Colombia marks 210th Independence Day amid COVID-19

Colombia marked Monday the 210th anniversary of the country’s independence with aircraft of the Colombian Air Force (FAC) flying over the city. The traditional military parade has been canceled this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. #Colombia Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google … Read more Colombia marks 210th Independence Day amid COVID-19

Italian police find cocaine hidden inside coffee beans – BBC News

Italian police have discovered cocaine hidden inside individual coffee beans, in a package sent from Colombia. Police at Milan Malpensa Airport said they became suspicious of the package as it was addressed to a Santino D’Antonio, the name of a crime boss in the film John Wick: Chapter 2. A 50-year-old man was arrested after … Read more Italian police find cocaine hidden inside coffee beans – BBC News

Medical workers in Colombia calling for a full lockdown

A surge in coronavirus infections has forced authorities to impose new restrictions in a number of cities in Colombia. More than 190,000 cases have been reported across the country. And in the capital Bogota, rolling lockdowns are hitting the city’s poorest neighbourhoods the worst and hospitals are becoming increasingly overwhelmed. Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports … Read more Medical workers in Colombia calling for a full lockdown

Colombia journalist calls surveillance scandal threat to democracy

Julian Martinez, an investigative journalist who revealed possible links between Colombia’s President Ivan Duque Marquez and drug traffickers, said they are being spied on by authorities. Last January, the weekly Semana revealed that army intelligence had been illegally intercepting the communications of dozens of foreign and Colombian journalists, Supreme Court justices, and opposition politicians. The … Read more Colombia journalist calls surveillance scandal threat to democracy

Sustainable Development & other topics – Daily Briefing (14 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Sustainable Development – Rise For All – Colombia – Mandela Lecture – Armenia/Azerbaijan – Mali – Central African Republic – Darfur – Syria – COVID-19/Trinidad And Tobago – COVID-19/Response And Recovery Programme SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT This morning, the Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, spoke at the Ministerial … Read more Sustainable Development & other topics – Daily Briefing (14 July 2020)

The new normal: FRANCE 24 reports from Turkey to Colombia

In our show “The New Normal”, which examines the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond, FRANCE 24 brings you four reports from our correspondents around the globe. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like … Read more The new normal: FRANCE 24 reports from Turkey to Colombia

Tour de France 2020 – One day One story : Mont du Chat 2017

The peloton headed to Chambéry for the first big mountain stage of the 2017 Tour de France. On one of the difficulties of the day, the Mont du Chat, Yellow Jersey Chris Froome was forced to chase back on after a puncture. However, this was nothing compared to his former teammate Richie Porte, who crashed … Read more Tour de France 2020 – One day One story : Mont du Chat 2017

Colombia: Gang rape of Indigenous girl sparks national outrage

It is a crime that is sparked outrage in Colombia, the gang rape of an Indigenous girl last month by a group of soldiers. It has turned the spotlight on the military’s record of sexual violence and human rights abuses, as the country struggles to overcome decades of conflict. Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from … Read more Colombia: Gang rape of Indigenous girl sparks national outrage

COVID-19 surges in Colombia, doctors fear deaths underreported

COVID-19 cases and deaths are surging along Colombia’s Caribbean coast as the region becomes the epicentre of the pandemic in the country, with doctors warning many deaths are going unreported. Intensive care units are now 80 percent full in Bogota. The national government bought new ventilators to increase availability but a lack of trained doctors … Read more COVID-19 surges in Colombia, doctors fear deaths underreported

Period shaming: The battle for menstrual hygiene in Madagascar

As is the case with many countries, we report on how cultural shame over menstruation in Madagascar results in the majority of women being held back from achieving true empowerment. Also, the brave indigenous leader in Colombia who’s not afraid to take on either oil companies or drug traffickers. Plus, we meet the Kenyan female musician … Read more Period shaming: The battle for menstrual hygiene in Madagascar

What Went Down: Gareth Southgate on England’s 2018 World Cup semi-final run

Gareth Southgate joins Jake Humphrey to look back on England’s memorable showing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, particularly their penalty shoot-out victory over Colombia in the second round. Hit ‘Subscribe’ above to ensure you never miss a video from the BT Sport YouTube channel. Visit and subscribe to our ‘BT Sport Boxing’ … Read more What Went Down: Gareth Southgate on England’s 2018 World Cup semi-final run

Protesters demand justice for 13yo girl who was gang raped by 7 soldiers

Dozens of women stood outside the riot police guarded facility to express their outrage, chanting slogans and holding banners. The young girl from the indigenous Embera tribe, went missing from her rural reserve in northern Colombia on Sunday. She was found the next day at a nearby school. Seven soldiers have since confessed to raping … Read more Protesters demand justice for 13yo girl who was gang raped by 7 soldiers

Venezuelans returning home after Colombia economic lockdown

Venezuelans who fled an economic collapse in their country have begun returning home as neighbouring Colombia restricts economic activity to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The decision has left many migrants without money, making it difficult to buy food or pay rent. But heading back home is also a challenge for many. Al Jazeera’s Teresa … Read more Venezuelans returning home after Colombia economic lockdown

Colombia women protest against rising femicide

Violence against women in Colombia is worsening under coronavirus lockdowns. The killing of a woman and her daughter has sparked many to take to the streets of the capital, Bogota. But, those murders were just the latest in a long list of crimes. Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from Bogota. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Colombia women protest against rising femicide