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Bogota's first woman mayor pledges to fight racism, xenophobia

Jan 02, 2020 - 2:07 PM

Bogota's first woman mayor, Claudia Lopez, takes over a city that has become a focal point of countrywide protests against the rule of right-wing President Ivan Duque

CLAUDIA LOPEZ. Bogota's incoming Mayor Claudia Lopez delivers a speech during her inauguration ceremony in Bogota on January 1, 2020. Photo by Raul Arboleda/AFP

First woman mayor of Bogota marries girlfriend

Dec 17, 2019 - 2:05 PM

'I promise to honor you and love you for life!' Claudia Lopez writes on Instagram to her wife, opposition senator Angelica Lopez

MARRIED! The leader of Colombia's Green Alliance party and current candidate for the mayoralty of Bogota, Claudia Lopez, celebrates after winning the regional elections in Bogota, on October 27, 2019. Photo by Raul Arboleda/AFP

Thousands join general strike protesting against Colombia's government

Nov 22, 2019 - 10:33 AM

The protest comes amid social upheaval across South America, as a wave of unrest over the past two months has battered governments in Chile, Bolivia and Ecuador

View of a vandalised bank after protests during a nationwide strike called by students, unions and indigenous groups to protest against the government of Colombia's President Ivan Duque in Cali, Colombia, on November 21, 2019. LUIS ROBAYO / AFP

Colombia elects first woman mayor of Bogota

Oct 28, 2019 - 2:29 PM

Center-left candidate Claudia Lopez, who is openly gay, wins the local election with 35.2% of the vote ahead of liberal Carlos Fernando Galan with almost all votes counted

CLAUDIA LOPEZ. The leader of Colombia's Green Alliance party and current candidate for the mayoralty of Bogota, Claudia Lopez, celebrates after winning the regional elections in Bogota, on October 27, 2019. Photo by Raul Arboleda/AFP

Thousands march in Bogota after deadly car bombing

Jan 21, 2019 - 7:27 AM

The protest march ends with a religious service in memory of the victims, all between the ages of 17 and 22, killed Thursday in the deadliest attack with explosives in the city since 2003

A demonstrator with a megaphone shouts slogans during a march against terrorism, in repudiation of the police academy recent car bombing that left 20 people dead, and in support of the victims and their relatives, on January 20, 2019. The Colombian government on Friday blamed leftist ELN rebels for Thursday's bombing of a police academy in Bogota that killed 20 people as well as the attacker, and dealt a body blow to the peace process. President Ivan Duque reinstated arrest warrants for 10 ELN peace negotiators who are part of the guerrilla group's delegation to the Cuba talks. Juan BARRETO / AFP

Colombian paramilitary chief deported from U.S. to face charges

Dec 27, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Fifty-year- old Hebert Veloza, alias "HH," faces charges in his homeland of murder, forced recruitment of minors and criminal association

FARC confirms release of two Colombia soldiers by Nov 25

Nov 25, 2014 - 12:01 AM

General Ruben Alzate however stays with the guerrilla group The FARC said he will be released at a later date within the same week depending on military actions by Columbia s defense ministry

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