Peace talks between Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group have advanced more in the past weeks than in the preceding six months, said President Juan Manuel Santos Monday.
Tensions with Venezuela have profound implications on the trajectory of Colombia – a country with an unpopular president, a stalling economy, and a protracted armed conflict.
Venezuela and Colombia each recalled their ambassadors to the other country on Thursday, amid a diplomatic crisis sparked when socialist-run Venezuela closed two border crossings and deported over a thousand Full Article »
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos continues to suffer abysmal approval ratings in the country’s cities due to ongoing dissatisfaction over unemployment, crime and a lack of progress in ongoing peace talks Full Article »
Ignoring the embezzlement and misappropriation of billions of dollars by health care intermediaries, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday blamed an ongoing health crisis to paramilitary forces robbing $185 million Full Article »
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos warned FARC rebels on Tuesday that any breach of their current unilateral ceasefire will have severe repercussions on the Havana peace negotiations. The guerrillas in Full Article »
Colombia’s peace talks are stuck on the subject of justice as both the FARC and the government fear the legal consequences of the tens of thousands of war crimes committed Full Article »
President Juan Manuel Santos warned Colombia’s conservative opposition he will “under no circumstance allow” critics of peace talks with rebel group FARC to “sow discord” in the United States.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos inaugurated a new legislative year on Monday, calling for unity before a Congress that could arguably not be more divided over ongoing peace talks and Full Article »
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos praised a deal between Iran and world leaders that limits Iranian nuclear activity in return for the lifting of international economic sanctions.
President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday replaced the leadership of Colombia’s armed forces following the appointment of a new Defense Minister and a human rights report condemning top military commanders for their Full Article »
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.
The Colombian government has come under fierce criticism after threatening to imprison citizens who publish audio, photos or video of terrorist attacks instead of surrendering this material to authorities.