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    1. June 14, 2015

      Colombia to persist with peace talks despite attacks

      Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos said this weekend he would persist with the most advanced peace negotiations in five...

    2. May 25, 2015

      Colombia’s Santos calls for peace talks to accelerate

      Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s ­president, has called for the speeding-up ­of negotiations with Marxist rebels aimed at...

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    1. The New Colombia 2013

      Policy reforms, improved security and a commodities boom have lead to Colombia’s emerg...
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    1. March 7, 2015

      Colombia and Farc rebels agree to clear landmines

      Alfonso Cano, the late commander of the Colombian rebel group Farc, said in an email intercepted eight years ago that it...

    2. January 15, 2015

      Colombia considers ceasefire to speed Marxist rebel peace talks

      Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s president, said he would advance peace talks with Marxist Farc rebels by discussing a...

    3. beyondbrics

      January 7, 2015

      It is time to talk peace, say Colombia's ELN rebels

      Colombia’s second-largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), said on Wednesday that it is willing to hold...

    4. November 30, 2014

      Farc’s release of kidnapped general raises Colombia peace hopes

      Colombia’s largest Marxist rebel group released three captives on Sunday, paving the way for the resumption of frozen peace...

    5. November 20, 2014

      Colombian rebels agree to free hostages

      Colombian Marxist rebels agreed on Wednesday to release a general and four other hostages, in a move likely to allow the...

    6. November 18, 2014

      Colombian rebels hit out at peace talks suspension

      Colombia’s Marxist guerrillas on Tuesday deplored the government’s suspension of peace talks following the weekend capture...

    7. November 17, 2014

      Ambitious plans to transform Colombia

      In Colombia, which is home to three Andean mountain ranges and vast expanses of trackless Amazon jungle, a proper road...

    8. November 17, 2014

      General’s kidnap derails Farc peace talks in Colombia

      The kidnapping on Sunday of a Colombian general by members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, has...

    9. November 3, 2014

      Swallowing the toads of Colombia’s peace process

      The fighting has been going on for so long that few remember why it began. It has taken place near some of the largest oil...

    10. beyondbrics

      September 21, 2014

      Guest post: the Pacific Alliance is Latin American collaboration at its best

      By Jorge Rosenblut of Endesa In the mid 19th century, Horace Greeley urged his countrymen to explore new horizons with his...

    11. September 17, 2014

      Colombia seeks dividend from wealthiest 1%

      Mauricio Cárdenas, Colombia’s finance minister, describes his government’s economic agenda with a nod to French economist...

    12. July 30, 2014

      Farc rebels accused of committing horrific crimes ‘with impunity’

      Last year, two teenage girls and a young woman vanished in an area dominated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia...

    13. beyondbrics

      July 29, 2014

      Colombia gains Moody's upgrade

      Moody’s Investors Service, the credit rating agency, on Monday raised Colombia’s sovereign rating one notch to Baa2 from...

    14. July 24, 2014

      Oil majors lodge bids for Colombia exploration rights

      Some of the world’s largest energy companies are poised to acquire exploration rights in Colombia as Latin America’s...

    15. beyondbrics

      July 15, 2014

      Colombia: vote of confidence for finance minister

      Recently re-elected Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos starts his second term in less than a month. As he won the...

    16. beyondbrics

      June 27, 2014

      Colombia's guerrillas: swapping bullets for footballs

      Colombia’s footballers have made it into the knockout rounds of the World Cup for only the second time in their history. As...

    17. beyondbrics

      June 19, 2014

      Colombia's GDP: goal!

      Colombia’s GDP data for the first quarter of 2014 came earlier than expected on Thursday morning, as if to be sure to avoid...

    18. 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...

    19. June 15, 2014

      Boost for Colombia peace talks as Santos wins poll

      The re-election of Juan Manuel Santos in Colombia allows him to see through peace talks with leftwing guerrillas aimed at...

    20. The World

      June 13, 2014

      Could the Cup sway Colombia's political rematch?

        Colombian soccer team fans sleep on Copacabana beach while waiting for the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup (Getty)...

    21. June 10, 2014

      Zuluaga’s rise puts talks with Colombia’s rebels under threat

      Only five months ago, Óscar Iván Zuluaga was virtually unknown, even in his own country. Yet on Sunday he may become...

    22. May 26, 2014

      Battle lines drawn in presidential contest over peace in Colombia

      Colombian opposition candidate Óscar Iván Zuluaga, who has threatened to halt the government’s peace talks with Marxist...

    23. May 26, 2014

      Colombia’s election heads into second round

      Colombia’s presidential polls hardened into a two-horse race on Sunday after the main candidates seen as possible winners...

    24. beyondbrics

      May 23, 2014

      [video] Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos on the peace process, political rivalry and Sunday's election

      President Juan Manuel Santos says that if he wins Colombia’s elections he will put an end to the long-standing conflict with...

    25. May 23, 2014

      Santos seeks his finest hour in Colombia

      From his campaign bunker, a former cloister, President Juan Manuel Santos describes Colombia’s presidential election on...

    26. beyondbrics

      May 21, 2014

      Colombia's election: the price of peace

      Colombians head to the polls on Sunday with the leading candidates for president separated by a shrinking margin that has...

    27. The World

      May 21, 2014

      Columbia's (sic) public relations problem

      At a recent show at the British Library in London showcasing pre-Columbian gold, a Colombian diplomat noted that his...

    28. May 17, 2014

      Colombia and rebels to tackle drugs trade

      Colombian government negotiators and Farc guerrilla leaders reached an agreement on Friday over the illegal drugs trade in a...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      May 2, 2014

      Image of unrest in Bogotá

      Guillermo Legaria/AFP A police officer stands guard next to graffiti of President Juan Manuel Santos during a May day...

    30. 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...

    31. April 17, 2014

      Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87

      Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel laureate author of the epic novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, died in Mexico City on...

    32. April 1, 2014

      Pacific Alliance takes pragmatic approach to integration

      So far this year, it has mostly been bad news from Latin America, as it has from many emerging markets. There have been...

    33. April 1, 2014

      Santos: Pacific Alliance seek closer political ties

      The Casa de Huéspedes Ilustres, Colombia’s presidential residence on Cartagena’s bay, was abuzz as the evening sun faded...

    34. April 1, 2014

      Lawless Colombia port to play key role in Pacific Alliance

      A desperate scream punctures the gentle sound of the Pacific Ocean lapping against the wooden shanties near the wharf – then...

    35. beyondbrics

      March 21, 2014

      Colombia’s GDP: Thumbs up

      In another sign that Colombia’s economy is on track, data released on Thursday by the national statistics agency show GDP...

    36. March 10, 2014

      Uribe wins seat in Colombia’s Senate

      Álvaro Uribe has made a dramatic return to elected office in Colombia, winning a seat in Congress that gives the former...

    37. March 7, 2014

      Electoral test for Colombia peace talks as Uribe eyes comeback

      Álvaro Uribe, the former Colombian president, is attempting a political comeback in Congressional elections on the back of...

    38. beyondbrics

      February 11, 2014

      Pacific Alliance: moving forward

      Peru's Ollanta Humala, Chile's Sebastián Piñera, Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos, Mexico's Enrique Peña Nieto and Costa Rica's...

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