Colombia has 7.7 million internal refugees – more than any other country. They fled the conflict between paramilitary groups and can't return to their homes. There are also 1.5 million Venezuelans seeking refuge in Colombia.
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Venezuela says many of its soldiers have been killed by landmines deployed by armed groups. A military offensive along the Colombian border has led to a humanitarian crisis in the area.
The migrants will receive a 10-year protection status after which they can apply for a residence visa. The decision affects about 950,000 undocumented Venezuelans.
About 2,000 former FARC rebels have rallied in Bogota to protest against the murder of ex-combatants. Some 236 former rebels have been killed since the signing of a peace deal in 2016 that ended five decades of conflict.
Protesters in Colombia have demanded that the president meet with Indigenous groups to discuss rising violence in parts of the country. Trade unions and student groups have also called for a national strike.
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