False Bogota bomb threat alerts spread for political gain: Santos

False Bogota bomb threat alerts spread for political gain: Santos

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Monday that political opponents are behind hoax alerts about pending bomb attacks in the capital Bogota that went viral over the weekend.

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Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jul 6, 2015

False Bogota bomb threat alerts spread for political gain: Santos

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False Bogota bomb threat alerts spread for political gain: Santos

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Monday that political opponents are behind hoax alerts about pending bomb attacks in the capital Bogota that went viral over the weekend.

Posted by Emma Rosser on Jul 1, 2015

Colombia’s Los Katios Park no longer in danger: Unesco

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Colombia’s Los Katios Park no longer in danger: Unesco

Due to “significant improvements” against human destruction, UNESCO removed Colombia’s Katios National Park from its list of World Heritage in Danger.

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jul 5, 2015

Trump calls Colombia’s Miss Universe a hypocrite after criticism

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Trump calls Colombia’s Miss Universe a hypocrite after criticism

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday called Miss Universe, Colombia’s Paulina Vega, a hypocrite after she criticized him for derogatory comments over Mexicans and Latino immigrants.

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 Reuters on Jul 5, 2015

Colombia peace talks now at lowest ebb: Government

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Colombia peace talks now at lowest ebb: Government

Colombia’s peace negotiations with leftist FARC rebels have hit a critical low as the group steps up violent attacks and the government could walk away from the process unless the  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 Jul 3, 2015

Chelsea confirms signing Colombia’s Falcao after Manchester United exit

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Chelsea confirms signing Colombia’s Falcao after Manchester United exit

English soccer club Chelsea on Friday confirmed it will borrow Colombia striker Radamel Falcao from AS Monaco after a disappointing year at Manchester United.

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.