Colombia elected a leftist government this Sunday for the first time after the second round of elections. Gustavo Petro, candidate of the Historical Pact coalition, will be the country's next president after a ballotage with good participation figures where he imposed over the right-wing populist Rodolfo Hernandez, who was a candidate of the League of Anti-Corruption Rulers.1 comment
A Colombian court in the town of Ibagué has issued an arrest warrant against President Iván Duque for disobeying a previous judicial mandate to protect the Los Nevados National Natural Park located in the Eje cafetero (Coffee Axis) region, it was announced.
Despite several convictions in his native Colombia, Dairo Antonio Usuga, leader of the Gulf Clan drug-trafficking gang better known as “Otoniel” has been extradited to the United States on Wednesday to face various charges in both New York and Florida.
The conservative presidents of Colombia, Iván Duque, and Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, exchanged compliments Sunday at the Caribbean beach resort of Cartagena de Indias in the framework of the “Bilateral Economic and Trade Commission.”
Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez Saturday held a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian colleague Volodimir Zelensky. Duque offered Colombia's assistance to the European leader, given the South American country's long history of handling refugee crises, it was reported.
President Iván Duque has made Colombian oil available to the United States if the Joseph Biden administration needs to stabilize global energy prices following Russia's military operations in Ukraine, it was announced in Bogotá Thursday.
Colombia's President Iván Duque Tuesday told the European Parliament that Latin America was not going to be the stage of “geopolitical games of other nations,” which highly resemble the Cold War between the United States and its allies against the Soviet Union. His remarks were pointing at Russia's increasing military presence in Venezuela.
Colombian President Iván Duque Friday announced his intention to create a Regional Solidarity Fund, in order to serve the population in terms of health and in case of natural disasters. He made those remarks at the II Ministerial Summit of the Caribbean Community in Barranquilla.
One Colombian soldier was killed, 22 others were injured and two United Nations lorries were burned down Thursday after National Liberation Army (ELN) and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissidents attacked three military bases in the northern region.
Colombian President Iván Duque announced the extension of Operation Artemisa, a scheme devised to protect Colombian seas from illegal fishing while standing up for biodiversity in national waters.