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Colombia's Santos linked to Odebrecht bribe: prosecutors

Colombian prosecutors say they suspect President Juan Manuel Santos, winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, received a bribe from scandal-plagued Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht for his 2014 re-election campaign. Prosecutors said...Show More Summary

Colombia president's campaign allegedly took Odebrecht cash: official

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos's 2014 election campaign allegedly received as much as $1 million from Brazil's Odebrecht SA, the country's attorney general said on Tuesday, as fallout from a massive corruption scandal continued.

Colombia's Santos may have received Odebrecht contributions

Last year's Nobel Peace Prize winner is being embroiled in a widening corruption scandal rocking politicians across Latin America. Colombia's chief prosecutor Nestor Martinez said Tuesday that President Juan Manuel … Click to Contin...

Colombia's ELN frees hostage soldier on eve of talks

Colombia's last active rebel group, the ELN, freed a hostage soldier Monday in a new goodwill gesture on the eve of peace talks to end a 53-year conflict. The news came as a new boost to President Juan Manuel Santos's quest to bringShow More Summary

Nobel Peace Laureates denounce Trump 'hate' speech

Nobel Peace Prize winners condemned US President Donald Trump at a gathering on Thursday at which their host accused him of "a discourse of hate" against immigrants. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, the prize's latest winner for progress towards ending his country's civil war, opened the four-day summit of peace prize winners in Bogota. Show More Summary

Colombia rebel commander speaks as peace talks loom

Colombia's last active rebel force, the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN), promises to release a hostage Thursday to clear the way for peace talks with the government. President Juan Manuel Santos wants the talks to seal a "complete"...Show More Summary

17 Colombian civil leaders 'massacred': officials

Colombian officials said Monday that 17 civil campaigners have been murdered over the past two months in the country, amid tensions over its contested peace process. President Juan Manuel Santos has warned that fresh violence could destabilize the demobilization of the leftist FARC rebels under a historic peace accord. Show More Summary

Colombia, ELN rebels agree to peace talks: president

The Colombian government and the country's last active rebel group, the ELN, have reached a new agreement to launch formal peace talks, President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday. "I can tell you we have come to an agreement" on launching...Show More Summary

New Colombian plant discovered by Kew scientist honors Colombian president

A new plant species from Northeastern Colombia has been named Espeletia praesidentis, in honour of efforts made by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to build peace in his country after over five decades of conflict. The plant, from...Show More Summary

New plant named to honor the peace-making efforts of the Colombian President

(Pensoft Publishers) Named to honor the peace-making efforts of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, a new species of the sunflower family genus Espeletia is described from the Páramo de Presidente. The study was published in the open access journal PhytoKeys.

Eyes on a Prize

The winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, as you know, is Juan Manuel Santos, the president of Colombia. He won for his peace negotiations with the FARC (the worst of Colombia’s revolutionary and narco-terrorist groups). Did he tailor...Show More Summary

One Country’s (Recent) Story

Last month, Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize. He is the president of Colombia, and he won it for his peace negotiations with the FARC (a Communist and narco-terrorist group). When the prize was announced in October, I had...Show More Summary

Colombia offrers thousands of FARC rebels amnesty

Colombia has approved an amnesty law as part of President Juan Manuel Santos's revamped peace deal with leftist FARC guerillas.

Colombian president receives 'Catholic Nobel' for FARC deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday received the Lampara peace prize, the "Catholic Nobel", for his efforts to reach a deal with his country's Marxist FARC rebels. The award, handed over in the Italian city of Assisi,Show More Summary

Pope seeks common ground on Colombia peace deal with Santos, Uribe

Pope Francis brought together Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his predecessor Alvaro Uribe at the Vatican Friday, without managing to persuade them to overcome their differences over an historic peace accord with FARC rebels. Show More Summary

Colombia's president and opposition rival meet Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and opposition leader Alvaro Uribe met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday, as the government looked to build consensus for a peace deal with Marxist rebels.

Pope invites Colombia's Santos and Uribe to Vatican

Pope Francis has invited President Juan Manuel Santos and his predecessor Alvaro Uribe to the Vatican on Friday, Colombian officials said, in an apparent bid to strengthen the government's peace accord with FARC rebels. Uribe led opposition...Show More Summary

Colombia's president, opposition rival to meet with Pope Francis

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and right-wing opposition leader Alvaro Uribe will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday, in a bid to build consensus on a peace deal with the Andean country's Marxist FARC rebels, the government said.

Peace can transform Colombia into breadbasket for world, president says

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Curbing poverty and hunger in rural areas is crucial to building lasting peace in Colombia and in turn will help the nation become a breadbasket for the world, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday.

Colombian President Says Drug War More Dangerous Than All World Conflicts Combined

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos used his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech to urge a rethinking of the war on drugs, calling it more dangerous than all world armed conflicts combined. Santos’ pointed rejection of the drug war...Show More Summary

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