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Colombian General’s Capture Puts FARC Rebels on the Defensive

President Juan Manuel Santos's decision to suspended negotiations with the Marxist rebels after they detained a senior military officer has forced the FARC to backtrack, with the group promising to release its high-profile captive

Colombia peace talks enter ‘toad swallowing’ phase

3 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

With every incremental advance in the peace negotiations between Colombian government negotiators and FARC rebel commanders, President Juan Manuel Santos faces an increasingly unpalatable spectacle — the Bogota equivalent of the "Satan sandwich." Read full article >>

Colombia peace talks enter ‘toad swallowing’ phase

3 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

With every incremental advance in the peace negotiations between Colombian government negotiators and FARC rebel commanders, President Juan Manuel Santos faces an increasingly unpalatable spectacle — the Bogota equivalent of the "Satan sandwich." The armistice talks have been taking place in Cuba for nearly two years, and for the process to advance, more and more FARC […]

Is Colombia's 50-Year-Old Marxist Guerrilla Insurgency Finally Ending?

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Photo via Flickr user cancilleriadeperu Peace has long been a goal in Colombia, but until recently, no one had a very good idea of what it might look like. While negotiations between the government...Show More Summary

Columbia extends its wealth tax

Colombia is one of the world’s most unequal societies. Last week, the government of Juan Manuel Santos, who began his second term as president in August, announced the extension of a wealth tax introduced in 2002 to pay for the mounting costs of the country’s 50 year drug-fuelled guerrilla war. “In that sense, we are […]

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

5 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

6 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.

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