miércoles, septiembre 18, 2019

archivenoviembre 2018


Mysterious Deaths Wipe $1 Billion From Colombian Banking Fortune

The death of a key witness in a Colombian corruption probe and the cyanide poisoning of his son three days later have left a $1 billion dent in one of the world’s great banking fortunes. Luis Carlos Sarmiento, the founder of Colombia’s biggest banking group, has seen the value of his empire...

Hospital ship gives free medical care to Venezuelans in Colombia

A US navy hospital ship anchored in Colombia has started giving free medical care to locals and Venezuelan refugees. The USNS Comfort mission in Colombia is to provide health services to locals and Venezuelan migrants fleeing the crisis at home. More than one million Venezuelans have fled to neighbouring Colombia, where many...

Gunpowder and beer: Playing Colombia’s national sport of tejo

Steel projectiles, gunpowder and lots and lots of beer. It sounds like a recipe for disaster. But in fact they're the components needed to play Colombia's national sport: tejo. The game originated amongst Colombian indigenous groups around 500 years ago, and was declared the Latin American country's sport in 2000...

Colombia’s Ecopetrol sets 2019 investment at $3.5-$4 billion

Colombian state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Tuesday it will invest between $3.5 billion and $4 billion in 2019, slightly above this year as it bolsters spending on exploration and production projects. The investment is the backbone of an ambitious plan to boost production and explore for more oil to...

Colombia’s oil production surges to 2-year high

Colombian crude oil production hit a two-year high in October, averaging some 878,854 barrels per day, the country’s energy ministry said in its latest statistic report. Output was at its highest level since June 2016, after a 1.2% growth from the 868,704 Bpd produced in September, and a 1.7% increase...

6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off Colombia coast

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Colombia on Saturday, according to a preliminary report from the US Geological Survey. The quake struck in the Caribbean Sea near the island of Providencia and about 19.9 miles (32 kilometers) from Mountain, Colombia, according to the USGS. The USGS also said...

Death toll in California wildfire rises to 42, marking worst in state history

Thirteen bodies have been found in Northern California in the wake of the deadly Camp Fire, bringing the death toll in the blaze to 42, authorities said Monday. The grim discovery makes the wildfire the deadliest in the state's history, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told reporters, replacing the record...
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