Farmers currently negotiating with the government have ended strikes in the southwest of Colombia on Monday after coming to an agreement with the government.
Approaching what could snowball into nation-wide strikes across different industries resembling the disastrous final months of 2013, President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday asked farmers to call off any strikes.
Colombia’s Agriculture Minister on late Wednesday evening signed an agreement with the country’s millers to ensure an immediate government purchase all rice production within the country, in a bid to Full Article »
Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos reprimanded rural leaders on Monday for implying that his government has been negotiating the nation’s economic model with the peace delegation of the rebel group Full Article »
The prospect of another nationwide strike is looming in Colombia’s near future, as the nation’s agriculture sector continues to face what the minister of agriculture recently referred to as “disastrous” Full Article »
“To strengthen the proposal of the people and advance in unity, we will head to the Agrarian Summit: rural, ethnic and laborer” : such is the motto of this month’s Full Article »
As President Juan Manuel Santos wraps up his trip to the United States, promoting the benefits of deepening trade trade ties between the two countries, farm leaders back in Colombia Full Article »
Criminals could be allowed to keep 5% of the value of property confiscated by authorities, according to a new bill passed through Colombia’s Congress.
Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group FARC signed a landmark agreement on Wednesday that is supposed to guarantee the guerrilla group’s political participation. The accord is the second Full Article »
A hearing held at the US House of Representatives on Thursday produced a number of contrasting ideas about the success of US policy toward Colombia.
Colombia’s President has announced the imminent creation of a “grand national pact” designed to address the problems faced by the country’s agricultural sector.
Nearly a month after government and FARC negotiators announced they had come to an agreement on agrarian reform – the first of five objectives the warring parties will discuss before Full Article »
A recently signed agreement on agrarian reform between Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC and the government is “transcendent” and “without precedent,” the president of Colombia’s national association of businessmen (ANDI) Full Article »
Colombian ex-president Alvaro Uribe said Monday that an undisclosed agreement on agrarian reform signed by Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC and the government on Sunday is “unacceptable.”