Luis Jaime Acosta

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26 Feb 2019 | 7:06 AM

Venezuela hit with new U.S. sanctions after clashes over food aid on border

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The United States targeted Venezuela's government with new sanctions on Monday and called on allies to freeze the assets of its state-owned oil company PDVSA after deadly violence blocked humanitarian aid from reaching the country over the weekend.

25 Feb 2019 | 11:41 PM

Venezuela aid violence steeled U.S. pro-opposition resolve - Pence

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The United States targeted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government with a fresh round of sanctions on Monday after violence blocked the delivery of food and medicine to the economically devastated country during the weekend.

24 Jan 2019 | 4:13 AM

Colombia bombing, extradition request roil already stagnant peace talks

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The countries overseeing the long-stalled peace talks between Colombia's government and longtime ELN insurgency were divided on Wednesday over Havana's refusal to extradite 10 rebel leaders following a bomb attack in Bogota last week that killed 21 people.

21 Jan 2019 | 2:41 AM

Thousands of Colombians march against violence after deadly car bomb

BOGOTA (Reuters) - White flags and balloons filled streets nationwide as thousands of Colombians marched on Sunday to express outrage at violence after a car bomb blamed by the government on ELN rebels killed 20 police cadets and injured dozens.

17 Jan 2019 | 11:52 PM

Car bomber kills 10 in Colombia police academy attack

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded at a police academy in Colombia's capital Bogota on Thursday, killing at least 10 people and wounding over 50 in an attack that prompted fears of a return to the country's violent past.

23 Nov 2018 | 7:50 AM

'No more camps,' Colombia tells Venezuelans not to settle in tent city

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Francis Montano sits on a cold pavement with her three children, all their worldly possessions stuffed into plastic bags, as she pleads to be let into a new camp for Venezuelan migrants in the Colombian capital, Bogota.

12 Nov 2018 | 10:20 PM

From gunbattles to tourism: Colombia's ex-rebels turn rafting guides

MIRAVALLE, Colombia (Reuters) - The nine former rebel fighters, who traded their guns, battle fatigues and heavy rucksacks for paddles, helmets and life jackets, launch four rafts laden with visitors into the turbulent Pato River, deep in Colombia's dense Amazon jungle.

5 Sep 2018 | 8:01 AM

Pekerman resigns as Colombia coach

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Jose Pekerman has quit as Colombia manager two months after leading them to the last 16 of the World Cup in Russia, the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) said on Tuesday.

1 Sep 2018 | 5:07 AM

Colombia says rebels must free 19 captives for peace talks to resume

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels must free all 19 hostages it holds before President Ivan Duque, who is evaluating peace talks with the group, will resume dialogue, a senior government official said on Friday.

1 Aug 2018 | 2:13 AM

Colombia's Santos set to leave office proud yet frustrated

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who staked his legacy on ending a five-decade war with Marxist rebels, leaves office next week satisfied he oversaw a historic peace deal but frustrated he could not do more to unite the nation and reduce inequality.