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US to Send Experts to Colombia to Help Control Zika - Colombian President

A group of US experts will travel to Colombia next week to help the local health health authorities to control the Zika virus which has already affected over 25,000 people in the country, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said.

In Colombia, Zika Infects More Than 3,100 Pregnant Women

7 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

BOGOTA (Reuters) - More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas. The virus has been linked to the devastating birth defect microcephaly, which prevents fetus' brains from developing properly. Show More Summary

An End to Latin America's Longest Civil War?

James Jordan, national Alliance for Global Justice co-coordinator, speaks to Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear regarding the visit of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to Washington, DC, to meet US President Barack Obama.

Colombian president sets eyes on post-conflict future

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met with President Barack Obama on Thursday to seek support for a historic peace agreement with leftist guerrillas, which would bring an end to his country’s 50-year civil war, and for help combatting the Zika virus. Continue reading ? The post Colombian president sets eyes on post-conflict future appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Colombian president wants cash, change in terror list

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos meets with President Obama at the White House amid peace talks in his country

Colombia's president seeks U.S. support for historic peace deal

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

As Colombia nears a historic treaty to formally end the oldest armed conflict in the Americas, its president, Juan Manuel Santos, came to Washington on Wednesday to ask President Obama for money and other help for the complicated task of post-war reconstruction. Santos' three-day visit is timed...

Grasp the Chance for Peace in Colombia, But Don't Forget the Brutal War

"I have never seen a day of peace in my life," Colombian civil society leaders have told me. As President Juan Manuel Santos visits Washington on February 3 and 4, 2016, there's hope they may see such a day. Talks with the FARC guerrillas are advancing, with agreement on the thorniest issue, transitional justice, reached in December. Show More Summary

Daily Headlines: January 29, 2016

Colombia: President Juan Manuel Santos called on the U.S. to remove the FARC from its list of terrorist groups in order to help advance peace talks that could end with a full agreement by March. Puerto Rico: While the Zika virus continues...Show More Summary

Colombian President Wants U.S. To Remove FARC From Terror List

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos is asking the United States to remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia from its list of terrorist organizations and suspend drug warrants against guerrilla commanders toShow More Summary

Colombia Issues Red Alert Over Record Low River Water Levels

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that a red alert has been issued in Colombia as water levels dropped significantly in the Magdalena River, the country’s main waterway, as well as Cauca River.

Colombia declares red alert for low water levels

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia has declared a red alert because of low water levels in two key rivers which supply hundreds of towns and cities in the South American country, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday.

Obama to Meet Colombian President Santos in Washington on February 4

US President Barack Obama will meet with Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos in Washington, DC on February 4, 2016, the White House said in a press release on Tuesday.

Obama to host Colombia's Santos for Feb. 4 White House visit

HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will host Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos for an "official working visit" in Washington on Feb. 4, the White House said on Tuesday.

Obama to meet with Colombia's president at White House

HONOLULU (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will meet with the president of Colombia in February to show support for a potential peace agreement in that country. The meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Feb. Show More Summary

Daily Headlines: December 23, 2015

Colombia: Colombia became the latest Latin American country to partially decriminalize marijuana use after President Juan Manuel Santos decreed the production and sale of the plant for medical use. Venezuela: The Venezuelan legislature...Show More Summary

Colombia Takes a Bold Step Away From the U.S. and Legalizes Pot

Colombia, a country that was once synonymous with illegal drugs, legalized medicinal marijuana on Tuesday. President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree making its consumption, cultivation, purchase, and sale legal for medicinal and scientific...Show More Summary

'For us you'll always be our Miss Universe,' Colombian president tells runner-up

BOGOTA, Colombia — This beauty pageant-obsessed South American nation briefly celebrated what appeared to be an unprecedented feat: back-to-back Miss Universe titles. From President Juan Manuel Santos to Miss Colombia's relatives inShow More Summary

Colombia President Says FARC Deal is ‘Important Step’ Towards Peace

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos hailed a reparations deal agreed with FARC rebels on Tuesday as an “important step” towards a conclusion to a decades-long civil war. Peace talks between FARC guerrillas and the Bogota government...Show More Summary

Colombia finds disputed ‘holy grail’ of shipwrecks

2 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

archaeologicalnews: CARACAS - One of the world’s most sought-after, fought over and valuable shipwrecks has been discovered off the coast of Colombia, President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed Saturday. At a press conference in the colonial...Show More Summary

Colombia Says Treasure-Laden Galleon Found

The wreck of a Spanish ship laden with treasure that was sunk by the British more than 300 years ago has been found off the Colombian coast, says President Juan Manuel Santos. The wreck was discovered near the port city of Cartagena....Show More Summary

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