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 by what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “bilateral police...

The Politically Correct Language Police Arrive in Colombia!

Last week in Bogota, Judge Luis Octavio Mora Bejarano, ordered mayor Enrique Peñalosa to change the city’s slogan from “Bogotá mejor para todos” (Bogota better for all)…to “Bogotá mejor para todos y todas” (Bogota...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Despite Peace Talks, ELN Guerrillas Continue Expansion

(Insightcrime.org) When Latin America's oldest insurgency, the FARC, officially becomes a political party, their cousins in the ELN will assume the status of Colombia's most powerful guerrilla army. But while the ELN are also...

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...

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,...

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,...

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Colombian government, rebels to seek new ceasefire accord

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday said his government would strive to negotiate a second ceasefire agreement with the National Liberation Army (ELN)...

Over half a million Venezuelans fled to Colombia

More than half a million Venezuelans have taken refuge in Colombia to escape the crippling economic crisis in their country, Colombia Immigration (Migración Colombia)...

Colombia Upgraded To Level 2, Joins List of Tourism Friendly Destinations

The U.S State Department has released its global travel advisory list and as of January 12, 2018, that uses plain language to help U.S....

Court Rules Against Uber and its 83,000 Drivers

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled against Uber with a verdict that affects 83,000 drivers affiliated to the technology platform. The decision follows a similar...

Colombia Narco Suspected of Murdering Athlete Andres Escobar

A drug trafficker believed to be connected to the 1995 murder of “the Football Gentleman,” soccer star Andres Escobar, is in police custody, according...

Colombian Bridge Collapse Kills Ten Workers, Injures Eight

At least 10 construction workers died in Colombia on Monday after the bridge they were working on near capital city Bogota collapsed. Colombian Civil Defence...

Colombia peso boosted by weak dollar and rising oil prices

The US dollar has lost more than 5% of its value against Colombia’s peso over the past month, partly because of an increase in...

Colombia Sends 55 Tons of Ham to Venezuela Amid Holiday Shortage

Colombia, seeking to smooth over some holiday sadness in its South American neighbor Venezuela, has sent two trucks packed with ham — a traditional...

Colombia has started to look seriously at Indian economy and opportunities

US. President Donald Trump has revived the Ugly Gringo fears of Latin Americans. Humiliated by Trump’s insults and anti-NAFTA stand, Mexico is keen to...

The Politically Correct Language Police Arrive in Colombia!

Last week in Bogota, Judge Luis Octavio Mora Bejarano, ordered mayor Enrique Peñalosa to change the city’s slogan from “Bogotá mejor para todos” (Bogota...