Archiv: Colombia

04.12.2019 - 03:46 [ teleSUR ]

Colombia: TIAR Ministers to Plan New Actions Against Venezuela

In the Bogota meeting, it is expected the participation of governments aligned with the U.S. foreign policy, among which are Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru.

The U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) Carlos Trujillo and the U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Michael Kozak are also expected to attend the TIAR meeting.

02.12.2019 - 17:59 [ Reuters ]

Pompeo says U.S. will help prevent Latin American protests becoming riots

“We in the Trump administration will continue to support countries trying to prevent Cuba and Venezuela from hijacking those protests and we’ll work with legitimate (governments) to prevent protests from morphing into riots and violence that don’t reflect the democratic will of the people,” Pompeo told an audience at the University of Louisville, in Kentucky.

30.11.2019 - 02:46 [ teleSUR ]

US Stands by Colombia Govt during Protests, Pompeo tells Duque

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed „steadfast support“ to Colombia’s far-right government as it faces public protests and marches against economic austerity plans, corruption and police violence, President Ivan Duque in a phone call on Wednesday, according to a State Department spokeswoman.

17.11.2019 - 13:24 [ ]

Bolivia coup led by Christian fascist paramilitary leader and millionaire – with foreign support


Bolivian coup leader Luis Fernando Camacho is a far-right multi-millionaire who arose from fascist movements in the Santa Cruz region, where the US has encouraged separatism. He has courted support from Colombia, Brazil, and the Venezuelan opposition.

By Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton

02.11.2019 - 22:15 [ Voice of America ]

UN: Massacres of Indigenous Peoples in Colombia Must Stop

The latest atrocity occurred Tuesday in Tacueyo in Northern Cauca in southwest Colombia. Criminal groups trying to enter indigenous ancestral lands shot and killed five indigenous people and severely wounded six others. Among the victims is a prominent human rights defender, Cristina Bautista.

02.11.2019 - 22:03 [ teleSUR ]

Venezuela Captures Paramilitary Photographed With Guaido

Venezuela’s Minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodríguez, announced on Friday the capture of Argenis Vaca, alias ‚Vaquita‘, who was in charge of the finances of the Colombian paramilitary group ‚Los Rastrojos‘.

01.10.2019 - 15:23 [ teleSUR ]

Colombian Intelligence Chief Dismissed After President Duque Uses Fake Venezuela Photo in UNGA

The photos were taken, uncredited, from various media organizations. French media AFP said Defense ministry called and apologized for using their photos which were not from Venezuela but Catatumbo, Colombia.

26.09.2019 - 00:00 [ teleSUR ]

Colombia’s Uribe Called a ‚Murderer‘ At Every Campaign Stop

The Colombian newspaper El Tiempo confirmed the validity of claims made by former paramilitary ‘Victor’ that Uribe’s lawyers had paid him over half a million dollars, along with other payments, for favorable testimony. Victor is one of only two known surviving members of the paramilitary group that Uribe stands accused of having founded.

27.06.2019 - 16:03 [ teleSUR ]

Social Activists Denounce Colombia’s Intervention in Venezuela to OAS

In an open letter to Latin American delegates gathered at the OAS assembly session in Medellin, Colombia, Wednesday, human rights organizations denounced the current administration’s blatant disregard for the sanctioned violence raging across the country and overbearing presence in international affairs, particularly concerning Nicaragua and Venezuela.

19.06.2019 - 16:15 [ Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity ]

Massive Embezzlement Scandal Threatens Juan Guaido’s Political Future

The political party of Juan Guaido — Voluntad Popular (Popular Will) — was never all that popular to begin with. The sixth largest political party in Venezuela, Popular Will is heavily financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Now, a recently exposed embezzlement scandal in Colombia risks to further alienate the party from the Venezuelan people.

02.05.2019 - 02:11 [ teleSUR ]

Trump Nominates Disgraced Ambassador to Represent US in Bogota

Before leaving the South American city, Goldberg was accused of conspiring against the government of Evo Morales and declared a “persona non grata” by the state. Washington has denied all conspiracy allegations and has not commented on the pending nomination. However, Goldberg will have to be approved by both the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Upper House and by the plenary.

