Articles Tagged 'Colombia'

Opposition supporters clash with police during protests against unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro in San Cristobal

Venezuelan protests against government leave three dead

April 20, 2017

Two Venezuelan students and a National Guard sergeant died on Wednesday after being shot during protests against unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro, increasing turmoil in…READ MORE
Colombian authorities say abortions were carried out on women fighters with no medication

Colombia: Spain agrees to extradite Farc ‘abortions nurse’

January 29, 2017
Spain has agreed to extradite to Colombia a former Farc rebel accused of carrying out 300 forced abortions on women fighters, some of them underage.…READ MORE

Colombia government, rebels in crisis talks after ‘no’ to peace deal

October 5, 2016
Colombia’s government and Marxist guerrillas went back to the drawing board on Tuesday after a peace deal they painstakingly negotiated over four years was rejected…READ MORE

Definitive ceasefire takes effect in Colombia after 52 years

August 29, 2016

A ceasefire has come into effect in Colombia between the main leftist rebel group and the government, ending one of the world’s longest insurgencies. The…READ MORE

Returned check raises new questions into prostitution scandal

October 12, 2014

The father of a White House advance team member connected to the Secret Service prostitution scandal was refunded a hefty Obama campaign donation, records show,…READ MORE

Colombia tries peace talks with FARC rebels to end long conflict

October 14, 2012
By Jack Kimball, Reuters BOGOTA | Colombia’s government and Marxist rebels will sit down this week to start peace talks aimed at ending nearly half a century of conflict after a 10-year military offensive against the guerrillas failed to deliver a coup de grace.
President Juan Manuel Santos is attempting what many other leaders have tried but failed to…READ MORE

Colombia president announces peace talks with FARC rebels

September 5, 2012
By Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times
BOGOTA, Colombia — Prospects for an end to more than four decades of armed rebellion in Colombia inched closer to reality Tuesday as President Juan Manuel Santos announced that his government had agreed to start peace talks with the country’s largest insurgent group. The first open negotiations in a decade between the government and …

Colombia agrees to hold peace talks with Farc rebels

August 28, 2012
BBC News Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has confirmed his government is holding exploratory talks with the country’s largest rebel group, the Farc.
In an address on state TV, Mr Santos said he was fulfilling his “duty to seek peace”. Media reports say a deal on further talks was reached in Cuba. The Farc have been fighting the Colombian…READ MORE

Colombia’s Farc rebels release hostages

April 3, 2012
BBC News Colombia’s leftist Farc rebels have released their last 10 police and military hostages.
The captives were collected from the jungle by a Brazilian military helicopter and flown to safety. They were welcomed by their relatives at the city of Villavicencio and given medical checks before being flown on to the capital, Bogota. President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed…READ MORE

Obama signs free-trade pacts

October 22, 2011
By Tim Devaney-The Washington Times President Obama on Friday signed the nation’s largest free-trade agreement since NAFTA — and the first of his administration — withSouth Korea, Colombia and Panama.
“These trade agreements will significantly boost American exports, support tens of thousands of American jobs and protect labor rights, the environment and intellectual property,” the White House said in…READ MORE

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