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Apr 9, 2013 Ξ No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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 »

Economy

Mar 20, 2013 Ξ No Comments

(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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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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Aug 27, 2012 Ξ No Comments

Colombia’s ELN rebels also willing to talk peace: Reuters

posted by Courtney Scott

Colombia’s second-largest guerrilla group ELN said that it is willing to hold unconditional peace talks, but refuses to end criminal activity before starting negotiations, reported newswire Reuters Monday. According to  Full Article »

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Aug 23, 2012 Ξ No Comments

Santos replaces investigated ambassador to Peru

posted by Joey O'Gorman

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday appointed a replacement for the ambassador to Peru who recently resigned to face charges related to his alleged ties to paramilitary groups. Former  Full Article »

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Jul 10, 2012 Ξ No Comments

Santos appoints 200 foreign students as ambassadors of Colombia

posted by Katharina Wecker

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos nominated 200 foreign students travelling as part of a cultural exchange to be ambassadors of the country. “From this moment on, all of you are appointed  Full Article »

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