• Donald Trump Jun 26, 2018

    Colombia Coca Production Surges to Record High: US Report

    The amount of land where peasants and drug traffickers harvest the plant used to make cocaine has surged to a record high in Colombia, a White House report said Monday, a boom that could further test historically close relations with the United States.

  • Mayor May 29, 2018

    Dismayed Colombians Weigh Uneasy Options in Runoff Race

    It was the outcome millions of Colombians had hoped to avoid: A bitter runoff between two presidential candidates whose polarizing viewpoints once again leave the nation divided. In order to win in June, both conservative former senator Ivan Duque and one-time guerrilla leftist Gustavo Petro will need to sway many of the more than 6 million voters who lie somewhere...

  • president Sep 8, 2017

    Pope Urges Forgiveness in Colombia After Decades of Conflict

    Pope Francis urged young Colombians on Thursday to take the lead in promoting forgiveness to help their country heal from a half-century of conflict, saying they should “look to the future without the burden of hatred” that their elders often carry....
    From the halls of the presidential palace to the green hills of Bogota’s Simon Bolivar park, Francis brought his message...

  • Trump administration Aug 13, 2017

    Pence to Begin Latin America Tour as Global Crises Grow

    Vice President Mike Pence begins a weeklong trip to Latin America on Sunday amid escalating tensions with neighboring Venezuela and North Korea. Kicking off in Colombia, the trip is likely to be dominated by conversations about the deepening crisis in Venezuela, where the U.S. accuses President Nicolas Maduro of a power grab that has sparked deadly protests and condemnation across...

  • president Jun 18, 2017

    Colombia: ‘Terrorist Bombing' at Mall Kills 3, Injures 9

    A homemade bomb placed in a women’s bathroom rocked one of the busiest shopping centers in Colombia’s capital Saturday, killing three people, including a French woman, and wounding nine others. Witnesses told of being evacuated from movie theaters and stores after the blast at the upscale Centro Andino in the heart of Bogota’s tourist district. Ambulances and firetrucks rushed to...

  • Donald Trump May 19, 2017

    US Officials: New Sanctions Imposed on Venezuela Officials

    The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on members of Venezuela’s supreme court for alleged human rights violations as it grows more concerned about the crackdown on anti-government protesters, U.S. congressional aides said Thursday.

  • Donald Trump May 19, 2017

    Trump Asks Colombia's Help to End Venezuela Political Crisis

    President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to work closely with his Colombian counterpart to find a solution to spiraling violence in Venezuela....
    Sitting side by side with President Juan Manuel Santos in the Oval Office, Trump said he will seek Colombia’s help in pressuring neighboring Venezuela to address the near-daily protests and violence that have shaken President Nicolas Maduro’s...

  • president Apr 4, 2017

    Fewer Missing But More Dead as Rivers Recede in Colombia

    Search teams were still digging and probing into dense piles of mud and debris Monday, refusing to give up the search for survivors of the deadliest floods in the recent history of this Colombian city. Three days after floodwaters rushed through the city of Mocoa, Colombian authorities say will check any report of movement that could be a sign of...

  • president Apr 3, 2017

    Desperate Search for Children as Floods Kill at Least 254 in Colombia

    Townspeople desperately searched their ruined homes and the local hospital for loved ones Sunday after a torrent of water, mud and debris swept through a city in southern Colombia, causing more than 200 deaths, many of them children, and leaving hundreds more missing and injured. Neighborhoods were left strewn with rocks, wooden planks, tree limbs and brown muck after heavy...

  • president Apr 2, 2017

    Grim Search Resumes in Colombia After Deadly Flood

    People in a small city in southern Colombia searched desperately Sunday for loved ones after heavy rains sent floodwaters, mud and debris surging through homes, killing at least 207 and leaving many injured or missing. The streets of Mocoa were covered in thick sand, mud and tree limbs from the rivers and forest that surround the city. There was little...

  • European Union Oct 3, 2016

    Colombia's Leader to Push Ahead on Peace After Shocking Defeat

    Voters rejected a peace deal with leftist rebels by a razor-thin margin in a national referendum Sunday, delivering a major setback to President Juan Manuel Santos, who vowed to keep a cease-fire in place and not give up his campaign to end a half-century of war. With more than 99 percent of polling stations reporting, 50.2 percent of ballots opposed...

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