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A Curiously Timed Arrest In Florida Is Rocking Colombia

9 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Just hours before Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced the landmark peace agreement that would end a half-century war with the FARC guerrillas, U.S. Marshals were arresting one of his most prominent critics in Florida. Andrés Felipe Arias was convicted in Colombia on corruption charges and sentenced to 17 years in prison back in 2014. Show More Summary

Now that a peace deal with the FARC is sealed, can Colombia convince voters to approve it?

With a peace deal in hand to end the longest-running conflict in the Western hemisphere, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos must now turn to a new task: convincing voters to approve it on Oct. 2. Recent polls show Colombians are sharply divided over the peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed...

In Colombia, The Forest Of Peace Honors 8 Million Lives Lost In Civil War

With the participation of President Juan Manuel Santos, the first trees of Colombia's Forest for Peace were planted August 19 in the Amazon department of Vaupés. This nationwide effort, which is now seeking support from the international...Show More Summary

Columbian government set to announce ‘historic’ peace deal with FARC rebels

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Colombia’s government and FARC rebels are expected to make what President Juan Manuel Santos called a “historic” announcement Wednesday on a peace deal to end their half-century civil war. Sources close to the peace negotiations said there would be a major announcement in Cuba,...

Colombia, FARC put 'final touches' on peace deal, says president

HAVANA/BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday he hoped to make a big announcement later in the day as negotiators for the government and FARC rebels in Havana put the "final touches" to a peace deal to end five decades of war.

Colombian president pulls ‘transgender education’ plan after massive protests

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said after last week's protests that teaching gender ideology was never approved.

Colombia is moving toward an important reform that businesses and investors have been calling for

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Friday that a long-awaited tax reform will be sent to the country's congress in October and that it should pass before the end of the year. The news is likely welcome to many of Colombia's...Show More Summary

Colombia tax reform to go to Congress in October: president

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A long-awaited tax reform will be presented to Colombia's congress in October, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Friday, and it will be approved before the end of the year.

Colombia may vote on peace before final accord signed: president

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia could hold a public vote to approve a peace accord with Marxist FARC rebels and end more than five decades of war before the deal is formally signed, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday.

Daily Headlines: July 7, 2016

Brazil: A new study concluded that the Rio Olympics starting in less than a month have gone a whopping 51% over budget with a price tag of some $1.6 billion. South America: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he will push for...Show More Summary

Colombia: Learning To Love Soccer Again

By PETER R. PIZANO and GABRIEL M. VELEZ Today, Colombians have much to celebrate. As President Juan Manuel Santos signs a cease-fire with its oldest guerrilla group, the country is overrun by soccer fever. Our national team lost recently in the semifinals of the Copa America. Show More Summary

Colombian President Says FARC to Cease Existing as Armed Group

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) would stop its existence as an armed group following a historic deal between Bogota and FARC.

Colombia and rebel group FARC sign historic peace deal

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

President Juan Manuel Santos and the head of the country’s leftist FARC rebels agreed a deal on Thursday.

Colombia to agree bilateral ceasefire with rebels this week: president

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will reach agreement on a bilateral ceasefire at peace talks with leftist FARC rebels this week, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Tuesday, in what he said would mark a key advance in the negotiations to end 50 years of war.

Colombia to complete talks with FARC rebels by July 20 -president

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will have completed negotiations with leftist FARC rebels by July 20, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday, in what would be a key step in efforts to end more than five decades of war in the Andean country.

FARC Ready to Return to War if Peace Talks Fail, Colombian President Says

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says FARC guerrilla group is preparing to resume its armed struggle.

Colombia's FARC rebels ready to return to war if talks fail: president

MEDELLIN, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombia's leftist FARC rebel group is prepared to return to the battlefield, especially in urban areas, if peace negotiations with the government fall apart, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thurs...

ESSAY: What you don't know about Gabriel Garcia Marquez

When Gabriel García Márquez died in April 2014, Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, declared three days of national grieving, citing the Nobel laureate as the “most loved and most admired compatriot of all times.” But the feelings in his hometown were a bit different.     “He isn’t...

ESSAY: What you don't know about Gabriel Garcia Marquez

When Gabriel García Márquez died in April 2014, Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, declared three days of national grieving, citing the Nobel laureate as the “most loved and most admired compatriot of all times.” But the feelings in his hometown were a bit different.     “He isn’t...

Daily Headlines: May 11, 2016

Brazil: The Brazilian Senate later today will likely approve holding an impeachment trial against embattled President Dilma Rousseff where she would be suspended from her post for 180 days. Colombia: President Juan Manuel Santos claimed...Show More Summary

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