IACHR makes 40 observations to Colombian government regarding social protests Thursday, July 8 2021 – 09:33 UTC Full article IACHR advised Duque against opposing roadblocks, which the president disagreed with The Colombian government received 40 recommendations from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on Wednesday following a visit to the country by an observation …

Protests continue across Colombia against police brutality as the statue of famous colonizer Christopher Columbus was toppled by protesters in the coastal town of Barranquilla. Since April 28, demonstrators have been active in the streets of Colombia, initially rejecting a tax reform project that would have removed tax exemptions for employees and increased taxes on …

Colombian government offers award for capturing presidential helicopter shooters Monday, June 28, 2021 – 08:49 UTC Full article Duque is willing to pay nearly US $ 795,000 to catch whoever shot his helicopter The Colombian government has offered a reward of US $ 795,000 in exchange for information leading to the capture of those behind …

The Colombian government has offered a reward of 3,000 million pesos (approximately $ 795,000) for information leading to the capture of those responsible for the attack on the helicopter that President Iván Duque was in when it landed at Cucuta airport. “A reward of up to 3,000 million pesos is offered to this person who …

Colombian police violated human rights during mass protests, which left 42 dead and more than 800 injured. Mass protests began on April 28 after the government attempted to raise taxes, cut economic deficits and raise funds for social services. Colombian President Iván Duque announced on Friday May 28 that military assistance would be sent to …

CNP continues to protest as dialogue with Colombian government makes no progress Monday, June 7, 2021 – 09:06 UTC Full article CNP says Colombian government was against responding to various demands and preferred to cancel them by force The Colombian National Strike Committee (CNP) decided on Sunday to continue by organizing marches and demonstrations, because …

(Update 1: add CNP statement, rewrite second half, change title) Bogotá, June 6 (EFE) .- The Colombian National Strike Committee (CNP), composed mainly of unions, has decided to “unilaterally suspend” negotiations on the country’s social crisis, the government announced on Sunday. “Today, the committee decided to unilaterally suspend the dialogue at the dialogue table. We, …

Published on: 06/01/2021 – 21:56Amended: 06/01/2021 – 21:54 Bogota (AFP) Colombian protesters made cautious overtures to the government on Tuesday as part of talks to end weeks of violent social unrest that have left dozens dead and hundreds injured. The National Strike Committee, which represents unions, students and indigenous peoples, among others, said there were …

The meeting between representatives of the National Strike Committee and the Colombian government, held on May 17, ended without reaching an agreement. The National Strike Committee, which brings together a diverse group of social organizations and unions, published A declaration after the meeting and reported that the far-right national government of President Iván Duque had …

Colombian government ready to negotiate but protests must end first Friday, May 14, 2021 – 08:44 UTC Full article ?? We are ready to sit down to negotiate, ?? said Ceballos The Colombian government of President Iván Duque insisted on Thursday that the National Unemployment Committee must withdraw from the conflicts affecting the country if …

Colombian Foreign Minister resigned Thursday May 13 amid international condemnation of the excessive use of force by security forces against civilians engaged in anti-government protests since April 28. Claudia Blum, in a letter to President Ivan Duque, did not specify the reasons for his departure. “I am sure that … the country will continue on …

Deadly protests that claimed 34 lives show no signs of slowing down Bogota – Colombia – Deisy Paricio lights candles at a remembrance ceremony in the Soledad neighborhood for those who died during 10 bloody days of protest in Colombia. “We are here to denounce the actions of a criminal regime,” she said with a …

Artist Doris Salcedo has always thought of her sprawling installation Fragments (2018) as an “anti-monument”. To mark the end of 52 years of guerrilla warfare in his native Colombia, which left hundreds of thousands dead and millions displaced, Salcedo melted 37 tons of weapons handed over by the rebels of the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces …

Top line Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) joined several other U.S. lawmakers in condemning the Colombian government‘s crackdown on its citizens, as widespread protests against poverty and inequality in the country that have been gravely worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic continue into a second week. Protesters take part in a demonstration against a tax reform proposed …

Amid continuing unrest across Colombia and as reports of state violence mount, the US State Department has weighed in, urging the Colombian government to exercise restraint and dialogue in responding to the protests. Jalina Porter, deputy spokesperson for the US Department of State released a public statement that reads: Jalina Porter is the principal deputy …

