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Marco Rubio Warns Venezuelan Soldiers to Let U.S. Aid Enter the Country

The U.S. has used aircraft to fly in food and personal care aid
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Colombia, Marco Rubio, Venezuela, Onetime, U S Aid Enter the Country

US aid for Venezuela arrives in Colombia, but delivery uncertain

Juan Guaidó calls on military to let supplies in, but President Maduro denies any crisis A US military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuela has landed in the Colombian border city of Cúcuta, where food and medicine is being stored amid uncertainty over how and where aid will be distributed.The shipment on Saturday is the second arrival of large-scale US and international aid for Venezuelans, many of whom have scant access to food and medicine, since the opposition leader...
Tags: Americas, US, US news, Colombia, Aid, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Cucuta, Nicolás Maduro Continue, Juan Guaido

US aid lands in Colombia as part of effort to deliver supplies to Venezuela

The US military cargo planes departed from Miami to transport supplies to Colombia as part of the Trump Administration's response to the Venezuela regional crisis.
Tags: US, Cnn, Colombia, Miami, Venezuela, Trump Administration

Venezuela crisis: US planes carrying aid arrive in Colombia

The aid is being stockpiled in Colombia at the request of self-declared interim leader Juan Guaidó.
Tags: News, US, Colombia, Venezuela

U.S. Military Starts Flying Aid for Venezuela to Colombia

The shipments of humanitarian aid aboard Air Force planes come as the Pentagon is preparing for the possibility of missions in Venezuela.
Tags: News, Colombia, Venezuela, Pentagon, Air Force, Maduro, Nicolas, United States International Relations, United States Defense and Military Forces, United States Southern Command

Maduro blasts US for 'stealing' billions and offering 'crumbs'

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro hit out at the United States on Friday for "stealing" billions of dollars and offering "crumbs" in return as humanitarian aid. Tons of US aid is piling up in Colombia close to the border with Venezuela as opposition leader Juan Guaido has vowed to defy Maduro's efforts to block the supplies from entering the country. "It's a booby trap, they're putting on a show with rotten and contaminated food," said Maduro, speaking at an event in the southeastern town of ...
Tags: News, US, Colombia, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Juan Guaido

GoTrendier raises $3.5 million to take on Spanish-language fashion marketplaces

Thanks to environmentally conscious young buyers, throwaway culture is dying not only in the U.S., but also in Latin America – and startups are poised to jump in with services to help people recycle used clothing. GoTrendier, a peer-to-peer fashion marketplace operative in Mexico and Colombia, has raised $3.5 million USD to do just that. And i nvestors are eyeing the startup as the digital fashion marketplace growth leader in Spanish-speaking countries.  GoTrendier, founded by Belén Cabido, is...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mexico, US, Barcelona, E-commerce, Designer, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Silicon Valley, Stella Mccartney, Latin America, Menlo Ventures, Sergio Pérez

US military to ship Venezuela aid to Colombia

The US military will transport some 200 tons of humanitarian aid to Colombia to help relieve the crisis in neighboring Venezuela, a US defense official said Friday. Speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of a formal announcement, the official said the aid would be sent in the coming days, most likely aboard a C-17 transport plane. Venezuela is plagued by hyperinflation and major shortages of basic goods, with opposition leader Juan Guaido and President Nicolas Maduro vying for control of the...
Tags: News, US, Colombia, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Juan Guaido

Exclusive: China ride-hailing giant Didi plans Chile, Peru launches to take on Uber

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to take on U.S. rival Uber in some of Latin America's fastest-growing markets, recruiting managers in Chile, Peru and Colombia, according to job postings and a company official.
Tags: Money, China, Colombia, businessNews, Latin America, Didi, Chile Peru, Didi Chuxing

U.S. to deliver over 200 tons of aid to Venezuelan border

U.S. military aircraft are expected to deliver more than 200 tons of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia, with the shipment likely to take place on Saturday, a U.S. official said on Friday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the U.S. State Department planned to make an announcement about the shipment on Friday but provided no further details. The State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Tags: News, Colombia, State Department, U S State Department

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Colombia?

