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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

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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...

Colombia says 2 more journalists missing in rough area

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says two additional journalists are missing in a lawless part of the country where security forces are already hunting for a Spanish journalist. Santos said Tuesday two journalists from right-leaning RCN network are unaccounted for and are being sought. Officials already have been seeking Salud Hernandez-Mora, […]

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

Colombia's President Santos says peace deal with FARC in 'very near future'

LONDON (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday his government hoped to conclude a peace deal with FARC rebels "in the very near future".

Colombian Police Arrest Notorious Peruvian Druglord

Colombian police have managed to arrest one of the main Peruvian criminal authorities "the Snail", Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said.

How Many More Rounds for the Colombia Peace Talks?

Cesar Alvarez, Alexandra Phelan Security, Americas There’s growing doubt that the promised final settlement will be delivered this week. Six months ago, when President Juan Manuel Santos announced with much fanfare that the Government...Show More Summary

Will New U.S. Aid Address Damage Caused to Colombia's Rural Communities?

By Katie Sizemore During Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' visit in February 2016, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a proposal for "Peace Colombia," a $450 million assistance package to take effect after peace talks wrap up in Havana, Cuba with the country's most powerful guerilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Show More Summary

Colombia Peace Deal With FARC Could Be Delayed

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that the signing of a peace agreement between Colombia’s government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia could be delayed.

Colombia mines minister Gonzalez resigns over energy problems

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's Mines and Energy Minister Tomas Gonzalez has resigned his post, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday, amid a series of energy generation problems sparked by drought.

Colombian President Says Will Call Referendum on Peace Deal With FARC

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that he plans to call a plebiscite on a peace deal to be reached with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels.

At embassy party, Colombian president and a VIP crowd celebrate anniversary of U.S. aid deal

At a swank party at the residence of the Colombian ambassador Thursday night, there were generals and senators, CEOs and governors. There was even a “Mr. President” — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos — on hand to celebrate the 15th anniversary of a landmark aid deal between his country and the United States, as well […]

Country Confirms Zika Crisis, Denies Birth Defects

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday that there's no evidence Zika has caused any cases of the birth defect known as microcephaly in his country, though it has diagnosed 3,177 pregnant women with the virus. Santos also announced that a US medical-scientific team will arrive in Colombia to...

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