Posts by Category: Colombia news»

Peace talks

Uribe’s 68 objections to Colombia’s preliminary peace deals
Oct 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Uribe’s 68 objections to Colombia’s preliminary peace deals

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia’s former President Alvaro Uribe has released a list of “capitulations” the government is allegedly making to the “narco-terrorist” rebel group FARC.

News

Nestle workers meet in Colombia, urge protection for unions
Oct 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Nestle workers meet in Colombia, urge protection for unions

posted by Joel Gillin

Nestle workers from around the continent have met in the Colombian capital to build unity and coordinate their efforts against the policies of the multinational, the Colombian food industry union  Full Article »

News

Colombia senate secretary loses it after reporter reveals sexual harassment allegations
Oct 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia senate secretary loses it after reporter reveals sexual harassment allegations

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Following revelations of alleged sexual harassment in Colombia’s Senate, the secretary suspected of the abuse on Thursday heard he also has to respond for allegedly threatening the journalist who revealed the  Full Article »

Business

Colombia increases Chinese and Mexican oil exports amid US slowdown
Oct 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia increases Chinese and Mexican oil exports amid US slowdown

posted by Samuel Moldovan

Compared to the first six months of 2013, the value of Colombian oil exports to China rose 61% and 262% to Mexico amid a global slowdown in crude prices and  Full Article »

Culture

Medellin close to bringing Rolling Stones to Colombia: Mayor
Oct 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin close to bringing Rolling Stones to Colombia: Mayor

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Medellin is close to bringing one of rock n’ roll’s best groups in history, the Rolling Stones, to Colombia’s second largest city, Mayor Anibal Gaviria claimed Thursday.

News

Uribe is ‘Colombia’s best-ever president’ say neo-paramilitaries in mass death threat
Oct 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Uribe is ‘Colombia’s best-ever president’ say neo-paramilitaries in mass death threat

posted by Craig Corbett

Neo-paramilitary group the “Aguilas Negras” sent a death threat to 99 human rights workers and politicians, while praising Colombia’s “best-ever president,” Senator Alvaro Uribe.

Peace talks

Half of FARC’s political body in Cuba, more leaders reported to join talks
Oct 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Half of FARC’s political body in Cuba, more leaders reported to join talks

posted by Adriaan Alsema

As six more FARC commanders joined peace talks with Colombia’s government in Cuba this week, local media reported that the rebels plan to send more members of their political leadership to Havana. PROFILE: FARC Among  Full Article »

News

Thousands evacuated amid fears southwest Colombia volcanoes might erupt
Oct 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Thousands evacuated amid fears southwest Colombia volcanoes might erupt

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Authorities in southwest Colombia ordered the evacuation of around 12,000 people living near the Chiles and Cerro Negro volcanoes on the border with Ecuador, amid fears that recent volcanic activity may result in  Full Article »

News

Brazil arrests top Colombia drug lord
Oct 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Brazil arrests top Colombia drug lord

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Brazil authorities arrested Marcos Figueroa, one of Colombia’s most politically powerful drug lords, in the city of Boa Vista on Wednesday.

News

Bogota bus strike lifted after transport companies strike deal with mayor
Oct 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Bogota bus strike lifted after transport companies strike deal with mayor

posted by Joel Gillin

A three-day bus strike in the Colombian capital of Bogota was lifted Wednesday night after an agreement was reached between the mayor and the small bus companies protesting new transport  Full Article »

News in Colombia
Sign up for the free weekly email from Colombia Reports.