foreign relations

2 Colombians missing, 21 located in Nepal after devastating earthquake
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Apr 27, 2015 Leave a comment

2 Colombians missing, 21 located in Nepal after devastating earthquake

Of the 23 Colombians who were in Nepal on Saturday, when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 3,700 in the Asian country, two were still missing on Monday and feared  Full Article »

Colombians detained in China beg to be returned home
Posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith on Apr 14, 2015 Leave a comment

Colombians detained in China beg to be returned home

Colombia’s Congress is debating the welfare of Colombian nationals currently awaiting capital punishment in Chinese prisons for drug-trafficking, some of whom have begged their government for repatriation.

US sanctions against Venezuela ‘counterproductive': Santos
Posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith on Apr 9, 2015 Leave a comment

US sanctions against Venezuela ‘counterproductive': Santos

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday labeled recent US sanctions against Venezuela “counterproductive,” reinforcing an opinion that has previously been expressed by his administration.

Colombia asks Venezuela to allow Red Cross to visit jailed opposition leader
Posted by Rush Dorsett on Mar 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Colombia asks Venezuela to allow Red Cross to visit jailed opposition leader

Colombia’s foreign minister, together with her counterparts from Brazil and Ecuador, on Tuesday asked Venezuela to permit the Red Cross to visit an imprisoned opposition leader.

Spain reiterates support for Colombia peace talks, but fails to offer concrete aid
Posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith on Mar 5, 2015 Leave a comment

Spain reiterates support for Colombia peace talks, but fails to offer concrete aid

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos returned from Spain on Thursday with no promises of concrete support for a post-conflict situation in the South American country.

‘No evidence’ of Colombia paramilitary involvement in Venezuela
Posted by Rebecca Florey on Mar 2, 2015 Leave a comment

‘No evidence’ of Colombia paramilitary involvement in Venezuela

Colombia’s Interior minister on Monday stated that there is “no evidence” that the US government and paramilitaries from Colombia have incited violence in Venezuela.

Panama lawmaker angers Colombia over xenophobic slur
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Feb 25, 2015 Leave a comment

Panama lawmaker angers Colombia over xenophobic slur

Colombia’s Foreign Ministry said she will write a formal letter of rejection to her Panamanian counterpart over a congresswoman who — in a debate on migration — referred to Colombians in  Full Article »

Venezuela seeks improved US relations with controversial Colombian ex-president’s help
Posted by Rebecca Florey on Feb 5, 2015 Leave a comment

Venezuela seeks improved US relations with controversial Colombian ex-president’s help

Venezuela has asked Colombian ex-president Ernesto Samper for help in securing improved diplomatic relations with the United States.

No more walking on eggshells: Colombia expresses support for Venezuela opposition
Posted by Rebecca Florey on Jan 28, 2015 Leave a comment

No more walking on eggshells: Colombia expresses support for Venezuela opposition

Relations with Venezuela hit rocky ground again on Tuesday after Colombia’s foreign ministry requested the release from prison of a leading Venezuelan opposition figure.

Santos visits Paris, reiterates Colombia’s solidarity with terrorism victims
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jan 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Santos visits Paris, reiterates Colombia’s solidarity with terrorism victims

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday reiterated his country’s solidarity with victims of a Muslim extremists’ attack in Paris while on an official visit to France while stressing the need for  Full Article »

Colombia rejects Charlie Hebdo massacre
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jan 8, 2015 Leave a comment

Colombia rejects Charlie Hebdo massacre

The Colombian government and media on Thursday rejected an Islamist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that killed 12 and injured 11 in Paris the day before.

Colombia hails US for will to normalize relations with Cuba
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Dec 18, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia hails US for will to normalize relations with Cuba

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday joined other Latin American leaders to praise United States President Barack Obama and Cuban dictator Raul Castro for their decision to normalize relations.

Santos begins Latin America tour
Posted by Juan Pablo Acevedo on Dec 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Santos begins Latin America tour

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos, began today a tour through Latin America that will take him to Ecuador, Mexico and Peru, before its conclusion in Miami.

US congressmen pledge support for post-conflict Colombia
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Nov 13, 2014 Leave a comment

US congressmen pledge support for post-conflict Colombia

The United States’ “partnership” with Colombia is “stronger than ever,”  said two members of the US House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee after a visit to Bogota.

Colombia condemns Nigeria school suicide bombing
Posted by David Wing on Nov 11, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia condemns Nigeria school suicide bombing

Colombia on Tuesday condemned a suicide bombing of a secondary school in Nigeria that killed at least 47 people the day before.

Colombia arrests suspect in Venezuela lawmaker’s murder
Posted by Piotr Wojciak on Nov 6, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia arrests suspect in Venezuela lawmaker’s murder

Colombian authorities have detained the alleged mastermind behind the assassination of Venezuelan deputy Robert Serra and his partner Maria Herrera, local media reported on Thursday.