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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...

More Than 3,100 Pregnant Colombian Women Have Zika Virus: Gov't

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

By Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) - More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas. Show More Summary

US to Send Experts to Colombia to Help Control Zika - Colombian President

A group of US experts will travel to Colombia next week to help the local health health authorities to control the Zika virus which has already affected over 25,000 people in the country, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said.

In Colombia, Zika Infects More Than 3,100 Pregnant Women

3 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

BOGOTA (Reuters) - More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas. The virus has been linked to the devastating birth defect microcephaly, which prevents fetus' brains from developing properly. Show More Summary

An End to Latin America's Longest Civil War?

James Jordan, national Alliance for Global Justice co-coordinator, speaks to Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear regarding the visit of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to Washington, DC, to meet US President Barack Obama.

Colombian president sets eyes on post-conflict future

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met with President Barack Obama on Thursday to seek support for a historic peace agreement with leftist guerrillas, which would bring an end to his country’s 50-year civil war, and for help combatting the Zika virus. Continue reading ? The post Colombian president sets eyes on post-conflict future appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Colombian president wants cash, change in terror list

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos meets with President Obama at the White House amid peace talks in his country

Colombia's president seeks U.S. support for historic peace deal

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

As Colombia nears a historic treaty to formally end the oldest armed conflict in the Americas, its president, Juan Manuel Santos, came to Washington on Wednesday to ask President Obama for money and other help for the complicated task of post-war reconstruction. Santos' three-day visit is timed...

Grasp the Chance for Peace in Colombia, But Don't Forget the Brutal War

"I have never seen a day of peace in my life," Colombian civil society leaders have told me. As President Juan Manuel Santos visits Washington on February 3 and 4, 2016, there's hope they may see such a day. Talks with the FARC guerrillas are advancing, with agreement on the thorniest issue, transitional justice, reached in December. Show More Summary

Daily Headlines: January 29, 2016

Colombia: President Juan Manuel Santos called on the U.S. to remove the FARC from its list of terrorist groups in order to help advance peace talks that could end with a full agreement by March. Puerto Rico: While the Zika virus continues...Show More Summary

Colombian President Wants U.S. To Remove FARC From Terror List

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos is asking the United States to remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia from its list of terrorist organizations and suspend drug warrants against guerrilla commanders toShow More Summary

Colombia Issues Red Alert Over Record Low River Water Levels

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that a red alert has been issued in Colombia as water levels dropped significantly in the Magdalena River, the country’s main waterway, as well as Cauca River.

Colombia declares red alert for low water levels

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia has declared a red alert because of low water levels in two key rivers which supply hundreds of towns and cities in the South American country, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday.

Obama to Meet Colombian President Santos in Washington on February 4

US President Barack Obama will meet with Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos in Washington, DC on February 4, 2016, the White House said in a press release on Tuesday.

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