Last night, Aeronáutica Civil (Aerocivil), the Colombian civil aviation authority, announced the temporary closure of Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (above) in the Cali suburb of Palmira, leaving passengers stranded at both at the airport and at other national and international airports with pending flights from Colombia’s third largest city. The decision to close the …

Colombian President Ivan Duque speaks during an interview with Reuters in Bogota, Colombia, March 12, 2021. REUTERS / Luisa Gonzalez / File Photo BOGOTA, April 28 (Reuters) – The Colombian government has cut the amount of money it hopes to get from a tax reform bill in an attempt to gain enough support to push …

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese Mission to the United Nations (UN), called on the UN and the international community to support the Colombian government and promote peace, security and development in that country. Staff of the United Nations Mission in Colombia (Source: UN) Addressing the United Nations Security Council’s open online debate …

By Carlos Vargas, Nelson Bocanegra BOGOTA, April 15 (Reuters) – The Colombian government officially proposed to Congress a $ 6.4 billion tax reform on Thursday that would eliminate many deductions and increase rights for individuals and businesses. The measure, seen as essential by financial markets and analysts to manage fiscal pressures caused by the coronavirus …

In recent years, the border between Venezuela and Colombia has seen one of the most significant migratory flows of the decade, which has seen numerous economic, political, social and cultural crises on both sides. As a consequence of the mismanagement of the 2014 oil crisis in Venezuela which led to hyperinflation, the predominant flow of …

Colombian Treasury Minister Alberto Carrasquilla will present the government’s tax reform proposal to Congress today. Reform attempts in 2020 Photo: John Vizcaino / Reuters Colombian Treasury Minister Alberto Carrasquilla will present the government’s tax reform proposal to Congress today. Reform attempts in 2020 have been put on hold due to COVID-19. The Colombian economy has …

Colombian Treasury Minister Alberto Carrasquilla will present the government’s tax reform proposal to Congress today. Reform attempts in 2020 Photo: John Vizcaino / Reuters Colombian Treasury Minister Alberto Carrasquilla will present the government’s tax reform proposal to Congress today. Reform attempts in 2020 have been put on hold due to COVID-19. The Colombian economy has …

New York, March 16, 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Colombian government to return to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights hearing on the case of Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya and to respect its obligations to ensure justice in cases of violence against journalists. Colombian officials withdrew in protest yesterday …

NEW YORK, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Clever Leaves Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVR, CLVRW) (“Clever Leaves” or the “Company”), a leading multinational operator and licensed producer of pharmaceutical grade cannabinoids, today announced that the Colombian Technical Quotas Group (“TQG” ) authorized Clever Leaves’ Colombian operations to manufacture up to approximately 59,000 kilograms of cannabis …

UN criticizes Colombian government for killing ex-guerrilla activists Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – 08:55 UTC Full article The killings of at least 248 FARC ex-combatants since the signing of the agreement are due to an “absence of a comprehensive state presence”. In certain regions. The United Nations human rights body called on the Colombian government …

Adds quote, details BOGOTA, February 15 (Reuters) – The Colombian economy shrank 6.8% in 2020 from the previous year, the government said on Monday, following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and a lockdown of more than five months. The 2020 contraction was lower than forecast by analysts, who said the Andean country’s gross domestic …

Friends and relatives mourn Heine Collazos y Esneider Collazos, two men killed in a massacre on August 21, 2020 in El Tambo, Colombia. LUIS ROBAYO AFP / Getty Images The Colombian government is failing in its obligation to protect social leaders targeted by illegal armed groups following the country’s historic peace agreement, Human Rights Watch …

Bogotá, Colombia, February 8, 2021 – The International Rescue Committee welcomes today’s announcement of temporary protection status for Venezuelan migrants. This initiative, presented by the Colombian government today, will be essential to protect the rights of Venezuelans who arrived before January 31, offering them the possibility of obtaining a resident visa over the next ten …

Colombia’s Transport Superintendency has fined insurer Allianz 125,052,000 pesos (USD 35,000) for refusing to provide information regarding insurance policies issued to Über’s Colombian subsidiary covering accidents and public liability. According to Supertransporte, Allianz has refused to respond to multiple requests from the regulatory agency, which is battling Über and other transport innovators in Colombia. Finance …

