Santos ‘cannot govern like a beauty queen’: Colombia Vice President

The Colombian Vice President criticized Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Thursday for lacking seriousness and effectiveness in his administration, reported Semana magazine. The comments came in the wake of revelations indicating high-level corruption and espionage...

Obama praises peace talks in Colombia

WASHINGTON — President Obama told Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday that he supports new peace talks with rebel forces in Colombia. While “it is not easy,” Obama said that Santos is doing the...

Colombians are fed up with corruption, and everyone seems to be under investigation

TODAY COLOMBIA (The Conversation) Civil unrest seems to be the order of the day – and the coming weeks – in Latin America. The sprawling Odebrecht bribery scandal that started in Brazil is now...

Santos coalition retains Congress majority, but Uribe becomes head of the opposition

Colombian voters showed tepid support for peace talks with FARC guerrillas on Sunday by giving the country's president Juan Manuel Santos a majority in Congress, but also electing his conservative rival, ex-president Alvaro Uribe,...

Santos Would Win Re-Election in Run-off: poll

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos would win a second term in office, but he may have to compete against rival candidates in a runoff, according to a poll published on Sunday. The incumbent would garner...

Dunald Tromp remuves fuut frum muoth un Columbia

US presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday did exactly what infuriates many Colombians. He misspelled the name of the country in one of his attacks on rival Hillary Clinton. The presidential candidate who insists he hires only the...

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...

Colombian president hints he will run for re-election in 2014

(Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos hinted on Friday that he would seek re-election next year to ensure continuity of his policies - including peace talks with Marxist FARC rebels - though he...

Nearly Half of Colombians Fear Venezuela War Over Border Crisis: Poll

TODAY COLOMBIA via Reuters, BOGOTA— Nearly half of Colombians fear a diplomatic dispute that began last month when Venezuela closed several border crossings and deported thousands of Colombians, could lead to war, a survey...

Critics of Colombia-USA Free Trade: The Same Mantras, the Same Misconceptions

Last Friday, December 6, nongovernmental organizations such as Oxfam and Planeta Paz presented their latest evaluation on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Colombia and United States — implemented in May, 2012. Their conclusion...

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...

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...

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...

Colombia Vote For Peace, but Obstacles Remain

Voters in Colombia have reelected incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos, whose electoral platform centered on continuing peace processes with the country's guerrilla groups, but any peace agreement could still be a long way off. On...

Santos Opts for Diplomacy in Uribe, Maduro Spat

(Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday refused to be drawn into a war of words between his predecessor - and harshest critic - and Venezuela's new president, Nicholas Maduro. Maduro, elected last...

A Tepid Election Fraught With Risks for Colombia

Until a few weeks ago, nobody seriously thought that Juan Manuel Santos would fail to win a second term in an election on May 25th. By any reasonable standard, his has been a good...

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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...