Steven Grattan

Killings, threats and delays disenchant Colombia's ex-FARC

02 Sep 2019

PONDORES, Colombia Ricardo Bolanos lays out a camouflage vest, a small battery radio and old rubber boots on his bed, cherished relics from his 45 years as a FARC guerrilla fighter.

U.N. camp offers temporary respite for beleaguered Venezuelan migrants

12 May 2019

MAICAO, Colombia, Sheltered from the harsh midday sun by the tent she now calls home, Maria Moreno bursts into tears recalling how she and her six children fled their native Venezuela a month ago for the border city of Maicao in northern Colombia.  | 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.

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.

U.S. Senator Rubio warns Venezuela's Maduro not to act against opposition

18 Feb 2019

CUCUTA, Colombia U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, visiting the Colombia-Venezuela border on Sunday, warned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of severe consequences if he takes action against the country's opposition leader and self-declared president or U.S. citizens. | Video

U.S. Senator Rubio, other officials visit site of Venezuelan aid

18 Feb 2019

BOGOTA, Feb 17 A U.S. delegation including Senator Marco Rubio visited the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Sunday, where humanitarian aid is being stockpiled for planned delivery to economically crippled Venezuela next week.

More U.S. aid for Venezuela touches down amid distribution uncertainty

17 Feb 2019

CUCUTA, Colombia A U.S. military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans landed on Saturday in the Colombian border city of Cucuta, where food and medicine is being stored amid uncertainty over how and where aid will be distributed. | Video

More Venezuela aid to arrive in Colombia amid uncertainty over distribution

16 Feb 2019

CUCUTA, Colombia, Feb 16 U.S. military transport planes carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans were set to land in the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Saturday, where food and medicine is being stored amidst uncertainty over how and where aid will be distributed.

Thousands of Colombians march against violence after deadly car bomb

20 Jan 2019

BOGOTA White flags and balloons filled streets nationwide as thousands of Colombians marched on Sunday to express outrage at violence after a car bomb blamed by the government on ELN rebels killed 20 police cadets and injured dozens.

Colombia clears migrant camp as Venezuela exodus continues

16 Jan 2019

BOGOTA Colombian authorities evacuated a camp that housed Venezuelan immigrants in the capital of Bogota on Tuesday, dismantling a temporary shelter even as the flow of refugees from the crisis-stricken neighboring nation is expected to continue unabated.

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