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News

Farmers end strike in southwest Colombia, but remain skeptical of government
May 13, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Farmers end strike in southwest Colombia, but remain skeptical of government

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Farmers currently negotiating with the government have ended strikes in the southwest of Colombia on Monday after coming to an agreement with the government.

News

In last ditch effort, Santos asks for strikes to be called off
Apr 29, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

In last ditch effort, Santos asks for strikes to be called off

posted by Daniel E Freeman

Approaching what could snowball into nation-wide strikes across different industries resembling the disastrous final months of 2013, President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday asked farmers to call off any strikes.

Business

‘No reason for rice strikes’: Colombia’s Agriculture Minister
Apr 10, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

‘No reason for rice strikes’: Colombia’s Agriculture Minister

posted by Andrew Wight

Colombia’s Agriculture Minister on late Wednesday evening signed an agreement with the country’s millers to ensure an immediate government purchase all rice production within the country, in a bid to  Full Article »

News

Santos scolds rural leaders for statements on FARC peace talks and Colombia’s economy
Mar 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos scolds rural leaders for statements on FARC peace talks and Colombia’s economy

posted by Mimi Yagoub

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos reprimanded rural leaders on Monday for implying that his government has been negotiating the nation’s economic model with the peace delegation of the rebel group  Full Article »

News

New round of strikes loom for Colombia’s ‘disastrous’ agricultural sector
Mar 7, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

New round of strikes loom for Colombia’s ‘disastrous’ agricultural sector

posted by Alexandra Jolly

The prospect of another nationwide strike is looming in Colombia’s near future, as the nation’s agriculture sector continues to face what the minister of agriculture recently referred to as “disastrous”  Full Article »

News

Colombia’s rural, ethnic communities call for agricultural reform, human rights
Feb 10, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s rural, ethnic communities call for agricultural reform, human rights

posted by Mimi Yagoub

“To strengthen the proposal of the people and advance in unity, we will head to the Agrarian Summit: rural, ethnic and laborer” : such is the motto of this month’s  Full Article »

Business

Colombian farmers ‘under serious threat’ from free trade agreement: Agricultural organizer
Dec 5, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Colombian farmers ‘under serious threat’ from free trade agreement: Agricultural organizer

posted by Andrew Wight

As President Juan Manuel Santos wraps up his trip to the United States, promoting the benefits of deepening trade trade ties between the two countries, farm leaders back in Colombia  Full Article »

News

New bill allows Colombia criminals to keep 5% of seized property value
Nov 27, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

New bill allows Colombia criminals to keep 5% of seized property value

posted by Philipp Zwehl

Criminals could be allowed to keep 5% of the value of property confiscated by authorities, according to a new bill passed through Colombia’s Congress.

Peace talks

Colombia govt and FARC sign deal on rebels’ political participation
Nov 6, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia govt and FARC sign deal on rebels’ political participation

posted by Daniel E Freeman

Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group FARC signed a landmark agreement on Wednesday that is supposed to guarantee the guerrilla group’s political participation. The accord is the second  Full Article »

Peace talks

‘Exciting but frightening times for Colombia’: US congressional hearing
Oct 25, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

‘Exciting but frightening times for Colombia’: US congressional hearing

posted by Peter Bolton

A hearing held at the US House of Representatives on Thursday produced a number of contrasting ideas about the success of US policy toward Colombia.