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Colombia general held by FARC to be released Saturday
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 »

News

Santos announces ‘pilot’ coca substitution program in southern Colombia
Nov 26, 2014 Ξ Comments

Santos announces ‘pilot’ coca substitution program in southern Colombia

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday announced a “pilot” program for illicit crop substitution in the southern state of Putumayo, claiming there will be “no more need” for fumigation with  Full Article »

Peace talks

FARC promises to not leave negotiations before peace is agreed
Nov 24, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

FARC promises to not leave negotiations before peace is agreed

posted by Joel Gillin

The FARC rebel group promised on Sunday to remain at the negotiating table in Havana, Cuba, until a “political and social agreement” on peace has been reached with the Colombian  Full Article »

Peace talks

‘I hope the impasse will soon be resolved': Santos
Nov 19, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

‘I hope the impasse will soon be resolved': Santos

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Wednesday his willingness to resolve the ongoing crisis in peace talks with FARC rebels and return to the negotiation table as soon as it’s possible.

News

Santos lying about social housing projects: Colombia opposition
Nov 14, 2014 Ξ Comments

Santos lying about social housing projects: Colombia opposition

posted by Victoria McKenzie

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos has finished only 10% of the 75,000 subsidized homes the head of state claims to have constructed, according to the leftist opposition.

Guests

The dark side of Santos’ visit to Europe
Nov 9, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

The dark side of Santos’ visit to Europe

posted by Viviana Viera and Lucho Ziegler

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has just finished a five days marathon tour of Europe. The official purpose of his tour was to collect money for the ongoing peace process  Full Article »

News

The problems facing Colombia’s public universities
Nov 6, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

The problems facing Colombia’s public universities

posted by Joel Gillin

As education reform is put on the back burner, the core problems affecting Colombia’s system of higher education continue to fester as public universities continue to expand and budgets fail  Full Article »

Peace talks

Brussels, Berlin back Colombia’s peace efforts after Santos visit
Nov 5, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Brussels, Berlin back Colombia’s peace efforts after Santos visit

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has received political support from the European Parliament and the German government for his peace efforts with the FARC as his whirlwind European tour enters  Full Article »

Elections

Santos received campaign donation from money launderer: Report
Nov 3, 2014 Ξ Comments

Santos received campaign donation from money launderer: Report

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos’ 2010 campaign received a donation from a businessman who has been investigated for money laundering, according to Semana columnist Daniel Coronell.

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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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