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Julia Symmes Cobb @JSymmesCobb juliasymmes.cobb@tr.com

@Reuters senior correspondent in Bogotá

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Joined Twitter 8/23/13


@JZulver @meganjanetsky @OliGGriffin Potomac, @DannyPellegrino says we're sleeping on Potomac!I mean thank God for the new series of Unsolved Mysteries: https://t.co/FBlYzLNDtz
7/10
2020
We're all doing just fine 😬😬😬 https://t.co/nFDoMPLlR2
7/8
2020
Coronavirus mortality rates on Colombia's Caribbean coast are nearly double the national average, as @OliGGriffin r… https://t.co/VQrJ5tUHsi
7/5
2020
There's no country on earth that values immigrant labor enough. Great story by @Simmoa https://t.co/EzBdq6VQt1
7/4
2020
Colombia says it will contest a court order suspending advisory/training activities of U.S. troops https://t.co/2urtug40BK
7/3
2020
Colombia’s confirmed coronavirus infections tipped over the 100,000 case threshold on Wednesday, as the country’s q… https://t.co/rVyej2DZYzMore than 100 Colombian soldiers implicated in sex abuse of minors, @ACOSTALUISJAIME reports https://t.co/AyGGFVCady @WSJForero Noooo, then the Locombia joke won't work anymore. @JIPenC @MinSaludCol Claudia López has tweeted about 300 ventilators.
7/1
2020
Bogotá's mayor said over the weekend she was ready to put the city under stricter quarantine if more ICUs weren't h… https://t.co/07lt2azPVk @matyoukee It sounds vaguely menacing.
6/30
2020
Venezuela is a public health "time bomb", Colombian President Ivan Duque told myself and @ACOSTALUISJAIME today. Ph… https://t.co/30M2wXRgQb
6/26
2020
You could hear the groans of resignation echoing off the Andes. https://t.co/oIKUG9asiA
6/24
2020
@diegozambrano88 @washingtondc @Bogota Hey Diego - so sorry about your family's experience!
6/21
2020
@sarah4nabj @washingtonpost Done. Effective immediately, @Reuters will capitalize the “B” in Black when describing… https://t.co/QOYZ3DldiV
Retweeted by Julia Symmes CobbFunding for implementation of Colombia's peace process is not at risk amid coronavirus budget crunch, the governmen… https://t.co/K92GYxHwd1
6/19
2020
If you're interested in the Wayuu, check out our story from March (the far distant past) about inter-clan conflicts… https://t.co/no6IikZ4h7Meanwhile, the latest salvo in long-running disagreements between major coal miner Cerrejon and the Wayuu indigenou… https://t.co/e8QTTcjTmCAnd the army freed two foreigners - a Brazilian and a Swiss - being held hostage by FARC dissidents: https://t.co/5FKPtUA4AvNext - Colombia's economy contracted by 20% in April amid ongoing coronavirus lockdown, by @BocanegraNelson and… https://t.co/pF8O6y2wtVBusy day in the Colombia bureau. First up, the U.S. offers $10 million reward for capture of former Colombian rebel… https://t.co/1wBT1HTVdu
6/18
2020
Given Colombian military intelligence has been repeatedly accused of spying on journalists, peace negotiatiors, pol… https://t.co/Ty3eynBS5oAnd myself, with photos by @LuisaFGphoto, on Colombia's ever-fuller COVID ICUs: https://t.co/aOtsQfgujR https://t.co/zxu3INXS7c @OliGGriffin on confirmed coronavirus cases rising above 50,000: https://t.co/uamZIxxGTCAnd in case you missed these stories over the weekend (the first of three consecutive long weekends here), here's… https://t.co/oPpM69TnniColombia's beleaguered President Ivan Duque has had low approval ratings basically his entire term, but he's gotten… https://t.co/3erItL6uxg
6/16
2020
“This is really going to get out of control” - @JSymmesCobb reports for @Reuters on the grim challenge facing medi… https://t.co/mahUpBzWAk
Retweeted by Julia Symmes CobbGran trabajo en equipo con @JSymmesCobb pasen a ver! https://t.co/JUmQfTZLGs
Retweeted by Julia Symmes CobbY acá en español, traducido por @ACOSTALUISJAIME: https://t.co/bEjzotD9ITEven as Colombia's quarantine is drawing to an end, its COVID ICUs are filling up. We visited one in southern Bogot… https://t.co/SJ74GjhaMG
6/14
2020
