Colombia police say former Haiti official suspected of ordering Moise hit

Colombia police say former Haiti official suspected of ordering Moise hit
BOGOTA (Reuters) -Former Haitian justice ministry official Joseph Felix Badio may have ordered the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise, a Colombian police chief said on Friday, citing a preliminary investigation into the murder.FILE PHOTO: The Haitian national flag waves at half-mast where the Haitian Presidential Palace used to be following the assassination of President… Read More

Colombia ex-president asks forgiveness for army’s extrajudicial killings

Colombia ex-president asks forgiveness for army’s extrajudicial killings
In public testimony to Colombia's truth commission on Friday, former President Juan Manuel Santos asked for forgiveness for extrajudicial killings of thousands of people committed by the country's armed forces partly during his time as defense minister.Santos, who in 2016 signed the peace deal which created the commission, testified about the so-called "false positives" scandal,… Read More

Colombia president says security forces to lift road blockades

Colombia president says security forces to lift road blockades
Trucks are seen blocking a road during a protest against the tax reform of President Ivan Duque's government in Zipaquira, Colombia May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Herbert VillarragaRoad blockades connected to weeks of anti-government protests in Colombia will be lifted by security forces in coordination with mayors and provincial governors, President Ivan Duque said on Monday.The sometimes… Read More

Colombia president says security forces to lift road blockades

Colombia president says security forces to lift road blockades
Trucks are seen blocking a road during a protest against the tax reform of President Ivan Duque's government in Zipaquira, Colombia May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Herbert VillarragaRoad blockades connected to weeks of anti-government protests in Colombia will be lifted by security forces in coordination with mayors and provincial governors, President Ivan Duque said on Monday.The sometimes… Read More

Colombia reports first death from Brazilian COVID variant

Colombia reports first death from Brazilian COVID variant
FILE PHOTO: Elderly citzens wait in line to receive the Sinovac's CoronaVac coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during the mass vaccination program for the elderly people at Movistar Arena in Bogota, Colombia March 9, 2021. REUTERS/Luisa GonzalezBOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia confirmed its first death from the P1, or Brazilian, variant of coronavirus, the government said, adding… Read More

Colombia extends closure of river, land borders until June 1

Colombia extends closure of river, land borders until June 1
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will keep its land and river borders closed for three months, until June 1, as it tries to curb the spread of coronavirus, its migration agency said on Saturday.“We cannot lower our guard,” Juan Francisco Espinosa, director general of the migration agency, said in a statement. “Covid doesn’t distinguish between nationalities… Read More

Colombia receives first COVID-19 shots, vaccination may begin early

Colombia receives first COVID-19 shots, vaccination may begin early
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia’s first COVID-19 vaccines - 50,000 doses from Pfizer Inc - have arrived in the Andean country, President Ivan Duque said on Monday, ahead of a possible early rollout of inoculations.The government had planned to administer the first dose on Saturday, but could begin vaccinations several days earlier, the health ministry said… Read More

UPDATE 1-Colombia receives first COVID-19 shots, vaccination may begin early

UPDATE 1-Colombia receives first COVID-19 shots, vaccination may begin early
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia’s first COVID-19 vaccines - 50,000 doses from Pfizer Inc - have arrived in the Andean country, President Ivan Duque said on Monday, ahead of a possible early rollout of inoculations.The government had planned to administer the first dose on Saturday, but could begin vaccinations several days earlier, the health ministry said… Read More