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Colombia 1st in Americas to get vaccines from UN program

Mar. 04, 2021 09:36 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia on Monday became the first country in the Americas to receive a shipment of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative, a program meant to ensure that the world’s most vulnerable people are inoculated but that has so far struggled...

Jailed suspect in anti-Maduro plot blames Colombia, Guaido

Feb. 17, 2021 10:52 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — From a windowless cell in a maximum-security prison in Colombia, Yacsy Álvarez awaits trial on charges she helped organize an attempted armed invasion to overthrow the government in neighboring Venezuela. Álvarez was a translator and business partner of...

Venezuelan migrants welcome new Colombian protection measure

Feb. 09, 2021 20:45 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan migrants in Colombia welcomed a historic decision by that country to grant them protection for the next 10 years and are hoping the measure will make it easier to get jobs and access social services. The temporary protection statute...

Colombia will legalize undocumented Venezuelan migrants

Feb. 08, 2021 18:25 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia said Monday it will register hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan migrants and refugees currently in the country without papers, in a bid to provide them with legal residence permits and facilitate their access to health care and legal employment...

Colombia says it's ready to distribute coronavirus vaccines

Jan. 19, 2021 14:27 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian officials say that they are ready to distribute millions of COVID-19 vaccines, once the shots arrive in the South American country. On Tuesday, officials from the Ministry of Health took journalists through a temperature-controlled...