Colombia’s Health Ministry reported a record number of 588 daily COVID-19 deaths on Monday as medical organizations warned this number could rise to 800.
Coronavirus infections and deaths have been rising since mid-March and reached their highest levels since the beginning of the pandemic over the past week.
President Ivan Duque on Friday blamed ongoing protest against his increasingly tyrannical regime for the surge.
The president and his health minister previously claimed that the surge was due to the arrival…
BOGOTA, June 15 (Reuters) – Colombian protest leaders on Tuesday said their organizations would suspend anti-government demonstrations which have caused political and economic upheaval during the last six weeks, but warned their fight for solutions to a range of social and economic demands would continue.
Protests began at the end of April, sparked by opposition to a now-withdrawn tax reform, and later expanding to include demands for opportunities for young people and an end to police violence.
“We’ve decided to…
Bogotá, Colombia — Friday marks a month since the beginning of protests that have roiled Colombia, causing fuel and food supply shortages, unemployment, infrastructure damage, forcing businesses to close and hurting local economies.
Negotiations between the government and demonstrators have made little progress and protester demands are growing.
Although turnout numbers seem to be dwindling, protests and unrest are still a daily occurrence and another major national strike is expected Friday.
Disruptions have been most evident in Colombia’s third-biggest city,…
Protesters take to the streets for fourth week demanding government action on poverty, police violence, and other issues.
Anti-government protests have stretched into their fourth week in Colombia, as student groups, unions and others took to the streets again on Wednesday to demand social change amid continuing talks between the government and strike leaders.
About 8,000 people attended protests in the capital, Bogota, the mayor’s office said.
“We’re accompanying our young people, our children, our grandchildren, who still lack opportunities…
BOGOTA, June 15 (Reuters) – A car bomb explosion at a military base in the Colombian border city of Cucuta injured 36 people on Tuesday, the defense minister said, casting blame for the attack on leftist rebels.
The explosion took place at a base used by the 30th Army Brigade in the northeastern city near the border with Venezuela.
“We reject and repudiate this vile and terrorist act which sought to attack the soldiers of Colombia,” Defence Minister Diego Molano…
ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC), has announced that it has made a significant strike of oil in its onshore CPO-5 block, which is located in Colombia’s Llanos Basin.
The find, made through well Indico-2, lies approximately 0.5 miles northwest of the Indico-1 well. Indico-2 encountered a net pay of 147 feet in the LS-3 reservoir of Une Formation (Cretaceous), which OVL said during initial testing produced oil of 35.2…
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Friday, February 26, 2021
(Bloomberg) — The deal, as investors from Bogota to New York see it, has all the markings of a cash-strapped federal government forcing a state-run company to bail it out.
Ecopetrol SA, Colombia’s biggest oil company, would hand over about $4 billion to the government in exchange for control of another state-sponsored outfit, the electric utility giant known as ISA. From the moment word of the transaction…
Colombia-based Ecopetrol S.A. has awarded Stork, a part of Fluor Corp.’s Diversified Services unit, and two other members of a consortium contract to provide plant turnaround services at two of its refineries, Fluor reported late Monday.
Under the four-year framework agreement, Stork and Colombia-based firms Rampint and Servimant will perform turnaround-related work at Ecopetrol’s Barrancabermeja and Cartagena refineries. Fluor stated that the work scope includes:
Turnaround management services on the plant process units during scheduled plant shutdown periods
Equinor and YPF have agreed to jointly farm-down a nearly one-third non-operated stake in the CAN 100 block offshore Argentina to Shell, Equinor reported Thursday.
The largest block in the North Argentinian Basin, CAN 100 encompasses 5,792 square miles (15,000 square kilometers). Equinor and YPF each own 50-percent equity in the license, Equinor noted in a written statement emailed to Rigzone. Pending government approval, Equinor and YPF would each own 35 percent and Shell would hold the remaining 30 percent.…
(Bloomberg) — Inside a chic lounge, oil lobbyists and executives rub shoulders as Spanish, French and Italian can be heard in the halls. This isn’t the ZaZa boutique hotel in Houston, where global energy top brass like to stay. It’s the Cayena Hotel in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas.
Drawn by promises of privatization and more autonomy to tap the world’s biggest crude reserves, they’re meeting with the Nicolas Maduro regime and state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA to best position…