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 (po͞o′tə-mī′ō, -to͞o-mä′yō)
A river of northwest South America rising in southwest Colombia and flowing about 1,610 km (1,000 mi) along the Colombia-Peru border to the Amazon River in northwest Brazil.
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(Spanish putuˈmajo )
(Placename) a river in NW South America, rising in S Colombia and flowing southeast as most of the border between Colombia and Peru, entering the Amazon in Brazil: scene of the Putumayo rubber scandal (1910–11) during the rubber boom, in which many Indians were enslaved and killed by rubber exploiters. Length: 1578 km (980 miles). Brazilian name: Içá
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(ˌpu tuˈmɑ yɔ)

a river in NW South America, flowing SE from S Colombia into the Amazon in NW Brazil. 900 mi. (1450 km) long. Portuguese, Içá.
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Amerisur is selling 50% of its interest in the Put-8 exploration licence, in Colombia's Putumayo region, to Occidental for USD19.1 million in cash.
17 June 2019 - UK-based, South America-focussed oil and gas producer and explorer Amerisur Resources plc (LSE: AMER) has entered into a conditional agreement with Occidental Andina LLC to dispose of a 50% interest in the Put-8 exploration licence in the Putumayo region of Colombia, for a cash consideration of USD 19.1m, the company said.
Target: Put-8 exploration licence in the Putumayo region of Colombia/50% stake
The three blocks are located in the Oriente Basin and are approximately 140,000 acres in total area, creating a contiguous acreage position extending from Gran Tierra's existing assets in the Putumayo Basin in Colombia.
Air War Over the Putumayo: Columbian and Peruvian Air Operations During the 1932-1933 Conflict
Por este motivo resulta de interes compartir con los lectores de la revista MedUNAB la experiencia de la primera evidencia de Aedes albopictus en el departamento del Putumayo y mostrar como a traves de la vigilancia entomologica liderada por el Laboratorio de Salud Publica y con el apoyo de auxiliares del Programa de Enfermedades Transmitidas por vectores (ETV), de la Secretaria de Salud del departamento del Putumayo y del Instituto Nacional de Salud (INS) se determino la especie.
Hours of heavy rains overnight caused rivers to burst their banks, flooding homes with mud in Putumayo province.
(TAP) - Mudslides killed more than 200 people after heavy rains caused rivers to overflow late Friday in Colombia's Putumayo province, authorities said Saturday.
Riyadh, Rajab 5, 1438, Apr 2, 2017, SPA - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a cable of condolences to President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia on the landslide in Putumayo in Colombia.
The aim of the process is to provide to oil and gas companies Ecopetrol's stake and interests in 20 production assets located in the regions of Catatumbo, the Magdalena Middle and Upper Valley, Llanos and Putumayo.