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Colombia Uribe follower denounces members of his own party for accepting bribes from Santos
Jan 24, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia Uribe follower denounces members of his own party for accepting bribes from Santos

posted by Taran Volckhausen

Centro Democratico congressional candidate Ernesto Macias, a close friend of former President Alvaro Uribe, has denounced two Uribe followers in congress for accepting bribes and government positions from President Santos  Full Article »

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Santos ‘emphatically rejects’ accusations linking general with false positives scandal
Oct 10, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Santos ‘emphatically rejects’ accusations linking general with false positives scandal

posted by Charlie de Rivaz

Colombia’s President has rejected the accusations made against the former commander of the country’s armed forces, General Freddy Padilla, that he was actively involved in the “false positives” scandal.

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Colombia pays Ecuador $15 million for damages from aerial spraying
Sep 14, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia pays Ecuador $15 million for damages from aerial spraying

posted by Charlie de Rivaz

Colombia has given Ecuador $15 million after Colombian anti-narcotics fumigation planes dropped herbicides along the border between the two countries and harmed crops and people in Ecuador.

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Apr 9, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Peace talks with ELN sooner rather than later: Santos

posted by Hannah Mead

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday said he hopes to initiate peace talks with the country’s second largest rebel group ELN “sooner rather than later.” This is the first  Full Article »

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Apr 5, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

President Santos accuses Alvaro Uribe of spreading lies

posted by Hannah Mead

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday directly accused ex-President Alvaro Uribe of spreading false information in an attempt to affect politics. Santos condemned Uribe by name for fabricating a  Full Article »

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Mar 21, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

100,000 free homes officially being constructed in Colombia

posted by Parker Crooks

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday signed the last three building contracts to fully implement his plan to build 100,000 free houses for the poor. In the northern Colombian  Full Article »

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Mar 20, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

(DNP)Economic growth could exceed 3.8%: Juan Manuel Santo

posted by Hannah Mead

Colombia’s president was Wednesday optimistic about the overall economic growth results for 2012. In spite of predictions as low as 2.8%, Santos believes growth could exceed 3.8%. “Tomorrow we will  Full Article »

Peace talks

Jan 15, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

US reaffirms support for Santos in peace process

posted by Jacob Stringer

The Secretary of State for Latin America said Tuesday that the U.S. is standing by to assist the peace process in Colombia. The Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson talking to  Full Article »

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Dec 6, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia most successful country in fight against drugs: President Santos

posted by Narayan Buckley

President Juan Manuel Santos says that Colombia is the most succesful country in the fight against drug trafficking at a forum for international anti- corruption day on Thursday, reported W Radio.  Full Article »

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Oct 22, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Bogota’s mayor tweets more concerns about national government

posted by Rob Edmond

Mayor of Colombia’s capital Bogota Gustavo Petro, on Monday once again expressed his distrust in the national government’s competence through the social networking site Twitter. In his most recent set  Full Article »

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