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Colombia Bonds Gain After Debt Rating Outlook Raised to Positive

(Bloomberg) Colombian peso bonds gained after Moody’s Investors Service lifted the country’s debt rating outlook to positive on expectations that shrinking budget deficits will drive down debt levels. Yields on benchmark government peso bonds due...

Authorities seize 2.2 tons of marijuana in southern Colombia

Colombia’s authorities seized 2.2 tons of marijuana Friday in southern state of Cauca. Police reported the marijuana was found hidden within a truck that police said appeared to belong to rebel group FARC, the country’s...

3 Colombia universities ranked among world’s top 500

Three Colombian universities are ranked among the top 500 in the world, according to British education research firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).  Colombia’s top universities Los Andes (Bogota) National University (Bogota) Javeriana (Bogota) Antioquia University (Medellin) Rosario (Bogota) Valle University (Cali) Sabana University...

Colombian authorities row over Farc jail terms

Colombia’s attorney-general has said members of the rebel group FARC could escape jail terms should a peace deal be struck. Eduardo Montealegre was reacting to earlier suggestions that Colombia could become a “rogue state” if...

Colombian ELN Guerrillas ‘Thrown Out of Cuba’

Representatives of the ELN guerrilla group were expelled from Cuba after an unauthorized attempt to join peace talks between Colombian government and FARC rebels, according to reports. El Colombiano reported that the Ejército de Liberación...

President Santos vows to pursue FARC during peace talks

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said one of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia’s (FARC) finance officers recently died during a military operation, adding forces will continue to pursue the terrorist...

Pacific Alliance Meeting Looks to China As America Doesn’t Bother To Show Up

The presidents of Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru met on Thursday in Cali, Colombia, for the seventh Pacific Alliance meeting to discuss the economic integration of Latin America. The four fastest-growing economies in the...

Former Colombian senator arrested less than year after leaving prison

Colombia Reports A former Colombian senator who had earlier been convicted for his ties to paramilitary death squads was arrested Thursday, less than a year after his release, on charges he illegally enriched himself using...

Dutch tourist’s murder continues to confuse Colombia authorities

Colombia Reports The testimony given by the husband of a recently murdered Dutch tourist on the couple’s yacht moored off Colombia’s Caribbean coast is continuing to confuse the authorities and raise suspicions. Durdana Bruijn was murdered on Saturday night...

Shakira, Obama help some Afro-Colombian communities threatened with displacement

Colombian singer Shakira addresses the audience as US President Obama listens during a ceremony, also attended by Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, to restitute land to Afro-Colombians displaced from their homes by armed rebel...

Colombians loosing faith in peace process: poll

More Colombians are questioning the legitimacy of FARC’s intentions in the peace process, according to a survey conducted by Datexco.  A survey conducted by Datexco for Colombian newspaper El Tiempo and radio station La W...

Colombia performing well in green economy index, but fails recognition

Colombia is one of the leading performers when it comes to combating climate change, but fails to be recognized as such, according to the recently released Global Green Economy Index (GGEI). The bi-annual index shows...

Colombia’s Rebels and Land Reform

Colombia’s stubborn insurgencies are creeping out of the jungle and to the negotiating table. Against the backdrop of recent intense fighting, the government of Colombia and the largest insurgent group that seeks to topple...

Full FARC amnesty against international law: former ICC prosecutor

A possible amnesty for FARC guerrillas would violate Colombia’s commitments to international law, said a former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Bogota on Wednesday. The International Criminal Court (ICC) is a...

Colombia’s Peace Process Sans Chávez

(IPS) - Late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez played a key role in the current attempt to negotiate peace in Colombia. Along with Cuban President Raúl Castro, he confidentially urged the FARC guerrillas to agree...

Colombia Will seek $2.4 Billion From Sale of Electricity Generator Isagen

(Reuters) - Colombia's Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said on Monday the government would seek to raise at least 4.5 trillion pesos ($2.4 billion) from the sale of its stake in Isagen, the Andean nation's...

Former senator stripped of investiture after drunk-driving incident

Former Senator Eduardo Merlano was officially stripped of his investiture by Colombia’s State Council on Wednesday after he had been caught driving under the influence. The loss of investiture is due to an incident in...

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After more than 50 years of conflict, the recent peace agreement in Colombia marks a historic ceasefire between the government and rebel groups. It...

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Colombia: Gold or Water?

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A Portrait of Colombia in 26 Gorgeous Polaroids

(San Francisco) Bay Area photographer Matthew O’Brien documented Colombia from his unique vantage as a long-time visitor, straddling the line between traveler and insider...

Colombia: People suffer high levels of violence despite peace process

Violence remains a major problem for a large part of Colombia’s population, despite the end of the conflict with the FARC-EP, according to a...

Canada and Colombia will establish a “bilateral police initiative”

Colombia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning president, Juan Manuel Santos, thanked Canadians Monday for their support of his country’s peace process – support that was bolstered...

CIA Investigated Whether Hitler Survived World War II And Moved To Colombia

¿Dónde está el Führer? A newly declassified document from the CIA claims that Adolf Hitler apparently survived World War II and lived in Colombia for several...

Colombia’s Indigenous March to Demand Government Comply with Peace Accord

The time for talking is over, Colombia’s Indigenous communities have said, as they mobilize to demand the government adhere to the terms of the...

How Coca Leaf Became Colombia’s New Superfood

No other plant in human history has been as demonized as coca. In 1961, it was placed on the Schedule I list at the United...