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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Colombia

Last year
# new president
Colombia’s first leftist president says ‘the war on drugs has failed’
Gustavo Petro was sworn into office yesterday.
# Colombia
Griggs and Tuthill secure top 10 finishes at World U20s Championships
Double European U20 gold medallist Nick Griggs finished in 9th place in his first global final.
# Colombia
Sleeman qualifies for 100m semi-final at U20 World Championships
Earlier today, Lucy McGlynn narrowly missed out on reaching the semi-final of the 400m hurdles.
Leeds continue signing spree with addition of Colombia's Luis Sinisterra
The exciting 23-year-old winger has penned a five-year deal at Elland Road.
# stadium collapse
At least four dead after stands collapse at bullfight in Colombia
More than 300 people needed treatment in hospitals following the incident.
# Colombia
Former rebel fighter Gustavo Petro becomes Colombia's first leftist president
The 62-year-old former mayor of Bogota defeated millionaire businessman Rodolfo Hernandez in a tense and unpredictable election.
# Risaralda
At least 14 people dead and 35 injured as mudslide sweeps through Colombian town
Colombian President Ivan Duque sent his condolences to the families of the deceased.
# Round-Up
Suarez and Cavani on target to boost Uruguay World Cup hopes as Argentina defeat Colombia
Uruguay overcame Venezuela in South American World Cup qualifying while Argentina scored a 1-0 win over Colombia.
# world cup qualifiers
Scenes as Peru stun goal-shy Colombia, Venezuelan Rondon's treble sinks Bolivia
Edison Flores gave Peru a smash-and-grab victory after David Ospina’s gaffe cost the hosts.
# Euthanasia
Colombian dies publicly under new euthanasia policy
Hours before dying Victor Escobar, 60, celebrated what he called victory in his two-year battle with a lung ailment that left him unable to breathe on his own.
All time
# Dairo Antonio Usuga
Colombia’s most wanted drug trafficker arrested following decade on run
President Ivan Duque likened the arrest of Dairo Antonio Usuga to Pablo Escobar’s capture three decades ago.
# Colombia
More than 3,000 shark fins confiscated in Colombia
Colombian authorities seized 3,493 shark fins and 117 kilos of fish bladders that were en route to Hong Kong.
# Colombia
WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named 'Mu'
‘Mu’ was first identified in Colombia in January.
# Colombia
Helicopter carrying Colombia’s president attacked near Venezuela border
A video released by the presidency showed several bullet holes in the Colombian air force helicopter.
# Wrap
Brazil eke out controversial win over Colombia in Copa America
Elsewhere, Ecuador and Peru drew 2-2.
# Tribute
Remembering the amazing career and life of Des McAleenan
The hugely-popular Dubliner made a name for himself as a world-class goalkeeping coach.
# Dismissed
Carlos Queiroz sacked by Colombia after their worst defeat in four decades
The 67-year-old leaves the job in the wake of a 3-0 home loss to Uruguay and a 6-1 rout in Ecuador.
# Son of Escobar
Son of Escobar: 'He had to tell me my real father was a drug lord and my life was in danger'
The first biological son of Pablo Escobar, who was adopted by an intelligence agent as an infant, has shared the story of his unusual life in a new book released this week.
# Helicopter Crash
11 dead and six missing after helicopter crash in southeast Colombia
The Blackhawk helicopter was carrying 17 military personnel when it went down.
# Emilio Archila
'Work together', Colombian peace official tells Northern Ireland during Dublin visit
Presidential Counselor for Stabilization and Consolidation, Emilio Archila, is visiting Dublin today.
# amazon fires
Seven South American countries sign pact to protect the Amazon
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro did not travel to Leticia, citing doctors’ orders.
# Colombia
Colombian troops kill nine FARC dissidents in raid after peace deal rejection
President Ivan Duque said he has authorised the raid on the dissidents.
Former Colombian rebels announce return to arms despite 2016 peace agreement
FARC fighters criticised the peace agreement in a video posted on Youtube.
# riding solo
Quintana wins stage 18 as Alaphilippe maintains Tour de France lead with phenomenal descent
GC leader Alaphilippe showcased incredible endurance over three Category 1 climbs.
# Copa America
Alexis Sanchez sends Chile through on penalties against Colombia
The defending champions will face either Uruguay or Peru in a semi-final in midweek.
# option
James Rodriguez could be on his way to Serie A
Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis is hopeful of signing the star, but will move for Hirving Lozano should a deal fail.
# Upset
Colombia's Martinez and Zapata stun Messi's Argentina at Copa
Argentina were upstaged by their Colombian counterparts, who made a winning start in Group B.
# Venezuela
Venezuelan president orders reopening of border with Colombia
The country is suffering from shortages of food, medicine and other essentials.
# crisis
'Venezuela was beautiful once... It wasn’t until the very end that we realised we were losing everything'
Amanda Coakley interviews Venezuelans in Cali, Colombia
# crisis
The young Venezuelan migrants trying to make their way in a troubled Colombia
Amanda Coakley reports from Bogotá.
Opinion: In Colombia indigenous protests follow communities being displaced and leaders murdered
Thousands of indigenous people have attended a minga -a collective action for the common good – in defence of life, writes Kieran Duffy.
# simon cumbers
Economic and political instability in Venezuela threatens Colombia’s fragile peace
In an exclusive interview with, Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo was keen to defend his government’s desire for modifications to The Special Jurisdiction for Peace tribunal (JEP).
# Venezuela
At least two people die and over 300 hurt as Venezuela border standoff turns deadly
Opposition leader Juan Guaido and his supporters attempted to bring humanitarian aid across the border.
# Venezuela Live Aid
Richard Branson concert to be held on Venezuelan border with Colombia as standoff over aid intensifies
The concert, dubbed Venezuela Live Aid, aims to raise $100 million.
# crisis point
Nicolas Maduro claims US has 'war plans against Venezuela' as Guaido mobilises aid volunteers
US aid has already arrived on the Colombian border as the country deals with a political crisis.
# friend of fergie
Ex-Man United assistant Queiroz has a new international management job
The 65-year-old has penned a five-year contract with Colombia.
# medellín
Colombia-themed bar in Paris where waiters wear bullet-proof vests accused of glamorising drug trade
Medellin opened last November near the Champs-Elysees.
Would you pay more for ethically sourced cocaine?
Because cocaine is illegal, if people choose to use it they have little choice but to indirectly support organised crime and human trafficking, experts argue.
'I ran away but she sat there... Then they smiled and shot her'
Jim Loughran shares some of his experiences visiting human rights defenders in some of the most dangerous places for them on the planet.
# line of fire
Colombian police say threats against dogs happen on 'daily basis' as top canine put in protection
German Shepherd Sombra was taken off the front line after a €7k bounty was placed on her head.