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Tags: Travel, Colombia, South America, Latin America, Long-term Travel, Destination Reports, International Living/working, Work/life/travel Balance, International Living, Living Abroad, Cheap Latin America Travel, Colombia Travel

US military aircraft to deliver more aid to Venezuela border

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration is sending another large shipment of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia, for the first time using U.S. military aircraft as it increases pressure on Nicolas Maduro to give up power, according to a State Department email sent to Congress.
Tags: News, US, Colombia, Venezuela, State Department, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Caracas, Venezuela AP

Venezuela's Government Appears To be Trying To Hack Activists With Phishing Pages

Hackers allegedly working for the embattled Venezuelan government tried to trick activists into giving away their passwords to popular services such as Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and others, according to security researchers. From a report: Last week, the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for citizens to volunteer with the goal of helping international humanitarian organizations deliver aid into the country. President Nicolas Maduro is refusing to accept aid and has erected blocks a...
Tags: Tech, Colombia, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Kaspersky Lab, Gmail Facebook Twitter, Juan Guaido

Desperate Venezuelans sneak across Colombia border to peddle scrap

In the thick vegetation along the Colombian border, bands of Venezuelans make their way unseen, puffing under the heavy loads of scrap metal on their backs like leaf-cutter ants, covered in filth and trying to make enough money to simply survive. Now she trudges along a muddy path through the long grasses, pushing a handcart laden with scrap metal she has scavenged from who knows where, to sell on the other side of the border. It is one of the 30 or so illegal crossings that Colombian police h...
Tags: News, Colombia, Venezuela, Cucuta, Simon Bolivar International Bridge

Panama to build migrant shelter as hundreds of Cubans enter

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama’s government says it will build a migrant shelter on its southern border with Colombia, after the latest wave of migrants crossed into the country. Some 716 migrants, mostly Cubans, entered Panama over the weekend through the jungle province of Darien. The director of Panama’s immigration agency says the latest group […]
Tags: News, Ap, Colombia, Nation, Panama, Panama City, Darien

Announcement: Let’s Help Envision Take FLYTE

Posted: 2/14/2019 | February 14th, 2019 As travelers, we constantly meet people from around the world and experience cultures and values different than our own. I think that is why we travelers tend to (generally) be more open-minded. We want to see the differences in the world. Traveling gives us a broader perspective and understanding of life, the world, the people in it, and, often most importantly, ourselves. Three years ago I started FLYTE, the Foundation for Learning and Youth Travel Ed...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Colombia, Silicon Valley, Jeremy, Ecuador, Oakland, Guatemala, Cuba, Sam, Caribbean, Bogota, Random Musings, Northern California, Cartagena

In pictures: Venezuelans trade scrap metal to survive

Illegal tracks known as "trochas" are being used to cross into Colombia to trade.
Tags: News, Colombia

Valentine's Day flower deliveries come at a huge cost to the environment

Americans purchase an estimated 250 million roses for Valentine’s Day every year, many of which come via flowery delivery from South America. But shipping these roses in time for the holiday comes at a heavy cost to the environment. Colombia has become a major trading center for roses because of the Andean Trade Preference Act, which was passed under President George H.W. Bush. This act encourages farmers in the region to grow roses as an alternative to coca plants. Growing these precious petal...
Tags: Design, Colombia, South America, Valentine, George H W Bush

Venezuela military reinforces Colombian border blockade

Ureña (Venezuela) (AFP) - Venezuela's military reinforced a blockade on Thursday morning at the border with Colombia where opposition leader Juan Guaido has vowed to bring in desperately-needed humanitarian aid despite President Nicolas Maduro's vow to keep it out. AFP journalists saw several new freight containers blocking the road that connects the town of Urena in Venezuela to Cucuta in Colombia, where tons of US aid has been piling up for a week.
Tags: News, US, Colombia, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Afp, Cucuta, URENA Venezuela, Urena, Juan Guaido

Colombian Doc ‘Lapü’ Pulls of Sundance-Berlin Competition Double

The debut feature from Colombian filmmakers César Alejandro Jaimes and Juan Pablo Polanco, “Lapü,” pulled off the lofty Sundance-Berlin competition double this week. After world premiering in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at Sundance, the feature is now competing in the Berlinale’s Forum. The film kicks off on a windy night in the northern Colombia territory […]
Tags: News, Global, Spotlight, Colombia, Festivals, Berlinale 2019, Sundance Berlin Competition Double, César Alejandro Jaimes, Juan Pablo Polanco

Colombia: Man jailed for sexual abuse of 276 children

Colombian Juan Carlos Sánchez, who used the alias Big Bad Wolf, receives a 60-year sentence.
Tags: News, Colombia, Juan Carlos Sánchez

