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    1. The World

      June 16, 2014

      Colombia's election – what Santos' victory means

      Such is the power of incumbency, that over the past decade no Latin American president who has run for re-election has...

    2. April 23, 2014

      Mayor could hold key to power in Colombia

      Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos reinstated the ousted leftwing mayor of Bogotá on Wednesday in the latest twist...

    1. June 10, 2013

      Colombians debate political role for Farc rebels

      Almost 20 years later, Iván Cepeda still vividly recalls the day his father, then a senator, was murdered. “I came out...

    2. July 23, 2012

      Latin America dogged by former leaders

      Former brokers never die, runs the old City of London saw, they just trade away. But what of former presidents? Nowhere...

    3. July 17, 2012

      Chávez accused of eroding rights

      The concentration of power under Hugo Chávez has jeopardised judicial independence, media freedom, and civil and...

    4. May 15, 2012

      Five killed in Bogotá bombing

      Fernando Londoño, a former Colombian interior minister, was among at least 21 people injured by a car bomb in Bogotá in...

    5. May 3, 2012

      Colombia looks to consolidate gains

      Ten years ago, Aurelio Hevia lived in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, a crossroads for Colombian contraband since...

    6. beyondbrics

      March 30, 2012

      Colombia-Venezuela: teaming up in oil

      “Zero,” said Hugo Chávez firmly, when asked almost three years ago what the chances were of Colombia’s state oil...

    7. January 17, 2012

      Mexican politicians turn to bulletproof garb

      When it comes to bulletproof clothing, Miguel Caballero has thought of pretty much everything. For years, the Colombian...

    8. beyondbrics

      November 29, 2011

      Colombia-Venezuela: friends again?

      One had to admire Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’ ability to keep smiling – even if it looked increasingly...

    9. November 22, 2011

      Colombia’s president hints at second term

      Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s popular centre-right president, hinted on Tuesday he might seek a second term in office,...

    10. August 31, 2011

      Colombian defence minister steps down

      Colombia’s defence minister has stepped down amid an increase in guerrilla attacks on civilians and high-profile...

    11. beyondbrics

      May 25, 2011

      Guest post: the South American rainbow

      By Gabriel Gaspar Tapia Recent elections indicate that, while Latin America has maintained its political diversity, the...

    12. April 12, 2011

      Venezuela accused of becoming ‘narco state’

      A battle over the extradition of one of the world’s most wanted alleged drug lords has cast a lurid light on...

    13. April 6, 2011

      US close to deal with Colombia on trade pact

      The US has reached a deal on a free-trade agreement with Colombia, the White House said, showing fresh momentum in...

    14. January 23, 2011

      Turkey is losing hope of a rapport with Israel

      Can Turkey and Israel be friends? It is a question that will affect the future of the entire Middle East. For many...

    15. August 10, 2010

      Chávez visits Colombia amid diplomatic spat

      Hugo Chávez, Venezuela’s president, will on Tuesday visit Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s newly-inaugurated president,...

    16. July 21, 2010

      Chávez targets TV news station

      President Hugo Chávez will impose a state representative on the board of directors of Globovision, stepping up his...

    17. June 29, 2010

      Colombia is a less rosy picture than was painted

      From Ms Jane Monahan. Sir, Your editorial “Bogotá versus the Bolivarians” (June 23) assumes a false dichotomy.What has...

    18. June 16, 2010

      Correa warns against raids on Farc

      Rafael Correa, the president of Ecuador, has warned that any repeat of Colombia’s 2008 raid on rebel camps based in...

    19. March 16, 2010

      Uribe’s party leads in Colombia elections

      Juan Manuel Santos, the former Colombian defence minister who oversaw the rescue of kidnapped politician Ingrid...

    20. March 7, 2010

      Chávez under fire from international community

      The unfulfilled dream of Hugo Chávez’s idol, Venezuela’s 19th century independence hero Simon Bolivar, was to unify...

    21. February 28, 2010

      Colombian court blocks Uribe campaign

      Colombia’s constitutional court has fired the starting gun in the country’s presidential race with a decision that...

    22. February 4, 2010

      Warning on former Colombian paramilitaries threat

      Colombia’s disbanded paramilitary groups have morphed into criminal gangs that are contributing to a surge in violence...

    23. December 1, 2009

      Honduran poll result widens regional divide

      The election of a new president in Honduras widened divisions yesterday between the US and Latin America - and within...

    24. November 30, 2009

      Divisions remain over Honduras election

      The election of a new president in Honduras widened divisions on Monday between the US and Latin America – and within...

    25. October 19, 2009

      World Diary

      TODAY Aids conference Paris hosts Aids Vaccine 2009 , a research conference on the virus (to October 22). EU farming...

    26. August 28, 2009

      Unasur urges meeting with US over Colombia

      A summit of South American leaders gathered in Argentina has called for a meeting with President Barack Obama to help...

    27. June 29, 2009

      World Diary

      TODAY OECD analyses UK The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development publishes its latest economic survey...

    28. March 27, 2009

      Colombian president moves for third term

      Alvaro Uribe, Colombia´s president, moved this week to strengthen his hand for a controversial third term as the Andean...

    29. November 22, 2008

      Bush makes last appeal for free trade

      George W Bush, US president, acknowledged the rise of China and other Pacific Rim economies on Saturday, saying the...

    30. July 12, 2008

      Chávez makes up with Uribe

      Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez on Friday met his Colombian counterpart, Alvaro Uribe, a man he once branded a...

    31. July 3, 2008

      Uribe’s rescue deserves acclaim

      Colombia’s dramatic hostage rescue has vindicated President Alvaro Uribe’s hardline security strategy and inflicted...

    32. July 3, 2008

      Farc loses 'ace' but few willing to declare collapse of pack

      Colombia's Farc lost its ace playing card when Ingrid Betancourt, the Franco-Colombian politician held captive for six...

    33. July 3, 2008

      Farc loses 'ace' but few willing to declare collapse of pack

      Colombia's Farc lost its ace playing card when Ingrid Betancourt, the Franco-Colombian politician held captive for six...

    34. March 13, 2008

      White House gambles on Colombia move

      The US administration yesterday threatened to submit a contentious free trade agreement with Colombia to Congress...

    35. March 13, 2008

      White House gambles on Colombia move

      The US administration on Wednesday threatened to submit a contentious free trade agreement with Colombia to Congress...

    36. February 1, 2008

      Bush steps up efforts to win support for Colombia trade deal

      The Bush administration has stepped up its effort to win congressional support for its trade agreement with Colombia,...

    37. January 10, 2008

      Farc hands over female hostages

      Colombian guerillas released two prisoners on Thursday in a rescue mission organised by Venezuelan President Hugo...

    38. December 19, 2007

      Farc pledges to release three hostages

      Colombian rebels said on Tuesday they would release three hostages to Hugo Chávez, Venezuela’s president, including an...

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