Press Freedom In Colombia: Reporters Without Borders

TODAY COLOMBIA (Colombia Reports) Press freedom in Colombia has slightly improved contrary to a global trend of reduced freedom, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in its annual World Press Freedom Index. The RSF expressed a “degree...

Colombia rejects peace deal with FARC rebels in historic photo-finish referendum

In a historic vote, Colombia’s electorate on Sunday rejected a recently signed peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels, stopping in its tracks a peace process that had already begun. With 99.08% of the votes counted, the...

Santos convokes opponents after divided Colombia rejects peace deal with FARC rebels

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos summoned all political parties, particularly the conservative opposition, for an urgency meeting on Monday after the country’s voters unexpectedly suspended an ongoing peace process with FARC rebels. The president couldn’t...

Colombia’s opposition urges serenity and new negotiations with FARC rebels

Colombia’s conservative opposition on Sunday insisted it will seek the renegotiation of a signed peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels that was narrowly rejected in a referendum. “This is a clear… Read more Colombia’s opposition urges...

Extreme rainfall and illegal campaigning mar Colombia peace vote: Observers

Extreme rainfall and illegal campaigning by election officials are the greatest problems reported by electoral observers at Sunday’s referendum on peace with the Marxist FARC rebels. Four million voters, 12% of the electorate, are… Read more Extreme rainfall and...

Colombia bans liquor sales, restricts press freedom ahead of peace deal referendum

Colombia will ban liquor sales on Saturday amid a series of extreme security measures a day before the country holds one of its most important electoral cycles in recent history, a referendum on peace…Read more Colombia bans liquor...

Australian found murdered outside Medellin; police suspect assassination

An Australian man who had been living in Medellin for less than a year was found dead outside Colombia’s second largest city, local media reported. The lifeless body of the 49-year-old man,…Read more Australian found murdered...

Pope Francis to visit Colombia in early 2017: Santos

Pope Francis will visit Colombia in the first quarter of 2017, the country’s President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday. “After talking with the Vatican we have good news: we can confirm…Read more Pope Francis to...

What Monday, Colombia’s day of peace, will look like

The signing of peace between Colombia’s state and the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, will last the entire day on Monday and is expected to be attended by more… Read more What Monday, Colombia’s...

Dutchman assassinated in Cali

A Dutchman was assassinated and another victim was injured in an attack on Thursday in Colombia’s third largest city, Cali. The assassins opened fire at the victim, who was identified as Micah Jonah, while he was leaving...

We’ll come after your money, Santos tells FARC

  Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday warned leftist rebels that their illicit fortune would be seized and used to pay reparations to war victims should voters approve a peace agreement in an Oct....

Medellin crime lord assassinated after arrest of rivals

One of Medellin’s most wanted crime lords was found dead on Wednesday. A bullet in the head ended the criminal career of “Gordo Arepas.” The crime lord’s body was found…Read more Medellin...

Canada’s Gran Colombia Gold threatens miners with lay-offs, neo-paramilitaries threaten to kill them

Canadian company Gran Colombia Gold said Wednesday it will suspend contracts of some 1,000 miners while paramilitary successor group AGC threatened to assassinate those who are blocking the company’s activity in northern Colombia. The… Read more Canada’s Gran Colombia...

The war in Colombia is over, Santos tells UN

  A day later than expected, Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos appeared before the United Nations’ General Assembly on Wednesday to present world leaders the peace deal that would end the state’s half-a-century armed conflict with leftist...

Police rescue 35 minors working at Bogota’s main food supply center

Police swept into Bogota’s main food market Corabastos and rescued 35 child laborers who illegally were employed to do heavy labor. The children were unloading trucks, carrying boxes, and packaging food at Colombia’s largest…Read more Police...

Cartagena ups security measures amid violent crime wave ahead of Colombia peace ceremony

Colombia’s Caribbean port city Cartagena stepped up security measures on Sunday amid an apparent violent crime wave and a week from the arrival of numerous world leaders. The city will host the ceremony that will end Colombia’s...

The final week of Colombia’s FARC guerrillas

Colombia’s largest guerrilla group, the FARC, entered its last week of existence on Monday. During its National Guerrilla Conference the rebels are expected to disband and define their future in mainstream politics. Because in…

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