Today, the Colombian state-owned oil company Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC) revealed that it is seeking a controlling stake in Interconectado Eléctrica SA (ISA) by purchasing the 51.4% held by the Colombian Ministry of Finance and of Public Credit (Minhacienda). ISA is an international power grid operator with positions in power infrastructure across the Andes, including Argentina, …

Cyber ​​security researchers have put an end to an ongoing surveillance campaign directed against Colombian government institutions and private companies in the energy and metallurgy sectors. In a report released by ESET on Tuesday, the Slovakian internet security company said the attacks – dubbed “Operation Spalax” – began in 2020, with the modus operandi sharing …

The South American country, Colombia, has announced plans to repeat the widespread eradication of coca from the previous year for 2021. With the use of a banned herbicide, glyphosate, manual eradication will be replaced by aerial spraying and will wipe out 321,237 acres or more of coca crops. Coca leaves are used to produce cocaine, …

The Colombian National Hydrocarbons Agency – ANH today signed 4 new contracts, at the end of the third cycle of the permanent zone allocation process, or PPAA. Parex Resources and CNE Oil & Gas, a subsidiary of Canacol Energy, won four estates, with associated investments estimated at around US $ 40 million. BUSINESS ZONE NAME …

Colombia is approaching the target of 130,000 hectares less dedicated to coca cultivation set for 2020, Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo said on Monday. “With 98,056 hectares of coca eradicated as of October 24, the Public Forces are progressing towards the goal of 130,000 hectares eradicated by 2020,” Trujillo said in a tweet, adding that …

This morning Khiron Life Sciences Corp (TSXV: KHRN) have announced that they have received the status of Strategic project of national interest by the government of Colombia. This certification allows Khiron to simplify the authorization process, reduce costs and accelerate the time to market of its services and products for the Colombian domestic market and …

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — A government minister overseeing the police apologized for the death of a Bogotá man in custody and said two police officers had been sacked, as authorities called for calm after two nights of protests and riots that killed at least 13 people. “The national police ask forgiveness for any violation of the …

Former Colombian President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Juan Manuel Santos (top left) told a conference at the Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce in Bogotá that he had received credible intelligence from Washington that officials in the administration of current Colombian President Ivan Duque have offered to help the re-election effort of US President Donald Trump. …

Finance Colombia has learned that a feasibility study to determine the viability of a government bailout of Avianca Airlines, of which Colombian President Ivan Duque’s sister, Maria Paula Duque is a senior executive, had been contracted by the Ministry of Finance the day before Duque’s announcement of the $ 370 million. package as done… But …

Earlier this week, Colombian airline Avianca Airlines announced it would resume flight after five months of inactivity. The airline is currently undergoing restructuring after encountering financial difficulties due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Latin America. Today, the Colombian government confirmed that it will give Avianca a loan of $ 370 million to help …

(Reuters) – The Colombian government said on Saturday it would grant up to $ 370 million in loans to Avianca AVT_p.CN, as part of the airline’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection process in the United States. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows Colombian airline Avianca planes parked at El Dorado International Airport amid the coronavirus disease …

The new Colombian Deputy Minister of Agricultural Affairs of Colombia, Juan Gonzalo Botero, as well as the Director General of the Colombian Phytosanitary Agency, ICA, Deyanira Barrero, participated in a field visit to the Darwin Colombia production farm with Jairo Cadavid, President of the Colombian Nursery Association (Colviveros) on August 8, 2020. The purpose of …

(Add details, quotes) BOGOTA, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – The Colombian economy shrank 15.7% in the second quarter from the same period last year due to the economic fallout from the coronavirus in the worst quarterly performance in at least decades, the government statistics agency said on Friday. The figure was roughly in line with forecasts …

Colombian low-cost airline Viva Air has become the first airline to receive the “Check in Certificado” safety certificate developed by the Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and issued by the Colombian Institute of Standards techniques and certification, ICONTEC. The certification is a biosecurity approval demonstrating that the airline complies with standards and protocols …

