Colombia

Colombia protests enter fourth week, demonstrators pledge to continue

The protest, originally called in late April against a now-canceled tax plan, has expanded to include demands like a basic income, an end to police violence and opportunities for young people.

May 20, 2021, 09:04 AM IST

More than 30 killed within week of Colombian protests against tax reform

Over 30 people have been killed in a week in Colombia during the protests that began over a proposal to raise taxes on poorer people and cut some exemptions.

May 06, 2021, 14:59 PM IST

Thousands of Colombians take it to streets to protest against tax proposals

Thousands of protesters came out on the streets in Colombia to protest against a controversial tax reform proposal. Several civilians got injured along with policemen.

Apr 29, 2021, 10:16 AM IST

Colombia’s Defence Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo dies from viral pneumonia linked to COVID-19

Colombia’s Defence Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo has died from viral pneumonia related to COVID-19, the government said on Tuesday. Trujillo was reported infected with coronavirus earlier this month and was transferred to an intensive care unit. He died in the military hospital in Bogota aged 69.

Jan 27, 2021, 13:04 PM IST

After US, UK, Romania, new mysterious monoliths spotted in these two countries

RTL Nieuws reported that the metallic column was spotted by a group of hikers in a nature reserve in a village in Oudehorne, Friesland. 

Dec 09, 2020, 08:59 AM IST

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Colombia overrun Venezuela with three first-half goals

Venezuela are the only side in South America never to have reached the World Cup finals and they showed why in a disastrous opening 45 minutes at a fan-free stadium on Colombia’s coast.

Oct 10, 2020, 15:40 PM IST

Woman who went missing 2 years ago found floating alive at sea - Watch the dramatic rescue video

In an unbelievable incident, a Colombian woman who went missing around two years ago was found alive at sea few days ago. Angelica Gaitan was spotted by some Colombian fisherman when she was floating off the coast of Colombia, reported The Sun. The footage of the rescue of 46-year-old woman has now gone viral on social media. 

Sep 30, 2020, 12:30 PM IST

Colombia violence: Three attacks in last 24 hours leave at least 17 dead

President Ivan Duque lamented the deaths in a message via his Twitter account.

Aug 23, 2020, 00:04 AM IST

Roger Federer to return to Bogota for March exhibition duel

The fixture will be played on March 24 at Movistar Arena in Colombian capital Bogota.
 

Dec 21, 2019, 13:15 PM IST

Cyclist Egan Bernal scripts history, becomes first Colombian to win Tour de France

Cyclist Egan Bernal has created history by becoming the first-ever Colombian to win the Tour de France as well as the youngest ever to win the sport's most prestigious race in modern times.

Jul 29, 2019, 08:59 AM IST

Copa America: Relentless Colombia seal win against Paraguay despite sweeping changes

Colombia were guaranteed a place in the last eight as Group B winners and made 10 changes from the side that beat Qatar in their last outing but still dominated play against Paraguay.

Jun 24, 2019, 20:09 PM IST

Plane crash kills 12 in Colombia

According to Aerocivil, the authorities have initiated an investigation into the causes of the accident.

Mar 10, 2019, 07:31 AM IST

Venezuela protests flare, soldiers defect ahead of border aid operation

Four National Guard troops at the frontier disavowed Maduro`s socialist government on Saturday, following an appeal from Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to let aid through.

Feb 23, 2019, 21:47 PM IST

Venezuela's Maduro starts shutting borders to block humanitarian aid

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks trying to get to the frontier to receive humanitarian aid.

Feb 22, 2019, 08:42 AM IST

UNSC condemns car bombing in Colombian capital

The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and government of Colombia.

Jan 19, 2019, 08:18 AM IST

Car bomb in Colombia police academy kills five: Bogota mayor

Authorities did not immediately say if the dead and wounded were police or civilians. 

Jan 17, 2019, 21:35 PM IST

Colombian player Juan Quintero survives shooting attack after match

Quintero, who made five appearances last season for Spanish club Sporting Gijon, played in Deportivo Cali`s 1-0 win earlier on Sunday which left them outside the top eight playoff places.

Nov 13, 2018, 16:47 PM IST

Colombia's coach Jose Pekerman fumes at referee, breaks after FIFA World Cup 2018 loss to England

Pekerman said the England players were demanding fouls which in his opinion were not, complaining to American referee Mark Geiger and affecting the flow of Colombia’s game.

Jul 04, 2018, 16:37 PM IST

England knock Colombia out of FIFA World Cup 2018 on penalties, enter quarterfinals

England defeats Colombia 4-3 on penalties after both the sides failed to create clear-cut chances in extra time. 

Jul 03, 2018, 23:14 PM IST

Colombia outscore Brazil, Argentina over two World Cups

Led by world-class players such as James Rodriguez and Juan Cuadrado, but missing key striker Radamel Falcao in 2014, Colombia scored a total of 12 goals in five matches at the World Cup 2014 in Brazil, having reached the last eight.

Jun 30, 2018, 20:25 PM IST