Opposition hacker gets 10 years for spying on Colombia peace process

A Colombian court sentenced a former employee of a presidential candidate in the 2014 elections to 10 years in prison after he admitted to spying on the government’s peace talks with the FARC, and accepted...

Colombia government denies political persecution of conservative opposition chief

Both the government and the prosecution have denied claims that a former presidential candidate is the victim of political persecution after being linked to spying on ongoing peace talks admittedly carried out by an...

Former Congressman seeks impeachment of Colombia’s entire congress

A former congressman who lost his seat in the last election is seeking the impeachment of the entire congress. Former congressman Jorge Gechem (U Party) filed a lawsuit in September to appeal the election, in...

Colombia’s highest court to investigate Uribe over peace talks wiretapping

Colombia’s Supreme Court has begun a preliminary investigation into former President Alvaro Uribe’s alleged involvement in the wiretapping of ongoing peace talks with the FARC, reported local media on Friday. The aim of the investigation is...

Zuluaga campaign worker indicted for espionage and conspiracy

Colombia’s public prosecution formally indicted a former opposition election campaign worker over his alleged obtaining of classified information regarding ongoing peace talks with rebel group FARC, according to Colombia’s Semana magazine. Zuluaga election campaign poster The Prosecutor General’s Office formally indicted hacker Anders...

More bombshells in Colombia peace talks hacker scandal

Just one day after its explosive interview with alleged Colombian peace talks hacker Andres Sepulveda hit news stands, Semana , the weekly magazine that has broken the scandal since last May, has posted new exclusive...

Colombia’s ex-President Uribe ‘lied over electoral fraud’: FARC

Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC, have rejected accusations by former president and senator-elect Alvaro Uribe that they forced voters re-elect the incumbent president “with a gun to the neck.” In a press release on...

Colombia electoral authorities to recount 14% of Senate votes

Election officials in Colombia have been issued a court order to recount 14% of the vote from the March 9 congressional elections, according to local media. The National Electoral Council (CNE) will have 20 days...

Colombian senator demands Uribe retract statement that ‘terrorism’ influenced Santos voters

A senator from Colombia’s southwestern state of Nariño demanded that Colombian ex-president Alvaro Uribe retract statements that “terrorism” influenced voters re-elect President Juan Manuel Santos, local media reported on Wednesday. Senator Guillermo Garcia Realpe expressed...

Colombians living abroad voted for Zuluaga amid high abstention

Despite losing to incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos in Colombia’s second round of presidential elections, Democratic Center candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga won with Colombians living abroad, capturing 57.8% of the vote. Consistent with the results...

OAS disqualifies Uribe’s fraud allegations as ‘absolutely disproportionate’

The electoral observation chief of the Organization of American States (OAS) disqualified criticism of former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe of widespread voter fraud and abuse of power as “absolutely disproportionate.” OAS electoral observation mission leader...

President Juan Manuel Santos Re-Elected

COLOMBIA NEWS - Juan Manuel Santos convincingly won re-election Sunday after Colombia's tightest presidential contest in years, an endorsement of his 18-month-old peace talks to end the one of the longest-running conflict. Colombians voted the...

Zuluaga concedes defeat in Colombia’s 2nd round of presidential elections

Opposition candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga early Sunday evening publicly conceded defeat and congratulated incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos on winning Colombia’s election. Colombia’s 2014 elections Real-time election updates Full election coverage 1st round election results 2nd round election results Candidate profiles Juan...

Nearly 200 reports of electoral irregularities during Colombia’s elections: Electoral Watchdog

Colombia’s main independent electoral watchdog has reported 196 electoral irregularities during Colombia’s election on Sunday. The Electoral Observation Mission (MOE) announced 196 reports of electoral irregularities and crimes gathered in between 6AM and 3PM during the second round of...

Colombia’s election most quiet and safe in recent history: govt

The election that saw Juan Manuel Santos reelected Colombia’s president on Sunday were the safest in recent history, said both the ministries of defense and interior. The Ministry of Defense reported no recorded terrorist attacks...

Santos thanks supporters in Colombia election victory speech

Recently reelected President and U Party candidate Juan Manuel Santos thanked his support base, highlighting family members, other politicians and specific communities after defeating the Democratic Center candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga. Plenty of thanks were...

15 missing people discovered, 20 fugitives found on Colombia election day

Fifteen people previously reported missing were found when they showed up to vote in Colombia’s second round presidential election, Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s office announced on Sunday afternoon. The missing persons from different regions were handed over...

LATEST

IMF says Colombian Economy ‘ At Turning Point’

“The Colombian economy is at a turning point, recovering from a combination of external and domestic shocks since 2014 that lowered growth and increased...

Narco cryptocurrency laundering network busted in Spain

Spain said Monday it has shut down a complex cryptocurrency network that used digital currency to pay for shipments of cocaine from Colombia to...

One of the last living witnesses against Uribe survives two assassination attempts

Colombia’s Supreme Court ordered increased protection for one of the last living witnesses in a criminal case over the violence-ridden past of former President...

UK-Based United Insurance Brokers Launches Colombian Retail Operation

London-based re/insurance broker United Insurance Brokers (UIB) has launched a retail broking business in Colombia. The new company, UIB Seguros will be headed by...

Only Women and Children Live in This War-Torn Villa

In Colombia’s mountainous northwest, three hours’ walk from the closest town over paths haunted by guerrillas, lies the village of La Puria. It’s home...

Colombia To Formalize Land Rights of 2.5 Million Peasants

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos signed a landmark decree that would formalize the land ownership of 2.5 million farmers. The new mandate will allow peasants...

Colombian Oil Spill Kills 2,400 Animals, 70 Families Treated

The effects of this month’s massive oil spill in a major Colombian river are becoming more evident. "I have almost nothing to eat. The entire...

High expectations for Colombia’s medical cannabis reveal experts

Marijuana. Dope. Pot. Weed. Ganja. These are just some of the slang names of the psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant stereotyped as the...

Bogotá ranks among world’s most traffic congested cities, says study

In a world deconstructed by mega data, Colombia, once again, makes a list and one we can all relate to – traffic. The 2017...

Colombians Call for Pro-Peace Coalition as Duque Gains in Presidential Polls

Colombian voters are calling for a pro-peace coalition in the run-up to the May 27 presidential elections Ivan Duque, who fought against the peace...