iOS app Android app

Juan Manuel Santos

Will Colombia's most 'stubborn' rebel group agree to peace?

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.07.2017 | Latino Voices
The Conversation Global

Will the ELN guerrillas lay down arms? Jose Gomez/Reuters Fabio Andres Diaz, International Institute of Social Studies On February 7, two months aft...

For Whom the Nobel Tolls: The People of Granizal

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 12.24.2016 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

By Jody Sadornas, The Open Hands Initiative In our first blog post in this Post-Conflict Colombia & Public Health project series, we shared our hopes...

Colombian President Says Drug War More Dangerous Than All World Conflicts Combined

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.12.2016 | World

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos used his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech to urge a rethinking of the war on drugs, calling it more dangerou...

Colombia has a new peace agreement, but will it stick?

The Conversation Global | Posted 12.01.2016 | Latino Voices
The Conversation Global

Nobel Peace Prize winner Juan Manual Santos had promised to end the conflict before the end of 2016, opposition notwithstanding. Jaime Saldarriaga/Reu...

Rebooting Peace In Colombia

Ted Lewis | Posted 11.10.2016 | World
Ted Lewis

What now? That was the question Colombians and their friends around the world asked after Colombians narrowly voted NO to Peace Accords aimed at ending fifty years of war between the government and FARC rebels.

Why Colombia Will Emerge Stronger From the FARC Referendum Defeat

Samuel Ramani | Posted 10.18.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

Even though the failure of President Juan Manuel Santos's FARC peace deal is a major setback for peace in Colombia, many Western commentators have painted an overly pessimistic picture of Colombia's political future.

Getting to Yes in Colombia: What it Would Take to Reintegrate the FARC

The Conversation US | Posted 10.14.2016 | World
The Conversation US

By Kimberly Theidon, Tufts University and Roxanne Krystalli, Tufts University The Nobel Committee awarded Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos the ...

Can Peace Prevail In Colombia?

Ted Lewis | Posted 10.08.2016 | Latino Voices
Ted Lewis

Peace is not simple and setbacks are inevitable. But a new generation of Colombians has an enormous stake in making peace prevail. And so does the international community as last night's announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to President Santos so clearly demonstrates.

Will Peace with the FARC End Violence in Colombia?

Sarah Z. Daly | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Sarah Z. Daly

Exclaimed President Juan Manuel Santos to the General Assembly in New York this week. A peace accord was signed on August 26, 2016 in Havana, Cuba, between the leaders of Colombia and the FARC, Colombia's foremost opposition group, and faces a referendum on October 2nd.

Colombian Peace Agreement: Actitud Medellín!

Paula Escobar Chavarría | Posted 08.30.2016 | Latino Voices
Paula Escobar Chavarría

Medellin, the second largest city in Colombia, is a place that surprises, no doubt about it. Once the stereotype of "narco ciudad", home of the Cartel...

In Colombia, The Forest Of Peace Honors 8 Million Lives Lost In Civil War

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 08.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Carlos F. Torres

With the participation of President Juan Manuel Santos, the first trees of Colombia's Forest for Peace were planted August 19 in the Amazon department of Vaupés.

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.

Colombian President Wants U.S. To Remove FARC From Terror List

AP | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.03.2017 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos is asking the United States to remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia from its list ...

A New Day in Colombia

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 12.01.2016 | 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.

Colombian President, Rebels Reach Breakthrough In Talks

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.29.2016 | World

HAVANA (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the country’s largest rebel group announced on Wednesday an important break...

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.