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Colombia’s dismayed reaction to FARC attack killing 11
Apr 16, 2015 Ξ 1 Comment

Colombia’s dismayed reaction to FARC attack killing 11

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

The FARC guerrillas have thrown a bucket of cold water at Colombia’s hope for peace through their killing of 11 soldiers on Wednesday, say national media, while 61.8% of Colombians surveyed  Full Article »

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Obama ‘celebrated’ Colombia’s peace talks progress in meeting with Santos
Apr 13, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Obama ‘celebrated’ Colombia’s peace talks progress in meeting with Santos

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

United States President Barack Obama on Saturday “celebrated” Colombia’s peace progress in a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the 7th Americas Summit in Panama.

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Did Santos make Colombia safer or more insecure?
Apr 13, 2015 Ξ 1 Comment

Did Santos make Colombia safer or more insecure?

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Colombia’s conservative opposition has insisted that security in the country has worsened. The allegations have been cast off as “lies” by President Juan Manuel Santos, but the Deputy Minister of Defense was forced admitted  Full Article »

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Conservatives abandon Santos, slashing government senate majority
Apr 13, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Conservatives abandon Santos, slashing government senate majority

posted by Ardalan Al-Jaf

Colombia’s Conservative party has taken seat in the country’s opposition bench, leaving the coalition of President Juan Manuel Santos who the conservatives say has become increasingly “inept and corrupt.”

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Justice main obstacle in securing Colombia peace deal: Santos
Apr 9, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Justice main obstacle in securing Colombia peace deal: Santos

posted by Ardalan Al-Jaf

The main obstacle to signing a peace deal with Colombian rebel group FARC is getting the Marxist group to accept punishment for crimes that have occurred over the half century war,  Full Article »

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Santos extends suspension of air strikes against FARC
Apr 9, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Santos extends suspension of air strikes against FARC

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday announced he would be extending a suspension of air strikes against rebel group FARC, which is holding peace talks with the government.

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US sanctions against Venezuela ‘counterproductive': Santos
Apr 9, 2015 Ξ No Comments

US sanctions against Venezuela ‘counterproductive': Santos

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday labeled recent US sanctions against Venezuela “counterproductive,” reinforcing an opinion that has previously been expressed by his administration.

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Why Colombians don’t like their president
Apr 8, 2015 Ξ 1 Comment

Why Colombians don’t like their president

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos, has suffered abysmal approval ratings ever since he came into office in 2010. According to a recent poll, this is mainly because Colombians feel he fails to  Full Article »

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Santos celebrates Pope’s ‘encouraging’ visit to Colombia
Apr 6, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Santos celebrates Pope’s ‘encouraging’ visit to Colombia

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos celebrated the announcement of plans for Pope Francis to travel to Colombia, as the Catholic Church leader urged Colombia to “not lose energy or hope”  Full Article »

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Is Santos’ latest coalition partner the cherry on Colombia’s corruption pie?
Apr 6, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Is Santos’ latest coalition partner the cherry on Colombia’s corruption pie?

posted by Talor Gruenwald

After years of refusal and half a year ahead of local elections, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos has invited a notoriously shady political party to join his coalition.

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