Colombia fails to enforce US standards, say unions

Colombia has failed to enforce worker protections in a free trade agreement with the United States, U.S. and Colombian labor unions said on Monday, raising questions about similar provisions in the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership...

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...

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...

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...

One-Third of Colombia’s Newly-Elected Senators Have Paramilitary Ties

BOGOTÁ  (IPS) - In July 2004, when paramilitary leader Salvatore Mancuso was demobilising, he admitted to the Colombian parliament that the illegal extreme rightwing forces controlled 35 percent of the seats. Ten years later...

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...

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...

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...

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...

We’ve done a lot, but a lot to do: Santos launches re-election bid

The Colombian President has launched his re-election bid and his new campaign slogan amid cheering crowds at a launch Wednesday afternoon.Accompanied by his wife, children, and the leaders of the parties of the coalition...

Colombia to cut all diplomatic ties with Venezuela starting in January

Colombian President Iván Duque announced that his country will sever all diplomatic relations with Venezuela as of January next year when Nicolás Maduro, whom he considers to be a “dictator,” starts a new consecutive...

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Didi readies for battle with Uber in Colombia

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has started recruiting drivers in Colombia's capital, Bogota, as it readies its Colombian roll out, setting the stage for...

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

Intervention in Venezuela would also destabilise its closest neighbour and endanger the peace process. Following are questions asked by conducted by Claudia Detsch in...

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...

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