02.04.2019 - 09:38 [ ]

Brazil: Rightwing Venezuelan exiles hope Bolsonaro will help rid them of Maduro


Phil Gunson, a Caracas-based Crisis Group analyst, said that despite Bolsonaro’s hard-line rhetoric he was “obviously not going to invade unilaterally”.

But it was possible the future leader of Latin America’s biggest democracy might provide diplomatic cover to some kind of US action.

16.03.2019 - 00:46 [ teleSUR ]

Colombia: Why Are Indigenous Peoples Protesting in Cauca?

At least 15,000 Indigenous people have kept demonstrating to demand that President Ivan Duque complies with previous state-level agreements. Indigenous spokesmen pointed out that they have also been subjected to corporate land grabbing, persecutions, murders, and violence.

10.03.2019 - 02:49 [ The Straits Times ]

Twelve dead in Colombia plane crash

Among the victims was the mayor of the municipality of Taraira, Ms Doris Villegas, and her husband and daughter, as well as the owner of the aircraft, pilot Jaime Carrillo, co-pilot Jaime Herrera and an aviation technician identified as Mr Alex Moreno.

President Ivan Duque paid tribute to the victims on Twitter.

09.03.2019 - 11:58 [ Bloomberg ]

Heavily Armed Soldiers Aborted a Plan to Enter Venezuela by Force

(6.3.2019) Led by retired General Cliver Alcala, who has been living in Colombia, they were going to drive back the Venezuelan national guardsmen blocking the aid on the other side. The plan was stopped by the Colombian government, which learned of it late and feared violent clashes at a highly public event it promised would be peaceful.

25.02.2019 - 17:47 [ teleSUR ]

Chile Senators Call Piñera’s Trip to Colombia for Venezuela Aid ‚Foolish‘

Chilean Senator Alejandro Navarro said that only when the CIA declassifies information around the failed coup in Venezuela over the weekend will the public will know that Trump convinced Piñera to “make a fool of himself.”

„In 20 years, when the CIA declassifies this coup operation (in Venezuela) will we know what Trump offered Piñera to make a fool of himself for this trip, leaving Chile and the southern forest fires abandoned,“ said Navarro Monday during an interview.

24.02.2019 - 08:49 [ teleSUR ]

Venezuela Denounces 2nd False Flag Operation at Colombia Border

According to witnesses, violent right-wing opposition members torched the trucks on the Colombian side with Molotov cocktails trying to incriminate Venezuelan security forces.

A new episode in the false flag operation being waged against the Venezuelan government to justify a foreign intervention, happened on the Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridge that links Venezuela and Colombia.

24.02.2019 - 08:23 [ teleSUR ]

Colombian Red Cross Condemns Unauthorized Use of Its Symbol

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has stated on its certified Twitter account that they have noticed „some people not affiliated with Red Cross Colombia and Red Cross Venezuela wearing Red Cross emblems at Colombia-Venezuela and Brazil-Venezuela border.“

The international organization has urged these people “ to stop doing this. They might mean well but they risk jeopardizing our neutrality, impartiality & independence.“

24.02.2019 - 03:27 [ RT ]

Pence to meet Venezuela’s Guaido at Lima Group gathering seeking to sanction & isolate Maduro

US Vice President Mike Pence is planning a face-to-face meeting with the self-proclaimed Venezuelan ‚interim president‘ at the Lima Group summit, which will examine ways to put additional pressure on the Maduro government.

After security forces maintained loyalty to the Maduro government and blocked convoys of USAID supplies –intended for the opposition– from entering Venezuela on Saturday, US-backed “interim president” Juan Guaido vowed to attend the Lima Group summit, apparently to discuss a course of further action with the countries that have supported his claim to power.

24.02.2019 - 00:34 [ teleSUR ]

Venezuela Cuts Ties with Colombia As Maduro Declares ‚Coup Has Failed‘

According to the Venezuelan president, „Never before has a Colombian president fallen so low as Ivan Duque. Devil go home! Everyone who hurts Venezuela eventually loses.“ Maduro highlighted that neither Duque, nor the Colombian oligarchy make decisions in Venezuela.

