BOGOTA, March 29 Colombian investment holding
company GrupoSURA will reduce its debt by 10 percent
this year - equivalent to about 450 billion pesos ($141 million)
- its chief executive said on Friday, and has no plans to expand
through acquisitions in 2019.
YUMBO, Colombia The 36,000 solar panels gleam in the tropical heat of a valley outside the city of Yumbo in western Colombia, feeding dozens of megawatts to a nearby soft drinks factory as well as the national grid.
CUCUTA, Colombia Sergeant Javier Gonzalez knew he would be killed if caught deserting Venezuela's military to flee to Colombia, but the thought of his nine-month-old son suffering the lack of milk and diapers in his economically devastated country steeled his resolve.
Cucuta/Urena Nach der gewaltsamen Verhinderung von Hilfslieferungen für Venezuela durch das Militär fordert Oppositionsführer Juan Guaido die internationale Gemeinschaft zum Handeln auf.
URENA, Venezuela/CUCUTA, Colombia Troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro violently drove back foreign aid convoys from Venezuela's border on Saturday, killing two protesters and prompting opposition leader Juan Guaido to propose that Washington consider "all options" to oust him. | Video
CUCUTA, Colombia, Feb 23 Venezuela's opposition
and activists prepared on Saturday to confront troops stationed
along the country's borders to block their plan to bring in food
and medicine that authorities are calling a veiled U.S.-backed
KUMARAKAPAY, Venezuela/CUCUTA, Colombia Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on indigenous people near the border with Brazil on Friday, killing two, as President Nicolas Maduro sought to block U.S.-backed efforts to bring aid into his economically devastated nation. | Video
CUCUTA, Colombia Tensions along the Colombia-Venezuela border over the entry of aid meant to alleviate widespread food and medicine shortages in the socialist country will be accompanied by music on Friday, as rival concerts kick off on both sides of the boundary.
CARACAS/CUCUTA, Colombia Venezuela's government on Friday said the United States should distribute humanitarian aid in Colombia where it is being stockpiled, while the opposition warned that blocking much-needed food and medicine could constitute crimes against humanity. | Video
CUCUTA, Colombia/TIENDITAS, Venezuela Trucks carrying humanitarian aid for crisis-stricken Venezuela arrived in the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Thursday as diplomatically-isolated President Nicolas Maduro appeared set to block its entry amid an escalating political crisis.