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Colombia, rebels in talks to try to save peace process

Colombia's government and Marxist FARC rebels on Saturday started talks on how to retool a peace deal, rejected in a referendum last month, that would end Latin America's longest civil war. "Meeting of delegates and advisers to Government and FARC in Havana. Show More Summary

Colombia airline shuns Venezuela after warplane approaches passenger jet

BOGOTA/CARACAS (Reuters) - Colombia's Avianca airline is avoiding Venezuelan airspace after a flight from Spain was approached by at least one warplane on Friday, creating a diplomatic incident, according to flight data, an airline source and authorities.

Colombia's largest airline cancels flights to Caracas

Colombia's largest airline has canceled all flights to Caracas after what it said was a security breach involving one of its aircraft and Venezuela's air force. Avianca's spokeswoman, Gilma Usuga, said that all flights to Europe also WILL be rerouted to avoid Venezuelan airspace until the security...

Argentina and Brazil undefeated after second day of U21 South American Championship

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, October 20, 2016 - Day two of the South American U21 Men's Championship in Bariloche saw hosts Argentina and Brazil remain undefeated after matches against Colombia and Uruguay respectively. The championship winners will qualify for the 2017 U21 World Championship in the Czech Republic.

Evangelical vote pushes Latin America to the right

The rise of Evangelicalism in Latin America has brought new power to conservative political movements, visible most recently in the shock defeat of a peace referendum in Colombia, experts say. More and more Christians in traditionally...Show More Summary

Some opposition changes to Colombia peace deal 'inviable': president

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Several modifications to a peace deal with Colombia's FARC rebels suggested by the country's opposition are "inviable," President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday, adding he remains committed to salvaging the accord.

Peace, fiscal reform would help Colombia draw investors: U.S. official

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia would attract more investment from U.S. companies if it ends a five-decade war and solves fiscal challenges, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said on Thursday, amid concern from investors about tax reform and a failed peace referendum.

Colombia's Santos to visit N. Ireland to study peace process

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, will visit Northern Ireland in November to learn about its peace process, the Colombian embassy said on Thursday. Santos, who is struggling to implement...Show More Summary

Argentina, Brazil end Colombia claim wins on opening day of South American U21 Men's Championship

3 days agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, October 20, 2016 - The South American U21 Men's Championship began on Wednesday with six countries competing for a berth at the 2017 FIVB Volleyball U21 Men's World Championship in the Czech Repub...

Major commuting differences found between rich and poor in Columbia

A small team of researchers from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Universidad de Zaragoza in Spain has found that there are a number of differences between the commuting experiences for people living at different wealth levels in two major cities in Columbia. Show More Summary

The Clinton Foundation Colombia Scam

The slush fund that is the Clinton Foundation has been ignored by a “rigged” media that obsesses more about Trump talking dirty than Hillary Clinton using her various offices for personal gain.

Colombia presents tax reform bill to Congress

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's government on Wednesday presented to Congress a tax reform bill that seeks to raise additional cash to make up for lost oil revenue and preserve its investment grade credit rating.

UN envoy urges Colombia to quickly clinch new peace deal

Colombia's government and FARC rebels must reach a new political deal quickly to prevent the peace process from unraveling, the UN envoy warned Wednesday. The historic peace accord that ended the decades-old conflict suffered a setback...Show More Summary

Girl Soldiers: Forgotten Casualties of War

4 days agoNews : Truthdig

By Pat Hynes At any given time, about 300,000 children between the ages of 8 and 18—40 percent of whom are girls—are exploited as child soldiers in conflicts in Africa, Asia and Colombia. Despite a congressional ban, the U.S. sends military aid to some of these countries.

Colombian opposition may meet with FARC rebels about peace deal

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Representatives from Colombia's right-wing opposition could meet with leaders of the FARC rebels to discuss potential changes to a peace accord signed by the guerrillas and the government, opposition leader Alvaro Uribe said on Tuesday.

UN seeks to shore up Colombia ceasefire

The UN Security Council agreed on Tuesday that a new UN mission for Colombia could continue to monitor a ceasefire despite a referendum vote rejecting the peace deal. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos last week extended a ceasefire...Show More Summary

Colombian Indigenous Groups Say They’ll Implement Peace Accord, Despite ‘No’ Vote

With a red and green bandana fastened around his neck, Colombia’s high commissioner for peace, Sergio Jaramillo, approached the edge of a stage adorned with fresh flowers as if walking to the edge of a precipice. Below him, 8,000 people hushed in anticipation. Show More Summary

Two dozen ELN rebels surrender ahead of Colombia peace talks

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Two dozen fighters from the leftist ELN rebels have surrendered voluntarily to the Colombian navy, the military said on Tuesday, in a sign the group may be losing strength as it prepares to begin peace talks with the government.

Why Colombia Will Emerge Stronger From the FARC Referendum Defeat

On October 3, 2016, Colombian voters stunned Latin American political observers by rejecting a historic peace deal with the Marxist FARC rebel group. This decision was roundly condemned around the world as a devastating blow to peace and security in Colombia and Latin America. Show More Summary

U21 Men's South American Championship set to begin in Bariloche

5 days agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, October 17, 2016 - Six countries will participate in the U21 Men's South American Championship in Bariloche, Argentina from October 19 to 23, including Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Peru and hosts Argentina, with a berth at the 2017 U21 World Championship in the Czech Republic at stake.

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