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 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 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.
An Ecuadorean court will proceed with criminal lawsuits against three former Colombian security officials over their alleged role in the bombing of a guerrilla camp on Ecuador’s territory in 2008, Ecuadorinmediato reported.