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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy, Colombia

Location: Colombia  Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of continuing demonstrations, unrest, and disruptions throughout Colombia.  The National Strike Committee is calling for the “occupation of capital cities” on May 26 and May 28, 2021 throughout Colombia.  Wednesday, May 26 is expected to be the largest of the mobilizations with marches and sit-ins being called from the municipalities ...
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The United States Welcomes Release of Kroc Institute Report on Peace Implementation in Colombia

Today the Kroc Institute released its fifth comprehensive report detailing the status of implementation of Colombia’s 2016 Peace Accord between December 2019 and November 2020. The United States Embassy is a proud sponsor of the work of the Kroc Institute in Colombia, and we welcome the report’s release. Since 2016, the United States has supported the Colombian government’s ...
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A one-hundred-year commitment to conservation and childhood in Colombia

Fondo Acción was created in 2000 as a financial facilitation mechanism and became the administrator for the first debt-for-nature agreement signed between the U.S. and Colombian governments. This agreement was first theorized in 1990 when U.S. President George Bush indicated the importance of bolstering environmental policies in the hemisphere and raised the possibility of creating such a ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy, Colombia

Location: Colombia Event: Demonstrations on May 19, 2021 The U.S. Embassy is aware of continuing demonstrations, unrest, and disruptions throughout Colombia. The nationwide events can cause the shutdown of local roads and major highways, often without prior notice or estimated reopening. Road closures may significantly reduce access to public transportation and airports and may disrupt ...
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