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Montevideo, December 9th 2016 - 03:47 UTC

Tag: Colombia

  • Tuesday, December 6th 2016 - 06:19 UTC

    It's Official: Chapecoense are South American Cup Champions

    Conmebol declares Chapecoense winners of the match they were enroute to playing when their airplane crashed

    The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) Monday officially awarded the 2016 South American Cup title to the Brazilian team Chapecoense, who lost most of their players and staff as their airplane crashed in Colombia last week on its way to playing the final's first leg in Medellín against the local squad of Atlético Nacional, who was awarded the Conmebol's Fair Play Centennial prize.

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  • Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 11:16 UTC

    Plane carrying Chapecoense football team crashes on approach to Medellin

    From celebration to mourning. Plane carrying Brazilian football club players crashed in Medellin...

    A Bolivian-registered airplane carrying the football players of Brazilian team Chapecoense crashed in a mountainous area as it approached Medellin's Jose Maria Cordova international airport around Monday midnight, local time. The team was due to play the first leg of the South American Cup (the second most important club continental competition) final against Libertadores Cup holders Atlético Nacional on Wednesday. Five survivors out of 81 people on board have been reported.

  • Thursday, November 24th 2016 - 15:13 UTC

    Santos and FARC sign new peace agreement; new version submitted for a vote in Congress

    “The government and FARC delegations have agreed to sign the final agreement to end the conflict and build a stable and lasting peace,” said the statement

    Colombia's government and FARC guerrillas will sign a new peace accord on Thursday, after a previous agreement to end their half-century-old war was defeated in a referendum, both parties said. The new, revised accord will be submitted to Congress for approval, rather than put to another referendum, they added.

  • Tuesday, November 22nd 2016 - 10:50 UTC

    Santos: “I have no metastases, no tumor”

    President Juan Manuel Santos says his treatment will not stop him from discharging his duties

    The President of Colombia made the announcement Monday following an urgent trip to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland, US, on his doctors' advice last week due to disturbing test results that would indicate a relapse of his prostate cancer which was removed surgically in 2011.

  • Thursday, November 17th 2016 - 10:07 UTC

    Santos in US for medical exams; the president underwent prostate surgery in 2012

    “This news comes as a surprise to my family and me. I remain confident that the result of these new tests will be positive,” Santos said.

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has travelled to the United States for medical exams after follow-up tests for a 2012 case of prostate cancer came back abnormal, he said. Santos, this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner for his efforts to reach a peace deal with Marxist rebels, announced the trip in a brief statement as he left a clinic in Bogota where he has undergone regular check-ups since having surgery to remove a small prostate tumor four years ago.

  • Monday, November 14th 2016 - 08:43 UTC

    Colombia and FARC announce modified peace accord

    “It is a better agreement,” said Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who last month won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the war.

    Colombia's government and its largest rebel group announced a new, modified peace accord Saturday, after voters rejected an earlier deal in a referendum. The government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) - a Marxist guerrilla group - said in a joint statement they had incorporated proposals from various groups in the new deal.

  • Tuesday, November 8th 2016 - 07:28 UTC

    South American presidents and who they would like to see at the White House

    Temer admitted concern but “no US president can do whatever he pleases, since in the United States institutions work with an effective system of checks and balances”

    A majority of South American presidents would prefer to see former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the White House, while a few believe whoever wins will make not much of a difference for the continent. Nevertheless be it Hillary or Trump there is mostly respect for US institutions.

  • Friday, November 4th 2016 - 10:28 UTC

    UK pledges additional funds for the Colombian peace process and demining

    Prime Minister Theresa May announced the increased funding following her meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at 10 Downing Street.

    The UK will increase its contribution to prosperity programs in Colombia by up to £25 million, supporting economic development and opening up investment and export opportunities worth in the region of £6 billion to the UK economy.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 10:48 UTC

    Santos state visit to UK highlights Britain's involvement in the Colombian conflict and peace process

    The Queen and the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos Horse Guards Parade at the start of Colombia's first ever State Visit to the UK.

    Tuesday saw the first ever state visit by a Colombian president to the UK. Nobel Peace Prize laureate, President Juan Manuel Santos is visiting for three days as an official guest of Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. He will have a working lunch with Prime Minister Theresa May, visit Belfast and attend events at Mansion House, the Natural History Museum and his old university, the LSE.

  • Monday, October 17th 2016 - 09:57 UTC

    “Spoiler” Uribe replies to the NYT editorial: “an offence to the millions of Colombians who voted NO”

    Under the heading of “The man blocking peace in Colombia”, the editorial calls on Uribe to begin behaving as a statesman and adopt a constructive role

    Colombia's Democratic Center party founded by former president Alvaro Uribe criticized on Sunday The New York Times for a recent editorial accusing the ex head of government of “blocking” the peace process in the country and calling on him to act as “a true statesman”. The party said that the NYT editorial constitutes “an offence to the millions of Colombians” who voted against the terms of the peace accord between the government and the main guerrilla group, FARC.