Latest News for: Bogota holidays


Colombia brings back lockdowns as coronavirus cases rise

The Washington Times 05 Jan 2021
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - As the holiday season winds down, ...

Colombia’s Bogota puts three neighborhoods in quarantine once more

Metro USA 04 Jan 2021
BOGOTA (Reuters) – ... People returning to Bogota from other parts of Colombia following the holiday period must isolate for at least one week, Gomez added, while limits to when people can shop or visit banks based on their national identity number will continue across the city.

Colombia heads into 2021 with calls for quarantines to fight pandemic uptick

Metro USA 31 Dec 2020
BOGOTA (Reuters) – A holiday season uptick in coronavirus infections will give Colombia a rocky start to 2021, Health Minister Fernando Ruiz said on Thursday, while doctors called for quarantines in hard-hit areas ... Coronavirus cases in Colombia have ticked upwards over the holidays with an all time high of 14,941 new cases reported on Dec.

At The Washington Post, Marty Baron’s Exit Is Now a Question of “When, Not If”

Vanity Fair 22 Dec 2020
TBD,” Baron replied ... In a separate staff memo the following day, Baron announced those jobs would include new breaking-news hubs in Europe and Asia and new foreign bureaus in Sydney and Bogota, as well as expansions to the audience and visual-journalism teams. All of this holiday cheer was clearly the peg for Baron’s Reliable Sources segment ... — .

Colombia to receive 1.7 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in February

Metro USA 21 Dec 2020
BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia will receive its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE in February, the country health ministry said on Monday ... Capital Bogota on Monday returned to restrictions that allow just one person per household to go shopping and restrict entrance to stores and restaurants.

Colombian unions, students seek to revive mass protests against government, police violence

Yahoo Daily News 22 Sep 2020
An afternoon gathering of hundreds in Bogota's central Bolivar Plaza was less peaceful, with some protesters throwing rocks at police outside the seat of the country's top courts ... Isolated looting led to the first curfew declarations in a generation in Bogota and Cali, but demonstrations fizzled ahead of the Christmas holidays.

Colombians protest against government, police brutality

Press TV 22 Sep 2020
However, an afternoon protest rally of hundreds in Bogota’s central Bolivar Plaza turned violent, with some protesters throwing rocks at police officers outside the seat of the country’s top courts ... Isolated looting led to the first curfew declarations in a generation in Bogota and Cali, but demonstrations fizzled ahead of the Christmas holidays.

COVID-19 Creates Leg Room for Greece’s Congested Capital

Voa News 19 Jul 2020
With just over 3,983 confirmed cases and 194 deaths, according to state statistics issued Sunday, the country's casualty toll from COVID-19 is far lower than that of its European peers, positioning Greece as a safe choice for holiday travel. “From Berlin to Bogota, cities across ...

Alleged IRA bomb trio are granted amnesty by Colombia

Belfast Telegraph 24 Apr 2020
The government of Colombia has granted an amnesty to three alleged IRA men who were associated with rebel terrorist army the FARC ... The men were arrested at Bogota airport in 2001 while travelling on false passports. They claimed to be on holiday, but it was alleged that they were training FARC guerillas in bomb-making methods ... .

Feature: Giant Chinese lanterns illuminate Colombian garden for holiday season

Xinhua 21 Nov 2019
BOGOTA, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Giant Chinese lanterns are shining bright in Colombia's biggest botanical garden to celebrate a special holiday season. Decorated with hundreds of colored lanterns in various shapes and sizes, Bogota's Botanical Garden is holding a lantern show called "Brilla Colombia," which runs from Nov.
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