US Threatens to Brand Colombia Not Compliant on Anti-Drug Efforts

TODAY COLOMBIA via Insightcrime.org - In an annual designation of major drug trafficking and producing nations, US President Donald Trump broke with decades of precedent by calling out the anti-narcotics efforts of Colombia, potentially...

US Ambassador to Colombia Says FARC Hasn’t Earned Removal from List of Terrorist Organizations

The United States Ambassador to Colombia, Kevin Whitaker, doesn’t believe that the Revolutionary Armed Forces guerrilla has adequately complied with the agreement it made with President Juan Manuel Santos’ administration last year. In an...

President Santos Sworn In For Second Term

COLOMBIA NEWS - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was sworn in for a second four-year term here on Thursday. Smiling throughout, Santos took the oath before President of Congress, Jose David Name, who presented him...

President Santos Approves New Law on Tax Reform

TODAY COLOMBIA (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan manuel Santos approved today the Tax Reform Law, which he called a balanced instrument devoted to generate resources to achieve equality and reduce poverty. In a television message...

Politics, Starvation and Colombia’s Thriving Illicit Gas Trade

COLOMBIA NEWS -  The presidents of Colombia and Venezuela have reiterated their promise to crack down on contraband along their shared border. At the center of the crisis is the perennial illegal trade in...

Leader of FARC Rebels Rrules Out Peace By Year’s End

COLOMBIA NEWS - The leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) ruled out brokering a peace accord this year, saying there was not enough time to reach an accord with the government. Colombia...

Peña Nieto Arrives in Colombia for Santos Second Term Inauguration

COLOMBIA NEWS - The Mexican Foreign Affairs Ministry notified the Congress Permanent Advisory Committee that President Enrique Peña Nieto traveled today to Colombia to participate in the inauguaration of Juan Manuel Santos as President...

Colombia authorized to continue destroying illegal mining machinery: Supreme Court

Colombia’s Supreme Court authorized the continuation of destroying machines used in illegal mining activities, according to local media reports on Friday.  The Supreme Court ruled against an action filed to seek temporary suspension of Decree 2235, a...

Peru, Colombia Inks Accords At First Binational Cabinet Meeting

COLOMBIA NEWS -- The first Peru-Colombia binational cabinet meeting has concluded with the signing of 11 accords between the neighboring South American nations. Touted as a "momentous and historic" step toward binational integration, the Tuesday...

Peace Talks Take Centre Stage as Colombia’s Presidential Race Heats Up

Colombian presidential candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga speaks to members of the South Florida Colombian community at the Hotel Hyatt Regency in Miami on Nov. 14, 2013. Roberto Koltun / El Nuevo Herald President Juan Manuel...

Govt watchdog candidates ‘involved in too many scandals’: Colombia congresswoman

A Green Alliance Party congresswoman is pushing a blank vote in protest of the current nominees for Comptroller General, all of whom have been embroiled in corruption scandals, local radio reported Wednesday. The chamber representative for the Green Alliance Party,...

Bill Clinton visits Colombia, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Former U.S. President Clinton visited Colombia last week, meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos and visiting Bogota, where Mayor Gustavo Petro showed him around the city in an electric taxi. Then Clinton took time out...

Tasks for Peace and Post-Conflict on Presidential Calendar

COLOMBIA NEWS -- Today, Novemeber 15, marks Colombian President Juan Manuel Santo 100 days iin office of his second term in the midst of negotiations aimed at achieving peace and efforts for the post-conflict...

Peace process alone will not solve humanitarian crisis in northwest Colombia: UN

The United Nations warned President Juan Manuel Santos Thursday that Colombia’s ongoing peace process with the FARC rebel group, the country’s largest, will not be sufficient to adress the deepening humanitarian crisis in the northwest of the country,...

3 ‘FARC members’ face prison over raid that left 11 Cali politicians dead

Three people will face decades of jail time after they were convicted on Wednesday for their involvement in the kidnapping and murder of 11 law makers in Colombia’s south-western city of Cali, according to...

Santos Unveils Constitutional Reform Proposal

President Juan Manuel Santos announced Monday that he would submit to Congress a constitutional reform plan that includes a ban on presidential re-election in exchange for an extended office term. "We will present a series...

Former Hostage Ingrid Betancourt Running for Presidency in Colombia

(Ingrid Betancourt. Photo/AP Images ) Famed former French-Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt is seeking the Green Alliance Party’s presidential nomination in her native Colombia, according to the party’s communications director Astrid Uribe. “Ingrid Betancourt authorized us to...

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10 Mental Health Care Center Employees Arrested for Abusing Disabled Children

Colombian police have arrested ten people after they found children with disabilities who were being abused inside of a clinic run by the government. The...

Colombian Army Burns 814 Kgs of “High-Quality” Marijuana in Middle of Town

In Colombia, the seizure and subsequent destruction of 814 kilos of ‘cripy’ marijuana in the town of Florencia, Caquetá led to non-stop calls to...

Colombia In Top Ten in Expat Destinations in 2017

Colombia was chosen as the eight best country to live abroad, according to a survey conducted by expat resource website InterNations. InterNations reports surveying more...

Deadline Expires for Striking Avianca Pilots in Colombia

This Monday was the deadline for striking Avianca pilots, who are still in the process of being reinstated, to return to their jobs. Avianca, Colombia’s...

Tourists Face Being Thrown Out of Country On This ‘Hooker Holiday’

A risqué promotional video offers a drug-fuelled orgy offering unlimited sex with big-bottomed hookers in a “sex island experience” holiday in Colombia. The raunchy clip...

In Latin America, is there a link between abortion rights and democracy?

Three-quarters of all abortions in Latin America are performed illegally, putting the woman’s life at risk. Together with Africa and Asia, the region accounts...

Colombia Qualifies For World Cup 2018

Colombia qualified for next year’s World Cup on Tuesday after a dramatic last round of South American fixtures that also saw qaulity Uruguay and...

Who Are the Real Targets of Bogota’s Crackdown on Crime?

It was just before rush hour on Aug. 23, 2017, when the Bogota, Colombia, district police and SWAT squad came for the gangs of...

Corruption On The Rise in Latin America and the Caribbean

Corruption is a scourge that hurts ordinary people every day across the Americas. And when they speak out about it, far too often they...

Colombia President Signs Ceasefire Deal With ELN Rebels for 1st Time in History

A deal signed on Friday by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos marks a significant milestone in efforts to end political violence in South America...