agrarian reform

Farmers end strike in southwest Colombia, but remain skeptical of government
Posted by Alexandra Jolly on May 13, 2014 Leave a comment

Farmers end strike in southwest Colombia, but remain skeptical of government

Farmers currently negotiating with the government have ended strikes in the southwest of Colombia on Monday after coming to an agreement with the government.

In last ditch effort, Santos asks for strikes to be called off
Posted by Daniel E Freeman on Apr 29, 2014 Leave a comment

In last ditch effort, Santos asks for strikes to be called off

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.

‘No reason for rice strikes': Colombia’s Agriculture Minister
Posted by Andrew Wight on Apr 10, 2014 Leave a comment

‘No reason for rice strikes': Colombia’s Agriculture Minister

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 »

Santos scolds rural leaders for statements on FARC peace talks and Colombia’s economy
Posted by Mimi Yagoub on Mar 11, 2014 Leave a comment

Santos scolds rural leaders for statements on FARC peace talks and Colombia’s economy

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 »

New round of strikes loom for Colombia’s ‘disastrous’ agricultural sector
Posted by Alexandra Jolly on Mar 7, 2014 Leave a comment

New round of strikes loom for Colombia’s ‘disastrous’ agricultural sector

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 »

Colombia’s rural, ethnic communities call for agricultural reform, human rights
Posted by Mimi Yagoub on Feb 10, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia’s rural, ethnic communities call for agricultural reform, human rights

“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 »

Colombian farmers ‘under serious threat’ from free trade agreement: Agricultural organizer
Posted by Andrew Wight on Dec 5, 2013 Leave a comment

Colombian farmers ‘under serious threat’ from free trade agreement: Agricultural organizer

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 »

New bill allows Colombia criminals to keep 5% of seized property value
Posted by Philipp Zwehl on Nov 27, 2013 Leave a comment

New bill allows Colombia criminals to keep 5% of seized property value

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 govt and FARC sign deal on rebels’ political participation
Posted by Daniel E Freeman on Nov 6, 2013 Leave a comment

Colombia govt and FARC sign deal on rebels’ political participation

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 »

‘Exciting but frightening times for Colombia': US congressional hearing
Posted by Peter Bolton on Oct 25, 2013 Leave a comment

‘Exciting but frightening times for Colombia': US congressional hearing

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.