Don’t worry, we’re talking about: Spanish (Spanish)also! Contxto – Although the Colombian government has had its ups and downs with revolutionary and innovative business models, it still has a soft spot for startups. Otherwise, why would he offer COP $78 billion (approximately US$24.6 million) seed capital to qualified entrepreneurs over four rounds? In summary Colombian …

Breadcrumb Links News FP Street Manulife bought at least US$45 million of Colombia’s local debt Author of the article: Bloomberg News Oscar Medina and Ben Bartenstein Manulife Financial offices in Toronto. Photo by Peter J. Thompson/National Post Archive Content of the article Two of the world’s biggest asset managers loaded up on Colombian peso bonds …

The National Liberation Army (ELN) and Gulf Clan resume planting anti-personnel landmines on Colombian territory, the High Commissioner for Peace Miguel Ceballos denounced this week to the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS). ELN, the last left-wing guerrilla movement in Colombia, and Gulf Clan – a right-wing paramilitary organization also known as …

The killings of human rights defenders and community leaders in Colombia continue unabated, despite the government’s advice to the contrary. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has confirmed 285 cases of human rights defenders killed since January 2016. And the total may well be higher. Yet the Colombian government …

On January 17, 2019, the Ejercito de Liberation Nacional (ELN) guerrilla group detonated a car bomb in front of the General Santander National Police Cadet School in Bogota, Colombia. This bomb injured 68 people and killed 21 police cadets. ABColombia rejects this atrocious attack, which constitutes a serious violation of international humanitarian law (IHL), which …

Don’t worry, we’re talking about: Spanish (Spanish), too much! Contxto – Colombian motorcycle taxi app Picap ends up in hot water after the Colombian Ministry of Transportation says it is an illegal service. However, last Saturday Camilo Rodríguez, co-founder of Picap, said they were dealing with the necessary insurance policies for drivers and passengers. The …

Colombia’s national tourism office, ProColombia, shares its strategic approach to developing its events sector. [hr gap=”30″] Colombia, South America’s fourth largest economy, continues to grow according to the OECD. The country is expected to rebound to around 3% as lower interest rates, higher infrastructure spending, lower corporate taxes and higher oil prices all boost investment. …

Bogotá – Colombia – Catholic Church leaders are urging the Colombian government to protect community leaders who are the targets of hired killers. As many as 300 local leaders have been killed since late 2016, when the government signed peace agreements to end a half-century conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as …

In the past two years, coca production in Colombia has increased by 50%, and in areas where the drug is produced, killings of local political activists are escalating even more rapidly. Last year alone saw a 45% increase. The killings mostly occur in areas that were at war from 1964 to 2016, when FARC rebels …

Colombian government and National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla peace teams are engaged in negotiations to reach an agreement on an indefinite bilateral ceasefire. The start of the fifth round of talks, which has been taking place in Quito since March 12, was abruptly suspended on January 29 after a series of bombings against police stations …

On March 3, the Lizama 158 well, operated by state-owned oil company Ecopetrol, began spitting crude in a remote area of ​​central Colombia. This incident, which seemed contained and isolated for the energy giant, quickly deteriorated when heavy machinery failed to exploit the well. The oil that resurfaced from the Lizama three weeks ago has …

Colombia is preparing to present a bill that could radically change its currency by proposing to reduce the peso per thousand units. President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday, via a statement from his office, that the Colombian Congress will vote on March 16 on whether or not to delete three zeros in the peso. …

The Colombian government supports a dialogue between the mining companies active in Cesar and the victims of the armed conflict. Paula Gaviria, Presidential Adviser for Human Rights, expressed this support in a public letter addressed to the representatives of the Cesar Peasant Assembly who, supported by PAX, represent 14 communities of victims of the armed …

How have low oil prices affected the Colombian economy? MA: While it is true that the Colombian economy has traditionally been strongly influenced by oil prices, in recent times the country has entered a period of diversification. Between 2013 and 2014, oil exports fell by almost 50%, from $ 60 billion per year to around …

