Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’s allies retained control of Congress in elections yesterday, bolstering his bid to secure a peace deal with Marxist guerrillas who have been fighting the state since the 1960s.
Colombia’s administration is turning a blind eye to Venezuelan government repression in a bid to keep peace talks with Marxist guerrillas on track, according to presidential candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga.
A widening spy scandal in Colombia is heightening tension between its two most powerful politicians as former President Alvaro Uribe’s legacy comes under fire by his handpicked successor’s anti-corruption drive.
European utilities paying more to burn coal this winter is a sign of progress in Colombia, according to Alejandro Arias, whose environmental activism is helping provoke stricter pollution controls on miners.
Colombia’s Juan Manuel Santos , after being elected president by a landslide last night, pledged to free his country from the “nightmare of violence” by sustaining all the government’s might against Marxist rebels.
News Corp., the media company run by billionaire Rupert Murdoch, nominated ex-Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao as directors, bolstering the board’s government experience.