BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's government is urgently working with Congress on a law that would lay out terms of surrender for crime gangs such as the Gulf Clan, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday, after the gang declared a unilateral ceasefire.
Colombia on Friday marked a year since the signing of a landmark peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels, which President Juan Manuel Santos said had saved thousands of lives. Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo Londono returned to the same Bogota theater where they signed the deal a year ago to end Latin America's longest war. Show More Summary
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Former Marxist FARC rebels who have chosen to join drug trafficking gangs instead of demobilizing will face the full power of Colombia's military, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday, amid worries gangs will stymie security gains.
The drugs are worth more than a third of a billion dollars, according to President Juan Manuel Santos.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is calling for the peace process in his county to serve as a beacon of hope while accepting an honorary degree from a U.S. university. … Click to Continue »
Visiting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday condemned the killing of an indigenous leader last week by the ELN guerrillas in violation of its ceasefire with Bogota. "Of course, we condemn the assassination as we would any...Show More Summary
Colombia's Nobel Peace Prize-winning president has thanked Canadians for their support of his country's peace process. Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the peace prize last year for his efforts to … Click to Continue »
Colombia is bearing the brunt of Venezuela's economic and political chaos, President Juan Manuel Santos said Friday, hosting nearly 470,000 people who have fled the crisis. He told reporters that Colombia was the country that "suffers most" from the crisis in Venezuela, with which it shares a 2,200 kilometer (1,370-mile) long border. Show More Summary
Colombian security forces have captured 28 members of the country's most-feared drug gang, President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday. Santos made the announcement in the country's northwestern region of Antioquia where the operation, code-named "Odyssey", targeted the Gulf Clan. Show More Summary
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos are pledging to strengthen ties in areas like science and tourism as Colombia transitions into a post-conflict era. Netanyahu … Click to Continue »
Colombia's most powerful drug trafficking gang is ready to turn itself in to the authorities, President Juan Manuel Santos announced Tuesday. Santos said his government met Sunday with the head of the Gulf Clan, who had made clear he...Show More Summary
Colombia's government will sign a bilateral cease-fire with the nation's last remaining major rebel group ahead of Pope Francis' visit this week, President Juan Manuel Santos announced Monday. Santos said the agreement will be signed later in the day in Quito, Ecuador, where negotiations with the National Liberation Army, or...
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says the government will sign a bilateral cease-fire with the nation's last remaining major rebel group ahead of Pope Francis' visit this week. Santos says … Click to Continue »
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in a telephone call on Friday to crack down on the production and trafficking of illegal drugs, the White House said in a statement.
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday said security forces had killed the second-in-command of the Gulf Clan, the country's foremost drug gang. Writing on Twitter, Santos added authorities would elaborate on the circumstances...Show More Summary
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is offering asylum to Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor, who fled to the country last week. Luisa Ortega arrived in Colombia on Friday with her husband … Click to Continue »
President Juan Manuel Santos declared Colombia's 50-year conflict with FARC guerrillas finally over on Tuesday, as the last truckloads of decommissioned weapons rolled away to be melted down. Santos himself shut a padlock on the last...Show More Summary
Vice President Mike Pence will visit Colombia amid escalating tensions with neighboring Venezuela and North Korea. Pence is set to meet with Columbian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday at … Click to Continue »
Pence is set to meet with Columbian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday at the start of a weeklong trip to Latin America that is likely to be dominated by conversations about the deepening crisis in Venezuela, where the U.S. accuses...Show More Summary
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