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Santos promises aid and homes to west Colombia flash flood victims

Santos promises aid and homes to west Colombia flash flood victims

posted by Torkan Omari

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday promised free housing for victims of a flash flood that killed at least 62 and destroyed nearly an entire town in the west of the  Full Article »

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Santos calls for ban on aerial coca fumigation in Colombia

Santos calls for ban on aerial coca fumigation in Colombia

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia is set to end the use of aerial fumigation of coca after President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday called on the National Drug Council to ban spraying the chemical that is alleged to cause cancer.

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Santos’ approval rating plummets in urban Colombia: Gallup poll

Santos’ approval rating plummets in urban Colombia: Gallup poll

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The urban approval rating of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has hit an almost all-time low with no more than 29% of Colombians approving of their head of state, Gallup  Full Article »

Peace talks

Bilateral ceasefire before peace deal with FARC unlikely: Santos

Bilateral ceasefire before peace deal with FARC unlikely: Santos

posted by Matthew Dancis

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that the prospect of a bilateral ceasefire is unlikely to happen during peace talks with the FARC due to “complex” conditions.

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Santos booed at event in support of military

Santos booed at event in support of military

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was booed on Sunday when attending a run in support of injured or killed members of the military.

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Colombia’s dismayed reaction to FARC attack killing 11

Colombia’s dismayed reaction to FARC attack killing 11

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

The FARC guerrillas have thrown a bucket of cold water at Colombia’s hope for peace through their killing of 11 soldiers on Wednesday, say national media, while 61.8% of Colombians surveyed  Full Article »

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Obama ‘celebrated’ Colombia’s peace talks progress in meeting with Santos

Obama ‘celebrated’ Colombia’s peace talks progress in meeting with Santos

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

United States President Barack Obama on Saturday “celebrated” Colombia’s peace progress in a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the 7th Americas Summit in Panama.

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Did Santos make Colombia safer or more insecure?

Did Santos make Colombia safer or more insecure?

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Colombia’s conservative opposition has insisted that security in the country has worsened. The allegations have been cast off as “lies” by President Juan Manuel Santos, but the Deputy Minister of Defense was forced admitted  Full Article »

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Conservatives abandon Santos, slashing government senate majority

Conservatives abandon Santos, slashing government senate majority

posted by Ardalan Al-Jaf

Colombia’s Conservative party has taken seat in the country’s opposition bench, leaving the coalition of President Juan Manuel Santos who the conservatives say has become increasingly “inept and corrupt.”

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Justice main obstacle in securing Colombia peace deal: Santos

Justice main obstacle in securing Colombia peace deal: Santos

posted by Ardalan Al-Jaf

The main obstacle to signing a peace deal with Colombian rebel group FARC is getting the Marxist group to accept punishment for crimes that have occurred over the half century war,  Full Article »