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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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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. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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)...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. January 9, 2014

    Colombia blocks Drummond loading coal

    The Colombian government has toughened its stance over US coal miner Drummond, by halting loading of coal at its port until...

  28. December 8, 2013

    Farc calls 30-day ceasefire to pursue Colombian peace talks

    Rebel leaders from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, have declared a one-month unilateral ceasefire in...

  29. beyondbrics

    November 28, 2013

    Colombia's Interbolsa scandal rumbles on

    In the eyes of many, when it comes to business, Colombia is a beacon of judicial security and transparent regulation,...

  30. November 21, 2013

    Colombia’s Santos to seek second presidential term in 2014

    Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday that he would seek another four-year term next May, in hopes of...

  31. November 17, 2013

    Santos optimistic on peace in Colombia

    Inaugurating a school in a region once teeming with Marxist guerrillas, Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s President, broke in...

  32. November 6, 2013

    Colombia takes next step in Farc peace plan

    Colombia’s government and rebel leaders of the Farc announced jointly on Wednesday that they have partially agreed on the...

  33. September 22, 2013

    Colombia grapples with aftermath of protests by farmers

    César Pachón, a peasant leader, joined violent clashes against the police after fellow farmers blocked the road from the...

  34. FT Photo Diary

    August 30, 2013

    Army patrol on the streets of Colombia

    Eitan Abramovich/AFP Colombian soldiers patrol a street in Bogota. President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday ordered troops to...

  35. August 20, 2013

    Farc expresses sorrow for ‘cruelty and pain’

    Leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia guerrilla group for the first time on Tuesday admitted partial...

  36. beyondbrics

    July 19, 2013

    Venezuela-Colombia: mending fences

    This appears to have been a kiss and make up week for Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro. First, he married his long time...

  37. 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...

  38. beyondbrics

    June 7, 2013

    Colombia: Santos speaks

    Juan Manuel Santos (pictured), president of Colombia, is often accused of being over ambitious. It’s an accusation, he told...

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