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Colombian town still without water after 22 months

posted by Narayan Buckley

While politicians on Monday played the blame game, residents of the small Colombian town of Yopal are close to breaking point, as they approach the two year mark without running  Full Article »


Uribe divorced from reality: Colombia housing minister

posted by Narayan Buckley

The Colombian government of President Juan Manuel Santos and former president Alvaro Uribe on Monday traded barbs once again, this time over the construction of free houses for the poor.  Full Article »


More hats in the ring for 2014 presidency

posted by Benjy Hansen-Bundy

All eyes are on four Colombian politicians who are aiming to keep the 2014 presidency out of the hands of anyone associated with the divisive former president Alvaro Uribe. German  Full Article »


Free houses for Colombia’s poor not vote buying: Santos

posted by Narayan Buckley

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday denied accusations that the government is providing free housing to the poor as a cynical vote-buying tactic ahead of the 2014 presidential elections.  Full Article »


Colombia govt. to finish building 100K free homes

posted by Jacob Stringer

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday announced that $959 million has been allocated to build the final 25,000 out of 100,000 homes for Colombia’s poor and said that it  Full Article »


Colombia’s interior minister survives near helicopter crash (VIDEO)

posted by Caitlin Trent

Colombia’s Housing Minister survived a spectacular helicopter mishap Thursday. A helicopter carrying Housing Minister German Vargas almost crashed into the ground after take-off but was allegedly saved by the pilot’s  Full Article »


Ex-paramilitary leader refuses to testify against housing minister

posted by Esteban Refshauge

A captured paramilitary leader has refused to testify in the preliminary investigation against Colombia’s housing minister who has been accused of ties to the warlord, reported local media Wednesday. The  Full Article »


Santos ratifies Vargas as Housing MInister, announces Garzon joins cabinet

posted by Courtney Scott

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday ratified the position of Housing Minister German Vargas and announced that Luis Eduardo Garzon will join the cabinet. During a local radio broadcast,  Full Article »


Business man denies knowledge of Vargas ‘plot’

posted by Joey O'Gorman

Colombia’s northern Barranquilla businessman Rafael McCausland denied knowledge of the alleged plot against Housing Minister German Vargas Lleras, the prosecutor general heard on Friday. According to the housing minister, McCausland would  Full Article »


Supreme Court investigates Colombia’s housing minister, per his request

posted by Victoria Rossi

Colombia’s Supreme Court will investigate the country’s housing minister for his alleged ties to paramilitary groups, local media reported Wednesday. The court’s investigation comes at the request of minister German  Full Article »