Cracking story from my colleagues @cohenluc and @mariannaparraga https://t.co/pvfOXn6k04
6/12
2020
“Although the situation is worse there, we will have somewhere to live. We won’t sleep like this” @OliGGriffinhttps://t.co/fx82EBgVKO
6/9
2020
@CaimanValores @SergioGuzmanE @ACOSTALUISJAIME Off to change my Twitter bio to "regurgitating hack"! Have a nice day! @SergioGuzmanE @CaimanValores @ACOSTALUISJAIME Last time you accused us of propaganda I did a whole thread that hig… https://t.co/8hAoVC6M4KPrivate pilots are taking to the sky to ferry coronavirus tests from isolated Colombia, writes @ACOSTALUISJAIMEhttps://t.co/NQXLTtSHyt
6/8
2020
A nice story of talented chefs using their skills to help others during Colombia's coronavirus lockdown https://t.co/YjBEMNvnGf @OliGGriffin Americans! Buy stock in kitchenware companies now!Colombia's supreme court says it will investigate ex-President Uribe's alleged ties to hacking: https://t.co/ZJ8Dnv1Tia
6/3
2020
@ruedareport @CaimanValores @sjgrattan well right, that's why I specifically directed the tweet at people who are e… https://t.co/ysT8zrhMJf @paisanopaisa Eso!Gente de estratos 4, 5, 6 y mas allá: les acuerdo que es tu responsabilidad pagar a sus empleadas, los paseadores d… https://t.co/0G58IKfwaK @mhmilliken Jeez. Glad he's ok and please thank him for all he does.And we've got back-tracking: https://t.co/jJyt6tzxM5This still means you have to be "accredited" to go do your shopping or to the bank, with this form as an option. No… https://t.co/OPJ0s6vzCZ @miweintraub83 @ClaudiaLopez Right?! First a badly-implemented pico y género and now this.Widespread confusion last night over a form that Bogotá's mayor wants people to fill out before they go out. I've r… https://t.co/TbALihAlcx
6/2
2020
@dvdwyer Welcome back Mimi!
6/1
2020
@sherrifflucy Yeah maybe. Though if you do get stopped and identify yourself as a journalist, police might be more… https://t.co/xcEwooZ41g @sherrifflucy Mark it with PRESS if you can @EthanSwopePhoto Apologies for my terrible handwriting/random notes https://t.co/2Fy7VL79e4 @Vanessa_Swales No problem! You too! @Vanessa_Swales Last pages. This may also be a useful resource: https://t.co/n0olAPv9wr https://t.co/B3HhBjfXhC @Vanessa_Swales https://t.co/JcKieBiw3u @Vanessa_Swales First aid section is pretty sparse because that was mostly hands-on: https://t.co/abpbKdiY9D @Vanessa_Swales Sure thing. Will take a few tweets so here goes: https://t.co/FAoplI1HVT @AMartinezWSJ @Reuters @business I did mine with Hawthorne Proactive. They were great and I learned a ton.Here's the table of contents. Happy to share/post any other sections people are interested in. https://t.co/je7KnBgBrSAnd the section on gases. https://t.co/IwRlUPLUK1I know many journalists haven't been fortunate enough to do HEFAT training, so in case useful here's some photos of… https://t.co/JAvcSNjPj4Tonight I was shot in the arm and the back of my neck with rubber bullets in the middle of covering the Minneapolis… https://t.co/E65j9O5Vth
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5/31
2020
@rodrigocampos @amelendrob @JulioCesrChavez That, ladies and gents, is the diplomacy of a UN correspondent. @pluiedautomne Jaja, la ternura colombiana es muy única! @amelendrob @JulioCesrChavez I'm sorry, you know I love Colombia, but reina pepiada is the best.Another example of the Latin Americanization I hope comes to the USA. Got a call the other afternoon from someone l… https://t.co/SVzya2rT6h @JulioCesrChavez And arepas! Venezuelan ones though (sorry Colombia) @mattelle Por eso mi país no progresa. @skueffner @GaripChile But that implies the US is importing those things or taking examples from elsewhere. We've h… https://t.co/vt3mDm50KJ @mattelle But that makes it sound like the US hasn't had shitty policing practices/populism/racism all along. We do… https://t.co/gdGeIjONCs @skueffner @GaripChile I think his populism is homegrown. Don't think his voters were looking to LatAm for examples. @skueffner @GaripChile Police misconduct/brutality is Latin American? Funny, I thought the entire history of the US… https://t.co/IOxNKRBUTC @CaimanValores Dude the original tweet is racist trash - putting down terrible policing practices in the U.S. to "Latin Americanization"Oh my God USA, get stoked! Latin Americanization is coming! Soon a nice man will be selling avocados on your street… https://t.co/1u84wGUvX0 @mat_charles_ You can read @ACOSTALUISJAIME's story (which naturally can't touch on every topic because word count)… https://t.co/qer16znBvr