The Guardian view on drug wars: protect the innocent | Editorial

The jailing of a notorious cocaine smuggler will not end the drug wars. We must fight them with more regard for the victimsThere’s not much justice in the world. The Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán will probably die in an unpleasant American prison after being found guilty on 51 out of 53 charges relating to his long and lucrative career in the cocaine business. But his family is safe, and we must assume that much of his immense fortune is, too. That would be regarded as astonishing ...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, US, World news, US news, Colombia, Drugs trade, Donald Trump, Guzman, Joaquín 'el Chapo' Guzmán, Joaquin

Hungry Venezuelans urge help but standoff looms over 'politicised' aid

Guaidó tells caravans to take food and medicine across border from Colombia but political move likely to provoke MaduroAs a shipment of US aid waits in a Colombian frontier warehouse, hungry Venezuelans living nearby are wondering when they will next eat.“They should just start handing it out here,” said Jorge Arráiz, who lives on the streets in Cúcuta, the Colombian city that has become a way station for more than a million people fleeing his home country’s humanitarian crisis. “My children bac...
Tags: Americas, US, World news, Colombia, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Cucuta, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Jorge Arráiz

Venezuela: clash looms over 'politicised' aid as Guaidó vows to bring in supplies

Humanitarian groups say aid is vital to tackle food and medicine shortages but condemn ‘political point-scoring’As a shipment of US aid waits in a Colombian frontier warehouse, hungry Venezuelans living nearby are wondering when they will next eat.“They should just start handing it out here,” said Jorge Arráiz, who lives on the streets in Cúcuta, the Colombian city that has become a way station for more than a million people fleeing his home country’s humanitarian crisis. “My children back in Ve...
Tags: Americas, US, World news, Colombia, Venezuela, Cucuta, Jorge Arráiz

'Allow in aid. That's an order': Venezuela opposition leader sets army deadline for food and medicine

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido told tens of thousands of supporters on Tuesday that desperately-needed humanitarian aid would be brought into the country on February 23, despite opposition from President Nicolas Maduro. "It's sure that the humanitarian aid will enter Venezuela because the usurper will have no choice but to leave Venezuela," said self-proclaimed acting president Guaido. US aid has been piling up in Colombia at the border with crisis-hit Venezuela but until now ...
Tags: News, Washington, US, Colombia, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, National Assembly, Sergei Lavrov, Caracas, Maduro, Roraima, Vladimir Padrino, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Guaido US

Why this nurse now sells her body so her family can survive

They used to be working professionals in Venezuela but the long running crisis is forcing women to go to Colombia to find ways for their families to survive.
Tags: News, Colombia, Stories, Venezuela

Hacker network members charged in 2018 cyber attacks, threats in Southern California

LOS ANGELES — Federal authorities Monday arrested one of two young men charged with making false threats of violent attacks at Los Angeles International Airport and numerous Southern California school districts, and staging attacks on computer systems belonging to a Long Beach company and others. The two defendants allegedly are members of the Apophis Squad, a worldwide collective of computer hackers and swatters intent on using the internet to cause chaos. The collective caused disruptions by m...
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A War for Oil: The US Economic War on Venezuela

A Bridge Too Far It resembled something from a post-apocalyptic setting in a movie: images of the blocked highway bridge linking Colombia to Venezuela, silent and desolate containers behind fences, not a person in sight, no movement. It was like a makeshift monument to a people’s understanding of how “humanitarian aid” is used by empire […]
Tags: US, Colombia, Anthropology, Venezuela, Sanctions, Nicolás Maduro, Imperialism, Coup, Humanitarian Aid, PDVSA, Citgo, Destabilization, Humanitarian Imperialism, Regime Change, Democracy Promotion, Humanitarian Abduction

Venezuela's Guaido vows to bring in aid next week

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido told tens of thousands of supporters on Tuesday that desperately-needed humanitarian aid would be brought into the country on February 23, despite opposition from President Nicolas Maduro. "It's sure that the humanitarian aid will enter Venezuela because the usurper will have no choice but to leave Venezuela," said self-proclaimed acting president Guaido. US aid has been piling up in Colombia at the border with crisis-hit Venezuela but until now the br...
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Showdown looms as Venezuela's Guaido sets aid entry date

Most Western countries, including the United States, have recognized Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate president, but Maduro retains the backing of Russia and China as well as control of state institutions including the military. An aid convoy supplied by the United States and Colombia arrived in the Colombian border town of Cucuta last week, where it is being held in warehouses. A Venezuelan opposition envoy has also said Brazil's government would try to get humanitarian aid to the border.
Tags: News, China, Russia, Colombia, United States, Brazil, Venezuela, Maduro, Cucuta, Guaido