Tag: Colombia

Thursday, April 17th 2014 - 22:09 UTC

OAS Secretary General Insulza: “García Márquez Raised Latin American Literature to Global Heights”

Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel laureate writer, dies aged 87

José Miguel Insulza, today expressed his “deep sorrow over the death of Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian and Latin American author, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, primordial figure of the most prolific and brilliant generation of authors our continent has ever seen, who raised the literature of Latin America to global heights.”

Monday, April 7th 2014 - 20:20 UTC

Argentina and Colombia with the hottest and sexiest women in the world

 A beach in the south Atlantic in summer time

Argentina and Colombia are among the countries with the hottest and sexiest women in the world according to the TargetMap, an internet site that works with all sort of data, surveys and tendencies displayed on maps.

Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 04:18 UTC

Antipersonnel mines day: Central America cleared; in Colombia rebels continue planting them

Insulza and Garzón led the ceremony in Medellín next to victims of antipersonnel mines

OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza participated on Friday in Colombia in a ceremony commemorating the International Day against Antipersonnel Mines, where he described the effort and commitment of OAS to eradicate the scourge and bring rehabilitation to survivors as a “high priority.”

Monday, March 31st 2014 - 19:42 UTC

Uruguay and Peru in line for a possible upgrading, according to Moody's

Uruguay central bank with sufficient reserves to cover 18 months of debt payments plus contingent funds

Uruguay and Peru are the first Latin American countries in line for a possible credit rating hike by Moody's Investors Service, at a moment when sovereign upgrades are expected to become more scarce in the region, a senior analyst with the ratings firm said.

Friday, March 21st 2014 - 09:50 UTC

Unasur 'democratic clause' comes into force after ratification by Uruguay and Colombia

Ecuadorean foreign minister announced that a Unasur delegation will be arriving in Venezuela before the end of March

Any country that suffers an interruption to its democratic order will be automatically excluded from Unasur (Union of South American Nations), the bloc announced this week, after its “democratic clause” came into force and as Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro claimed that a US-funded campaign is trying to ouster him.

Tuesday, March 11th 2014 - 06:12 UTC

Santos coalition retains Congress majority, but Uribe becomes head of the opposition

The Colombian president congratulated Uribe hoping “we can work together for the country”

Colombian voters showed tepid support for peace talks with FARC guerrillas on Sunday by giving the country's president Juan Manuel Santos a majority in Congress, but also electing his conservative rival, ex-president Alvaro Uribe, to the senate.

Monday, March 10th 2014 - 06:48 UTC

Colombian congress election seen as a referendum of peace talks

 “Up to now these elections have been far safer and peaceful than ever; I hope it remains this way” said president Santos as he cast his vote

Colombians went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new Congress, in a vote seen as a referendum on peace talks with the FARC guerrillas and an anticipation for May's presidential election.

Thursday, February 27th 2014 - 04:52 UTC

Colombia fed up with Maduro's government accusations and insults to former president

Holguín recommended to take the case to courts in the event of having evidence against Uribe

Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs María Ángela Holguín complained on Wednesday about consistent verbal by the Venezuelan government on ex Colombian President Álvaro Uribe and the accusations of being the mastermind of the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela.

Wednesday, February 19th 2014 - 04:58 UTC

Santos sacks Colombian top brass following exposure of corruption ring

General Barrero was recorded on tape referring to prosecutors in 'disrespectful language' said Santos

President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Tuesday a major overhaul of Colombia's armed forces high command following revelations of corruption in military procurement.

Monday, February 17th 2014 - 09:21 UTC

Hague underlines close links with Colombia; meets President Santos Monday

The Foreign Secretary expressed support for the peace talks and underlined cooperation in tackling the drugs trade and organized crime

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague was received on Sunday in Cartagena by Colombian Foreign minister María Angeles Holguín and on Monday is scheduled to meet with Juan Manuel Santos at the Palacio Nariño, seat of the Executive in Bogotá. Mr. Hague on Monday evening will be flying to Brazil.


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