The measures follow a sharp increase in registered coronavirus infections and a surge in hospitalizations that threaten to collapse municipal healthcare facilities. Bogota The mayor of the capital Bogota, Claudia Lopez, on Monday reluctantly reinstated a stay at home order that...
The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that Colombia can begin a COVID vaccination program in February as coronavirus  infections reached a record high. Health Minister Fernando Ruiz made the same announcement in President Iván Duque`s daily propaganda show on Friday,...
Mileydis Aldana, whom the internet dubbed “Owl Killer” after she posted the gruesome clip, was killed Sunday when a pair of men on motorcycles opened fire outside her home in Corozal. Aldana was leaving her home when the incident occurred. She...
ate last year, Colombia’s federal police arrested Diego Optra, a crime boss who heads a ruthless gang called La Local in the port city of Buenaventura. In addition to overseeing drug trafficking and extortion rings, La Local was reportedly...
LATAM Airlines Group through its Solidarity Plane programme, will make the free transportation of Covid-19 vaccines available to authorities of the countries where it has domestic operations (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) in their regular domestic flights, once...
Two people were killed in a landslide that blocked the road between Colombia’s capital Bogotá and the country’s second largest city, Medellín, on Saturday. The landslide destroyed destroyed six homes that were built in the mountainous and high-risk area in...
The coronavirus may have deprived tens of thousands of victims of domestic and sexual violence of support in Colombia despite increased government efforts. The arrival of the coronavirus in March and subsequent lockdown measures meant to curb contagion were accompanied...
Only about one-third of the population, or 15 million people, are expected to receive a vaccine for the disease next year, the ministry said, in response to questions from congressman Jose Daniel Lopez. People over 60 will be first in...
The president issues a decree giving citizens free access to vaccines that would dramatically reduce the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 38,000 people in Colombia since it was first registered early this year. The Senate...
The Andean country, which looks set to hit 1.5 million confirmed cases of the respiratory disease before Christmas, held more than five months of lockdown earlier this year. The quarantine measures shuttered businesses and sent unemployment soaring. The government has...

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