Juan Manuel Santos

Give peace a chance? In Colombia, some are finding it hard to do

A year after Colombia signed a historic and controversial peace deal with the hemisphere’s largest guerrilla group, pockets of this country still …

Latin America

Colombia protests Venezuelan military crossing border

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia sent a letter to the Venezuelan foreign ministry on Tuesday protesting the incursion of a military helicopter and troops from that nation over the border, the latest in a series of similar incidents that have drawn criticism from Colombia.<p>The incident occurred on Nov. 15 …

World News

The offshore connections of Latin American leaders revealed by the Paradise Papers

Published on<p>November 21, 2017<p>Reading time<p>3 minutes<p>FROM ICIJ'S PARTNERS<p>The offshore connections of Latin American presidents, ministers and business …

ICIJ

Colombia's Presidential Election Is Making Peace More Difficult

By Sergio Guzmán<p>BOGOTÁ — It has been a year since the government and the leftist guerilla group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed an internationally-lauded peace agreement, bringing an end to 52 years of violent conflict. Today, that agreement and its implementation are in …

Determine

The Colonial Betrayal That Haunts Colombian Peace

A Spanish executioner swung his hatchet and cracked the bones of a man named Benkos Biohó. Then he tore the victim’s limbs from their sockets and …

Culture

Exodus the only answer for thousands of Venezuelans

in Cúcuta and in Barranquilla<p>Diomira Becerra knew it was time to leave Venezuela when she took her four-year old daughter to the local park in …

Venezuela

Are Mexico, Brazil and Colombia ready for anti-establishment presidential candidates? | Opinion

Next year, critical elections in Latin America's three most populous countries—Colombia, Mexico and Brazil—are likely to reveal a distemper stemming …

Latin America

Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to Europe

Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma said he plans to take his fight against Venezuela's socialist government to Europe after he escaped house arrest …

Venezuela

Ahead of Congressional Vote, Colombia Court Approves Peace Tribunals

<b>Bogota:</b> Colombia‘s constitutional court said in a ruling late on Tuesday that special justice tribunals outlined in a peace deal between the …

Colombia

Could there be a Venezuelan refugee crisis?

Several Latin American countries fear that the crisis in Venezuela will unleash a wave of refugees. Colombia wants to help, but it fears proposed …

Venezuela

How One Skincare Line Is Changing the Lives Of Former Cocaine Farmers in Colombia

Despite President <b>Juan Manuel Santos</b> efforts to bring peace at last in Colombia, the war on drug is still a constant battle. With a record 12-ton cocaine seized just one week ago – the biggest in Colombia's history – it's safe to say the drug trade is still infiltrated in the lives of many, …

Agriculture

Colombian President: No Magic Wand to Solve Venezuela's Crisis

Noble Prize winner Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos began a world tour visiting UK, Portugal and the Middle East after he had achieved peace in …

Latin America

COLOMBIA: An Implosion In Venezuela Would Affect The Peace Process - Santos

(RTTNews) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos expressed concern about the situation in Venezuela amid fears that an "implosion" in the neighboring country could affect the peace process involving the Colombian government and former guerrilla groups.<p>"If there is an implosion in Venezuela, it is …

Venezuela

Columbian officials seize more than $469 million in cocaine

According to President Juan Manual Santos, the illegal haul – found buried in four banana plantations in Antioquia in the country’s north – is valued …

Latin America

Here's why the Paradise papers matter

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists plans to open the Paradise Papers for public access next week, ratcheting up the global …

Corruption

Colombia Reports A Historic Seizure Of Cocaine: More Than 13 Tons

Colombia says it has made the biggest drug bust in its history, after seizing 13.4 tons of cocaine at farms northwest of Medellin on Wednesday. The drugs are worth more than a third of a billion dollars, according to President Juan Manuel Santos.<p>Santos said that the illegal merchandise, "valued at …

News

How Colombia, Once Consumed by Violence, Became Your Next Destination

On the heels of an historic peace agreement, Colombia now works to shed a reputation reinforced by decades of negative media.<p>In 2008, Colombia's tourism board launched a series of commercials touting the country's natural and cultural wonders. In them, visitors and locals, with thick accents …

Travel

How Colombia's Largest Coke Bust Will Affect Supply Worldwide

We did some math and talked to drug policy experts about how the latest 12-ton haul would affect global consumers.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>On Wednesday, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos announced that his country's police force had seized 12 tons of cocaine—supposedly the …

Colombia

Colombia seizes largest stash of cocaine ever

<b>The Colombian government says it has located 12 tons of cocaine in the largest drug seizure in the country's history.</b><p>The drugs were found buried in four banana plantations in the north of the country, close to the routes used to smuggle cocaine to the US.<p>President Juan Manuel Santos said it was the …

News

At least four dead, 18 missing in Colombia landslide

BOGOTA: A landslide killed at least four people and left 18 missing in southwest Colombia, authorities said on Wednesday, as the country grappled …

Colombia

Last Colombia rebels ready to respect ceasefire : leader

Despite warning a ceasefire in Colombia is at “serious risk” of collapse, the leader of the country’s last rebel group says it will respect the truce …

Latin America

Colombia just seized $360m worth of cocaine bound for the U.S.—but what are the biggest drug busts ever?

Colombia’s security forces will be giving themselves a big pat on the back after seizing 12 tons of cocaine buried across four banana plantations in …

Colombia

Colombia mudslide: Four missing as Corinto inundated

<b>Four people are missing and at least 26 have been injured after a mudslide swept through the town of Corinto in south-western Cauca province.</b><p>Emergency workers said the La Paila river burst its banks and swept mud, boulders and branches through the town's centre.<p>Landslides are not unusual in the …

South America

Paradise Papers leak: U-M experts can discuss

<b>EXPERTS ADVISORY</b>University of Michigan experts are available to comment on the disclosure of the Paradise Papers by the International Consortium of …

U.S. Treasury

Paradise Papers — what you need to know

So far the Paradise Papers have shown that the complex world of global tax evasion is a much bigger business than supposed. The leaked files are …

Corruption

Colombia’s Coca Boom

Over the last seven years, the government of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has worked strenuously to dissociate the country from its image …

Latin America

Huge leak shows tax secrets of super rich

A huge leak of 13.4 million documents from an offshore law firm and a trust company in Singapore is drawing comparisons to last year's Panama Papers …

Corruption

Canada government facing resistance from Senate over pot law

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government's plan to legalize recreational marijuana by next July could be in jeopardy, with opposition brewing among some in the Senate and concerns that the deadline to pass the bill is rapidly approaching.<p>The Senate's approval is needed to pass laws though it does …

World News

Colombia's Peacemakers Are Losing Their Mojo

Political entropy is undermining the pact to end the hemisphere's longest insurgency.<p>Since ending Latin America’s longest shooting war, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has been feted around the globe, winning the Nobel Peace Prize and fancy honorary degrees from the likes of the Sorbonne and …

Colombia

New 100,000-Bolivar Note Worth $2.42 (Now) Coming to Venezuela

A Venezuela bolivar note worth $2.42 on the black market will begin circulating as early as Thursday, lightening the load for people who carry …

Venezuela