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Colombia's Santos Urges Venezuela to Reopen Border Between Countries

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called on Venezuela to reopen its borders with the country, as Bogota shut the border down after an attack on its military patrols.

Venezuela border closing hurts innocent people: Colombian president

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Venezuela's closure of two border crossings with Colombia hurts innocent people, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, adding that he hoped to speak to his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro to find a solution.

Carlos Lehder Wants to Go Home

Carlos Lehder has written a letter to Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos, asking him to intervene with U.S. authorities so he go come home to Colombia to die. (Apparently he is not ill, he is just thinking of death since he is "close to 70."... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Colombia's Santos orders halt to air raids on FARC rebels

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos ordered a halt to air raids against FARC rebel camps as the government seeks to cool hostilities with the Marxist group while the two sides hammer out a peace accord to end five decades of war.

Colombian FARC rebels release soldier day before ceasefire begins

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's FARC rebels released a soldier they had held for nearly two weeks on Sunday, President Juan Manuel Santos said, a day before a unilateral ceasefire declared by the group was set to start.

Colombian President Says Rebel Group ELN Likely Behind Bogota Bombings

2 months agoNews : Vice News

Two low-impact bombs that rattled nerves in the Colombian capital of Bogota on Thursday were likely placed by the rebel group known as National Liberation Army, or ELN, said Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Santos left the Pacific...Show More Summary

Department of Justice, Colombian President Announce Landmark Cocaine Distribution Bust

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

On Tuesday afternoon, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos hosted a press conference announcing a series of indictments for drug-trafficking charges. A total fourteen people were charged with a cocaine production and distribution system which extended from Cali, Colombia, to the Northern United States.  Four indictments were unsealed by the U.S. Show More Summary

Colombian president tells CPJ he will prioritize combating impunity in anti-press attacks

Bogotá, Colombia, May 27, 2015--In a meeting on Tuesday with the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Colombian press freedom group Foundation for a Free Press, or FLIP, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos pledged to prioritize combating impunity in attacks against the press....

Colombian President Calls for the Suspension of Aerial Spraying of Illicit Crops

On Saturday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called for the suspension of Colombia's aerial spraying program to eradicate illicit crop cultivation. This came after the recent release of a study by the International Agency forShow More Summary

Colombia Defies U.S. and Halts Spraying of Cocaine Crops

President Juan Manuel Santos said the country would find other ways to destroy coca plants

Butterflies instead of herbicides to kill cocaine crops?

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

With Colombia's president Juan Manuel Santos banning use of controversial herbicides to eradicate coca crops, the president of the Quindio Botanical Garden proposed that an army of Cocaine Tussock Moths (Eloria noyesi) could be enlisted to destroy the coca by eating it. Read the rest

Colombia will not cave to political pressure to end peace talks: Santos

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said on Tuesday he will not allow peace talks with FARC rebels to collapse under political pressure from the opposition and renewed calls for the Marxist group to show its commitment to end 50 years of war.

Colombia's Santos calls for deadline on FARC peace talks

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday warned that the country's patience with Marxist FARC rebels is wearing thin and that the peace process to end five decades of war must have a deadline.

Colombia to resume bombing rebels after deadly ambush

BOGOTA/HAVANA (Reuters) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos ordered the resumption of bombing raids against FARC guerrillas on Wednesday after a rebel attack killed 10 soldiers, heating up a war that had seen a tentative cessation of hostilities.

Colombia's Santos lifts halt on bombings against FARC after attack

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos lifted a halt on bombing raids against FARC rebels after an attack he blamed on the group killed ten soldiers in rural southwestern Cauca province.

Colombia to extend suspension of bombing raids on rebels

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will extend its halt on bombing raids against Marxist FARC rebels for another month, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday after ordering a one-month suspension of the air raids in March to abet talks to end 50 years of war.

Colombia's Santos says justice main hurdle to rebel peace deal

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The biggest hurdle to signing peace with Colombia's FARC rebels and ending a half century of war is getting the Marxist group to agree to face punishment for human rights abuses, President Juan Manuel Santos told Reuters.

Colombian President Vows to Temporarily Stop Bombing FARC Rebels

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has pledged to temporarily stop bombing FARC rebels in recognition of the ceasefire declared by the guerilla group.

Colombia to temporarily halt bombing of FARC rebels

President Juan Manuel Santos says the country's armed forces will cease raids against the group for one month.

Can Colombia Find Peace?

BOGOTÁ —Juan Manuel Santos, to be sworn in for a second term as president of Colombia on Thursday, campaigned for re-election on his vision of ending the country's decadeslong civil conflict and negotiating peace with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group. Show More Summary

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