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...

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...

Colombian President Santos Spends Night in Project of 1600 Free Apartments

Colombian President Santos Spends Night in Project of 1600 Free Apartments President Juan Manuel Santos slept in one of the 320 apartments that will be given to the neediest of Valledupar (in this project there...

Jamaica Did Not Sign Colombia’s Note of Protest To The UN

In New York City Monday, president Juan Manual Santos delivered United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, a note signed by Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica, denouncing Nicaragua's expansionism in the region. The letter was signed...

President Santos Stands For Re-election in 2014

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday he will seek a second term in next May’s election, a widely expected decision that could offer him another four years to pursue a peace process...

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,...

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...

Uribe slams Venezuelan ‘Dictator’ Maduro

(Reuters) - Colombia's former leader Alvaro Uribe on Sunday rejected an accusation by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro that Uribe was plotting to kill him as the desperate ploy of a dictator trying to hide...

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 sees Colombian reelection race tighten

With 50 days to go before Colombia’s May 25 election, the race is tightening for President Juan Manuel Santos. Most major polls show him being forced to defend his administration in a run-off June...

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...

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...

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...

Colombians Have Good Reason to be Skeptical of FARC Disarmament

Colombia’s longstanding guerrilla group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) participated in a symbolic disarmament in the Mesetas region of the country’s Meta department, southeast of Bogota. This region is one of the...

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...

Colombian Candidates Close Campaigns

The presidential candidates in the upcoming May 25 elections reached the close of their campaigns with two vastly different news items in the headlines; the advances achieved in the peace talks and the espionage...

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...

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Duque Mantains Lead in Poll for Colombia election

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Right-wing candidate Ivan Duque kept his lead over rivals ahead of Colombia’s May 27 presidential election, with 35 percent of voters...

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...

It’s the Poorest Who Should be Voting for Iván Duque

It is common to hear that Iván Duque, the protege of former president Álvaro Uribe Vélez, is the candidate of the rich and that...

Sergio Fajardo and his Failed Strategy of Neutrality

The ex-governor of Antioquia and former mayor of Medellín, Sergio Fajardo, is trying to regain his front-runner status, which he in enjoyed in the...

Floods Force 600 Colombians to Evacuate in Antioquia

The Ituango plant became at risk on April 28 after an “unpredictable geological condition” that caused a massive landslide, covering up the waters below. The...

Colombia’s Easyfly to launch five new routes in 2018

Colombian regional airline Easyfly will launch five new routes this year as it adds more ATR 42-600s to its fleet, expecting to grow traffic...

De La Calle ‘Will Protect Colombia’s Peace Deal if Elected’

After four years negotiating a peace accord that ended a five-decade conflict with FARC rebels, Colombia's presidential candidate Humberto De La Calle said late...

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...

Colombian Doctor Admits to 360 ‘Secret’ Euthanasia Procedures

A Colombian doctor has publicly admitted to performing over 360 euthanasia procedures throughout Latin America, where the practise is outlawed in all but one...

Petro’s Aguacate Economy: the myth of agriculture as Colombia’s economic savior

In response to charges that Petro is too closely aligned with the Chavista dictatorship in Venezuela, Petro has a clever argument, which he employs...