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The Elusive Road to Peace in Colombia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Colombian President Santos staked his job on finalizing a peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas. Voters rewarded him with a mandate in June's run-off election, giving him a decisive victory over right-wing challenger Oscar Zuluaga.

Uribe Is Back In Elected Office

AP | VIVIAN SEQUERA | Posted 03.10.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former President Alvaro Uribe is back in elected office, and his winning of a Senate seat could potentially complicate effor...

Colombia Uncovers Plot To Murder Former President

AP | Posted 11.13.2013 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's defense minister says authorities have uncovered a plot by a unit of the country's main leftist rebel group to as...

Frank Giustra, President Bill Clinton's Close Colleague, Joins US Oil Sands Board

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Frank Giustra - key power broker and close colleague of former President Bill Clinton - has taken a seat on the Board of Directors of U.S. Oil Sands, an Alberta-based company aiming to develop tar sands deposits in Utah's Uintah Basin.

Can Colombia and the FARC Make Peace?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The nearly half century of war between the government of Colombia and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) that left over half a million Colombians dead and three million displaced may finally be coming to an end.

Ex-President Of Colombia Faces Criminal Investigation

AP | LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 03.10.2013 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia's chief prosecutor's office has opened a preliminary criminal investigation into former President Alvaro Uribe over ...

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.

Roque Planas

Former President Involved In Wiretapping Scandal Invited To Join News Corp.

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 10.15.2012 | Latino Voices

News Corp. plans to welcome the newest member to its board of directors on Tuesday: the former president of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe. For Rupert Murd...

Happy Birthday, Juanes! 20 Things You Never Knew About The Colombian Superstar (PHOTOS)

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

Juanes, the Colombian superstar with La Camisa Negra enters a new stage in his life today: his 40s! To celebrate four decades of the parce's (Colo...

Bomb Found In Theater Hours Before Former President's Speech

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 07.22.2012 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Police on Tuesday defused a pair of powerful firecrackers hidden in a Buenos Aires theater and apparently timed to exp...

U.S. and Colombia's Every-Child-Left-Behind Policy Advancing

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.27.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

The UNHCR has released a report in which it concludes that, between 2008 and 2011, around 250,000 teachers and students have been displaced by neo-paramilitary death squads.

The U.S. War for Drugs and of Terror in Colombia

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.17.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

I just had the pleasure of reading an important new book entitled, Cocaine, Death Squads and the War on Terror (U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia).

Former President Alvaro Uribe Makes His Presence Felt In Colombia

AP | By VIVIAN SEQUERA and LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 11.18.2011 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Presidents typically quit the limelight when their terms end, ease into contemplative repose, perhaps pen a memoir, and stay out o...

Drug War Trumps Free Trade in Colombia

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Renewal of the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act is critical if the Obama administration is to maintain its strategic alliance with the world's largest grower of coca leaves.

A Year-End Look at the Americas

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Farnsworth

Growth has returned to the region and Latin America has emerged from the global crisis. Together, Latin America and Asia are two regions pulling the world out of economic crisis.

The King is Naked! In defense of Michele Santoro.

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Aldo Civico

There is no democracy, unless there is dissent and that dissent can be overtly expressed. It obfuscates one's mind to see how heads of states, democra...

Colombia: Strategy of Tension?

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aldo Civico

When I saw the images of the recent attack near my Bogota apartment, I could not help but think about the car bombings that had occurred when I was in Sicily, 18 years ago.

A Word to Colombia's New President: Real Security Is the Rule of Law

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lisa Haugaard

If the Obama Administration wants to be a true friend to Colombia, U.S. support-both aid and trade-must be conditioned upon real and lasting human rights improvements.

UN Flotilla Probe: Verbal Clash of Muddled Mandates

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Ban Ki-moon denied the Israeli military was off limits in a U.N. inquiry into the deadly Israeli commando raid on a Turkish-led aid flotilla heading for Gaza. Israel disputes this and no one is sure what the panel's job description is.

Israel to Let the UN in...or Not?

Phyllis Bennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phyllis Bennis

The UN's flotilla investigation may well be "unprecedented." But don't get too excited yet. This particular "international" and "UN-backed" team actually reflects Israel's own US-backed influence at the UN.

Uribe's Parting Shot

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

The rupture of diplomatic relations between Venezuela and Colombia after a special session of the Organization of American States (OAS) on July 22 mar...

Chaos in Caracas: Chavez Says U.S. Hastening Plans to Attack

John H. Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John H. Tucker

Chávez's socialist government is in no danger of losing the majority, but opposition parties are making inroads. In desperate need of diversion, Chávez has created a state of high alert.

US Bars Acclaimed Colombian Journalist

Gabriel Elizondo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gabriel Elizondo

Morris' work has led him to uncover evidence of atrocities potentially committed by actors of the state. His reporting has often thrown doubt on official government positions few other journalists seem dare to challenge.

Hollman Morris, Colombian Journalist, Says Patriot Act Visa Rejection for "Terrorist" Activities "Puts My Life in Danger"

Max Schoening | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Schoening

A Colombian journalist who was recently denied a visa to study under Harvard University's Nieman Fellowship program says the State Department's decision may put his life under further threat.

Colombia's New Economic Reality

Luis Guillermo Plata Paez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Luis Guillermo Plata Paez

As experts predict emerging markets will grow up to three times faster than developed countries this year and will drive global economic recovery, Colombia is well positioned for growth.