23.02.2019 - 23:23 [ teleSUR ]

Presidente Nicolás Maduro anuncia ruptura de relaciones diplomáticas y políticas con Colombia

Dos tanquetas de la Guardia Nacional Bolivariana (GNB) embistieron la barrera de seguridad venezolana instalada en el puente internacional Simón Bolívar. Los autores del atentado fueron tres terroristas infiltrados, quienes robaron las tanquetas.

23.02.2019 - 23:00 [ teleSUR ]

Venezuela Condemns Staged Operation at Border with Colombia

The Venezuelan administration closed the passage completely and temporarily on the Simón Bolívar, Unión and Santander bridges, alleging „serious and illegal threats attempted by the Government of Colombia against the peace and sovereignty of Venezuela.“

23.02.2019 - 11:55 [ Cordelia Lynch, US Correspondent @SkyNews. Columnist @MetroUK. Formerly @Channel4News and @itvnews. / Twitter ]

First light in #Cucuta in #Colombia and volunteers are preparing to try and help get aid across #Tienditas bridge. The border between Colombia and Venezuela is closed but they’re confident Maduro’s military will let them through.

23.02.2019 - 11:46 [ ]

How a bridge between Colombia and Venezuela became part of a propaganda fight: Tienditas Bridge was finished in 2016 but was never opened

(15.2.2019) So, what happened?

On Feb. 6, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent a tweet that drew a lot of attention.

23.02.2019 - 11:23 [ Marco Rubio, US Senator / Twitter ]

Despite every effort by regime to stop him, Interim President @jguaido has arrived in Cucuta, #Colombia & is at #VenezuelaAidLive.

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23.02.2019 - 11:10 [ ]


The data categorizes armed actors in four main types:
– Government forces
– Insurgent organizations
– Paramilitary groups
– Criminal organizations

Each of these types of actors is further disaggregated in a multitude of specific organizations.

22.02.2019 - 11:14 [ YosoyYdo ‏/ Twitter ]

Colombian police activated the „padlock plan“ in the city of Cúcuta … Police General Ramiro Castrillón assured that the city „is armored“ and specified that the police officers are the first security ring while the Army integrates the second and third ring.

22.02.2019 - 11:04 [ US Department of State ]

Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams Travel to Miami and Cucuta, Colombia

(21.2.2019) Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams will travel to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida and Cucuta, Colombia February 21-22 to support the delivery of humanitarian aid to some of the most vulnerable people in Venezuela in response to Interim President Guaido’s request.

Special Representative Abrams will lead a U.S. government delegation to accompany humanitarian supplies to be transported from Florida to Colombia by military aircraft. While in Colombia Special Representative Abrams will meet Colombian President Duque and visiting delegations from Central and South America.

22.02.2019 - 10:54 [ Department of State ‏/ Twitter ]

U.S. Ambassador to @USEmbassyBogota Whitaker delivers remarks at a warehouse in Cúcuta, where @USAID’s pre-positioned aid stands ready to help the people in #Venezuela.

(8.2.2019) #EstamosUnidosVE

22.02.2019 - 10:09 [ ]

Colombia: Heightened security in Cúcuta for concert February 22

On February 20, French diplomatic officials issued a security alert advising travelers to avoid all gatherings in Cúcuta due to the possibility of protests.

22.02.2019 - 07:56 [ Fox News ]

America must lead the way to freedom in Venezuela, key investor says

A major movement to gain access to humanitarian aid is expected this Saturday in Cucúta along the Venezuela- Colombia border and ahead of that, a number of American debt holders have a specific and personal interest in a calm and swift resolution to the power vacuum in Venezuela Opens a New Window. — they want to be repaid.

20.02.2019 - 22:51 [ teleSUR ]

Roger Waters Slams Interventionist Concert at Venezuela Border

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters slammed an upcoming „Live Aid“-style concert to raise funds for humanitarian aid for Venezuela, calling the event a U.S.-backed effort to tarnish the socialist government in a video circulating Tuesday.

„It has nothing to do with humanitarian aid at all,“ the 75-year old Waters said. „It has to do with Richard Branson … having bought the US saying, ‚We have decided to take over Venezuela, for whatever our reasons may be.'“