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Avianca suspending all international flights until May
Central America
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Central America
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Avianca suspending all international flights until May

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 20, 2020

Friday morning, Avianca announced it is suspending all international flights until April 30 in response to the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. "Today we have to…

Four people taken to hospital after Avianca flight makes rapid descent during Costa Rica-Colombia route
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News
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Four people taken to hospital after Avianca flight makes rapid descent during Costa Rica-Colombia route

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2020

Three crew members and one passenger were taken to the hospital for further testing Thursday after Avianca 693 made a rapid descent while operating a route between…

Pompeo visits Colombia, where he will meet with Guaidó
Colombia
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Colombia
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Pompeo visits Colombia, where he will meet with Guaidó

Alina Dieste / AFP - January 20, 2020

The head of US diplomacy, Mike Pompeo, will meet on Monday in Colombia with the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, on his first stop of a three-day…

Uber announces end of services in Colombia
Colombia
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Colombia
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Uber announces end of services in Colombia

AFP - January 12, 2020

Uber announced Friday it is ending its services in Colombia next month after losing a case brought by taxi drivers for alleged unfair business practices. The US…

Three dead in Colombia protests as wave of unrest continues in South America
Colombia
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Colombia
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Three dead in Colombia protests as wave of unrest continues in South America

AFP - November 22, 2019

Three people were killed during nationwide demonstrations in Colombia as part of a general strike protesting against the policies of President Ivan Duque's right-wing government, the defence…

Three Colombians detained in Costa Rica with 1.4 metric tons of cocaine
Colombia
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Colombia
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Three Colombians detained in Costa Rica with 1.4 metric tons of cocaine

AFP and The Tico Times - October 22, 2019

Costa Rican authorities intercepted a boat with 1,410 kilos of cocaine on Monday and arrested three Colombians who were on board, the government of the Central American…

Cocaine from Brazil on the rise in Europe
Brazil
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Brazil
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Cocaine from Brazil on the rise in Europe

AFP - October 3, 2019

Brazil is increasingly the source of cocaine seized in the Belgian port of Antwerp, Europe's main entry point for the drug, overtaking the world's biggest producer Colombia,…

Low-cost carrier Wingo now flies between Costa Rica and Colombia
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Low-cost carrier Wingo now flies between Costa Rica and Colombia

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 4, 2019

Low-cost carrier Wingo now offers direct flights between Costa Rica and Colombia. The budget airline, which is part of the same parent company as Copa, on Tuesday…

Ex-FARC leader issues call to arms in Colombia
Colombia
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Colombia
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Ex-FARC leader issues call to arms in Colombia

AFP - August 29, 2019

Colombia's conservative President Ivan Duque said Thursday he would send a special army unit to hunt down ex-FARC leaders who announced they were taking up arms again.…

The US asks Central America for cooperation against irregular immigration
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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The US asks Central America for cooperation against irregular immigration

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - August 22, 2019

The acting Homeland Security secretary of the United States, Kevin McAleenan, called for cooperation from Central American countries and Colombia to combat irregular migration from Asia and…