Colombia and Venezuela reopen border crossing after 7 years
02 October 2022 | 10:55 am
The reopening was a key campaign promise from the recently elected President of Colombia, Gustavo Petro. The Simon Bolivar international bridge had been closed for seven years.
In 2019, opposition leader Juan Guaido was recognized by 50 countries as Venezuela's legitimate president. Now, with Nicolas Maduro still in power, he faces an end to his opposition-led government.
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China is bracing for an uptick in travel as people enter the mainland from Hong Kong for the first time in years. China's easing of travel restrictions come as communities celebrate the Lunar New Year festival.
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Armenia has accused Azerbaijan of trying to advance into its territory, after deadly fighting between the countries broke out overnight. DW takes a look at the context of these renewed hostilities.
More people have died after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the same border area that was devastated just two weeks ago. The new tremor triggered panic and injured hundreds.
Authorities in Colombia have devised a plan with zoos and wildlife sanctuaries in India, Mexico and Ecuador to rehome a group of invasive and territorial hippos descended from Pablo Escobar's exotic animal collection.
A powerful explosion in a coal mine in central Colombia has claimed at least 11 lives and left 10 more workers trapped in the mine.
The move by the Estado Mayor Central (EMC) could be a major turning point for President Gustavo Petro, who has pledged to end six decades of an armed conflict that has left more than 450,000 people dead.
Thirty media outlets in the Forbidden Stories consortium of investigative journalists, including FRANCE 24, are continuing the work of Colombian journalist Rafael Moreno, who was murdered in October 2022. In particular, Moreno was investigating Cerro Matoso, an open-pit nickel mine in Colombia's northern Córdoba region.
Once considered by many as the de facto leader of Venezuela, Juan Guaido was accused by Colombian authorities of entering the country illegally.
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