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Colombian army tightens grip on Cali after protests leave 13 dead

Colombian army tightens grip on Cali after protests leave 13 dead

The Colombian army on Saturday tightened its control over Cali, the country's third largest city, after the latest anti-government protests left at least 13 people dead.

Military deployed to Cali as Colombia marks full month of protests

Military deployed to Cali as Colombia marks full month of protests

Colombian President Ivan Duque announced Friday he was deploying military troops to the city of Cali, as international alarm grows over the policing of deadly anti-government protests across the country in recent weeks.

Venezuela arrests two Americans for failed 'invasion'

Venezuela arrests two Americans for failed 'invasion'

Two Americans were detained in Venezuela on Monday on suspicion of plotting to topple President Nicolas Maduro's government, which has accused US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido of bankrolling the scheme.

Protest marches resume in Colombia, several people reported injured

Protest marches resume in Colombia, several people reported injured

Colombians took to the streets on Tuesday to protest economic reforms and killings of civil society leaders, in the first large rallies since nationwide demonstrations late last year.

Colombian protesters return to streets amid disputes with government

Colombian protesters return to streets amid disputes with government

Colombians across the country took to the streets on Wednesday after the government failed to reach an agreement with the organizers of protests that have continued for two weeks.

Duque to meet with Colombia protest leaders

Duque to meet with Colombia protest leaders

Under-fire Colombian President Ivan Duque will meet with protest leaders on Tuesday, a minister announced, after five consecutive days of anti-government protests.

Three dead after Colombia protests, tear gas used in renewed confrontations

Three dead after Colombia protests, tear gas used in renewed confrontations

Three people were killed in events following Thursday marches across Colombia, the defense minister said, as cities woke on Friday to widespread public transportation problems

Amazon countries discuss strategy for preservation of rainforest

Amazon countries discuss strategy for preservation of rainforest

The measures "will have to be taken not only by the Amazon countries, but also by the nations in the region and the international community in general"

Copa America: Argentina, Uruguay, Peru through to quarter-finals

Copa America: Argentina, Uruguay, Peru through to quarter-finals

An early goal by Lautaro Martinez and Sergio Aguero's late second gave Argentina a 2-0 win over Qatar Sunday that qualified them for the Copa America quarter-finals.

'They shot at us,' say injured Venezuela protesters

'They shot at us,' say injured Venezuela protesters

Edinson Cisneros gasped and wheezed as he tried to talk -- he was one of the protesters struck by rubber buckshot fired by Venezuelan security forces breaking up border demos demanding the entry of emergency aid from Colombia.

Venezuela troops fire tear gas on demo at Colombia border

Venezuela troops fire tear gas on demo at Colombia border

Venezuelan forces on Saturday fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up a crowd demanding to cross a closed border bridge to Colombia, AFP journalists reported.

Colombia blames deadly Bogota car bombing on ELN rebels

Colombia blames deadly Bogota car bombing on ELN rebels

The Colombian government on Friday blamed leftist ELN rebels for the bombing of a police training academy in Bogota that killed 20 people as well as the attacker and dealt a body blow to the peace process.