Juan Manuel Santos

False Bogota bomb threat alerts spread for political gain: Santos
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jul 6, 2015 Leave a comment

False Bogota bomb threat alerts spread for political gain: Santos

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.

Colombia govt threatens to imprison citizens who publish photos or videos of attacks
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jul 6, 2015 4 comments

Colombia govt threatens to imprison citizens who publish photos or videos of attacks

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.

Santos’ approval rating sinks to 28%: Gallup
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jul 1, 2015 1 comment

Santos’ approval rating sinks to 28%: Gallup

The urban approval rating of Juan Manuel Santos continues to sink. According to the latest Gallup poll, Colombia’s president can count on the approval of only 28% of Colombians living  Full Article »

Santos’ approval rating at 44% says Colombia’s most optimistic pollster
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 10, 2015 Leave a comment

Santos’ approval rating at 44% says Colombia’s most optimistic pollster

Colombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos, can count on the approval of 44% of Colombians, according to pollster CNC that generally releases the most optimistic ratings compared to competitors.

Santos vows to invest $1.75B in schools to improve sub-standard public education
Posted by Emma Rosser on Jun 5, 2015 Leave a comment

Santos vows to invest $1.75B in schools to improve sub-standard public education

Colombia’s President Juan Manual Santos on Thursday announced his administration will invest $1.75 billion to improve Colombia’s education system.

Drug problem not Colombian, but global: Santos
Posted by Emma Rosser on Jun 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Drug problem not Colombian, but global: Santos

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos told attendees of the International Conference on Drugs on Tuesday that a new approach and a global consensus is essential to overcoming drug trafficking and abuse.

Santos’ 2015 stimulus plan for Colombia: creating jobs and homes
Posted by Michael Fortino on Jun 1, 2015 Leave a comment

Santos’ 2015 stimulus plan for Colombia: creating jobs and homes

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has been introducing elements of another large stimulus program to curb a slowing economic growth and high unemployment.

Santos promises aid and homes to west Colombia flash flood victims
Posted by Torkan Omari on May 19, 2015 Leave a comment

Santos promises aid and homes to west Colombia flash flood victims

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 »

Santos calls for ban on aerial coca fumigation in Colombia
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on May 10, 2015 1 comment

Santos calls for ban on aerial coca fumigation in Colombia

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.

Santos’ approval rating plummets in urban Colombia: Gallup poll
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Apr 30, 2015 1 comment

Santos’ approval rating plummets in urban Colombia: Gallup poll

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 »