Tag: Colombia

Friday, November 20th 2015 - 07:10 UTC

Chile's football association chief turns in to US authorities as part of the ongoing FIFA probe

Chilean police had served Jadue a subpoena as part of what ANFP said was an investigation into how it allocates salaries

The president of Chile's ANFP national football association Sergio Jadue has gone to the United States to talk to the FBI as part of its ongoing probe into corruption at soccer governing body FIFA, Santiago media reported.

Saturday, October 3rd 2015 - 06:57 UTC

President Santos confirms Colombian drug lord killed in military operation

“Megateo killed. HUGE BLOW. Congratulations! Criminals are either brought to justice or end up buried,” Santos wrote on his Twitter account.

A wanted Colombian drug lord who had a $5-million price on his head from the United States has been killed in a military operation, authorities said Friday. Victor “Megateo” Navarro, a former guerrilla fighter accused of running a cocaine supply route along the Colombian-Venezuelan border, was first reported killed in August.

Thursday, September 24th 2015 - 08:27 UTC

Colombia and FARC put a date to end Latam's deadliest conflict, 23 March 2016

President Santos and Timochenko greeted each other with a handshake. Cuban President Raul Castro, who hosted the meeting, joined his hands to theirs.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the top FARC rebel commander pledged on Wednesday to end Latin America's longest war within six months and sealed their pact with a handshake likely to stand as a lasting image.

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 - 10:14 UTC

With mediation of Uruguay and Ecuador border Colombia / Venezuela reopens

The talks -- facilitated by Correa and Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez -- lasted five hours and also saw an agreement of “the situation on the border”

Colombia and Venezuela have agreed to restore diplomatic dialogue and oversee “progressive normalization” of their border, after a meeting between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his counterpart Nicolas Maduro.

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 - 07:15 UTC

Which lawmakers from the Pacific Alliance are paid the most?

In Colombia they make more than 40 times the country’s minimum wage of $205, a disparity which has long caused frustration among Colombians

Of all four Pacific Alliance countries, Colombia spends most on its congressional representatives, despite the South American country’s low wages. According to a report published on Monday by economic newspaper La Republica, the state pays Colombia’s congressmen a total of nearly $2.1 million per month in salaries, almost double the total of Chile, whose congressmen have the highest individual salaries, but in total cost the state $1.2 million per month.

Monday, September 7th 2015 - 09:38 UTC

Argentina and Brazil scheduled to meet Maduro over the border situation with Colombia

On Friday, Timerman and Vieira met with their Colombian counterpart in Bogotá, María Ángela Holguín.

In the margins of the Petrocaribe Summit currently taking place in Jamaica, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will be meeting the foreign ministers of Argentina and Brazil to discuss the border crisis with Colombia.

Friday, September 4th 2015 - 10:30 UTC

Colombia says its electrical system is ready for the El Niño phenomena

“The reservoir levels are at around 70%, we have enough water to generate what Colombia needs,” minister Gonzalez told journalists. “We are prepared.”

As neighbors Chile and Peru along the Pacific coast of South America, Colombia announced its electrical system is prepared for the El Niño weather phenomena, which may lead to drought and low reserves at hydro-electric facilities, mines and energy minister Tomas Gonzalez said on Wednesday.

Thursday, September 3rd 2015 - 10:17 UTC

Colombia was one vote short in OAS to address the border crisis with Venezuela

Five countries voted against the request: Venezuela and its regional allies Bolivia, Nicaragua and Ecuador. Brazil and Argentina abstained from voting.

Colombia on Monday was one vote short at the Organization of American States to summon a meeting of foreign ministers over the ongoing border crisis with Venezuela. Bogotá had requested the high-level meeting up as the country is seeking international support for an ongoing diplomatic crisis with its socialist neighbor.

Saturday, August 29th 2015 - 04:51 UTC

Maduro escalates conflict with Colombia as he looks to December's election

Maduro accused Colombia of waging “an attack on Venezuela's economy”, a reference to the rampant smuggling of heavily subsidized food and other goods

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro escalated his country's conflict with Colombia Friday by expanding the partial closure of their shared border to four new frontier towns. However most political analysts believe there is a huge premeditated interest in arising strong nationalistic feelings ahead of the December legislative elections.

Friday, August 28th 2015 - 06:50 UTC

US Treasury sanctions Farc members operating from Switzerland

The four men used a shop in Switzerland as a front for their activities, the US Treasury. It says the Farc still use drugs to fund their “ruthless operation”.

The US has announced sanctions against four alleged members of Colombia's Farc rebel group, accusing them of drug trafficking and money laundering. The four men used a shop in Switzerland as a front for their activities, the US treasury department said. It says the Farc still use drugs to fund their “ruthless operation”.


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