News & Events

Planned Demonstrations in Bogota

Location: Bogotá Event: The U.S. Embassy has received reports of planned protests scheduled in Bogota for Wednesday, February 24, 2020 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Fiscalia General de la Nación at Cra. 33 #18-33 and to proceed to Plaza Bolivar.  A second march is scheduled to begin at the National Pedagogical University located at Calle ...
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Joint Statement of the Group of Friends of the Quito Process

The Group of Friends of the Quito Process commends the decision of the Government of Colombia to offer Temporary Protection Status to Venezuelan migrants and refugees in its country for the next ten years. This remarkable act of solidarity should contribute to reducing human suffering for Venezuelans, while facilitating economic integration and access to services. ...
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New Police Base Inaugurated in Calamar, Guaviare

On February 18, Director of the Colombian National Police (CNP), MG. Jorge Luis Vargas Valencia, and the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement’s (INL) Colombia Director, Brian Harris, inaugurated a new police base in the municipality of Calamar, Guaviare. The base will enable the CNP to expand its presence in the area, increasing citizen ...
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Alert: Demonstrations on Monday, February 15, 2021

The U.S. Embassy is aware of ongoing demonstrations at various locations throughout Bogotá, including near Calle 13 and Carrera 90 (Fontibon parqueadero El Platon) as well as near Calle 9 and Carrera 32 (Parqueadero La Playa).  The demonstrations are part of a National Strike of Transporters. U.S. Citizens should expect traffic delays, detours, and disruptions ...
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Statement by Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg Press Conference with President Ivan Duque and UNHCR High Commissioner Filippo Grandi February 8, 2021

Good afternoon Mr. President, High Commissioner, Ministers, my fellow Ambassadors, and fellow members of the audience today. It is a privilege to be here with you all. President Duque, I would like to thank you for the invitation to be part of this day, which is a milestone for the region. On behalf of the ...
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