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Behind The Violence Between Venezuelan Forces And Colombian Guerillas

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What The Pandemic Now Looks Like In Germany, Kenya And Colombia

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In An Attempt To Ease Sanctions, Venezuela's Maduro Reaches Out To U.S.

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Anti-Government Protests In Colombia Now In Their 3rd Week

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Anti-Government Protests Continue In Colombia

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Protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks carry empty coffins during a national strike to protest a government proposal that would raise taxes, in Bogotá, Colombia, on Wednesday. Fernando Vergara/AP hide caption

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Protesters March In Colombia Against Plan To Raise Taxes In Pandemic-Wracked Economy

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Thousands March In Colombia To Protest Plans To Raise Taxes

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Colombian President Iván Duque unveiled a program last month that will allow undocumented Venezuelan migrants to legally live and work in Colombia for up to 10 years. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Colombia's President On Amnesty For Venezuelans: 'We Want To Set An Example'

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Colombia Offers Legal Status To Migrants Who Fled Venezuela

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An employee places bouquets on shelves in Bogotá on Feb. 1, as Colombia prepares to export flowers for Valentine's Day amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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There's A Good Chance Your Valentine's Flowers Come From Colombia

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Ana Teresa Castillo, who runs a shelter for Venezuelan migrants in the Colombian border town of Villa del Rosario, says she is tending to many more rape victims now than before the pandemic began. She blames the closing of official border posts and gangs blocking their smuggling trails during daylight hours, forcing migrants to cross at night, when they are far more vulnerable. John Otis for NPR hide caption

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Women Fleeing Venezuela Are Targeted With Sexual Assault As They Cross Into Colombia

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Large Venezuelan Migration Sparks Xenophobic Backlash In Colombia

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The statue of Sebastián de Belalcázar, a 16th century Spanish conquistador, lies on the ground after it was pulled down by Indigenous people in Popayán, Colombia, earlier this year. Julian Moreno/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Statue Removals Inspire Indigenous People In Latin America To Topple Monuments

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