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FARC members join Colombia's Congress

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ten former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have officially become legislators in Colombia's Congress.<p>On Friday -- the country's independence day -- as part of the peace deal between the Colombian government and the disbanded guerrilla group, five former members took …

South America

Colombia's Santos urges peace as FARC take seats in Congress

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian former FARC guerrillas took their seats in Congress on Friday as part of an agreement that ended five decades of war, and outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos urged the nation to protect the nascent peace and put an end to violence.<p>At the opening of the new Congress, …

South America

From Intern to Policy Maker: Soto Rejoins Colombian Central Bank

Twenty-four years after starting her career as an intern at Colombia’s central bank, Carolina Soto is rejoining the bank as a policy maker, replacing …

Central Banks

Juan Manuel Santos on Conflict Zone

President Juan Manuel Santos has gained international plaudits for his efforts to end the long-running insurgency in Colombia. But with rising …

Nobel Prize

Colombian FARC leader Ivan Marquez declines to take Senate seat

Marquez and another nine former leaders of the Revolutionary Armed forces of Colombia (FARC) were due to be sworn in to congress on Friday as part of a peace agreement signed in late 2016 that put an end their part in a five-decade conflict.<p>Benkos Bioho, another former FARC fighter, will take his …

FARC

Biggest Colombian Cocaine Cartel Close to Surrender, Santos Says

The so-called “Gulf Clan” cocaine cartel is close to handing itself in to Colombian authorities after President Juan Manuel Santos signed a law which …

Cartels

Colombia signs law paving way for drug gang*s surrender

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has signed a law that could pave the way for the country's biggest drug gangs to surrender.<p>The measure signed …

Paramilitary

Tour de France 2018 starts with surprise

The first stage of the 2018 Tour de France ended with four-time champion Chris Froome and other favourites lagging behind Colombian Fernando Gaviria. …

Road Bikes

World Cup 2018: Diego Maradona says England committed 'robbery' against Colombia

England committed a "monumental robbery" in beating Colombia in the last 16 at the World Cup, according to Argentina legend Diego Maradona.

Soccer

Colombia's Santos: 'Post-truths were applied' to FARC peace deal

As he nears the end of his second term as president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos granted an exclusive interview to FRANCE 24's Spanish channel in Bogota. Santos took stock of his eight years in power and discussed the historic peace deal he reached with the FARC rebels, which paved the way for …

World News

Conservative newcomer wins Colombia's presidential election

Bogota, June 18 (IANS) Conservative political newcomer Ivan Duque has been elected President of Colombia, a media report said on Monday.<p>Duque, 41, …

Polling

Colombia: irreversible peace?

<b>Ana Làzaro Bosch - Euronews</b><p>Juan Manuel Santos, president of Colombia, you are about to pass the relay. And undoubtedly one of the legacies of your presidency will be the peace agreement with the FARC do you think it is an irreversible process?<p><b>Juan Manuel Santos - Colombian President</b><p>No one wants to …

European News

Colombia to become first Latin American NATO member

Colombian President Jose Manuel Santos walks to a press briefing after meeting with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the US Capitol in …

European News

Colombia Peace Accord at Center of Presidential Race

Cynthia Arnson, Latin American program director at Wilson Center, looks at Colombia's presidential election and the race to succeed Juan Manuel …

Latin America

Colombia to be NATO's first Latin American global partner

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will next week formally join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, making it the only Latin American nation in the alliance, President Juan Manuel Santos said late on Friday.<p>Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos gives a speech to the nation in Bogota, Colombia May …

World News

Colombia to Become First Latin American NATO 'Global Partner'

Colombia will next week formally become NATO's first Latin American "global partner," President Juan Manuel Santos announced Friday.<p>"We will …

Conservative View

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Venezuela

Colombian Elections Capture Fraught Past, And Present Ideologies

The National Liberation Army, one of the last remaining left-wing militant groups in Colombia, announced they would cease military activities to …

Ideology

Merkel decries US pullout from Iran deal, gets peace prize

ASSISI, Italy (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel lamented Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull his country out of the Iran nuclear accord was making the situation in the Middle East "even more difficult" and warned Europeans to be skeptical of "easy" solutions promised …

World News

Colombia's Santos sees 'regime change' soon in Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos predicted on Friday there would be “regime change” soon in neighboring Venezuela, which holds a controversial presidential election on May 20 likely to consolidate socialist rule.<p>FILE PHOTO - Columbian President Juan Manuel Santos and …

Venezuela

Colombia's Migrant Crisis Worsens With Venezuela Nearing ‘Implosion’

The flow of migrants fleeing Venezuela’s collapsing economy is increasing every day, putting a strain on Colombia’s health and education systems and …

Venezuela

Colombian President Sees 'No Way Back' From Peace Process

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos discusses the Colombian peace agreement, the nation's economy, and the Venezuelan migration crisis. He speaks …

Colombia

Readout of Vice President Mike Pence's Meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia

Vice President Mike Pence met today with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia to discuss ways to deepen the close friendship and longstanding …

Mike Pence

ÚLTIMA HORA NotiMundo- Juan Manuel Santos, proceso y confirmación de muertes de periodistas

Colombia

In Pictures: One Young World Summit, Bogotá, 2017

Every year, One Young World brings together some of the world’s most valuable young talent to address the problems facing the next generation. Aged between 18 and 30, and drawn from some 196 countries, delegates hail from the widest international range for a youth-led movement outside of the …

Bogotá

Prince Albert of Monaco goes for a dive

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco went for a dive in Colombia at Malpelo after a week-long trip to the South American country. This was …

Royal Family

UN highlights murder of dozens of activists in Colombia after FARC peace deal

Many activists have been targeted in former FARC territory now controlled by drug gangs and smaller rebel groups. The UN has said the government has …

South America

Colombia election: Farc fails to win support in first national vote

<b>Colombia's conservative parties, which oppose the 2016 peace deal with Farc rebels, have won most votes in the country's elections.</b><p>Sunday's vote was the first in which the former left-wing guerrillas, now a political party, took part.<p>The Democratic Centre party of ex-president Álvaro Uribe's won …

South America

Colombia calls ELN rebels back to peace talks

<b>Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has said peace talks with the rebel National Liberation Army (ELN) will resume after a six-week halt.</b><p>Mr Santos said his decision was inspired by the success of talks with the biggest rebel group, Farc.<p>The Farc signed a peace accord in 2016 and took part on …

World News

Trump to visit Peru, Colombia in April

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will travel to the Summit of the Americas in Peru and then visit Colombia in April, the White House announced on Saturday.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump announces a presidential proclamation placing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports while surrounded by …

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