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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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