Display:

Keyword Search: Colombia
4 Articles
Source: BBC

Rival concerts staged at Venezuela border

Today 06:59 GMT

Two rival concerts on either side of a bridge linking Venezuela and Colombia are to be held on Friday amid a row over the delivery of humanitarian aid.

A spokesman for Mr Branson told the BBC that he was working with the Colombian entrepreneur Bruno Ocampo to organise the concert and sort out the logistics while Mr Ocampo said the details "remain confidential".

1 Article
Source: DW

Venezuela: Juan Guaido urges army to let aid through

Today 06:59 GMT

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido urged the military to defy the acting president's orders and let Saturday's planned delivery of US-supplied humanitarian aid go ahead smoothly.

Venezuela's opposition is preparing to bring shipments of food and medical supplies into the country — against the orders of embattled acting President Maduro. The plan could lead to clashes with soldiers at the border.

1 Article
Source: Reuters

Venezuelan troops open fire near border as aid standoff intensifies

Today 06:59 GMT

Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on members of an indigenous community near the border with Brazil on Friday, killing at least one and injuring others, as President Nicolas Maduro defied U.S.-backed efforts to bring aid into his economically devastated nation.

The United States, which is among dozens of Western nations to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate president, has been stockpiling aid in the Colombian frontier town of Cucuta to ship across the border this weekend.

1 Article
Source: Global News

Venezuelan soldiers kill 2 after opening fire on indigenous people near border

Today 06:59 GMT

Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on indigenous people near the border with Brazil on Friday, killing two, as President Nicolas Maduro sought to block U.S.-backed efforts to bring aid into his economically devastated nation.

Friday’s violence broke out in the village of Kumarakapay in southern Venezuela after an indigenous community stopped a military convoy heading toward the border with Brazil that they believed was attempting to block aid, according to community leaders Richard Fernandez and Ricardo Delgado.

1 Article
Source: Global News

Duelling concerts the latest turn of events in Venezuela’s political turmoil

Today 06:59 GMT

Trump tells Venezuelan military: Defect from Maduro and protect your future. The dueling concerts will literally set the stage for a showdown between Venezuela’s beleaguered government and opposition leaders who are pledging to draw masses of people to the country’s western border Saturday to try to usher in aid that Maduro has vowed not to accept into the country.

Venezuela‘s power struggle is set to become a battle of the bands Friday when musicians demanding President Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting his refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of donated food and medicine are stored.

1 Article
Source: Fox News

Venezuelan aid clashes turn deadly as woman is killed by Maduro's forces near Brazilian border

Today 06:59 GMT

The standoff for humanitarian aid for Venezuela turned deadly Friday when a woman of an indigenous group was killed and another dozen injured after clashes with security forces at a border town with Brazil.

US SAYS IT WILL DELIVER AID BLOCKED BY VENEZUELA, SETTING UP CONFRONTATION WITH MADURO REGIME. The deadly clashes were not the only to turn violent in Venezuela over humanitarian aid. Trucks driven by Guaido supporters nearly rammed into a blockade by security forces in an attempt to reach aid in Colombia.

1 Article
Source: DW

Colombia to demolish Pablo Escobar's former fortress home

Friday 19:05 GMT

Pablo Escobar's fortified home — a brutalist eight-story concrete block in one of Medellin's plushest neighborhoods — is earmarked for demolition on Friday, as part of an effort to change the way the drug kingpin's story is told.

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. However, according to Medellin officials, Colombia's drug violence killed 46,612 people from 1983 to 1994, with Escobar at the center of much of it.

3 Articles
Source: BBC

Should Branson 'back off' from Venezuela?

Thursday 08:59 GMT

Richard Branson, the British billionaire behind the Virgin group of companies, announced last week that he was planning to hold a concert to raise money for aid for Venezuela - inspired by similar benefits like Live Aid.

The concert, Venezuela Aid Live, is due to happen this Friday in the Colombian border town of Cucuta, near a bridge that connects it to Venezuela (a bridge, incidentally, that President Maduro has blocked off with shipping containers to prevent US aid getting in).

1 Article
Source: Fox News

US says it will deliver aid blocked by Venezuela, setting up confrontation with Maduro regime

Friday 00:35 GMT

Guaido is organizing aid caravans to try to cross Saturday into Venezuela, potentially setting up a confrontation with the Venezuelan military.

FATE OF AMERICAN CITGO EXECUTIVES HELD IN VENEZUELA UP IN THE AIR AS MADURO'S REGIME PLUNGES DEEPER INTO CRISIS. Pallets of food, medicine and hygiene kits are in neighboring Colombia and warehouses throughout the region. Contested Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is blocking international aid, calling it an American attempt to overthrow his government.

1 Article
Source: DW

Venezuela's health care crisis: Hospitals have 'nothing left'

Wednesday 09:54 GMT

Across the border in Colombia, aid services are reaching their limits, Andreas Lindner of the German Red Cross tells DW.

As a first response, we set up two health centers right on the border crossing at Cucuta — one directly behind the border bridge has been in operation since 2017. In the meantime, we also have medical aid stations on the border with Ecuador and along the migration route in Colombia.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte