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 (ko͞o′kə-tə, -ko͞o-tä′)
A city of northeast Colombia near the Venezuelan border. Established in 1733 and rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1875, it is a transportation and industrial center.


(Spanish ˈkukuta)
(Placename) a city in E Colombia: commercial centre of a coffee-producing region. Pop: 883 000 (2005 est). Official name: San José de Cúcuta


(ˈku kuˌtɑ)

a city in E Colombia. 479,309.
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Marches also took place in Colombia's other major cities: Barranquilla, Cali, Cucuta, and Medellin.
COLOMBIA: Authorities say a stolen taxi loaded with explosives that wrecked several buildings but left no-one harmed in the eastern city of Cucuta just hours after the government pledged a concerted effort against a wave of terrorist violence was the work of the National Liberation Army.
First, he removed the file on this case from the prosecutor's office in Cucuta and transferred it to his own office in Bogota to maintain close control over it.
Leaving their animals and belongings behind, they fled across the border into Venezuela, beginning an odyssey that brought them to a makeshift camp in an open-air coliseum in Cucuta.
He was separated from his family when he joined a special football school in Cucuta as a teenager.
They operate in 110 parking lots located in major Colombian cities such as Bogota, Bucaramanga, Cucuta, Medellin and Cali under the trademarks Parking International, Park Elite and The Parking Lot.
Interior Minister Juan Fernando Cristo and Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin were in the northeastern city of Cucuta to address the issues created by the deportations and meet with Colombians in the area.
Even as the diplomats met in this Caribbean coastal resort, motorists in the Colombian city of Cucuta complained of long gas lines as Venezuela's security offensive cuts off trade, legal and otherwise, between the two nations.
The DWDM/OTN network covers the main fiber rings in Colombia s national backbone network to associate submarine landing points in Cartagena, Barranquilla and Tolu with the main capital cities such as Bogota, Medellin, Bucaramanga, Cucuta, Cali, Ibague, Neiva and Popayan.
The Tarzan-like episode was brought to an end when she was discovered by hunters but by her ordeal continued when she was sold to a brothel in the city of Cucuta and groomed for prostitution.
She said she was eventually sold to a brothel in Cucuta where she was beaten frequently as a prostitute.