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Santos promises ‘soon’ results in ongoing corruption battle
Oct 28, 2014 Ξ Comments

Santos promises ‘soon’ results in ongoing corruption battle

posted by Adriaan Alsema

President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday announced new measures to combat ongoing corruption in Colombia “so we will see far-stretching consequences, and soon.”

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Crime in Colombia cities dropped 25% in 1 week: Santos
Oct 26, 2014 Ξ Comments

Crime in Colombia cities dropped 25% in 1 week: Santos

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Crime in Colombia’s 11 biggest cities has dropped 25% in the first week of a recently kicked off offensive against urban crime, President Juan Manuel Santos claimed on Saturday.

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Santos strikes surprising deal with Inspector General over Colombia peace talks
Oct 24, 2014 Ξ Comments

Santos strikes surprising deal with Inspector General over Colombia peace talks

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos and Inspector General Alejandro Ordoñez reached an understanding on Thursday, in a turn of events that could facilitate a successful conclusion of an ongoing peace process  Full Article »

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Uribe rejects Santos’ invitation to discuss peace
Oct 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe rejects Santos’ invitation to discuss peace

posted by Emil Foget

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has rejected an invitation from President Juan Manuel Santos to discuss ongoing peace talks with the FARC, calling it a “false gesture,” local radio station Santa Fe  Full Article »

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Colombia coalition calls Uribe ‘hypocrite’ following FARC peace talks leaks
Oct 22, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombia coalition calls Uribe ‘hypocrite’ following FARC peace talks leaks

posted by Joel Gillin

In a surprise debate in Colombia’s Congress, the ruling coalition accused senator and former President Alvaro Uribe of hypocrisy, pointing out the that former president was making similar concessions to rebel groups  Full Article »

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Colombia’s ‘Marshal Plan for Peace’ begins to take shape
Oct 21, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombia’s ‘Marshal Plan for Peace’ begins to take shape

posted by Samuel Moldovan

Colombia’s courtship of foreign investment to finance its redevelopment after 50 years of civil war has begun to pay off as several European countries and organizations are committing funds to the effort.

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Santos invites Uribe to talk peace
Oct 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos invites Uribe to talk peace

posted by Samuel Moldovan

In an apparent attempt to ease opposition to ongoing peace talks with rebel group FARC, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos invited his bitter rival, ex-president Alvaro Uribe, to sit down with him  Full Article »

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Uribe offered FARC congressional seats
Oct 20, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe offered FARC congressional seats

posted by Emil Foget

Newly published documents prove that former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe offered rebel group FARC congressional seats and an exemption from extradition in the event the rebels agreed to make peace with the former  Full Article »

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Colombia only country to donate to UN’s Ebola fund
Oct 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia only country to donate to UN’s Ebola fund

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia is the only country in the world which has donated to the United Nations’ trust fund to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to Reuters news agency.

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Oct 15, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

ELN says negotiations with Colombia govt show ‘minimal’ progress

posted by Craig Corbett

An ELN commander on Wednesday said that little progress has been made in talks between government authorities and ELN rebels, and that talks are going progressing slowly.

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