Colombian forces killed Mono Jojoy , a “symbol of terror” who served as second-in-command of the country’s biggest rebel group, in an attack that may change the direction of the nation’s armed conflict, analysts say.
Colombia’s former Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos appeared likely to become the country’s next president after beating his nearest rival, Antanas Mockus , by a two-to-one margin in a first-round ballot yesterday.
Colombia’s trade spat with Venezuela is “a blessing in disguise” that may help President-elect Juan Manuel Santos achieve his goal of quickening economic growth to 6 percent a year, said David Duarte , an analyst at research company 4Cast Inc.
Colombia’s peso and dollar bonds rose for a fourth straight week on speculation former Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos will win the presidential election this weekend, attracting record foreign direct investment.
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.
Colombian presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos may coast to victory in this weekend’s runoff election. A bigger challenge in office will be escaping the shadow of the kingmaker who helped get him there: President Alvaro Uribe .