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UN refugee agency reports that nearly 80 million people were forcibly displaced by 2020
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Thursday that more than one percent of the worlds population, nearly 80 million people, had been forcibly displaced by the end of last year according to the UNHCR's global trend report.Th (More)
Avianca airline files for bankruptcy in US court
Colombian airline Avianca filed for bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York on Sunday, following financial difficulty during the COVID-19 pandemic.The second largest airline in Latin America, Avianca has been grounded since March amidst r (More)
US indicts Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro
In a rare move, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) issued an indictment against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday. Maduro and 14 current and former Venezuelan officials have been charged with narco-terrorism, corruption, drug traffickin (More)
HRW: Colombia National Police abused protesters
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday that the Colombian National Police "abused the mostly peaceful demonstrators" who had been protesting in 2019.HRW noted that most of the protests were peaceful, but some protesters were violent against both p (More)
Colombia top court declines to rule on abortion case
The Corte Constitucional, Colombia's highest judicial body, on Monday dismissed a high-profile abortion case, declining to rule on the issue.The move effectively preserves the legal status quo for abortion rights in Colombia, with access to abor (More)
UN report finds killings of women rights activists in Colombia increased by 50%
A UN report published Wednesday found that in 2019, killings of women activists in Colombia increased by 50 percent and a total of 108 human rights defenders were killed.The UN documented specific killings of citizens who defended the rights of t (More)
UN rights commission concerned about 'staggering number' of killings of human rights activists in Colombia
The UN human rights commission expressed concern Tuesday over the killings of human rights activists in Colombia in 2019.The commission stated that they were "deeply troubled by the staggering number of human rights defenders killed in Colombia d (More)
Peru ex-president Garcia dies from self-inflicted wound during corruption arrest
Former president of Peru Alan Garcia died Wednesday during an arrest by Peruvian Police in connection with the Odebrecht corruption scandal.Garcia was president of Peru twice from 1985-1990 and 2006-2011. He was the leader of the American Popula (More)
Colombia president returns war crimes tribunal bill to congress
Colombian President Ivan Duque said Sunday he objects to several articles in legislation implementing a 2016 ceasefire agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group, ignoring warnings by supporters of peace and the Inte (More)
UN rights chief denounces violence along Venezuela border
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Sunday denounced numerous violent acts along Venezuela's borders with Colombia and Brazil resulting in at least four deaths and more than 300 injuries on Friday and Saturday.Bachelet rece (More)
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