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Colombia to create fund to rescue coffee farmers when prices drop

12 Jul 2019

BOGOTA Colombia, the world's top supplier of washed arabica, is creating a special fund to subsidize coffee farmers when production costs fall below international prices.

Airbus aims to sell more than 1,000 planes over 15 yrs in Latin America, Caribbean

12 Jul 2019

BOGOTA European planemaker Airbus SE plans to sell more than 1,000 new passenger planes in the next 15 years in Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting about half the demand expected in the region, an executive of the company told Reuters.    

Colombia's Duque says wanted FARC lawmaker may have fled to Venezuela

12 Jul 2019

BOGOTA A fugitive lawmaker and former FARC rebel commander sought by U.S. and Colombian authorities may have fled to Venezuela, Colombia's president said on Thursday, threatening to denounce any country that protects him.

Former FARC leader's arrest sought in blow to Colombia's peace deal

10 Jul 2019

BOGOTA Colombia's Supreme Court ordered the capture of a former FARC rebel commander-turned lawmaker on Tuesday after he failed to appear for questioning about U.S. drug-trafficking charges, in a fresh blow to the country's landmark peace deal.

OAS meeting ends in disagreement over Venezuela opposition delegation

29 Jun 2019

MEDELLIN, Colombia Members of the Organization of American States (OAS) ended two days of meetings on Friday without a clear plan for increasing pressure on embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, despite a majority vote to recognise a representative from the country's opposition.

Number of Venezuelan migrants could double to 8 million - OAS

29 Jun 2019

BOGOTA Some 5,000 Venezuelans leave their country each day, the Organization of American States (OAS) said in a report on Friday, and the number of migrants from the oil-producing country could double to 8 million by the end of 2020.

Uruguay withdraws from OAS meeting over Venezuela opposition delegation

28 Jun 2019

MEDELLIN, Colombia Uruguay on Thursday withdrew from a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) being held in Medellin, Colombia, in protest of the presence of what it said was an illegitimate delegation from Venezuela.

Exclusive: Colombian armed groups recruiting desperate Venezuelans, army says

20 Jun 2019

ARAUCA/CUCUTA, Colombia Venezuela's crisis is spilling across the border into Colombia as Marxist rebels and right-wing paramilitaries recruit migrants to strengthen their ranks, according to five Colombian military commanders. 

Colombia's Juan Valdez focused on return to Mexico, Argentina debut

06 Jun 2019

BOGOTA, June 6 Colombia coffee shop chain Juan Valdez will focus on expanding its presence in Latin America, including returning to Mexico and debuting in Argentina, before it looks further afield to Asia and Europe, the chain's president said.

Exclusive: Thousands of Colombian FARC rebels return to arms despite peace accord - military intelligence report

06 Jun 2019

BOGOTA Roughly a third of the fighters in Colombia's former FARC rebel army have taken up arms again following a 2016 peace accord, posing a growing security risk in the Andean nation, according to a confidential military intelligence report reviewed by Reuters.

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