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  • 17 May 2018- 08:54 by Local Press Report BOGOTA teleSUR Throwing bodies in the rivers has been a longlasting practice carried out by the country's various criminal groups since the beginning of the conflict —about 60 years ago. Over 1,080 bodies have been found in at least 190 Colombian rivers
  • 26 Oct 2017- 10:39 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Open Democracy Tensions over land and natural resources persist in rural areas despite the end of conflict between FARC and the Colombian government. This is in part because the government continues to prioritise the extraction and export of
  • 28 Jun 2016- 09:29 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Reuters Colombia will offer tax incentives to companies that get involved in infrastructure and social service projects in areas left underdeveloped or scarred by the country’s 50-year armed conflict, a government official said. Access Corporate Risk
  • 5 Feb 2016- 09:30 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Colombia Reports Designated a UNESCO Biosphere reserve and a RAMSAR Protected Wetland, the Cienaga Grande in the coastal state of Magdalena has been both a battlefield of Colombia’s decades-long civil war and for environmental issues that continue to
  • 18 Nov 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The upcoming COP21 climate talks in Paris are an opportunity not just to reach an international climate agreement, but also to protect the current and future health of millions worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a
  • 6 Jul 2015- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Residents of the southwestern Colombian town of Tumaco are in a “critical situation” following recent attacks by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), according to Fabrizio Hochschild, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Colombia
  • 30 Jun 2015- 11:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has expressed regret for causing an oil spill that affected water supply in the town of Tumaco, in southeastern Colombia, last week. "We are not proud of the result of our actions
  • 26 Jun 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia A 410,000 gallon oil spill on Colombia’s Pacific Coast earlier this week has left 160,000 people in the region without water, and is threatening water supply to 170,000 more, according to authorities. The spill occurred as a result of a
  • 24 Jun 2015- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Another bomb attack this week on an oil pipeline in Colombia has caused crude oil to spill into a local river, according to state-owned oil company Ecopetrol. A stretch of the Transandino pipeline near the country’s Pacific Coast was
  • 18 Jun 2015- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CATATUMBO, Colombia Suspected Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fighters blew up a stretch of the Cano Limon-Covenas oil pipeline-- the country’s second largest-- this week, contaminating a nearby river and leaving 16,000 residents of
  • 11 Jun 2015- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia A bomb attack on an oil pipeline in southwestern Colombia earlier this week caused some 4,000 barrels of crude oil to spill into a local river, Colombia’s state-run oil company Ecopetrol revealed on June 10th. The bomb attack on the
  • 9 Jun 2015- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fighters on June 8th forced 19 oil tanker drivers to dump nearly 760,000 liters of crude oil onto the ground, potentially contaminating local water supplies in the Puerto Asis region of
  • 8 Jun 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fighters blew up a water plant in the town of Algeciras, in southwestern Colombia, disrupting supply to 13,000 people, Colombian military officials said over the weekend. The rebels &quot
  • 24 Apr 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean mining company Antofagasta Plc is selling its water division, Aguas de Antofagasta SA (ADASA), to Colombian service provider Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) for $960 million USD, the company announced on April 23rd. The sale
  • 21 Apr 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEDELLIN, Colombia A bomb attack on the Caño Limón-Coveñas oil pipeline in Colombia on April 19th has forced local authorities to cut water supply to the northeastern municipality of Arauca. Some 15,000 residents are affected by the cuts. The attack,

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