Police Attacked in Northern Bogota

On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at approximately 9:00 pm, unidentified assailants on a motorcycle attacked Colombian National Police (CNP) officers in the vicinity of Carrera 7 and Calle 200 in Bogota with firearms and explosives, killing one CNP officer and injuring four others. The perpetrators have not been apprehended. In response, CNP has closed Carrera …

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Trucker’s Strike Has Potential For Violence and Transportation Disruptions

The U.S Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a trucker’s union strike that began in June has the potential to continue.  There have been violence as well as transportation and shipping disruptions associated with this strike.  The trucker’s union announced that they intend to block all of Bogota’s vehicular entry and exit points.  While that has …

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Revised travel notice for Colombia regarding the Zika virus

The U.S. Embassy in Bogota informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a revised travel notice for Colombia  regarding the Zika virus . Travel to elevations higher than 2,000 m (6,500 ft) above sea level is considered to have minimal likelihood for mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission, even within countries reporting active transmission. CDC …

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Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry on Colombia’s Peace Process.

Today’s announcement regarding the “end of conflict” in Colombia is welcome news to the people of that country and to all who desire peace.  I congratulate President Santos and his negotiating partners for this milestone in their ongoing effort to conclude a conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) that has plagued their …

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