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US to give extra $420K to aid Colombia’s peace process
Posted by Arthi Nachiappan on Jun 18, 2014 Leave a comment

US to give extra $420K to aid Colombia’s peace process

The United States government is to grant Colombia a further $420,000 to aid the country’s peace process, the US Deputy Secretary of State announced earlier this month.

OAS disqualifies Uribe’s fraud allegations as ‘absolutely disproportionate’
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 16, 2014 Leave a comment

OAS disqualifies Uribe’s fraud allegations as ‘absolutely disproportionate’

The electoral observation chief of the Organization of American States (OAS) disqualified criticism of former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe of widespread voter fraud and abuse of power as “absolutely disproportionate.”

Colombia’s voters need to give ‘legitimacy’ to elections: National Registrar
Posted by Philip Acuña on Jun 15, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia’s voters need to give ‘legitimacy’ to elections: National Registrar

Colombia’s National Registrar on Saturday urged citizens to give “greater legitimacy” to the country’s second round of presidential elections by not abstaining and turning out to vote.

International monitors arrive ahead of Colombia’s presidential elections
Posted by Tim Hinchliffe on Jun 13, 2014 Leave a comment

International monitors arrive ahead of Colombia’s presidential elections

International observers and monitors have arrived in Colombia to assist the country’s election body National Registrar to ensure a safe voting process for the nation’s presidential elections on Sunday, national  Full Article »

OAS to send 74 observers for Colombia’s presidential elections
Posted by Larisa Sioneriu on Jun 12, 2014 Leave a comment

OAS to send 74 observers for Colombia’s presidential elections

The Organization of American States (OAS) will send 74 observers to monitor Colombia’s second round of presidential elections, the body announced Thursday in a press release.

OAS passes unanimous resolution supporting Colombia peace process
Posted by Larisa Sioneriu on Jun 6, 2014 Leave a comment

OAS passes unanimous resolution supporting Colombia peace process

The Organization for American States (OAS) officially expressed its unanimous support Thursday for ongoing peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group, the country’s largest.

International community laments high abstention in Colombia’s presidential elections
Posted by Nicolas Bedoya on May 26, 2014 Leave a comment

International community laments high abstention in Colombia’s presidential elections

The Organization of American States (OAS) called on Colombia’s government to address the alarmingly large percentage of voter abstention from the country’s latests presidential elections, according to a statement released on  Full Article »

OAS team begins independent electoral observation in Colombia, finds no ‘irregularities’ so far
Posted by Philip Acuña on May 25, 2014 Leave a comment

OAS team begins independent electoral observation in Colombia, finds no ‘irregularities’ so far

The Organization of American States (OAS) has initiated its election monitoring campaign in various Colombian cities and has reported no irregularities in the lead up to Sunday’s presidential elections.

Foreign observers begin monitoring Colombia’s presidential elections
Posted by Alexandra Jolly on May 22, 2014 Leave a comment

Foreign observers begin monitoring Colombia’s presidential elections

An electoral delegation from the Organization of American States (OAS) arrived in Colombia on Wednesday to monitor the upcoming presidential elections, according to local media reports. 

OAS to hold ceremony for Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Wednesday
Posted by Philip Acuña on Apr 30, 2014 Leave a comment

OAS to hold ceremony for Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Wednesday

The Organization of American States (OAS) will hold a ceremony on Wednesday for the late Colombian author and nobel laureate, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

OAS Observers to Monitor Colombia Presidential Election
Posted by Philip Acuña on Apr 30, 2014 Leave a comment

OAS Observers to Monitor Colombia Presidential Election

The Organization of American States (OAS) will send 53 observers to monitor Colombia’s presidential election on May 25, the organization announced via press release on Tuesday.

Colombia’s top industries vulnerable to cyber attacks
Posted by Philip Acuña on Apr 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia’s top industries vulnerable to cyber attacks

Colombia’s most important industries could fall victim to cyber-attacks in the next ten years unless preventative measures are taken, according to specialty wire service, Colombia.Inn.

Colombia better off for cyber security than other Latin American countries: report
Posted by Connor Paige on Apr 8, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia better off for cyber security than other Latin American countries: report

The Colombian government is expected to announce new security practices and safeguards for cyber security following a review by international experts reported Colombia’s El Tiempo on Monday.

Colombia to receive cyber-security assistance from ‘international experts’
Posted by Philip Acuña on Mar 31, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia to receive cyber-security assistance from ‘international experts’

The Organization of American States (OAS) has announced that it will send a team of international experts to assist Colombia in a “mission” to improve cyber security.

IACHR prioritizes ruling on Colombia’s refusal to keep Bogota mayor in office
Posted by Steven Cohen on Mar 20, 2014 Leave a comment

IACHR prioritizes ruling on Colombia’s refusal to keep Bogota mayor in office

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) said Thursday that it will discuss possible steps to take in response to Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos’ decision to ignore an international  Full Article »

Bogota TV channel turns to International Human Rights Commission amid ‘threats’
Posted by Victoria McKenzie on Mar 18, 2014 Leave a comment

Bogota TV channel turns to International Human Rights Commission amid ‘threats’

Bogota’s public television station called on the Organization of American States (OAS) on Tuesday to intercede on its behalf amid threats to its executives, weeks after public appeals to Colombian  Full Article »