July 23 – The Colombian government says the National FA should expel any officials found guilty of wrongdoing following a two-year investigation by the country’s business regulator into the resale of tickets for the World Cup qualifiers at inflated prices. Earlier this month, the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) and a series of its most influential …

As part of President Ivan Duque’s package of measures to save the economy during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, three retail tax exemptions were announced where retail purchases would be exempt from Colombia’s exorbitant 19% VAT (value added tax). The first of those tax holidays was passed on Friday, June 19 where, despite the country’s progress …

Few industries have a bleaker outlook right now than tourism. But in Colombia, policymakers and business leaders are already thinking about how the industry can play a central role in the country’s economic recovery, regardless of the time. As the second most biodiverse country in the world, harnessing Colombia’s tourism potential will require tackling lingering …

Last Friday, Patently Apple released a report titled “The Canadian province of Alberta today launched the country’s first contact tracing app, with version 2 using the Apple-Google system.” The only point that came out of this report was that selling contact tracing apps to governments is a very lucrative business. Deloitte sold its contact tracing …

Nairo Quintana convinced the Colombian government to allow professional cyclists to train outdoors. Different rules had been put in place in each municipality in Colombia, but most parts of the country had temporarily banned outdoor cycling as part of measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, the government relaxed the rules to allow one …

Yesterday, the Colombian Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC) issued Resolution 12785 of 2020 authorizing the sale of Chevron’s (NYSE: CVX) stake in the Chuchupa and Ballena oil fields in La Guajira, Colombia to the subsidiary of Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC) Hocol. The fields are currently owned 43% by Chevron and 57% by Ecopetrol, and operational …

After decreeing a 19-day curfew to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Colombian government dispelled the confusion by confirming that foreign trade activities through ports, airports and border crossings can continue to operate without interruption. Likewise, transport, storage and logistics for the import and export of goods and necessary domestic transport by …

We are all following the news of COVID-19 (better known as Coronavirus). Given the number of official communications from the mayor’s office and the national government, it is important to clarify which measures are mandatory and which are suggestions. Mandatory measures Individual care: The national government has restricted entry into the country for non-nationals and …

Today, the Colombian Ministers of Health and Social Protection and Commerce, Industry and Tourism (MinCIT) ordered the closure of all places of public gathering such as nightclubs, casinos, malls family recreation, amusement parks and meeting places, at least until April 15. Hotels are allowed to stay open and serve customers. “Leisure and amusement establishments, such …

The warning label, which was presented by Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez last week, took a year and a half to develop, during which stakeholders analyzed graphical patterns and nutritional thresholds from around the world. and other Latin American countries. “The front warning seals will be black, circular in shape and will display a warning …

Fitch Ratings released an analysis on Colombia’s tax reforms, saying they will likely lead to revenue losses in 2020, highlighting the idea that meeting this year’s budget deficit target will be difficult and will depend on income. extraordinary, according to the rating company. Reducing the structural deficit can be hampered by social and political considerations. …

Union leaders and Colombian government officials met for the second time on Thursday this week, but failed to reach an agreement to end protests against President Ivan Duque’s economic and social policies. The meeting took place just a day after a nationwide strike organized by unions, students and rights groups drew thousands of protesters. “We …

The search for the truth is not always welcome for governments that have something to hide. This appears to be the case with the Colombian government which recently denied entry to Alejandra Rajal, a Mexican journalist. The IWMF has issued the following statement, which we reproduce here in its entirety: “On October 1, 2019, Mexican …

Don’t worry, we’re talking about: Spanish (Spanish), too much! Contxto – Customers reportedly filed 750,639 complaints against Rappi over a seven-month period in 2018. In response to this, Colombia’s Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC) recently filed a statement of objections against the company for alleged violation of consumer rights. Some of the charges include …

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Women entrepreneurs play a “vital role” in Colombia’s economic development and its transition to peace, White House adviser Ivanka Trump said on a visit to Bogota on Tuesday. The daughter of US President Donald Trump attended a launch event for the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a US government-funded initiative to reduce …

“The Colombian peso is in trouble again. It is time for the government to officially abandon the peso and give Colombians what they want: dollars, ”the famous economist Steve Hanke wrote a few days ago on Twitter. The Johns Hopkins University professor has given Colombia something to talk about with his proposal to dollarize the …

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 …