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[ad_1] “[The Secretary-General] commends the parties for their determination to end this long-standing conflict. He congratulates all those who have constructively participated in the dialogue that led to the new agreement, “said a statement released this evening by a UN spokesperson, who noted that the new agreement was reached as a result. broad consultations with …

[ad_1] Santos, who announced the new deal in a televised address Tuesday night, said the signed pact should be submitted to Congress for approval. Santos’ coalition holds the balance of power in Congress, so the deal is likely to pass. A peace deal negotiated earlier this year with FARC rebels was narrowly defeated by Colombian …

[ad_1] The Colombian government and left-wing rebels said they would sign a modified peace deal on Thursday despite strong resistance from former President Alvaro Uribe. The signing ceremony promises to be more subdued than the heavily symbolic one that several heads of state attended in September in the colonial city of Cartagena. Reflecting the darker …

[ad_1] Colombian police guard Electricaribe’s main offices.Hugo Penso (EFE) More information The Colombian government has temporarily taken control of the ailing electricity distribution company Electricaribe, 85.38% owned by the Spanish electricity company Gas Natural Fenosa. Tuesday’s decision by the Superintendency of Residential Utilities, or SSP, Colombia’s utility regulator, was aimed at ensuring continuity of electricity …

[ad_1] November 13, 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised the efforts of the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) to conclude an amended peace agreement that incorporates good many of the proposals from groups representing Colombians who voted “No” in the October 2 plebiscite, Ban spokesman said today. …

[ad_1] A new peace deal between the Colombian government and left-wing Farc guerrillas aims to broaden support after voters narrowly rejected an original deal last month ending more than 50 years of conflict. Government and rebel negotiators announced on Saturday evening in Havana that they had agreed on a series of changes to the original …

[ad_1] The Colombian government and Marxist FARC rebels said on Saturday they agreed to a revised peace deal to end a 52-year war, six weeks after the original was narrowly dismissed during a referendum amid objections that it was too favorable to the rebels. The government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which have …