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Latin America in the mirror of 'Brexit' / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

A demonstration against the costs of the Mercosur Summit in 2014. (Digital Analysis) 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 22 June 2016 -- Rupture can onl...

Colombia's Road to Peace

Camila Mendoza | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Camila Mendoza

 In 1991 Colombia was a war zone. Pablo Escobar, one of the worlds most notorious drugs lords, had unleashed a campaign of terror in order to fight ...

UN Puts on Big To-Do, Amid Tight Security, to Sign Climate Accord

Dulcie Leimbach | Posted 04.26.2016 | World
Dulcie Leimbach

The United Nations threw a large and lavish party at its headquarters in New York on Earth Day, the opening day of the signing ceremony for the world's new climate agreement. About 170 heads of state and government representatives came to inscribe their names, in alphabetical order by country, in the General Assembly Hall.

A New Day in Colombia

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 12.03.2015 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Colombia has paired the economic momentum with institution building. The country's democracy has rapidly matured. Yet, there is no guarantee that this momentum will continue. Any future success would greatly benefit from Colombia successfully implementing a peace agreement with domestic guerillas.

Colombia Ends Aerial Spraying of Illicit Crops

Hannah Hetzer | Posted 05.15.2016 | World
Hannah Hetzer

It's good to see scientific evidence emerging to support the claims that Colombian communities and indigenous groups have long been making about the health and environmental harms of fumigation.

Mr. Uribe, Hop on Board!

Martin Santos | Posted 05.01.2015 | World
Martin Santos

Peace has been and will always be the most desirable and yet difficult achievement that any leader can aspire for his fellow citizens. Peace requires courage, perseverance, taking risks, and yes, engaging with the enemy across a table.

In Colombia, Education Is in Fashion

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 04.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

For decades, policymakers have pursued a sustained program of education reform, recognizing that positive results require long-term commitment. It is even more impressive when the context -- one of near-constant guerrilla warfare and drug-related violence -- is taken into account.

Colombian Rebels Agree To Free Kidnapped General

Reuters | Nelson Acosta and Helen Murphy | Posted 01.19.2015 | World

HAVANA/BOGOTA, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Colombian Marxist rebels agreed to release an army general captured by their comrades over the weekend, a move tha...

Colombia's 'Third Way'

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 11.24.2014 | World
Julia E. Sweig

In 1935 Franklin Roosevelt told a Democratic Party convention that his New Deal social, labor and public works programs had enraged the "economic oligarchs" of the United States.

It Increasingly Looks Like Peace Will Have a Chance in Colombia

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Carlos F. Torres

At a time when violence and killing seem to break out everywhere around the world, an increasingly strong beam of hope is being cast from Colombia where a 60-year old conflict between the government and marxist guerrillas may be coming to an end.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Should Help Broker a Peace Deal in Gaza

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Carlos F. Torres

The world should call on Juan Manuel Santos, president of Colombia, to help reach a deal in Gaza. Why Mr. Santos and why Colombia, so far away from t...

'Colombia Will Have Peace Without Impunity': Santos

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Adriana Aristizábal

During the speech that acknowledged Juan Manuel Santos' victory, he spoke about the peace process with the FARC and the ELN and said that without the weight of the conflict Colombia will be a great nation.

Colombia's Presidential Election Results Are In

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2014 | Latino Voices

* Santos wins with clear margin * Election seen as referendum on peace talks (Adds comments from Santos, Zuluaga) By...

Colombia's Peace Talks with FARC: A Political Conspiracy?

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

The future of Colombia had never been so dark and uncertain. Two years ago, President Juan Manuel Santos embarked the country into a negotiation process with the terrorist organization FARC in Habana, Cuba.

Colombian Presidential Election: What Is at Stake for the Colombian People?

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Adriana Aristizábal

Will they have impunity? Will they be integrated into the political system without punishment? Or, is there a price to be paid?

WATCH: Colombian President's Urinating Incident Sparks Health Concerns

Posted 03.19.2014 | Latino Voices

Juan Manuel Santos’ reelection campaign suffered a blow before it even took off on Sunday, after a video of the Colombian president involuntarily ur...

Peace in Colombia: It's Now or Never

Martin Santos | Posted 01.24.2014 | World
Martin Santos

It's heartbreaking to say that I've NEVER lived a single day when there was peace in my home country of Colombia.

VIDEO: America's Shifting Dynamic With Its Closest Latin American Ally

Posted 08.20.2013 | World

Last week, John Kerry traveled to Latin America to discuss policy with the leaders of Colombia, one of America's strongest allies in the region. On th...

Matt Sledge

Latin American Drug Report Envisions Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.18.2013 | World

NEW YORK -- The Organization of American States on Friday released a report laying out a future in which more countries in the Western Hemisphere lega...

Sofia Vergara Celebrates 200 Years In Her Hometown

People En Español | Posted 04.10.2013 | Latino Voices

Sofia Vergara went back to Colombia this past weekend to celebrateto celebrate the bicentennial of Barranquilla, her hometown. On Sunday, in the P...

Ten New Year's Resolutions for U.S. Policy Towards Latin America

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 03.06.2013 | World
Lisa Haugaard

If we could keep these resolutions, 2013 would be a banner year for U.S.-Latin American relations.

The Tide Is Turning

Amanda Feilding | Posted 02.10.2013 | World
Amanda Feilding

A drug policy based on health, harm reduction, cost effectiveness and human rights is no longer an impossible dream; it is something that is almost within our reach.

Colombia: Peace at Last? (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Kimberly Abbott

Peace negotiations began this week between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (known as FARC), a guerrilla group that has waged a half-century long offensive against the government.

Colombia Peace Talks, The Obstacles On The Road To Norway

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Colombians around the world will fix their gaze on Norway this Wednesday, when President Juan Manuel Santos and government officials reopen peace talk...

Colombia's President To Have Cancer Surgery

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos checked into a hospital on Wednesday to undergo surgery for non-aggressive prostate...