Colombia

25.08.2014

Breakthroughs and Hurdles in Colombia’s Peace Talks

Analysis by Constanza Vieira BOGOTA, Aug 25 2014 (IPS) – Three major advances were made over the last week in the peace talks that have been moving forward in Cuba for nearly two years between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas, while the… »

23.04.2014

Colombian President Reinstates Bogota’s Mayor

Colombian President Reinstates Bogota’s Mayor

Bogota, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos reinstated Bogota”s mayor Gustavo Petro, abiding the Supreme Court” ruling in favor of Petro. “I have already signed the corresponding documents”, he announced. “Like I have always said, I will always observe the Constitution and the laws”, Santos told… »

28.10.2013

Protests in UK about invitation to Alvaro Uribe to talk about the Colombian peace process

Protests in UK about invitation to Alvaro Uribe to talk about the Colombian peace process

Canning House and the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) have invited former president of Colombia, Álvaro Uribe, to speak on 31 October about “What Price is Peace in Colombia?” A number of Human Rights and Latin American organisations are staging protests and circulating a petition to prevent this event… »

06.09.2013

Colombia: Agricultural strike persists

Colombia: Agricultural strike persists

Farmers and truckers protest against government agricultural and trade policies. An Aug. 19 strike has since erupted into hundreds of thousands of largely farmers and truckers protesting the government for its trade and agricultural policies, demanding changes such as cheaper gas and fertilizer, and crop subsidies. Protesters initially blockaded highways… »

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