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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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Contraband fuel sits on the side of a road in Puerto Santander, Colombia, on May 31, 2019. The Venezuelan government's lack of cash to import gasoline combined with U.S. sanctions targeting the oil sector have led to chronic fuel shortages in Venezuela. That has upended a long-running, lucrative contraband gas trade. Ivan Valencia/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuela's Fuel Shortage Upends Longtime Colombian Border Gas Smuggling Trade

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Venezuelan Migrants Return Home Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Former Colombian President (2002-2010) and Sen. Álvaro Uribe goes to a hearing before the Supreme Court of Justice in a case over witness tampering in Bogotá, Colombia, on Oct. 8, 2019. The Supreme Court has now ordered Uribe be put under house arrest. Raul Arboleda/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Colombia's Ex-President Uribe Is Put Under House Arrest, Catches Coronavirus

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Colombia Supreme Court Places Former President Under House Arrest

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President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro speaks at Miraflores government palace on March 12, in Caracas, Venezuela. Despite international pressure and attempts to remove him, the leader has clung to power. Carolina Cabral/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuela's Maduro Holds Firmly To Power — And Squeezes The Opposition

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President Maduro Consolidates Power As The Opposition Grows Weaker

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Police stand guard during a government order for residents to stay home, to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus, as a resident walks to a food store in Soacha on the outskirts of Bogotá, Colombia, on March 25. Fernando Vergara/AP hide caption

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Colombia Sees Bouts Of Looting As Coronavirus Fallout Puts People Out Of Work

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Shoppers browse at an electronics store in Bogotá, Colombia, on June 19. Shoppers flocked to Colombian shopping malls to take advantage of a day without value added tax, which triggered Black Friday-style shopping frenzies. Nathalia Angarita /Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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In Colombia, Tax-Free Holidays Lead Critics To Decry 'COVID Friday'

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A Colombian Huitoto man sails on a raft along the Takana river in Leticia, Amazonas department, Colombia, on May 20, during the coronavirus pandemic. Tatiana de Nevó/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Coronavirus Is Spreading Through Indigenous Communities In The Amazon

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Residents of the Colombian capital Bogotá hang red rags from their windows and balconies to signal their need for help with food during the coronavirus pandemic. Raul Arboleda/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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During Colombia's Coronavirus Lockdown, Needy Residents Signal SOS With Red Rags

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Colombian Slum Dwellers Signal Their Need For Food Aid

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In an image from a YouTube video released on Aug. 29, 2019, shows Former senior commander Iván Márquez (center) and fugitive rebel colleague, Jesús Santrich (wearing sunglasses), of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia at an undisclosed location announcing they are taking up arms again. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuelan migrants in Colombia walk toward the border amid the coronavirus lockdown. Colombian officials say 12,000 Venezuelans have taken buses back to their home country since Colombia imposed restrictions to stop the outbreak. Fernando Vergara/AP hide caption

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Thousands Of Migrants Head Back To Venezuela To Flee Colombia's COVID-19 Lockdown

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Pandemic Puts Economic Pressure On Venezuelans Who Fled To Colombia

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