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Colombia's GrupoSURA to reduce debt and increase income in 2019

29 Mar 2019

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.

Despite Andean sun, renewable energy in Colombia faces cloudy outlook

14 Mar 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.

Venezuelan military deserters willing to return to fight Maduro

26 Feb 2019

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.

Venezuelas Oppositionschef ruft nach Gewalt Ausland zum Handeln auf

25 Feb 2019

Cucuta/Urena Nach der gewaltsamen Verhinderung von Hilfslieferungen für Venezuela durch das Militär fordert Oppositionsführer Juan Guaido die internationale Gemeinschaft zum Handeln auf.

Venezuela's Guaido says 'all options open' after Maduro blocks aid

24 Feb 2019

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

Showdown looms as Venezuela opposition to confront border troops over aid

23 Feb 2019

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 invasion.

As tensions over aid rise, Venezuelan troops fire on villagers, kill two

23 Feb 2019

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

Battle of the bands: Dueling concerts as aid for Venezuelans in limbo

22 Feb 2019

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.

Venezuela's Maduro spurns U.S. aid, rival warns military not to block it

09 Feb 2019

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

Venezuela aid trucks arrive in Colombia as EU calls for dialogue

08 Feb 2019

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.

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