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Peace talks

Santos welcomes FARC ceasefire, but rejects foreign observers
Dec 18, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos welcomes FARC ceasefire, but rejects foreign observers

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday that the national government “appreciates” a unilateral ceasefire announced by the FARC, but does not accept the rebels’ condition of international observers to verify the  Full Article »

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Santos’ policies approved in latest poll, but rejected in every other
Dec 10, 2014 Ξ Comments

Santos’ policies approved in latest poll, but rejected in every other

posted by Adriaan Alsema

President Juan Manuel Santos can count on the approval of 56% of Colombia’s citizens, while 42% disapproves of his policies, according to pollster CNC. Other recent polls have claimed almost opposite numbers.

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Palestine asks Colombia to recognize statehood
Dec 8, 2014 Ξ Comments

Palestine asks Colombia to recognize statehood

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Palestinian representatives on Sunday welcomed Colombia’s decision to elevate Palestine’s status to “diplomatic mission,” but asked the South American country to fully recognize statehood of the territory occupied by neighboring Israel.

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Santos begins Latin America tour
Dec 5, 2014 Ξ Comments

Santos begins Latin America tour

posted by Juan Pablo Acevedo

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos, began today a tour through Latin America that will take him to Ecuador, Mexico and Peru, before its conclusion in Miami.

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Peace talks resume; Uribe calls for rebellion against Santos government
Dec 4, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Peace talks resume; Uribe calls for rebellion against Santos government

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Former president Alvaro Uribe on Thursday called out for a rebellion against the government of his successor Juan Manuel Santos over the recent capture and release of a general by FARC  Full Article »

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Santos flip-flops on Colombia’s ‘political’ drug-trafficking crimes
Dec 4, 2014 Ξ Comments

Santos flip-flops on Colombia’s ‘political’ drug-trafficking crimes

posted by Robin Llewellyn

President Juan Manuel Santos has claimed he did not make “any specific proposal” that drug-trafficking be treated as a political crime, following fierce criticism of his comments that “flexibility” be  Full Article »

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Santos tells Colombia’s military that disloyal members will be sacked
Dec 4, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos tells Colombia’s military that disloyal members will be sacked

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Amid ongoing unrest inside Colombia’s military over peace talks with rebel group FARC, President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Wednesday that all cases of disloyalty and lack of discipline within the military will  Full Article »

Economy

Santos signs Colombia’s underfunded 2015 fiscal budget
Dec 3, 2014 Ξ Comments

Santos signs Colombia’s underfunded 2015 fiscal budget

posted by Juan Pablo Acevedo

President Juan Manuel Santos signed off on the 2015’s fiscal budget for Colombia which funding relies on the approval of a controversial tax reform.

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Dec 3, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

General’s FARC capture a ‘closed chapter’ for Santos, but not for everybody

posted by Craig Corbett

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday said the resignation of General Ruben Dario Alzate means his capture by FARC rebels little over two weeks ago is a “closed chapter.” However,  Full Article »

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Nov 26, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia general held by FARC to be released Saturday

posted by Joel Gillin

President Juan Manuel Santos has ordered a suspension of military operations in the coastal region of Choco and confirmed that General Rubio Dario Alzate, held by the FARC since November 16, will be  Full Article »

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