Colombia to be NATO’s first Latin American global partner

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will next week formally join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, making it the only Latin American nation in the alliance, President Juan Manuel Santos said late on Friday. Colombia will join...

Trump Holds Secret Meeting With Former Colombian Presidents

TODAY COLOMBIA  (Bogota) President Donald Trump quietly met a pair of former Colombian presidents last weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, thrusting his administration into an ugly power struggle in Latin America that...

Santos: Venezuela’s Maduro plans to bring in Colombians to vote for him

BOGOTA (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government has been giving Venezuelan identification cards to Colombians in order to transport them over the border to vote for him in Sunday’s presidential elections, the Colombian...

Alvaro Uribe elected greatest Colombian in history

Former President Alvaro Uribe on Sunday was elected the greatest Colombian in history in a poll organized by the History Channel. Great Colombians     Alvaro Uribe (30.3%)     Jaime Garzon (17.5%)     Manuel Elkin Patarroyo (4.85%)     Gabriel Garcia...

Ivan Duque Wins Colombian Presidential Elections

President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia’s political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the nation’s peace process. Duque, the young conservative...

Baby Boom in Colombia’s Farc Rebel Army

TODAY COLOMBIA - Since the landmark Colombian peace deal came into force last December, the Farc rebel group has been been experiencing a baby boom. During the 50 year-long conflict, female Farc fighters were banned...

How Will Colombia’s Next President Fight Organized Crime?

(Insightcrime.org) Colombia’s presidential election, scheduled for May 27, comes at a critical time in the country’s history. The peace process with the FARC is underway, but new criminal dynamics are presenting challenges that the...

Colombian President Santos Supports Costa Rica Against Nicaraguan Expansionism

Nicaragua’s Expansionism Is A “Regional Problem” United Nations, New York City – In New York this morning, Colombia president Juan Manuel Santos met with Costa Rica’s presidenta Laura Chinchilla, who are in agreement to explain...

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...

The changing role of women in Colombian politics

Colombia was one of the last countries in Latin America to allow women’s suffrage and right to election (1954), and since then women have been striving to infiltrate the country’s political system. Seeing as women...

Colombia Considers Chemical Castration as Child Sex Abuse Soars

Colombia's senate has approved the use of chemical castration for rapists found guilty of sex crimes against minors, as a new report warns that such violations have soared by 27 percent.   The option received unanimous...

Colombia’s Former President Uribe Most Investigated

(TodayColombia) – Colombia’s former President Alvaro Uribe has 276 investigations leveled against him in Congress, making him the most investigated former president in the country, according to information released by an NGO Friday. The information...

60% of Colombians against President Santos re-election

Colombia President, Juan Manuel Santos faces an uphill struggle to secure his re-election in May 2014 with a poll this week released by Datexco revealing that just a quarter of Colombians would vote to keep in...

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...

Colombia invited to join OECD; third Latin American member with Mexico and Chile

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced on Friday that Colombia would be officially invited to join the group. The Paris-based economic organization was founded in 1961 and has traditionally included industrialized...

Nobel peace prize winners visit Colombia, reject Trump’s wall

Nobel Peace Prize laureates who gathered for a summit in Colombia’s capital Bogota on Thursday rejected the United States’ plans to build a wall on the border with Mexico. According to the 1987 Nobel Peace...

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier calls Colombia peace deal ‘a signal of hope for the...

Germany's foreign minister has praised Colombia's overtures of peace with FARC rebels. His visit to Bogota comes as government representatives and the National Liberation Army (ELN) plan formal negotiations. During a visit to the Colombian...

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Venezuelans find safety in Colombia

When Darlys* fled Venezuela with her two children looking for safety, she never imagined she would end up sleeping on the streets of Maicao,...

U.S. Lawmakers do damage control after Trump rips President Duque

(McClatchy) Florida lawmakers went into damage control mode after President Donald Trump attacked Colombian President Ivan Duque during an off-the-cuff comment about closing the...

Colombia could become a target of retaliation

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Historic Mega-Concert on Colombian-Venezuelan Border

British billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Richard Branson is spearheading a unique and historic concert on the Venezuelan-Colombian border, in conjunction with the beginning of...

VOA Latin America Interviews Ivan Duque

Colombian President Ivan Duque, interviewed Saturday by VOA's Latin America Division, discussed the battle against the National Liberation Army in Venezuela and strengthening his...

PriceSmart Declares Dividend, Announces Expansion

PriceSmart declared a US$0.70 per share dividend at the company's 2019 annual meeting of stockholders held on January 30, 2019, in San Diego. A $0.35...

Colombia Military Kills Dissident Militant Leader

Colombia’s military says it has killed a militant leader who refused to adhere to a peace accord his rebel group and the government agreed...

Colombia Denies Entry to Over 200 Venezuelan Supporters Of Maduro

Colombian authorities have banned over 200 Venezuelan officials and supporters of President Nicolas Maduro from entering the country amid the escalating political crisis in...

UN Condemns Bogota Terrorist Attack And Urges International Support For Justice For Victims

The United Nations is urging its members to "actively cooperate" with Colombian authorities in their efforts to bring to justice those responsible for last...

Cuba Will Adhere to Protocol after Breakdown of Colombia-ELN Peace Talks

Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, reiterated, through his official Twitter account, that Cuba will act in strict respect for the Peace...

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