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
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
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....
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
President Juan Manuel Santos said the country would find other ways to destroy coca plants
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Juan Manuel Santos has pledged to temporarily stop bombing FARC rebels in recognition of the ceasefire declared by the guerilla group.
President Juan Manuel Santos says the country's armed forces will cease raids against the group for one month.
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
At last year's United Nations General Assembly, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos asked the world to imagine his country "without coca," the plant precursor to crystal cocaine. This "dream," which would have been unthinkable a decade...Show More Summary
Cuba: Several new, relaxed travel and commerce restrictions from the U.S towards Cuba go into effect today as part of a bilateral push to normalize bilateral relations. Colombia: President Juan Manuel Santos announced his willingness...Show More Summary
Leftist rebels negotiating a peace agreement with the Colombian government on Wednesday declared a unilateral and indefinite cease-fire in hope of drawing a reciprocal halt by the armed forces, something President Juan Manuel Santos has so far resisted.
NOW that the FARC guerrilla army has released the Colombian general it had kidnapped in November, peace talks with the Colombian government can resume. Colombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos, had suspended the negotiations in Havana after the abduction. Show More Summary
Colombia’s leftist FARC guerrillas on Sunday freed an army general and two others, calling for an “armistice” to protect peace talks from future disruptions. President Juan Manuel Santos, who suspended the peace talks after the capture of Brigadier General Ruben Alzate, was the...