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...
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
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 >>
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 […]
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
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 […]
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
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 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
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
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 [...]
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
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
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
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.
(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…
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
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