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Juan Manuel Santos

Mr. Uribe, Hop on Board!

Martin Santos | Posted 03.02.2015 | 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 02.19.2015 | 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.

President Of Colombia Endorses Medical Marijuana

AP | CESAR GARCIA | Posted 08.15.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday endorsed newly introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana for medicinal a...

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?

Colombian President's Campaign Chief Resigns Amid Allegations Of Ties With Drug Traffickers

AP | Posted 05.06.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The head of President Juan Manuel Santos' re-election campaign is resigning amid allegations he received $12 million from dr...

Mayor Of Colombian Capital Is Removed From Office

AP | VIVIAN SEQUERA | Posted 03.20.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The embattled leftist mayor of Bogota lost his bid to stay in office Wednesday as President Juan Manuel Santos refused to he...

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...

Colombian Army Spied On Peace Negotiators: Report

AP | VIVIAN SEQUERA | Posted 02.05.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos denied Tuesday that his administration was in any way involved in the reported spying by member...

Santos Will Seek Re-election

AP | Posted 11.21.2013 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he will run for re-election. The announcement had been widely expected and vict...

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.

Colombian Rebels Halt Peace Talks

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 10.23.2013 | World

HAVANA — Colombia's largest guerrilla army temporarily walked away from peace talks with the government Friday over President Juan Manuel Santos...

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...

Colombian President Seeks Answers On U.S. Spying

AP | VIVIAN SEQUERA | Posted 08.09.2013 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia -- President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday that he is seeking clarification from Washington on whether its intelligence-gathering ...

Colombian Leader Vows Retaliation After FARC Kills 19

AP | Posted 09.20.2013 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — President Juan Manuel Santos promised decisive retaliation Sunday after Colombia's main rebel band killed 19 soldiers in a si...

Venezuela Rethinks Role In Colombia Peace Talk After Santos' 'Stabbing Of Venezuela In The Back'

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he now doubts his Colombian counterpart is serious about making peace with FARC rebels. Maduro says he doubt...

Matt Sledge

Latin American Drug Report Envisions Legalization | 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 t...

Colombia Wants To Speed Up FARC Talks

AP | Posted 03.16.2013 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia's delegation to peace talks with FARC rebels is heading back to Cuba to resume negotiations, and its chief says it's...