5/30
2020
This has been happening for weeks amid a nationwide lockdown that is supposed to keep people in their homes. https://t.co/7kMxc7tLCxColombia's ELN rebels would back a global, three month U.N. ceasefire and want the government to join in too, they… https://t.co/ehHEJ2Le2rHere's our updated story, by @OliGGriffin: https://t.co/2LBWF75Pi0 (fin)Will add that Duque did not announce the extension during his hour-long nightly television show. The government qui… https://t.co/Pf5geSTj2KThis afternoon, Claudia announced Bogotá would stay in lockdown under current restrictions at least until June 15.… https://t.co/JTMUIySI3DSo way back in the halcyon days of mid-March when we'd all spent way less time staring at our ceilings, Bogota mayo… https://t.co/4ITpMvRj9N
5/29
2020
@ruedareport Totally - like 70% of businesses could theoretically re-open now with the right permits.Bogota's quarantine will continue for at least another two weeks https://t.co/7Bdkx3KbEpReuters has a cool graphic comparing re-openings around the world, in case you want to get lost in it for 20 mins l… https://t.co/0mZsuZgTuB
5/28
2020
Parts of Colombia's economy are slowly reopening and businesses are reinventing to stay afloat, by @BocanegraNelson https://t.co/wBYuLWrWWg
5/26
2020
@ritobog @IvanDuque For what it's worth, testing numbers have also doubled - from 3,000 or so daily tests to 6,000-7,000. @ritobog @IvanDuque The number of daily confirmed cases? Not exactly - over the last week confirmed daily cases num… https://t.co/O5AYdC8ZuhColombia recorded its highest-ever daily jump in confirmed coronavirus infections today: 1,046. On his weekend Q&A,… https://t.co/rbYhVx7Y0r
5/23
2020
@meganjanetsky Atta girl!
5/22
2020
@Giles_news @CassLGarrison @OliGGriffin That's also because she literally never carries money. There's a lackey for that. @Giles_news @CassLGarrison @OliGGriffin As long as you have a monarchy you automatically lose all arguments about w… https://t.co/kXDtTNDQWr @CassLGarrison @OliGGriffin I find opening tabs at bars in the U.S. mystifying. They take your card away! Also thos… https://t.co/KLfUZgcQt0Last but not least, coal output was down 7.2% in the first quarter. Bad news for royalty income, which funds...ever… https://t.co/HLdCNAG2wBBeetles are attacking coffee trees and growers say corona might make perennial labor shortages worse, writes… https://t.co/k5084SY62ZMeanwhile, the central bank is set to cut the interest rate to a historic low of 2.75% to try and boost the economy… https://t.co/xuW4DX86JuA raft of not-so-great news for Colombia's economy this morning. First, from @VargasCarlosH, the finance minister s… https://t.co/oJGcd4WLDVThis would possibly help beleaguered private oil producers, but could affect the bottom line of Cenit, which is an… https://t.co/qgLkLRlhgD
5/21
2020
Colombia's quarantine will last through the end of the month and there's no hope yet of regular flights in or out: https://t.co/Xcn76bg2bL
5/20
2020
Colombian director films quarantine 'Bathroom' comedy with mobile phones https://t.co/QCqliVPTtw
Retweeted by Julia Symmes CobbThe ESMAD riot police, who are notorious in Colombia for what many see as excessive force, are involved in the evic… https://t.co/TJDG3wUdDL
5/16
2020
Local authorities in Bogota have decided its an appropriate time to evict people from their informal houses and des… https://t.co/rs467rPAZd
5/15
2020

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