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Santos works out emergency plan to address Colombia’s drought, El Niño
Jul 24, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos works out emergency plan to address Colombia’s drought, El Niño

posted by Emily Dugdale

President Santos was set to convene an emergency cabinet meeting on Thursday to address a severe drought already affecting over 110 municipalities in Colombia.

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Jailed ‘peace talks hacker’ transferred to bunker ‘for security reasons’
Jul 23, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Jailed ‘peace talks hacker’ transferred to bunker ‘for security reasons’

posted by Tim Hinchliffe

Jailed hacker Andres Fernando Sepulveda was transferred to a bunker of Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office from his prison cell over matters of security, Colombian media reported on Wednesday.

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Liberal party looks to legalize medical marijuana in Colombia
Jul 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Liberal party looks to legalize medical marijuana in Colombia

posted by Emily Dugdale

Colombia’s Liberal Party will support a new bill to legalize medical marijuana in the country, local media reported on Monday.

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Jul 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos inaugurates Colombia Congress, calls on lawmakers to support peace

posted by Adriaan Alsema

President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday inaugurated Colombia’s new Congress. The president called on the legislators, elected in what observers called the most fraudulent elections in recent history, to support ongoing  Full Article »

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Colombia’s education budget to rise $800m, surpass defense budget: proposal
Jul 15, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s education budget to rise $800m, surpass defense budget: proposal

posted by Emily Dugdale

Colombia has proposed a national education budget that will for the first time surpass that of the defense and police sector, local media reported.

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President Santos appoints first minister to Colombia govt after re-election
Jul 15, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

President Santos appoints first minister to Colombia govt after re-election

posted by Tim Hinchliffe

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos appointed the first minister to his new cabinet since being re-elected last month, according to a statement from the President late on Monday.

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Peace process alone will not solve humanitarian crisis in northwest Colombia: UN
Jul 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Peace process alone will not solve humanitarian crisis in northwest Colombia: UN

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

The United Nations warned President Juan Manuel Santos Thursday that Colombia’s ongoing peace process with the FARC rebel group, the country’s largest, will not be sufficient to adress the deepening humanitarian crisis in  Full Article »

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Colombia authorized to continue destroying illegal mining machinery: Supreme Court
Jul 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia authorized to continue destroying illegal mining machinery: Supreme Court

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Colombia’s Supreme Court authorized the continuation of destroying machines used in illegal mining activities, according to local media reports on Friday. 

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60% of Colombian teachers don’t speak English: Education Minister
Jul 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

60% of Colombian teachers don’t speak English: Education Minister

posted by Emily Dugdale

Just one day after the launch of a new bilingual initiative, Colombia’s minister of education announced that more than half of the country’s teachers do not speak English.

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Santos outlines Colombia’s 2015 budget, emphasizes social spending
Jul 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos outlines Colombia’s 2015 budget, emphasizes social spending

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

President Juan Manuel Santos told Colombia his administration’s roughly $90-billion budget proposal for 2015 is meant to “achieve peace with prosperity,” placing a special emphasis on social spending, according to local media.

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