Julia Symmes Cobb

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15 Apr 2019 | 8:09 PM

U.S. has no timeline for change in Venezuela government, official says

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The United States has no timeline for a change in government in Venezuela, a U.S. top official said, but is certain embattled President Nicolas Maduro will not remain in power.

27 Nov 2018 | 8:05 AM

U.S. navy hospital ship brings care to Venezuela migrants in Colombia

RIOHACHA, Colombia (Reuters) - Even though five-year-old Kamila is used to getting blood drawn, she cried out when the needle pricked her arm, clinging to her mother for comfort in a classroom-turned-clinic in the northern Colombian city of Riohacha.

31 Aug 2018 | 5:24 AM

Spain's Sanchez offers Colombia help to reach peace with ELN rebels

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, on his first tour of Latin America since taking office in June, on Thursday offered any necessary support to push forward a peace deal between Colombia and ELN rebels.

27 Aug 2018 | 7:37 AM

Colombian anti-corruption referendum fails to meet quorum

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A referendum vote on seven anti-corruption measures failed to meet quorum in Colombia on Sunday, nullifying the results even though each of the measures, including a reduction in lawmakers' salaries and term limits for public posts, got at least 99 percent support.

9 Aug 2018 | 4:11 AM

U.S. 'not willing to wait too long' for North Korea to act - U.N. envoy

CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) - The United States is "not willing to wait for too long" for North Korea to take steps toward denuclearisation, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Wednesday.

8 Aug 2018 | 7:05 AM

Duque becomes Colombia's president, promising to unite divided nation

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque was sworn in to office on Tuesday, pledging to unite a divided nation behind his plan to toughen a peace accord with Marxist rebels and rekindle economic growth.

26 Jul 2018 | 1:40 AM

Colombia's Uribe says MI6 part of 'ruse' against him

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe on Wednesday accused President Juan Manuel Santos and Britain's MI6 spy agency of participating in a plot against him, a day after resigning his Senate seat to face a bribery and fraud investigation by the Supreme Court.

3 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

Colombia's once shy Mina wins golden nickname

BOGOTA (Reuters) - When Yerry Mina, Colombia's top scorer at the World Cup in Russia, was a chubby, shy child in the small sugar-growing town of Guachene, he dreamed not of scoring goals but of saving them.

18 Jun 2018 | 7:14 PM

Colombia president-elect faces challenges on peace, economy

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President-elect Ivan Duque has promised to unite a divided country behind his plans to toughen a peace accord with Marxist rebels and rekindle economic growth, but he will face major challenges when he takes office in August.

16 Jun 2018 | 12:27 AM

Colombia's Sunday vote will determine future of peace deal, economy

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombians will choose either a business-friendly protégé of a powerful ex-president or a leftist former guerrilla as their new head of state on Sunday, with the future of a historic peace accord and the nation's economic model hanging in the balance.