President Duque discussed factors that are driving the current turmoil and the government’s efforts to calm tensions, including through a national dialogue.

A Conversation with Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia | Wilson Center

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Colombia – Ivan Duque least popular Colombian president on record: Poll (Al Jazeera)

Pressure has increased on Duque amid widespread anti-government protests in recent weeks.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/5/26/duque-most-unpopular-colombian-president-poll

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Colombia – The Colombian protests reflect a deep legitimacy crisis (Al Jazeera)

Fabio Andrés Díaz Pabón, Maria Gabriela Palacio

The country could slip into another cycle of violence if the government continues to ignore people’s grievances.

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/5/22/the-colombian-protests-reflect-a-deep-legitimacy-crisis

 

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(Colombia) Colombia to extend coronavirus restrictions as infections rise (Al Jazeera)

Nightly curfews will vary depending on intensive care unit occupancy rates in various Colombian cities, president says.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/4/colombia-to-extend-coronavirus-restrictions-as-infections-rise

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(USA/Colombia) How the US can help Colombia surmount dual crises (Atlantic Council)

Larry Luxner

On the eve of the two-hundredth anniversary of diplomatic ties between the United States and Colombia, there is “good momentum to strengthen the bilateral relationship,” says Colombian President Iván Duque.

How the US can help Colombia surmount dual crises

 

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(Mexico) Mexico’s cannabis legalization, and comparisons with Colombia, Lebanon, and Canada (Brookings)

Vanda Felbab-Brown

On March 10, 2021, Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies legalized production of cannabis for industrial, medical, and recreational purposes.

Mexico’s cannabis legalization, and comparisons with Colombia, Lebanon, and Canada

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(Venezuela/Colombia) ‘Humanitarian time bomb’: 4,700 Venezuelans flee to Colombia (Al Jazeera)

Some accuse Venezuelan army of using excessive force in operation against armed groups near Colombia-Venezuela border.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/28/humanitarian-timebomb-4700-venezuelans-flee-to-colombia

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(Venezuela/Colombia) Venezuela says six members of ‘armed groups’ killed near Colombia (Al Jazeera)

Thousands are displaced after Venezuela military launched operation against ‘armed groups’ near Colombian border.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/27/venezuela-says-six-members-of-armed-groups-killed-near-colombia-border

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