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NGOs: Venezuela military, Colombia rebels continue fighting

Mar. 25, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

ARAUQUITA, Colombia (AP) — Clashes that began over the weekend between Venezuela’s military and a Colombian armed group in a community along the nations’ shared border have continued, prompting more Venezuelans to seek refuge in a nearby Colombian community, international monitoring...

Thousands flee to Colombia after clashes on Venezuela border

Mar. 24, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of Venezuelans are seeking shelter in Colombia this week following clashes between Venezuela’s military and a Colombian armed group in a community along the nations' shared border. The Colombian government on Wednesday said 3,100...

Colombian town uses discipline, speakers to stay virus-free

Mar. 24, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

CAMPOHERMOSO, Colombia (AP) — When customers enter his hardware store Nelson Avila asks them to wear a mask and wash their hands. He sprays alcohol over the bills and coins they give him before putting them in the till. Avila's shop is in Campohermoso, a town of 3,000...

Colombian town uses discipline, speakers to stay virus-free

Mar. 22, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

CAMPOHERMOSO, Colombia (AP) — When customers enter his hardware store Nelson Avila asks them to wear a mask and wash their hands. He sprays alcohol over the bills and coins they give him before putting them in the till. Avila's shop is in Campohermoso, a town of 3,000...

The Latest: Fauci wins $1 million for "defending science"

Feb. 15, 2021 15:02 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel — Dr. Anthony Fauci has won the $1 million Dan David Prize for “defending science” and advocating for vaccines now being administered worldwide to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The Israel-based Dan David Foundation on Monday named President Joe...

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...

Death threat against 11-year-old activist outrages Colombia

Feb. 01, 2021 10:29 AM EST

VILLETA, Colombia (AP) — A social media death threat aimed at an 11-year-old environmental activist has roused outrage in Colombia, a nation where attacks on social leaders are common and threats are taken seriously. Colombian officials said they are investigating the...

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...