More top Uribe aides charged, this time over paramilitary visit to presidential palace

More top Uribe aides charged, this time over paramilitary visit to presidential palace

Colombia’s prosecution is planning to file criminal charges against the former press secretary and the former judicial adviser of Colombian ex-president Alvaro Uribe for meeting with a paramilitary representative, reported Caracol Radio on  Full Article »

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Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 30, 2015

More top Uribe aides charged, this time over paramilitary visit to presidential palace

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More top Uribe aides charged, this time over paramilitary visit to presidential palace

Colombia’s prosecution is planning to file criminal charges against the former press secretary and the former judicial adviser of Colombian ex-president Alvaro Uribe for meeting with a paramilitary representative, reported Caracol Radio on  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 10, 2015

EU sends Colombians’ visa exemption to member states for ratification

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EU sends Colombians’ visa exemption to member states for ratification

The European Union has signed off on the elimination of visas for Colombians who want to visit countries belonging to the open-border Schengen pact. The deal will now be sent  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 25, 2015

Angry at Trump, Colombia’s J Balvin cancels performance at Miss USA

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Angry at Trump, Colombia’s J Balvin cancels performance at Miss USA

Offended by US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s remarks on Mexicans, Colombian singer J Balvin on Wednesday said he would cancel his scheduled performance at Miss USA, organized by the controversial  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 15, 2015

Why everybody opposing a bilateral ceasefire in Colombia is wrong

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Why everybody opposing a bilateral ceasefire in Colombia is wrong

The vast majority of Colombians are against the government agreeing to a bilateral ceasefire with the FARC. While this position is respectable and understandable, I believe it is also very erroneous and even  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 30, 2015

Would you want a demobilized FARC guerrilla as neighbor?

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Would you want a demobilized FARC guerrilla as neighbor?

The majority of people from Colombia’s conflict areas would be okay living next door to a demobilized FARC guerrilla, but that’s as far as they would go, a recent poll  Full Article »

Posted by Reuters on Jun 25, 2015

Colombia central bank holds benchmark interest rate steady

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Colombia central bank holds benchmark interest rate steady

Colombia’s central bank held its benchmark interest rate for a 10th consecutive month on Wednesday, as policymakers grappled with the twin constraints of inflationary pressure and an economy weakened by  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 30, 2015

Falcao signed with Chelsea: Colombian TV

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Falcao signed with Chelsea: Colombian TV

Colombia midfielder Radamel Falcao has signed with English soccer side Chelsea, according to Colombian television network Caracol.

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 23, 2015

Colombia’s Juanes to join Pope Francis during visit to US

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Colombia’s Juanes to join Pope Francis during visit to US

Colombia pop star Juanes will perform before Pope Francis while the Catholic Church’s top clergy visits the United States in September, the singer announced.