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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 of a...

    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 of...

    2. July 17, 2012

      Chávez accused of eroding rights

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

    3. 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 time...

    4. 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 company...

    5. 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 forced –...

    6. 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, but...

    7. 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...

    8. 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 President...

    9. 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 years...

    10. 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, little...

    11. 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...

    12. 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 Betancourt...

    13. 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 South...

    14. 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 blocks a...

    15. 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 the...

    16. 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 the...

    17. October 19, 2009

      World Diary

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

    18. 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 solve...

    19. June 29, 2009

      World Diary

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

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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 without...

    24. March 11, 2008

      White House gambles on Colombia move

      The US administration on Wednesday threatened to submit a contentious free trade agreement with Colombia to Congress without...

    25. 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,...

    26. October 24, 2007

      Uribe’s kisses intended to seal free trade deal

      A horde of sweating Americans airlifted deep into the Colombian jungle from ­Capitol Hill last week was treated to the sight...

    27. October 13, 2007

      Bush urges approval of Latin America trade deals

      President George W. Bush yesterday appealed for Congress to approve trade agreements with Peru, Panama and Colombia,...

    28. July 31, 2007

      Graves and murky claims mar Colombian reconciliation

      It would take 300 years, working at the current rate of 250 bodies per year, to unearth all of Colombia's known mass...

    29. July 30, 2007

      Murky claims mar Colombia peace

      It would take 300 years, working at the current rate of 250 bodies per year, to unearth all of Colombia’s known mass graves,...

    30. June 22, 2007

      Scandal in Bogotá puts trade deal under strain

      Ties between the US and Colombia are approaching their lowest point in a decade as Democrats on Capitol Hill balk at deeper...

    31. June 6, 2007

      Uribe takes military aid plea to US

      President Alvaro Uribe arrives in Washington this week to continue his campaign to persuade Congress to continue military...

    32. May 8, 2007

      Colombia to approach Europe for antidrug help

      Colombia wants Europe to commit more money and resources to help it fight drug trafficking and a related guerrilla...

    33. March 26, 2007

      Colombia army chief denies role in 2002 raid

      The head of Colombia’s armed forces on Monday denied allegations that he collaborated with rightwing paramilitaries in a...

    34. March 1, 2007

      Colombian rebels threaten to expose political links

      Salvatore Mancuso, a top commander of Colombia's United Self-Defence Forces, an outlawed paramilitary army, sleeps in an...

    35. February 28, 2007

      Colombian rebels threaten to expose political links

      Salvatore Mancuso, a top commander of Colombia’s United Self-Defence Forces, an outlawed paramilitary army, sleeps in an...

    36. February 20, 2007

      Uribe names new foreign minister

      Alvaro Uribe, Colombia’s president, on Tuesday sought to repel a spreading scandal linking senior figures in his coalition...

    37. October 26, 2006

      Latin tenses

      This year's packed electoral calendar in Latin America has been largely ignored by markets. Is this sensible? Despite a...

    38. August 31, 2006

      Colombia charms oil and gas investors

      Colombia has become a hot spot for oil and gas exploration in Latin America as energy multinationals face increasingly...

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