COVID-19 update & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 March 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – COVID19/Secretary-General – COVID-19/Peace – COVID-19/Timor Leste – COVID-19/School Meals – COVID-19/Shipping of Vital Supplies – COVID-19/Women and Girls – COVID-19/Thailand – COVID-19/Journalists – COVID-19/UN – Myanmar – Human Rights – Financial Contributions COVID-19/SECRETARY-GENERAL This morning, in a historic virtual briefing, the Secretary-General briefed Member … Read more COVID-19 update & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 March 2020)

U.S. Indicts Venezuela’s Maduro on Drug-Trafficking Charges With $15 Million Reward

The U.S. indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for drug trafficking on Thursday, offering a $15 million reward for information leading to his arrest, as the Trump administration ramps up pressure on an adversary it has sought to push aside. The U.S. also indicted 14 key Maduro associates, including former Vice President Diosdado Cabello, offering $10 … Read more U.S. Indicts Venezuela’s Maduro on Drug-Trafficking Charges With $15 Million Reward

‘We are hungry’ | Protesters oppose lockdown of Bogota

Thousands protested in Plaza Bolivar in #Bogota on Tuesday as locals were angered by the short notice they were given to prepare for a #lockdown to combat #COVID19. Chants of “we are hungry” can be heard before some locals took to looting stores. The lockdown in Colombia is planned to last for 19 days. Many … Read more ‘We are hungry’ | Protesters oppose lockdown of Bogota

How are countries in Latin America fighting coronavirus?

Residents in major cities across Latin America will soon be ordered to stay home to try to contain the coronavirus. In Cuba, with 40 confirmed cases, the government banned citizens from leaving the country, closed schools, and confined thousands of tourists in their hotels. In Mexico, where the president has resisted ordering confinement, all large … Read more How are countries in Latin America fighting coronavirus?

Colombia coronavirus: 23 killed in prison riot

At least 23 people have been killed as they rioted in one of Colombia’s largest prisons in Bogota over fears that the coronavirus could be spreading within its walls. It started out as a protest against what inmates across the country said was overcrowding and poor health services in its jails. The government has described … Read more Colombia coronavirus: 23 killed in prison riot

Coronavirus: Colombia prepares to enter quarantine

Colombia is set to enter a national lockdown that will prevent people from leaving their homes except for essential needs like food or medicine, on Tuesday. The move will come a day after it closes its borders and stops international flights. The country follows Argentina, whose government has also put the country under quarantine. Al … Read more Coronavirus: Colombia prepares to enter quarantine

Coronavirus pandemic: Colombia suspends entrance of international travelers

Coronavirus pandemic: Colombia suspends entrance of international travelers. 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 us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en

Dengue fever crisis grips Latin America

Dengue fever cases are soaring in Latin America, all the way from Mexico to Chile. The mosquito-borne illness has become one of the most common reasons for hospitalisation. More than three million cases – a figure six times higher than the previous year – were reported in Latin America last year and the upward trend … Read more Dengue fever crisis grips Latin America

Colombia: Former FARC fighters struggling to reintegrate

Three years after signing a historic peace deal in Colombia, former FARC rebels feel the government has betrayed them. Many joined a reintegration village in the north since giving up their weapons, but they are still coming under attack by dissidents. Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from Ituango, Colombia. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe … Read more Colombia: Former FARC fighters struggling to reintegrate

Borders closed | Migrants attempt to cross into Colombia

Hundreds of people attempted to cross into Colombia on Saturday after the country closed its border with Venezuela due to the coronavirus outbreak. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us … Read more Borders closed | Migrants attempt to cross into Colombia

Fear as Colombia closes border with Venezuela over coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted Colombia to shut its land border with Venezuela. The crossing is used by thousands of Venezuelans every day who are looking for food and medicine, during their devastating economic crisis. Cases have been rising across Latin America and there are concerns the continent is not prepared to deal with the … Read more Fear as Colombia closes border with Venezuela over coronavirus

Colombia on the Situation in the Country – Media Stakeout ( 9 March 2020)

Informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia on the Situation in the Country. After meeting with Secretary-General António Guterres, the President of Colombia, Iván Duque, today (9 Mar) told reporters that Colombia and the United Nations have finalized negotiations on a framework working agreement for … Read more Colombia on the Situation in the Country – Media Stakeout ( 9 March 2020)

Battleground Bogota | Molotovs meet tear gas amid student protests

Tear gas and water cannons were used during clashes between riot police and around 200 students near Bogota’s National University of Colombia on Thursday. Protests were demanding increased educational funding and resources, but were also reportedly galvanised as a result of the refusal by the government to implement changes to Colombia’s specialised riot control unit, … Read more Battleground Bogota | Molotovs meet tear gas amid student protests

Film show: Two empowered feminist films to watch for International Women’s Day

Critic Emma Jones speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s film news, including two worthwhile watches for International Women’s Day: first, Marjane Satrapi’s biopic “Radioactive” about the life of Marie Curie, starring Rosamund Pike and Sam Riley; then, the inspiring documentary “Woman”, from Ukrainian director Anastasia Mikova and French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand. They also chat about Pixar’s … Read more Film show: Two empowered feminist films to watch for International Women’s Day

Colombian court rules against lifting strict abortion law

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled to leave its restrictive abortion laws in place in most cases. The landmark lawsuit could have either seen abortion legalised or the return of a total ban. Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from the capital, Bogota. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find … Read more Colombian court rules against lifting strict abortion law