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Colombia
Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 08:39 UTC

The Caribbean and Colombia ban entry of travelers from Ebola stricken countries

Colombia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement on travel restrictions

A group of Caribbean countries have announced bans on entry to foreigners who have travelled through the three West African countries most affected by Ebola. Jamaica said it would not accept travelers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone for the time being.

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 06:56 UTC

Colombian court orders mining companies to return land to aboriginal tribe

The ruling calls the government to reinstate the Embera Katio's land rights and aid the tribe in their return to the area, including making security improvements

Colombian legal tribunal has ordered 11 companies to halt gold-mining operations in a 50,000-hectare reserve in the northwest of the country and return the land to the native tribe that previously lived there.

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 06:34 UTC

Colombia and FARC disclose copies of agreements reached at peace talks

“We think the process is advanced enough and well protected enough to make what we have agreed public,” Santos said.

Colombia's government and Marxist inspired FARC rebels have released copies of previously unpublished agreements reached at peace talks to end five decades of war, providing a glimpse of accords that could make up a final deal.

Wednesday, August 13th 2014 - 01:22 UTC

FARC leader doubts the peace accord can be signed this year

“It should be noted also that the subject of the surrender of arms and a bilateral ceasefire will not be simple”, said Timochenko

Colombia is unlikely to sign a peace accord with Marxist rebels this year as the remaining items on the negotiating agenda are complex and time consuming, FARC guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londoño said.

Friday, August 8th 2014 - 07:18 UTC

Santos pledges peace on inauguration ceremony but also warns FARC

“Acts of peace, that's what the Colombian people ask for today,” Santos said after receiving the sash of office

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos was sworn in to a second term on Thursday promising to bring peace and equality to the nation, but warned Narco-Marxist rebels that talks to end five decades of war could rupture if hostilities against civilians continue. “Members of the FARC: you have been warned!” he said.

Monday, July 21st 2014 - 07:25 UTC

Colombian president inaugurates the “Congress of peace” to end 50 years of war

“We have a great challenge - an achievable challenge - to end an armed conflict which has bled us for half a century, and build peace” said Santos

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos opened a new session of Congress on Sunday, calling on lawmakers to back government efforts to strike a peace deal with the FARC rebels to end 50 years of war. Members of Congress were sworn in during the ceremony in central Bogota.

Friday, July 11th 2014 - 06:29 UTC

Prince Charles will be visiting Colombia in October, announced President Santos

The Royal is expected to visit some of Colombia's largest national parks  (Photo file)

President Juan Manuel Santos announced Prince Charles' visit to Colombia during an official ceremony in which he signed an international treaty to protect the marshlands of the Estrella Fluvial de Inirida River, a 700,000-acre site in Colombia’s eastern Guainia state.

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 10:43 UTC

Swire on a five-day visit of Costa Rica, Guatemala and Colombia

Minister Hugo Swire

Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire was on a five day visit to Costa Rica, Guatemala and Colombia this week, following recent elections in both countries and with the purpose of expanding political and trade relations.

Friday, June 20th 2014 - 06:34 UTC

Colombia-Brazil consider closer links between Pacific Alliance and Mercosur

Closer links between the Pacific Alliance and Mercosur can make them stronger, said the presidents at the Alvorada Palace

Colombia and Brazil's presidents Juan Manuel Santos and Dilma Rousseff met in Brasilia to address regional and bilateral affairs and the possibility of closer links between the Pacific Alliance and Mercosur, which “are naturally complementary and do not compete among themselves”.

Monday, June 16th 2014 - 07:04 UTC

Santos and his promise of peace wins the run off in Colombia

Colombian president addressed his militants (Photo AP)

Incumbent President candidate Juan Manuel Santos was reelected by a margin of over 5 percentage points in the second round of Colombia's’s elections, defeating conservative Democratic Center candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, who concede defeat and congratulated the winner.

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