Venezuela’s Guaido meets with Pompeo and Colombia’s Duque | AFP

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido meets with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Colombian president Ivan Duque during an event to honour the victims of the bombing of a police academy in Bogota that killed 20 people as well as the attacker last year. IMAGES

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Venezuelans migrants transform Colombia’s parks into open-air bedrooms | AFP

Bucaramanga, a Colombian city near the Venezuelan border, is known for its parks, which have become a refuge for the country’s many Venezuelan migrants. They have transformed the green spaces into open-air bedrooms from which they sleep, work and ask for help to survive.

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Thousands gather in Colombia for Blacks and Whites’ Carnival | AFP

Thousands of people watch performers, entertainers, and dancers on floats in the annual Blacks and Whites’ Carnival in the southern Colombian city of Pasto, one of the country’s largest festivals that has its origins in the Andean, Amazonian and Pacific cultural expressions.

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Police clash with demonstrators near Colombia’s main university | AFP

Colombian police fire tear gas at demonstrators in Bogota as they try to occupy the National University, stopping traffic and disrupting public transportation. IMAGES

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In Colombia, musicians join anti-government protests | AFP

Thousands of Colombian protesters including dozens of musicians marched, sang and banged pots and pans on Sunday in a bold new show of discontent with President Ivan Duque’s administration.

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Tourism becomes weapon of choice for Colombia’s Comuna 13 to shed stigma of violence | AFP

Stricken relentlessly by violence, Comuna 13, a neighbourhood high up in the Colombian city of MedellΓ­n whose streets and terraces once ran bright with rivers of blood, resists remaining synonymous with danger thanks to the initiative of its residents to use tourism as its newest weapon.

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Former FARC rebels hold fashion show in Colombian Congress | AFP

Former combatants of the FARC rebel group, joined by Colombian models, wear garments created by former guerrillas. The ex-FARC members are in the process of returning to civilian life under a peace deal with the Colombian government.

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Images of crime scene where French engineer shot dead in Bogota | AFP

An engineer working for French aerospace and defense company Thales was shot dead in the Colombian capital Bogota on Tuesday in an apparently targeted assassination, officials said. +DOPESHEET TO FOLLOW+ IMAGES of site of killing

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Today in History for December 2nd

Sen. Joseph McCarthy is censured; Scientists demonstrate the world’s first artificially-created, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction; Enron files for Chapter 11 protection; Colombian drug lord is shot and killed. (Dec. 2)

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Bogota mayor extends curfew to cover entire city | AFP

Colombian police officers guard the streets in Bogota after the mayor of the Colombian capital ordered the curfew for the city on Friday night in response to sporadic looting and clashes following mass demonstrations against President Ivan Duque’s right-wing government.

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Shakira: ‘I didn’t know if I was ever going to sing again’

Colombian superstar Shakira looks back on the horrors of her 2017 vocal cord injury, admitting “that brought a lot of suffering to me.” (Nov. 5)

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Shakira plans Latino tribute at Super Bowl

Colombian superstar Shakira wants to use her upcoming Super Bowl performance to celebrate Latino culture in the U.S.. (Nov. 5)

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Shakira says losing voice was ‘darkest moment’ of her life | AFP

In an interview with AFP, Colombian singer and pop star Shakira says that losing her voice “really was the darkest moment” of her life. The hemorrhage in her vocal cords forced her to postpone her international tour “El Dorado” for seven months. The star is now launching a film about that tour, “Shakira in concert: El Dorado World Tour”, which is due to be screened in more than 2,000 cinemas in some 60 countries on November 13.

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Colombia: students protest against corruption, for better education | AFP

Colombian students protest in Bogota demanding that the government of President Ivan Duque provides more resources for education and against corruption. IMAGES

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Colombia: Meet the candidate vying to be Bogota’s first female mayor | AFP

Claudia LΓ³pez, a center-left candidate who is openly gay, is vying to become the first female mayor of the Colombian capital Bogota. β€œI feel deeply proud of the woman I am, with my virtues and my shortcomings, which obviously are many, and I make an effort every day to improve,” says LΓ³pez, who is among the leading candidates to win the election and whose victory would make history in a nation that has historically been governed by men of the liberal and conservative elites.

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Colombian indigenous communities meet over rising murders | AFP

Indigenous communities in Colombia lead members on a long walk to meet with other communities after two of their leaders were murdered in the southwest of the country, which is plagued by armed conflict and drug trafficking.

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Thousands protest in Colombia over education resources | AFP

Ten months after Colombian students reached an agreement with President Ivan Duque to increase the education budget, thousands of protesters take to the streets to demand that the agreement be fulfilled.

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