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Santos announces $493M cut in Colombia government spending
Sep 30, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos announces $493M cut in Colombia government spending

posted by Matthew Sterne

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Monday that the government is planning to cut down operating costs by $493 million.

Business

International trade fair kicks off in Bogota
Sep 29, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

International trade fair kicks off in Bogota

posted by Joel Gillin

The International Fair of Bogota (FIB) kicked off in Colombia’s capital on Monday, bringing together more than 700 companies from 15 countries to showcase the latest in industrial machinery, infrastructure technology, and  Full Article »

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Sep 25, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos promotes Colombia peace talks at UN General Assembly

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombia’s president on Thursday presented the United Nations General Assembly the advances made in peace talks with rebel group FARC, as a bit of good news in a world caught up in  Full Article »

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Santos aims to create fund for Colombia’s post-conflict ecosystem
Sep 25, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos aims to create fund for Colombia’s post-conflict ecosystem

posted by Matthew Sterne

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday suggested an initiative to recuperate the wildlife and environment following decades of armed conflict.

Peace talks

Colombia government, FARC release preliminary peace deals
Sep 24, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia government, FARC release preliminary peace deals

posted by Emil Foget

Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group FARC on Wednesday published the partial agreements made during ongoing peace talks.

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Santos assures extrajudicial killings will not be tried in military courts
Sep 24, 2014 Ξ Comments

Santos assures extrajudicial killings will not be tried in military courts

posted by Craig Corbett

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos vowed this week that cases related to extra-judicial killings and human rights breaches committed by the Colombian military would never be tried in military courts.

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US should review Colombia travel warning: President Santos
Sep 24, 2014 Ξ Comments

US should review Colombia travel warning: President Santos

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombia’s president asked the United States vice president to review the alert the US has placed on Colombia for their tourists.

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Santos to discuss Colombia peace talks with UN’s Ban Ki-moon
Sep 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos to discuss Colombia peace talks with UN’s Ban Ki-moon

posted by Joel Gillin

As world leaders flock to New York for the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, local media reported Monday that President Juan Manuel Santos is scheduled to meet Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon  Full Article »

Colombia news

FARC rebels claim responsibility for attack, deny alliance with Urabeños
Sep 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

FARC rebels claim responsibility for attack, deny alliance with Urabeños

posted by Craig Corbett

Colombia’s largest guerrilla group, the FARC, on Sunday denied links with neo-paramilitary group the Urabeños after an attack last week that left at least seven policemen dead and five more injured.

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Poverty levels continue to fall in Colombia: Government
Sep 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Poverty levels continue to fall in Colombia: Government

posted by Craig Corbett

Colombian authorities on Wednesday reported that poverty levels in the country are lower than those of the previous year.

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