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Colombia president supports allowing medical marijuana

President Juan Manuel Santos signalled his support Thursday for a bill that would allow the medical use of marijuana in Colombia. The ruling Liberal Party proposed the measure for a vote in the current session of the Colombian Congress, which opened July 20. Show More Summary

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Should Help Broker a Peace Deal in Gaza

The world should call on Juan Manuel Santos, president of Colombia, to help reach a deal in Gaza. Why Mr. Santos and why Colombia, so far away from the Middle East? Because his administration has been negotiating a peace deal with FARC,...Show More Summary

Latin America Is Becoming More And More Authoritarian

Latin America needs term limits. But how strict should they be? NO SOONER had Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia's president, secured himself a second term in a run-off election in June than he announced that he wants to prevent such a thing happening again. Show More Summary

Colombian President Declares National Holiday for World Cup Quarter-Final

Colombia will play Brazil in their first-ever World Cup quarter-final on Friday, and their President wants the whole nation to watch the game. According to a report in the Metro, President Juan Manuel Santos has declared Friday afternoon...Show More Summary

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos gives government workers Friday afternoon off to watch Brazil game

Colombia will come to a standstill on Friday when they take on Brazil in the quarterfinals of the World Cup. In a terrific move aimed at allowing locals to enjoy the biggest game in the country’s recent history, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos has announced that all government workers all get Friday afternoon off to watch Brazil [...]

Biden Announces US Support for FARC Peace Talks in Colombia

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos is enjoying a victory lap after being reelected last week--an election that many interpret as a mandate to continue peace talks with the terrorist guerrilla, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Show More Summary

'Colombia Will Have Peace Without Impunity': Santos

With nearly 8 million votes, Juan Manuel Santos was reelected President of Colombia, defeating his Center Democratic Party contender Oscar Iván Zuluaga for almost a million votes. In the first round of presidential elections that took...Show More Summary

Santos wins

3 months agoNews : America's View

ON JUNE 15th Colombian voters handed President Juan Manuel Santos a mandate to continue his efforts to negotiate a peace deal with leftist guerrillas and end more than a half-century of internal conflict. Mr Santos won nearly 51% of the vote in second-round elections, beating right-wing rival Óscar Iván Zuluaga, who won 45%. Show More Summary

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins reelection

In a strong show of support for peace negotiations with leftist rebels, Colombians gave President Juan Manuel Santos a solid reelection victory against a former finance minister Sunday.

Santos Re-Elected Colombia President in Peace Vote

(BOGOTA, Colombia) — Juan Manuel Santos convincingly won re-election Sunday after Colombia’s tightest presidential contest in years, an endorsement of his 18-month-old peace talks to end the Western Hemisphere’s longest-running conflict. MoreColombia’s Election Hinges On How To End WarA Day in The Life of An Illegal Miner in ColombiaLone Stars! Spurs Clobber Heat to Win…

Colombians Reelect President Juan Manuel Santos

With the official vote counting at 98% in Colombia presidential election, incumbent president Juan Manuel Santos has 5.7% more votes than his opponent Oscar Iván Zualuga: Ganó ‘Juanpa'. http://t.co/lZQ5PWMPQD pic.twitter.com/x3XImN3mHO — El Espectador (@elespectador) junio 15, 2014 ‘Juanpa’ [President Santos' nickname] was elected. Show More Summary

Colombia’s Election Hinges On How To End War

The battle between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and opposition candidate Óscar Iván Zuluaga has become a referendum on how to bring an end to fifty years of conflict with Marxist guerillas

Colombia president, rival head to runoff vote

In a presidential election marked by campaign mudslinging and low voter turnout, right-wing candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, a harsh critic of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' peace initiative with leftist rebels, tallied the most votes in Sunday's first round but fell far short of the...

Colombia: Early Returns Signal Run-Off Election

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

With 96 percent of polling stations in Colombia reporting, President Juan Manuel Santos has 25.5 percent of the vote to right-wing challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga's 29.2%. That means a run-off election will be held next month since neither... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Zuluaga wins first round of Colombia election

Two conservatives - current president Juan Manuel Santos and Oscar Zuluaga - will face off again in a runoff in June.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Comes Out In Support Of Same-Sex Marriage

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

LGBT people in Colombia were granted property rights, social security and pension equal to heterosexuals back in 2008, and guaranteed federal “equal rights” by the country’s Constitutional Court in 2011, though they haven’t been able to marry due to the fact that same-sex marriage wasn’t explicitly named as a “right” in the decision. But Colombian […]

Daily Headlines: May 19, 2014

Colombia: In news that could boost the chances of President Juan Manuel Santos winning next Sunday's presidential election, opposition candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga was videotaped meeting with suspected hacker Andrés Sepulveda while the Colombian government reached a partial agreement with the FARC rebels. Show More Summary

The politics of peace

4 months agoNews : America's View

PRESIDENT Juan Manuel Santos, who lost his advantage in polls just days before Colombia’s presidential election, to be held on May 25th, needed a bit of good news. He got it on Friday when government and FARC rebel negotiators announced...Show More Summary

Former Colombian President Accuses Current President of Accepting Drug Money

Former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe has emerged as a significant presence in this year's presidential elections, accusing current President Juan Manuel Santos of accepting potentially millions of dollars from drug traffickers to pay off his campaign debt. Show More Summary

Colombia and the Plan to End World Drug Trafficking Embroils President's Chief Strategist

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

In what reads like a reality-based version of Mundo Fox's El Capo 3, the Mexican newspaper El Spectador has obtained a 109 page document submitted to Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos through his chief campaign strategist, J.J. Rendon,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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