News from Colombia:
May 18, 2013
BOGOTA, Colombia -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, on Friday issued a stark review of the reality experienced by the countries of the hemisphere in relation to drugs, analyzing the policies implemented in the region to this point.
May 17, 2013
BOGOTA, Colombia -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, will deliver on Friday to the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, the "Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas," prepared by the hemispheric institution.
May 9, 2013
BOGOTA, Colombia -- The Colombian Senate’s Fifth Committee has approved a draft bill to end the use of animals in traveling circuses. The 8 to 1 committee vote (4 absent) sends the Bill to the plenary session and was welcomed by Animal Defenders...
May 6, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Peace talks in Havana between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) and the government of Colombia made important advances, according to both delegations.
May 4, 2013
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Recently elected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday that former president of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe, was plotting to kill him. "Uribe is behind a plot to kill me," Maduro said on national television.
April 25, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The parties involved in the Colombia peace talks underway in Cuba, resumed talks on Tuesday with the commitment to advance a solution for the social and armed conflict in that country.
April 20, 2013
On Thursday, September 6, 2012, the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, rejected a proposed bilateral ceasefire by FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) rebels aimed at bringing an end to Colombia’s decades of armed conflict.
April 16, 2013
PEMBROKE PINES, USA -- The historic city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, will set the stage for the 20th annual Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Cruise Conference and Trade Show, taking place September 30 - October 4, 2013.
April 11, 2013
MEDELLIN, Colombia (PXP) -- The appointment of Medellin as the most innovative city in 2012 is the result of a transformation process that began two decades ago, which transformed one of the most important cities of Colombia into an international...
March 18, 2013
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis and Colombia have agreed to strengthen their bi-lateral relations. Luis Guillermo Martinez-Fernandez, Colombian ambassador, who presented his credentials...
March 14, 2013
The meeting was organized by the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME) Project – a multi-million dollar project which covers the almost 4.5 million km2 of marine space constituted by the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine...
February 13, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Peace talks currently taking place in Havana between the Colombian guerrillas and the government of that country are progressing well, although there are different views on the treatment of the agreed schedule.
February 13, 2013
MIAMI, USA (PXP) -- Colombia has been ranked among the top 20 emerging markets for global investors, according to a recent report by Bloomberg Markets magazine. Recognized for strong economic growth, low inflation, and ease of doing business...
January 16, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Government officials in Suriname want to improve their Spanish, as that country prepares to assume the presidency pro-tempore of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) from July 2013.
January 3, 2013
WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) has begun the process of analyzing a new group of countries -- Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Panama, Uruguay, and Venezuela -- as part of the fourth round of the...
November 2, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- Dania Londono Suarez, who rocked the public opinion after being at the center of a sex scandal with a US Secret Service agent at the last Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, publishes her story and recounts the events...
May 11, 2012
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The government of Trinidad and Tobago hosted discussions to enhance security cooperation with the government of Colombia on Wednesday at the Ministry of National Security in Port of Spain.
April 17, 2012
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos recognized on Sunday that Cuba’s right to participate in the Summits of the Americas has the support of the majority of the countries of the region.
April 7, 2012
The upcoming Sixth Summit of the Americas will be held in the resort city of Cartagena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from April 14 to 15, 2012. Thirty-three heads of government, representing all of the member states of the Organization of...
April 5, 2012
From April 9 to 15, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and other multilateral bodies will host the Sixth Summit of the Americas, which will take place in Cartagena, Colombia. Bogota is absorbed by this major meeting of hemispheric heads.
March 9, 2012
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday in Havana that, unfortunately, no consensus has been reached yet with respect to Cuba’s participation in the Summit of the Americas.
February 16, 2012
BOGOTÁ, Colombia -- Colombia and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have signed an agreement to transfer know-how on violence prevention and on improving citizen security in Latin America and the Caribbean.
February 1, 2012
The drug war in Mexico grows more brutal daily. It is practically impossible to read news from that country without exposure to a myriad of literal rolling heads, mass graves, shootouts, and grisly abductions. While addressing the Council on Foreign Relations...
December 6, 2011
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has revealed that Cabinet has approved an easing of travel restrictions for Colombians visiting Jamaica, in a bid to boost tourist arrivals from that country.
October 21, 2011
TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico -- The ministerial meeting held in preparation for the 13th summit of heads of state and government of the Tuxtla Mechanism for Dialogue and Coordination that was held on October 16-17 in Tuxtla Gutierrez, ended on Monday.
October 14, 2011
WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, has welcomed the ratification by the US Congress of the trade agreements with Colombia and Panama, and the extension of...
October 10, 2011
WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza, and the permanent representative of Colombia to the hemispheric organization, Ambassador Luis Alfonso Hoyos, last week signed...
October 8, 2011
BELMOPAN, Belize -- The city of Tuxtla Gutierrez in Chiapas, Mexico, will host the 13th Summit of heads of state and government of the Tuxtla Mechanism for Dialogue and Coordination, on 16 and 17 October 2011.
October 5, 2011
WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, has welcomed the decision of the president of the United States, Barack Obama, to submit to the US Congress for ratification the trade...
September 19, 2011
WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) and Colombia, the host country of the Sixth Summit of the Americas, on Friday started the formal negotiation process of the main themes of the event that will bring together...
September 2, 2011
BOGOTA, Colombia (South Journal) – Colombia’s Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin said that oil companies from Jamaica and her country are boosting oil exploration studies in their common maritime zone. Holguin made the announcement during...
July 14, 2011
WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), a cooperating partner of the OAS, on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding to renew their support for the...
July 8, 2011
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, has encouraged heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to look to the south, even as he acknowledged that the south had to “look to those states...
July 8, 2011
WASHINGTON, USA -- Colombia will promote investment in non-conventional renewable energy sources and lay the groundwork for its first geothermal project with a $2.7 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) administered by...
June 8, 2011
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- The member countries of the Organization of American States (OAS) appealed on Monday for intensified international and multilateral cooperation to improve citizen security in the Americas.
January 26, 2011
Behold! The tyrant of the Andes -- Hugo Chavez. Staring into the mirror of mirrors, he laments on his misery because the natural order within him is disturbed. A soul dominated by mad lust and egoism. Oppressed by his own fanatic and narcissistic...
January 19, 2011
BOGOTA, Colombia (MCT) -- A pigeon that carried 45 grams of drugs into a prison was found by police on Tuesday a few meters away from a jail in the northern Colombian city of Bucaramanga. The find exposed a drug transport method...
January 1, 2011
BOGOTA, Colombia -- The United Nations refugee agency is boosting its efforts to provide emergency assistance to thousands of Colombians affected by recent flooding that has been called the worst natural catastrophe...
December 30, 2010
BOGOTA, Colombia -- A three-member United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination team (UNDAC) has arrived in Colombia to support the ongoing response to the floods, which are affecting over 2 million people.
December 28, 2010
CARTAGENA, Colombia (MCT) -- It wasn't so long ago that Colombia was synonymous with "narco-state" to many foreigners, and just about the only international visitors were "backpackers and thrill seekers."