Ex-President Uribe in Colombia Senate Run

(AP) Alvaro Uribe has become the first former Colombian president in modern times to attempt a return to politics through Congress. The combative conservative who led Colombia from 2002 to 2010 announced Monday he is...

Venezuelan Government Angry After Colombia Hosts Opposition Leader

  Venezuelan official voiced their anger Wednesday amid news that the Colombia's president met with Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles, warning that it could severely damage relations between the neighboring countries. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos...

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...

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...

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...

2nd Colombia-Ecuador Binational Cabinet Begins

The 2nd Colombia-Ecuador Binational Cabinet meeting opened today in the southern city of Ipiales (department of Nariño) Monday with the presidents of both countries, Juan Manuel Santos and Rafael Correa, respectively. At the Champagnat...

Evidence Mounts that Colombian President Did Receive Funds from Odebrecht

TODAY COLOMBIA - Colombian ex-congressman Otto Bula, who was ensnared in the Odebrecht scandal and who accused the campaign of President Juan Manuel Santos of having received almost one million dollars from the Brazilian...

Colombia’s Turns Down Ambassadorship to Brazil Because Too Hot For His Dog

Colombian Vice-President Angelino Garzon turned down a plum government job, nominated to be Colombia's ambassador to Brazil because his dog wouldn't like the weather. Garzon pointed out that he is referring to the the family...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Documentary on Colombia’s 2010 political ‘turning point’ seeks crowd funding

A Danish filmmaker is turning to Kickstarter to raise funds for the final production stages of his latest documentary on Colombia. The 2010 presidential campaign of former Bogota Mayor Antanas Mockus serves as the focal...

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,...

Attempt on Uribe’s life would destroy Colombia peace process, negotiator says

(Reuters) – Colombia’s lead representative in peace talks with Marxist FARC rebels said on Wednesday that any attack against former President Alvaro Uribe would destroy the negotiations. Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe arrives at the...

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...

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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...