The Council, by a new resolution, decided that the United Nations Verification Mission, on a temporary basis until January 9, 2018, “will verify the respect of the temporary, bilateral and national ceasefire with the ELN at the levels national, regional and local “. “[It shall also] strive to prevent incidents through better coordination between the …

A Colombian soldier in an area formerly occupied by the FARC.Jaime Saldarriaga (REUTERS) More information Colombian authorities are stepping up efforts to track millions of dollars in insurgency assets stashed domestically and abroad. Prosecutors say the value of assets seized in 2017 is more than $100 million, and they announced an international cooperation plan to …

The Colombian government on Thursday pledged that it would quickly implement a peace deal after Congress approved an amended deal with Marxist rebels two months after voters rejected the original deal in a referendum. The lower house unanimously approved the new deal on Wednesday evening, a day after the Senate gave its support. “Now we …

“[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 the …

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 voters. …

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 mood …

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 supply …

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. The …

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 deal, …

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 held …

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) commander Timolean Jimenez sealed the deal in the northern coastal city of Cartagena on Monday. The couple signed the 297-page document with a pen made from a bullet casing as the crowd cheered “Vive la Colombie, vive la paix”. “The horrific night of …

The 52-year war between the Colombian government and FARC insurgents officially ended on Monday with the start of a ceasefire and the peace deal is seen as boosting tourism and investment, but neither as much nor as quickly as some would like. Capital Economics said the peace deal will boost the Colombian economy in the …

The Colombian government has struck a groundbreaking peace deal with left-wing Farc rebels, promising to end a war that has ravaged the country for more than half a century, killing tens of thousands and displacing millions. of people. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Wednesday that a national plebiscite would be held on October …

HAVANA – After 52 years of fighting and nearly four years of fierce negotiations, the Colombian government and the country’s rebel group FARC said on Wednesday they had reached an agreement to end the Americas’ oldest armed conflict. “The war is over,” said Humberto de la Calle, the government’s main negotiator, after signing the agreement …

Negotiators from the government side and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) announced that an agreement had been reached on Wednesday evening in Havana, Cuba, ending the last major guerrilla war in Latin America. The two sides have worked in recent weeks to finalize the final details of the agreement, which, according to the …

HAVANA – The Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas have reached an agreement on a bilateral ceasefire and disarmament of the rebels, two of the last major obstacles at the end of 50 years of bloodshed. The deal announced on Wednesday is not a final peace deal, but it is a step forward that essentially …

The Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels have announced that they have reached an agreement on a bilateral ceasefire that would be the last important step towards ending one of the world’s longest wars. “We have successfully reached an agreement on the bilateral and final ceasefire and the end of hostilities,” the two sides said …

The end of Latin America’s longest war remained elusive on Wednesday as the negotiating team missed a deadline for a final peace deal between the Colombian government and the militant communist rebel group FARC. Despite the setback, officials said they would stay in Havana, Cuba, and continue to hammer home their differences. “In all honesty, …

A statement released today by a spokesperson for Mr. Ban said the statement was issued by both sides from Havana, Cuba, where peace talks have been ongoing since 2012. According to the statement, the The requested UN mission would constitute “the international component of a tripartite mechanism to monitor and verify a future agreement on …

SState and rebel leaders in Colombia agreed on Saturday to implement an unprecedented plan to locate, identify and return the remains of the tens of thousands of people who have disappeared in the country’s long ongoing civil conflict, TeleSUR, a South American broadcast network, reported. The agreement, between the Colombian government and the left-wing guerrilla …

Screenshot Pablo Escobar grew up on a humble farm in the Colombian countryside and, through violence and cunning, he became the most powerful hub in the country – and, indeed, the world. During the process, Escobar recruited many Colombian officials and security forces in order to protect himself and his company from rivals and government …

The Colombian economy has had a quiet year compared to its neighbors. Next to Venezuela’s financial mess and Peru’s gleaming outlook, Colombia has not made much noise in the world of international financial news. But that doesn’t mean the country has nothing to look forward to. After GDP growth of 4.5% in 2013, down from …