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Angry Colombia says Venezuela sent troops into its territory

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Colombia slammed its neighbor Venezuela on Thursday for what it said was an "unacceptable" incursion by Venezuelan military forces on its territory, and sent troops to secure the area. Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said heShow More Summary

Venezuelan troops invaded Colombia this week. But just a little bit.

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A group of about 60 Venezuelan soldiers crossed the border into Colombia this week, set up camp on a banana plantation and flew their national flag for a few days, an incident Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called “a totally unacceptable” violation of national sovereignty. Santos said Thursday he spoke personally to Venezuelan President Nicolás […]

Venezuela to withdraw troops after Colombia border crossing

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will withdraw troops from Colombia's side of the two countries' border, after his soldiers set up camp in the neighboring country, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday.

Colombia's Santos apologizes over Odebrecht campaign funds

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos apologized Tuesday over funding for his 2010 election campaign from scandal-plagued Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, saying he had been unaware of the payments at the time. Santos, the winner...Show More Summary

Colombia's Santos apologizes for illegal funds paid into campaigns

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday acknowledged that funds were illegally obtained during his 2010 election campaign and asked the nation's forgiveness for the "shameful" act.

Corrupt firm paid part of Colombia president's campaign

The former campaign manager for Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is acknowledging for the first time that a scandal-tarred Brazilian construction company illegally paid costs related to the Nobel Peace … Click to Continue »

Plant species discovered in Colombia named to honor Santos

Scientists have named a recently discovered Colombian plant species in honor of President Juan Manuel Santos' efforts to build peace following five decades of armed conflict.

Colombia's Santos may have received Odebrecht contributions

A corruption scandal that has spread across Latin America is inching closer to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos amid new evidence that suggests a Brazilian construction company paid $1 million … Click to Continue »

Colombia FARC rebels to start disarmament process

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels can begin surrendering their weapons to the United Nations now that almost 7,000 of them have reached designated demobilization zones around the country, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday.

Colombia's president visits rebels as they prepare to disarm

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is celebrating the arrival of the last contingent of leftist rebels at United Nations-supervised transition areas where they are preparing to disarm. Santos shook the … Click to Continue »

Colombia's Santos linked to Odebrecht bribe: prosecutors

Colombian prosecutors say they suspect President Juan Manuel Santos, winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, received a bribe from scandal-plagued Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht for his 2014 re-election campaign. Prosecutors said...Show More Summary

Colombia president's campaign allegedly took Odebrecht cash: official

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos's 2014 election campaign allegedly received as much as $1 million from Brazil's Odebrecht SA, the country's attorney general said on Tuesday, as fallout from a massive corruption scandal continued.

Colombia's Santos may have received Odebrecht contributions

Last year's Nobel Peace Prize winner is being embroiled in a widening corruption scandal rocking politicians across Latin America. Colombia's chief prosecutor Nestor Martinez said Tuesday that President Juan Manuel … Click to Contin...

Colombia's ELN frees hostage soldier on eve of talks

Colombia's last active rebel group, the ELN, freed a hostage soldier Monday in a new goodwill gesture on the eve of peace talks to end a 53-year conflict. The news came as a new boost to President Juan Manuel Santos's quest to bringShow More Summary

Nobel Peace Laureates denounce Trump 'hate' speech

Nobel Peace Prize winners condemned US President Donald Trump at a gathering on Thursday at which their host accused him of "a discourse of hate" against immigrants. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, the prize's latest winner for progress towards ending his country's civil war, opened the four-day summit of peace prize winners in Bogota. Show More Summary

Colombia rebel commander speaks as peace talks loom

Colombia's last active rebel force, the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN), promises to release a hostage Thursday to clear the way for peace talks with the government. President Juan Manuel Santos wants the talks to seal a "complete"...Show More Summary

17 Colombian civil leaders 'massacred': officials

Colombian officials said Monday that 17 civil campaigners have been murdered over the past two months in the country, amid tensions over its contested peace process. President Juan Manuel Santos has warned that fresh violence could destabilize the demobilization of the leftist FARC rebels under a historic peace accord. Show More Summary

Colombia, ELN rebels agree to peace talks: president

The Colombian government and the country's last active rebel group, the ELN, have reached a new agreement to launch formal peace talks, President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday. "I can tell you we have come to an agreement" on launching...Show More Summary

New Colombian plant discovered by Kew scientist honors Colombian president

A new plant species from Northeastern Colombia has been named Espeletia praesidentis, in honour of efforts made by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to build peace in his country after over five decades of conflict. The plant, from...Show More Summary

New plant named to honor the peace-making efforts of the Colombian President

(Pensoft Publishers) Named to honor the peace-making efforts of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, a new species of the sunflower family genus Espeletia is described from the Páramo de Presidente. The study was published in the open access journal PhytoKeys.

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